Friday, June 21, 2024


Rs 3,500cr worth of illicit goods seized by DRI in FY23-24: Official

NEW DELHI: Mohan Kumar Singh, Principal Director General of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), said that illicit trade through smuggling and counterfeiting poses an immense threat and impacts legitimate economic activities resulting in government revenue losses and fuelling of organised crime.

15 shot during Juneteenth celebration in Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO: A shooting during a Juneteenth celebration at Lake Merritt in Oakland, US state of California, left 15 people injured, the police said.

Bodies of two brothers found in dry well in UP’s Farrukhabad

FARRUKHABAD: The bodies of two brothers were found dumped in a dry well in the Jahanganj area in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad district.

Akhilesh for court-monitored probe in paper leak

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has demanded a court-monitored probe to unmask those behind paper leaks even if it involves those who enjoy the patronage of people in government.

UP man claims sex change operation without his consent, case filed

MUZAFFARNAGAR: In a bizarre incident, a 20-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar has alleged that he was operated for sex change without his consent at a local hospital, the police said.

Madhya Pradesh Police arrest over 1K involved in cattle smuggling in 6 months

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh Police have claimed to have registered as many as 575 cases in the last six months related to cattle smuggling and arrested a total of 1,121 people in this connection.

Youth killed live-in-partner in Mohali hotel

CHANDIGARH: The love relationship between a boy and a girl met a gory end when the youth allegedly killed her beloved in a hotel Pearl Inn in Moali village here after an argument. They were live-in-partners and had a four year old son.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal granted bail in the excise policy scam case

NEW DELHI: In a major relief for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a city court on Thursday granted him bail in the excise policy scam case. The bail was granted by the Rouse Avenue Court.

Atiq Ahmad's sister-in-law's house demolished in Prayagraj

PRAYAGRAJ: The Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) on Thursday demolished the house of Zainab Fatima, who is the wife of gangster Atiq Ahmed's brother Ashraf.

'NEET papers sold for Rs 30-32 lakh, cops traced burnt documents’, admit mastermind & students

NEW DELHI: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2024 paper leak fiasco saw a fresh twist on Thursday with the accused persons confessing before the police that question papers were arranged for certain candidates a day before the exam for which the aspirants shelled out close to Rs 30-32 lakh.

Two found dead with gunshot wounds in K’taka's Hassan

BENGALURU: Two persons were found dead with gunshot wounds in the Hoysalanagar locality of Karnataka's Hassan district on Thursday, said officials.

ED raids three locations in Bengal

Seven injured in Philadelphia shooting

NEW YORK: At least seven people were wounded in a shooting in North Philadelphia in the US state of Pennsylvania, local media reported.

Jailed Bengal ex-Minister approaches Calcutta HC with bail plea

KOLKATA: Former West Bengal Minister Jyotipriya Mallick, who is currently in judicial custody because of his alleged involvement in the cash for school job case, on Thursday, approached a single-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court with a bail petition.

UP Police, Meta help prevent 457 suicides in 1.5 yrs

LUCKNOW: A collaboration between Meta, the company which owns social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, and the Uttar Pradesh Police has prevented a total of 457 people from committing suicide during nearly 1.5 years, an official statement said.

Class 10 student kills aunt for declining indecent proposal

BENGALURU: A minor boy -- student of Class 10 -- has been apprehended in Karnataka for allegedly killing his aunt after she declined his indecent proposal, the police said on Wednesday.

Balasore clash: Curfew relaxed by four hours on Thursday

BHUBANESWAR: A four-hour relaxation in curfew on Thursday has been allowed in Odisha's Balasore town where a clash between two groups was witnessed a few days ago, following which a curfew was imposed.

Bihar Deputy CM draws links to Tejashwi Yadav in NEET paper leak allegations

PATNA: The Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Vijay Kumar Sinha, claimed on Wednesday that Sikandar Yadvendu, who was arrested in the NEET question paper leak case, is a close relative Pritam Kumar, the personal secretary of former Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

No pressure to change SPP in Darshan fan murder case, says Siddaramaiah

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday asserted that there is no pressure on him to change the special public prosecutor (SPP) in the Renukaswamy murder case involving actor Darshan, his girlfriend, and his 15 associates.

Gory crimes of passion, each getting worse, benumb Palghar residents

PALGHAR: The tribal district of Palghar, bordering Gujarat, has again shot into national headlines for a wrong reason, a gory crime of passion, that has left the locals stunned beyond words.

Cleric, wife arrested for raping 10-yr-old girl in UP

MEERUT: A local cleric and his pregnant wife have been arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping a 10-year-old girl inside a mosque compound in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on the pretext of teaching her Urdu.

New Zealand upgrades filtering system to stop digital child exploitation

WELLINGTON: The New Zealand government has made a significant upgrade to its digital child exploitation filtering system, which blocks access to websites known to host child sexual abuse material, Minister of Internal Affairs Brooke van Velden said.

Alert bank officials in UP prevent Rs 120 cr fraud, 7 arrested

LUCKNOW: A joint team of the Cyber Cell and Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested seven members of a gang that had siphoned Rs 120 crore off the bank account of the APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), the police said.

UP engineer ends life over threat of false rape charge

LUCKNOW: An engineer ended his life after his neighbours threatened to implicate him in a false rape case in Rahimabad police station area in Lucknow, the police said.

Brothers in UP held for killing sister, setting her on fire

UTTAR PRADESH: Two brothers, in their early 20s, have been arrested in Hardoi district on Tuesday for allegedly killing their 18-year-old sister because they were opposed to her relationship with a youth from another community, the police said.

Woman passenger booked for biting crew member in Lucknow

LUCKNOW: A woman passenger, who was supposed to board a flight for Mumbai, has been booked by the Lucknow police after she allegedly attacked and bit an airline ground crew member at the Lucknow airport, the police said.

13-yr-old girl jumps from 14th floor in Indore, dies

BHOPAL: A schoolgirl of Class 7 died after she allegedly jumped from a 14-story building in Madhya Pradesh's economic city Indore on Tuesday.

Pakistani landlord faces jail for chopping off camel's leg

ISLAMABAD: At least five men in southern Pakistan may face up to five years in prison for taking part in the mutilation of a camel, officials said on Tuesday.

K'taka HC grants bail to Bhavani Revanna in kidnap case

BENGALURU: Karnataka High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to Bhavani Revanna, mother of Prajwal Revanna, the arrested JD(S) ex-MP and prime accused in the sex video scandal.

Politicians raise alarm over EU law to curb child sexual abuse online

BRUSSELS: Thirty-six lawmakers from across the European Union have called on member states to vote against plans by the bloc's executive to require tech companies to monitor their platforms for child sexual abuse content, citing data security concerns.

Palghar horror: Man clobbers woman with wrench on street, people click videos

MAHARASHTRA: In a horrific incident, a man was seen badgering a woman with a wrench on a major road in Vasai town as people watched and clicked videos, police said here on Tuesday.

Bomb scare at state-run hospital, university in Kolkata

KOLKATA: Kolkata Police started an investigation after a state-run hospital and a prime university in the state capital received threat emails on Tuesday claiming that timer-operated bombs were planted there.

CM Sarma demands CBI probe into death of IIT-Kharagpur student; writes to Mamata Banerjee

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday urged his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee to hand over the investigation related to the unnatural death of IIT-Kharagpur student Faizan Ahmed to the CBI.

Former Thai prime minister to face defamation of monarch charge

BANGKOK: Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been charged with defaming the monarch, the Bangkok Post reported on Tuesday, citing the attorney-general's official spokesman.

BRS leaders meet Kavitha in Tihar Jail

HYDERABAD: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leaders and former Ministers P. Sabitha Indra Reddy and Satyavathi Rathod on Tuesday called on BRS MLC K. Kavitha in Tihar Jail in Delhi.

Three killed in Toronto office building shooting

OTTAWA: Three people, including the shooter, were killed in a shooting incident in Toronto, the largest city in Canada.

Centre takes action against electricity KYC update scam, blocks 392 mobile phones

NEW DELHI: The government has taken stern action to protect citizens in response to reports of fraudulent activities involving mobile numbers in electricity KYC update scams.

Woman, four others held for killing man in Agra

AGRA(UP), A 38-year-old woman bludgeoned her ex-boyfriend with a baseball bat and smashed a beer bottle on his head after he allegedly disapproved of her affair with another man.

Fan murder case: Kannada superstar Upendra demands transparent probe against Darshan

BENGALURU: Kannada superstar Upendra has demanded a transparent probe into the case involving arrested actor Darshan in connection with the murder of a fan.

Three-member panel to submit report on Rajkot fire tragedy by June 30

RAJKOT: The Gujarat government has formed a three-member committee to probe the Rajkot TRP Game Zone fire tragedy that killed 28 people, including children, on May 25.