Crime

Enforcement Directorate lists Nirav Modi, kin in chargesheet

Enforcement Directorate lists Nirav Modi, kin in chargesheet

Enforcement Directorate lists Nirav Modi, kin in chargesheet The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed its first chargesheet in the alleged Rs 6,500-crore fraudulent transactions at Punjab National Bank (PNB) by Nirav Modi Group firms. Sources said in its 12,000-pages chargesheet, which was filed before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai, the ED has named some family members of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, too. The 24 persons against whom the chargesheet was filed include Modi, his associates and bank officials — as well as few companies owned by him. This is the first time that ...

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16-yr-old girl among 9 killed in anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu

16-yr-old girl among 9 killed in anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu

16-yr-old girl among 9 killed in anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu At least 9 people, including a 16-year-old girl died when the month-long protest in Tamil Nadu’s where agitators are demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn on Tuesday. All the eight bodies of have been taken to Thoothukudi government medical college and hospital.The agitators pelted stones and damaged police vehicles after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. Police barged into a hospital where some of the youth took refugee after hurling stones at the police. However, they escaped by scaling the backside wall. ...

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Cuba airliner crash leaves more than 100 passengers dead

Cuba airliner crash leaves more than 100 passengers dead

Cuba airliner crash leaves more than 100 passengers dead A Cuban state airways plane with 110 passengers and crew on board crashed shortly after taking off from Havana Friday, leaving a mass of twisted and smoldering fuselage, as the country’s president warned many people were feared dead. Cuban state media reported that three people had been pulled alive from the mangled wreckage and were in critical condition in hospital. There was no other official mention of survivors from a nearly 40-year-old Boeing 737 operated by Cubana de Aviacion, which crashed into a field close to a wooded area near Havana’s ...

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Google, Facebook, Twitter get court notice for revealing Kathua victim’s identity

Google, Facebook, Twitter get court notice for revealing Kathua victim's identity

Google, Facebook, Twitter get court notice for revealing Kathua victim’s identity Google and other social media platforms have done a great disservice to the nation by uploading contents which revealed the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Delhi High Court said Friday. The court issued notice to social media platforms Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube after their Indian subsidiaries told the bench that they were not the concerned entity to reply to the court’s notice on the issue. “You have done a great disservice to the nation. India ...

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19 dead, 7 injured after cement truck turns turtle on Gujarat highway

19 dead, 7 injured after cement truck turns turtle on Gujarat highway

19 dead, 7 injured after cement truck turns turtle on Gujarat highway In a fatal accident on Saturday morning, 19 people have lost their lives and seven have been injured after a cement-laden truck in which they were travelling turned turtle on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad highway, near Bavalyali village in Bhavnagar. Reportedly, after the truck turned turtle, it had fallen into a ditch.The injured passengers have been shifted to a government hospital in Bavayali village and the bodies of the deceased will be sent for an autopsy shortly. The driver fled the spot after the accident occurred.

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Baby kidnapped from UP sold in Chennai; tests done to confirm biological parents

Baby kidnapped from UP sold in Chennai; tests done to confirm biological parents

Baby kidnapped from UP sold in Chennai; tests done to confirm biological parents The child trafficking wing of the central crime branch (CCB) on Tuesday took the parents and the baby allegedly kidnapped from Uttar Pradesh and sold to a lawyer’s wife in Chetpet for Rs 50,000, to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) to perform DNA tests on them to confirm the biological parents of the kidnapped child. The couple, Amit Sharma (33) and his wife Jaya Sharma (29) hailing from Shahdara in New Delhi allegedly sold the baby with the help of another couple, Komal Varma (33) ...

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At least 30 feared drowned as boat capsizes in Godavari River in AP

At least 30 feared drowned as boat capsizes in Godavari River in AP

At least 30 feared drowned as boat capsizes in Godavari River in AP Nearly 30 passengers were feared drowned in the Godavari when their launch capsized in a strong gale on the East and West Godavari district border on Tuesday. The incident occurred between Vadapalli and Manturu villages at about 4.30 pm. The launch was carrying about 40 passengers including tribals and a marriage party. As the launch was nearing Manturu, there was strong gale and the passengers shut the windows. A preliminary inquiry said this resulted in the wind pushing over the launch. The launch initially tilted to one ...

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PNB scam: CBI chargesheet names bank ex-chief, details Nirav Modi’s role

PNB scam CBI chargesheet names bank ex-chief, details Nirav Modi's role

PNB scam: CBI chargesheet names bank ex-chief, details Nirav Modi’s role The CBI on Monday filed its first charge sheet in the country’s largest financial scam worth over USD Rs 2 billion in Punjab National Bank by billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, detailing the alleged role of the bank’s former chief Usha Ananthasubramanian, who is now Allahabad Bank CEO and MD, officials said. The charge sheet, filed in a special court in Mumbai, also names several other top officials of the bank. Ananthasubramanian was the MD and CEO of PNB from 2015 to 2017 and was questioned recently by the CBI ...

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TMC worker shot dead, journalists attacked in Bengal Panchayat polls

TMC worker shot dead, journalists attacked in Bengal Panchayat polls

TMC worker shot dead, journalists attacked in Bengal Panchayat polls As many as 38,529 seats across West Bengal are up for contest today as the voters exercise their franchise in the West Bengal Panchayat Election. The polls area the last major elections in the state before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Political parties are viewing today’s poll as a warm up match ahead of the 2019 general elections. The state has witnessed several incidents of political clashes and violence over the past few weeks. After about 34 per cent of the seats were won by the Trinamool Congress, the Supreme ...

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Top Mumbai police officer Himanshu Roy shoots self with service revolver

Top Mumbai police officer Himanshu Roy shoots self with service revolver

Top Mumbai police officer Himanshu Roy shoots self with service revolver Himanshu Roy, a senior Mumbai police officer involved in many high-profile investigations, committed suicide at his home at around 1:40 pm on Friday. According to reports, Himanshu Roy who was an Additional Director General of Police shot himself using his service revolver. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. Himanshu Roy had earlier headed the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS). An IPS officer of Maharashtra Cadre of 1998 batch, Himanshu Roy was believed to be battling cancer and had gone on a long leave on ...

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