Crime & Crash
Thieves wearing Santa Claus mask target 14 shops, banks in Gurgaon, decamp with cash
Gurgaon, Jan 5: Thieves in the millennium city of Gurgaon are employing novel tactics to carry out their business: exploiting the cover of dense fog and wearing Santa Claus mask to avoid being recognised, even through CCTV footage.
On Friday morning, a group of 10 thieves targeted 14 commercial establishments in the Khandasa road area and escaped...
Three women rescued from sex trade racket
Bengaluru, Jan 4: Central Crime Branch (CCB) Police have nabbed a 29 year-old woman, hailing from Kohima, Nagaland and rescued three girls from her clutches during a raid conducted on 'Wonder Spa and Saloon' in the city on Thursday.
Police said on Friday that the arrested Kyati Rudi was running the Spa and Massage parlour illegally and she was...1
UP: Thousands of mentally ill people chained in sheds
New Delhi, Jan 3: People with psychological disorders shackled like cattle, their feet tied with iron chains and padlocked for days, months and years- this is the sight at a dirty shed in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun where men and women, young and old, suffering from mental illnesses are kept and abused.
The heart-wrenching incident came to light after a...
Ayodhya priest arrested for holding devotee hostage, raping her several times
Ayodhya, Jan 2: The chief priest of a temple in Ayodhya was arrested Tuesday for allegedly holding a woman devotee hostage and raping her several times, police said.
The 30-year-old woman had come to the temple from Varanasi on December 24 to take lessons on spirituality from Krishna Kantacharya, the temple's mahant, Ayodhya police circle officer A...
8-year-old boy dies of bullet injuries during New Year's eve bash
New Delhi, Jan 1: An eight-year-old boy died of bullet injuries he suffered during New Year's eve celebrations in northeast Delhi's Usmanpur area, police said Tuesday.
The incident took place at around 11 pm and police were informed about it by hospital authorities.
An investigation revealed that the boy sustained bullet wounds during New Year's...
7 killed, 4 injured in accident due to heavy fog in Haryana
Ambala, Dec 29: Seven people were killed and four injured when a vehicle rammed into two SUVs due to heavy fog on the Ambala-Chandigarh national highway on Saturday, police said.
"Two cars coming from Chandigarh were hit by another vehicle. The accident took place as heavy fog limited visibility. The injured people have been hospitalised," they said.
Delhi shelter home girls abused by staff, chilli powder allegedly put in private parts
New Delhi, Dec 29: Girls of a shelter home in Delhi were allegedly abused by its staff, following which an FIR was registered by the police, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) said Friday.
During an inspection of shelter homes in Delhi on Thursday, the DCW members interacted with girls aged 6-15 to understand their experience of...
Don't wear clothes that affect children’s psyche: Guj cop’s New Year advisory
Vadodara, Dec 28: Vadodara Police have come up with New Year advisory including dresses one should wear that do not have an adverse effect on children.
"People have been advised not to wear such clothes that may have an adverse effect on a child's psychology," said Vadodara Police Commissioner Anupamsinh Gehlot.
"People gather in large numbers on roads,...
Five killed as major fire breaks out in Mumbai high-rise
Mumbai, Dec 28: Five people, including four senior citizens, were killed and two others injured in a major fire that broke out in a high-rise residential building here Thursday evening.
The 16-storey building is located in suburban Tilak Nagar, where search and rescue operation by the Mumbai Fire Brigade is underway, said an official from the Disaster...
Pregnant woman contracts HIV after blood transfusion in Tamil Nadu
Virudhunagar, Dec 26: A 24-year-old pregnant woman from this district contracted HIV after receiving blood donated by an infected man, prompting the Tamil Nadu government to review the stocks in all blood banks of the state to ensure they were free of the deadly virus.
An employee of a blood bank attached to a government hospital in...