CRIMINALS

  • Udaipur: Elderly woman murdered, legs chopped off for silver anklets April 16, 2015

    Udaiur: An elderly woman was murdered by unidentified criminals who chopped off her legs for her silver anklets on Tuesday night. The incident occurred when the woman, Nani Bai (80), was sleeping in her house in Bhainsdakla village in Dabok area alone. Her family members were working in farm and they found...
  • UN conference endorses India's concerns over black money April 12, 2015

    Doha: In a major push towards recovering black money stashed in safe havens abroad, a UN conference in Doha on Sunday endorsed India's suggestions on promoting global cooperation in fighting the menace of money laundering, international terrorism and cyber crime. The 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was...
  • Satyam case: Raju, nine others shifted to Cherlapally prison April 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Satyam scam kingpin B Ramalinga Raju, who was once the poster boy of ITes industry, is now the convict number 4148 in Cherlapally Central Prison in Hyderabad where he was shifted along with nine others on Thursday evening, following their conviction in the Rs 7000 crore accounting fraud. Earlier in...
  • How shooter video games can help reform violent criminals April 9, 2015

    Sydney: Australian research into the brain activity of shoot-to-kill video game players could explain why people can easily kill others without feeling bad about it and help reform violent criminals. A team of researchers from Monash University found the activity in the player's brain changed depending on whether they were...
  • Swiss ups black money vigil as India threatens criminal action April 5, 2015

    Berne/New Delhi: With India and some other nations threatening criminal proceedings over suspected black money in Swiss banks, the European nation has stepped up its supervisory and enforcement efforts to keep away the illicit funds from its banking system. This comes at a time when a number of Swiss institutions have...
  • UN expert demands international action on North Korea abductions March 17, 2015

    Geneva: A United Nations rights expert squared off with North Korea on Monday by urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court. "There is a real sense of urgency to solve this matter once and for...
  • Thane: Disturbed over verbal abuse, teen sets herself ablaze March 15, 2015

    Thane: A teenager girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze after she had an altercation with a woman, police said on Sunday. The girl (19), a resident of Mira Road area in Thane, committed suicide at her residence after she...
  • Cyber criminals use social media to cooperate with each other on executing major attacks March 8, 2015

    Kolkata: The rapid expansion of social media has enabled hackers to closely cooperate and group with each other to launch measured attacks, an industry expert said here on Saturday. "The cyber crime scenario is turning murkier day by day... and social media is providing a fantastic platform for these people (cyber...
  • Anthony Mackie convicted of driving under influence February 22, 2015

    New York: 'The Captain America: Civil War' actor Anthony Mackie has been convicted of driving under influence in November 2013. Mackie, 36, was found guilty of the violation and sentenced to complete a drunken driving program and pay fines after a bench trial in Manhattan Criminal Court, reported the New York...
  • Govenment to fix time-frame for probe & trial of acid attack cases February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: With an estimated 400 cases of acid attacks registered every month across the country, government will soon fix a time-frame for investigation and trial of such cases and ensure maximum punishment to the guilty. Addressing a seminar on 'Empowering Acid Survivors', Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his Ministry...
  • Delhi High Court rejects PIL seeking marital rape be made criminal offence February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL challenging a provision in the penal law which does not consider rape as the sexual intercourse of a man with his wife who is a minor noting that a similar matter has been junked by the...
  • Lie on criminal cases, get disqualified, Supreme Court rules about candidates February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that if a candidate gives an incorrect declaration of the criminal cases against him or her, then the person's candidature can be cancelled. Cracking the whip on criminal politicians again, the Supreme Court ruled that if candidates give incorrect details of criminal cases...
  • Palestine to join International Criminal Court in April: UN chief January 8, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted the request by Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying the ICC admission will take place April 1, a move that could lead to possible war crime complaints against Israel, according to a UN source. The world organisation on Friday confirmed...
  • Government plans to bring acid attacks under heinous crimes category December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Faced with the growing number of acid attacks on women, government is planning to categorise such cases as heinous crimes and fix a time-frame for investigation and trial for speedy justice. All such cases where maximum punishment of life imprisonment or death sentence is possible will be categorised...
  • Strong anti-rape laws yet to curb sexual assaults even 2 years after Delhi gangrape case December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012 in the national capital witnessed huge uproar and protests with thousands of people out on the streets demanding justice for the victim and severe punishment for the culprits. Even though the country witnesses several cases of...
  • Hundreds march in New Delhi for gay pride in Modi's India December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered in a gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy. Multi-coloured balloons, masquerade masks and wigs, a huge rainbow flag and a St. Bernard...
  • Egypt court dismisses criminal charges against Hosni Mubarak November 29, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court has dismissed criminal charges against former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. Mubarak, 86, was also acquitted of corruption charges that he faced along with his sons Alaa and Gamal. Mubarak was convicted and...
  • Meghalaya's most wanted militant arrested from Tamil Nadu November 26, 2014

    Shillong: A most wanted ANCA militant, who escaped from police lock-up about three months ago, was arrested along with his aide in Tamil Nadu, police said on Wednesday. William A Sangma, a self-styled commander of the Achik National Cooperative Army (ANCA), and his accomplice Alas R Sangma were arrested from Chinakkarai...
  • Delhi: Wanted criminal arrested from Bawana November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A 30-year-old man, wanted in an attempt to murder case and carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head, has been arrested from Northwest Delhi's Bawana area, police said on Wednesday. Paramjeet, said to be a member of Vikas Lagarpuria gang and a native of Jhajjar in Haryana,...
  • Bangladeshi fugitive war criminal tribunal sentenced to death November 13, 2014

    Dhaka: A special Bangladeshi tribunal on Thursday sentenced to death a fugitive Islamist opposition leader for crimes against humanity and siding with Pakistani troops during the 1971 liberation war, in yet another verdict against Islamist war criminals. The International Crimes Tribunal 1 of Bangladesh handed down the death sentence in absentia...
  • Public prosecutors should not act casually in criminal matter: SC October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said a public prosecutor plays an important role in the prosecution of criminal cases and was not expected to adopt a causal approach in acceding to a plea for concessions sought by an accused. An apex court bench of justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and NV...
  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty September 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist JamaateIslami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...
  • Free all undertrials who have served over half of their sentence, orders Supreme Court September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered the release of all undertrials who have served over half of the maximum punishment for the crime for which they have been charged with. The court also asked district judges to visit jails once in a week for two months in their respective...
  • Dubai: Indian woman charged for having illegitimate child September 2, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man filed a case in a court in the UAE against his wife, who gave birth to a child in 2010 despite their not having sex for eight years, a media report said on Tuesday. The man, who is identified only as RJ, 48, said that he moved...
  • Home Minister asks CMs to expedite cases against MPs, MLAS: Sources September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways to expedite trials of MPs and MLAs, sources said on Monday. The sources said that Prasad will take up the matter with the Chief Justices of the High Courts. The Attorney General is likely to inform...
  • Home Minister, Law Minister to discuss expedition of trials against MPs facing criminal charges September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet on Monday to discuss expediting legal trials against MPs facing criminal charges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that criminal trials against MPs should reach the logical conclusion soon. The meeting comes just days after the Supreme...
  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers August 27, 2014

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of the...
  • SC order puts pressure on PM to act against criminal politicians: Congress August 27, 2014

    In a landmark observation, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea against the appointment of ministers with criminal background and put the onus firmly on the Prime Minister. ...
  • Ministers with criminal background: Time to see if PM acts on SC advice, says Congress August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a moral test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court has completely put the onus on him on whether he would want to appoint ministers with criminal backgrounds. The court ruling has put the spotlight on Modi, with the Congress now awaiting the Prime Minister's next...
  • SC to decide on PIL seeking removal of cabinet ministers with criminal background August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver a key verdict on Wednesday on a public interest litigation seeking the removal of cabinet ministers with criminal backgrounds. In an earlier hearing it was argued that those with a criminal past should not be made a part of the cabinet....