Kidnappers turn to deputy collector

PATNA, Jan. 19. — Extortion in Bihar scripted a new chapter in crime today when a deputy collector was asked to cough up an amount of Rs 4 lakh, failing which, the culprits threatened to…

Holes in NRI kidnap case

Mumbai, Jan. 19: Pune police were today trying to crack the mystery of two UK-based Indian women being allegedly kidnapped on their way to Pune within hours of their flight landing in India. Read More

Arms seizure: Ramesh remanded

Kochi: The Ernakulam Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (Economic Offences) on Wednesday remanded to judicial custody M. Ramesh who had been arrested in connection with the smuggling of firearms, air guns and pellets worth Rs.1.5…

Three priests hurt in clash

KOCHI: Three priests of the Orthodox faction of the Malankara Church were hurt in fisticuffs at the St. John's Church at Vadakara, near Koothattukulam, in the early hours of Wednesday. Fr. John V. John, Fr.…

One killed in fire at cracker unit

Thiruvananthapuram: A 55-year-old man was killed when fire broke out at a fireworks manufacturing unit near Murukumpuzha in Mangalapuram police station limits on Wednesday. The police identified the deceased as Madhavan Pillai, an employee of…

Youth attacked at hospital

Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another incident of gangland rivalry, a four-member hit squad wielding swords entered the General Hospital on Tuesday morning and hacked a 35-year-old youth who was admitted in one of the wards. The…

Youth's murder: hunt on for accused

Thiruvananthapuram: The rural police have launched a hunt for those suspected to be responsible for the gangland murder of Vinod, alias `Changidi' Vinod, at Kazhakkuttom on Monday. Circle Inspector, Kazhakkuttom, Muhammad Iqbal said `Karate' Suresh,…