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Don’T Meddle: Scam Victims Tell Indian Minister

Don’T Meddle: Scam Victims Tell Indian Minister

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Politician’s offer to help Exential fraudsters sparks fury among Indians hit by Ponzi scheme DUBAI: UAE-based Indian victims of the $300 million Exential scam said they are shocked and dismayed to learn that their home country‘s government is looking to secure the release of the very fraudsters who stole their money. Several gathered for an emergency meeting on Saturday after Vinod Palyekar, a minister in the Indian state of Goa, offered to help Exential boss Sydney Lemos, 37, and the firm’s accountant, 25-year-old Ryan D’Souza. Both were handed prison terms of over 500 years each for their role in the sophisticated scam. The duo, originally from Goa, are currently in Dubai jail while Sydney’s wife Valany Cardozo, who was sentenced to the same jail term in absentia, is holed up in
7-Year-Old Girl Raped, Murdered During Wedding In India

7-Year-Old Girl Raped, Murdered During Wedding In India

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The girl had gone with her family members to attend a marriage ceremony. A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a man in an inebriated state in this town in western Uttar Pradesh early Tuesday, police said. The latest incident of assault of a minor comes amid public outrage over the rape of minor girls in Unnao and Kathua. Arrest in India rape case as outrage mounts over assaults The incident in Etah happened when the 7-year-old girl had gone with her family members to attend a marriage ceremony. According to police, the incident took place at around 1.30 am near Mandi Samiti gate on the Aliganj road. Sonu Jatav, who was given the task of putting up tents for the marriage ceremony lured the girl, raped her and subsequently killed her, Superintendent of Pol...
9-Year-Old Raped In India, Body Found With 86 Injuries

9-Year-Old Raped In India, Body Found With 86 Injuries

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The body of the girl was spotted lying in bushes in a cricket ground. The body of an unidentified minor girl was found in the western Indian state of Gujarat earlier this month with "86 injury marks" and officials suspect that she had been held captive, tortured and raped over a period of time, a police officer said on Sunday. The body of the girl, believed be in the age group of 9-11 years, was spotted lying in bushes in a cricket ground in the Bhestan locality of Surat district on April 6 by some passersby, who informed police. "The police are yet to identify the girl. We have taken the help of print as well as social media, like WhatsApp, to spread her pictures with the hope that someone who knows her would identify her," said Pandesara police station inspector K B Jhala. Ga...
Asifa Bano: This 8-Year-Old’S Rape And Murder Is A Horror Story Beyond Sexual Violence In India

Asifa Bano: This 8-Year-Old’S Rape And Murder Is A Horror Story Beyond Sexual Violence In India

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It was not just another isolated, horrific episode of sexual violence in India, but a planned attack to drive Asifa's nomadic community out of the area NEW DELHI: In early January, Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old girl in a purple dress, was grazing her horses in a meadow in Kashmir when a man beckoned her into a forest. She followed. According to police, he grabbed her by the neck and forced her to take sleeping pills. With the help of a friend, they say, he dragged her to a nearby temple and locked her inside. For the next three days, police say, the two men and at least one other raped her, again and again. Suspects told investigators that their motive had been to drive Asifa's nomadic community out of the area. In the end, she was strangled, after one of the men allegedly insisted on r...
30 Dead, Mostly Children, As India School Bus Plunges Off Cliff

30 Dead, Mostly Children, As India School Bus Plunges Off Cliff

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The bus was transporting children, all below the age of 13. At least 30 people, including 27 children, were killed on Monday in northern India when a school bus plunged into a deep ravine in the Himalayan foothills, police said. The bus carrying young students home in Himachal Pradesh state flew off a cliff near Nurpur, about 325 kilometres (200 miles) from the state capital Shimla, and crashed into a valley. "The bus rolled into a 200 feet (60 metre) deep gorge, killing 27 schoolchildren, two teachers and the driver," a senior local police official, Santosh Patial, told AFP from the scene. "My first priority was to save lives. We will now investigate the reasons for the accident," he said. Most of the students were aged between 10 and 12 years and hailed from a local school...
Gold Worth Dh60 Million Seized At Mumbai Airport In 2017

Gold Worth Dh60 Million Seized At Mumbai Airport In 2017

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AIU came across stunning ways passengers used to smuggle gold or diamonds. In a bid to smuggle gold through airlines, passengers are forced to think 'out of the box' to give airport officials a slip with ease. And 2017 has been quite eventful as the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) managed to seize Rs 107 crore (Dh60,562,995 approx) worth of gold being smuggled and arrested 178 Indians and 49 foreigners at Mumbai airport. So, what is the most popular method that passengers adopted to sneak in gold? AIU officers found that the most popular method was passenger using connecting flights to smuggle the metal. In this, a passenger (carrier) who arrives from overseas, moves to the domestic section within the airport for another location, and, in between, hands over the gold to another passenger...
Two Dead After Planes Collide At Indiana Airport

Two Dead After Planes Collide At Indiana Airport

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The plane was carrying five people. A coroner says two people died after two planes collided at a northeastern Indiana airport. Grant County Coroner Chris Butche tells WTHR-TV that one of the planes lifted off from a runway at Marion Municipal Airport on Monday and clipped a larger plane that was landing. He says the smaller plane crashed and caught fire, killing the pilot and a passenger. Their names were not immediately released. Butche says no one on the larger plane was injured. WRTV reports that plane was carrying five people. Additional details were not immediately available. Source
“Missing”  Dubai Princess returns safely to UAE with India’s help

“Missing” Dubai Princess returns safely to UAE with India’s help

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Mumbai: Dubai Princess Sheikha Latifa, ‘kidnapped’ off the coast of Goa, has been taken back to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the help of the Indian government. Princess Sheikha Latifa is the daughter of Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Latifa, along with her friend Herve Jaubert, were taken hostage earlier in March by four unidentified men in international waters next to the western coast of India. Sources told Deccan Chronicle, the Indian Navy received an SOS call on March 2 about the missing Dubai Princess and jumped into action. The Navy had spotted a suspicious sailing vessel off the coast of Goa and sources said around four people, who seemed Indian but had a comp
Sridevi was found dead in hotel bathtub by husband Boney: Report

Sridevi was found dead in hotel bathtub by husband Boney: Report

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Actress Sridevi's body was found motionless by husband Boney Kapoor in the bathtub of a Dubai hotel, as per reports. Boney reportedly flew to Dubai to "surprise" her. Sridevi went to freshen up before their dinner date but didn't come out. He forcibly entered the bathroom and discovered her motionless body, after which she was reportedly pronounced dead by paramedics. Veteran actor Sridevi, 54, was getting ready at a hotel room in Dubai for a dinner date with her producer-husband Boney Kapoor before she suffered a cardiac arrest which led to her sudden demise, a media report said on Monday. Boney flew back from Mumbai and went to her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel at around 5.30 p.m., on Saturday to “surprise” her with the dinner, a source close to the family told the Khal
19-year-old girl raped inside cinema hall in Hyderabad

19-year-old girl raped inside cinema hall in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: Girl raped inside movie theatre, accused arrested Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb 2 (ANI): A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old-girl inside a movie theatre in Telangana's Hyderabad city. The victim, who became friends with the accused through social media, went to watch the film Padmaavat in Prashanth Theatre when she was allegedly sexually assaulted. According to Mathaiah, Circle Inspector, "The girl was raped inside a movie theatre. Two months back, the victim and the accused became friends through social media." The accused took advantage of the fact that there were only a few people in the theatre and nobody was near them, said police. The accused was arrested on January 31 and on the following day; he was remanded to judicial custody....