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...

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
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
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
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...

17 days ago
No relief from Kerala HC to two rape-accused Orthodox priests

Kochi, July 3 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday declined any relief to two of the four rape-accused Orthodox priests who had moved it for anticipatory bail, posting the next hearing for Monday. The two priests, Abraham Varghese and Job Mathew, of the Kottayam-headquartered Malankara Orthodox Church, sought that the court prevent their arrest as they have been falsely implicated in ...

18 days ago
Four Orthodox Church priests in Kerala booked for rape

Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) The Kerala Police's Crime Branch, probing the case of alleged sexual exploitation of a woman by some priests of the Kottayam-headquartered Malankara Orthodox Church, on Tuesday registered an FIR against four priests on the victim's complaint. Inspector General of Police S.Sreejith, who led the probe team, said that the FIR charging the four priests with ...

22 days ago
Conspiracy to kill Bukhari was hatched in Pakistan: Police

Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Thursday that the conspiracy to kill noted Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari was hatched in Pakistan and that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) carried out the crime. Inspector General of Police S.P. Pani told the media: This terror crime was done by LeT and the conspiracy was hatched in Pakistan. Giving details, the police ...

26 days ago
Vohra reviews arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Saturday reviewed the security arrangements for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra along south Kashmir's Pahalgam route. Vohra, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), visited various halting points of the Yatra and reviewed the security and other arrangements being made to receive the pilgrims.

27 days ago
CBI to probe two Tripura journalists' killings

Agartala, June 23 (IANS) Responding to the state government's requests, the CBI will probe the killing of two journalists in Tripura last year, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday. Following the state government's requests, necessary notifications were issued last week allowing the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to probe the killings of two Tripura journalists, D...

1 month ago
K.K. Rao new Gurugram police chief

Gurugram, June 19 (IANS) Senior IPS officer K.K. Rao was on Tuesday named Gurugram's new Commissioner of Police and will take charge on Wednesday, an official said. The 1996 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer was currently posted as Inspector General of Police, India Reserve Battalion, Bhondsi. I will take charge of my new responsibility on Wednesday, Rao said, adding that...

1 month ago
Five dead as blaze guts two Lucknow hotels, owners booked

Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Five persons, including a woman and child, were killed and over a dozen others injured as fire engulfed two hotels here on Tuesday, police said. The fire broke out at the SSJ International Hotel on Tuesday morning and soon spread to the adjacent Hotel Virat International, gutting both buildings. Fire tenders were rushed to contain the blaze, but it took mo...

1 month ago
Haryana transfers top police officers

Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) The Haryana government on Tuesday issued transfer and posting orders of eight senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, including the Police Commissioners of Gurugram and Panchkula, an official said. K.K. Rao, Inspector General of Police, Indian Reserve Battalion, Bhondsi, has been posted as Commissioner of Police, Gurugram, adjoining national capital Delhi,...

1 month ago
Dineshwar Sharma visits Bukhari's family

Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Centre's Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma on Monday visited the family of slain 'Rising Kashmir' editor Shujaat Bukhari to offer his condolences. Sharma went to Kreeri town of Baramulla district to console the bereaved family who observed the 4th day 'Fateha' (funeral prayers) on Monday. A large number of sympathizers including academicians, member...

1 month ago
Canadian citizen among four held as Punjab Police bust drug racket

Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an international drugs smuggling racket with the arrest of four persons, including a Canadian national of Indian-origin. A senior police officer said that the gang was using the courier services route to smuggle drugs abroad. The drugs were being hidden in traditional utensils being couriered to Canada. ...

1 month ago
Police arrest fourth suspect for Bukhari's murder

Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said it had arrested a fourth suspect in the murder of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, whose killing has sent shockwaves in the state and beyond. S.P. Pani, the Inspector General of Police of Kashmir zone, said Bukhari's killing here on Thursday evening -- two days before Eid -- along with his two security guards was a te...

1 month ago
Odisha sets up expert panel for Jagannath temple management reforms

Bhubaneswar, June 14 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday set up a three-member expert committee to recommend measures for streamlining the functioning of the 12th century Jagannath temple at Puri. The committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, will study management schemes of other important shrines in the country, said a Law Department notification. I...

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