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22-Mar-2019 Mumbai

PNB fraud: Choksi cites risk to life, moves court

One of the key accused in the PNB fraud case, Mehul Choksi, on Friday moved a fresh application in a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai seeking cancellation of a non-bailable warrant against him.His application came three days...

22-Mar-2019 Dimapur

Over Rs 57 lakh undisclosed money seized in Nagaland

Income Tax sleuths have made a seizure of Rs 57.10 lakh cash as undisclosed money, making it the biggest cash seizure by the Directorate General of Income Tax Investigationin in the North-East so far since the notification of the general election."On intimation...

22-Mar-2019 Thiruvananthapuram

5 held with Rs 13 cr worth hashish oil in Kerala

Kerala Excise officials on Friday seized Rs 13 crore worth of hashish oil and have taken into custody here five men in this regard, a top official said.Excise officials acted following a tip-off and took into custody five carriers and the vehicle in which the...

22-Mar-2019 Dimapur

Over Rs 57 lakh undisclosed money seized in Nagaland

Income Tax sleuths have made a seizure of Rs 57.10 lakh cash as undisclosed money, making it the biggest cash seizure by the Directorate General of Income Tax Investigationin in the North-East so far since the notification of the general election."On intimation...

20-Mar-2019 London/New Delhi

Nirav Modi held in London, in police custody

Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London in connection with a Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case and was sent to police custody till March 29 after being denied bail.The 48-year-old businessman was arrested...

20-Mar-2019 New Delhi

CBI arrests AAI Executive Director for taking bribe

The CBI on Wednesday arrested an Executive Director of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for accepting Rs 4 lakh as bribe from Bright Shine Services, a Chennai-based airport ground handling firm.Ravichandran, who was caught red-handed here, has been booked...

18-Mar-2019 Nagpur

CBI nabs provident fund officer for graft

An enforcement officer of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) here was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a complainant, a Central Bureau of Investigation official said on Monday.The accused, identified as A.B. Pahade,...

16-Mar-2019 Patna (Bihar)

3 killed in Bihar police encounter, 2 AK-47s seized

Three criminals were killed in a police encounter on Saturday morning in Bihar's Vaishali district, police said.Police has seized two AK-47 rifles and other arms.A Special Task Force team killed the criminals -- Manish Kumar Singh and two others -- who were...

15-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Four foreigners held with Rs 10 crore heroin

Three Afghan nationals and a Nigerian, members of an international drug syndicate, were arrested with over 2 kg heroin worth Rs 10 crore, a police officer said on Friday.The accused smuggled the drug into India after swallowing heroin-filled capsules to dodge...

14-Mar-2019 Bengaluru

Rs 30 lakh unaccounted cash seized in Karnataka

Unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 30 lakh and vehicles and valuables worth Rs 63 lakh were seized by poll officials ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka next month,  an election official said on Thursday."The flying squads and static surveillance teams...

24-Feb-2019 Kolkata

Gold worth Rs 21 lakh seized by BSF in Bengal, one arrested

The Border Security Force (BSF) seized gold worth Rs 21 lakh from West Bengal's Nadia district and arrested a female smuggler, a BSF official said on Sunday.Acting on a tip off, the BSF troopers intercepted a woman near the Indo-Bangladesh international...

22-Feb-2019 Guwahati

Assam hooch tragedy death toll rises to 25

At least 25 persons, including 15 women, have died and over 40 others have taken ill after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district, the police said on Friday.The incident took place on Thursday night at the Salmora tea estate...

22-Feb-2019 Kolkata

Fake Rs 2,000, Rs 500 notes seized by BSF in Bengal, one held

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 47,000 in Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 denominations from West Bengal's Malda district and arrested one person, an official said on Friday.Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troopers...

20-Feb-2019 Raipur

Two held for Rs 141-cr GST scam in Chhattisgarh

The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence in Chhattisgarh has detected a fraud of Rs 141 crore, said officials. Two persons have also been arrested in this connection.Central GST and Excise department of Raipur has unearthed the scam."The...

10-Feb-2019 Lucknow/Dehradun

97 die in UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedy, 215 arrested

The death toll in the moonshine tragedy in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand rose to 97 on Sunday even as 215 people were arrested in a sweeping police crackdown on illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.Simultaneously, as the Samajwadi Party (SP) and...

18-Jan-2019 Agartala

Ganja worth Rs 1.61 cr seized in Tripura

In a joint operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Tripura Police on Friday seized 300 kg of ganja (cannabis) valued at Rs 14.60 lakh in the international market."Police and BSF troopers in a joint raid seized around 300 kg ganja amounting to...

17-Jan-2019 New Delhi

New IS module: NIA searches 7 places in UP, Punjab; detains 4

The NIA on Thursday raided five places in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab in its probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e- Islam and detained four men, officials said.The National Investigation Agency teams launched simultaneous...

11-Jan-2019 Chandigarh

Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted in journalist's murder

A special CBI court in Haryana's Panchkula town on Friday convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for the murder of Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.Three others, who were close aides of the sect chief, were also convicted...

11-Jan-2019 Chandigarh

Timeline of cases against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief

The following in the timeline of the cases of murder, rape and sexual exploitation against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh:2002: Anonymous letters written to then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana...

11-Jan-2019 Lucknow

Smuggling gang busted, 327 turtles seized

The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police busted a wildlife smuggling gang operating from Etawah district on Friday and seized 327 turtles, police said.Four members of the gang were arrested.According to a STF official, the gang was smuggling...

06-Jan-2019 Bengaluru

Rs 11-crore illegal assets seized in Karnataka tax raids

Searches by Income-Tax sleuths on Karnataka's 4 super stars and 3 ace producers across the city from January 3-5 resulted in seizure of undisclosed assets valued at Rs 11 crore, including Rs 2.85 crore in cash and 25.3 kg gold jewellery, said the department on...

11-Dec-2018 Lucknow

Case filed against 'Kedarnath' in UP court

A case has been filed in a local court at Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh against the Bollywood flick "Kedarnath", which is set against the backdrop of the 2013 flash floods.The film which depicts the love story of a Muslim porter and a Hindu girl on...

24-Nov-2018 Kolkata

16-year-old boy beaten to death by step-mother, father in Bengal

A 16-year-old boy in West Bengal's Alipurduar district was beaten to death by his step-mother and father, police said on Saturday."The residents of Ashutoshpalli have complained that Subhodeep Dey was regularly scolded and beaten by his step-mother. His...

22-Nov-2018 Jaipur

Unemployed youths jump before train, 3 die

Three unemployed young men were killed and another was battling for life on Thursday after they flung themselves before a train in Alwar in Rajasthan, police said.Police officer Hari Singh told IANS that the three were killed instantly.Speaking to IANS, Singh...

20-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Gold worth over 1.5 cr seized in Bengal

About 4.98 kg of smuggled gold biscuits worth over Rs 1.57 crore were recovered in West Bengal' Nadia district and one  person was arrested, an official said on Tuesday.Acting on specific intelligence, the officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence...

20-Nov-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Absconding former Bihar Minister surrenders

Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma, who was absconding for nearly three months in an arms case related to the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, surrendered at a court on Tuesday.Manju Verma surrendered in the Begusarai District Court after a lower court and the...

12-Nov-2018 Noida

4 wanted criminals nabbed in Noida

Four persons involved in kidnapping and extortion were arrested here in Uttar Pradesh early on Monday, police said.Following a tip-off Noida police set up a trap in Sector 15 here to nab the gang that has been dodging arrests in Delhi, Ghaziabad and here...

12-Nov-2018 Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

CRPF team narrowly escapes Chhattisgarh blast

Minutes before the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls began on Monday, Maoists detonated an IED here that narrowly missed a CRPF foot patrol, the authorities said.The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off just 700 metres from polling booth number...

11-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Housewife beaten to death in Bengal over dowry dispute

A married woman was allegedly beaten to death following a dispute over dowry in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said."Tanaya Mondal, a resident of North 24 Parganas district's Bagdah, was declared dead in the hospital on Sunday...

05-Nov-2018 Bhubaneswar

5 Maoists killed in Odisha

Five Maoists have been killed in an encounter with the security forces and ammunition recovered in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Monday.The gun battle took place inside a forest area near Papluru village in the Kalimela late on Sunday.A combing...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Fake Indian currency of face value Rs 9.82 lakh seized in Bengal

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized fake Indian currency notes of face value Rs 9.82 lakh from a Bangladeshi national in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, an official said on Sunday.Acting on specific information, the BSF officials raided...

30-Oct-2018 Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

DD cameraman, two policemen killed in Maoist attack

Two weeks before the Maoist bastions of Chhattisgarh go to the polls in the first phase of Assembly elections, Maoists ambushed here a police party on Tuesday killing two policemen and Doordarshan cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu.A top police official said the...

29-Oct-2018 Ranchi

11 cattle smugglers arrested, 82 animals seized

Police on Monday arrested 11 cattle smugglers and seized 82 animals in Jharkhand's Palamau district."We had information about a largescale cattle smuggling. A police team raided the Murmusi highway, seizing 82 animals and arresting 11 smugglers," said Biren...

27-Oct-2018 Siliguri (West Bengal)

Smuggled gold worth Rs 18.2 crore seized in Bengal, two arrested

In one of the biggest crackdown on gold smuggling in the two years, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 55 kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 18.2 crore from West Bengal's Siliguri and arrested two persons, an official said on Saturday.Acting on...

27-Oct-2018 Raipur

Maoists strike in Bastar, kill four CRPF men

Maoist guerrillas on Saturday fired upon a contingent of para-military Central Reserve Police Force in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, killing four troopers on a day when Chief Minister Raman Singh kicked off the ruling BJP's election campaign for Assembly...

27-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Silver ornaments worth Rs 2.27 lakh seized in Bengal

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized smuggled silver ornaments worth Rs 2.27 lakh from West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Saturday.Acting on a tip off, the BSF troopers conducted an ambush near border outpost Kadipur in Nadia district's...

27-Oct-2018 Bengaluru

Kannada actress files sexual harassment complaint against Arjun Sarja

Kannada film actress Sruthi Hariharan on Saturday filed a sexual harassment case with the police against actor Arjun Sarja here, a week after she had named him on the social media."We have registered an FIR (First Information Report) and booked the accused (Arjun)...

24-Oct-2018 Gandhinagar

Six killed in Kutch, security tightened

Six people were killed in a clash that broke out between two OBC communities in Chasra village in Mundra taluka (tehsil) late on Tuesday night, police said today, adding security has been beefed up in the desert district of Kutch.Minister of State for Home...

20-Oct-2018 Raipur

3 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh, weapons seized

Three Maoists were killed in a shootout with the police in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Saturday, police said.Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg told reporters that along with the bodies of the three Maoists, .303 rifles, two loaded guns, cartridges...

20-Oct-2018 Ranchi

Maoists torch 6 vehicles in Jharkhand

Maoist Guerrillas on Saturday torched six vehicles involved in the repair work of a canal in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district, police said.A private company was involved the work at Chauparan.Some 25 guerrillas raided the company's camp office while the staff...

20-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Sexual harassment case against R.K. Pachauri heads to trial

A Delhi court on Saturday paved the way for trial as it framed sexual harassment charges against noted environmentalist R.K. Pachauri and will start recording evidence from January 4, 2019.Metropolitan Magistrate Charu Gupta formally framed the charges...

19-Oct-2018 Hyderabad

Rs 10 crore seized from car in poll-bound Telangana

In a major haul, police in Telangana on Friday seized Rs 10 crore cash from a car.The cash was seized during checking of vehicles by the police in Adilabad district of Telangana, which is going to polls on December 7.Several wads of currency notes, all...

19-Oct-2018 Mumbai

KWAN founder attempts suicide after #MeToo allegations

KWAN Entertainment founder Anirban Das Blah, a popular Bollywood celebrity manager who has been accused of sexual misconduct, reportedly tried to end his life early on Friday but was saved at the last minute, police said.The incident happened at 1 a.m. on...

18-Oct-2018 Jaipur

Grandma kills 4-year-old girl

A woman killed her four-year-old granddaughter in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh town because she was irked with the girl's stubborn and demanding nature, police said on Thursday.The grandmother drowned the girl in a water tank on Wednesday, said police officer...

17-Oct-2018 Panna (Madhya Pradesh)

Rs 58 lakh cash, 1 kg gold found in car

Nearly Rs 58 lakh in cash and one kilo of gold and silver jewellery were found in a car in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district, police said on Wednesday.Police Superintendent Vivek Singh told IANS that Rs 57.8 lakh of cash was in the car when it was searched on...

15-Oct-2018 Kolkata

5.5 kg of silver seized in Bengal

Some 5.5 kg of silver ornaments worth Rs 2.2 lakh was recovered from the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district on Monday, an official said.Acting on tip, the Border Security Force chased two persons who were approaching the border road at...

13-Oct-2018 New Delhi

2 criminals held over Delhi bank robbery, killing cashier

A day after robbers gunned down a bank cashier and looted over Rs 3 lakh from a bank in the national capital, the Delhi Police on Saturday arrested two out of the six criminals from Haryana's Sonipat, a senior police officer said."The accused have been...

11-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Woman kills self after husband dies in Bihar

A young woman committed suicide by jumping from the roof of a reputed private hospital here on Thursday after her husband died there, police said.According to police, Sanoj Kumar, husband of Priti Devi, was admitted to the hospital with infection in his...

11-Oct-2018 Ghaziabad

AAP worker burnt to death by live-in partner, say police

An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker, who was found charred to death in a car in Ghaziabad on Friday last, was killed due to jealousy over his flourishing business of organising gay parties in Delhi and elsewhere, police said on Wednesday.Talking to the media,...

11-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Youth held for killing parents and sister in Delhi

Hours after triple murders in a south Delhi locality, a first-year polytechnic student was arrested on Wednesday by Delhi Police for murdering his parents and sister in a fit of anger."The accused has been identified as Suraj, 19. He was arrested after he...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Congress asks Akbar to come clean or resign

The Congress on Wednesday asked former Editor and Union Minister M.J. Akbar to either come clean in the wake of sexual harassment charges against him or step down as a Minister. It also sought an independent probe into the charges against him."He should...

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