One breaks a tradition. Another breaks a heart

Lucknow: Maya Mukti Upadhyay, 42, an Allahabad widow with no children performed the last rites of her father-in-law Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, 95, as per his last wish in what priests say is the first such act by a daughter-in-law in Uttar Pradesh. Maya had continued living with her father-in-law, a clerk in the auditor-general’s office, after her husband Suresh’s death in 1987.

Guwahati: June Marmu, the adopted daughter of slain Food Corporation of India chief P.C. Ram, was named a suspect in his murder in captivity of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).  June, in her early 20s, is an Adivasi girl from Baksa district and used to stay with Ram in his rented Guwahati apartment. Ram went missing on April 17 and was found dead last week.