Mafia

  • Delhi: Water shortages lead to 'tanker mafia' September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Every summer, when Minoo Phakey's water runs out, she does what most people do in her middleclass neighborhood: She calls the mafia. Within an hour, a man in a tanker arrives, carrying a load of dubious water drawn illegally from the city's groundwater. With India's capital gripped by its...
  • UP: Police constable mowed to death for taking on the sand mafia August 30, 2014

    Shahjahanpur: Sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh is back in the news for causing the death of a police constable in Shahjahanpur district. The constable was killed for stopping illegal sand mining. The incident occured when the constable tried to stop a tractor that was illegally mining sand. He was mowed...
  • West Bengal: Main accused in student activist's murder case arrested July 9, 2014

    Kolkata: The main accused in the murder of a 20yearold college student in West Bengal last week has been arrested and will be produced in court on Wednesday. After absconding for nearly a week, the accused was arrested on Tuesday night in Birbhum. The mutilated body of Sourav Chowdhury was found...
  • Mafia don Dawood Ibrahim's sister dead July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Hasina Parker, the elder sister of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, died in a private hospital following a massive cardiac arrest, officials said on Sunday. She was admitted to Habib Hospital, Nagpada, in south Mumbai on Saturday night following severe chest pain and breathed her last on Sunday afternoon. Hasina...
  • Student activist's murder: TMC rejects family's demand for CBI probe July 6, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has rejected the demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the killing of its student activist Sourav Chowdhury. The slain crusader's family had demanded an investigation by the CBI. The party has instead pointed fingers at BJP workers over the crime. The family had alleged that...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 22, 2014

    In this episode, one CJ's fight for illegal sand mining in UP, a CJ's fight against litterbugs in Mumbai, a traffic cop's appeal to citizens to follow traffic rules and video volunteers report on how a taboo is forcing young women to hide in the jungle during menstruation. ...
  • Bahraich gangrape: Liquor mafia threatened us, says victim's husband June 12, 2014

    With the increase in the crime against women, a woman was found hanging from a tree in Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh after being allegedly gangraped. Three people have been arrested and an FIR is being registered in the case. The husband of the woman claimed that they were facing threats...
  • Will disclose names of BJP leaders close to liquor mafia Ponty Chadha: Congress May 31, 2014

    Hitting back at BJP for accusing the Himachal government of changing the excise policy to benefit a "particular liquor dealer", ruling Congress on Friday said it will not hesitate to disclose names of BJP leaders close to the liquor mafia. Congress leader and Chief Minister Harish Rawat's media incharge Surendra Kumar...
  • Will disclose names of BJP leaders close to liquor mafia: Congress May 31, 2014

    Hitting back at BJP for accusing the Himachal government of changing the excise policy to benefit a "particular liquor dealer", ruling Congress on Friday said it will not hesitate to disclose names of BJP leaders close to the liquor mafia. Congress leader and Chief Minister Harish Rawat's media incharge Surendra Kumar...
  • Watch: Star cast of Manjunath on CNNIBN Citizen Journalist May 8, 2014

    The star cast of upcoming movie 'Manjunath' visits the sets of Citizen Journalist. Shanmugam Manjunath, an IIM graduate and a Marketing Manager with Indian Oil corporation was murdered for taking on the oil mafia in Uttar Pradesh in 2005. ...
  • Who is Manjunath: A unique 'WhistleBlowing' campaign announced for upcoming film 'Manjunath' promotions May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A unique marketing campaign called 'WhistleBlowing', aimed at encouraging the youths to speak up and stand for what is right, has been launched as part of the marketing initiative of 'Manjunath', an extraordinary story of an ordinary man. Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced the campaign at an event here Wednesday. A biopic...
  • Bangalore faces water scarcity, water tanker mafia rules April 30, 2014

    Bangalore: India's IT capital and the most third important city Bangalore is facing drinking water problem. The rising temperature has almost touched 3738 degree Celsius in Bangalore breaking previous records. The main source of water to the megapolis with a population of over 1 crore, the Cauvery river is also...
  • 'Manjunath': A film on an IIM graduate who died fighting the oil mafia April 26, 2014

    Viacom 18's soon to be releases film 'Manjunath' is based on the real life story of the young IIM graduate who lost his life fighting the oil mafia in Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • Head constable shot at by suspected sand mafia March 31, 2014

    A head constable of Madhya Pradesh's Special Armed Force (SAF) was shot at and critically wounded by suspected members of a sand mafia near Morena on Monday, police said. The bike-borne armed mafia members were escorting tractor-trolleys transporting sand illegally mined from Chambal sanctuary area and were on their way to Morena. They...
  • BJP talks about development, but not about poor and tribals: Rahul March 31, 2014

    Koraput: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who is campaigning in Odisha tried to strike a chord with the tribal population in the state as he targeted the BJP, criticising it of speaking about development while ignoring the state of the poor and the tribals. "The opposition speaks about development, but...
  • Liquor mafia attacks police officials in a bid to free their jailed associates March 27, 2014

    Miscreants associated with liquor mafia injured at least eight policemen after allegedly pelting stones and freed three persons from police custody who were arrested in connection with selling illegal liquor at Khatoli town in Muzaffarnagar. A team of Excise and Police department had arrested three liquor mafia during raids on Wednesday,...
  • Sand mafia attacks revenue officials at Budhni February 24, 2014

    Two members of a revenue official's team were injured after members of sand mafia allegedly attacked them while they were on duty to check illegal sand mining activity at Budhni in Sehore district. Some members of sand mafia attacked D S Tomar and his team as they reached the Bisakhedi village...
  • Harish Rawat orders appointing 'well trained and dedicated' personnel in SDRF February 13, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday ordered appointment of "well trained" police personnel in the State Disaster Response Force constituted on the lines of NDRF in the wake of 2013 calamity. At a meeting with senior officials, including DGP BS Sidhu, Rawat said selection of personnel for appointment to the...
  • 10 injured after sand mafia gang opens fire at villagers for resisting illegal mining February 6, 2014

    At least 10 persons, including a village head, were injured when an alleged sand mafia gang fired at locals for resisting illegal mining on their land near HaryanaUP border in neighbouring Shamli district. Thirteenpersons have been arrested in connection to the incident which took place on Wednesday in Bidoli village of...
  • MP sand mafia allegedly tries to set Deputy Forest Ranger on fire January 10, 2014

    Bhopal: The assault by the sand mafia seems to have hit again with an alleged attempt made by them to set a Deputy Forest Ranger on fire in Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. The deputy forest ranger has escaped with injuries and has been admitted in a local hospital. No arrests have been...
  • Will Parrikar be able to tackle the rampant land mafia in Goa? January 8, 2014

    Canacona: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's administration is struggling for answer as Goa mourns the loss of 19 lives in its worst building collapse. Parrikar has promised to crack the whip, but will he be able to tackle the rampant land mafia in the state? Goa is losing its open spaces to...
  • ASI attacked by liquor mafia dies January 2, 2014

    An Assistant SubInspector was brutally attacked here allegedly by liquor mafia and he succumbed to his injuries in a hospital on Wednesday, police said. ASI Rajesh Meena was assaulted by criminals of liquor and drug mafia at the Rai Ka Bagh bus station on Friday night, when he had asked them...
  • Kejriwal government to give Rs 1 crore to slain policeman's family December 30, 2013

    New Delhi:The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of the police constable killed by the liquor mafia on Saturday. The constable and two other police personnel were badly beaten up by the liquor mafia during a raid on Saturday, the day...
  • Police constable allegedly beaten to death by liquor mafia December 29, 2013

    Delhi: A police constable on Saturday was allegedly beaten to death by suspected liquor mafia during a raid in Delhi. Two other policemen have also been injured in the attack. Both of them have been hospitalised. The constables were attacked during a raid in a forest area in Ghitorni village. The...
  • Karnataka government moves to crack down on sand mafia November 21, 2013

    Karnataka government on Thursday decided to bring in comprehensive amendments to the mineral concession rules to crack down on the sand mafia and making its illegal mining and transportation a cognisable offence. The state Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, decided to constitute sand monitoring committees at district and...
  • UP: Mining mafia attacks police team in Bareilly, one injured November 9, 2013

    Bareilly: A mining mafia allegedly attacked a police team in Bareilly on Saturday. One policeman was injured in the incident. The attack on the police team took place when the officials reached the area to seize illegal minining activities going out there. (More details awaited) ...
  • Bangalore: RTI activist who took on mining mafia faces probe November 2, 2013

    Bangalore: RTI activist SR Hiremath, the whistleblower who exposed illegal mining in the state is now facing a probe against himself. Four years ago, Hiremath decided that he would take his campaign against illegal mining mafia in Bellary to the country's highest court. The 69yearold activist, who heads the...
  • Letter on coal mafia in response to Shibu Soren seeking my transfer: Parakh October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh on Friday clarified his letter on coal mafia in the Coal Ministry saying the letter was written in response to the complaint by former Coal Minister Shibu Soren seeking his transfer. He said there is a lack of transparency which leads to criminality. He...
  • Parakh gave no proof of coal mafia in the ministry, says exCabinet Secy October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Cabinet Secretary BK chaturvedi on Friday came out in support of former Coal Secretary PC Parakh and said Parakh is an honest and upright officer. Chaturvedi said, "I did receive his letter and I remember his allegation against coal mafia but there was no evidence so didn't order...
  • UP government revokes suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal September 22, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh on Sunday revoked the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Nagpal was the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) for Gautam Budh Nagar. She was suspended for allegedly breaking down a wall of an underconstruction mosque in Kadalpur on July 28. The state government had maintained that...