Police use tear gas, Portland protesters throw fire bombs

Protesters in Portland threw rocks and fire bombs at police who in turn used tear gas on Saturday night and at least one person was injured, on the 100th day of demonstrations in the Oregon city against racism and police brutality. Police described what they called “tumultuous and violent conduct” by protesters on the city’s…

J&K police deputy SP was tasked by Pakistan to establish ‘contact’ in MEA: NIA chargesheet

NEW DELHI: Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Devender Singh, who has been chargesheeted by the NIA for providing support to banned terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, was tasked by his Pakistani handler with establishing a “contact” in the ministry of external affairs for carrying out espionage activities. According to the chargesheet of the…

Police can obtain call data records of Covid patients: Kerala HC

KOCHI: The Kerala high court on Friday disposed of a PIL questioning the collection of call data records (CDR) of Covid-19 patients by the state police for contact tracing, but made it clear that the state government should ensure only the tower location details are used and confidentiality is strictly maintained. After considering opposition leader…

Police: 17 shot, some dead across 3 Cincinnati shootings

CINCINNATI: Police in Cincinnati said 17 people — including some likely fatalities — were shot at three separate locations early Sunday morning. In one shooting alone in the city’s Over-the-Rhine neighbourhood, 10 people were shot, with two possibly dead, assistant police chief Paul Neudigate told news outlets. In the Walnut Hills neighbourhood, about a block…

Police open fire to quell mobs; two dead in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Two persons were killed and several others were injured as violence erupted in east Bengaluru and police opened fire, burst tear-gas shells and lathi-charged mobs that attacked K G Halli and DJ Halli police stations late Tuesday night. The mobs attacked a politician’s house in Kavalbyrasandra, fought pitched battles with police, and set ablaze…

Bihar Police capable of investigating Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case: Bihar DGP on CBI probe demands

The Mumbai Police is assisting the sleuths from Patna visiting the metropolis to probe the death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, Bihar’s Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey said on Saturday, dubbing the allegations of misbehaviour as “rumours”. Speaking to reporters, he said the Bihar Police is capable enough to investigate the matter…

Chicago police, protesters clash during bid to topple statue

CHICAGO: Protesters trying to topple a Christopher Columbus statue in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park clashed with police who used batons to beat people and made at least a dozen arrests after they say protesters targeted them with fireworks, rocks and other items. The clash Friday evening unfolded after at least 1,000 people tried to swarm…

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