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19-year-old sentenced to death for rape under new Rajasthan law

Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) A 19-year-old was Saturday sentenced to death for raping a seven-month-old baby in Rajasthan this year, police said. According to Director General of Police O.P. Galhotra, this comes as the first death sentence in Rajasthan after the state assembly brought in a tougher law against sexual abuse on April 21, making provisions for death penalty to those convicted of r...

2 days ago
Haryana Police makes training mandatory for private guards

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Haryana Police has made it mandatory for all guards and supervisors employed by private security agencies to undergo training in recognized training institutes. Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Mohammed Akil said on Friday that all the heads of district police have been asked to ensure that all security guards and personal security offi...

2 days ago
Punjab DGP sees conspiracy in campaign against him; warns of legal action

Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Under a sustained attack from the opposition, top police officials and other quarters over his shielding a certain controversial police officers, Punjab Police chief Suresh Arora on Thursday said that there was a spiteful conspiracy against him and other top brass of the force to erode the credibility and morale of the state police. During my career spanning 36...

3 days ago
Ishrat case: Court reserves order on discharge plea for August 4

Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) A Special CBI Court here on Wednesday reserved its verdict for August 4 on the discharge pleas of two retired police officers D.G. Vanzara and N.K. Amin in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan shootout case even as her mother strongly opposed the plea. Continuing their arguments, counsel for the two former police officials maintained that they were framed in the case by the Ce...

4 days ago
Four killed, many trapped as building collapses into another in Greater Noida

Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and several others trapped under the debris of two residential buildings that collapsed in a village in Greater Noida -- one of the fast-developing real estate hubs on the outskirts of Delhi, officials said on Wednesday. The collapse in Shahberi village, some 30 km east of the capital, took place between 8.30 p.m. and 9 p.m....

4 days ago
Three killed in Greater Noida twin-building collapse

Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) At least three bodies were retrieved on Wednesday from the debris of two residential buildings that collapsed on Tuesday evening in a village in Greater Noida -- one of the fast-developing real estate hubs on the outskirts of Delhi. At least 50 people were believed trapped under the concrete rubble of the buildings, one of which was under construction and ot...

6 days ago
Rajasthan police constables exam held peacefully

Jaipur, July 16 (IANS) The Rajasthan Police Constable Examination was held peacefully on Saturday and Sunday to fill in 13,142 posts in the state, a top officer said. Internet services remained suspended for a second consecutive day on Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm to ensure the smooth conduct of examinations. Medical, banking, transport and logistics segment were also on a standstill...

7 days ago
Criminals arrested, four pistols seized

Ghaziabad, July 15 (IANS) Police here have arrested five criminals, two of whom carried rewards of Rs 100,000 and Rs 50,000 for their arrest, and seized four pistols, two cars and Rs 1.2 lakh in cash from them. Additional Director General of Police (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar told the media that the arrests on Saturday night followed a tip off when a car in which the men were travelling...

7 days ago
Feni, fish and formalin: Morgue preservative in seafood provokes outrage, acrid humour

Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Over the last few days, the word formalin or formaldehyde, a powerful carcinogenic disinfectant used to preserve dead bodies in mortuaries, is on the lips of most fish-loving Goans, after the state Food and Drugs Administration cracked down on consignments of fish from other states laced with the chemical. Surprisingly, soon after the raid and a subsequent tweet (s...

7 days ago
Police exams: Internet services remain suspended in Rajasthan

Jaipur, July 14 (IANS) Internet services remained suspended from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rajasthan on Saturday to ensure the smooth conduct of examinations for the recruitment of 13,142 police constables. The Medical, banking, transport and logistics segment came to a standstill in the state. The police ensured strict enforcement of a dress code. The candidates had to take off their...

8 days ago
Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins in Odisha

Puri, July 14 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees on Saturday thronged this pilgrim town in Odisha to witness the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings. On this day Lord Jagannath and his two siblings -- Lord Balaram and Goddess Subhadra -- visit their aunt at the Gundicha Temple around three kilometres away. They travel to Gundicha temple on three giant wooden chariots that ...

8 days ago
Veteran journalist Yagnik fell off building: MP Police

Indore, July 14 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Police on Saturday said veteran journalist Kalpesh Yagnik did not die of a heart attack as reported earlier but lost his life after he fell from the terrace of a building here. The 55-year-old Dainik Bhaskar Group Editor passed away early on Friday. Director General of Police Narayan Chari Mishra told IANS: Yagnik died after falling from the ...

9 days ago
Bengal minister slams Maneka for exceeding her brief

Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) West Bengal Minister and senior Trinamool leader Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Friday accused Union Minister Maneka Gandhi of exceeding her brief by directly communicating with the Kolkata Police in a sexual assault case in which the victim is a two-year-old boy. The West Bengal Power Minister said Gandhi should have spoken to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee first.

10 days ago
Adequate security arrangements for Rath Yatra in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) R.P. Sharma on Wednesday said tight security arrangements will be made to ensure smooth conduct of Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings in Puri. The nine-day festival will begin on July 14 and it is expected that lakhs of devotees would congregate in the pilgrim town to witness the chariot festival. Larg...

12 days ago
Fake degree: No action against woman cricketer Harmanpreet

Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The Punjab government will remove woman cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur the DSP's post for submitting a fake degree, but will not initiate any criminal proceedings against her, informed sources said on Tuesday. Government and police sources said no criminal proceedings for forgery and cheating were in the offing against the Indian T20 women cricket team captain. Th...

12 days ago
Kathua rape: Pathankot court refers complaint against SIT to J&K DGP

Pathankot (Punjab), July 9 (IANS) Following a complaint of harassment filed against the special investigation team (SIT) by one of the accused in the gruesome rape and murder of a eight-year-old minor nomadic girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, a court in this Punjab town on Monday referred it to the Jammu and Kashmir's Director General of Police for investigation. The matter re...

13 days ago
Gangster Munna Bajrangi shot dead in UP jail, family claims conspiracy

Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Dreaded gangster Munna Bajrangi was shot dead inside a high security prison in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh early on Monday, causing a major embarrassment to the Yogi Adityanath government. The 51-year-old criminal was shot 10 times in the head and chest from close range with a sophisticated handgun and his body was then dumped into a gutter inside the prison premises,...

13 days ago
Film critic externed from Hyderabad for hurting religious sentiments

Hyderabad, July 9 (IANS) Telangana Police on Monday externed film critic Kathi Mahesh from Hyderabad for six months for hurting religious sentiments through his alleged derogatory comments on Lord Ram and Sita. Director General of Police M. Mahendar Reddy told a news conference here that Mahesh has been taken out of the city to be dropped at his native place in Chittoor district of Andhr...

17 days ago
Rajasthan DGP talks tough to check rapes of minors

Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) Rajasthan Director General of Police O.P. Galhotra on Wednesday asked all district SPs to take stern actions against those found guilty in raping minors in the state. Such cases should be handled with utmost seriousness and all actions should be taken to ensure the accused gets punished at the earliest without any delay or callousness, he said in a press note.

18 days ago
Jharkhand warns against violence during Thursday's shutdown

Ranchi, July 4 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Wednesday warned of strict action against anyone found indulging in violence during a united opposition shutdown called on Thursday to protest an amendment in the Land Acquisition Act 2013. A total of 5,000 jawans of the state police will be deployed along with two companies of Rapid Action Force, six companies of Reserve Armed Police and...

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