Mangaluru: Gold worth Rs 44 lakh recovered from the rectum of passenger from Dubai

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January 21, 2021

Mangaluru, Jan 21: A passenger from Duabi was arrested at 800 grams of gold was seized from his possession by the customs sleuths at Mangaluru International Airport today.

The gold seized from the passenger was of 24k purity gold valued at Rs 44.2 lakh.

The passenger had concealed the gold in his rectum in paste form, said Joannes George, joint commissioner of Customs.

George said that Customs sleuths intercepted one Ubaid Baliyath Azeez, a resident of Madikeri. He arrived at Mangaluru airport from Dubai by Air India flight IX 1814. 

On thorough search, the sleuths found that the passenger had concealed gold in paste form in his rectum. About 800 gram of 24k purity gold was recovered from his possession.

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February 20,2021

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Kochi, Feb 20: 'Metro man' E Sreedharan, set to join the BJP ahead of Kerala Assembly elections later this year, backed the saffron party on the issue of 'Love Jihad', saying he had seen Hindu and Christian girls being "tricked" into marriage. He added that this is one issue he will certainly oppose.

In an interview with NDTV, Sreedharan stated that the BJP is being painted like a "communal party" in the country today but he sees the saffron party as "nation lovers". 

"According to me, not because I have got such a long association with people in BJP — it is not a communal party at all. It is a party consisting of nation lovers and who accept that all parties, all communities are alike as far as they are concerned. That is the attitude of the Modi government. I can see the way he speaks, I have never seen him at any time attacking any religion. This religious bias in an unnecessarily taunt on BJP and very unjust," he added. 

Sreedharan confirmed to the media on Thursday that he will join the BJP. He said that both the CPM-led Left Democratic Front and the Congress-led United Democratic Front that had been ruling Kerala over the years are only interested in political gains. He is hopeful that only the BJP-led NDA could initiate steps for Kerala's development which is why he decided to work with BJP.

Sreedharan, who is now 89, may also contest in the upcoming Assembly elections.

Sreedharan, who led the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and is the principal advisor for the Kochi Metro project, was closely associated with the Kerala government over the years. He was also carrying out reconstruction of the Palarivattom flyover in Kochi that suffered damages due to poor quality of construction within three years of commissioning.

Sreedharan, who is a Padma Vibhushan recipient, is a native of Palakkad district in Kerala.

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hasan zain
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Sunday, 21 Feb 2021

Great man with profession, But he already declared that he don't like more then 95% of Keralites and still want to become CM of Kerala at this age, "Strange". In recent interview he had mentioned that he don't like people who are non vegetarian, but in Kerala there are more then 95% population who are non vegetarian. Any thing can be possible in BJP>>>>

rameez
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Sunday, 21 Feb 2021

Wow.. you got a good topic to get entry into BJP.. Very nice step after getting retired.. Your are safe from the hands of ED IT etc.. and at the same time your income also confirmed for life time.

Abdullah
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Saturday, 20 Feb 2021

Hahaha...BJP will develop Kerala the same as it did in India.

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February 24,2021

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Tehran, Feb 24: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called on the United States to “immediately” end its failed policy of economic terrorism against the Iranian nation, saying such a move is a prerequisite for negotiations within the framework of the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal.

Speaking during a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani stressed that the Islamic Republic still wants the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to remain strong, but that the agreement’s survival in the current situation hinges on the US abandonment of its economic terror campaign.

“The new US administration must immediately halt the economic terrorism operation. Once it does so, there will be a path forward. Then, we can negotiate,” the president said.

“We will talk within the JCPOA not about the JCPOA. It is not possible to add two more articles [to the present pact],” said Rouhani, referring to calls by the US and its European allies for an expanded deal with Tehran which would also cover issues unrelated to its nuclear program.

The Iranian chief executive also noted that no country other than Iran has abided 100 percent by the terms of the JCPOA, which the US left in 2018 and subsequently re-imposed the sanctions against the Islamic Republic that had been lifted under the UN-endorsed accord.

“We stood by the covenant and acted based on the interests of the country. China and Russia relatively worked with us and tried to act. The three European countries acted very poorly and on many occasions remained inactive. The United States unleashed its campaign of economic terrorism, withdrew from the treaty and committed all these crimes over the past three years,” Rouhani said.

The administration of US President Joe Biden has indicated a willingness to rejoin the JCPOA, but it has been dragging its feet on taking any meaningful measure to undo the former US government’s wrongs.

It has conditioned the US’s return to the deal on Tehran’s resumption of the commitments it has suspended under the JCPOA.

However, Tehran says it will retrace its nuclear countermeasures only after the US lifts its sanctions in a verifiable manner.

Rouhani defends agreement with IAEA

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani hailed the recent “temporary bilateral technical understanding” between the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Under the deal, Iran stopped its voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Safeguards Agreement and denied IAEA inspectors access to its nuclear facilities beyond the Safeguards Agreement for three months.

During this period, Iran withholds recordings from monitoring equipment that the IAEA installed at its nuclear sites. If the US sanctions are lifted completely, Tehran will provide the information to the IAEA, otherwise it will be deleted forever.

Rouhani said Iran abided by the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions, a law passed last December by the Parliament, and at the same time maintained its relations with the IAEA and told the world that it is pursuing peaceful nuclear activities.

“This government is a government of prudence and hope… and it proved its prudence here. It enforced the law and did not budge an inch regarding the law… We did not implement 99.9 percent [of the law], but followed and enacted 100 percent of it. We acted smartly in such a manner” that the IAEA confirmed Iran was not opting for non-cooperation, he added.

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February 27,2021

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Bengaluru, Feb 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on e-marketing of world-famous Channapatna toys and said a meeting of start-ups of Bengaluru will be convened to explore the possibilities of taking Karnataka’s traditional toys to the corners of World.

Interacting with a group of toy makers of Channapatna in Ramanagara district during the virtual inauguration of ‘India Toy Fair’ in New Delhi this morning, the PM went down the memory lane, remembering his childhood days, after he heard names of a few toys. “By mentioning the names of toys, you are making me to go back to my days as a child playing with certain toys,” he said.

The toy makers told the PM that Channapatna, is popularly known as ‘Gombegala Nagara’ (City of Toys), for manufacturing varieties of toys, which is most sought after worldwide.

These toys have a history of over two centuries and as many as 2,000 artisans are involved in it. While 80 percent of workforce is men, 20 percent are women. The toys are made out of the locally available ‘Hale Mara’ (Soft ivory wood), cut and seasoned before coating with lacquer which is made from vegetable dyes. They will manufacture toys, abacus, dice, spinning tops and other small toys.

Mr Modi sought to know how big the toy cluster in Channapatna was and how many people were working in it. He was explained that over 2,000 artisans were involved and there were two training Centres. The PM was also told that they required the Government’s support for opening new centres as more people were getting into this business.

The toy makers replied in negative when Mr Modi asked whether they know about Bengaluru being called as start-ups capital and IT/BT hub of India with the pool of talents. The PM advised them to bring those professionals to Channapatna Training Centres to seek their help on latest innovation so as to make the Channapatna toys reach length and breadth of the world.

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