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BJP leader's son booked for printing fake NCERT textbooks

23 Aug 2020

BJP leader's son booked for printing fake NCERT textbooks

The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked a BJP leader's son for printing fake NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) textbooks worth Rs. 35-50 crore, News18 reported.

24 years jail time for known sex trafficker Sonu Punjaban

23 Jul 2020

24 years jail time for known sex trafficker Sonu Punjaban

Sonu Punjaban, an infamous name in flesh trade, was on Wednesday handed 24 years in prison.

Vikas Dubey, killed in encounter, contacted police thrice for surrender

10 Jul 2020

Vikas Dubey, killed in encounter, contacted police thrice for surrender

Noted Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in an encounter on Friday, tried to surrender before police thrice, but his pleas weren't entertained, a report in News18 claimed.

Gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead, was trying to escape

10 Jul 2020

Gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead, was trying to escape

Gangster Vikas Dubey, who was arrested from Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain yesterday after giving Uttar Pradesh police the slip for nearly a week, is dead, the police confirmed on Friday.

Surrender or arrest? Questions raised after Vikas Dubey nabbed

09 Jul 2020

Surrender or arrest? Questions raised after Vikas Dubey nabbed

After giving police the slip for nearly a week, noted gangster Vikas Dubey, wanted by Uttar Pradesh Police in connection to the brutal killings of eight cops, was arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain this morning.

UP gangster Vikas Dubey arrested in Madhya Pradesh

09 Jul 2020

UP gangster Vikas Dubey arrested in Madhya Pradesh

In a major breakthrough for Uttar Pradesh Police, wanted criminal Vikas Dubey, who is responsible for the deaths of eight cops, was arrested in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

Vikas Dubey murdered politician in 2001, 25 cops turned hostile

07 Jul 2020

Vikas Dubey murdered politician in 2001, 25 cops turned hostile

Before history-sheeter Vikas Dubey planned an attack in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, which took the lives of eight policemen last week, he committed a series of crimes.

Threat to Kafeel Khan's life: Wife in letter to HC

01 Mar 2020

Threat to Kafeel Khan's life: Wife in letter to HC

Shabista Khan, the wife of Dr. Kafeel Khan, has written to the Chief Justice of the Uttar Pradesh High Court, seeking security for her husband.

Veerappan's daughter joins BJP, says PM Modi's schemes impressed her

23 Feb 2020

Veerappan's daughter joins BJP, says PM Modi's schemes impressed her

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has inducted an interesting name into its fold — the daughter of slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan.

Four days after getting bail, Kafeel Khan charged under NSA

14 Feb 2020

Four days after getting bail, Kafeel Khan charged under NSA

Pediatrician Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was recently arrested and granted bail for allegedly making a provocative speech, has now been charged under the National Security Act (NSA).

Alia's mother Soni Razdan calls terrorist Afzal Guru a 'scapegoat'

21 Jan 2020

Alia's mother Soni Razdan calls terrorist Afzal Guru a 'scapegoat'

The arrest of Jammu and Kashmir top cop, Davinder Singh, has raised a lot of questions, and one of them concerns Afzal Guru, a terrorist who was hanged for his role in Parliament attack of 2001.

Amid Madhya Pradesh honey-trap, why two IPS officers are feuding

29 Sep 2019

Amid Madhya Pradesh honey-trap, why two IPS officers are feuding

Days after the high profile honey-trapping case in Madhya Pradesh hit headlines, the controversy has locked Director General of Police VK Singh and Special Director General (Special Task Force and Cyber Cell) Purushottam Sharma in a face-off.

BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand booked for allegedly kidnapping law student

28 Aug 2019

BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand booked for allegedly kidnapping law student

Picture this: A law student from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur levels harassment allegations on BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand. A day later, she goes missing. The UP Police refuses to take any action, the case gains media attention. UP CM Yogi Adityanath faces flak. Finally, the 'Swami' gets booked.

ISIS claims 3 terrorists who blew themselves in #SriLanka raids

28 Apr 2019

ISIS claims 3 terrorists who blew themselves in #SriLanka raids

The Islamic State has claimed the three terrorists who blew themselves up during a fierce gun battle with security forces in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, a media report said today.

Rs. 13 crore tax-fraud unearthed by UP-STF, sales tax department

14 Apr 2019

Rs. 13 crore tax-fraud unearthed by UP-STF, sales tax department

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) and the sales tax department have unearthed Rs. 13 crore tax fraud case involving two subsidiaries of a company which carried out the embezzlement by means of bogus invoicing, officials said Saturday.

23-year-old caught selling 14 lakh online shoppers' personal information

01 Apr 2019

23-year-old caught selling 14 lakh online shoppers' personal information

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Greater Noida for holding/selling data of 14 lakh people.

UP: Soldier, key suspect in Bulandshahr violence, arrested; denies involvement

09 Dec 2018

UP: Soldier, key suspect in Bulandshahr violence, arrested; denies involvement

Jeetender Malik aka Jeetu Fauji, who is the key suspect in Bulandshahr violence that killed a police officer and a youth, was arrested on Sunday.

Chhattisgarh: Naxal killed in encounter with STF ahead of polls

11 Nov 2018

Chhattisgarh: Naxal killed in encounter with STF ahead of polls

A Maoist was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district today morning, a day ahead of polling in the region for the state Assembly polls.

CBI announces reward for information about RTI activist Jha's murder

07 Nov 2018

CBI announces reward for information about RTI activist Jha's murder

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) yesterday announced a Rs. 5 lakh reward for information about the 2012 murder of a Right to Information (RTI) activist at Maharashtra's Virar.

One naxal gunned down by security forces in Chhattisgarh

02 Nov 2018

One naxal gunned down by security forces in Chhattisgarh

One naxal was gunned down in an exchange of fire with security forces in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh today, police said.

Chhattisgarh: 16 Naxals, including 2 women, arrested from Sukma district

08 Oct 2018

Chhattisgarh: 16 Naxals, including 2 women, arrested from Sukma district

Sixteen Naxals, five of them suspected to be involved in a deadly attack on a CRPF team last year, were arrested from Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Vyapam scam: Digvijay records statement against Shivraj Singh Chouhan

22 Sep 2018

Vyapam scam: Digvijay records statement against Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A Bhopal court recorded the statement of Congress leader Digvijay Singh in connection with his complaint against Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Uma Bharti, and five others in the Vyapam scam.

Delhi sealing: Nearly 5,700 properties sealed by civic-bodies since Dec'17

24 Jul 2018

Delhi sealing: Nearly 5,700 properties sealed by civic-bodies since Dec'17

Nearly 5,700 properties have so far been sealed by three municipal corporations in Delhi for allegedly violating provisions of Delhi Master Plan 2021.

Chhattisgarh: Eight Naxals killed in encounter with security forces

19 Jul 2018

Chhattisgarh: Eight Naxals killed in encounter with security forces

Security forces today killed at least eight Naxals, including four women, in a fierce encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, a senior police official said.

Gangster Munna Bajrangi shot inside UP jail, dies

09 Jul 2018

Gangster Munna Bajrangi shot inside UP jail, dies

Dreaded gangster Prem Prakash Singh alias Munna Bajrangi died inside Baghpat jail in Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning, after allegedly being shot by a rival gang lodged inside the prison.

Mumbai Police beef up Salman Khan's security: Here's why

12 Jun 2018

Mumbai Police beef up Salman Khan's security: Here's why

In the aftermath of the arrested gangster Sampat Nehra's plans to kill Salman Khan, Mumbai Police have beefed up the security of the 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' actor.

75% students who skipped UP board exams were from outside

15 Apr 2018

75% students who skipped UP board exams were from outside

About 75% of the nearly 11 lakh students who skipped this year's Uttar Pradesh board examinations were from neighboring states, and some of them were even from foreign countries like Nepal and Bangladesh, said the state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma.

Bihar: Police rescues village head and his son from Naxalites

25 Mar 2018

Bihar: Police rescues village head and his son from Naxalites

An abducted village head (Mukhiya) and his son were rescued on Sunday from the clutches of the Naxalites in Bihar's Munger district, the police said.

Chhattisgarh: 15 Naxals, two of them carrying cash reward arrested

22 Mar 2018

Chhattisgarh: 15 Naxals, two of them carrying cash reward arrested

Fifteen Naxals, two of them carrying cash rewards, were arrested from two places in Chhattisgarh's Maoist hotbed Sukma district, police said on Thursday.

Kejriwal's apology: AAP's Punjab unit is crisis; loses president, co-president

16 Mar 2018

Kejriwal's apology: AAP's Punjab unit is crisis; loses president, co-president

A day after AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal apologized to former Akali Dal minister Bikram Majithia for leveling "unfounded allegations," his party seems to be heading towards another internal strife.

Over 1,000 students expelled in Bihar for mass cheating

17 Feb 2018

Over 1,000 students expelled in Bihar for mass cheating

Over 1,000 students were expelled in Bihar after reports of mass cheating in the Class 12 board examinations emerged.

#DefenseDiaries: The men who keep PM Modi safe

21 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: The men who keep PM Modi safe

Whenever PM Narendra Modi speaks publicly, all our eyes and ears are firmly towards him.

Gorakhpur tragedy: 'Hero' Dr Kafeel Khan, encephalitis ward in-charge, arrested

02 Sep 2017

Gorakhpur tragedy: 'Hero' Dr Kafeel Khan, encephalitis ward in-charge, arrested

Dr. Kafeel Khan, hailed as a hero by social media in the aftermath of the Gorakhpur tragedy, has been arrested by the UP Special Task Force.

Hyderabad: Former NASA employee-turned-drug peddler nabbed

13 Jul 2017

Hyderabad: Former NASA employee-turned-drug peddler nabbed

A 29-year-old former NASA employee was arrested in Hyderabad for dealing in narcotics.

UP petrol pump scam- Supplier of cheat-chips arrested

09 May 2017

UP petrol pump scam- Supplier of cheat-chips arrested

The UP Special Task Force has arrested Ajay Chaurasia, believed to be the man who supplied petrol pumps in the state with cheat-chips leading to the petrol pump scam.

Uttar Pradesh petrol pump scam: Customers get 10% less fuel

29 Apr 2017

Uttar Pradesh petrol pump scam: Customers get 10% less fuel

A major petrol pump racket has come to light in Uttar Pradesh; owners in Lucknow have been siphoning off over Rs. 200cr a month by duping unsuspecting customers.

Shell cos: ED raids CA, CS offices who provided cover

14 Apr 2017

Shell cos: ED raids CA, CS offices who provided cover

The ED has launched raids on offices of professionals including CAs and CSs in Delhi, who are suspected to have provided legitimate cover to shell companies. Notices were sent earlier.

Shell companies: 16 Ahmedabad locations raided over illegal transactions

09 Apr 2017

Shell companies: 16 Ahmedabad locations raided over illegal transactions

CBI raided 16 premises in Ahmedabad after 12 people allegedly deposited demonetized notes worth Rs. 100.57cr in shell companies' accounts in Axis Bank.

Noida ponzi-scheme: Mittal's family named as accused

04 Apr 2017

Noida ponzi-scheme: Mittal's family named as accused

Anubhav Mittal's wife and father have been accused of colluding in the Noida ponzi-scheme.

ED's shell firms hunt: Raids over 100 places across India

02 Apr 2017

ED's shell firms hunt: Raids over 100 places across India

Enforcement Directorate launched a massive nationwide operation and raided over 100 places across 16 states in a crackdown on shell firms suspected of money laundering on behalf of other businesses/individuals.