Tuesday, March 09, 2021


4 held for duping Pune co-op bank of over Rs 71Cr

MUMBAI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested four persons on charges of defrauding Pune's Shivaji Bhosle Co-operative Bank Ltd to the tune of Rs 71.78 crore deposited by small investors. The fraud was noticed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 2019.

20 killed in Egypt road accident

CAIRO: At least 20 people were killed and five injured when a microbus and a truck collided on Egypt's El-Kureimat highway in Giza province.
The accident took place on Saturday after the truck's tire exploded, leading it to crash into the microbus that was travelling in the opposite direction, Xinhua news agency reported.

Punjab police bust inter-state sex racket in Ludhiana,14 persons including 10 girls arrested

CHANDIGARH/LUDHIANA:In an early morning operation, Punjab Police on Saturday busted an inter-state sex racket active in Ludhiana with arrest of 14 persons including 10 girls alongwith the lady kingpin already on bail in similar case who used to target needy girls out of jobs due to Covid lockdowns from city and outside forcing them into prostitution.

NCB 12K-page charge sheet damp squib: Rheas lawyer

MUMBAI: Terming the voluminous 12,000-page charge sheet filed against Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and 31 others as "expected", their lawyer Satish Maneshinde launched a sharp attack on the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), virtually accusing it of a witch-hunt, here on Saturday.

Man held for making hoax bomb call for Taj Mahal

AGRA: The Agra police have arrested the man who made a hoax call on Thursday morning claiming that there was a bomb in the Taj Mahal.

Jan 6 Capitol riot is domestic terrorism: FBI Chief

WASHINGTON: Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), said that the law enforcement agency classifies the deadly January 6 Capitol riot by former President Donald Trump's supporters as domestic terrorism.

Cyber intel firm warns Chinese hackers infiltrated India's power sector

NEW YORK: A cyber intelligence company says it has found that hackers linked to China have infiltrated power systems and ports in India in a "show of force" and they have the ability to create disruptions.

NIA names 4 in Delhi-Jharkhand human trafficking charge sheet

RANCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed its first supplementary charge sheet against four people for running a human trafficking racket from Jharkhand to Delhi and neighbouring states.

Truck driver beaten to death in Tripura

AGARTALA: A 54-year-old truck driver was beaten to death by unidentified assailants in Tripura while he was driving his goods-laden vehicle from Assam to Agartala, the police said on Saturday.

Impersonator commits suicide after arrest

BENGALURU: A 60-year-old accused allegedly committed suicide by jumping off from the balcony of his flat in Vidyaranyapura, in Northern Suburb of Bengaluru on Friday, the police said.

Baby beheaded, mother found dead in UP

BULANDSHAHR(Uttar Pradesh): A mentally challenged mother allegedly beheaded her 13-month-old baby and then apparently ended her own life in a village in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh.

Seven killed as car collides with oil tanker

MATHURA(Uttar Pradesh): Seven persons were killed after an oil tanker collided with a car near Naujheel police station on the Yamuna Expressway, late on Tuesday night.

Mohan Delkar's autopsy confirms suicide, body sent to Silvassa

MUMBAI: The autopsy report of seven-time MP Mohan S. Delkar, who was found dead in a south Mumbai hotel room, has confimed death by suicide, official sources said here on Tuesday.

Being editor of Toolkit no offence': Court grants Disha bail

NEW DELHI: Creation of a WhatsApp group or being editor of an "innocuous Toolkit" is not an offence, a Delhi court said on Tuesday as it granted bail to 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi in the 'Toolkit' conspiracy case.

6 held for cloning fingerprints for bank accounts

SHAHJAHANPUR (UTTAR PRADESH): Six people have been arrested by the Shahjahanpur police that has seized nearly 500 cloned fingerprints of beneficiaries along with their Aadhaar cards and bank passbooks.

College student found half-burnt near highway in UP

SHAHJAHANPUR (UTTAR PRADESH): In a shocking incident, a student of BA second year was found in a half-burnt condition under mysterious circumstances near the highway on Nagaria crossing here, police said.

Two villagers booked for attempt to murder, snatching

NURMAHAL: The Bilga police have booked two villagers on the charges of attempt to murder and snatching.The investigating officer (IO) Mohan Lal said that the accused have been identified as Jswindar alias Bagga a resident of Thamannwal village and Mangi a resident of Burj Kela village .

SSP Kapurthala catches the Gang of Robbers.

Phagwara:The District Kapurthala Police headed by SSP Kanwardeep Kaur today succeeded to bust an Inter-District Gang of Robbers and arrested its four members.SSP Kaur while giving details told this correspondent here today that the arrested robbers were identified as Parminder Singh@Bhinda resident of Village Sandhar,Navdeep Singh R/o Village Hussainpur,Lovepreet singh @ Shinda and Love both residents of Village Surakhpur.

I-T Dept conducts searches on 21 premises of Andhra company

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department carried out search and seizure operation on a group based in Andhra Pradesh's Eluru, and whose entities are engaged in film financing, aquaculture, real estate, film distribution and money-lending, at 21 different locations across the state and neighbouring Telangana.

High Court to Sushant Singh Rajput 'fan': How do you know what the film 'Nyaay: The Justice' is about?

MUMBAI-Bombay high court on Wednesday questioned a “social worker” who has challenged a film being made on the life of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput whether he knows its contents.

J&K police nab 3 terror associates, IED material recovered

SRINAGAR: The Jammu & Kashmir Police have arrested three terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen from south Kashmir's Awantipora and recovered IED material from their possession, officials said on Wednesday.

9 More POCSO fast-track courts, sexual assault response teams in all 27 police stations soon in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: An inter-departmental meeting of the Punjab government on Monday decided on a slew of measures to strengthen the investigation and prosecution machinery for handling criminal offences against women and children, including establishment of nine more fast-track courts under the POCSO Act and Sexual Assault Response Teams in all the 27 police districts of the state to deal with cases of sexual attacks on women.

Woman arrested for polling vote by personifying

NURMAHAL: The Nurmahal police have arrested a woman on the charge of polling a vote in municipal election by personifying.The investigating officer (IO) Jeet Singh said that the accused has been identified as Harpreet Kaur wife of Satwindar Singh a resident of house number 273, Basti Danishmand, Jalandhar and presently living near Gurdwara Sahib Teli Nurmahal .

Huge cache of arms recovered in J&K: Police

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Ramgarh's Jhang area in the Samba district, officials said.

UP BJP MLA booked in case of abetment of suicide

MEERUT(Uttar Pradesh): Bharatiya Janata party MLA from Hastinapur Assembly segment, Dinesh Khatik and 13 others have been booked for abetment of suicide after one Omkar Singh Tomar, 48, allegedly ended his life and reportedly named the BJP MLA as one of the persons to be held responsible.

Farmer commits suicide over inflated power bill in UP

ALIGARH(Uttar Pradesh):A 50-year-old farmer committed suicide allegedly after he was handed an inflated electricity bill of Rs 1.5 lakh and slapped by officials when he said he did not have the money to pay it.

Police announces Rs 1 lakh reward for info on Lakha Sidhana

NEW DELHI: With Delhi Police continuing with its investigations in the January 26 violence during the 'tractor march' in Delhi, it has announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to the arrest of another key accused Lakhbir Singh alias Lakha Sidhana.

TikTok star's death: BJP demands Sena minister's scalp, CM assures probe

MUMBAI/PUNE: Mounting pressure on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, senior BJP leaders on Saturday demanded the arrest of state cabinet minister Sanjay Rathod, whose name has cropped up vis-a-vis the death of 22-year-old TikTok star Pooja Chavan.

Mother, daughter commit suicide by jumping before train in UP

FATEHPUR(Uttar Pradesh):A mother and daughter committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train in Fatehpur district.
The incident took place on Thursday and officials said that both the bodies were severed into pieces after being hit by the train.

Two sisters commit suicide in UP

SHAHJAHANPUR(Uttar Pradesh):Two sisters allegedly committed suicide here by consuming poison, following a financial dispute.
The incident took place in the Tilhar Police circle here.

19-year-old held for bank fraud

AGRA: A 19-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly cheating various banks by opening fake accounts using forged documents.

Conman doctor cheated women with fake online identity

NEW DELHI: He was neither a doctor, nor a foreigner. But Delhi-based conman Divas Rimal allegedly assumed the identity of one Dr Mike Williamson to lure women on social media, said the Delhi Police.

Aus quarantine hotel shut down after 2 new Covid cases

MELBOURNE: A quarantine hotel in the Australian state of Victoria was shut down on Wednesday after the detection of two new Covid-19 cases linked to the facility.
The Covid-19 cluster at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport increased to three on Wednesday, which comprises a returnee who left the hotel, a food and beverage worker and a female authorised officer who tested positive for the virus two days ago, reports Xinhua news agency.

Maha police scan bank, demat details of slain Indian Navy sailor

PALGHAR(Maharashtra): The police have started scanning the bank and stock market trading accounts of Indian Navy sailor Surajkumar M. Dubey, who was allegedly kidnapped in Chennai and later burnt alive in Palghar, attempting to unravel the motives behind the ghastly crime, official sources said here on Tuesday.

Villager booked for attacking policeman

NAKODAR: The Nakodar city police have booked a villager on the charge of attacking a policeman.The Station house officer (SHO) Jatindar Kumar said that the accused has been identified as Rannjit Singh alias a resident of Ball Nau village.

T'gana Cong passes resolution favouring Rahul as party chief

HYDERABAD: The Telangana unit of the Congress on Sunday passed a resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to again take up the national president's post of the party.
A meeting of all 33 District Congress Committees (DCCs) held in Khammam unanimously passed the resolution favouring Rahul Gandhi as the president of All India Congress Committee (AICC).

World Cancer Day’ observed in all government health establishments in State

CHANDIGARH: To spread awareness & encourage prevention, detection and treatment of cancer, ‘World Cancer Day’ has been observed in all government health establishments in the State where screening drive for control & prevention of cancer is also being conducted to diagnose the cancer patients as earliest.

Delhi Police file 4 cases against social media accounts for spreading fake news

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have registered four cases against different social media accounts and sent requests for the removal of offensive and unlawful posts regarding the farmers' protest.

Delhi Police notice to woman activist for her tweets

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has issued notice to social activist Yogita Bhayana under Section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code to join investigation vis-a-vis the probe regarding her tweets on the farmers' protest.

UP man kills wife with tap head

BAGHPAT(Uttar Pradesh):A man, who allegedly beat his wife to death with the head of a tap, has been arrested.
The incident was reported from the Wazidpur village in Baghpat district.