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China busts 600 online criminal gangs


July 26th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Chinese Police have busted more than 600 online criminal gangs, including those involved in arms trade and pornography.The operation was part of a special campaign against ... Read more...

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‘Venezuela poor host for Olympic basketball qualifying’


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia point guard Alexey Shved Tuesday slammed the choice of Venezuela as the venue for the Olympic basketball qualification tournament, saying the players are cooped ... Read more...

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Military to guard NBA stars at Olympic qualifiers


June 9th, 2012 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Venezuelan military will be called in to protect basketball stars at the Olympic qualification tournament in Caracas next month, a spokesman for the FIBA ... Read more...

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Dozens of mafia men held in pan-European drugs bust


June 4th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 4 (IANS/AKI) Dozens of mafia men were arrested, and six tonnes of cocaine and 10 million euros of assets were seized in an international anti-drugs operation launched Monday ... Read more...

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Four gun-runners held in Jalandhar, weapons seized


May 25th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, May 25 (IANS) At least four smugglers have been arrested by the Jalandhar rural police, who Friday claimed to have busted a inter-state gang of gun-runners.Jalandhar Police (Rural) chief ... Read more...

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SHOs now responsible for witness’ security in Haryana


May 20th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, May 20 (IANS) Witnesses in Haryana can now feel more secure. Following a spurt in cases of key witnesses being attacked or murdered by criminal gangs while going to ... Read more...

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Militants ganging up with criminals, says Gogoi


May 18th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Cadres of the armed militant outfits have joined criminal gangs in Assam, leading to recent spurt in petty crimes across the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ... Read more...

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Indian peacekeepers honoured in Haiti


May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) As many as 158 Indian peacekeepers have been honoured for their service in Haiti where they conducted regular patrols, secured election materials and helped with ... Read more...

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China vows to protect foreigners


April 21st, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Police in China's Chongqing city, a major trade hub, have promised better protection to foreigners following the murder of a British national there."Neil Heywood's case is ... Read more...

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US agent accused of buying guns for Mexican cartels


April 13th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
El Paso (Texas), April 13 (IANS/EFE) A US Border Patrol agent and his girlfriend are in custody on charges of conspiring to buy firearms and ammunition and smuggle them to ... Read more...

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Bihar-bound ammunition consignment seized in Assam


March 19th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) Police Monday seized a consignment of live bullets bound for Bihar from Hojai railway station in Assam's Nagaon district, an official said.The consignment was procured from ... Read more...

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China wages war against adulterated food, fake drugs


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) The Chinese government has launched a major drive against food containing prohibited additives, illegal cooking oil, stale pork and spurious drugs.The Ministry of Public Security launched ... Read more...

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China closes over 7,000 illegal websites


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Authorities in China have shut down a total of 7,846 websites involved in illegal commercial activity, the government said.The ministry of public security took the step ... Read more...

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1,300 exploited kids rescued in China


January 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as 1,332 children belonging to China's Xinjiang region who were lured by criminal gangs to larger cities and forced into petty crimes like stealing ... Read more...

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Court frees man branded a gangster, slams police (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) A vegetable seller has been freed by a Delhi court, which slammed the police for invoking a stringent law meant to deal with criminal gangs ... Read more...

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Demand for private security services in Mexico up 40 percent


December 18th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) Demand for private security services in Mexico rose 40 percent this year compared to 2010 amid continued high levels of drug-related violence, an official of ... Read more...

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Five killed as rival gangs clash


November 29th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 29 (IANS) Five people were killed in clashes between two criminal gangs in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said Tuesday."Five people were killed in clashes between two rival criminal ... Read more...

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Nearly 1,400 criminals arrested in China


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) A total of 1,395 people allegedly involved in criminal gangs have been captured in a massive nationwide campaign in China, the government said.A statement issued by ... Read more...

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Family of KBC Rs.5 crore winner fears his abduction


October 30th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 30 (IANS) The family and friends of Sushil Kumar, who became the first contestant to win Rs.5 crore on "Kaun Banega Crorepati", are fearing his abduction. But ... Read more...

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Britons growing cannabis in spare rooms


September 26th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Middle-class families in Britain are handing over their spare bedrooms to criminal gangs for growing cannabis crops, a media report said Monday.Cannabis derivative in the form ... Read more...

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Disappearance of teen Mexican reporter being probed


September 24th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz said they were investigating the case of a 17-year-old journalist who went missing last weekend.Manuel Fonseca ... Read more...

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Cartridges recovered from Uttar Pradesh’s bus stand


September 15th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) As many as 690 cartridges and a pistol were recovered from an abandoned bag at a bus stand in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district, police said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Arms smuggler held with 18 pistols


September 12th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) An inter-state arms smuggler was arrested with 18 pistols in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district, police said Monday.Pappu Mahaveer Singh, 34, was arrested late Sunday in Nawada ... Read more...

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Teenager asked Facebook friends to kill one million cops


August 26th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) A British teenager has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for asking his 2,000 Facebook "friends" to kill one million policemen during the London ... Read more...

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Strike paralyses life in Karachi


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) A strike called by a political party Tuesday brought life in violence-hit Karachi city to a standstill.The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) strike paralysed life ... Read more...

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China to crack down crimes that violate minors


August 21st, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) China has ordered a crackdown on crimes that "violate the interests of minors" in a bid to "safeguard social stability", a top official said.Chinese vice minister ... Read more...

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Britain to campaign for saving rhinos


August 15th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain is going to lead a campaign this week to save the rhino from extinction.Rhinos are being slaughtered across Africa at the rate of nearly one ... Read more...

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Mobile phones seized in Bihar jail


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 23 (IANS) Three mobile phones were seized from inmates of a Bihar jail during a raid early Thursday, police said.A police team led by city police superintendent Sandip ... Read more...

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Spain busts Chinese ring peddling pirated goods


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 23 (IANS/EFE) Spanish authorities have dismantled a major Chinese criminal organisation based in the Iberian nation, arresting 34 people suspected of laundering up to 40 million euros ($57.6 ... Read more...

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3,700 arrested in six days in Mexico


June 20th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 20 (IANS/EFE) A total of 3,705 people have been arrested in the past six days in a massive anti-crime operation launched in Mexico's 31 states, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh, Bihar turning Nepal into hub of small arms


June 16th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) As over 70 countries in the world Thursday begin observing the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence, peace activists rue that even five years after ... Read more...

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India ratifies UN Convention against Organised Crime


May 13th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India has ratified the United Nations Convention against Organised Crime, and its three protocols, which aims at combating trafficking, migrant smuggling and illicit trafficking in ... Read more...

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Police chief, 2 bodyguards killed in Mexico


April 17th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), April 17 (IANS/EFE) A police chief and two of his bodyguards were killed and another police officer was wounded in an attack by suspected cartel gunmen in the ... Read more...

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Kashmir official issued 4,000 fake arms licences, held


April 13th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) A senior official has been arrested for allegedly issuing more than 4,000 fake arms licenses in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Wednesday.Mukhtiar Ahmad Choudhary, while serving ... Read more...

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Young Mexican woman police chief to seek US asylum after death threats


March 6th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Young Mexican police chief Marisol Valles Garcia, who accepted to be in charge of one of state's most dangerous drug war border towns, has reportedly fled the city ... Read more...

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