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Ram Sene banned in Goa at behest of mafia, alleges Muthalik

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 13:27

Controversial right-wing outfit Sri Ram Sene`s chief Pramod Muthalik has alleged that the Goa government banned his organisation at the behest of drug lords and pub mafia.

Cop run over by sand mafia`s tractor in Tamil Nadu`s Vellore

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:43

In yet another shocking incident, a police constable was mercilessly killed when he was run over by the tractor of a local sand mafia, while trying to stop alleged sand smuggling in Tamil Nadu`s Vellore district on Sunday.

Italian anti-mafia police seize 360m euros in assets

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 03:36

Anti-mafia investigators in Italy today seized assets worth 487 million USD including quarries, villas and stores from a businessman suspected of links to the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, the police said.

Man assaulted for protesting against hooch dens in WB

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:06

Barely a fortnight after a youth was killed and his body thrown on the railway track for protesting against illegal hooch dens at Bamangachhi in North 24 Parganas, another person was allegedly beaten up in the area for protesting against consumption of hooch in the open.

Harish Rawat govt hand in glove with mining mafia, must step down: BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 23:31

Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand today asked the Harish Rawat government to step down, accusing it of being "hand in glove" with the land and mining mafia.

Spain police arrest 26 suspected Italian gangsters

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 21:52

Spanish police Tuesday arrested 26 suspected members of the Italian Camorra mob accused of laundering mafia money through companies in Spain, prosecutors said.

US daily blames `sand mafia` for Beas tragedy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:21

Less than a month after 24 students of an engineering college from Hyderabad were swept away in Himachal Pradesh`s Beas river, a US daily Wednesday blamed the "sand mafia" for the tragedy.

`Retired` Russian mafia boss arrested in Thailand

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 17:38

A Russian mafia gang leader wanted back home for his alleged involvement in scores of killings and other criminal activities since 1995 was arrested in Thailand while living on a retirement visa, police said today.

No more child mafia victims, pope says on visit to clan heartland

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 15:09

No more children must die at the hands of the mafia, pope Francis said Saturday, as he travelled to the hometown of a toddler murdered in a clan drug war.

350 detonators, explosives recovered in Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:34

A total of 350 detonators and five kg explosives were recovered from an unauthorised coal depot at Kuldiha, 50 km from here, police said today.

Goa drug mafia will be probed, says BJP MP

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 13:58

Goa`s drug mafia may have a reason to be cautious. Re-elected North Goa BJP MP Shripad Naik will insist that a central agency probe its operations in the state.

Berlusconi minister arrested for aiding mafia fugitive

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 20:51

Italian police arrested a scandal-hit former minister with close ties to ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi today, accusing him of attempting to aid and abet a fugitive businessman convicted of mafia ties.