Hoax Call

  • Swatting: Gamers make false calls to police to lash out at opponents 17 hours 2 minutes ago

    Denver: The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to...
  • London: India-born nurse's royal hoax inquest opens in UK 4 days ago

    London: An inquest into the death of India-born nurse Jacintha Saldanha, found hanged after she took a hoax call at a hospital here about Kate Middleton's first pregnancy, opened on Thursday after being delayed by almost a year. The 46-year-old was found in the nurse's quarters of the King Edward VII...
  • Man arrested for making hoax bomb threat call July 13, 2014

    A 19-year-old youth was arrested in Indore on July13 for allegedly making a hoax call to police a week ago about a bomb being planted in Jodhpur-bound Ranthambor Express. The youth, Jitendra Johri, had called up Police Control Room on July 7 by identifying himself as Parabhakar and told them that...
  • Hoax bomb call to Delhi Metro control room May 1, 2014

    A hoax bomb call to the Delhi Metro control room triggered panic among officials on Thursday morning, a security official said. Hemendra Singh, spokesperson of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), said that an unidentified caller made a call to the control room claiming the possibility of a bomb in a...
  • Did a BHEL employee make the hoax call to the A-G imitating Sonia? September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A woman employee of BHEL had allegedly made a call impersonating Congress President Sonia Gandhi to Attorney General GE Vahanvati, sources said. Attorney General Vahanvati received a call from a woman who claimed she was Sonia Gandhi's PA Anita Gupta. Delhi Police will file an FIR after Vahanvati complained...
  • Hoax call imitating Sonia: FIR will be lodged soon, says Shinde September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday said that a FIR into a hoax call to Attorney General GE Vahanvati from a woman imitating Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be lodged soon. "The AG's complaint has been received by Delhi police. FIR will soon be lodged," he said. Meanwhile,...
  • Delhi Police probes hoax call to A-G from a woman imitating Sonia September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday initiated a probe into a hoax call to Attorney General GE Vahanvati from a woman imitating Congress president Sonia Gandhi. "We have received a complaint from the Attorney General and we are conducting preliminary enquiry into it," police officials said. Police officials have, however, not...
  • India-born nurse Saldanha received many hoax calls before she committed suicide: Report September 2, 2013

    India-born nurse Jacintha Saldanha had received a series of prank calls from an Australian radio station in the lead up to her suicide at a London hospital last December, a media report said on Sunday. Details of the prank call by DJs Mel Grieg and Michael Christian to King Edward VII...
  • Two persons arrested for making hoax bomb call August 4, 2013

    Two persons were arrested on Saturday from Sector-11 area here for allegedly making a hoax call claiming that a bomb would explode at the building of Erricson India Global Services, police said. The duo, identified as Vinay and Arun, both working in a call centre in Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area, made...
  • Hoax call death: Court to take up Jacintha suicide case March 26, 2013

    London: Key findings are expected to be presented at the Westminster Coroner's court for the first time in the Indian nurse suicide case. Jacintha Saldanha killed herself in December 2012, days after transferring a prank call to a hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated. Saldanha had transferred a...
  • Delhi: Hoax bomb scare at IGI Airport delays flight February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: A hoax bomb call delayed an IndiGo flight on Tuesday morning at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the capital. Passengers on the Delhi-Patna flight were de-boarded and their luggage taken off the aircraft following the call. A high alert was sounded at the airport and a...
  • Delhi: Man makes hoax calls to police to harass wife, arrested February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: They were happily married until one day his wife left him and flew to Mumbai and to harass her, this 33-year-old man started making prank calls to police claiming the woman was an associate of the now hanged terrorist Afzal Guru. Joginder Singh Sandhu made at least 50...
  • Royal hoax call prankster back on air in Australia February 11, 2013

    Melbourne: One of the two Australian radio presenters whose royal prank call to a British hospital treating Kate Middleton went awry and created a furore when an Indian-origin nurse committed suicide, returned on air on Monday. Radio host Michael Christian, one of two Southern Cross Austereo presenters at the centre...
  • No charges over UK royal nurse hoax call February 2, 2013

    London: British prosecutors said on Friday two Australian radio hosts who made a prank call to the hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate would face no criminal charges over the death of the nurse who answered the phone and later killed herself. Indian-born Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged last...
  • Mumbai: Youth arrested for making hoax calls to airlines January 20, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police on Saturday arrested a 19-year old youth who used to make hoax calls to airline companies seeking release of the now executed 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict Mohammed Ajmal Kasab. "We have arrested one Vikas Yadav who used to call offices of...
  • Royal hoax call: British MP blames RJs for nurse's death December 30, 2012

    London: The two Australian radio presenters behind the hoax call that may have led to the suicide of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha should not escape blame, British lawmaker Keith Vaz has said. The British Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is yet to decide on criminal charges against Australians Mel Greig and...
  • Royal hoax call: UK prosecutors consider charges December 23, 2012

    London: British detectives investigating the death of a nurse found hanged after she took a prank phone call at a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate have passed an evidence file to prosecutors, police said on Saturday. Public prosecutors must decide whether the case is strong enough to bring...
  • Hoax call death: Jacintha Saldanha laid to rest December 17, 2012

    Udupi: Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who had committed suicide in a London hospital after a prank call about Princess Kate from an Australian radio channel, was laid to rest at her husband's hometown of Shirva in Udupi on Monday evening. Jacintha's husband Benedict, her son Junal and daughter Lisha accompanied the...
  • Hoax call death: Body of Jacintha brought to Shirva December 17, 2012

    Mangalore: The body of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha will be laid to rest in her native town Shirva on Monday evening. Her body was brought to India on Sunday. Jacintha's husband Benedict, her son Junal and daughter Lisha then accompanied the coffin to Mangalore. On Monday morning, the body was...
  • Hoax call death: Jacintha reprimanded via email? December 17, 2012

    London: In one of the suicide notes left behind by nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead days after a hoax call to a UK hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate, she criticised "aspects of the hospital staff", and singled out two individuals for blame, the Daily Mail reported...
  • Hoax call: Nurse's body reaches Mangalore December 16, 2012

    Mangalore: The body of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found hanging at her apartment in London on December 7, has reached Mangalore - near her hometown Shirva in coastal Karnataka. Family sources said the nurse would be buried at her hometown on Monday. "The coffin carrying Jacintha's body will...
  • Body of Jacintha Saldanha arrives in Mangalore December 16, 2012

    Mangalore: The body of the Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who committed suicide following a prank call by two Australian radio presenters who impersonated the Queen and Prince Charles to seek details about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, arrived in Mangalore on Sunday afternoon. The body will be kept...
  • Hoax call: Nurse's body to be flown to her hometown December 16, 2012

    Mumbai: The body of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who committed suicide over the royal hoax call, will be flown to Mangalore on Sunday afternoon and the funeral will be held on Monday in her hometown Shirva. On Saturday, another memorial service was held outside Westminster Cathedral. The 46-year-old nurse was...
  • Hoax call: Nurse's funeral in Karnataka town on Monday December 16, 2012

    Mangalore: The body of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead December 7 in London, will be buried at Shirva town in coastal Karnataka, family sources said on Saturday. "The coffin carrying Jacintha's body is expected to arrive here from London via Mumbai on Sunday afternoon and will be taken...
  • Hoax call death: Family holds mass service for nurse December 15, 2012

    Emotional scenes were witnessed at Westminster Cathedral, which held a mass service for Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha. Her children remembered as a kind-hearted woman and said the void is "unfulfillable". ...
  • Hoax call death: We are shattered, say nurse's children December 15, 2012

    London: "We are shattered and there's an unfillable void in our lives," said the children of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead after she was duped by a prank call to the hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. Jacintha, 46, a mother of two from Bristol, was...
  • Hoax call: Jacintha's body to be flown to India December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The body of Jacintha Saldana, the nurse who committed suicide in London after a prank call by two Australian RJs, will be brought back to on Saturday and the funeral will take place in her hometown in Karnataka. A memorial mass service was held on Friday which was...
  • Hoax call death: 'Nurse slammed RJs in suicide note' December 14, 2012

    The Guardian on Friday revealed the content of the three suicide notes left behind by Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead a day after receiving a prank call by two Australian radio presenters who impersonated Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles seeking to know the details of "their granddaughter"...
  • 'Jacintha slammed Australian RJs in suicide note' December 14, 2012

    London: The Guardian on Friday revealed the content of the three suicide notes left behind by Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead a day after receiving a prank call by two Australian radio presenters who impersonated Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles seeking to know the details of "their...
  • Hoax call: Oz radio staff receives death threats December 14, 2012

    Melbourne: The staff of an Australian radio station, whose DJs made a prank call to a UK hospital that led to the death of an Indian-origin nurse, have received death threats, prompting some of them to move to safehouses. About a dozen staff of Sydney-based 2DayFM radio station have been...