North East  /  Published 08.06.19

Panel to probe Tripura poll deaths

The Tripura government has formed a three-member committee to investigate the deaths during the recent “political violence” that took place across the state.Law minister Ratan Lal Nath is the chai...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

West Bengal  /  Published 17.02.19

‘Extortion’ finger at rail cops

A section of passengers on the Sealdah-bound Darjeeling Mail have accused Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel of assaulting them at Malda Town station on Saturday night after the cops came to fr...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.01.20

Abhijit flags extortion fear

India’s proposed new citizenship regime could engender “frightening” power structures that might make some people across communities vulnerable to the threat of extortion, economics Nobel laurea...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.02.20

Khadgarha vegetable market vendors start indefinite strike

More than 300 vendors of the Khadgarha vegetable market at Ratu started an indefinite strike on Tuesday protesting against what they called “abuse and extortion” by the contractor, forcing local r...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 20.06.19

BJP list on ‘extortion’ in housing scheme

BJP workers in West Burdwan’s Budbud have brought out a list of beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana from whom money had been allegedly extorted by a Trinamul gram panchayat chief.The BJ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.19

Bombs at staff after extort bid

Two irrigation department employees were injured when bombs were hurled at their vehicle in Malda on Saturday during an inspection of anti-erosion work along the Ganga, days after the project’s cont...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.05.20

Dhullu Mahto surrenders in court

The BJP’s controversial Baghmara MLA Dhullu Mahto on Monday surrendered in court in connection with an extortion and attempt-to-murder case lodged against him by a trader from Bihar's Muzaffarpur on...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.05.20

Dhullu Mahto bail in extortion case

A local court on Thursday granted bail to BJP’s Baghmara MLA Dhullu Mahto in connection with an extortion case involving the demand of Rs 40 lakh from a Bihar-based trader.The court of additional di...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 29.09.19

Extortion spectre returns to Kairana

A unani doctor in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana has alleged that extortionists had demanded Rs 5 lakh from him and threatened him with consequences, days after chief minister Yogi Adityanath claimed that ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Bihar  /  Published 02.11.18

Excise driver from Kaimur held for extortion

A driver with the prohibition and excise department was arrested from Kaimur on Friday for allegedly extorting money from two businessmen of Buxar on the pretext of implicating them in a case under th...
By Ramashankar in Patna


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