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CCPO vows anti-crime action across Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Capital City Police Officer Karachi Shahid Hayat said operation will be carried out everywhere in the metropolis to capture the criminals whether in Lyari or Azizabad, SAMAA reported Saturday.Replying to a question regarding former MPA of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Nadeem Hashmi, he said a joint investigation team has been constituted for the…

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September 13, 2013


Judge sentences Delhi rapists to die for “gruesome crime”

NEW DELHI: All four men convicted of raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in Delhi were sentenced to death on Friday, nine months after a crime whose savagery triggered furious protests across India and rare national debate about violence against women.”Everybody got the death penalty,” defense lawyer A.P. Singh told reporters outside the Delhi courtroom,…

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September 13, 2013


Banned Amir backs calls to make match-fixing a crime

KARACHI: Pakistan's banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir has backed former India captain Rahul Dravid's call to make match fixing a criminal offence.Amir, who was jailed in England for corruption and is also serving a five-year ban for spot fixing during a test at Lord's in 2010, urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to review and…

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August 9, 2013


Make match-fixing a crime to deter culprits – Dravid

NEW DELHI: Fixing cricket matches must be made a criminal offence to strike fear into the hearts of potential offenders, according to former India skipper Rahul Dravid.A stylish batsman renowned for his impeccable integrity, Dravid has had the misfortune of captaining a Rajasthan Royals team embroiled in a major spot-fixing scandal that tainted this year's…

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August 7, 2013


Britain losing battle against internet crime, lawmakers say

LONDON: Britain is losing the battle against cyber crime and needs a new crack crime unit to fight the growing problem in cooperation with its global partners, particularly the European Union, a panel of lawmakers said in a report on Tuesday.The Home Affairs Committee, which scrutinizes the government's domestic policy, said the “state-of-the-art espionage response…

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July 30, 2013


Crime novel turns bestseller after JK Rowling revealed as author

LONDON: A detective novel secretly written by J.K. Rowling surged to the top of bestseller lists after the true identity of the author was revealed, embarrassing some publishers who had rejected the manuscript.Rowling, whose Harry Potter series made her Britain's best-selling author, posed as a retired military policeman called Robert Galbraith to write “The Cuckoo's…

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July 16, 2013


J.K. Rowling outed as writer of acclaimed crime novel

LONDON: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling secretly posed as a retired military policeman to write a crime novel that has been hailed as one of the best debut detective stories in years.Rowling wrote “The Cuckoo's Calling” under the name Robert Galbraith and kept up the pretence that it was the work of a married father…

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July 14, 2013


Karachi: SP Crime Branch injured in gun attack

Staff ReportKARACHI: A senior police officer was critically injured on Friday when his vehicle was fired upon in Karachi’s Lines Area, SAMAA reported.Officials said the attackers in two vehicles chased after SP Crime Brach Maqsood Malik’s car when he left his office. The miscreants intercepted the car in Lines Area and fired shots on it,…

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July 12, 2013


Crime fighting goes global with TV series 'Crossing Lines'

NEW YORK: With exotic locations, an international cast and plots that involve tracking serial criminals across European borders, “Crossing Lines,” which debuts on U.S. television on Sunday, aims to set itself apart from other police dramas.The series, created by Ed Bernero, formerly of “Criminals Minds” and Rola Bauer, of Munich-based Tandem Communications, follows a small,…

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June 22, 2013


Microsoft, FBI take aim at global cyber crime ring

BOSTON: Microsoft Corp and the FBI, aided by authorities in more than 80 countries, have launched a major assault on one of the world's biggest cyber crime rings, believed to have stolen more than $500 million from bank accounts over the past 18 months.Microsoft said its Digital Crimes Unit on Wednesday successfully took down at…

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June 6, 2013


Voters’ free transportation is punishable crime, ECP issues new directive

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Election Commission has warned polls’ candidates in new directive that providing free transport to the voters is a punishable crime, SAMAA reports.The Election Commission has issued a new directive on Sunday, saying taking voter slip outside the polling booth will be considered a crime and candidates will not be allowed to demand votes…

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April 14, 2013


UN chief condemns Aleppo attack, says targeting civilians a war crime

UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Wednesday an attack at Aleppo University in Syria that killed scores of students and warned that the deliberate targeting of civilians was a war crime. “Such heinous attacks are unacceptable and must stop immediately. All combating parties in Syria must abide by their obligations under international humanitarian…

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January 16, 2013


Woman charged with 'murder as a hate crime' in fatal subway pushing

NEW YORK: A woman suspected of shoving a man to his death in front of an oncoming New York subway train was arrested and charged with “second-degree murder as a hate crime” in the second such fatality this month for one of the world's busiest transit systems.The district attorney for the New York City borough…

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December 30, 2012


Crime rate in Punjab down by 50%: Police chief

Staff ReportLAHORE: Punjab police chief has claimed that crime rate has come down by 50 percent in the province. Speaking to members of business community at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCC) here on Wednesday, Inspector General of Police Haji Habib-ur-Rehman said police would bring more improvement in law and order situation…

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December 12, 2012


Medication cuts crime rate among ADHD sufferers

LONDON: Criminal behavior in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drops sharply when they take stimulant drugs like Ritalin to help them to control impulses, scientists said on Wednesday.A study of more than 25,000 people with ADHD found the number of crimes committed was about a third or more lower in those taking medication,…

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November 22, 2012


IG Punjab says crime rate down in Punjab

Staff ReportLAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police Haji Habibur Rahman said the incidents of kidnapping for ransom scaled down over 40 percent in the province, SAMAA reports Saturday.Talking to media here, Haji Habib said the peace will be restored in the province if 8000 to 10,000 criminals are brought to book. –SAMAA

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November 17, 2012


Mexico's top organized crime investigator steps down

MEXICO CITY: The head of Mexico's organized crime unit stepped down on Thursday, just weeks after announcing that members of his team had been charged with having links to the nation's most powerful drug cartel.Jose Cuitlahuac Salinas, head of the unit in the attorney general's office, resigned for “personal reasons,” a spokesman for the office…

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November 16, 2012


Chavez calls for crime fight as Venezuela vote nears

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for a new fight against crime on Tuesday, acknowledging an issue that voters say is their top concern ahead of an election in less than two weeks.Speaking at a graduation ceremony for more than 8,000 police officers, the socialist leader said the South American country still lacked the specialized…

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September 26, 2012


Islamabad’s crime report

Crime cases reported in Islamabad police stations in June reported by Shakeel Qarar.

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June 26, 2012


Islamabad crime sheet June 23

Shakil Karar shares with us crime sheet of Islamabad on June 23.

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June 24, 2012


Politics mix with violent crime in Karachi

KARACHI: Relaxing in his luxurious four-storey home, Uzair Baloch has high hopes of breaking into Pakistani politics despite the 63 warrants out for his arrest. “People will give me votes, God willing,” said Baloch, as his muscular bodyguards eyed the surrounding slum streets. Murder, torture and extortion allegations would bar most people around the world…

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June 21, 2012