Washington: As the US whistleblower accused President Barack Obama of worsening “abusive” practices, Obama defended extensive surveillance of US communications, saying it had disrupted multiple terrorist plots and had adequate checks and balances. Reacting to Edward Snowden’s charges that expanded surveillance programmes instead of curtailing them as he promised as a candidate, he asserted that [...]
A girl’s charge against her lover of illegal detention and sexual assault turns out false. Hyderabad: City police commissioner Anurag Sharma faces an unenviable situation. A teenage girl approached him a while ago and sobbed out a story of her lover and his two friends kidnapping her and sexually assaulting her for 10 days. Investigation [...]
A five-year-old boy, Nagoor, was kidnapped by unidentified people from his home on Wednesday. The incident came to light on Thursday night, when the boy’s father Soti Baji, a vendor, lodged a complaint with the police. The incident took place at Lalaguda in Secunderabad. According to the police, Soti Baji and his wife, who works [...]
Rio De Janeiro: Brazilian prosecutors have charged four men in connection with last month’s kidnapping of the sister of Brazil international footballer Hulk. Restaurateur Elio Pereira da Silva, security guard Jose Eliton de Melo Santos and students Victor Hugo Henrique da Silva and Rodolfo Bruno Barbosa Souza are in custody and awaiting trial in the [...]
For $50,000, a 26-year-old software engineer from Andhra Pradesh kidnapped and killed his family friend’s 10-month-old baby Saanvi, whose body he stuffed in a suitcase, but nicknames used by him in the ransom note provided critical clues that helped police nab him.
In February 2011, it was R Vineel Krishna, the collector of Malkangiri district in Odisha, who was kidnapped by Maoists; in April 2012, Alex Paul Menon, the collector of Sukuma district in Chattisgarh, was kidnapped by Naxals. The increasing frequency of these incidents is alarming for the reason that a collector of a district, the [...]