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31-Jul-2019 Mangaluru (Karnataka)

CCD founder Siddhartha dead, body found in Karnataka river

Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder-chairman V.G. Siddhartha is no more, as his body was found in Karnataka's Netravathi river, near here, police said on  Wednesday. He was 60."Two fishermen found Siddhartha's body early this morning about 500 metres away...

30-Jul-2019 Bengaluru

Mystery over coffee baron's disappearance comes to end, body found

Almost 36 hours after Cafe Coffee Day owner V.G. Siddhartha went missing, his body was found early on Wednesday, police confirmed.A group of fishermen recovered the body from the Netravathi river in Karnataka, at a distance from the bridge where the coffee...

30-Jul-2019 Bengaluru

CCD confirms founder Siddhartha's signature in note

Countering the Income Tax Department's claim, retail outlets chain The Coffee Day Enterprises on Tuesday confirmed the authenticity of the letter its missing founder V.G. Siddhartha wrote to the company's board of directors on July 27."The board also reviewed a...

30-Jul-2019 Bengaluru

Saw 'Siddhartha' jumping from bridge into river: fisherman

A fisherman claimed to have seen a man, likely to be Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder V.G. Siddhartha, jumping into the Netravathi river from the bridge in Karnataka's angaluru on Monday evening, police said on Tuesday."We have recorded the statement of fisherman...

27-Jul-2019 Kolkata

DRI seizes over 12 kg gold in Kolkata, Siliguri

Busting two gold smuggling rackets in Kolkata and Siliguri, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 12.5 kg of foreign origin gold valued at Rs 4.44 crores, an official said on Saturday.In a drive against gold smuggling syndicates, DRI officials...

19-Jul-2019 New Delhi

2 Afghans among 5 held with 150 kgs of heroin

Delhi Police has busted a drug racket and arrested five persons, including two Afghan nationals, from south Delhi's Zakir Nagar, seizing 150 kgs of Afghan heroin worth Rs 600 crore in the international market.Shinwari Rehmat,30, and Akhtar Mohammad Shinwari,...

07-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Not given money for liquor, man kills mother in Delhi

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in north Delhi for allegedly murdering his mother following a quarrel after she refused to give him money to buy liquor, police said on Sunday.Police said the man slit his mother's throat in north-west Delhi's Vijay...

02-Jul-2019 Noida

Girl's body found stuck in between two highrises in Noida

The body of a 19-year old girl was found stuck inside a one-and-a-half feet space between two buildings in Amrapali Silicon society in Sector 76, Noida, on Tuesday.Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) toiled for over seven hours to bring...

02-Jul-2019 Gurugram

Man kills wife, 2 children before hanging self in Gurugram

A former director of a reputed pharmaceutical company allegedly killed his wife and two children before hanging himself to death at their Sector 49 residence here on Monday, police said.Prakash Singh (55) killed Sonu Singh (49), daughter Aditi (21) and...

01-Jul-2019 Noida (Uttar Pradesh)

Sex racket busted in Noida, 35 arrested

In a major breakthrough, the police here busted a sex racket after raiding three spa centres and arrested 35 persons including 25 women, officials said on Monday."The arrested persons include foreign nationals as well. Cash around Rs 1 lakh, cans of beer,...

26-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Couple arrested for South Delhi triple murder

Two persons, including a woman, have been arrested from Gurugram in connection with the triple murder of an elderly couple and their medical attendant in South Delhi's Vasant Apartment, the police said on Wednesday.On Sunday morning, the elderly couple,...

25-Jun-2019 Kolkata

4 JMB militants, including 3 Bangladeshis, held in Kolkata

The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has arrested four members of banned terror outfit Neo-JMB (Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh), including three Bangladeshi nationals from Kolkata, an officer said on Tuesday.Based on prior information, the STF officers...

22-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Man kills wife, three kids in Delhi's Mehrauli area

Upendra Shukla, a tutor, was found sitting in his bedroom amid blood-soaked bodies of his wife and three children  one of them just a year-and-a-half old  when the neighbours broke open the door of his house in south Delhi's Mehrauli area on Saturday...

20-Jun-2019 Kolkata

After 27 years, two sent to prison in Kolkata for smuggling gold

After 27 years, two persons have been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for one year for possessing and dealing in smuggled gold.Uttam Poddar and Suman Das (alias Sanjay Saha) would be detained till March 20 next year, DRI officials said.On the basis of information,...

19-Jun-2019 Noida

Three women gangraped in Noida, seven held

Three women were allegedly gangraped by nine men at a farm house in Sector 135 area of Noida on Wednesday, the police said. Seven people have been arrested in the case while teams have been formed to nab the other two, police added.The police identified the...

12-Jun-2019 Chennai/New Delhi

IS module: NIA finds political links in TN searches

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has yet again found a political connection in its investigation into the new Islamic State module in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, officials said.The NIA which carried out searches at over seven places in Coimbatore, including...

11-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Fake currency valued at Rs 5 lakh seized in Delhi

Police have arrested here a man who was transporting fake Indian currency notes smuggled from Bangladesh and valued at Rs 5 lakh, an official said on Tuesday.Santosh  Kumar Singh, 32, a resident of Bihar and a key member of an international fake currency...

10-Jun-2019 Pathankot

Life term for mastermind, 2 others in Kathua rape-murder case

A Special Court in Pathankot on Monday convicted six people for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua last year. It pronounced a life imprisonment of 25 years to three -- temple priest and mastermind Sanji Ram, Deepak...

09-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Rave party busted in south Delhi, 8 held

The Delhi Police and the Excise Department conducted a joint raid in the early hours of Sunday to bust a rave party in south Delhi's Mehrauli area, arresting eight persons, a police officer said."The raid was conducted following a tip-off that a group of...

09-Jun-2019 Kolkata

8 feared killed in Trinamool-BJP clash in Bengal

At least eight persons were allegedly killed and several others injured and missing following a clash between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP workers in North 24 Parganas, sources in both parties claimed on Sunday.While the state BJP...

08-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Three killed in Trinamool-BJP clash in Bengal

Three political workers, including two from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one from the Trinamool Congress, were killed in a clash between the supporters of the two parties in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, on Saturday, police said.However,...

30-May-2019 Gurugram

Fake currency seized by NIA in Gurugram, two held

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) seized fake currency with face value of Rs 1.2 crore, in denomination of Rs 2,000, in a raid here on Wednesday and arrested two people, officials said.The fake currency was seized in a raid on a premises in Sector...

28-May-2019 Barabanki

12 die in UP after drinking spurious liquor

Twelve persons have died after consuming spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district. Four of the victims belong to one family.Official sources, however, put the death toll at six. The incident took place in Raniganj of Ramnagar area. Nearly two dozen...

26-May-2019 Amethi

Smriti Irani's aide shot dead, she vows to seek death for killer

A former village head known to be close to newly-elected BJP MP Smriti Irani was shot dead here early on Sunday, leading to the arrest of seven suspects even as the MP pledged to find out the killer "even if he is hiding in hell".An anguished Irani told...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Youth kills father, chops body into 25 parts in East Delhi

A 22-year-old youth killed his father and chopped his body into 25 pieces following an argument over a property dispute in the early hours of Tuesday in East Delhi, the police said on Wednesday.Aman, the main accused, was arrested along with a friend from...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Enforcement Directorate raids ex-directors of crisis-hit IL&FS

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at the homes and offices of four former directors of the crisis-struck infrastructure lending major IL&FS in Mumbai over connection with an alleged money-laundering case.The agency is...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Crime syndicates smuggle gold in paste form

Big-time crime syndicates operating across India are smuggling gold in a paste form to dodge metal detectors and hi-tech X-ray machines installed at all international airports, sources said.Southern Indian state of Kerala has become the new hub of the gold paste...

21-May-2019 Mumbai

Coast Guard seizes Pakistani boat carrying heroin worth Rs 6 bn

In a major operation, the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday chased and seized a Pakistani fishing vessel carrying 200 kg heroin, valued at a whopping Rs 600 crore, to be delivered  to an Indian recipient, an official said.Following a tip-off on Monday...

14-May-2019 Kolkata

24 kg gold seized in Bengal, 6 arrested

Over 24 kg of gold worth nearly Rs 8 crore was seized and six people were arrested as a major racket of smuggling the precious metal from Myanmar to India was busted, an  official said on Tuesday."Gold bars weighing 24.150 kg of foreign origin were recovered...

14-May-2019 Kolkata

Rs 2 lakh in fake notes seized in Kolkata, two arrested

Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with face value of Rs 2,00,000 were seized in Kolkata and two Tamil Nadu residents have been arrested in this connection, police said here on Tuesday.Based on prior information, the Special Task Force on Monday intercepted...

03-May-2019 Ranchi

Rs 50 lakh seized from car in Ranchi, 3 detained

Two women and a driver were detained on Friday after the police seized Rs 50 lakh from a car in Ranchi, which votes in the 5th phase on Monday.According to the police, the seizure was made in a search operation launched in Chai Bagan Kali Nagar area under...

01-May-2019 Gadchiroli (Maharashtra)

15 troopers among 16 killed in Maoist blast in Maharashtra

Maoists struck in a big way in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli on Wednesday, killing 15 police commandos and a civilian in a land mine blast.The attack came as the state was celebrating its Foundation Day.The vehicle carrying the elite C-60 commandos of the Maharashtra...

20-Apr-2019 Lucknow

Case against Smriti Irani over degree controversy

A local Congress leader in Amethi has formally lodged a complaint with the Election Commission accusing Union Minister Smriti Irani of submitting wrong information about her educational qualifications in her affidavit.In the affidavit accompanying her...

19-Apr-2019 Kolkata

Fake notes of Rs 2.5 lakh face value seized in Kolkata

Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of face value Rs 2,50,000 were seized here in the West Bengal capital and one person was arrested, police said on Friday.Based on a prior source of information, the Special Task Force on Thursday arrested one FICN racketeer...

18-Apr-2019 New Delhi

ED seizes Rs 82 crore gold from Hyderabad jeweller

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday announced seizure of 145.89 kg of gold (worth Rs 82.11 crore) from a Hyderabad-based jeweller in a money laundering case.The ED searched jeweller Kailash Gupta's premises in Hyderabad and Vijayawada in a case...

15-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Three held for running army recruitment racket

The Delhi Police have arrested three persons on Saturday night for allegedly cheating over 150 youths in different states on the false promise of getting them recruited in the army, a police office said on Monday.

The accused have been identified...

09-Apr-2019 Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

BJP MLA, 4 others killed in Maoist blast in Chhattisgarh

BJP's lone legislator from Chhattisgarh's Maoist-affected Bastar region, Bhima Mandavi, was killed along with four policemen on Tuesday evening as Maoists carried out a deadly attack on his convoy in a forested patch in Dantewada district.The brutal killing...

09-Apr-2019 Raipur

Maoists kill 5 policemen, BJP MLA

 Maoists exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Tuesday, killing five policemen who were escorting BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi who too was killed, authorities said.The deadly explosion took place around 5.30 p.m. in Kuakonda...

08-Apr-2019 Chennai

Rs 1 cr unaccounted cash seized in TN's Coimbatore

Officials of flying squad on Monday seized unaccounted cash amounting to about Rs 1 crore from a car in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore, officials said.According to the officials, the occupants of the car claimed the cash was meant to be deposited in an ATM.Election officials...

08-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

Cash, booze, drugs worth Rs 166 cr seized in Punjab

Cash, liquor, psychotropic substances and valuables worth Rs 166.27 crore have been seized in Punjab after since the model code of conduct came into force.Punjab Chief Electoral Officer S. Karuna Raju said the surveillance teams had seized 275,495 litres of...

08-Apr-2019 Hyderabad

Police seize Rs 8 crore cash in Hyderabad

In a massive cash haul days before the Lok Sabha election, police here seized Rs 8 crore on Monday.The cash was seized in Narayanguda in the heart of the city, making it the biggest seizure so far in Telangana.Police initially seized Rs 2 crore cash from...

07-Apr-2019 New Delhi

6 held with 62 passports, 28 fake immigration stamps

Six people, including a married couple, were arrested with 62 passports and 28 fake visa stamps, said a police officer here on Sunday.The accused have been identified as Vicky, Sunny, Mukesh, Saurav, Sunita and her husband Ravinder Singh. They were arrested...

05-Apr-2019 Kolkata

Illegal arms racket busted in Bengal, 7 arrested

The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police arrested seven members connected to an illegal arms racket from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunitions, including 90 semi-finished pistols, police said on Friday.Five...

04-Apr-2019 Hyderabad

Rs 3 crore cash seized in Hyderabad

The police in Hyderabad seized Rs 3 crore cash from a car on Thursday during an intensified checking ahead of the April 11 parliamentary elections.Wads of currency notes were seized from the vehicle on Road Number 10 in Banjara Hills area. The police shifted...

04-Apr-2019 Kolkata

Rs 4 crore of cash, gold seized by IT

After conducting reconnaissance in disguise for several days, Income Tax officials seized Rs 1.5 crore of unaccounted cash and 8 kg of gold worth Rs 2.63 crore from hawala operators here in West Bengal, an official said on Thursday."Based on credible inputs...

04-Apr-2019 New Delhi

4 BSF troopers killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

In a major attack ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were killed and two others wounded on Thursday in a gun battle with Maoists in Chhattisgarh.The troopers were on a routine...

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...

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