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    India's local/domestic news

    Indian fraudsters who had found a novel way to steal money by tricking cash machines have been arrested, according to local reports.

    The gang would request to withdraw large amounts of cash, but only take a portion of the notes, making the machine think none were taken.

    The gang would then make a claim for the money to be put back into their account by their bank.

    An expert told the BBC that such attempts in the UK would be futile.

    "Theoretically it's possible," said Graham Mott, a spokesman for Link, the UK's cash machine network.

    "But it will be spotted and will be investigated."

    Investigators said the Indian gang would use a cash machine to make withdrawals of 10,000 rupees (£115), but would only take 9,900 rupees from the pile of dispensed money.

    The remaining 100 rupees - the last note - would then be taken back in by the machine.
    The gang would then claim back the 10,000 rupees, using the failed transaction notice as evidence of not receiving the cash.

    Considerable losses
    They are said to have stolen about 10 million rupees using this method - just under £150,000 - from banks in the south-west Indian state of Kerala.

    The gang, which local police believe was just one of several profiting from the scam, would travel to various towns to avoid being detected.

    However, the Federal Bank of India eventually detected considerable losses and asked police to investigate.

    Five men were arrested as a result - although local media said there were still two major gangs operating.

    Mr Mott said similar scams had been attempted in the UK, often spurred on by groups of friends believing they were sharing a "secret" technique.

    "You tend to get people trying to give it a go. As with other forms of fraud, it tends to be a bit cyclical," he told BBC News.

    "The bank will investigate it as they would any first-party fraud.

    "It's a criminal offence - we identify repeat cards doing this kind of claim."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18677589

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    LOL hahahahahah wtf???

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    Adarsh scandal: India ex-leader Ashok Chavan charged

    The former chief minister of India's Maharashtra state has been charged in connection with a corruption scandal involving homes for war widows.

    Ashok Chavan and 13 others were charged in the scandal over the 31-storey Adarsh Society building in Mumbai.

    Mr Chavan said the charges against him were "unfortunate and unexpected".

    The housing project was originally for war widows, but flats were sold to politicians and military officers, allegedly at below market prices.

    "There is a conspiracy by my rivals to malign me. The Adarsh issue has been blown out of proportion," Mr Chavan said after the charges were filed on Wednesday.

    He also said that he was not "associated with allotment of land to the Adarsh society nor did I have anything to do with the list of its members".

    Ashok Chavan resigned as chief minister after it emerged that his relatives had flats in the building.

    All 14 people have been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption.

    Originally meant to be a six-storey block in an exclusive part of Mumbai, the building exceeds the maximum height allowed for buildings near the coast.

    Municipal authorities disconnected the building's water and electricity supply in 2010 after it was found to have violated environmental laws.

    The Adarsh Society case is one of several corruption scandals that have shaken India's government.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-18703561

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    Man in our neighbourhood we need to bring in draconian laws to deal with corrupt political leaders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryan_B View Post
    Man in our neighbourhood we need to bring in draconian laws to deal with corrupt political leaders
    Dude - if these leaders were not corrupt - these nations would have awesome economies

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    They do not care that there are others suffering as a result of their unadulterated greed.

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    Sadly its a cultural thing....

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    Probe into claims of India hospital sweeper acting as doctor

    Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state have ordered an inquiry after reports that sweepers and other non-medical staff were acting up as doctors in a government hospital.

    A news channel aired footage claiming that that a man shown stitching the wounds of a boy was actually a sweeper.

    Another member of staff shown administering injections was allegedly a ward attendant, the channel says.

    A hospital official denied that sweepers were acting up as doctors.

    The official also said the man in the video was an assistant who had worked in the hospital's operation theatre for 10 years and was trained to clean wounds and give injections.

    Only a qualified surgeon is allowed to stitch wounds while only trained nurses can administer injections.

    But local residents have said such incidents were common in the district hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr area.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-18778669
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    how is this even possible lo l
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iranzamin View Post
    how is this even possible lo l
    Happens all the time lol look at this:

    Depraved 'doctor', 77, and wife, 35, jailed for sexually abusing patients he falsely diagnosed with cancer

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    Actress Gehna Vashist beaten up for wearing bikini with Indian flag!

    n a recent incident, small time actress Gehna Vashist was brutally assaulted in Mumbai on Monday evening by some unknown social activists, after she evoked anger amongst the masses over her controversial bikini photo shoot.

    Daily Bhaskar reports that Gehna had sported a bikini along with an Indian flag, draped around the lower part of her body. This was a sheer insult to our National flag, hence the people couldn't accept this. Gehna was reportedly attacked by a mob of roughly 20-25 people.

    If we remember, a few years back, while the World Cup finals was telecast, actress Mandira Bedi's saree became a similar subject of discussion. Mandira's sari on the occasion had images of national flags of all the cricket-playing nations printed on it. But, the image of the Indian Tricolour was in a rather disrespectful position. Mandira's disrespectful act evoked immense anger and raged serious debates across the nation

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    Looks like secular India - not so secular and not so tolerant....incredible.

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    not a big deal. but she should be a bit more sensitive to the conservative society that we live in. She should have known that it would offend some people
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    Is she indias answer to veena malik?
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    Someone should tell her that she looks better with her clothes on.
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    India's local/domestic news

    Please post all local Indian news reports in this sticky thread in this forum. Intentional spamming outside of this thread will not be tolerated.
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    Indian government spends £700,000 to buy letters which 'prove national hero Gandhi was gay'


    A year after a controversial biography of Mahatma Gandhi claimed he was bisexual and left his wife to live with a German-Jewish bodybuilder, the Indian government has bought a collection of letters between the two men days before they were to be auctioned.

    India paid around £700,000 (60million rupees) for the papers, which cover Gandhi's time in South Africa, his return to India and his contentious relationship with his family.
    The auction was to be held at Sotheby's in London on Tuesday but was called off at the last minute.
    A year after a controversial biography of Mahatma Gandhi claimed he was bisexual and left his wife to live with a German-Jewish bodybuilder, the Indian government has bought a collection of letters between the two men days before they were to be auctioned.


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    US navy fires kill Indian fisherman

    DUBAI: An Indian fisherman was killed and three others were wounded on Monday when a US navy ship fired at their small boat off Dubai in the tense waters of the southern Gulf, officials said.

    US defence officials said the motorboat had ignored warnings not to approach the refuelling ship USNS Rappahannock, and that sailors on board the American vessel feared it could pose a threat.

    "Since 2000, we've been very concerned about small boats," a defence official in Washington told AFP, referring to the year of a deadly suicide bomb attack against the destroyer USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden.
    A United Arab Emirates official said one fisherman was killed and three other Indians were wounded.

    "The services concerned are now investigating this incident," foreign ministry official Tareq Amed al-Hidan said, quoted by state news agency WAM.

    A statement from the US Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain and on alert for possible Iranian action in Gulf waters, said the crew had opened fire as a last resort.

    "An embarked security team aboard a US navy vessel fired upon a small motor vessel after it disregarded warnings and rapidly approached the US ship near Jebel Ali," it said, referring to an Emirati port city.

    "The USNS Rappahannock used a series of non-lethal, preplanned responses to warn the vessel before resorting to lethal force," it said.
    "The US crew repeatedly attempted to warn the vessel's operators to turn away from their deliberate approach," it added.
    "When those efforts failed to deter the approaching vessel, the security team on the Rappahannock fired rounds from a .50-calibre machine gun."

    The US navy has been building up its forces in the oil-rich region amid mounting tensions with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme.

    Tehran has warned it could close the Strait of Hormuz in the southern Gulf if international sanctions begin to bite, potentially disrupting shipping and world oil supplies through the strategic waterway.

    Washington has deployed two aircraft carriers to the region -- the USS Abraham Lincoln and the USS Enterprise -- and doubled its minesweeper fleet in the area from four to eight ships on June 23.
    And on Monday, the Pentagon confirmed that it had brought forward the deployment off a third strike group, led by the carrier USS John-Stennis, by four months in order to further bolster its presence.

    The deployment aims to warn off Iran over its threats to mine the narrow strait through which about a fifth of the world's traded oil passes.

    In October 2000, 17 US sailors were killed when militants in an explosives-laden skiff blew a 30-by-30-foot (10-by-10-metre) hole in the USS Cole in Aden. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. (AFP)

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    Now will this effect the relationship between USA and India?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKong View Post
    Now will this effect the relationship between USA and India?
    I doubt it. Seldom do geo strategic relations allow the death of one person to effect them. This persons death will mostly be felt by his family and friends.

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