Category Archives: Crime and Corruption

SEBI to finalise new norms for advisers, credit rating agencies

MUMBAI: The board of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) will consider and approve on December 28 as many as 17 reforms, including new norms for credit rating companies and investment advisers, according to two people with direct knowledge of the development.

“We are re-looking all regulations and ensuring that all circulars are captured in regulations,” Ajay Tyagi, chairman of Sebi, said at a December 20 event.

The Sebi board will also discuss the issue of disclosure of loan defaults and publish a discussion paper on it.

In August, Sebi had mandated that listed firms disclose all loan defaults within Continue reading

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Bill in Parliament to criminalise instant triple talaq , Opposition unhappy

As the NDA government gets ready to introduce a bill in Parliament to criminalise instant triple talaq , leaders from Opposition parties said on Sunday that they were unhappy with several key provisions, and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said it would urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withhold and withdraw the proposed law.

On Sunday, the Congress and the CPI(M) questioned the requirement of an instant triple talaq law, while the BJD, the fifthlargest party in the House, opposed the penal provision of a jail term for Continue reading

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Drugs usage in India hitting a new high

The popularity of synthetic or party drugs has increased manifold over the past five years in India but the use of conventional substances such as cocaine, heroin, and hashish has remained static or decreased, government data shows.

In terms of volume, marijuana or ganja remains the most common drug seized at more than 2 lakh kg, according to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which collected the data on drugs seized across India in 2016 by various law-enforcement agencies.

The confiscation of party drugs – amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) such as MDMA or Molly — increased from 40 kg in 2012 to 1,687 kg last year.

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Child porn racket busted – Telegram app helped

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cyber crime wing of the Kerala police has busted a child porn racket with the arrest an MCA graduate from Malappuram and seized hundreds of photos and videos involving minors.

Police said K Sharaf Ali, 24, collected pornographic material from social media and other sources and traded them under various names on Telegram, an instant messaging system that he considered comparatively safer for his operations. He had been broadcasting offensive clips to more than a lakh subscribers every day, police said.

“We have been tracking him for the past six months. Some of the videos were really disturbing involving two- to five-year-old children. We have identified some of the sources from where he procured these videos,” said a senior police officer, adding that more arrest will take place in coming days.

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Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in Scam

RANCHI: A special CBI court on Saturday convicted former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and 15 other people in a 21-year old fodder scam case.

The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on January 3.

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Those convicted included three IAS officers, former animal husbandry department officials and two other politicians – former JD-U MP Jagdish Sharma and former Bihar minister RK Rana.

RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said the party will challenge the verdict in Continue reading

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parliamentary panel has agreed on a bill to increase traffic fines by 10% every year

NEWDELHI: A parliamentary panel has agreed to a 10% annual increase in the fines for various traffic violations including drunken driving, talking on mobile, rash and negligent driving.

The panel was studying the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which already proposes a significant increase in penalties for traffic offences.

The bill has been cleared by the Lok Sabha in April and is pending in the Rajya Sabha.

Drunken driving — one of the main causes of deaths in road accidents in India — will invite a fine of ₹10,000 from the existing ₹2,000. Talking on mobile phones while driving will result in a fine of ₹5,000, up from the present ₹1,000. For red light jumping, driving without seat belt/helmet, the proposed fine is ₹1,000.

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Woman set on fire in public view in Secunderabad

HYDERABAD: A 25-year-old woman is critical after she was set ablaze in full public view in Secunderabad on Thursday, allegedly by a man suspected to be her lover, police said. The incident occurred at around 6.45pm in Lalaguda area. As per preliminary probe, the woman, who works as a receptionist, was called to the spot by the man. After

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Most awaited Gujarat and Himachal elections results Today

Ahead of the counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on Monday,  Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were in a huddle to discuss possible scenarios the declaration of results would deliver in the politically crucial home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Most exit polls have predicted a comfortable victory for the BJP in the elections for 182-member Gujarat assembly but the Congress insists that the result will be “surprising” for pollsters.

In Gujarat, the BJP wound up its election office in a swanky mall on the outskirts of Gandhi nagar and held a meeting of all its candidates and polling agents.

As Congress leaders alleged tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Continue reading

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15-year-old commits suicide after being forced to marry his elder brother’s widow

GAYA: A 15-year-old boy committed suicide two hours after he was forced to marry his brother’s widow, 10 years older than him, in south Bihar’s Gaya.

The wedding, solemnised on Monday at Vinoba Nagar village under Paraiya police station, about 15 km west of Gaya, flies in the face of a campaign by the Nitish Kumar government to end the practices of child marriage and dowry in the state.

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Police said Mahadev Das, a Class 9 student of the government high school in Paraiya, married 25-year-old Ruby Devi, the widow of his elder brother Santosh and mother of his two children, as his father came under pressure from relatives and villagers. Continue reading

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Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda guilty in coal scam

A special court on Wednesday held former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, former coal secretary HC Gupta and two others guilty of corruption and other charges in a coal scam case.

This is the fourth conviction in as many as 30 cases of coal block allocation scam being decided by the court.

The present case pertains to irregularities in allocation of Rajhara North coal block in Jharkhand to a Kolkata-based company in 2007. Besides Koda and Gupta, two others who have been held guilty are former Jharkhand chief secretary AK Basu and the allottee firm Vini Iron & Steel Udyog Ltd (VISUL). Continue reading

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