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21 hours ago
4 woman among 8 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were gunned down in a gun battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district early on Thursday, police said. The incident took place around 6.30 a.m. in a forest near Timenar village along the border of Bijapur and Dantewada districts when a joint team of the District Reserve Guard and Special Task Force were engaged...

22 hours ago
4 women among 8 Maoists gunned down in Chhatisgarh

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were shot dead on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in an area adjoing the border of Dantewada-Bijapur districts in Chhattisgarh, an official said. Several sophisticated firearms were recovered from them. Confirming the incident, Inspector General of Police - Bastar Range, Vivekanand Sinha said patr...

1 day ago
Buildings' collapse: Death toll 9, search underway

Greater Noida, July 19 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of two buildings in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh climbed to nine on Thursday as five more bodies were removed from under the debris. Authorities continued with the search for any survivor/body. An official said that chances of survival of those trapped were bleak since it had been over 40 hours since the buildings collapsed i...

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7 arrested in Malaysia for suspected IS links

Bangkok, July 19 (IANS) Police in Malaysia have arrested seven people for alleged links with the Islamic State (IS) terror organisation, including a man who threatened to assassinate the Malaysian King and the Prime Minister, police said on Thursday. Four Malaysians, including one woman, and three Indonesians were arrested during operations between March 12 and March 17, Efe news quoted ...

3 days ago
Businessman, son hacked to death in Indore

Indore, July 16 (IANS) A businessman and his son have been brutally murdered in Indore -- the business hub of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday. According to the police, deceased Vindhyachal Gupta (45), along with his son Sandeep (25) and father Sudama (70), was on Sunday night returning home after closing their shop at around 11 p.m. As they got off the vehicle near their ho...

5 days ago
Haryana STF arrests wanted criminal from Noida

Gurugram, July 15 (IANS) A wanted criminal carrying a bounty of Rs 1.5 lakh on his head was arrested from Noida, adjoining Delhi, by Haryana's Special Task Force (STF), police said on Sunday. Pradeep Lohar alias Kala was wanted in around two dozen cases of murder, attempt to murder, loot and other heinous crimes, STF Deputy Inspector General Satheesh Balan said. The wanted crimin...

5 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...

5 days ago
Hapur lynching survivor says police saving accused cow vigilantes

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Police are trying to weaken the Hapur lynching case at the behest of the BJP and the Yogi Adityanath government, said the witness and survivor of the June 18 murder allegedly by cow vigilantes after he was discharged from a hospital here on Saturday. Samiyuddin also sent his first statement detailing about the incident to IG Meerut Range Ram Kumar, expressing hi...

6 days ago
Decorated top cop pens cat-and-mouse tale of nabbing Bihar's dreaded outlaw

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) If Nitish Kumar's rise as the Chief Minister of Bihar in November 2005 is seen as the onset of what he calls sushasan or good governance, then multiple award-winning IPS officer Amit Lodha's contribution in ridding the state of routine kidnappings, murders and rapes is significant -- at least that is what emerges from a real life cat-and-mouse tale that Lodha has now pen...

6 days ago
NRC project flawed, need to extend appeal time: Activists

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Even as the deadline for publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam inches closer, a civil society group on Friday demanded extension of the time-frame prescribed to appeal for persons who end up as D or Doubtful voters in it, citing flaws and prejudices in the registration process. The Supreme Court had earlier in the month e...

6 days ago
Rajasthan police's dress code for police exam

Jaipur, July 13 (IANS) For around 15 lakh candidates appearing for the police constable recruitment exam on July 14-15 for 13,142 posts, there are new dos and dont's: they will have to take the test barefoot; avoid fancy accessories (bangles are disallowed) and full-sleeve shirts. The Superintendents of Police (SPs) of various districts where the exam will be conducted have been told to ...

6 days ago
Haryana STF arrests two wanted criminals

Gurugram, July 13 (IANS) The Haryana Special Task Force (STF) on Friday arrested two criminals wanted in several cases, including the robbery of Rs 20 lakh from a liquor trader's office in Gurugram this year, police said. STF Inspector General of Police Saurabh Singh said a team that included Deputy Superintendent of Police Kaptan Singh and Inspector Sonu Malik arrested Anshul and Ankit....

10 days ago
10 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Kabul, July 10 (IANS) At least 10 people, mostly civilians, were killed and four others were wounded on Tuesday in a suicide attack on a security checkpost in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. A rebel detonated his suicide vest around 10 a.m. in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar, the regional governor's spokesperson Attaullah Kogyanai told Efe news. The attack, which also damag...

10 days ago
Two BSF troopers killed in Chhattisgarh IED blast

Raipur/Kanker, July 10 (IANS) Two BSF troopers were killed in an IED blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Monday evening, police said. The blast occurred in the Tarhwali jungle area of the district, when a search party of the Border Security Force (BSF) came to the area after getting reports of Maoist activity there. As soon as the troopers reached the...

12 days ago
Embarrassed Amarinder orders removal of police officer within days

Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) Embarrassed by criticism over appointment of a controversial police officer to replace the controversial district police chief of Moga, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the removal of the recently-appointed SSP Kamaljit Singh Dhillon. Dhillon's removal came after receiving the report he (Amarinder Singh) had sought earlier this week into...

13 days ago
Year later, Himachal rape-murder victim's father seeks justice

Shimla, July 6 (IANS) Seeking justice for his teenaged daughter who was gang-raped and murdered in Himachal Pradesh a year ago, her father on Friday raised questions over the CBI investigations into the case so far. Some rich people are involved in the crime and the CBI is shielding them, the man told reporters here. The CBI has so far arrested one person. How is it possible that...

14 days ago
7 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

Sukma (Chhattisgarh), July 6 (IANS) Seven Maoists, including four with rewards on their heads, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Friday, police said. Of these four, one had a Rs 8 lakh bounty on him while three others carried Rs 1 lakh reward each for their capture. The rebels, who included women, surrendered to Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena and CRPF Deput...

14 days ago
11 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

Sukma (Chhattisgarh), July 6 (IANS) Eleven Maoists, including four with rewards on their heads, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Friday morning, police said. Out of these four, one had a Rs 8 lakh bounty on him while three others had Rs 1 lakh rewards. The rebels, who included women, surrendered to Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena and CRPF Deputy Inspector G...

14 days ago
Class 10 student molested, commits suicide

Indore (MP), July 6 (IANS) A Class 10 student committed suicide after she was molested, police said. The girl, who hailed from Prajapat Nagar, on Thursday hung herself with a rope after leaving a suicide note in which she said she was molested by a youth, who even blackmailed her on the social media, police said. According to her relatives, a complaint was registered against the ...

14 days ago
US environment agency chief quits amid scandals

Washington, July 6 (IANS) The US' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt has resigned after months of ethics controversies, citing the unrelenting attacks on himself and his family, which have taken a sizable toll on all of us. President Donald Trump first tweeted the news on Thursday that Pruitt had resigned, reports CNN. I have accepted the resignation of Scot...

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