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Hyderabad police bust prostitution racket, 'save' two actresses

Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Sunday claimed to have busted a high-profile prostitution racket and saved two actresses. Police identified the two actresses as Richa A Saksena, who acted in Telugu movie June 1:43 and Subhra Chatterjee, a Bengali TV serial actor. Deputy Commissioner of Police P.Radhakishan Rao said simultaneous raids were conducted at two five-star h...

14 hours ago
Two actresses held in Hyderabad on charges of prostitution

Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) A prostitution racket was busted here with the arrest of four persons, including two actresses from Mumbai, police said on Sunday. The arrests were made during raids on two five-star hotels in posh Banjara Hills area late on Saturday night, police said. Those arrested include an actress from Bollywood and another television actress. Two brokers, who were ...

3 days ago
Fashion trends for bridesmaids

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A bridesmaid should ensure that her style game is on point to add to the glamour quotient of the stage. Picking the right outfit and jewellery plays an essential role in the overall look, say experts. Ranu Bathwal, Founder of Popup Galleria, and Sarika Naheta, Director at Jaipur Jewels, have shared some insights for a bridesmaids look this wedding season. ...

6 days ago
Over 12,000 bottles of banned cough syrup seized in Bengal

Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Monday said it seized more than 12,000 bottles of banned cough syrup Phensedyl from a village in West Bengal. The recovery was made early on Monday in North 24 Parganas district during a joint operation with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials, a BSF official said. Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troopers conducted a raid ...

6 days ago
Centre does not aid Bengal like other states : Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of not aiding her state the way it aids the others as her government opposes its policies. The Central government does not provide necessary monitory support to Bengal, rather they take the money away. We are still paying Rs 40,000 crore every year as part of the s...

7 days ago
Thought provoking tales at Delhi's queer theatre, film fest

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A string of thought-provoking stories were told through plays and movies at the third edition of the Delhi International Queer Theatre & Film Festival 2017 here. The two-day festival, which ended on Sunday, witnessed stories underlining the sensitive lives of the queer community. A movie titled The Condom Man presented the struggle of Ireland to provi...

7 days ago
HIV/AIDS cases increase in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) HIV/AIDS infection cases are on the rise in Pakistan, according to new data. An estimated 133,000 people in Pakistan were tested positive with, according to statistics from the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), adding as many as 21,129 new cases reported in 2017 while some 9,000 patients died of HIV this year, reports Xinhua news agency. The report,...

8 days ago
DCW chief meets President over women safety situation

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Saturday met President Ram Nath Kovind and briefed him on issues related to women safety and the growing menace of illegal drugs and liquor being sold in the capital, a statement said. The DCW chief requested the President to help the commission secure its demands from the Central government, according to the statement. Fi...

9 days ago
DCW summons Excise official over illegal sale of alcohol

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Friday issued summons to the Deputy Commissioner of the Excise Department to get details about the action taken in the matter of liquor being sold illegally in some parts of the city. This came in the wake of a brutal attack on a woman who helped the Commission bust a bootlegging racket in a house in Narela of north Delhi on...

10 days ago
ED raids six places in Chandigarh, seizes over Rs 1.5 crore

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday carried out searches at over half a dozen places in Chandigarh against hawala traders and seized over Rs 1.5 crore in cash, as also several incriminating documents, an official said. The official said searches were carried out at the premises of Ajay Buddhiraja of Buddhiraja Forex, from where Rs 34 lakh in Indian ...

10 days ago
Now, treatment for CGHS beneficiaries without referral letter

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Aiming to simplify the treatment procedure under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), beneficiaries have been permitted to undergo treatment at any empanelled private hospital without the requirement of a referral (permission) letter. It has now been decided that CGHS beneficiaries are allowed to undergo treatment at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS...

10 days ago
Be a perfect bridesmaid while attending winter wedding

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The big fat Indian wedding season is here. So, this winter, opt for comfortable dresses for all the ceremonies like mehendi, haldi, sangeet, pre-wedding cocktails, post-wedding parties, and show-off your desi avatar with some fun and flirty styles. Nidhi Yadav, fashion designer and Founder of the brand AKS and Pritesh Goyal, jewellery designer and Founder of the...

10 days ago
Fake 2,000-rupee note was out within 53 days of demonetisation!

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) It didn't take long for fake notes of 2,000 rupees to start circulating after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation in November 2016, with one of its stated aims being to kill counterfeit currency, official data show. According to the National Crime Records Bureau's (NCRB) latest report released on November 30, a total of 2,272 fake notes of Rs 2,0...

11 days ago
Man remanded in custody over plot to kill British PM

London, Dec 6 (IANS) A 20-year-old man accused of a plot to bomb Downing Street's security gates and then kill British Prime Minister Theresa May was on Wednesday remanded in custody after he appeared at a court here. Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman from north London was charged with preparing acts of terrorism and was remanded in custody during a hearing at the Westminster Magistrates' Court,...

11 days ago
ED questions Misa Bharti's husband Shailesh in money laundering case

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday questioned Shailesh Kumar, the husband of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadavs daughter Misa Bharti, for over eight hours in its ongoing probe into a money laundering case of over Rs 8,000 crore. Shailesh Kumar arrived at the agency's office in south Delhi's Khan Market around 12.30 p.m. The agency has also issued notice to Mi...

12 days ago
Law to nail hospitals guilty of cheating, negligence on anvil: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the Delhi government is preparing a legal framework to nail private hospitals guilty of criminal negligence and cheating people, according to an official. The Chief Minister's statement comes days after a city hospital declared a baby dead while the newborn was still alive. The Chief Minister said that his gov...

12 days ago
Houthis killed 200 prisoners, spread across Sanaa

Sanaa, Dec 5 (IANS) The Houthi militia killed 200 people who were taken prisoners during an attack that killed former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Arab media reported on Tuesday. The Houthis ambushed the homes of Saleh's relatives and killed a few of his supporters and leading figures in his General People's Congress (GPC) Party, Al Arabiya reported. This follows the killing...

13 days ago
NIA questions Odisha man over suspected LeT link

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday questioned an Odisha man over his suspected link with terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist outfit, an official said. Akhtar Hussain Khan, 52, was questioned at the NIA headquarters here for over nine hours, an NIA official told IANS, adding his questioning would be continued for a few days. The NIA i...

14 days ago
NIA, UP Police team attacked in raid to nab arms supplier, one held

Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A team of NIA and Uttar Pradesh Police was attacked by a mob early on Sunday when it raided a village in Ghaziabad district to arrest a suspected arms supplier linked to the killing of Punjab RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana, officials said. Constable Tahzib Khan suffered a leg injury when the mob pelted the raiding team with stones and even fired ...

14 days ago
NIA, UP police team attacked during raid to nab arms supplier

Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A team of NIA and Uttar Pradesh Police was attacked by a mob early on Sunday when it raided a village in Ghaziabad district to arrest a suspected arms supplier linked to the killing of Punjab RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana, officials said. Constable Tahzib Khan suffered a leg injury when the mob pelted the raiding team with stones and even fired ...

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