West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.21

Goons threaten new food unit in Nadia

Two women entrepreneurs from Calcutta have put on hold the construction of an export-oriented food processing and preservation unit on a 49-bigha plot adjacent to NH12 in Nadia’s Chakdah over al...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Chakdah

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.12.20

2 posing as PLFI held for extortion

Chatra Police on  Wednesday said they had arrested two accused, including one from Gaya, for trying to extort Rs 5 lakhs from a tea seller. The officer-in-charge of the Pratappur Police Station ...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Chatra

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

Extortion cuffs on Salt Lake spa employee

An employee of a spa-cum-grooming centre has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing the owner and posting her objectionable photographs on social media when she refused to pay him. Bidhannagar poli...
By Our Special Correspondent in Rajarhat

Calcutta  /  Published 26.11.20

Former help, son arrested for harassment

Hasin Jahan, the estranged wife of cricketer Mohammad Shami, had been receiving calls threatening to post her photographs and mobile number on obscene websites if she did not pay up, she complained to...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jadavpur

Calcutta  /  Published 23.11.20

Body-in-bag case: Couple arrested

A couple have been arrested for the murder of 20-year-old Sabah Khatun, whose body was found inside a plastic bag in Ekbalpore last Thursday. Sheikh Sajid, 30, and Anjum Begum, 26, residents of Ekbal...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Jharkhand  /  Published 21.11.20

7 held for extortion using porn

Revealing details of their modus operandi, the Superintendent of Police Karthik S said the accused had registered themselves as sex service providers on sites such as Oklute and Skokka. Once somebody ...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.20

3 held over WhatsApp scam in Rajasthan

The Jangipur police in Murshidabad district have arrested three members of a gang allegedly involved in a WhatsApp racket from Rajasthan’s Bharatpur late last week. A local businessman and a ba...
By Alamgir Hossain in Jangipur

Calcutta  /  Published 07.10.20

Extortion bid posing as minister’s relative

A man whose surname is “Biswas” tried to extort a woman on the phone by promising her a government job and introducing himself as minister Aroop Biswas’s relative sometime last week....
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.10.20

Director complains of fraud on children

Filmmaker Raj Chakraborty has lodged a police complaint alleging that two men and a woman had tried to extort money from guardians of a few children posing as employees of his production house. The t...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kasba

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.09.20

STATE DIGEST: Blast at DVC plant, 2 seriously injured

Simaria police in Chatra arrested an opium smuggler on Monday. The police had launched a vehicle check drive after a tip-off on the Bagra-Jabra road. Three people on two bikes tried to evade the poli...
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