Rome, May 24 (IANS/AKI) The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that hit rocks and sank off Tuscany last year, killing 32 people, will go on trial in July.
Dubai, May 24 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs has foiled a bid to smuggle 259 pieces of ivory that arrived from Africa at its Jebel Ali Customs Centre. The ivory items fall under the endangered fauna and flora category, in which international trade is prohibited by the CITES Convention. Dubai Customs inspectors seized the shipment "using advanced inspection techniques", an official said.
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday arrested a police constable involved in drug smuggling from mountainous Rajouri district, an officer said. Rajouri's Superintendent of Police (SP) Mubassir Latifi told reporters that the constable was caught at a special check-post in Rajouri town while he was travelling with an associate, also a policeman, in a car. "On seeing the police party, senior constable Imtaiz Ahmed fled from the spot, while constable Shah Nawaz Ahmed was nabbed," Latifi said
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) A bookie, who had produced a Bengali film, and nine of his associates were arrested in Kolkata, police said Thursday, adding that they were investigating if the culprits had links with the ongoing IPL spot fixing controversy. Bookie Ajit Surekha and others were nabbed Wednesday night from their hideout in the Ultadanga area of north Kolkata during a joint operation by police's special task force and detective department, an official said. While probe was on regarding their involvement in the ongoing IPL spot fixing controversy, initial investigation has revealed they bet on a match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings
Dharamsala, May 23 (IANS) A day after the detention of a Tibetan, suspected to be a Chinese spy, from McLeodganj, the Tibetan government-in-exile Thursday said it was part of a "Chinese espionage and terror plot against Tibetan community in exile". Police had earlier said they had arrested Pema Tsering Wednesday following a tip-off from the Tibetan government-in-exile, but later claimed he was kept under detention. "We have been keeping tabs on his activities after receiving a complaint from Tibetan security agencies," Superintendent of Police Balbir Thakur told
Gurgaon, May 23 (IANS) A woman employee in a private company here Thursday jumped to her death from a multi-storey building, police said, adding she left a suicide note saying she was "fed up" with her life. Isha Madan, 24, jumped from 18th floor of Princeton Estate here in DLF-5 area under Sushant Lok police station, a police officer said, adding she came to the building just to end her life. A resident of Delhi's Mayur Vihar Phase 3, Madan was working with a electronic company at Udyog Vihar here
Ghaziabad, May 23 (IANS) Cracking the gruesome killings of seven members of a businessman's family in Ghaziabad two days ago, Uttar Pradesh Police Thursday arrested the family's former driver who confessed to the murders, police said. Inspector General (IG) of Police Bhavesh Kumar told reporters here that Rahul Verma, 21, employed as driver, was sacked after businessman Satish Chandra Goyal suspected and accused him of stealing Rs.4.5 lakh from his house about 15 days ago
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Police Thursday contacted their counterparts in Mumbai seeking details about the articles seized from the hotel where tainted cricketer S. Sreesanth stayed, said a police official
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Ajit Chandila, arrested Rajasthan Royals player, had received Rs.12 lakh for spot fixing in IPL 2012 matches, Delhi Police said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Panic gripped people in a multi-storey building here after a letter warning of a bomb inside was recovered Thursday afternoon, police said.