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Scotland Yard remembers first-ever Sikh female police officer

  • At a time when there would have only been about 700 female officers in the Met, Karpal Kaur Sandhu was both the first female Sikh and female South Asian police officer in the UK. Sandhu, aged 30, was killed in an altercation with her husband, who was reportedly opposed to her career choice.
PC Sandhu was born to a Sikh family in Zanzibar, East Africa, in 1943 and came to the UK in 1962(Twitter)
PC Sandhu was born to a Sikh family in Zanzibar, East Africa, in 1943 and came to the UK in 1962(Twitter)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 09:22 PM IST
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A pat for India’s CBI from City of London Police for drive against cyber fraud

The force shared witness statements and other details provided by the victims to the CBI, which raided the companies recently. Joint operations by the London police, Microsoft and Indian police forces have so far led to action against 37 call centres and 88 arrests
A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this illustration taken in Berlin.(REUTERS/ File)
A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this illustration taken in Berlin.(REUTERS/ File)
Published on Oct 03, 2020 07:57 PM IST
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Kolkata call centres defrauding UK citizens shut in joint operation

Fraudsters called people, claiming to be from Microsoft, saying that their computer security had been compromised. They would either then sell a worthless piece of software for around £200, or dupe the victim into allowing access to their computer and any online bank accounts, which they would then drain.
The call centres were raided by 50 officers from the cyber division of the Kolkata Police on October 17 and seven people were arrested.(PTI PHOTO.)
The call centres were raided by 50 officers from the cyber division of the Kolkata Police on October 17 and seven people were arrested.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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Indian High Commission’s premises in London damaged during Kashmir protests

Tuesday’s incident marked the second time after India raised concerns over protests outside the Indian High Commission on August 15.
Indian High Commission in London’s premises were damaged in a protest that took place over the situation in Kashmir.(ANI Twitter)
Indian High Commission in London’s premises were damaged in a protest that took place over the situation in Kashmir.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 09:46 AM IST
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London | ByAsian News International

UK grappling with cyber scamsters based in India

Aanalysis by the City of London Police show that many of the calls originate in India
The latest such scam was revealed by the Daily Mail on Monday, with footage showing Ahmedabad-based individuals posing as tax officials, calling thousands of people in Britain every day using numbers in the BT phone directory, and terrorising them into paying to resolve issues.(Mint/Representative Image)
The latest such scam was revealed by the Daily Mail on Monday, with footage showing Ahmedabad-based individuals posing as tax officials, calling thousands of people in Britain every day using numbers in the BT phone directory, and terrorising them into paying to resolve issues.(Mint/Representative Image)
Published on Mar 18, 2019 11:42 PM IST
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Drunk Japan Airlines pilot was ‘almost 10 times over limit’

A Japan Airlines pilot who was arrested in Britain shortly before a flight for being drunk was almost 10 times over the legal blood alcohol limit for a pilot, the London police said.
A Japan Airlines pilot who was arrested in Britain shortly before a flight for being drunk was almost 10 times over the legal blood alcohol limit for a pilot.(HT File Photo)
A Japan Airlines pilot who was arrested in Britain shortly before a flight for being drunk was almost 10 times over the legal blood alcohol limit for a pilot.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 09:00 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

Car hits 3 pedestrians outside mosque in London in suspected hate crime

London’s Metropolitan Police said they were dealing with the incident with an “open mind regarding the cause of the collision”.
Police said the driver failed to stop at the scene.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Photo)
Police said the driver failed to stop at the scene.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 06:24 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Video shows car ramming security barriers outside UK Parliament

London police say an incident in which a car was driven into a barrier near the Houses of Parliament appears to be a deliberate act.
This grab taken from a video posted by Twitter user @EwelinaUO shows armed police surrounding a silver car after it crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament on August 14, 2018 in central London.(AFP Photo)
This grab taken from a video posted by Twitter user @EwelinaUO shows armed police surrounding a silver car after it crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament on August 14, 2018 in central London.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 05:38 PM IST
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London | ByAgencies

London police seize bitcoin worth $667,000 from hacker

The London Metropolitan police discovered evidence of cyberattacks on 17 major firms including Sainsbury’s, Asda, the British Cardiovascular Society and the Finnish bitcoin exchange.
Bitcoin coins placed on Dollar banknotes, next to computer keyboard, are seen in this illustration picture.(REUTERS File Photo)
Bitcoin coins placed on Dollar banknotes, next to computer keyboard, are seen in this illustration picture.(REUTERS File Photo)
Published on May 25, 2018 08:42 PM IST
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Associated Press | ByAssociated Press, London

London police calls emergency meeting after six stabbings in hours

Prime Minister Theresa May — a former interior minister — has attracted criticism over the escalating crime wave, with the opposition Labour party blaming cuts in police numbers and probation services.
London’s murder rate in February and March was higher than New York’s for the first time in modern history, and more killings this week have taken the total to 50. Most were stabbings.(Representational Photo)
London’s murder rate in February and March was higher than New York’s for the first time in modern history, and more killings this week have taken the total to 50. Most were stabbings.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 06:32 PM IST
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