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Journalist, arrested en route Hathras, booked under anti-terror, sedition law

07 Oct 2020

Journalist, arrested en route Hathras, booked under anti-terror, sedition law

A Kerala journalist and three others, who were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on their way to Hathras, have been charged under the anti-terror and sedition law.

Mumbai: Man blackmails Bollywood actor's daughter; arrested

31 Jul 2020

Mumbai: Man blackmails Bollywood actor's daughter; arrested

A 25-year-old man has been arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch for allegedly blackmailing and trying to extort money from a Bollywood actor's daughter.

Someone wanted to sell 'Statue of Unity' for Rs. 30,000cr

06 Apr 2020

Someone wanted to sell 'Statue of Unity' for Rs. 30,000cr

An unidentified person has been booked in Gujarat for putting an online advertisement to sell the Statue of Unity for Rs. 30,000 crore to help the government fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Man possessing Jamia violence videos arrested to maintain 'communal harmony'

19 Dec 2019

Man possessing Jamia violence videos arrested to maintain 'communal harmony'

A man was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday after he was found possessing videos from violent protests at Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia.

Payal Rohatgi sent to jail for 8-days, over Nehru-Gandhi video

16 Dec 2019

Payal Rohatgi sent to jail for 8-days, over Nehru-Gandhi video

Actor and model Payal Rohatgi has been sent to judicial custody for eight days in connection with her controversial remarks on the Nehru-Gandhi family on social media.

Mumbai: 25-year-old woman arrested for sharing sister's nudes with boyfriend

02 Nov 2019

Mumbai: 25-year-old woman arrested for sharing sister's nudes with boyfriend

A 25-year-old Mumbai woman was recently arrested for sending a video of her younger sister bathing to her boyfriend, Agripada Police said.

Piyush Goyal's house help arrested for stealing confidential data

03 Oct 2019

Piyush Goyal's house help arrested for stealing confidential data

On Tuesday, Mumbai police arrested a man working as a domestic help at Union Minister Piyush Goyal's house for allegedly stealing valuables and confidential data.

Engineer made 600 women send nudes for 5-star hotel job

25 Aug 2019

Engineer made 600 women send nudes for 5-star hotel job

A 33-year-old software engineer has been arrested by Cyberabad police in Chennai for allegedly duping over 600 women across the country into sending their nude photos.

Former 'Indian Idol' contestant Avanti Patel duped in cyber fraud

20 Mar 2019

Former 'Indian Idol' contestant Avanti Patel duped in cyber fraud

Former Indian Idol contestant Avanti Patel was cheated of Rs. 1.7 lakh in a cyber fraud case recently.

TN: Teacher accused in 'sex for degrees' case granted bail

13 Mar 2019

TN: Teacher accused in 'sex for degrees' case granted bail

The Madras High Court has granted conditional bail to a woman assistant professor, Nirmala Devi, accused in the sensational "sex for degrees" case, arrested 11 months ago.

Pollachi sex abuse: Four-member gang harassed, videographed 50+ women

12 Mar 2019

Pollachi sex abuse: Four-member gang harassed, videographed 50+ women

In a shocking incident, a group of four men, all in their 20s, sexually harassed over 50 women in Tamil Nadu, police said.

Supreme Court admits petitions challenging government's 'snooping order'

14 Jan 2019

Supreme Court admits petitions challenging government's 'snooping order'

The Supreme Court has admitted a clutch of petitions challenging the government's move to give sweeping powers to 10 Central investigative agencies to intercept and monitor data on computers.

Petition filed in SC seeking quashing of Center's 'snooping order'

24 Dec 2018

Petition filed in SC seeking quashing of Center's 'snooping order'

On Monday, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality and legality of the Center's December 20 order that granted sweeping surveillance powers to 10 Central agencies.

Now, government can monitor data in any personal computer

21 Dec 2018

Now, government can monitor data in any personal computer

In what could mark the beginnings of an Orwellian surveillance state, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Thursday, granted sweeping powers to 10 Central investigative agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any data stored on computer devices.

Rasogolla-comment or hurting sentiments? Here's why journalist Mitra was arrested

27 Oct 2018

Rasogolla-comment or hurting sentiments? Here's why journalist Mitra was arrested

The Odisha Police on Saturday said Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was arrested not for his Twitter post on 'rasogolla', but for hurting the sentiments of the Odia people, among other reasons.

Fake call center duping Canadians busted by Noida Police

19 Oct 2018

Fake call center duping Canadians busted by Noida Police

The Noida Police on Thursday said it had busted a fake call center operating from the city and arrested the mastermind for allegedly duping Canadians and other foreign nationals.

Thane woman duped of Rs. 7.3 lakh by UK-based man

10 Oct 2018

Thane woman duped of Rs. 7.3 lakh by UK-based man

A 38-year-old woman working with a consultancy firm in Thane, Maharashtra was allegedly duped of Rs. 7.3 lakh by a UK-based man.

Tushar Mehta appointed as the Solicitor General Of India

10 Oct 2018

Tushar Mehta appointed as the Solicitor General Of India

On Wednesday, the Additional Solicitor of India, Tushar Mehta was appointed the Solicitor General Of India.

Pune: Cosmos Bank's server hacked; over Rs. 94cr siphoned off

14 Aug 2018

Pune: Cosmos Bank's server hacked; over Rs. 94cr siphoned off

Hackers managed to transfer over Rs. 94 crore through a malware attack on the server of Pune-based Cosmos Bank and cloning thousands of the bank's debit cards.

Man held for creating fake Facebook-profile of Patanjali's Acharya Balkrishna

11 Aug 2018

Man held for creating fake Facebook-profile of Patanjali's Acharya Balkrishna

A man, who allegedly created a fake Facebook account of Acharya Balkrishna of the Patanjali Group and engaged in vulgar conversations with the people, has been arrested in Noida today.

Maharashtra: Five held for sharing child pornography through WhatsApp

03 Aug 2018

Maharashtra: Five held for sharing child pornography through WhatsApp

Five persons have been detained in Thane for allegedly watching and circulating child pornography through WhatsApp.

Live-in-partner demands Rs. 5cr from woman, threatens to upload nudes

02 Jul 2018

Live-in-partner demands Rs. 5cr from woman, threatens to upload nudes

A 34-year-old Chandigarh woman was being harassed by her live-in partner for days now. The 24-year-old man demanded Rs. 5 crore from the woman failing which he threatened to upload her nude pictures on the Internet.

Google, Facebook nervous over new data-privacy laws in India

12 Jun 2018

Google, Facebook nervous over new data-privacy laws in India

India is fast careening into the digital age, but its laws and regulations are dated and unsuited to the times, thereby raising concerns about privacy.

Indore Police busts an IPL betting racket

26 May 2018

Indore Police busts an IPL betting racket

Indore Police has busted an international IPL betting racket that was running operation worth crores of rupees.

Man booked for death threats to collector, offensive-comments against Rajnath

24 May 2018

Man booked for death threats to collector, offensive-comments against Rajnath

A man in MP's Betul has been booked for allegedly issuing death threats to the district collector on Facebook and posting objectionable comments against Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Kashmiri Pandit loses job, slapped by FIR for inflammatory comments

15 May 2018

Kashmiri Pandit loses job, slapped by FIR for inflammatory comments

Two tweets posted by a Kashmiri man talking against a certain community proved costly for him.

Maharashtra Police asks WhatsApp group admins to monitor objectionable content

14 Apr 2018

Maharashtra Police asks WhatsApp group admins to monitor objectionable content

The police in the Parbhani district of Maharashtra is asking the admins of WhatsApp chat groups to ensure that no objectionable content is circulated in the group and to monitor what group members are posting.

'Parmanu' war intensifies: John files three criminal complaints against Prernaa

08 Apr 2018

'Parmanu' war intensifies: John files three criminal complaints against Prernaa

The battle for the ownership of upcoming 'Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran' has taken another sour turn.

Man threatens five eminent women calling them "anti-national"; case filed

08 Sep 2017

Man threatens five eminent women calling them "anti-national"; case filed

After noted Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead, a Facebook user openly threatened to eliminate five prominent women, terming them "anti-national".

Government to strengthen existing laws to curb offensive online speech

20 Aug 2017

Government to strengthen existing laws to curb offensive online speech

In 2015, the Supreme Court quashed Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, calling it "unconstitutional".

Aadhaar effect: India may soon have a data-protection law

02 Aug 2017

Aadhaar effect: India may soon have a data-protection law

Centre conveyed to the Supreme Court yesterday that it had set up a ten-member committee headed by former SC judge B N Srikrishna to formulate a data protection law to ensure protection of personal information.

A quick glance at Delhi-NCR

17 Dec 2016

A quick glance at Delhi-NCR

Indian weddings, known for their lavishness, are gradually heading towards being a sober affair in the wake of demonetization.