THEFT

  • Those who steal electricity should be beaten with shoes: UP Governor December 6, 2014

    Lucknow: UP Governor Ram Naik has sparked off a row after he made strong comments against those who indulge in power theft. After his comment that power thieves should be hanged drew flak, a defiant Naik now has said that they should be beaten in public with shoes. "I had earlier...
  • Retailer stops selling 'GTA V' following allegations that the game encourages players to murder women December 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Target Australia is removing Grand Theft Auto V from store shelves after more than 40,000 people who say the video game encourages players to murder women for entertainment signed an online petition asking the retailer to stop selling it. The decision is the latest in a long line of...
  • Sonipat robbery: PMO sends top officials to visit the crime spot October 29, 2014

    Sonipat: A day after a shocking heist in Sonipat, where burglars used a 80 feet tunnel to break into a Punjab National Bank, the the Prime Minister's Office has dispatched one of its top officials to the site. The burglars had stolen crores of rupees and valuables from 90 lockers. The...
  • Sonipat: Burglars dig 80 feet tunnel to break into a bank, steal crores October 28, 2014

    Sonipat: A shocking heist in Haryana has left police officers stumped as the burglars dug a 80 feet tunnel to break into a Punjan National Bank in Sonipat. Burglars have stolen crores of rupees and valuables from 90 lockers. The incident came to light on Monday morning when the bank was opened...
  • Delhi's first FIR filed 153 years ago for stolen hookah, vessels October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: It was exactly 153 years ago on October 18, 1861 that the Delhi Police had registered its first ever FIR under the Police Act. The FIR at the Subzi Mandi Police Station of North Delhi was about burglary of items like 'hookah', cooking vessels, and a 'kulfi'. The force...
  • Barack Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York cafe October 18, 2014

    Washington: The Secret Service is charged with protecting the president, but who's watching his wallet? When his credit card was declined last month while dining in New York, President Barack Obama wondered if he had become a victim of identity theft. "It turned out, I guess I don't use it enough," Obama...
  • Rs 23 lakh goes missing from cash van October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Around Rs 23 lakh went missing from a cash van in Central Delhi's Paharganj area on Tuesday evening under mysterious circumstances. The incident took place around 6:15 PM when the cash van, which belonged to a private company, reached an ATM at Paharganj. "As a couple of its staff...
  • No HC relief for disqualified BJP MLA in power theft case September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to grant any interim relief to BJP's Ichalkaranji MLA Suresh Halvankar against Maharashtra Governor's order disqualifying him from holding his position following his conviction in a case of electricity theft. Hearing Halvankar's plea on Wednesday, Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Girish Kulkarni refused to...
  • Your medical record is worth 10 times more than your credit card on the black market September 25, 2014

    New York/Boston: Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest US hospital operators, Community Health Systems, said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer...
  • Police clueless in Rs 12 crore painting theft at artist's house in New Delhi September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Police is still clueless in the Rs 12 crore painting theft case at noted artist and Padma Bhushan awardee Ram Kumar's residence. The incident was reported to the police by Kumar's son on Sunday, when the family was about to shift some of the artist's best pieces from...
  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus come with preinstalled kill switch September 18, 2014

    Washington: New Apple phones include a theft deterrent system that enables users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, a victory for regulators who have long pushed the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. The tool, known as a kill switch, will be standard...
  • In floodhit Srinagar, it's raining burglars and thieves September 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Leaving his family behind at a relief camp, Gulzar Ahmed swims every night to reach his house in inundated Gogji Bagh area and sleeps there to ensure that his belongings are safe. As the ravaging flood of Kashmir has emptied the city of its dwellers, the burglars in Srinagar...
  • 'Grand Theft Auto V' coming to PS4 and Xbox One in November September 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Rockstar Games on Friday announced that the latest instalment of its crimethemed blockbuster video game Grand Theft Auto will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in November. Grand Theft Auto V will be packed with enhancements when it is released for play on the newgeneration consoles from rivals...
  • Rolex theft: Investigators still looking for clues September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Three days after 80 to 90 Rolex watches worth Rs eight to nine crore were stolen from a highend showroom in the heart of the national capital, investigators are still groping in the dark without any definitive leads. The theft had taken place on the intervening night of...
  • This 'theftproof' bicycle has a detachable seat that turns into a lock August 26, 2014

    Washington: You may never have to worry about your bike being stolen! Researchers in Chile have developed a theftproof bike that doubles as its own lock. Three engineering students Juan Jose Monsalve, Andres Roi and Cristobal Cabello have built the first working prototype of the bike, codenamed the Yerka Project. The bike's...
  • Filmmakers Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa say that nobody believed 'Katiyabaaz' could be a film August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa had limited budget, a small crew and an absconding leading man when they set out to make 'Katiyabaaz', a Nationalawardwinning documentary that explores powercrisis in Kanpur with dollops of humour. For Fahad it was a homecoming of sorts as he spent his childhood in...
  • 'Ashtdhatu' stolen idol worth Rs 15 crore seized from two criminals August 8, 2014

    An idol worth Rs 15 crore, which was stolen from a temple in the state, has been recovered from two youths while they were trying to sell it, police said on Friday. The 55kg idol of Goddess Durga was seized on Thursday night from the youths near Parsuiya village in Amethi...
  • 'Lootera' filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane thinks documentaries aren't performing well in India August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who has put his weight behind Nationalawardwinning documentary 'Katiyabaaz' as a presenter, feels the genre is not getting its due despite dealing with interesting issues. 'Katiyabaaz', jointly directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa and presented by Phantom Films, is a story of rampant electricity theft...
  • Apple iPhones let others access your personal data; are there 'back doors' running on every iOS device? July 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques by Apple employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the "trusted" computers to which...
  • Patna Police quiz Bihar BJP MP over Rs 1.14 crore stolen from his house July 12, 2014

    Patna: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the Patna Police has starting questioning its MP from Bihar, Giriraj Singh, in connection with the recovery of Rs 1.14 crore in cash, jewellery and $600 that were reportedly stolen from his house earlier this week. The JDU, RJD as well...
  • Lindsay Lohan sues 'Grand Theft Auto V' makers over Lacey Jonas character July 3, 2014

    New York: Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the Grand Theft Auto video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission. Lohan's lawsuit was filed Wednesday in a Manhattan court. Grand Theft Auto V game maker TakeTwo Interactive...
  • Lindsay Lohan sues makers of 'Grand Theft Auto V' video game July 3, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the popular "Grand Theft Auto V" video game, saying it used her likeness without permission, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday. Lohan accused New Yorkbased TakeTwo Interactive Software Inc and its label Rockstar Games of creating a lookalike character named Lacey...
  • Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India: Report June 26, 2014

    Washington: An influential Congressional caucus in a latest report has expressed concern over alarming level of copyright piracy in four countries China, Russia, Switzerland and India. It has added India to the 2014 Watch List. The report "2014 International Piracy Watch List," by International Creativity and TheftPrevention Caucus highlights the...
  • 3 vehicles stolen in Delhi in every hour June 22, 2014

    New Delhi:Delhi seems to have become a haven for auto lifters with three vehicles being stolen every hour in the national capital. According to Delhi Police data, only one mobile handset goes missing during the same period. The data recorded between January 1 and June 20 this year shows that 13,976 vehicles...
  • Google, Microsoft to join Apple in adding theftdeterring 'kill' switches in smartphones June 21, 2014

    Washington: Google and Microsoft plan to join Apple in offering theftdeterring "kill switches" in their smartphone operating systems, as part of an agreement with mayors and police agencies. The announcement came in a report Thursday by the "Secure Our Smartphones Initiative" led by the New York state attorney general with officials...
  • Burglars steal jewellery from guard's house June 2, 2014

    A group of burglars have stolen jewellery worth more than Rs one lakh from the house of a railway guard, who was on night duty, in the wee hours in Adityapur in adjoining SeraikelaKharswan district, police said. A group of burglars barged into the house of the Railway Guard, BC Pal,...
  • Theft case suspect kills constable for foiling his escape attempt May 29, 2014

    A man arrested on charges of theft killed a police constable when the latter tried to foil his attempt to escape from custody at Haldwani in Nainital district. The incident occurred at Mukhani Police Station in Haldwani late on Tuesday night when Rajendra Arya, who had been arrested on charges of...
  • Robbers steal a car parked outside minister Shahid Manzoor's house May 27, 2014

    In a daring case of theft, a car was allegedly stolen from outside a state minister's house here, police said on Tuesday. The car belongs to Nushrat Ali, a resident of Sector 13 Sastri Nagar. He had gone to meet Uttar Pradesh minister Shahid Manzoor at his residence in Jali Kothi...
  • Car stolen from outside UP minister Sahid Manzoor's house May 27, 2014

    In a daring case of theft, a car was allegedly stolen from outside a state minister's house here, police said on Tuesday. The car belongs to Nushrat Ali, a resident of Sector 13 Sastri Nagar. He had gone to meet Uttar Pradesh minister Sahid Manzoor at his residence in Jali Kothi...
  • One person arrested over selling stolen goods May 26, 2014

    A man selling stolen goods, including computers and accessories, on a handcart near a police station in a Rajasthan town has been arrested, police said on Monday. The man, arrested on Saturday, was also selling stolen motorbikes at throwaway prices. The incident occurred near Rampura police station in Churu district, over 200...