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Gujarat: Article over CM Rupani's replacement lands news-editor in soup

12 May 2020

Gujarat: Article over CM Rupani's replacement lands news-editor in soup

The Gujarat Police has detained the editor of a Gujarati news website for allegedly suggesting in a news item that CM Vijay Rupani may be removed from his post.

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

22 Apr 2020

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

In connection to riots that broke out in the National Capital in February, the Delhi Police invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against at least four persons namely Meeran Haider (Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member), Safoora Zargar (media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee), Umar Khalid (former JNU student), and Bhajanpura resident Danish.

Ignoring suggestions of clerics, Tablighi Jamaat chief organized 'super-spreader' event

06 Apr 2020

Ignoring suggestions of clerics, Tablighi Jamaat chief organized 'super-spreader' event

An event of Tablighi Jamaat held in March 2020 became the reason India's coronavirus numbers spiked and now it has been learned that clerics advised Maulana Mohd. Saad Kandhalvi, the chief of the Islamic sect, to not hold the meet but he ignored their suggestions.

Chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, named in FIR, untraceable

01 Apr 2020

Chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, named in FIR, untraceable

Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, the chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, where Tablighi Jamaat hosted an event for several days last month is untraceable, reports said on Wednesday.

#DelhiRiots: Shahrukh, who fired bullets, pointed gun at cop, arrested

03 Mar 2020

#DelhiRiots: Shahrukh, who fired bullets, pointed gun at cop, arrested

Days after he fired multiple rounds of bullets at Delhi Police, Shahrukh was arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Tuesday. On February 24, he pointed a gun at a constable, who faced him with a lathi.

Cops claim Shaheen Bagh shooter is AAP-member, party cries conspiracy

05 Feb 2020

Cops claim Shaheen Bagh shooter is AAP-member, party cries conspiracy

A political storm kicked off late on Tuesday when Delhi Police said that the man who opened fire at Shaheen Bagh last week was a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

16 Jan 2020

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

Aishe Ghosh, president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, has raked another controversy by mentioning Kashmir outside New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, where she went on Wednesday to express solidarity.

JNU violence: Delhi Police issues notices to 9 suspects

12 Jan 2020

JNU violence: Delhi Police issues notices to 9 suspects

The Delhi Police on Saturday issued notices to nine suspects for their alleged involvement in the violence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

JNU: Delhi Police identifies 37 members of 'Unity against Left'

11 Jan 2020

JNU: Delhi Police identifies 37 members of 'Unity against Left'

The Delhi Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) has identified 37 people from the 60-member WhatsApp group associated with the violent attack on Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University on January 5.

#CAAProtests: Agitation turns violent in Delhi; minors, Chandrashekhar Azad detained

21 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: Agitation turns violent in Delhi; minors, Chandrashekhar Azad detained

A day of peaceful protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took a violent turn late Friday night in Delhi.

Man disappeared in 2011; wife's lover arrested for murder now

08 Oct 2019

Man disappeared in 2011; wife's lover arrested for murder now

On Monday, the Delhi Police announced that they have solved an eight-year-old murder mystery.

Goa Police launches probe after posters for 'nude party' emerge

24 Sep 2019

Goa Police launches probe after posters for 'nude party' emerge

Recently, two racy posters about a "nude party" in North Goa emerged on social media.

Man, who filed FIR against CJI complainant, can't be "found"

25 Jul 2019

Man, who filed FIR against CJI complainant, can't be "found"

The former Supreme Court employee, who had leveled sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, was accused of fraud by a 31-year-old man.

CJI sexual-harassment case: Complainant's husband, brother-in-law get their jobs back

20 Jun 2019

CJI sexual-harassment case: Complainant's husband, brother-in-law get their jobs back

In a recent development, the husband and brother-in-law of the woman, who accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, got their jobs back.

Fake IPS officer and social media star, Abhay Meena, arrested

02 Jun 2019

Fake IPS officer and social media star, Abhay Meena, arrested

The Rajasthan Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) has arrested social media sensation Abhay Meena, who had been pretending to be an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, in Jaipur.

Wife murdered ND Tiwari's son Rohit, erased evidence: Police

24 Apr 2019

Wife murdered ND Tiwari's son Rohit, erased evidence: Police

Late Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar was murdered by his wife Apoorva Shukla Tiwari, Delhi police said on Wednesday.

ND Tiwari's son Rohit's death not natural: Delhi Police

19 Apr 2019

ND Tiwari's son Rohit's death not natural: Delhi Police

Former UP Chief Minister and Congress leader ND Tiwari's son, Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, was probably smothered to death with a pillow, Delhi Police sources said after the post-mortem.

Ex-aide of gangster Dawood, Lambu Shakeel, dies of heart ailment

25 Mar 2019

Ex-aide of gangster Dawood, Lambu Shakeel, dies of heart ailment

A former aide of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim died in Jaslok Hospital in south Mumbai, medical authorities said today.

Delhi: Nepal Embassy, NGOs' help sought to find shelter-home inmates

30 Dec 2018

Delhi: Nepal Embassy, NGOs' help sought to find shelter-home inmates

Delhi Police has sought the assistance of the Nepal Embassy and the NGOs of Nepalese origin for investigation in the case of the disappearance of eight women and a minor from a Shahdara shelter home earlier this month.

#LoveKeLiye: To fund boyfriend's training, girl robs own house

16 Dec 2018

#LoveKeLiye: To fund boyfriend's training, girl robs own house

In what makes for a bizarre incident, a girl in Rajkot robbed her own house to fund the pilot training program of her boyfriend.

31 boys reunited with families in November, says Delhi Police

15 Nov 2018

31 boys reunited with families in November, says Delhi Police

About 31 boys have been reunited with their families in the past two weeks, Delhi Police said yesterday.

Self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj's review petition dismissed by Delhi HC

14 Nov 2018

Self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj's review petition dismissed by Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court today dismissed self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj's plea for review of its decision transferring the probe in the rape case against him to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Former Karnataka-minister and mining baron Janardhan Reddy arrested in bribery-case

11 Nov 2018

Former Karnataka-minister and mining baron Janardhan Reddy arrested in bribery-case

Janardhan Reddy, the mining baron from Bellari, was arrested in Bengaluru on Sunday in connection to an alleged bribery case.

Delhi: Thieves are now stealing sperms from IVF centers

28 Sep 2018

Delhi: Thieves are now stealing sperms from IVF centers

While child trafficking is already an abominable menace in the society, information about an even worse operation has come to light.

Gujarat: Police bust fake currency printing racket; one arrested

17 Sep 2018

Gujarat: Police bust fake currency printing racket; one arrested

Police in Gujarat's Jamnagar city busted a fake currency note printing racket last Tuesday and arrested a person in this connection from his residence in Shastrinagar.

Odisha police warns about Olivia porn hoax on WhatsApp

15 Sep 2018

Odisha police warns about Olivia porn hoax on WhatsApp

The shadow cyber games space is keeping the Odisha police on their toes.

Self-styled godman Ashu Maharaj arrested for raping woman, minor

14 Sep 2018

Self-styled godman Ashu Maharaj arrested for raping woman, minor

Self-styled godman Ashu Maharaj was arrested yesterday night for allegedly raping a woman and her minor daughter at his ashram in Delhi, police said.

Mumbai: Call center dupes US citizens by offering anti-virus

08 Sep 2018

Mumbai: Call center dupes US citizens by offering anti-virus

The Mumbai Police claimed on Friday to have busted a call center racket by arresting two persons who allegedly cheated thousands of US citizens by offering to cleanse their computers of virus or malware.

Gujarat: 2 held with Rs. 1.99 lakh in demonetized notes

01 Sep 2018

Gujarat: 2 held with Rs. 1.99 lakh in demonetized notes

Two persons were arrested with demonetized notes with a face value of Rs. 1.99 lakh on Friday night in Rajkot district of Gujarat.

Kerala: Rape accused priest surrenders to Crime Branch in Kollam

12 Jul 2018

Kerala: Rape accused priest surrenders to Crime Branch in Kollam

One of the three Malankara Syrian Orthodox priests, accused of sexually abusing a woman, today surrendered before the police in Kerala's Kollam.

Delhi: 62-year-old fake cop, accomplice booked for extortion

11 Jul 2018

Delhi: 62-year-old fake cop, accomplice booked for extortion

A 62-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly extorting money from people by posing as a police officer along with his accomplice in south-east Delhi.

Delhi: 2 arrested for involvement in over 200 ATM fraud-cases

11 Jul 2018

Delhi: 2 arrested for involvement in over 200 ATM fraud-cases

Two men, allegedly involved in more than 200 ATM fraud cases, have been arrested, police said. With their arrest, the police claimed to have solved 15 ATM fraud cases in Delhi.

Burari deaths: Family wanted to meet 'god,' free 'trapped' spirits

06 Jul 2018

Burari deaths: Family wanted to meet 'god,' free 'trapped' spirits

The man who allegedly led 11 people to their deaths in Delhi's Burari was confident the "hanging" wouldn't kill them, and their souls will return after meeting 'god,' his diary entries have revealed.

Maharashtra: Three arrested for possessing demonetized money worth Rs. 1.68cr

04 Jul 2018

Maharashtra: Three arrested for possessing demonetized money worth Rs. 1.68cr

The police have seized Rs 1.68 crore in demonetized currency notes from three people, who were later arrested in Thane district of Maharashtra.

Let nuns perform sacrament of confession in Church: Kerala outfit

01 Jul 2018

Let nuns perform sacrament of confession in Church: Kerala outfit

Citing the alleged sexual abuse of a married woman by five priests of a church, women members of a Kerala-based outfit have sought reform of the centuries-old method of the sacrament of confession, saying nuns be allowed to perform the penance for women.

Missing Delhi boy reunites with family after six years

23 Jun 2018

Missing Delhi boy reunites with family after six years

Wednesday brought good news for a Delhi family after they were reunited with their missing son after six long years.

Kathua rape case: Accused to be produced before Pathankot court

29 May 2018

Kathua rape case: Accused to be produced before Pathankot court

The eight people accused in the case of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community in J&K's Kathua will be produced before a court in Pathankot in Punjab on May 31 in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court.

Arms bought illegally online seized from courier firm in Aurangabad

29 May 2018

Arms bought illegally online seized from courier firm in Aurangabad

The Crime Branch of Aurangabad Police (Maharashtra) has seized weapons like swords and knives, which were purchased illegally through an online shopping site, and have arrested four employees of a courier firm in this connection, an official said today.

Delhi-Police sends list of students who received leaked-papers to CBSE

29 May 2018

Delhi-Police sends list of students who received leaked-papers to CBSE

The Delhi Police has sent a list of students who had allegedly received the leaked Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics question papers to the CBSE, an official privy to the probe said.

Man lured to invest in frog-blood-business; duped of Rs. 3.66L

26 May 2018

Man lured to invest in frog-blood-business; duped of Rs. 3.66L

A 40-year-old man was arrested today by Kalwa police in Thane for allegedly duping a resident of Rs. 3.66L by persuading him to invest in the business of supplying "frog blood" to a UK-based pharmaceutical firm.