MAFIA

  • MP: 6 officers sent to police lines after constable was mowed down by sand mafia April 10, 2015

    Morena: In a latest development in the murder case of a police constable who was crushed to death allegedly by the sand mining mafia in Morena district, six police officers including sub station officer of Noorabad police station were sent to police lines on Friday. The action is taken on the...
  • Sand mafia rules the roost in Madhya Pradesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia April 7, 2015

    Bhopal: In the wake of the killing of a police constable allegedly by sand mafia in Madhya Pradesh, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday said that the state BJP government has failed to rein in such elements and claimed that there is a strong nexus between leaders and sand...
  • MP CM orders SIT probe into death of police constable killed by sand mafia April 6, 2015

    Morena: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered an SIT probe into the alleged murder of a police constable by sand mafia in Morena in Madhya Pradesh. The decision was taken after a high level meeting was held at the CM's residence on how to proceed with the case. It was...
  • Savvy media: The twisting tale of two IAS officers March 23, 2015

    He, an honest IAS officer. She, an honest IAS officer. Young. In their thirties. Barely into the fifth year of the Indian Administrative Service. Mates of Batch 2009. There was more. Naturally. He took on the land mafia in Karnataka. He was their scourge. He untiringly tried to unearth...
  • IGP CID Mohanty probing IAS officer DK Ravi death case won't be transferred: Karnataka DGP March 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: IGP CID Pronab Mohanty will continue to supervise investigation into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi. He will not be relieved of his duties as IGP CID and chief investigating officer in the case as ordered earlier. "His transfer was decided 15 days ago. Not linked to present...
  • IAS officers sign online petition for CBI probe in DK Ravi's death case March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Amidst rising public anger over the mysterious death of upright IAS officer DK Ravi, several IAS officers in Karnataka have signed an online petition addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a CBI probe into the matter. The signature campaign is being undertaken by "Uttishta Bharatha", a voluntary trust, which...
  • Bengaluru: IAS officer DK Ravi's parents threaten suicide if their demands are not met March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: IAS officer DK Ravi's parents on Wednesday threatened to suicide if their demands are not met and demanded Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's address to their concern. The deceased officer's family broke its silence with his father demanding a CBI probe, saying Ravi was not the kind of person who...
  • DK Ravi: An IAS officer who paid with his life to end corruption March 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young IAS officer DK Ravi's death under mysterious circumstances has raised several questions. Most of them are yet to be answered. The 35-year-old Ravi was from a very modest farming background and struggled to become an IAS officer. As Deputy Commissioner of Kolar district, he had earned a very...
  • Film director Rosi, who explored Italy's dark side, dies at 92 January 11, 2015

    Rome: Francesco Rosi, an Italian director whose gritty films offered a socially charged look into the country's underworld of crime and corruption, died on Saturday at age 92, officials said. Rosi was born and raised in a middle-class home in Naples, a city long infested by mafia and graft, and later...
  • Lucky Ali allegedly threatened by land mafia in Bengaluru over property dispute December 17, 2014

    Bengaluru: Claiming that his life is under threat by the land mafia, singer, composer Lucky Ali has approached the Bengaluru Police. He has filed two complaints after some men allegedly barged into his house with sickles and knives and threatened his staff. The reason for the threat is reportedly a...
  • Jharkhand elections: Coal mafia controls the politics of Dhanbad, family fights for power November 23, 2014

    Dhanbad: The politics of Dhanbad like everything else is seeped in coal. In the 1970s, coal was nationalised but before that private mine owners owned these mines. One BP Sinha was the leader of all the coal workers. Subsequently, Suraj Deo Singh took over and started an organisation called the...
  • Journalist shot dead in Paraguay October 17, 2014

    Asuncion: A reporter with Paraguay's ABC Color newspaper was shot dead on Thursday in the eastern town of Curuguaty, the third journalist to be slain in the country in 2014. Two people wearing camouflage intercepted Pablo Medina's car as the correspondent was driving back to Curuguaty after covering a story in...
  • Delhi Traffic Police asks people to use Facebook, Whatsapp to complain illegal parking October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police, in its effort to curb parking mafia in the national capital, has asked people to come forward and complain about illegal parking in the city through their Facebook page and traffic helpline numbers 1095. Delhiites can also lodge such complaints at Delhi Police's anti-corruption WhatsApp helpline...
  • 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...