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On her arrival at the presidential palace, she was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the PM introduced her to several ministers, including JP Nadda, Kiren Rijiju and S Jaishankar.

In brief remarks to the entire media after the ceremony, Hasina said it is possible for friendly countries such as India and Bangladesh to tackle all the problems. She said, “With friendship, you can solve any problem, so we always do that.”

Calling India “our dear friend”, Hasina recalled the hand given by India during the 1971 war that led to the emergence of Bangladesh from the erstwhile East Pakistan. She also said that Bangladesh is indebted to India for its support during the Liberation War, in a mix of Hindi, English and Bengali.

Before the meeting, Hasina was accorded a tri-services guard of honour on the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday morning.

During a meeting with external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Monday, Hasina raised the issue of instability in the Rakhine state of Myanmar and concerns that it could spread further. At a brief interaction with journalists during a diplomatic reception at the Bangladesh high commission late on Monday, Hasina said that a big country such as India can “do a lot” to help find a solution to the problem of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine.

Among the agreements expected to be signed on Tuesday is one on the sharing of the waters of the Kushiyara river that was finalised during a meeting of the bilateral Joint Rivers Commission last month. People familiar with the matter said that agreements on cooperation in railways and energy are also expected to be signed.

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From Vatican City to library, unique Durga Puja pandals to know about

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Uniqueness is the quality of being particularly remarkable, special, and unusual or simply being the only one of its kind. So, with the Durga Puja festivities in full swing all around, it’s time for hundreds of unique thematic and aesthetic pandals, which attract huge crowds.Hence, from library-themed pandals to one depicting the Vatican City, here are some unique pandals that will leave you awestruck.
Pandal depicting Kolkata’s journey
This year, the theme of an innovative pandal set up by North Kolkata’s Dumdum Tarun Dal, Puja Committee, which turns 45 this year, is ‘City of Joy, Calcutta.’ It attempts to reflect the city’s transformation from Old Calcutta to today’s Kolkata.
Library theme to encourage reading
In the Chatribari area in Assam’s Guwahati, the Chatribari Sarbajanin Debo Pujasthan Samiti has built its Durga Puja pandal to depict a library.
Depicting lives of sex workers
A pandal in Kolkata that depicts the lives of sex workers under the ‘Parichai’ (identity) shows the society they live in and the way they are seen by people.
An idol of Maa Durga made of silicon in the form of a mother has been installed, and it attempts to show that even a sex worker has the form of a mother.
Vatican City-themed pandal
This year, Kolakata’s Shree Bhoomi Sporting Club, which enthrals the audience every year, has set the theme of its Pooja Pandal as “Vatican City”. Pandal made with commemorative coins
Keeping in line with the AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebrations, the BabubaganSarbojaninDurgotsav Puja pandal in South Kolkata has come up with a unique pandal that is made of thousands of commemorative coins issued since independence. The pandal also depicts freedom fighters and great personalities through its ‘MaaTujhe Salaam’ theme.

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Four Interstate drug peddlers apprehended, 900 kg ganja seized

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Four peddlers identified as Vikas Baban Salve, Vinod Chandravan Kalkar, Kishore Thulshiram Wadekar, and Kosa Chitti Babu were apprehended near Prakash Gardens, NH-163 Warangal – Hyderabad Highway, Alair town & mandal, Yadadri Bhongir district. 
The accused, Yogesh Dattu Gaikwad, devised a scheme to earn easy money by transporting/selling Ganja to needy customers in Maharashtra State, and he offered good share amounts to his friends, namely, Vikas Baban Salve, Vinod ChandravanKalkar, and Kishore Thulshiram Wadekar, who accepted his scheme.
He was introduced to Palasi Karraiah, who is a ganja supplier in Malkangiri, Odisha, by his associates and used to collect ganja packets. He started the illegal transportation of the ganja under the cover of a coconut load to mislead and escape from police checking.
Gaikwad has been identified as the main kingpin in the racket and has good terms with the Ganja sellers at Malkangiri in Odisha State.
He used to procure ganja from Palasi Karraiah of Malkangiri, Odisha State for Rs 2,000 to 3,000 per kg and transport the same to Maharashtra with the help of his associates Vikas Baban Salve, Vinod Chandravan Kalkar, Kishore Thulshiram Wadekar and Kosa Chitti Babu in a DCM. The accused sold the drugs for Rs 15,000 to Rs. 20,000/- per kg. 
Earlier, as per the instructions of Yogesh Dattu Gaikwad, the accused persons left Maharashtra with an empty Eicher DCM vehicle and went to Ravulapalem (V), East Godavari (D) of Andhra Pradesh and loaded the coconut bags thereafter. They left Ravulapalem and proceeded to Malkanjgiri in Odisha state.
He then contacted Palasi Karraiah and collected the ganja packets by concealing them under the coconut load. They then proceeded to Maharashtra via Hyderabad. The accused, Kosa Chitti Babu, used to guide the routes in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to the accused persons for passing without any interruption.
On reliable information, the sleuths of SOT, LB Nagar Zone along with the Alair police of Rachakonda Police Commissionerate, intercepted the One Eicher (DCM) at Alair X Road.

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Assam Police detains Bihar man carrying ‘fake gold’

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A team of East Guwahati police from Dispur district arrested a person from the downtown area of Guwahati district on Monday and charged him with carrying a piece of ‘fake’ gold.
The police said that “secret” information was received and a team was constituted to apprehend the accused. The arrested person has been identified as Shyam Kumar, a resident of Madhubani district in Bihar.
The police have registered a case against Shyam Kumar. Police recovered 1 hammer, 1 chisel and 1 mobile phone from his possession. “The investigation of the case is underway,” police officials said.
Assam Police on Saturday foiled a smuggling attempt and rescued 34 cattle heads from a bus in the Nagaon district on Sunday.
Police had received input that cattle were being smuggled near the Kaliabor area and set up a Naka check accordingly. Police intercepted a vehicle in the Missa area near Kaliabor and found 34 cattle heads. However, the driver and others escaped from the spot.
“Based on secret information, we had set up a Naka check in front of Missa police outpost and intercepted a vehicle. After seeing our team, the driver of the bus and other people fled from the area.

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Man who raped Barmer minor arrested from Hyderabad

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One person was arrested from Hyderabad on Monday on charges of allegedly raping a minor girl in Rajasthan.
The case pertains to the rape of a minor, a 16-year-old girl who was raped on September 24 when she went to collect cow dung. The accused, named Madan Singh, was arrested in Hyderabad on Monday.
Earlier on September 26, the victim’s mother reported the incident to the police after the victim told her mother about the incident.
As per the complaint, the victim had gone out to take cow dung. The accused, Madan Singh, was near the school after the school was over. He suggested she take the cow dung from near the school bathroom. As soon as the victim went inside, trusting him, the accused grabbed her, took her inside the bathroom, and raped her. Some women heard the victim’s cries and reached out, but the accused had run away by then.

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J&K Police launches war against drugs in Bandipora

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The Bandipora police, led by Senior Superintendent of Police, Mohammad Zahid, have taken the scourge of drugs seriously, while the DSP Headquarters, Shafat Mohmad, has put the responsibility of this task on his shoulders to fight this battle.
While giving details, the district police chief, Mohammad Zahid, said that 58 NDPS cases were registered since 2021 and 82 drug peddlers, including some very infamous peddlers, have been arrested.
He said that 14.5 gm of brown sugar, 22,281 spasmoproxyvon tablets, 1,534 codeine bottles, xxx rum bottles, around 2 KG of charas, 32 KG of charas powder, 30 Tramafar injections, 11 KG of bung leaves, and 4,500 poppy straw have been recovered till now.
A senior police official said that recently, police had gotten information that the young students were being involved in the curse of drugs by taking the codeine bottles.
The police raided a house in the Kuloosa locality and about 1,300 bottles were recovered from there.
Two drug peddlers were also arrested and were found involved, along with school children.
The police informed us that on September 28, they arrested a notorious female drug peddler identified as Posha Begum.
She was evading arrest after managing to escape during a raid that happened on 25 August.
The police registered an FIR against her at the Bandipora Police Station. She is the wife of Khursheed Ahmad Waza of Ward Number 5 Bandipora.
In the days before she was arrested, police said that the different teams of the police station were constituted after getting specific information regarding her presence in Bandipora.
The information was corroborated with technical assistance. Different locations in the district were raided. She was produced before the Honourable Court Bandipora and was granted judicial remand.
People have expressed their gratitude to the police for this action and said that similar actions should be taken in the future.
Earlier, last week the district police organised an anti-drug awareness programme on the “Prevention of drug addiction” under the banner of Nasha Mukht Abhiyan Diwas at police stations Pethkote and Aragam respectively.

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Special Court sends PFI Kerala leader to 5 days of NIA custody

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The Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court here sent Abdul Sathar, a Popular Front of India (PFI) leader, to five days of NIA custody for interrogation.
The NIA sought seven days of custody, but the court granted only five days. The NIA informed the Court that it needed to investigate PFI’s foreign funding.
Earlier, the court sent him to judicial custody till October 20, but the NIA sought his custody on Friday and the Court granted it today.
Sathar, the State General Secretary before the PFI was dissolved, is the third accused in the case of UAPA, in which the NIA has registered after the ban. He was arrested last week by the NIA from Karunagappalli in the Kollam district.
Last week, the court sent 11 other PFI leaders to 21 days of judicial custody till October 20.
The PFI workers, who were booked under UAPA and arrested by the NIA last month from different locations in Kerala, were presented by the NIA in court after their seven days of custody came to an end on 30 September.
In a major breakthrough linked to the largest-ever action against the Popular Front of India (PFI), the central investigating agencies have found inputs against the outfit for “organizing a training camp with the intent to cause disturbance during Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s visit to Bihar’s capital Patna on July 12 this year”.
The agencies also found details of numerous bank accounts of PFI.

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