Joan Laporta hits out at rivals in Barcelona presidential race
Joan Laporta hits out at rivals in Barcelona presidential race

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has hit out at current incumbent Josep Maria Bartomeu and old rival Sandro Rosell for standing in this month`s elections despite facing criminal charges.

My job is to improve policing, not think about image: Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria

 As Mumbai Police's image takes a big hit with men in khaki facing serious criminal charges, including rape, its chief today said his first and foremost job was to provide quality policing and not to keep his force happy.

Boxing champ Jermain Taylor pleads not guilty to Arkansas assault charges
Boxing champ Jermain Taylor pleads not guilty to Arkansas assault charges

Boxing champion Jermain Taylor pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple criminal charges related to allegations of threatening a family at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Little Rock, and was ordered held pending $50,000 bond.

Jharkhand polls: 60 candidates in 2nd phase face criminal charges, says ADR

Sixty candidates, including a minister and two formers ministers, in fray for the second phase of assembly polls in Jharkhand on December 2 are facing criminal charges like rape, murder and communal disharmony, according to an analysis.

''Dark market'' websites seized in US, European busts

U.S. and European authorities on Friday announced the seizure of more than 400 secret website addresses and arrests of 16 people in a sweep targeting black markets for drugs and other illegal services.

5% candidates have serious criminal cases in Haryana: ADR

Five per cent of the candidates in fray in the Haryana Assembly elections have serious criminal cases such as murder and crimes against women but overall the number of candidates facing criminal cases has come down from the last elections, according to a study by an activist group.

German MP charged over child porn allegations

A German lawmaker who resigned earlier this year is now facing criminal charges for allegedly downloading child pornography onto his work computer.

31% Lok Sabha MPs face criminal charges: Report

Some 31 per cent of MPs in the Lok Sabha have criminal cases pending against them, and their pay package is 68 times higher than the national per capita income, according to the National Social Watch Report on Governance and Development-2013 released here on Tuesday.

`Disqualify people facing criminal charges from contesting polls`

All those people against whom six months before elections charges have been framed for an offence punishable with jail for five years should be disqualified from contesting polls, the Election Commission told the Supreme Court Monday.

Asiana flight crash: No charges in survivor’s death

A firefighter who ran over an Asiana plane crash survivor while responding to the emergency will not be charged.

One-third MPs, MLAs face criminal charges

Almost one-third of sitting Lok Sabha members and an equal number of MLAs in various states are facing criminal charges, a study by an NGO favouring electoral reforms has said.

Ex-officials want MPs, MLAs facing criminal charges to quit

A group of retired military personnel and civil servants, including Admiral L Ramdas and Gen V K Singh, has demanded the resignation of all MPs and MLAs facing criminal charges, especially that of rape and murder.

Indian origin nurse`s death: UK prosecutors consider criminal charges

British police probing Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha`s death following a hoax call, has passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service to review whether the two Australian DJs behind the prank had committed any offences.

Tanzania ferry sinking: Four face criminal charges

Tanzanian authorities
have charged four men with negligence over a ferry sinking
that cost more than 240 lives a week ago.

US dismisses criminal charges against bin Laden

Federal authorities dropped
terrorism charges against Osama bin Laden in court papers.

139 candidates with criminal charges in fifth phase

There are 139 candidates who have
criminal charges pending against them in the 35 assembly
constituencies going to poll in the fifth phase on November 9 in Bihar.

Over 150 contestants with criminal charges in Bihar poll fray

Over 150 contestants for first phase of Bihar Assembly elections have criminal charges pending against them, a highest 20 of them from Congress.

Baloch leader announces Rs 1 bn to kill Mush

Former President Pervez Musharraf has undermined Pakistan`s sovereignty, a Baloch nationalist leader has said, offering Rs 1 billion ($1.1 million) to anyone who kills the former Army chief.

Mandela charity ex-chief faces criminal charges

Jeremy Ractliffe has been changed for violating the Diamonds Act of 1956.

Over 100 MLAs in Bihar Assembly face criminal charges

About 110 members of Bihar
Legislative Assembly have pending criminal cases against them,
including for serious crimes such as murder, kidnapping and
extortion, says a new survey.