Friday, March 24, 2023


'Even those facing graft cases have a locus': SC on pleas against ED Director tenure extension

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday did not agree with the Central government's contention that pleas against the extension of the tenure of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Director should not be entertained since they were filed by political entities facing money laundering charges.

MBA pass-out woman held in Haryana for sheltering Amritpal

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police have arrested a 28-year-old MBA degree holder unemployed woman and handed her over to Punjab Police for allegedly sheltering fugitive radical Amritpal Singh and his accomplice Pappal Preet Singh at her house in Shahabad town in Kurukshetra district.

CBI arrests sr divisional mechanical engineer of Western Central Railway in bribe case

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a senior divisional mechanical engineer of Western Central Railway in Madhya Pradesh's Katni for accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000, a senior official said on Thursday.

Honour killing in TN: CM assures Assembly of stringent action

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday asserted that the government would take stringent action against those involved in the honour killing of a youth in Krishnagiri.

Australian Defence Force to probe army chopper incident

CANBERRA: The Australian Defence Force (ADF) said on Thursday that it has launched an investigation after a helicopter ditched into the water in the vicinity of Jervis Bay, injuring two people.

Punjabi eatery allegedly vandalised by anti-India elements in UK

LONDON: In yet another attack on an Indian installation in the UK, alleged Khalistani elements targeted a Punjabi restaurant located in Hammersmith, West London, according to an advocacy group.

TSPSC paper leak: Telangana Congress chief appears before SIT

HYDERABAD: Telangana Congress president A. Revanth Reddy on Thursday appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Telangana State Public Service Commission paper leak case, amid tension due to protest by party leaders and workers accompanying him.

6 dead after highway work zone car crash in US

WASHINGTON: Six people died after a car crashed into a highway work zone in the US state of Maryland, police said.

WB teachers' scam: Ayan Shil involved in racket in contractual recruitment in colleges, universities

KOLKATA: Private real estate promoter Ayan Shil arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the multi-crore scam in the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff in government schools in West Bengal, is also believed to be involved in the recruitment of the contractual staff against payments in colleges and state universities.

Vehicles stolen from outside ruling party leaders' houses in Bihar

PATNA: Vehicles were stolen from outside ruling party leaders' houses in Bihar.

Ghazwa-e-hind case: NIA raids underway in Maha, MP, Guj

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting raids at seven locations in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat in connection with the Ghazwa-e-hind case.

2 drunk passengers onboard IndiGo Dubai-Mumbai flight create ruckus

NEW DELHI: Two passengers onboard a Dubai-Mumbai IndiGo flight continued to consume alcohol despite multiple warnings after which they created a ruckus and verbally abused the crew and co-passengers.

Britain-origin wife of fugitive Amritpal on police radar

CHANDIGARH: Britain-origin newlywed Kirandeep Kaur, wife of fugitive and Khalistani ideologue Amritpal Singh, is now on Punjab Police radar for raising funds abroad for radical outfit 'Waris Punjab De' that her spouse is heading.

TN police, fire department for stringent measures to avoid explosions in firecracker units

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu police and the fire department of the state will be conducting inspection at all the firecracker units of Virudhunagar, Pudukottai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu and Tirunelveli districts of the state to ensure that the units are not functioning after 9 a.m.

Coal worth Rs 23 cr discovered during I-T raid in Jharkhand

RANCHI: The Income Tax (I-T) Department has unearthed a stock of 22,000 metric tonne of coal during raids conducted at the premises of Agriti Minerals Private Ltd, a Jharkhand-based company involved in the business of mining products.

Man booked for raping mentally challenged minor in UP

UP: A 40-year-old man has been booked for allegedly raping a 13-year-old mentally challenged girl in a village here.

Grand jury in Trump hush-money payment case not meeting: Reports

WASHINGTON: The grand jury weighing a possible indictment of former US President Donald Trump is reportedly not meeting.

Patna, Surat police nab man who threatened to blow up Nitish Kumar

PATNA: In a joint operation, a Bihar and Gujarat Police arrested a person accused of threatening to kill Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from the western state's Surat, police said on Wednesday.

Autopsy reports should be typed: Allahabad UP

LUCKNOW: Taking a serious note of illegible post-mortem reports prepared by doctors, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has ordered that such reports should be in typed format, instead of handwritten ones so that they can be easily read.

Three killed, 5 injured in Vizag building collapse

VISAKHAPATNAM: Three people were killed and five others injured when a three-storey building here came crashing down in the wee hours of Thursday.

2 arrested for murder of Punjab truck driver in Lucknow

LUCKNOW: Two youths have been arrested in connection with the murder of a truck driver from Punjab whose body was found inside the driver's cabin.

Bike used in escape seized but Amritpal Singh still at large

CHANDIGARH: The motorcycle on which Khalistani ideologue and fugitive Amritpal Singh fled has been found by Punjab Police, officials said, as the massive manhunt for the self-styled preacher continued on the fifth day.

B'luru cop suspended for flirting, misbehaving with female complainant

BENGALURU: A police inspector attached to the Kodigehalli police station in Bengaluru has been suspended for allegedly flirting and misbehaving with a female complainant, authorities said on Wednesday.

SC to set up bench to hear Bilkis Bano plea against release of 11 convicts

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to set up a special bench to hear a plea against the release of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case, which also involves the killing of her several family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Excise policy scam: Sisodia remanded to judicial custody in ED case

NEW DELHI: A Delhi Court on Wednesday sent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to judicial custody till April 5 in the excise policy case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Chennai youth arrested for derogatory post on TN budget

CHENNAI: A 23-year-old man, who is the administrator of a Twitter page 'Voice of Savukku', was arrested by the cyber wing of Chennai Police for posting a video meme against state budget and featuring women in a derogatory manner.

Haryana reintroduces organised crime Bill

CHANDIGARH: After withdrawing it twice, the Haryana government has again reintroduced the Haryana Control of Organised Crime Bill of 2023 in the state Assembly.

YouTuber Teenmaar Mallanna arrested for derogatory comments against KCR

HYDERABAD: Telangana Police have arrested YouTuber Chintapandu Naveen Kumar alias Teenmaar Mallanna for alleged derogatory comments against Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his family members.

Man kills himself in Delhi hotel, suicide note recovered

NEW DELHI: A 24-year-old man killed himself in a hotel in Delhi's Adarsh Nagar, an official said on Wednesday, adding that police have also recovered a suicide note which states that the deceased was upset with his prolonged illness.

RPF arrests 254 men for travelling in women compartments in Bihar

PATNA: In a joint operation of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and DRM office in Bihar's Danapur, 368 men were arrested for illegally travelling in compartments reserved for women and handicapped in various trains, an official said on Wednesday.

100 FIRs, 6 arrested for pasting posters against PM across Delhi

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police have arrested six men while 100 FIRs have been registered in connection with the posters against Prime Minister Narendra Modi which were found pasted on the walls and poles in the national capital.

UP: RPF cop saves newborn and mother in train

LUCKNOW: A 26-year-old RPF constable, used her experience at a private clinic to save the newborn and the mother, who were lying helpless for nearly half-an-hour in the lavatory of a train.

UP engineer sacked for eulogising Osama Bin Laden

UTTAR PRADESH: The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) has terminated the services of an engineer for praising the slain Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

HP High Court quashes notification for 100 percent reservation in jobs for tribal area residents

SHIMLA: The High Court of Himachal Pradesh, has quashed notification dated 16.8.2004, issued by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, prescribing condition of residence while offering public employment in tribal areas against Class-III and Class-IV posts. The Court found the notification contrary to the provisions of the Constitution of India.

Gang duped 300 people in 4 months on pretext of providing visa; two held

NEW DELHI: With the arrest of two men, Delhi Police have busted an international gang of fake visa providers in West Delhi, who had duped around 300 people, an official said on Tuesday.

NSA invoked against Amritpal Singh: Sources

CHANDIGARH: The National Security Act (NSA) has been invoked against pro-Khalistan self-styled radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh on Tuesday, who has been absconding since March 18, informed sources said on Tuesday.

Choksi Red Notice issue: All possible efforts on to bring him back, says CBI

NEW DELHI: The Interpol had earlier on several occasions dismissed the plea of fugitive criminal diamantaire Mehul Choksi who is wanted in Rs 13,000 crore fraud case in Punjab National Bank, the CBI said in a statement.

Eight child labourers rescued from matchbox factory in Jaipur

JAIPUR: At least eight child labourers were rescued from a matchbox factory in the Bindayaka industrial area in Jaipur on Tuesday.

Kerala: High-level police team to probe complaint against Swapna Suresh, Vijesh Pillai

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Police on Tuesday formed a high-level team to probe into the allegations levelled against gold smuggling accused Swapna Suresh and Vijesh Pillai.

Australian special forces soldier charged with murder in Afghanistan

CANBERRA: Federal police have launched the first war crimes prosecution in Australia's history over an alleged battlefield murder in Afghanistan.