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Berlusconi ally arrested in Lebanon ahead of mafia ruling

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 09:16

An ex-senator friend of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been arrested in Lebanon where he was on the run over charges of mafia ties, the Italian interior ministry announced.

Italy to extradite mafia linked suspect from Lebanon

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 05:36

Italy is seeking to extradite ex-senator Marcello Dell`Utri, a mafia linked suspect and Silvio Berlusconi`s former political ally, who was arrested in Lebanon, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Saturday.

Silvio Berlusconi ally declared fugitive

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 19:25

A long-time ally of Silvio Berlusconi has been declared a fugitive days before Italy`s highest court hears his final appeal of his conviction for Mafia association.

Bellary going to polls bereft of mining clout

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:16

With the fall of the high and mighty mining barons, this iron rich district, infamously known as the "Republic of Bellary", is going to the Lok Sabha polls bereft of the overbearing mining clout and hangover.

Is BJP `blind` to people like Yeddyurappa, mining mafia, asks Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 22:07

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday chose graft, BJP`s main plank in the Lok Sabha polls, to attack the saffron party, saying "are they blind" to people like B S Yeddyurappa in Karnataka and mining mafia of Chhattisgarh.

`Stop doing evil,` pope tells mafia

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 01:04

Pope Francis called on the mafia to "stop doing evil" as he met relatives of their victims on Friday to demonstrate the Catholic Church`s opposition to organised crime.

Italy, US arrest 26 in anti-mafia raids

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 14:57

Italian and US officers arrested dozens of people on Tuesday in a joint operation that exposed alleged drug trafficking links between New York`s Cosa Nostra Gambino family and the `Ndrangheta mafia in Italy.

Ugandan woman held for forcing fellow nationals into sex trade

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 18:53

A Ugandan woman was arrested on Friday for pushing women from her country into flesh trade, reports said.

10 injured in clash between sand mafia, villagers in UP

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 14:08

At least 10 persons, including a village head, were injured when an alleged sand mafia gang fired at locals for resisting illegal mining on their land near Haryana-UP border in neighbouring Shamli district.

AAP protests against sex and drugs rackets

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 09:33

Law Minister Somnath Bharti and AAP senior leader Yogendra Yadav are also expected to join the protest later in the day.

Delhi govt asks MEA to protect Ugandan women

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 00:09

Delhi government sought intervention of Ministry of External Affairs in providing "protection" to 3 Ugandan women after alleged they were held hostages by drug mafias in Malviya Nagar of South Delhi.

Mafia plotted to blow up Leaning Tower of Pisa

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 17:50

The Italian mafia plotted to blow up the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa among other monuments in the country.