LYNCHED

  • Mob stones murder accused in Bihar as cops look on February 23, 2008

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of mob justice in Bihar, a man accused of murder was stoned and nearly beaten to death by a mob in Hajipur, in Vaishali district. The victim, Ravi Kumar, was dragged away from police custody and brutally assaulted while policemen at the scene remained mute...
  • Congress leader lynched at poll meet near Nagpur February 8, 2008

    Nagpur: A local Congress leader allegedly involved in the murder of a Shiv Sena worker was stripped and beaten to death in a Maharashtra village at a political meeting held in the runup to a district council byelection. Dnyaneshwar Sathwane, a former vice president of the Nagpur district council, was lynched...
  • National Wipes: What's making news today December 9, 2007

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is expanding his cabinet on Monday. Former state deputy CM and PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beig is likely to be sworn in again. Beig had to demit office in 2006 after he fell out with the top PDP leadership. ...
  • Bhagalpur cops absolved for dragging thief on bike October 30, 2007

    Patna: The visuals of a policeman on a motorcycle dragging an alleged thief through the streets of Bhagalpur shocked the nation a few months back. Following public uproar they were suspended pending an enquiry by the Human Rights Committee of Bihar legislative Assembly. And this what the Human Rights Committee...
  • Is lynching a form of justice for criminals in Bihar? September 22, 2007

    Patna: There has been a string of incidents in which mobs have lynched suspected criminals in Bihar. And for that matter, Ranjesh is the only survivor among the 11 alleged thieves lynched by an angry mob at the Rajapakar village in Vaishali. We didn't steal. We were trapped and beaten, says...
  • Mob justice again: Bihar youth beaten to death for theft September 22, 2007

    Patna: In yet another shocking incident of mob justice in Bihar, locals have lynched an alleged thief. An unidentified youth was beaten to death by an angry mob in Patnas Saket Colony on Friday night. They alleged that he was one of the three thieves caught while trying to steal from...
  • Bihar cops dump lynching victims' bodies in river September 17, 2007

    Vaishali (Bihar): They were lynched by a mob bent on vigilante justice. But even after death, their ordeal didn't end. Eight of the partiallyburnt bodies alleged thieves murdered by a mob in Vaishali district of Bihar on Thursday were found on the banks of the River Ganga in...
  • 10 lynched by mob for theft in Bihar September 13, 2007

    Villagers say they were caught redhanded, running away with cash and jewellery. ...
  • Mob in Bihar stones 10 to death for petty theft September 13, 2007

    Vaishali (Bihar): Ten alleged thieves were lynched by villagers in the Vaishali District of Bihar on Wednesday. The band of thieves was spotted by a villager who raised an alarm. Within minutes, nearly 200 villagers collected and lynched the men. Police were called, but reached the spot too late to...
  • Top 5 FIIs control 60% of PNotes issued: Govt September 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The government has said that the top five foreign institutional investors, or FIIs, account for almost 60% of all participatory notes, or PNotes, issued in India, reports Newswire 18. The notional value of the PNotes issued by 5 FIIs is at USD 51 billion, as of July 31. The...
  • Minority Commission steps in for police brutality victim August 29, 2007

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has taken cognizance of Bhagalpur Police's beating of a Muslim youth accused of snatching a gold chain. Sources in the NCM said the religious rights watchdog was scheduled to hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday possibly to recommend registration of criminal cases against...
  • Reader Speak: Show us law, we will show you order August 29, 2007

    'Mob lynches man as policemen watch' ran the headline for the Bhagalpur Mob Madness Incident, accompanied by the video of an irate mob, beating up a chainsnatcher. Readerreaction and feedback to that story were almost immediate. While on one hand, the incident raises certain bigger questions; it was heartening to see...
  • Police brutality victim made political pawn August 29, 2007

    Patna (Bihar): Just a day after a chainsnatcher was brutally beaten up by a furious mob in the Bhagalpur district, Bihar, the incident has taken a political twist. Soon after the incident, the state government suspended Assistant SubInspector L B Singh and Constable Ramchandra Rai, and ordered a probe. But,...
  • Bhagalpur on the edge, cops fire at irate mob August 28, 2007

    New Delhi/Bhagalpur: On Tuesday, gory images of police brutality in the Bihar town of Bhagalpur shocked the country and triggered mob violence in the communally sensitive town. It all started on Monday morning when an angry mob of local residents began thrashing a suspected thief in the Nath Nagar area for...
  • Mob lynches pickpocket, cops drag him on bike August 28, 2007

    Nathnagar (Bihar): In Bihar's Bhagalpur district, a chainsnatcher became a victim of mob fury, with policemen just looking on. On Monday, a man identified as Salim was caught trying to snatch a woman's chain in the Nath Nagar area of Bhagalpur. A mob soon gathered and beat up...
  • Clijsters marries US basketball player July 13, 2007

    Brussels: Retired tennis star Kim Clijsters and US basketball player Brian Lynch were married on Friday in a secret early morning ceremony. The civil ceremony was officiated by Jaak Gabriels, the mayor of the northern Belgian town of Bree, who confirmed to local media that the ceremony had taken place at...
  • India's millionaires race ahead June 30, 2007

    Mumbai: India's millions are growing. And so are its millionaires. A report by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch says there was a 20 per cent increase last year in the number of High Net Worth Individuals in India people worth over $1 million. The report says there were over...
  • Real estate is where the moolah is June 29, 2007

    Mumbai: This year, the number of millionaires has grown by a million in the world. And within that India has the second fastest growing high net worth population. And guess where the filthy rich tycoons are minting their big bucks from? Well, the moolah is coming mostly from real...
  • As world millionaire club grows, India's rich cash in June 28, 2007

    New Delhi: World is getting richer and fast. So much so that soon if there isnt be a millionaire living next door, there would sure be one living a few blocks away. According to the 11th Annual World Wealth Report 2007 released by Merrill Lynch & Co. and US consulting firm...
  • SEBI calls for QIB data of Cairn IPO January 16, 2007

    Mumbai: 1100 hrs IST, December 16: The country's largest IPO was just about subscribed 1.1 times, but a few hours later the momentum was reversed. Institutional investors pulled out and the subscription declined to 0.93 times. Finally, by the time the issue closed after extended hours that evening, the...
  • The politics behind Dalit protests November 30, 2006

    Mumbai: Furious about the lynching of a young Dalit man in Nasik, mobs across Maharashtra and some parts of suburban Mumbai took to the streets on Thursday. The lynching of the Dalit man, who was protesting the defacing of an Ambedkar statue in Kanpur, proved to be the immediate trigger...
  • School loses funds over 'cult' meditation October 19, 2006

    San Francisco: Plans for a high school meditation club funded by filmmaker David Lynch were canceled after parents found out that students would be taught a controversial meditation method that some claim is a kind of religious practice. Amid protests that Transcendental Meditation (TM) a method developed by a onetime...
  • India's richierich club is growing October 9, 2006

    Mumbai: A growing economy and a booming equity market is a ripe combination to create new desi millionaires. According to an Asia Pacific wealth report published by Merrill Lynch and Capgemini, the number of high networth individuals in India have grown by 19.3 per cent to 83,000 individuals in 2005...