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Sacked Infy techie sent to 7-day police custody for Covid-19 prank
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) A sacked techie of software major Infosys was arrested for allegedly posting a prank tweet to spread coronavirus, a police officer said on Saturday.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cyber security risk increases amid 'work from home' trend
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) With companies across the globe turning to work from home, via the online medium amid the COVID-19 outbreak, threats to cyber security have increased.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Policeman on curfew duty dies of heart attack in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A 48-year-old policeman, who was on duty to implement the curfew to prevent spread of coronavirus, died of a heart attack in Patiala district on Saturday, official said.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19 stress leads to spike in domestic violence globally
San Francisco/Paris, March 28 (IANS) With more than one-fifth of the world's population now staying home owing to lockdowns and social distancing, there has been a spike in domestic violence cases across the world and law enforcement agencies are flooded with such calls.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bengal govt files FIR for spreading fake news on Covid-19
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Friday filed an FIR with the cyber crime branch of Kolkata Police against a "fake news" on social media that a doctor in the state's ID hospital, Beliaghata, has contracted the coronavirus infection, an official said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIR against cop abusing Kashmiris to stay indoors
Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) A J&K policeman in Sopore on Friday was removed from services and booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after a video went viral on social media showing him using abusive language calling people to stay indoors.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP: AIMIM leader held for spreading misinformation on COVID-19
Prayagraj (UP), March 27 (IANS) AIMIM District President Mansoor Alam has been arrested by the police for spreading misinformation on social media about deaths caused due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Authorities stop construction works in Assam for defying lockdown
Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) The police and other authorities in Assam on Thursday stopped various construction works including that of a building on the IIT-Guwahati campus for defying the lockdown and protective measures put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the police said.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab to release 6,000 prisoners
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) With a view to decongest prisons in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Punjab is going to release nearly 6,000 prisoners from jails across the state, Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Woman shot dead in Jharkhand for refusing to sell liquor
Ranchi, March 25 (IANS) A woman was shot dead in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Wednesday allegedly for refuring to sell liquor, the police said.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
255 arrested in Kolkata for violating lockdown restrictions
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Altogether 255 people have been arrested in Kolkata for defying the lockdown that began on Monday evening to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus infection, police said on Tuesday.
2020-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huge fire guts Ramdev's natural health centre in Haridwar
Haridwar, March 22 (IANS) A huge fire swept through yoga guru Baba Ramdev's natural health centre here on Sunday afternoon, reducing it to ashes.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Petrol bomb hurled at barricades near Shaheen Bagh protest site
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Petrol bombs were hurled at barricades placed a few meters away from the Shaheen Bagh protesters, Delhi police said on Sunday.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves signing of extradition pact with Belgium
Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday approved signing of an extradition treaty between India and Belgium. The treaty would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Belgium.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Minor girl molested, killed in TN
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) In a gruesome incident near here on Saturday, a Class 5 student was molested and killed by throwing her off the terrace of a building. One person was arrested.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Guterres calls for stopping capital punishment
United Nations, March 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for stopping capital punishment, his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Friday.
2020-03-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Sheena Bora murder case accused Peter Mukerjea walks out of jail
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Six weeks after he was granted bail, former media baron Peter Mukerjea walked out of jail, four-and-a-half years after his arrest in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case, here on Friday.
2020-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nirbhaya case: HC holds midnight hearing on convicts' plea
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Soon after the trial court did not provide any relief to the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, the convicts approached the Delhi High Court late on Thursday night to try and stay their execution scheduled for just a few hours from now.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Delhi HC pulls up convicts' lawyer
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday pulled up the lawyer representing the death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case for not adhering to prerequisite technicalities before filing the petition.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ED attaches properties worth Rs 66 cr in bank fraud case
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 66 crore of several persons accused in a Rs 2,206 crore bank fraud case involving Surya Vinayak Industries.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Whole nation has got justice today: Nirbhaya's mother
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Soon after a Delhi court on Thursday paved the way for the hanging of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, the victim's mother Asha Devi said that "this is the moment of justice for the whole country".
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
1 killed in blaze opposite SRK's home
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) A 20-year-old girl was killed and another woman seriously injured in a fire that broke out on the top floor of a residential building opposite Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khans bungalow, officials said here on Thursday.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses curative petition of Pawan
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the curative petition preferred by Pawan Gupta, one of the four convicts awarded the death sentence in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tihar Jail bars meeting of inmates with families till March 31
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) In wake of the prevailing coronavirus outbreak, the Tihar Jail on Wednesday barred the meeting of prisoners with their family members.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Nirbhaya case: Court pulls up lawyer on new plea to defer hanging
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday came down heavily on the lawyer representing the death-row convicts in Nirbhaya rape case, asking him why he always approaches court at the last hour.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya convicts seek stay on hanging; notice issued to Tihar
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday issued a notice to Tihar Jail authorities and the state government on an application seeking stay on the hanging of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Court dimisses plea seeking quashing of death penalty
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday pulled up the counsel for Nirbhaya rape convict Mukesh for making "false averments" and dismissed an application seeking quashing of death penalty.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya convict's plea for quashing death penalty dismissed
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday dismissed an application moved by Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts facing the gallows in Nirbhaya rape and murder case, seeking quashing of the death penalty awarded to him.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Coach Malik held on charge of molesting woman boxer
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Delhi Police has arrested former Indian boxer and coach Sandeep Malik on charge of molesting a woman player during a boxing championship in West Bengal, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED arrests Director of builder company for cheating investors
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has arrested the Director of Sanjeevani Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. for cheating the investors by offering them plots.
2020-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jamia violence: Police seeks dismissal of FIR plea
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Monday urged a court here to dismiss a plea for the registration of a case into alleged police excessive on the students of Jamia Millia Islamia in December 2019, contending that action was required to ensure normalcy then.
2020-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Football team's cash, gear stolen at JLN stadium
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Cash and other belongings of a football team which came to play a tournament at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here were stolen, a police official told IANS on Sunday.
2020-03-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One year jail for spreading rumours on coronavirus
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) Hyderabad Police have warned that those spreading false news and rumours on coronavirus may be jailed up to one year.
2020-03-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Syndicate availing Rs 4.9 cr exports incentive busted, one held
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Saturday claimed to have busted a Kolkata-based syndicate for allegedly availing Rs 4.9 crore irregular export incentives through fraudulent and over-valued exports of garments to Dubai from Chennai. One person has been arrested.
2020-03-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DRI sleuths seize 2.7 kilo gold smuggled from Myanmar
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths seized around 2.7 kilo of gold valued about Rs 1.13 crore smuggled from Myanmar at a railway station close to Kolkata and arrested two persons, an official said on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mother kills 2 children, commits suicide in Tripura
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) Due to abject poverty, a woman committed suicide after killing her two children in southern Tripura, police said on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SIT files FIR against UP IPS officer
Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) After initiating a vigilance probe, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to probe charges of corruption against IPS officers, has registered an FIR against IPS officer Ajay Pal Sharma.
2020-03-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Many missing, 1 dead as boat capsizes in UP
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), March 13 (IANS) Rescue operations were resumed on Friday morning after a boat carrying more than a dozen people, mostly women, capsized in the Yamuna late on Thursday evening.
2020-03-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Off-duty sailor held for rape of minor girl in Goa (Ld)
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) An off-duty sailor was arrested for allegedly kidnapping, raping and assaulting a minor girl, in South Goa's Quepem sub district, Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar said on Thursday.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's Mukul Roy grilled for hours in MLA murder case
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) BJP leader Mukul Roy underwent a marathon grilling at the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters on Thursday in connection with the killing of a ruling Trinamool Congress legislator last year.
2020-03-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cracks in 23 houses in Bowbazar due to EW Metro work
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Over six months after a number of houses collapsed or developed cracks in central Kolkata's Bowbazar area during the tunnel boring work for the Kolkata East West Metro corridor, there was fresh anxiety on Thursday as locals complained of cracks reappearing in 23 dwellings of the same locality.
2020-03-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Off-duty sailor held for rape of minor girl in Goa (Ld)
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) An off-duty sailor was arrested for allegedly kidnapping, raping and assaulting a minor girl, in South Goa's Quepem sub district, Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar said on Thursday.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's Mukul Roy grilled for hours in MLA murder case
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) BJP leader Mukul Roy underwent a marathon grilling at the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters on Thursday in connection with the killing of a ruling Trinamool Congress legislator last year.
2020-03-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cracks in 23 houses in Bowbazar due to EW Metro work
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Over six months after a number of houses collapsed or developed cracks in central Kolkata's Bowbazar area during the tunnel boring work for the Kolkata East West Metro corridor, there was fresh anxiety on Thursday as locals complained of cracks reappearing in 23 dwellings of the same locality.
2020-03-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Panic as fire breaks out in Kolkata medical college
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) There was much panic as fire broke out in the emergency ward of the state-run R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital here on Thursday afternoon, officials said. There were no injuries or casualty.
2020-03-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PMC bank scam: Ex-director, 2 valuers arrested by Mumbai police
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) The Mumbai Police Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested a former director of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank and two of its valuers in connection with the ongoing probe into the Rs 4,355-crore scam, an official said here on Thursday.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bindu Rana Kapoor was director in 42 companies, some named in CBI FIR (IANS exclusive)
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Bindu Rana Kapoor was a director in at least 42 companies, many of them investment companies, data accessed shows, some of whom have been named in the FIR registered by the CBI for receiving kickbacks to the tune of Rs 600 crore from DHFL as a builder loan.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cop suspended for watching dance on Holi
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Lucknow Police Commissioner Sujit Pandey on Wednesday suspended sub-inspector Bhrigu Ojha, posted in Indira Nagar, for allegedly making dancers perform on the occasion of Holi.
2020-03-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rana Kapoor's ED custody extended till March 16
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) A special PMLA court on Wednesday extended Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor's custody with the Enforcement Directorate by five days till March 16.
2020-03-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire near BPCL Kochi refinery, doused
Kochi, March 11 (IANS) It took 15 fire-tenders 90 minutes to control the fire that broke out near the tank wagon gantry of the BPCL Refinery, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident