A naval officer was killed and two shipyard workers were injured on Friday in an accident involving the force's newest stealth destroyer, INS Kolkata, which was being tested at the Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.
After a bloody decade in the '90s, the fabric of the underworld changed. Following police crackdown, many gangsters in Mumbai entered the real estate market and came to understandings with each other over areas of operation. Gangsters of vintage Mumbai
He limits his mobile phone usage to a few seconds at a time and does not use email to communicate. He prefers to move addresses every few weeks, usually from one dark dingy room to another, away from urban areas likely to be under surveillance.
In 61 years since Independence, the navy has just one ageing operational carrier. The navy got its first submarine in 1967. The objective of having 16 submarines was achieved not in the projected eight years but over decades. Arms and the neighbour
According to government sources, India may explore the possibility of leasing a few kilo-class submarines from Russia.
Strategic experts claim that successive Indian governments have been obsessed about designing land-based plans to counter Pakistan and China and the navy always took a back seat. Presley Thomas reports.
Sources in the Mumbai police said the involvement of the underworld has been established on a number of occasions.
The probe into how Devendra Jagtap alias JD got the weapon into Taloja jail to fire on gangster Abu Salem has pointed to the role of jail guards.
Fugitive terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s key lieutenant Chhota Shakeel had promised shooter Devendra Jagtap alias JD a repeat of one of the most audacious escapes he had engineered in the underworld history, when he freed his sharpshooter Feroz Abdullah Sarguroh alias Feroz Konkani in 1998, according to crime branch officials privy to Jagtap’s interrogation.
Fugitive terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s key lieutenant Chhota Shakeel had promised shooter Devendra Jagtap alias JD a repeat of one of the most audacious escapes he had engineered in the underworld history in 1998. Presley Thomas
The ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) had possibly sniffed the match-fixing and spot-fixing scandal in the Indian T20 league way before this year's tournament started. Presley Thomas
The current police investigations have revealed little about the origin of betting in the T20 league with investigators having to rely on call records and tapped phone conversations to make arrests, said officials monitoring the Mumbai crime branch investigations. They spun a web of deceit in Indian cricket...
Police sources said investigations into the T20 League would only scratch the surface and not touch prominent figures associated with Indian cricket, or those who are core to the scandal. Presley Thomas
and Jatin Anand
report. Web of deceit
An opening Delhi batsman, who is yet to represent the senior national team, has come under the scanner after his profile was found in an international bookie social networking account. The opener is also under the scanner considering the hype that was built around him and the way he was dismissed in the ongoing T20 league.
If any match goes down to the last ball, I am ready to return the money in entirety, stated a bookie. Presley Thomas reports.
Agencies investigating the current fixing scandal are making a list of cricketers, cricketers’ wives, kin, friends, owners and film personalities, who are under cloud in the scandal.
Macau - one of China's two special administrative regions, and a place known as the Las Vegas of the East due to the legalised status of betting and gambling in the region- has been identified as the key place for prominent cricket bookies from India to meet. Presley Thomas
After dark parties, aspiring models and actresses, and cricketers who look for quick money, makes Mumbai a dream location for bookmakers to spin their roulette. Presley Thomas reports.
Dawood Ibrahim's love for cricket is not limited to his family relationship with Javed Miandad. Dawood's focus on cricket betting surfaced again when the 1st edition of the T20 league was launched in India. Presley Thomas
reports. The murky call trail
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