Theft

  • In flood-hit Srinagar, it's raining burglars and thieves 5 hours 54 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Rockstar Games on Friday announced that the latest instalment of its crime-themed 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 new-generation 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 high-end 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 'theft-proof' 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 theft-proof 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, code-named 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 National-award-winning documentary that explores power-crisis 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 55-kg 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 National-award-winning 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 Take-Two 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 York-based Take-Two Interactive Software Inc and its label Rockstar Games of creating a look-alike 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 Theft-Prevention 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 theft-deterring 'kill' switches in smartphones June 21, 2014

    Washington: Google and Microsoft plan to join Apple in offering theft-deterring "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 Seraikela-Kharswan 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 throw-away prices. The incident occurred near Rampura police station in Churu district, over 200...
  • Samajwadi Party leader Laden arrested for stealing motorcycle May 15, 2014

    The Pakur district committee president of Samajwadi Party (SP), Azfarul Sheikh alias Laden was arrested on charges of stealing a motorcycle, police said on Thursday. Laden was caught red-handed after he drove away the motorcycle from Tanti Para under Town police station last evening, officer-in-charge of the police station Ujjawal Shah said. The...
  • Jaipur Police nabs thief from Agra after 23 years May 14, 2014

    A theft accused, who had been absconding for more than two decades, was finally nabbed on Wednesday by the Jaipur Police from Agra where he had settled down with his second wife. Noor Mohammed, who had renamed himself Gaffar Mohammed, was arrested from Jawharpuram Colony in Shahjaganj in Agra by a...
  • Woman foils snatching bid with the help of cold drink bottle May 10, 2014

    A 30-year-old woman on Saturday foiled a snatching attempt by two bike-borne youths when she brutally hit one of them with a cold drink bottle in Sahibabad area today. Police said that the incident took place around 2 pm when the woman, identified as Urmila Singh and a resident of Panchsheel...
  • Burglary, seven auto theft incidents reported from different parts of Noida May 10, 2014

    A burglary, two snatching incidents and seven auto thefts were reported from different parts of Noida and Greater Noida on Thursday night, police said. At Chipiana village, criminals struck at the house of Bittoo on Thursday night and held the family members captive at gun point and robbed four mobile phones, Rs...
  • While resisting cattle theft farm house security guard shot at by robbers May 8, 2014

    A farm house security guard was shot at by robbers when he resisted a cattle theft attempt in Behlolpur area under sector 58 in Noida, police said on Thursday. Rajinder, a security guard at farm house of Satish Yadav, was shot at by robbers last night when he challenged the robbers,...
  • Police bust gang of vehicle-lifters, 41 motorbikes recovered April 23, 2014

    As many as 41 stolen bikes were recovered following the arrest of three alleged members of a gang of motorcycle thieves in Jhalawar district, police said on Wednesday. Sheru Mohammed, Pappu and Bharat Gurjar, all hailing from Jhalawar district, were arrested on Tuesday, they said. The gang used to steal vehicles and...
  • Elderly couple found murdered at their residence April 16, 2014

    Bodies of an elderly couple bearing serious head injuries have been found in Talwandi area in Kota, police said on Wednesday. 60-year-old businessman Rajendra Agrawal and his wife Geeta, 55, were found dead in one of the rooms of their house. A case of theft and murder is being suspected, they...
  • Apple, Samsung join smartphone anti-theft initiative, agree to provide a pre-loaded anti-theft tool on smartphones April 16, 2014

    San Francisco: A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics...
  • Officials praise Samsung Galaxy S5's antitheft features April 5, 2014

    New York: A move by Samsung to include free anti-theft features on its Galaxy S5 smartphones sold by Verizon Wireless and US Cellular won praise on Friday by two US members of an international coalition aimed at combating robberies involving smartphones. The new features allow Galaxy S5 users to track...
  • Police arrest four, recover mobile phones worth Rs 90 lakh March 26, 2014

    A driver, who decamped with his employer's tempo carrying mobile phones worth Rs 1 crore, was arrested along his three accomplices in Masuri area Ghaziabad, police said on Wednesday. The arrested have been identified as Avdesh Kumar, a resident of Farrukhabad, UP, inod, Ashok, residents of Mahipal area of Delhi, and...
  • Thane students device gadget to protect house from theft March 21, 2014

    Thane: A group of six teenagers in Thane claim to have devised a gadget that will protect a house from theft when its residents are away. The gadget, named 'Robo Nandi', will immediately get activated and send an alert message on a person's registered mobile number if anybody tries to...