Saturday, September 26, 2020


Punjab Police bust Pak based drug smuggling racket with arrest of two notorious smugglers

CHANDIGARH: In an intelligence led operation, the Punjab Police on Friday arrested two Pakistan-backed drug smugglers in Khem Karan sector of Tarn Taran along the International Border, and seized 13 kg heroin consignment from them. A manhunt has been launched for their third accomplice.

Punjab police constable arrested for posing as CMs PA to dupe govt officers

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Police has arrested Constable Manjinder Singh for duping several persons by impersonating as PA to the Chief Minister, and using the Truecaller app to falsely project him as senior officer of various designations.

Realising Capt Amarinder's vision,Punjab Cabinet okays establishment of Punjab State Vigilance Commission

CHANDIGARH:To bring in more transparency and check corruption among public servants, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a multi-member Vigilance Commission, in line with the vision of Captain Amarinder Singh, who had steered the constitution of a similar Commission back in 2006, which was however scrapped by the Akalis when they came to power in 2007.

RS passes FCRA Bill amid opposition boycott

NEW DELHI:The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill sans opposition making Aadhaar mandatory for registration of organisations receiving foreign funds, and also to give the government powers to stop utilisation of foreign funds by an organisation through a "summary enquiry".

Dalit farmer in UP beheaded for not sharing water

BADAUN(Uttar Pradesh):In a shocking incident, a Dalit farmer was beheaded in Uttar Pradesh because he refused to share water for irrigation with another farmer. The police have arrested the accused.

Rhea's judicial custody extended till Oct 6

MUMBAI:A Mumbai Special Court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty till October 6.
Shortly afterwards she and her brother Showik's lawyer Satish Maneshinde moved the Bombay High Court for bail.

B'luru serial blasts: Key accused held from Kerala after 12 years of chase

BENGALURU:In a major breakthrough in 2008 Bengaluru serial blasts case,

NIA raids several locations in Kashmir in ex-DSP Davinder Singh case

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR:Tightening its noose in the suspended Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Davinder Singh and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Naveed Babu case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out searches at several locations in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Delhi couple commits suicide by consuming poison

NEW DELHI:A couple allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in their rented accomodation in north Delhi's Samaypur Badli area on Sunday, police said.

Mystery deepens: Sushant's viscera not preserved properly, hints at 'negligence'

Sangrur police busts two gangs of cyber scamsters for duping bank customers, six arrested

CHANDIGARH: In a coordinated operation, Punjab Police has busted two gangs of inter-state cyber scamsters and arrested six persons, who had defrauded a large number of innocent bank customers of their hard-earned money by impersonating as bank officials. Police have recovered Rs. 8.85 lakhs in cash 11 mobile phones, 9 handsets and 100 sim cards from their possession.

NATO forces' M4 gun falls in JeM hands in Kashmir

NEW DELHI:The UN Security Council (UNSC) designated international terrorist and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) founder Maulana Masood Azhars three nephews, each carrying a US-made M4 sniper, have been killed in three different encounters in Kashmir in the last three years.

Teenager dupes grandpa of Rs 15L

AGRA:A 17-year-old boy allegedly transferred Rs 15 lakh from his grandfather's bank account to his e-wallet to pay for his lavish lifestyle.

Three youths held in Hyderabad for blackmailing girl

HYDERABAD:Police in Hyderabad have arrested three youths for blackmailing a Class 10 girl after befriending her over social media.
The accused were arrested by Malkajgiri police under Cyberabad police commissionerate limits after a complaint was lodged by the girl's family.

Woman kills daughter, commits suicide in UP district

BANDA(Uttar Pradesh):A 28-year-old woman committed suicide after killing her two-year-old daughter in Banda district's Chilla locality, police said.
According to the police, Rajni first killed her daughter Shalini and then committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan.

Cricketer Suresh Raina's kin attack-murder case solved,announces Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that the case of attack and murder involving cricketer Suresh Raina’s kin has been solved with the arrest of three members of an inter-state gang of robber-criminals.

Andhra seeks CBI probe into Amaravati land deals, APSFL scam

AMARAVATI:Andhra Pradesh's ruling party YSRCP has urged the Centre to order a CBI investigation into the alleged land scam in the Amaravati capital region and irregularities in the Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet Limited (APSFL) during the previous TDP regime.

Wife of Gurugram policeman jumps to death

GURUGRAM:The 36-year-old wife of a Haryana Police head constable allegedly died by suicide in Gurugram late on Monday night.
The deceased, identified as Chanchal, jumped off the seventh floor of a residential tower located in district police lines.

Punjab police busts another pro-Khalisian terror module with arrest of 2

CHANDIGARH:Averting a major terror incident in the state, the Punjab Police has busted yet another pro-Khalistan terrorist module, with the arrest of two persons allegedly operating in connivance with five criminals, including a KZF operative currently languishing in Amritsar jail.

SSR case: NCB arrests Showik's school friend Suryadeep Malhotra

MUMBAI:A day after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) detained Showik Chakraborty's school friend Suryadeep Malhotra, the drug law enforcement agency on Tuesday arrested him in connection with its probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, officials said.

Rhea arrest, drug angle may affect Sushant film script: Lead actor Zuber K. Khan

NEW DELHI: Naagin 3 actor Zuber K. Khan, who plays the central role in Nyaay: The Justice, a film reportedly inspired by the life of Sushant Singh Rajput, says the script of the film might change a bit after the arrest of Rhea Chakraborty, girlfriend of the late star. Also, while there were no plans to show a drug angle in the story before, there is a possibility to have one now.

Man lynched by girl's family in UP's Azamgarh, 5 held

AZAMGARH (UTTAR PRADESH): In yet another incident of mob lynching, a 25-year-old youth was beaten to death by a girl's family members at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district.

Ram Temple Trust a/c: Rs 6L fraudulently withdrawn

AYODHYA:An amount of Rs 6 lakh has been fraudulently withdrawn from the bank account of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust in Ayodhya.
An FIR has been lodged in this regard at the Ayodhya Kotwali police station. A team of cyber experts has also been asked to investigate the case.

Punjab Police gets 108 social media accounts blocked over Covid hate propaganda

CHANDIGARH: As part of the crackdown ordered by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh against miscreants inciting the public with malicious hate content on organ harvesting, the Punjab Police has got 38 Facebook, 49 Twitter and 21 YouTube accounts/links blocked by competent authorities for spread of vicious propaganda on COVID.

Nikhil Dwivedi to Rhea: When all this is over, we would like to work with you

MUMBAI:Actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi believes a person is innocent until proven guilty. Hence, he has offered to work with actress Rhea Chakraborty, who has been arrested by the Narcotics Central Bureau.

Kubbra Sait on Rhea's arrest: Still not a murderer

MUMBAI:After Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested actress Rhea Chakraborty on Tuesday, actress Kubbra Sait slammed the media circus that has taken over the case, saying it has still not been proved that Rhea is a murderer.

Shweta Singh Kirti on Rhea Chakraborty's arrest: God is with us

MUMBAI: Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, on Tuesday thanked God shortly after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested actress Rhea Chakraborty.

NCB arrests Rhea, three days into questioning

MUMBAI:In a sensational development, the Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday arrested Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty after a tough three-days of grilling to unravel the drugs nexus in the film industry, officials said.

Law student's death in 2017: SC reserves order on plea seeking CBI probe

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a plea seeking transfer of investigation from state police to CBI into the mysterious death of a third-year student at National Law University, Jodhpur, in August 2017.

Raid at Kannada actress Sanjjana Galrani's home in drug case

BENGALURU: As part of the on-going war against drug menace in Karnataka, the City Crime Branch (CCB) Police conducted its raid at Kannada actress Sanjjana Galrani's residence in the up market Indira Nagar area early Tuesday.

Indian expat artist commits suicide in Oman

 MUSCAT:  A 50-year-old Indian expat artist allegedly committed suicide in his apartment in Muscat, the Royal Oman Police said.

Haryana Police Inspector shot by assailants in Gurugram

GURUGRAM:  A Haryana Police Inspector was shot in the shoulder by three unidentified assailants here on Sunday night, police said.

Rhea grilled for 6 hours by NCB, questioning may continue Monday

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was steeling herself for possible arrest by the NCB on Sunday, was allowed to leave the anti-narcotics agency's office here after a gruelling six-hour-long session of questioning.

JAC demanded to complete Post Matric Scholarship enquiry in 15 days

MOHALI: Joint Association of Colleges (JAC) comprising around 1650 colleges of Punjab has given an ultimatum to the Punjab Government to clarify the status of SC Scholarship within 15 days after the Final investigation.

Drug probe into SSR case: Top DRI officer loaned to NCB for 6 months

 MUMBAI: With the drug angle surfacing in the ongoing probe into Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death and the arrest of several peddlers, the Union Finance Ministry has "loaned" one of its finest officers from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Mumbai zone to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) as its Zonal Director, Maharashtra and Goa, for a period of six months.

AAP MP owns up to conducting caste survey in UP

LUCKNOW: An FIR has been lodged at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow regarding telephonic calls being made to people to find out whether the state government was 'casteist'.

Property leader shot dead in Lucknow

LUCKNOW:A property dealer was shot dead in broad daylight on Wednesday near the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in the state capital.

SIT formed on Punjab CM's orders to probe murder of cricketer Suresh Raina's relatives

CHANDIGARH: DGP Punjab has set up a Special investigation Team (SIT) to probe the attack on relatives of cricketer Suresh Raina on the orders of Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh, who is personally monitoring the case.

Maha lynchings: Cop sacked, 2 more 'compulsorily retired'

PALGHAR(Maharashtra):In a stringent punishment, the Maharashtra government has dismissed one suspended cop and slapped compulsory retirement on two others in a fallout of the April 16 Palghar lynching case which claimed the lives of two sadhus and their driver, an official said here on Monday.

Clashes after police stop Muharram processions in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Scores of mourners were injured over the weekend after security forces fired pellets and tear shells on Muharram processions at Bemina and Zadibal areas in Srinagar, even as police said more than 15 of its personnel were injured in stone pelting.