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COVAXIN: Doctors, nurses, MBBS students to get first vaccine doses

07 Nov 2020

COVAXIN: Doctors, nurses, MBBS students to get first vaccine doses

Health workers will be among the first 30 crore people to be administered Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine.

Dhirendra Singh, main accused in Ballia shooting, arrested from Lucknow

18 Oct 2020

Dhirendra Singh, main accused in Ballia shooting, arrested from Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday arrested Dhirendra Singh, the main accused in the Ballia shooting case.

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.

Encounters in UP: Police rewarded clean chit in 74 probes

11 Jul 2020

Encounters in UP: Police rewarded clean chit in 74 probes

He tried running after snatching a pistol, he fired at cops, we responded, and he was dead - these are the blanket statements echoed by all police officers in Uttar Pradesh who were involved with criminal Vikas Dubey's encounter.

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.

UP: Cop suspended after eight officers get killed in encounter

05 Jul 2020

UP: Cop suspended after eight officers get killed in encounter

The Uttar Pradesh Police has suspended the Station Officer of Chaubeypur police station, suspecting him of tipping-off history-sheeter Vikas Dubey before a raid on Friday.

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.

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).

Arrested for provocative speech, Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan gets bail

11 Feb 2020

Arrested for provocative speech, Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan gets bail

An Aligarh district court on Monday granted bail to Dr. Kafeel Khan, two weeks after his arrest for allegedly making a provocative speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Dr. Kafeel Khan arrested in Mumbai over 'inflammatory' AMU speech

30 Jan 2020

Dr. Kafeel Khan arrested in Mumbai over 'inflammatory' AMU speech

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) arrested Dr. Kafeel Khan from the Mumbai airport Wednesday night.

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.

Sri Lanka: 15 killed as suicide-bombers blow themselves during shootout

27 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka: 15 killed as suicide-bombers blow themselves during shootout

Six children and three women were among 15 people killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up during a shootout with security forces in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, police said.

UP: Ten arrested for using proxy candidates in rail exam

08 Dec 2018

UP: Ten arrested for using proxy candidates in rail exam

The Uttar Pradesh special task force (STF) has arrested 10 suspected members of a gang for allegedly facilitating copying in the Group D exam of the railways.

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.

UP STF busts inter-state gang; apprehends 3, seizes 250kg ganja

02 Oct 2018

UP STF busts inter-state gang; apprehends 3, seizes 250kg ganja

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has busted an inter-state gang by arresting its three members and seizing nearly 250 kg of ganja from their possession.

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.

Uttar Pradesh STF arrests gang of highway dacoits in Noida

08 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh STF arrests gang of highway dacoits in Noida

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of dacoits involved in several highway robberies.

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.

Odisha Police launches drive to bust pangolin smuggling racket

22 Jul 2018

Odisha Police launches drive to bust pangolin smuggling racket

With the help of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), a special unit of the Odisha Police has launched a drive to bust an international syndicate that peddles "endangered" pangolin, one of the world's most illegally traded mammals, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma 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.

UP STF arrests 16 for cheating in police recruitment exam

18 Jun 2018

UP STF arrests 16 for cheating in police recruitment exam

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force has arrested at least 16 people in connection with cheating in the UP police constable recruitment examination.

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.

1 more arrested for smuggling arms from RFI to Maoists

14 May 2018

1 more arrested for smuggling arms from RFI to Maoists

STF of Kolkata Police on Sunday arrested a man from Bihar on the charge of being involved in an arms smuggling racket busted in Kolkata last week.

Anti-encroachment drive: Six 'heavily encroached' South Delhi roads under radar

03 May 2018

Anti-encroachment drive: Six 'heavily encroached' South Delhi roads under radar

The Supreme Court-created STF will focus on six 'heavily encroached' roads in South Delhi for the next seven days during its anti-encroachment drive.

UP Board declares Class 10 and 12 results

29 Apr 2018

UP Board declares Class 10 and 12 results

The UP Education Board has declared results of the Class 10 and 12 final exams. Anjali Verma (Allahabad) topped Class 10, while Rajneesh Shukla (Fatehpur) and Akash Maurya (Barabanki) topped Class 12.

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.

Jailed Ukrainian model suspected of information theft, illegal stay

07 Apr 2018

Jailed Ukrainian model suspected of information theft, illegal stay

Ukrainian model Daria Molcha, who was arrested from a Gorakhpur city hotel on April 3 on charges of illegally staying in India without a visa, has revealed the details of her 'Indian friends' who allegedly facilitated her entry into the country using fake documents.

MP: FCI exam paper 'leaked'; 48 candidates, 2 agents held

02 Apr 2018

MP: FCI exam paper 'leaked'; 48 candidates, 2 agents held

Two Delhi-based "middlemen" and 48 candidates have been arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) from a Gwalior hotel for allegedly "leaking" the question paper of a Food Corporation of India (FCI) examination for the post of a watchman, an official said on Sunday.

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.

Vyapam scam: CM Chouhan gets clean chit, 490 charged

01 Nov 2017

Vyapam scam: CM Chouhan gets clean chit, 490 charged

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths gave a clean chit to MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the multicrore Vyapam examination scam.