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Inter-state drug cartel busted in Delhi, opium worth Rs 30 crore seized

Punjab Police on Sunday recovered 38 kg heroin concealed in a toolbox of a truck coming from Gujarat and arrested two persons, said Director General of Police (Punjab) Gaurav Yadav here.

The DGP said that arrested two persons a truck driver identified as Kulwinder Ram alias Kinda and his accomplice identified as Bittu, both residents of Balachaur, SBS Nagar besides booking two drug smugglers identified as Rajesh Kumar alias Sonu Khatri of Rakkara Dhahan and Som Nath alias Bikko of Karawar. The Police have also impounded the truck, he added.

Inspector general of police, Ludhiana Range, Surinder Pal Singh Parmar, and Senior Superintendent of Police, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Bhagirath Meena, in a joint press briefing informed, “The police had received secret information that a drug smuggler identified as Rajesh Kumar, along with his accomplices Som Nath Bikko, Kulwinder Kinda and Bittu, is engaged in the business of supplying large quantities of heroin in different areas of Punjab by bringing the drug from other states through the truck.”

Following this information, an FIR was registered on 27 August under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the City Nawanshahr police station, he said adding that a special nakabandi was conducted at Mahalon Bypass in SBS Nagar.

“During the nakabandi when the police party signalled the truck to stop, the truck driver Kulwinder Kinda tried to run away but the police party managed to catch him and Bittu and recovered 38 kg packet of heroin wrapped in a tarpaulin and concealed in a toolbox of the truck,” he said.

SSP Bhagirath Meena said that during preliminary interrogation, accused truck driver Kulwinder Kinda disclosed that he had received a call from Rajesh Kumar via Telegram App, who gave him a pinpoint location in Bhuj in Gujarat to pick heroin and bring it to Punjab. The accused further revealed that when he reached the location, an unknown person came and loaded the drug into his truck.

He said that Kulwinder Kinda also disclosed that earlier on the instruction of Rajesh Kumar, he had brought two chunks including 10 kg and then 20 kg heroin from Srinagar Udi in the month of January, besides, 1kg of heroin from Delhi this year.

The SSP said that the Police are conducting raids to nab accused Rajesh Kumar and Som Nath and soon they will be arrested.

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Anurag Thakur to launch nationwide month-long ‘Clean India 2.0’

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The Department of Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will launch a month-long nationwide campaign called Clean India 2.0 from October 1 to 31, after the successful campaign of last year.
The programme is being organised in all the villages across the country through the network of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), affiliated youth clubs, and National Service Scheme Affiliated Institutions. Briefing media persons in New Delhi today, Secretary of Youth Affairs Sanjay Kumar informed them that Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur will launch Clean India 2.0 on 1 October with an aim to clean waste, mainly single-use plastic, and create awareness.
The Secretary further informed that after the success of last year’s Clean India drive, this year 1 crore kg of waste (plastic, e-waste, and other waste) will be collected and disposed of with the support and voluntary participation of citizens. Hotspots for waste collection will be tourist sites, educational institutes, bus and railroad stations, and the surrounding area, national highways, historical and heritage buildings,etc.
The Secretary further added that, taking forward the Prime Minister’s message of five resolutions (Panch Pran) for Amrit Kaal and in continuation of the celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is undertaking “Clean India 2.0.”

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Delhi HC grants bail to Chitra Ramakrishnan, Anand Subramanian

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to former National Stock Exchange (NSE) head Chitra Ramakrishnan and co-accused Anand Subramanian in the NSE co-location case.
A bench of Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain granted statutory (default) bail to both the accused after noting that the complete charge sheet was not filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case against the petitioners. The High Court granted bail to the accused persons on furnishing a personal bond of Rs. 5 lakh and one surety in the same amount by each accused.
The court said, “The bail applications under Section 439 Cr. PC are dismissed but the statutory bail is allowed.”
“There is a legal force, and it is supported by judicial decisions, that the CBI has failed to complete the investigation in respect of all the offences as mentioned in the FIR and to file a final report within the stipulated time, i.e., 60 days from the date of arrest of the accused, and filed an incomplete and piecemeal charge sheet before the concerned court on April 21, 2022, i.e., the 46th day from the date of arrest,” the bench added.
While granting bail, the bench directed the accused persons that they will not leave the country without the court’s prior permission and that they will surrender their passports within 7 days of release from custody.
It is also directed that the accused persons shall cooperate and participate in the investigation as and when directed by the Investigation Officer. The petitioners shall not tamper with the evidence.
The Special CBI at Rouse Avenue Court earlier dismissed the bail pleas of Ramakrishnan and Subramanian.
The case against Subramanian stems from a February 11 order by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), which stated Ramakrishna was allegedly involved in financial misdeeds relating to the fixation and frequent revision of Subramanian’s compensation in a disproportionate manner, in collusion with whom she claimed to be a “Siddha Purusha.”
The CBI has alleged that Subramanian, while performing his public duty to protect the interests of common investors, indulged in criminal conspiracy with other co-accused.

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Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark in Delhi

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With the regular increase in the water level, the Yamuna on Wednesday continued to flow above the danger mark in the national capital.
Although the danger mark for the Yamuna is 205.33 metres, it reached the 206.59-meter mark at 7 a.m. today. Notably, as a result of heavy rainfall in Delhi for three consecutive days, the river crossed its danger mark on Tuesday afternoon after reaching 206.30 meters.
On Tuesday, owing to the danger caused by the rise in water level, the northern railways suspended rail traffic over the old Yamuna Bridge at 4:00 p.m.
Consequently, a number of short-terminated and short-originated trains were also cancelled or diverted by the northern railways.
The list of cancelled trains included the Delhi-Saharanpur Special, the Delhi-Saharanpur Express, the Delhi-Aligarh Special, the Shamli-Delhi Special, the Aligarh-Delhi Special, and the Panipat-Delhi Special (JCO 28.09.22).
The Delhi – Kathgodam SK Express via New Delhi – Sahibabad, Delhi – Katihar Champaran Humsafar Express via New Delhi – Sahibabad, Jaiselmer – Jammu Tawi Shalimar Express via New Delhi – Sahibabad, Amritsar – Katihar Express via New Delhi – Sahibabad and Delhi – Haridwar Express via New Delhi – Sahibabad were diverted as per the notification from northern railways.
The Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ghaziabad Special was also scheduled to take a short termination at Delhi, and the Aligarh-Delhi Special took it at Ghaziabad.
Delhi-Shamli-Saharanpur Special from Delhi Shahdara, Delhi-Khurja Special from Delhi Shahdara, Khurja-Delhi Special from Delhi Shahdara, and Saharanpur-Delhi Special from Delhi Shahdara also originated shortly, according to the information received from the northern railways.
Meanwhile, due to incessant rains in the national capital, many roads have been affected by waterlogging, uprooting of trees, and potholes.
However, the India Meteorological Department in its Delhi forecast for the next seven days predicted a partly cloudy sky till October 3 and generally cloudy skies with little rain on October 4.

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Experts in India say there is no connection between heart disease and COVID booster shots

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Health professionals have stated that there is no proven connection between heart problems and the precaution dosages of the COVID shots, clearing up any confusion over the effects of a booster dose of the vaccines. The scientists spoke out in support of the immunizations as queries about the consequences of booster dose on the human heart swamped social media.

There have been a few cases of heart-related problems in patients following vaccination, according to Dr. Vivek Chaturvedi, Professor & HOD, Cardiology, Amrita Hospital, Faridabad, but there isn’t concrete proof to support this.

“Given that heart attacks do occur, this is a really difficult question. Not simply attacks, fluid surrounding the heart, and occasionally cardiac arrhythmias following vaccination. However, given that these events also occurred in the past, it is quite challenging to confirm this “he added.

However, according to Dr. Vivek, COVID can affect the heart and those who contract it may experience a flare-up of a heart condition.

“Covid can affect the heart in many ways. The most common problem which has been found is that the people who have already had heart disease, their heart disease can get flared and aggravated, and they can have heart attacks, heart failure, and also arrhythmia. Secondly, people who have not previously had heart disease but have diabetes, and blood pressure can have a heart attack, and many such cases have come which are precipitated by COVID.”

The expert advised the people undergoing recovery not to engage in moderate to strenuous exercises or gym initially for nearly six weeks.
“Go slow, and do not resume moderate to strenuous exercises or gym initially for 4 to 6 weeks post-COVID diagnosis. Patients returning to high-level sports or physically demanding occupations following confirmed heart involvement require a 3-6 months or longer period of complete rest. If you continue to experience symptoms after a few weeks, consult your doctor to rule out long covid syndrome,” he said.

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Bhagat Singh Chair to be set up at GNDU, announces Punjab CM

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Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday announced the setting up of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Chair at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.

The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Youth Awards, which had been put on hold for a while, were declared to be coming back by the chief minister. The airport in Chandigarh, which was on Wednesday given the martyr’s name, will get a 5-D statue of the freedom fighter, he claimed, thanks to the Punjab government.

When speaking at a state-level event commemorating Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s 115th birthday in his hometown of Khatkar Kalan, Mann stated, “The goal of creating the Chair is that students will perform research on the life of martyrs so that society will not forget their sacrifices and values.”

He said that Khatkar Kalan is a holy place from which everyone gets inspiration.

Deputy speaker Jai Kishan Singh Rori, cabinet minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa, Minister Anmol Gagan Mann and other leaders were present on the occasion.

Mann paid floral tributes to the freedom fighter at the museum and honoured his kin besides those of martyr Sukhdev.

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PFI ban appreciated by Ajmer Dargah Dewan

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The Ajmer Dargah dewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan on Wednesday welcomed the decision to declare the Popular Front of India (PFI) as an unlawful organisation under the (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) for its alleged terror activities.

He said this action has been taken to comply with the law and prevent terrorism, and it should be welcomed by all.

“If the country is safe then we are safe, the country is a bigger than any institution or idea and if someone talks about breaking this country, breaking the unity and sovereignty here, talks about spoiling the peace of the country, then he has no right to live in this country,” he said.

He said that for the past several days, there have been continuous reports of anti-national activities of PFI and the ban is in the interest of the country.

“I myself had first demanded the government to ban PFI two years ago today,” he said.

A ban on PFI has been imposed by the central govt in a sight of terror links. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday night made the announcement through a notification declaring “the PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts s an unlawful association with immediate effect.

The NIA had arrested over 106 members of the PFI during its largest-ever raids spread across 15 states on September 22.

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