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Media spreading canard to hold market: Mamata


August 28th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday continued her tirade against the media, accusing it of propagating "false news" to hold on to the market."The ... Read more...

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Mamata slams media for abetting suicides, rapes


August 25th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on the media, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday accused it of abetting suicides and rapes and warned that police ... Read more...

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Chandy rebuts Left claims of police torture in murder case


June 8th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday denied accusations by the Left that police were using third degree methods or torture against those held for the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh cop suspended for custody death (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 22 (IANS) A police station chief in Chhattisgarh was suspended Wednesday, a day after an initial post-mortem report backed a poor man's allegations that his son was mercilessly ... Read more...

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Four Chhattisgarh cops suspended for suspected Maoist’s death


January 15th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 15 (IANS) Four policemen posted in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region were suspended after a man suspected to be a Maoist died in custody, officials at the police headquarters here ... Read more...

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Rs.7 million released for Muslim youths wrongly held


December 7th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Perhaps in the first instance of victims of police torture in a terror case being paid compensation in India, Andhra Pradesh has released Rs.7 million for ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Police criticised for alleged torture of activist


October 11th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 11 (IANS) Right activists Tuesday slammed Chhattisgarh Police for allegedly torturing a suspected Maoist conduit who was held in Delhi last week and brought back to the state ... Read more...

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Indian-origin woman’s killer down with cancer


July 13th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) An alleged killer of Indian-origin woman Anni Dewani, who was murdered during her honeymoon in South Africa, is on his death bed with brain cancer, a ... Read more...

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Danish ‘no’ to Davy extradition ‘disappointing’: India


July 6th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India Wednesday said it was disappointed with the Danish court verdict refusing the extradition of Kim Davy, accused in the Purulia arms drop case, on ... Read more...

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Egyptian journo who posted ‘police torture videos’ arrested, but later released


February 5th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5 (ANI): Wael Abbas, a well-known Egyptian journalist who had posted hundreds of terrifying videos of police abuse on the web, has claimed that he was arrested, but later released ... Read more...

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Egyptian journo who posted ‘police torture videos’ in hiding fearing Mubarak retribution


February 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 4 (ANI): Wael Abbas, a well-known Egyptian journalist who had posted hundreds of terrifying videos of police abuse on the web, is reportedly 'playing hide and seek' with President Hosni ... Read more...

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Indian police torture, says US cable


December 18th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian security agencies torture prisoners to extract information, partly because forensic science is weak in the country, says a leaked US embassy diplomatic cable.India is weak in ... Read more...

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Villagers complain of police torture in West Midnapore


November 29th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Rik Sundar SasmalWest Midnapore (West Bengal), Nov.29 (ANI): Villagers in West Bengal's West Midnapore district have complained that police are subjecting them to torture on the suspicion that they are Maoists.Villagers ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into custody death in Uttar Pradesh


October 28th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 28 (IANS) A magisterial probe was Thursday ordered into the death of a man in a police lock-up in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district, police said.Balistar, who died Wednesday night in ... Read more...

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Police, lawyers clash in Lahore


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Judicial services were paralysed in Pakistan's Lahore city Saturday after a clash between lawyers and police turned violent.The clash erupted inside the Lahore High ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for action over brutal killings, torture of female students in Punjab


August 22nd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.22 (ANI): Taking strong note of the brutal murder of two brothers by a mob in Sialkot and torture of female students of Bahawalpur Medical college, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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Lack of leadership turns Bengal tribal group to violence


June 14th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) The People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA), a tribal group formed two years ago to protest police torture in West Bengal, seems to be engaging ... Read more...

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Nikhil Diwedi Refuses To Bare For Mani Ratnam, Panic Search For Body Double


June 14th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):All that talk of aspiring actor Nikhil Diwedi, doing a nude sequence for Mani Ratnam's Raavan ... Read more...

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‘Killer’ jailed for 10 years, then ‘murdered’ man reappears


May 9th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 9 (IANS) Zhao Zhenshang has been imprisoned for 10 years, accused of "murdering" his neighbour. The "victim", however reappeared recently, U-turning a case that has laid bare custodial torture by ... Read more...

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Senior Chinese police official sacked over torture death


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) A senior Chinese police officer was sacked after a man was allegedly tortured to death at a detention centre in Henan province, a media report said Tuesday. Two other ... Read more...

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Maoist-held train secured, passengers safe (Lead)


October 27th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) After over five hours of high drama, a New Delhi- bound Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express was freed from Maoist-backed tribal activists who held the train hostage at ... Read more...

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Another allegation of police torture surfaces in Manipur


September 20th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Sep 20 (ANI): Another allegation of police brutality in Manipur has surfaced after family members of an NGO activist accused them of using third degree treatment.The Manipur Police arrested Jiten Yumnam ... Read more...

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EU set to slap trade sanctions on Sri Lanka


September 15th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Sep 15 (IANS) Exports of Sri Lankan clothes and sportswear to Europe face being banned over allegations of human rights abuses, a diplomat from the country confirmed Tuesday.Although ... Read more...

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Teenager loses eyesight after alleged police torture (Lead)


August 14th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) A 14-year-old boy lost his eyesight after police allegedly tortured him for over a week, the boy's neighbour said Friday. Rohit was arrested in Ayodhya town in Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Teenager loses eyesight after police torture


August 14th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) A 14-year-old boy lost his eyesight after police allegedly tortured him for over a week, the boy's neighbour said Friday, though the police said he was suffering from ... Read more...

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Soumya murder accused alleges police torture, court seeks report


April 1st, 2009 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) One of the three men accused of killing TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan Wednesday alleged that he was being tortured by the police, following which a city court ... Read more...

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CPI-M alleges involvement of outsiders in tribal unrest


November 18th, 2008 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) As a stalemate continued over the tribal unrest in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, the ruling Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday alleged that "outsiders" ... Read more...

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People’s Tribunal warns against ‘victimisation of Muslims’


August 25th, 2008 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) After hearing complaints of victims of police torture in the name of fight against terrorism, national-level People's Tribunal Sunday warned that that such treatment of Muslim minority could ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh villagers allege police torture


May 28th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, May 28 (IANS) A group of 16 men and women from Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region Wednesday alleged they had been tortured by the police after they were accused of being helpers ... Read more...

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Dead Pakistani prisoner’s kin to move court


March 16th, 2008 - 11:22 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, March 16 (IANS) Relatives of Pakistani national Khalid Mehmood, who died in an Indian jail Feb 12, have decided to move court against Indian authorities. Khalid Mehmood's brother Fateh Mohammad and ... Read more...

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