Saturday, 20 August, 2022
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Topic: Smuggling

Top Kerala IAS officer removed for links with woman behind UAE gold ‘smuggling ring’

M. Sivasankar was allegedly close to Swapna Suresh, the key figure in smuggling 30 kg of gold bars in a diplomatic bag bound for the UAE Consulate.

DRI busts exotic birds trafficking syndicate, arrests 2 for smuggling 22 macaws from Bangladesh

The birds were seized under provisions of the Customs Act and Wild Life Protection Act, 1972. Offences under these Acts are punishable with a sentence of up to 7 years in prison.

US charges 5 men for smuggling equipment to help Pakistan’s nuclear programme

The accused smuggled US goods to entities that are threats to US security for their ties to Pakistan’s weapons programmes, said the US Department of Justice.

J&K wants Modi govt to amend Indian Forest Act to book timber smugglers under stringent PSA

J&K, where timber smuggling is a major threat, used to be governed by a law with provision of Public Safety Act. But it got scrapped after the govt’s Article 370 move.

Pakistani couple beheaded in Saudi Arabia for smuggling heroin

Drug trafficking is an offence considered grave enough by Sharia law to warrant the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

India-Pakistan trade war expected to push smuggling & business through Dubai

India’s withdrawal of MFN status and hike in import duties could increase smuggling & informal trade through Dubai may also jump.

Ban on Hafiz Saeed’s JuD not renewed by Imran Khan government, court told

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan eyes first space mission in 2022 with China’s help; two Pakistan universities in list of Asia’s ‘top 100’.

Donald Trump lashes out at Google, and Xi Jinping unleashes charm offensive on BRI

Greece cracks down on aid workers 'smuggling migrants', and journalists in Bosnia protest after attack on reporter.

Under PM Modi, India got back more stolen antiquities in 3 years than the UPA government in 10 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visits abroad often have a return gift. He has brought back more than a dozen historical artifacts from the United States, Australia,...

On Camera

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Illustration: Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Family man, confident investor & eternal India optimist — farewell, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who made more money on the stock market than almost anyone else, was sure 2 decades ago that India & its stock market were going to boom.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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