Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Crime

Law student killed by gay partner in Meerut, accused claims deceased was blackmailing him

Two workers aided the main accused in committing the crime; family of the victim knew about his sexual orientation

12-year-old ‘sold off twice for marriage’ in Uttarakhand rescued, is ‘two months pregnant’

Girl's mother allegedly sold her off twice in 6 months for Rs 10,000 each. Police have arrested mother and alleged second husband, while the minor is currently lodged at a shelter home.

Masoom is Boman Irani’s OTT debut, but it would be better as a family drama than crime thriller

Masoom boasts of a stellar cast, but the fault ultimately lies with its weak, loophole-ridden plot.

‘Too long a struggle,’ says Sippy Sidhu’s family as judge’s daughter is held for 2015 murder

CBI on 15 June arrested Kalyani Singh in connection with murder of ex-boyfriend Sippy Sidhu in Chandigarh. She is the daughter of Himachal Pradesh acting Chief Justice Sabina.

Shot dead, 6-yr-old saved 5 lives with her organs. But her Noida family is more scared than proud

A bullet hit 6-yr-old Rolly Prajapati while she was sleeping at her own home. A month on, her parents are glad that her organs saved lives, but fear the culprits might return.

Grim, scary, warped — the world of Ozark beyond psychological trauma and physical violence

The medley of several eccentric characters, backed by a superlative script and direction, makes Ozark one of the best thriller-drama web series of the last decade.

As 5 bodies leave village near Prayagraj in shock, family play blame game over property dispute

Rahul Tiwari was found hanging, while his wife & 3 daughters were found with their throats slit. Police suspect Tiwari killed them & hung himself, but some family members blame his brothers-in-law.

12 members of notorious gang held for murder, extortion & more in multi-state Delhi Police op

Police say Lucky Patial-Bambiha-Kaushal alliance behind ‘sensational’ organised crimes in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Chandigarh, and has significant footprints in UP and Delhi.

Why would actor pick bag from trash & take money, say police, after TV star Rupa Dutta’s arrest

'Mata Vaishno Devi' actor Rupa Dutta was sent to one-day judicial custody after police recovered several wallets and Rs 65,000 in cash from her at Kolkata International Book Fair.

‘Pierced with nails, made to drink urine’: Rajasthan RTI activist claims work led to attack

Amra Ram had filed a complaint this month against alleged illegal liquor trade & corruption in two govt schemes in a Barmer gram panchayat. Four arrests for assault so far, police say.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.