Noida: 33 persons, including 17 women, were arrested by Noida police for allegedly duping people on the pretext of providing them loans.Cops said that the accused persons have also registered a fake website through which they attract people for getting loans and ask them money on the name of processing fees and other charges but the loan were never delivered. Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Gautam Buddh Nagar said that the gang had been operating their office from a rented accommodation in sector 3 under Noida Sector 20 police jurisdiction. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Police acted upon a complaint received from a victim who had alleged to have been duped by the gang by lakhs of rupees. A raid was conducted and police successfully managed to nab 33 persons including company’s director Sanjay Singh, from the building on Wednesday,” said Krishna. “Preliminary investigations showed that the gang had been running the call centre and have also registered a fake website in the name of www.comradefinocone.com. The accused have used internet and other social media platforms for their advertisements. One firm of the gang has also been based in Aligarh and the local police has been informed,” added Krishna. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsDetailing over the Modus operandi, the officer said that the gang have hired tele callers who would call the targets and ask them to pay a hefty amount as processing fee and file charges respectively. “Upon interrogating them, they told police that they have duped hundreds of people on the pretext of providing loans. The gang would ask the target to pay a hefty amount as processing and file charge which depends on the amount of loan. Also they used to lure people on the name of verified finance companies and banks. Once the amount is transferred into their bank accounts, the gang would stop receiving calls from the target,” said Krishna. Police have recovered several mobile phones, one computer along with several laptops, diary of the victim’s and 18 mobile phones. Meanwhile police are looking for two mastermind of the gang who has been identified as Anuj Gaur and Shbuham Gaur, both are native of Aligarh.
TINY TOWNSHIP, Ont. – For the second time in less than a year, residents of an Ontario township are being warned about an exotic cat on the loose in their community.Provincial police say an African serval cat has been spotted in Tiny Township, a sprawling but sparsely populated area on the shores of Georgian Bay.In a statement Thursday, police warn anyone who encounters “Cassie” to use caution and not approach her.The African Wildlife Foundation says servals can grow up to 56 centimetres tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 18 kilograms.They can jump up to three metres in the air.Police said Cassie is destined for an animal sanctuary if she’s found.Last June, provincial police issued a similar warning about a serval that was loose in the township, noting that the municipality bans the ownership of felines other than domestic house cats.
OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) — The overall percentage of workers in Canada who earn minimum wage has doubled in the last 20 years, according to Statistics Canada.The study looks at who minimum wage earners are, and how that has changed over time.In addition to finding an overall jump in the percentage of minimum wage workers, it found that 6 out of 10 are women. The proportion of women and immigrants earning minimum wage has increased over time.In 2018, one in three workers had a post-secondary education. In 1998, it was one in four.As the minimum wage increased, the age of workers increased as well. Between 2008 and 2018, the proportion of minimum wage earners who are over 25 has grown.The study notes that people who earn the minimum wage are more likely to have unstable work.“Low-wage work [is] one of the key elements associated with precarious work in Canada. In addition to lower wages, minimum wage workers are also less likely to receive non-wage benefits such as a pension plan, supplementary health benefits or paid sick leave,” it says.The agency released the study because of high profile-campaigns to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and a debate over the impact this change might have.“In recent years, minimum wage increases and their potential impact on the labour market have been at the forefront of Canadian current affairs,” the study says. “Some academics argue that increasing the minimum wage can reduce income inequalities and combat poverty. Others have argued that these increases might reduce employment and work hours for low-skilled workers, as well as employment in automatable jobs.It points out that several provinces, including British Columbia, have made “notable” increases to the minimum wage in recent years.Failed to fetch