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  • Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat! Yesterday

    A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday. Archwell Maramba said he had been eating the snake meat for its medicinal value. "I wanted to eat the python to cure my spine and since I ate my first python...
  • Naomi Campbell: Spreading awareness about Ebola and its prevention is crucial 2 days ago

    London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell will begin London Fashion Week with her charity show Feb 19 to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The 44-year-old, who announced her Fashion for Relief foundation, would be putting on a catwalk show to raise money for the Ebola crisis last year. She...
  • Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest 5 days ago

    An Oregon man who claims his rights were violated last year when he was arrested outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for playing his violin in the nude is suing the police department and others for $1.1 million. Matthew Mglej, 25, says officers used excessive force, unlawfully detained him...
  • CBI arrests Dayanidhi Maran's additional private secretary, 2 others January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI arrested three people, including V Gowthaman, the then additional private secretary of Dayanidhi Maran, in connection with alleged allotment of more than 300 high-speed telephone lines to the then telecom minister's residence in Chennai which were extended to his brother's TV channel on Wednesday night. Besides Gowthaman,...
  • 'Grown Ups' actor Nadji Jeter arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of marijuana January 19, 2015

    Burbank, California: Police say an 18-year-old actor has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of marijuana. Burbank Police. Sgt. Scott Meadows said Sunday that Nadji Jeter was pulled over shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday for an alleged traffic violation and was later arrested on suspicion of driving under...
  • Man fined for false promise on contract killing January 15, 2015

    A 21-year-old Norwegian man was fined 10,000 crowns ($1,300) for fraud because he accepted a contract killing job without intending to carry it out, police told Reuters on Wednesday. The man agreed to take cash to kill a 17-year-old youth, but authorities could not prove any intent to complete the task,...
  • Will continue to work for the people despite abuses: Mamata Banerjee January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: With the Opposition and a section of the media critical of her party and the government over different issues, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday put up a brave front saying she will continue to work for the people irrespective of 'abuses' hurled against her. "No matter how much you...
  • Uber rape: Tout who forged character certificate for accused driver arrested December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A tout, who had allegedly assisted the Uber rape accused Shiv Kumar Yadav in procuring fake character certificate, has been arrested. Yadav got All India Tourist permit after submitting the certificate to the State Transport Authority in Burari. The accused, identified as Javneet Singh, was arrested on Thursday. He had...
  • Agra conversion accused surrenders December 16, 2014

    Agra: Nand Kishore, accused of forcibly converting over a 100 people into Hinduism in an Agra village, surrendered before police on Tuesday. "Agra conversion accused Nand Kishore has surrendered," Agra DIG Lakshmi Singh said. Kishore was the most wanted accused named in FIR in the case and carried an award of Rs...
  • Bengaluru youth operating pro-Islamic State Twitter handle sent to five-day police custody December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police was on Sunday granted five days custody of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a 24-year-old engineer, after he confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers. Biswas was arrested on Saturday from his home in the IT city. He has been accused of waging a...
  • Bengaluru youth was in contact with few English speaking Jihadist December 14, 2014

    Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bengaluru youth behind pro-ISIS Twitter account December 14, 2014

    As Bengaluru youth admits handling pro-ISIS Twitter account, here is what Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Saradha scam: TMC workers protest outside court, dares Centre to act against Mamata Banerjee December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The standoff between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party continues, as TMC workers protest outside Alipore court over West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra's arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP...
  • Bengaluru youth confesses to operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, 24-year-old engineer from West Bengal, has confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers, police said on Saturday. Biswas, who works as an engineer in a multinational company in Bengaluru was arrested on Saturday morning under provisions of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act...
  • Bengaluru Police arrest youth suspected of operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Days after a British news channel claimed to have traced down the person who operates "most followed" pro-Islamic State Twitter handle to Bengaluru, the city police on Saturday arrested a youth in connection with the reports. The youth who allegedly operated the @ShamiWitness handle was arrested under sections for...
  • Madan Mitra arrest: It's illegal, unconstitutional, vendetta politics, says Mamata December 12, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday attacked the Centre calling her Minister Madan Mitra's arrest by the CBI on Friday as "unconstitutional, illegal and vendetta politics". She alleged that the BJP leaders were involved in the Saradha scam and that the arrests being made by the CBI...
  • Brazil: Alleged serial killer arrested for murdering 42 people in 10 years for fun December 12, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: A man arrested by police in Rio de Janeiro on suspicion of murder has confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade, making him potentially one of the country's most prolific serial killers. Sailson Jose das Graças, 26, who was arrested on Wednesday, told reporters at a...
  • 58 Indian fishermen arrested in Pakistan December 11, 2014

    Karachi: At least 58 Indian fishermen were arrested on Thursday by Pakistani authorities for allegedly violating the country's maritime boundary. Security forces also confiscated about 10 boats from them, Express Tribune reported. Both Indian and Pakistani fishermen are frequently arrested and detained for fishing in each others waters, as the maritime...
  • Delhi rape: Police recover driver's iPhone given by Uber December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The case against Uber cab driver into the Delhi rape incident will get a boost as the iPhone that was given to him by the cab service provider has been recovered by police. In a related development, Uber's double talk over the verification of drivers' credentials has come...
  • Delhi rape: Police file FIR against Uber for cheating, charges accused cab driver with forgery December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Friday filed FIR against international taxi service provider Uber and one of its drivers Shiv Kumar Yadav in connection with the rape of a 25-year-old woman in the national capital. "We have registered a separate FIR against Uber under Section 420 (cheating) of IPC. In...
  • Delhi rape: Is travelling in cabs safe anymore? December 8, 2014

    Delhi has been shaken, once again. This after a 25-year-old finance executive was raped inside a cab provided by Uber. The accused has been sent to three-day police custody. But some serious questions have been raised with this ghastly incident. How cab driver get a police certificate after being acquitted...
  • Cab rape: Accused driver sent to three-day police custody, Uber taxi service banned in Delhi December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Shiv Kumar Yadav, the taxi driver who worked with international cab service Uber, was on Monday produced before a Delhi court in connection with the rape of a 25-year-old woman in the national capital. Metropolitan Magistrate Ambika Singh sent 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav in police custody till December 11...
  • Ludhiana: 17-year-old set ablaze for reporting rape December 4, 2014

    Ludhiana: In a ghastly incident, a 17-year-old rape victim was allegedly set ablaze by six men in Punjab's Ludhiana on Thursday for filing a police complaint against them. Police have arrested two of the accused while the others continue to remain at large. The victim has been hospitalised with 75 per...
  • Haryana: We thrashed them with belts before they threw us out, recalls woman who faught against eve teasers December 1, 2014

    Two sisters hit back at 3 harassers aboard a bus in Rohtak. The 3 men reportedly assaulted the 2 girls when they objected to harrassment. "You have to become my girlfriend. They were misbehaving with us," said one of the victims. ...
  • Haryana: Three eve teasers thrashed by two girls with belts in a moving bus in Rohtak arrested November 30, 2014

    Rohtak: Police on Sunday evening arrested three men for allegedly eve teasing two sisters and then throwing them from a moving bus. Earlier on Sunday evening, giving a fitting lesson to misconduct in public, two sisters had thrashed three eve teasers aboard a bus in Rohtak. The three men reportedly assaulted...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 4 Indian fishermen, Javadekar calls for permanent solution November 29, 2014

    Madurai: Four more Indian fishermen from a village in Nagapattinam district were on Saturday arrested by Sri Lankan Navy after they strayed into Lankan waters. Fisheries department officials said that the fishermen from Pushpavanam village, who were reported missing after they ventured out for fishing on Friday, had strayed into Lankan...
  • Mumbai youth who joined Islamic State arrested on return November 29, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: 23-year-old Arif Majeed, who was believed to have been killed while fighting for terror group Islamic State, was arrested late on Friday evening hours after he returned to Mumbai. Majeed, an engineering graduate was grilled by central security agencies along with NIA before he was taken into custody. He...
  • Man arrested for molesting at Delhi trade fair November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A 50-year-old man was arrested for molesting a young girl at the ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) here, police officials said on Thursday. Om Prakash Jain, a resident of south Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area, was arrested Nov 23 after he molested a female visitor in her early 20s...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Three injured in eve-teasing, four booked November 27, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Three members of a family were injured in stone pelting when they opposed four drunken men who were allegedly eve-teasing their girl in Khalapar locality under Kotwali police station here, police said. When family members of the girl tried to resist the four persons, the accused pelted stones on victim's...
  • Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest site November 26, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub. Scuffles broke out when riot police...