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Three Maoists nabbed in Kolkata


September 12th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Three Maoists, including the Communist Party of India-Maoist Kolkata city committee secretary, were arrested here and arms recovered from their possession, police said Wednesday.Avishek Mukherjee, was ... Read more...

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77 go to jail for exam fraud


August 14th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) Seventy-seven people, including some parents, have been sent to prison in Bihar for allegedly helping students to cheat in an exam for government jobs, police said ... Read more...

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Three Ambedkar statues vandalised in UP


July 28th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) Two days after a statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati was vandalised here, three statues of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar were damaged in ... Read more...

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Prime accused in Mayawati statue vandalism held


July 28th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) The prime accused in the vandalisation of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati's statue in Lucknow, was arrested in Gurgaon Friday night, police said.Amit Jani, president ... Read more...

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Terror suspect arrested in Kolkata


July 18th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) A member of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) having close links with the terrorist group Indian Mujahideen (IM) and suspected to be involved ... Read more...

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Gangster arrested in Uttar Pradesh


July 10th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) In a joint operation, the Uttar Pradesh Police and the Karnataka Police Monday arrested a member of the notorious Raja Shetty gang here, an official said.Akash ... Read more...

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20 killed in Nigerian village attacks


July 8th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, July 8 (IANS) At least 20 people have been killed and many others seriously injured in attacks on villagers in Nigeria's Plateau State, said a top government official.A total ... Read more...

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Jharkhand conman arrested in Lucknow


May 5th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) A conman who had cheated over 100 people of lakhs of rupees in Jharkhand was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh here, ... Read more...

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Maoists kill civilian on spying charge


April 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 9 (IANS) Maoist militants shot dead a tribal youth Monday in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region on suspicion he was spying for the police, police said.Officials here at police ... Read more...

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Hi-tech gang of ATM robbers busted


March 29th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police Wednesday busted an inter-state gang of robbers who used to swindle money by swiping ATM cards ... Read more...

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One arrested in Kanpur for Shehla murder


March 19th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, March 19 (IANS) Another man has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh for the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood in Bhopal.The Special Task Force (STF) swooped on Tabish after ... Read more...

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Five Andhra Maoists arrested in Kolkata (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Five Maoists from Andhra Pradesh were arrested from various parts of this West bengal capital city in a day-long operation, police said Thursday.Greyhounds, an elite commando ... Read more...

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Five Andhra Maoists arrested in Kolkata


March 1st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Five Maoists believed to be from Andhra Pradesh were arrested from various parts of Kolkata in a day-long operation, police said Thursday.Greyhounds, an elite commando force ... Read more...

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STF to probe murder of senior scribe, family


February 19th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) The brutal murder of a journalist and his family will be investigated by the Special Task Force (STF), Madhya Pradesh police chief S.K. Raut said Sunday.Senior ... Read more...

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Suspected Manipuri militant arrested in Kolkata


February 4th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata Feb 4 (IANS) A suspected member of a Manipuri extremist organisation, responsible for creating links with the Maoists, was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets up task force on energy shortage


January 8th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) The Pakistani government has set up a special task force to tackle the energy shortage the industrial sector is facing.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Bandit gunned down in Uttar Pradesh


September 30th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 30 (IANS) A bandit wanted in over 15 cases, including murder and abduction, was gunned down by police in a forested area of Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district, an ... Read more...

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Youth arrested with cartridges


September 26th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) A youth, suspected to be involved in an inter-state arms racket, was arrested in Kolkata and 100 cartridges seized from him, police said Monday.Acting on a ... Read more...

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Police find 25 kg bomb in Chhattisgarh


September 22nd, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 22 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh Police team found a 25 kg bomb by the roadside in a forested area in Raipur district. Police say Maoists had placed the bomb ... Read more...

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Teenager held for ‘mischievous’ email on Delhi blast


September 14th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) A 14-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday from near the West Bengal-Jharkhand border for "mischievously" posing as a terrorist and sending emails to media houses claiming responsibility ... Read more...

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Gangster gunned down in Uttar Pradesh


September 7th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) A gangster carrying a reward of Rs.50,000 for his capture was gunned down in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district Wednesday, police said. Sanjay Yadav, wanted in 14 criminal ... Read more...

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Underworld gang member nabbed


September 2nd, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 2 (IANS) An aide of underworld don Bannanje Raja, wanted by the Karnataka police, was arrested in this Uttar Pradesh capital Friday, an official said.Javed Khan was arrested ... Read more...

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Villagers thrash Bihar cop


August 28th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) A Bihar sub-inspector was beaten up and injured by villagers due to mistaken identity in Muzaffarpur district Sunday, police said.Madan Singh of the Special Task Force ... Read more...

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Seven Maoists held in Bihar ahead of I-Day


August 12th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Seven Maoists, including two women, were arrested in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district early Friday -- three days ahead of Independence Day.Acting on a tip-off, a joint team ... Read more...

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Two Maoists killed Chhattisgarh gunbattle (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 1 (IANS) At least two Maoists were killed in a gunbattle with the police in a dense jungle in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region Monday, police said."Two bullet-ridden bodies ... Read more...

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Maoists take on government forces in Chhattisgarh


August 1st, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 1 (IANS) A fierce gunbattle raged in a dense jungle in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region Monday morning as armed Maoist guerrillas and security personnel exchanged fire, police said.The ... Read more...

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Two held with fake currency in Kolkata


July 20th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Two men were arrested Wednesday with fake currency of the face value of around Rs.4 lakh in north Kolkata, police said.The two men have been identified ... Read more...

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Cops probe calls from Iran to plant bombs in Meerut


July 18th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Police are probing two mysterious calls that asked a meat trader in Meerut and a farmer in Baghpat to plant bombs. Both the calls ... Read more...

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Chandy plans all-party meet on encroachment in Munnar hills


June 15th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday announced that the government would call an all-party meeting June 24 to discuss encroachment in the picturesque Munnar hills in ... Read more...

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US seeks access to Osama three widows


May 9th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) As it seeks answers from Pakistan whether government or security officials were complicit in hiding Osama Bin Laden, the US has asked for access to the ... Read more...

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Delhi sets up task force to check fire safety norms


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Delhi government has formed a Special Task Force (STF) to probe fire safety lapses in industrial units, a state minister said Tuesday, four days ... Read more...

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Inter state gang behind question paper leak: Police


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh police Monday claimed that the kingpin of the gang involved in the leakage of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) question paper was ... Read more...

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AIEEE exam held after three hour delay (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Over 12 lakh students across the country were finally able to appear for the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) Sunday, after a question paper ... Read more...

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Six held in raids at Maoists hideout


March 19th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 19 (IANS) Six Maoists were arrested after a contingent of over 100 Chhattisgarh policemen raided a rebel hideout in Bastar district Saturday, police said.The raid was carried out ... Read more...

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Pak taking steps to evacuate its nationals from Libya: Foreign Office


February 28th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 28(ANI): The Pakistan government is taking steps to evacuate its nationals stranded in trouble-ridden Libya, a Foreign Office spokesperson has said.Tehmina Janjua said that a special task force has been ... Read more...

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