Indian Cyber Crime Cases Jump 200% In Three Years

Indian Cyber Crime Cases Jump 200% In Three YearsAccording to well-known ethical hacker Sunny Vaghela, cyber crime is the newest risk to India's security with those inimical to its interests hiring specialists to keep watch on companies and crucial networks.

Ahmedabad-based Vaghela, director of TechDefence Pvt. Ltd, a reputed cyber crime security consultant said, "There has been an increase of 200 percent in cyber crime cases in India in the last three years and that is an alarming trend."

‘I am satisfied with arrest’

Kapashera Police StationOn Thursday, Ankaj Kushal, 33, heaved a sigh of relief after receiving a call from the Kapashera Police Station that a gang of four criminals had been arrested and he had to come and identify them.

The four accused had allegedly abducted, thrashed and robbed Kushal, a Sector 23 resident and export house executive, of his belongings and Ford Icon car before dumping him in the Najafgarh drain on Saturday.

“I hope the police can use the CCTV footage from the ATM booth in Dwarka where they had used my ATM card. I was satisfied today when I got a call from the investigating officer in the morning. “

One more arrested in rape case of four tribal girls

orissaOne more person was arrested in connection with alleged rape of four tribal girls of a government-run school in Orissa's Nabarangpur district, even as medical examination of all accused and the victims were completed today.

Raj Mohan Bhotra, an employee of Sevashram school run by Tribal Welfare Department at Bada Aambada village under Kosagumuda Block was arrested, while three others including school headmaster Pradipta Sahu had been held yesterday after a lady teacher of the school lodged a complaint alleging that they had raped four students of the school, police said.

Man pushes wife off cliff during honeymoon

shimlaA honeymoon in Shimla ended with the murder of a 28-year-old woman. Her husband allegedly pushed her off a cliff near the popular hill resort on February 22.

Her body was recovered on Tuesday. Simranpal Singh Bhullar, who hails from Ferozepur in Punjab, was arrested on Monday, after his parents complained that their son and daughter-in-law had gone missing. The couple had married on January 17.

Simranjit Kaur’s body was found from a gorge in Hasan valley, a thick forest area near Kufri on the outskirts of Shimla, on the basis of information given by Bhullar to Ferozepur police.

British serial killer appeal for freedom once again

British serial killer appeal for freedom once againAccording to his lawyers, the serial killer known in Britain as the Yorkshire Ripper is seeking his freedom from prison.

The Times of London reported that lawyers representing Peter Sutcliffe told the High Court in London expert evidence on his psychiatric state could help lead to his release.

Peruvian Lawyer killed by daughter as she forbade her to see boyfriend

Peruvian Lawyer killed by daughter as she forbade her to see boyfriendA well-known Peruvian lawyer was killed by her 22-year-old daughter who planned and carried out the murder with the help of her boyfriend and another acquaintance because the victim was

opposed to her romantic relationship, Peruvian police said.

Gen. Cesar Guardia, the head of the Criminal Division of the National Police said at a press conference that the murder in January of attorney Elizabeth Vasquez was carried out by her daughter

US shooting suspect slapped with more charges

US shooting suspect slapped with more chargesAlready under arrest for capital murder in the shooting of three colleagues including Indian American Gopi K. Podila, three new charges of attempted murder have been added against a woman


Dr. Amy Bishop, 45, a Harvard-trained neuroscientist, is charged with killing three colleagues during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama Huntsville's biological sciences department,

and wounding three more, two of them critically.

Fellow Indians suspected in 2 murders in Oz

AustraliaTwo brothers from Sunam were murdered in Australia on Friday morning. The crime was apparently the result of a dispute with fellow Indians over money.

Back home, the family was shattered when father Swaran Singh Dhaliwal received a phone call from Australia, informing him his two sons on study visa in Perth, Navdeep Singh (22) and Kanwaljit Singh (20), had been murdered.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for the family. Besides the father, there is mother and sister mourning at home.

Victorian Cop Advises Indians to Take Precautionary Steps

Indians in AustraliaVictorian police chief Simon Overland has advised Indian students in Australia to keep a low profile and try to look poor to avoid attacks. These remarks drew strong condemnation from the Federation of Indian Student Association (FISA)s with its spokesperson Gautam Gupta  calling the statement ‘ridiculous’ .He said that  Indians need not look “poor” to feel safe.

Oliver advised the Indian students to make themselves less of a target by not displaying their expensive gadgets like ipods, valuable watches or jewellery.

Being Raped: A Crime Worth 100 Lashes in Saudi Arabia

Being Raped: A Crime Worth 100 Lashes in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia, the country having very rigid Sharia law, is yet to differentiate between consensual sex and rape. Raped women should not expect the authorities to pay heed to their voice instead they should ready to face 100 lashes for involving in illicit sex.

Same is the case of Filipino women, dubbed as "Camille" in media who visited the country for livelihood but was raped by her co-worker. She did not move to the authorities being known to the strict Sharia law and thus compelled to let the offender roam free.

UK’s no. 1 crime writer to revive detective hero

On his first visit to India, the UK’s number one best-selling crime writer, Ian Rankin, shared privileged information about his protagonist, inspector John Rebus, central to his multi-award winning detective fiction series.

The Scottish writer introduced the hardy, cynical and antisocial Edinburgh cop in the book Knots & Crosses in 1987 and concluded the series with Rebus retiring in Exit Music in 2007.

In Mumbai on a tour organised by the British Council, Rankin revealed that Rebus could soon make a comeback.

“Rebus is merely retired not dead. He is working with the police department as a civilian. He lives in a compartment in my head, waiting patiently to be brought back to life,” said Rankin.

New report alleges that FBI broke law to collect phone data

A report in the Washington Post has alleged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation broke the law in collecting more than 2,000 telephone call records between 2002 and 2006 by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist or by persuading phone companies to provide them, in the US.

The FBI officials tried to justify their actions by issuing approvals afterwards.

"This practice ceased in 2006 and never involved obtaining the content of telephone conversations. Additionally, steps have been taken to ensure similar situations do not occur in the future," said FBI spokesman Michael Kortan.

Police interrogates Chetan Mehta's telephone operator

Bharti Dolariya, the alleged subordinate of Chetan Mehta, was questioned by Navrangpura police in connection with a fraud involving job promises made by Mehta to over 300 people, the dream which never materialized. The police, however, found a woman; working at the Mehta owned Cross World Organization, innocent and did not arrest her.

KC Rathod, the police inspector, Navrangpura police station, informed that the woman, who was a telephone operator, has nothing to do with the scam as suggested by preliminary examinations. Naroda resident Dolariya, the police inspector said, was assigned a work to transfer telephone lines to Mehta.

Charge sheet framed against 62 accused in the Ahmedabad blasts case

Ahmedabad serial blasts case is expected to see hearing on Jan 19 as the Designated Sessions Court has framed charges against the 62 accused on Monday.

Justice Bela Trivedi framed the charge sheet in the high security Sabarmati Central Jail for the July 26, 2008 blats which killed 57 people and injured 150. The blasts were carried out in close proximity to one another starting in Maninagar which is the constituency of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The blats occurred in the hospitals as the injured from other blats in the city were brought in. 24 died in the blasts at the Government Civil Hospital including doctors, nursing staff and those injured in blasts elsewhere.

Davies accused of committing Homicide without Premeditation

Davies accused of committing Homicide without PremeditationThe niece of British Defense Minister Quentin Davies, Jessica Davies faced the murder trial in France on Monday accused of killing her lover during a frenzied sex game. The accused is alleged believed to have slashed the throat of a man she grabbed from a pub.

The accused, Jessica Davies, 30, is a former model, and has been accused of killing Olivier Mugnier, 24, while under full influence of alcohol and anti-depressant drugs.

South African crime lord’s fake penis falls off in drug raid

Melbourne, January 11 : A crime lord in South Africa suffered embarrassment when his fake penis fell after he got busted during a drug raid.

Fat Murphy, booked for possession of stolen property, later revealed in the court that he was hermaphrodite who holds both male and female identity documents.

Police said that they were searching the crime lord, feared on the streets of Cape Town''s notorious Cape Flats suburb, when a strap-on dildo fell off his body, reports Sunday Times.

"I had a vagina that could not be penetrated. But I also had male organs, testes. But I always knew I was really a man and that was what I wanted to be," the Courier Mail quoted Murphy as telling the court.

18 medical students detained over ragging

18 medical students detained over raggingMumbai, Jan 4 : At least eighteen students of Seth G S Medical College in central Mumbai here have been arrested by the police on charges of ragging.

The Bhoiwada Police station in the city has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the students, who were interning with King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital.

"Enquiry is going on and once the investigation is over, we will be able to tell you the details. The students have been handed over to us," said Vikram B Patil, senior police inspector.

Danish Police shoot, injure man trying to kill controversial cartoonist

Danish Police shoot, injure man trying to kill controversial cartoonistLondon, Jan. 2 : Danish Police have confirmed shooting and injuring an al Qaeda-linked man armed with an axe who broke into the home of a controversial cartoonist Kurt Westergaard to kill him.

According to Sky News, police said the 28-year-old Somali man was trying to kill Westergaard, who triggered worldwide protests after drawing cartoons of Islam''s Prophet Mohammed.

Man arrested over missing Edgar Degas painting

Man arrested over missing Edgar Degas paintingLondon, Jan 2 : Police have arrested a man who is allegedly involved in the theft of an artwork by Impressionist artist Edgar Degas.

According to a judicial official, "an employee of the museum, a night watchman" was taken into custody from Marseilles.

A security guard noticed that the artwork titled Les Choristes (The Chorus) - on loan from the Musee d''Orsay in Paris - was missing from the city''s Cantini Museum on December 31.

Counter Intelligence Branch seize drugs worth 900 million rupees at Jalandhar

Counter Intelligence Branch seize drugs worth 900 million rupees at JalandharJalandhar, Jan 2 : The Counter Intelligence Branch of Punjab Police seized around 18 kilograms of methamphetamine in Jalandhar here on Friday.

Sources claimed the seized drugs are worth 900 million rupees in the international market.

Three persons identified as Narinder Kumar, Pankaj and Sanjeev have been arrested and the police has also impounded the two cars that they had used to transport the narcotics.

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