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A man has been held in Ludhiana for taking money from people in exchange of police help.

Pay money, get police protection: Ludhiana man held for extortion, false claims

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Akshwar Nath Mishra had allegedly taken 50,000 from a man to get his sister’s in-laws arrested for forcing her to abort her pregnancy
The government said it was still drafting protocols and mechanisms to ensure the planned transportation of stranded persons to other states.(Hindustan Times)
The government said it was still drafting protocols and mechanisms to ensure the planned transportation of stranded persons to other states.(Hindustan Times)

Delhi to seal all borders, stop ‘disorderly movement of people’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey and Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 02:58 AM IST
The order, issued by chief secretary Vijay Dev, is aimed at preventing unorganised movement of stranded people in the city.
AR Murugadoss has had two major setbacks with Darbar and Spyder with Sarkar being the saving grace.(Twitter)
AR Murugadoss has had two major setbacks with Darbar and Spyder with Sarkar being the saving grace.(Twitter)

Darbar director AR Murugadoss seeks police protection over alleged harassment

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 02:26 PM IST
AR Murugadoss has sought police protection after alleging that a group of distributors of his latest film, Darbar, had been harassing him. Darbar bombed at the box office.
The two women, Bindu Ammini and Rehna Fathima, had approached the top court after attempts made by them to enter the hill shrine in Kerala had led to physical attacks against them.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The two women, Bindu Ammini and Rehna Fathima, had approached the top court after attempts made by them to enter the hill shrine in Kerala had led to physical attacks against them.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Be patient’: SC to activists who asked for protection to enter Sabarimala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 01:18 PM IST
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde justified its stance saying the issue is an emotive one while also adverting to the possibility of violence in case the court passes an order.
Around 260 residents are homeless after the drive and looking for an alternative accommodation.(HT image)
Around 260 residents are homeless after the drive and looking for an alternative accommodation.(HT image)

After high court order, TMC starts razing illegal buildings at Diva

Thane | By Megha N Pol
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 04:20 AM IST
The action, which was undertaken following the Bombay high court’s (HC) directives to raze structures built on land previously occupied by mangroves in Diva and Mumbra, faced a lot of opposition.
The parade in the capital Sarajevo ended peacefully despite fears of violence prompted by aggressive hate speech online in a country where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.(Unsplash)
The parade in the capital Sarajevo ended peacefully despite fears of violence prompted by aggressive hate speech online in a country where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.(Unsplash)

Bosnians march in first Gay Pride under tight police protection

SARAJEVO | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 03:44 PM IST
The parade in the capital Sarajevo ended peacefully despite fears of violence prompted by aggressive hate speech online in a country where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.
In the year that has followed the Supreme Court decision reading down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) identifying persons have approached the courts to assert their rights.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
In the year that has followed the Supreme Court decision reading down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) identifying persons have approached the courts to assert their rights.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

Government needs to ensure safety of LGBT folk

New Delhi | By Mihir Samson
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 03:17 AM IST
In February this year, the Calcutta High Court rejected attempts by a family to separate two women in a relationship, reiterating that the freedom of the choice of a sexual partner was inherent in the right of self-determination.
The police on Tuesday booked an unidentified person for allegedly sending a threatening letter to a DLF-4 resident to kidnap his 11-year-old son and kill him, the police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The police on Tuesday booked an unidentified person for allegedly sending a threatening letter to a DLF-4 resident to kidnap his 11-year-old son and kill him, the police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Gurugram resident gets anonymous letter threatening to kidnap, kill son

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 12:16 AM IST
The suspect had allegedly shared in the letter a picture of his six-year-old son taken from his wife’s social media account. The man said his wife’s account cannot be accessed by anyone other than those on her friend list.
Sakshi Misra (23) uploaded videos on social media on Wednesday announcing her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar (29) and alleging that her life was in danger from her father and asked the police for security.(Video screengrab)
Sakshi Misra (23) uploaded videos on social media on Wednesday announcing her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar (29) and alleging that her life was in danger from her father and asked the police for security.(Video screengrab)

‘Age gap, income my concerns’: BJP MLA after daughter accuses him of witch hunt

Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Sakshi Misra (23) uploaded videos on social media on Wednesday announcing her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar (29) and alleging that her life was in danger from her father and asked the police for security.
The CM also directed officials to take stern action to check power theft that is rampant in border areas along Pakistan and Haryana.(HT Photo)
The CM also directed officials to take stern action to check power theft that is rampant in border areas along Pakistan and Haryana.(HT Photo)

Navjot Singh Sidhu missing, CM holds meet; wants curbs on power theft

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:21 AM IST
In the review meeting, power theft, coal supply position, financial health and release of pending subsidy were discussed.
Tamil Nadu, July 05 (ANI): Security personnel keep guard at the Madras High Court as the Live convict of Rajiv Gandhi assassination S. Nalini being granted a 30 days parole in Chennai on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Tamil Nadu, July 05 (ANI): Security personnel keep guard at the Madras High Court as the Live convict of Rajiv Gandhi assassination S. Nalini being granted a 30 days parole in Chennai on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Rajiv case convict Nalini Argues in person; High Court grants month-long parole

Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Incarcerated for more than 27 years, Nalini is longest serving woman convict in the country and would step out of prison for the second time.
Last year, the MCG had carried out several drives in the area and demolished more than 100 illegal structures and sealed 200 buildings.(HT Photo)
Last year, the MCG had carried out several drives in the area and demolished more than 100 illegal structures and sealed 200 buildings.(HT Photo)

12 illegal structures razed around IAF ammunition depot

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:24 AM IST
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav said that the action was taken in keeping with the directive by the Punjab and Haryana High Court that no new construction can be carried out in the 900-metre radius of the IAF ammunition depot.
Six people have been arrested for allegedly clubbing a Dalit youth to death in Gujarat’s Rajkot district, the police said on Wednesday.
Six people have been arrested for allegedly clubbing a Dalit youth to death in Gujarat’s Rajkot district, the police said on Wednesday.

6 held for killing Dalit teen, family demands CID investigation

Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 11:53 PM IST
The relatives of the victim and neighbours demanded a probe by the state’s CID, and refused to take the body until their demand was met. They alleged the killing was a hate crime linked to his caste.
The bride’s minor status came to light when the district administration and police checked the birth records of her elder brothers whose marriage was scheduled to take place on Friday.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
The bride’s minor status came to light when the district administration and police checked the birth records of her elder brothers whose marriage was scheduled to take place on Friday.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)

Dalit girl married under police protection in Bikaner turns out to be minor

Hindustan Times, Bikaner | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 01:19 PM IST
The wedding took place under police protection at Belasar village in Bikaner district on Thursday night after upper caste people objected to the groom riding a mare during the marriage procession.
Representational image
Representational image

MCG wants police cover for drives to seal unauthorised meat shops

PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 11:50 PM IST
The development comes a week after a team of MCG officials was confronted and allegedly beaten with sticks by a group of eight men during a drive to seal illegal meat shops and slaughterhouses in Wazirabad village.
Urmila Matondkar outside collector office for filling nomination ta Bandra in Mumbai on April 8, 2019.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Urmila Matondkar outside collector office for filling nomination ta Bandra in Mumbai on April 8, 2019.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Urmila Matondkar seeks police protection after Congress-BJP workers clash

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 04:52 PM IST
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar said those who “barged” into the rally were not common people, but of the BJP. The common people will not behave in “violent ways” like these persons, she added.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief, who was shifted to Tihar jail under police protection, was taken into preventive custody in February by the Jammu and Kashmir police and shifted to Jammu’s Kot Balwal jail.(File Photo)
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief, who was shifted to Tihar jail under police protection, was taken into preventive custody in February by the Jammu and Kashmir police and shifted to Jammu’s Kot Balwal jail.(File Photo)

NIA arrests JKLF chief Yasin Malik in terror funding case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 08:33 PM IST
Yasin Malik was brought to the national capital Tuesday evening after a special NIA court in Jammu gave the go ahead for his custodial interrogation by the probe agency, they said.
Kanakadurga, a mother of two, had angered her family after they said she kept them in the dark about her plan to trek to the temple.(PTI/File Photo)
Kanakadurga, a mother of two, had angered her family after they said she kept them in the dark about her plan to trek to the temple.(PTI/File Photo)

‘Must atone for sins’: Family of woman who made it to Sabarimala throws her out

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 04:41 PM IST
One of the two women, who became the first in menstruating age to offer prayers in centuries at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district, was sent to a government-run home on Tuesday after her in-laws refused to let her enter their house.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan defended helping the two women in gaining entry to the Sabarimala temple as he accused the Sangh Parivar of trying to incite trouble in the state.(ANI Photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan defended helping the two women in gaining entry to the Sabarimala temple as he accused the Sangh Parivar of trying to incite trouble in the state.(ANI Photo)

Was duty bound to help, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on 2 women entering Sabarimala

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 06:42 PM IST
The entry of Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga into the temple under police protection early on Wednesday sparked violence across the state as protesters blocked roads at many places and clashed with police.
The BJP had called for a two-day protest against the women’s entry in the Sabarimala temple under police protection.(HT Photo)
The BJP had called for a two-day protest against the women’s entry in the Sabarimala temple under police protection.(HT Photo)

Sabarimala Temple row Highlights: KSRTC bus services to Kerala have been resumed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 10:00 PM IST

Widespread violence was reported across Kerala as a shutdown began on Thursday, day after two women under the age of 50 managed to enter the Sabarimala temple.The BJP had called for a two-day protest against the women’s entry in the Sabarimala temple under police protection.  On Wednesday, angry protestors blocked roads in many parts of the state. Police caned protestors in Kasargode, Palakkad, Kollam and many other places. A group of women jumped a barricade and came close to the CM’s office in the state capital, but were overpowered. Many government buses and vehicles were pelted with stones.Here are the highlights:

Members of the Chennai-based "Manithi" wait at the foothills of the Lord Ayyappa Temple as devotees protested against their attempt to trek the shrine, at Pamba, in Pathanamthitta, Dec. 23, 2018.(PTI)
Members of the Chennai-based "Manithi" wait at the foothills of the Lord Ayyappa Temple as devotees protested against their attempt to trek the shrine, at Pamba, in Pathanamthitta, Dec. 23, 2018.(PTI)

2 women stopped 2 km away from Sabarimala temple, brought back

Sabarimala | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 03:02 PM IST
Kerala had witnessed massive protests by devotees and the BJP opposing the apex court verdict of September 28 permitting women of all age groups into the shrine.
Players of Real Kashmir FC (in yellow) and Aizawl FC in action during their I-League football match in Srinagar.(PTI)
Players of Real Kashmir FC (in yellow) and Aizawl FC in action during their I-League football match in Srinagar.(PTI)

Real Kashmir allege ill-treatment by Gokulam Kerala, seek police protection

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 04:33 PM IST
Real Kashmir are scheduled to face seventh-placed Gokulam Kerala at the EMS Corporation Stadium on Saturday.
The two women – Kavitha Jakkal and Rehana Fatima – were stopped just 500 metres away from Sabarimala temple(AP photo)
The two women – Kavitha Jakkal and Rehana Fatima – were stopped just 500 metres away from Sabarimala temple(AP photo)

Minutes away from Sabarimala temple, 2 women sent back after top priest’s threat

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Large number of devotees blocked the way of the two women attempting to enter the temple. In a first, the priests stopped their rituals and joined the protest.
The women said their parents were influential and well connected with police officials and their advocate even got a call from a woman, who claimed to be a police officer, threatening him to reveal the couple’s location or else face kidnapping charges.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
The women said their parents were influential and well connected with police officials and their advocate even got a call from a woman, who claimed to be a police officer, threatening him to reveal the couple’s location or else face kidnapping charges.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Delhi high court orders police protection for same sex couple

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2018 08:00 PM IST
The two women, aged 20 and 21, said they apprehend threat to life from their parents and they have been in a romantic relationship for around one-and-a half year and wish to live together as a same-sex couple.
Residents of Sectors 82, 83 and 86 took out a candle-light march, demanding better policing.(HT Photo)
Residents of Sectors 82, 83 and 86 took out a candle-light march, demanding better policing.(HT Photo)

2 more held for rape attempt in Gurugram’s sector 86 society

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 03:36 PM IST
The police arrested the two accused who were wanted for allegedly attempting to rape a 21-year-old woman in an upscale condominium in Sector 86
Bhanwar Singh was surrounded at a farmhouse in Sehrawan village along with his associate Kallu who managed to escape. The police team recovered two pistols, cartridges and a motorcycle from the spot, on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Bhanwar Singh was surrounded at a farmhouse in Sehrawan village along with his associate Kallu who managed to escape. The police team recovered two pistols, cartridges and a motorcycle from the spot, on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)

Family of injured driver of patwari ‘relieved’

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 04:41 AM IST
Virender Kumar, the driver of murdered patwari, heaved a sigh of relief on hearing the news of Bhanwar Singh’s death.
The Hindu Yuva Vahini’s district faction had registered a complaint with the administration and police, alleging that ‘obscene dance is performed’ at the temple in the garb of qawwali and submitted a video as ‘proof’.(Vaibhav Jha/HT Photo)
The Hindu Yuva Vahini’s district faction had registered a complaint with the administration and police, alleging that ‘obscene dance is performed’ at the temple in the garb of qawwali and submitted a video as ‘proof’.(Vaibhav Jha/HT Photo)

Defying threat, Noida temple goes ahead with qawwali singing

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Vaibhav Jha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2018 03:33 AM IST
The Gautam Budh district administration on Wednesday provided heavy police protection at a Dronacharya temple in Greater Noida’s Dankaur after a right-wing group objected to the decades-old practice of qawwali singing during the annual Janmashtami fair.
A section of a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Andheri railway station four days ago, killing Asmita Katkar, 34, who succumbed to her injuries on Saturday. She was the 34th victim in a rain-related incident this year.(HT File)
A section of a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Andheri railway station four days ago, killing Asmita Katkar, 34, who succumbed to her injuries on Saturday. She was the 34th victim in a rain-related incident this year.(HT File)

Monsoon claims 34 lives in its first month in Mumbai, 30% rise from 2017

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2018 12:38 AM IST
The BMC’s data shows that nearly 1,700 rain-related incidents, ranging from house collapse to drowning and tree fall, have been reported since June 1 this year.
Cidco was trying to clear a plot in sector 8, on Bonkode Road, occupied by slum dwellers and around 250 shanties.(Bachchan Kumar)
Cidco was trying to clear a plot in sector 8, on Bonkode Road, occupied by slum dwellers and around 250 shanties.(Bachchan Kumar)

8 cops hurt after slum dwellers throw stones during Cidco fencing drive in Navi Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By G. Mohiuddin Jeddy
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 12:05 AM IST
Inspector admitted to hospital with head injury; Cidco conducts drive in Kopar Khairane to cordon off its plot and keep encroachers out.
Self-styled godman Asaram was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Jodhpur court on Wednesday.(PTI File)
Self-styled godman Asaram was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Jodhpur court on Wednesday.(PTI File)

Will continue fight if Asaram moves high court, vows rape victim’s father

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 07:09 PM IST
The 54-year-old man said that while there were times when things seemed hopeless, his conscience and the strength of his daughter helped them on.
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