Salaried thief gang busted

New Delhi (NM Bureau): Criminal activity in the western province of Rajasthan in India has took a new turn with the revelation that a gang operating in the state had salaried thieves and they functioned in a corporate style with penalties for non-performance.

The unique way of looting people was unfolded by the Rajasthan police after they busted a gang of thieves operating the state capital Jaipur. The gang, comprising mostly of young novice bosses, hired its team members at a salary of Rs 15,000 per month.

“Police were baffled when they came across this novel modus operandi upon interrogating six 'salaried thieves' who were arrested. Upon further interrogation, the thieves revealed that since they were new to the world of crime, it was proving difficult to find a grey market to sell their stolen goods to, “ local newspaper Rajasthan Patrika said quoting police. Media is calling them corporate thieves, owing to their modus operandi of working.

The kingpin of this 'corporate thieves' gang has been revealed as a 21-year-old boy by name Ashish, he was also called Amit by his gang members, Rajasthan Police said.

Ashish aka Amit had convinced six youth to carry out thefts for him in lieu of a salary and he would also deduct from the salary if the loot was lesser than the mandated, police added.

Police revealed to the local media that the gang had an advantage of hiring young boys who had no police records and hence was always out of the loop of doubt.

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Centre for CSR & Sustainability Excellence (CCSE) launched its initiative D-Talk on

Creating a safe online space for Women and Children #MySafeSpace

News Delhi, 15th September 2018: The Centre for CSR and Sustainability Excellence, a non profit foundation conducted its first successful talk show D-talk on the subject Creating a Safe Online Space for Women and Children at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. The flagship talk show titled “My Safe Space” intends to highlight the growing trend of trolling and abusing women online while indicate cyber threat  against children. The agenda of the talk session was to emphasize the major types of crime witnessed by women and children in the online space and provide some recommendations on security, safety and legal ramifications.


Man-animal conflict can lead to human existential crisis

New Delhi (NM Bureau): There is an urgent need to optimise conservation efforts of wildlife as the situation could lead to an existential crisis for humans said minister for commerce Suresh Prabhu in a function held on the occasion of World Elephant Day.

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said “man-animal conflict can create an existential crisis for humans and protection of wilderness and forests was a must for preserving wildlife.” He called on for optimising conservation efforts in this regard.




Minister Prabhu was addressing a gathering to celebrate 'World Elephant Day' and to mark the beginning of a four day long 'Gaj Mahotsav' in the premises of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts here in the National capital Delhi.

Minister presented the 'Best Elephant Warrior Award' to late Mani Kandan who a senior Indian Forest Service officer at Karnataka's Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. Kandan was trampled to death by a tusker when he went inside the jungle to assess the damage caused by a forest fire this year.

As per the data released by the Indian Environment Ministry for the year 2017, there are about 30,000 Asian elephants left in the world and most of them confined to South Asia and Southeast Asia. Incidentally, around 60 per cent of the global population of Asian elephants are  in India.


Taking part in the symposium as part of the festival organised by the Wildlife Trust of India in collaboration with other government and non-government bodies, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change officials of India said that  “if elephants were confined to one place, nature's linkage will be broken and pointed to the need to protect the habitat and corridors of elephants.”

The four day long Gaj Mahotsav focuses on the “right to passage” for elephants in India where industrialisation is fast infringing upon Elephant habitats.  The deliberations during the festival focused on improving enforcement policies to prevent illegal poaching and trade in ivory. Different panel discussions delved on issues conserving elephants' habitats, providing better treatment for captive elephants and reintroducing some captive elephants into sanctuaries.

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Multi fold hike in Delhi MLA fund

New Delhi (NM Bureau): The government of the National Capital Region Delhi has approved the proposal to increase the MLA Local Area Development (MLALAD) fund from ₹4 crore to ₹10 crore annually. Which effectively means that each elected member of the Delhi legislative assembly will have around ₹ 50 crore to spend for the welfare of their respective constituencies. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.