A gang of burglars targeted a footwear store on Ludhiana- Amritsar national highway near Jalandhar bypass in the wee hours of Saturday. The accused open the locks through a gas cutter and decamped with ₹50,000 and 50 pairs of shoes, cost of which has been pegged at ₹1 lakh by the company. It was the security guard of the company, Duke India, who first noticed the broken locks at 5am. He immediately alerted the employer and further informed the police. Gagan Jain, brand head of Duke Fashion India Limited, said after a gap of few hours, the security guard made a round of the outlet. “Everything was in situ when he checked the shop around 2.30am. It was during his second round that he saw the broken locks and ransacked store,” he added. Jain said closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras were installed in the store, but were not in functional state. The accused have escaped with 50 pairs of shoes and around ₹50,000 in cash, … [Read more...] about Burglars decamp with ₹50,000, 50 pair of shoes in Ludhiana
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Email By Matt Watson Updated June 09, 2015 12:40:14 Photo: The meteorite, from the Wolfe Creek meteorite crater site, was stolen about two weeks after it was donated. (Supplied: Queensland Police Service) Related Story: Meteorite worth more than $16,000 stolen from Queensland museum Map: Atherton 4883 A meteorite stolen from an Atherton museum in far north Queensland could be worth more than $50,000 on the black market, an astronomy expert says.Two men stole the space debris from the Crystal Caves museum in the early hours of Monday morning.The meteorite is the size of a soccer ball, weighs about 11 kilograms and was previously estimated to be worth more than $16,000.Dave Reneke from Australiasian Science Magazine said it could fetch much more if thieves broke it up, which he said was likely."I'd say taking a piece of rock that size could very easily be broken down into smaller pieces and sold for many hundreds of dollars per piece to a collector," Mr Reneke said. … [Read more...] about Stolen Queensland meteorite could be broken up and sold on black market for $50,000, expert says
The bizarre story began years ago when UK taxi driver Dean Hughes agreed to transport 158kg Gary Mendez to various pubs. Most other cabbies refused due to Mr Mendez’s size, and over the years the two men struck up a friendship. Then, in February 2016, Mr Mendez allegedly phoned Mr Hughes and told him he wanted to leave his entire estate to him in his will, including his £160,000 ($A290,000) house in Eastbourne in southeast England. They then met at a branch of UK pub chain Wetherspoons to sign the legal document in front of witnesses. But that act disinherited Mr Mendez’s long-term partner Hermes Rodrigues, even though the couple had been in a relationship since meeting on-board a cruise ship in 2001. He had originally left everything to Mr Rodrigues in an earlier will drawn up in 2013 — but Mr Rodrigues decided to contest the will and has finally had a huge victory after a judge ruled his partner had been too affected by alcohol and ill health to fully … [Read more...] about Cab driver slugged with $91,000 legal fees after stoush over client’s will
'Bono, every time you clap your hands, a woman somewhere in the land of Ahimsa, is being abused.' IMAGE: Members of the Irish band U2 -- Bono, Adam Clayton and The Edge -- visited Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi's home in Mumbai, on December 13, 2019. The band will perform at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on December 15. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI Photo. Two Irish lads walk into a bar. 'Not you two again!' groans the bartender. This was to be the snarky opening of my piece. The plan was to then nudge you gently down memory lane as I relived my first history lesson about apartheid (Pride In The Name Of Love), my first kiss (With Or Without You), my first break-up make up (Desire), my first stirring of conscience (One).I grew up an army brat, with friends and homes changing every couple of years. Very unsettling, especially for a teen. Thanks to four buddies who stayed by my side right through those tumultuous adolescent years, I found myself more focussed on the world outside, … [Read more...] about Come on, Bono, Rattle and Hum for the women of India!
Minneapolis: When Liu Jingyao introduced herself, in the lobby of her apartment building, I didn’t recognize her. It was a puzzling feeling. For an entire year, photos of her had blanketed the Chinese internet. Like tens of millions of other Chinese, I had watched and rewatched surveillance video of her in this very building. She was one of the most talked about and mysterious women in China, and I thought I knew what she looked like. In the video, she wanders the halls of a mazelike building, with a man trailing along. They get in and out of several elevators. She seems unsure about how to get to her apartment. She wears striking waist-length hair and a long, dark knit dress. She doesn’t look glamorous, exactly, but for a 21-year-old college junior, she is dressed smartly. But on a morning in early August, she greeted me in a loosefitting checkered dress. Now 22, she looked pale and nervous. Her lips were chapped. She invited me upstairs and began an intense conversation … [Read more...] about She Accused a Tech Billionaire of Rape. The Chinese Internet Turned Against Her