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1975: A Haunting Tyranny

India, June 25 -- At the stroke of midnight on June 25, 1975, the idea of India was dealt a lethal blow when a presidential proclamation, at the behest of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, declared a state of internal Emergency and India lost its freedom to authoritarianism. A Surya Prakash's book, in his own words, provides readers some case studies from independent India's darkest political era which illustrate the terrible woes that befall a ... Read More


DSP lynching : North Srinagar SP transferred

Srinagar, June 24 -- A day after a mob lynched Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith, Jammu and Kashmir Police have shunted out a senior officer from the area where the incident took place.

In an order on Friday night, Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid ordered the transfer of Superintendent of Police (North Srinagar) Sajad Khaliq Bhat.

Nowhatta, where the lynching took place on Thursday night, falls under the jurisdiction... Read More


National level sportsperson held for supplying handmade guns

GHAZIABAD, June 24 -- The Ghaziabad police on Friday arrested a 26-year-old national level sportsperson for allegedly trading in illegal arms.

The accused, Vicky Panchal, is a disciple of the Jeet Kune Do school of martial arts. The accused was arrested with a cache of 17 country made weapons by a team of officers from the special operation group.

According to the police,Panchal was in touch with a group of arms suppliers who were recently arr... Read More


Robbers held near ABCD intersection in Sector 63, gun, phones recovered

NOIDA, June 24 -- The police on Friday arrested four persons who allegedly robbed people after offering them a lift in an autorickshaw. Three stolen mobile phones, one country made pistol, three live cartridges and two knives were recovered from their possession.

The accused have been identified as Kailash Gupta, 26, Gajendra, 27, Mukesh, 25, and Mohammad Rubail, 27, all residents of Chotpur Colony in Noida. The police said that the four men ha... Read More


Man kills neighbour, steals ATM card, withdraws Rs 2 lakh

NOIDA, June 24 -- A 35-year-old man was murdered, allegedly by his neighbour for money, on May 20, the police said.The decomposed body of Dharmendra was found by the Phase-2 police of Noida on a complaint by his relative.

Raj Kishore, Dharmendra's brother-in-law, informed the police on May 23 that he tried calling Dharmendra but he did not receive an answer,following which he decided to visit him at his flat. Upon reaching the flat, Raj got a f... Read More


G Noida chairman orders probe into leaseback scam

GREATER NOIDA, June 24 -- The Greater Noida authority's chairman Dr Prabhat Kumar has appointed two IAS officers to probe the alleged land leaseback scam.

The scam pertains to leaseback of residential land to non-farmers in violation of norms.

Leaseback implies that the authority (government) had returned the notified land back to farmers.

The authority had mistakenly acquired parts of residential land owned by farmers for development and o... Read More


Sector 28-61 elevated road will open to public on June 28

NOIDA, June 24 -- Industries minister Satish Mahana is scheduled to open the city's first elevated road on June 28. The 4.8 km six-lane elevated road from Vishwa Bharti School in Sector 28 to Sector 61over the existing Master Plan-2 Road bypasses seven intersections, with exits and entries at Nithari, Sector 30, NTPC and Sector 24 to ensure seamless traffic flow.

Officials said the elevated road will ease traffic issues around residential areas... Read More


Shakti Arora on stories of split with Neha Saxena: I don't pay heed to such rumours

India, June 24 -- Shakti Arora has been in the news recently for his split with girlfriend Neha Saxena. While there were reports that the two ended their four-year relationship, Shakti took to Instagram and put rumours to rest just by posting by a picture with his girlfriend. "A real relationship will last long beyond the rumours... Putting all rumours to rest...#relationshipgoals (sic)," he captioned it.

Some reports even suggested that Shakti ... Read More


In UP's Moradabad, man burns 22-year-old daughter to death for marrying against parents' wishes

India, June 24 -- A Muslim man and his family allegedly tied his 22-year-old daughter to a cot, doused her in kerosene and burnt her to death in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad on Friday afternoon, police said. Her husband's relatives told police the attack occurred because her family was upset over her marriage that went against her parents' wishes.

Gulfasha Bi was at home with her two-year-old son and a female relative on Friday when her father and ... Read More


Ben Stokes terms Jason Roy's obstruction dismissal 'embarrassment'

India, June 24 -- England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Friday took to Twitter, expressing his displeasure at the 'obstructing the field' decision given against teammate Jason Roy, during the second T20 International against South Africa at Taunton.

(Read | England's Jason Roy becomes 1st player to be dismissed 'obstructing the field' in T20Is)

Roy, who returned to form in the second game of the three-match series with a 45-ball 67, was found obstr... Read More