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Teacher accused of sexually harassing 16 students in Uttar Pradesh
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Teacher accused of sexually harassing 16 students in Uttar Pradesh

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Uttar Pradesh has witnessed another unprecedented heinous incidents. This time in Muzaffarpur, a teacher was accused of sexually harassing 16 female students in the name of examination.  This incident has caused a great stir in the area. The question also arises as to how a teacher can cause such a horrible incident.  A First Information Report FIR, has already been lodged against the accused teachers and school owners, while investigation has commenced.  It is learned that the teacher called the students from Purkaji area at night in the name of CBSE practical examination. The teacher told all the students to stay at school at night. Then drugs were alleged to have been mixed in the food which was served at night, and the teacher sexu...
NIA files charge against 3 accused of hurling bombs at MLA Singh’s office
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NIA files charge against 3 accused of hurling bombs at MLA Singh’s office

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The National Investigation Agency NIA has filed charges against three suspects accused of hurling bombs adjacent to the gate of the office of Shri Pawan Kumar Singh, MLA of West Bengal Legislative Assembly on 08.09.2021. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the act was targeted at the MLA Singh and his family members.  The suspects names were given as Sonu Jaiswal @ Telua S/o Samraj @ Shyam Raj Jaiswal (Juvenile), Arif Akhtar @ Chand @ Chana S/o Akhtar Ali, Rahul Kumar @ Rahul Saroj @ Rahul Pasi S/o Dipak Pasi u/s 436, 201 read with 34 of IPC and Section 3 & 4 of Explosive Substances Act. They were charged before the NIA Special Court, Kolkata. A case No. 686/2021 dated 08.09.2021, was registered at Jagaddal PS, District North 24 P...
Special Task Force Police arrest two drug traffickers in Kolkata
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Special Task Force Police arrest two drug traffickers in Kolkata

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Two drug peddlers have been arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police from Tangra with different types of drugs.  One of the suspect is a resident of Bangaon, a place inside the Indian state West Bengal and near the India Bangladesh International border. The other drug trafficker is from another Indian state Rajasthan.  As per the police sources, after receiving the tip-off related to the drug racket, the special task force raided and seized narcotics valued at 10 crore.  The suspects were booked beneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances ( NDPS) Act,1985. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, commonly referred to as the NDPS Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India that prohibits a...
Kolkata Police buying Cornershot guns, gas masks for Commandos
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Kolkata Police buying Cornershot guns, gas masks for Commandos

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The Kolkata Police headquarters Lalbazar plans to hand over sophisticated firearms like corner Guns to the Kolkata police commando  force.  This news has been learnt from a special source of Kolkata Police.  These corner shots in commando operations are now virtually irresistible around the world in situations such as militant attacks or the release of hostages from the clutches of militants.  This corner shot was invented by Israel in 2000. Naturally seeing the effectiveness of corner shots, China, India and many other countries have created their own versions.  In the case of our country DRDO makes this corner shot song.  Special forces and elite commandos from countries like USA, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Sou...
Bengaluru police arrest 7 suspects, recover 4.9kg gold worth Rs.2.25 Crore
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Bengaluru police arrest 7 suspects, recover 4.9kg gold worth Rs.2.25 Crore

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India  The Central Division police of Halasuru Gate, Bengaluru arrested a gang of seven including the security guards of a gold company for robbing a 5.5 kgs of gold bullion worth Rs 2.5 crore from a jeweller after attacking him and his employees in Cubbonpet on November 19.  Halasurgate is in the Indian state Bengaluru.  Commissioner of Police, Kamal Pant, told reporters, a complaint was registered in Halasurgate police station by the victim, Siddeshwar Haribha Shinde along with his associate Suraj Srikanth Jadhav who stated in the complaint that they were returning on scooter after purchasing 5.5kgs of bullion from a gold company in Indian express building, when the accused confronted them and attacked with a sword. S...
Orissa’s Matilda Kullu joins Forbes list of most influential Women in India
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Orissa’s Matilda Kullu joins Forbes list of most influential Women in India

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Matilda Kullu, a lady Asha worker from Baragaon of Sundargarh district of India’s state Orissa became one of the most influential and powerful Women in India in 2021 declared by Forbes India Magazine.  Network 18 venture in partnership with hip with Forbes Media LLC, is India's leading business magazine that helps readers understand the phenomenon behind news, connect the dots and get cutting-edge perspectives.  An accredited social health activist (ASHA) is a community health worker instituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) as part of India's National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). It was started in n 2005.  In 2021, Forbes India published a list of the most influential women in the country...
House burglar nabbed in Bengaluru, after stealing valuables worth Rs 20 lakh
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House burglar nabbed in Bengaluru, after stealing valuables worth Rs 20 lakh

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India At Bengaluru, India, Operatives of the West Division of Jnanabharathi police station have arrested a habitual House burglar and recovered stolen valuables worth Rs.20 lakh from him.  The accused has been identified as Syed Ahmed, 38.  Senior officer told the Press, based on a complaint filed by the house owner in Jnanabharathi police station, the police stepped up patrolling and managed to zero in on the accused who was moving suspiciously near a jewels shop to sell the stolen property, the team questioned him and were not convinced to his statement, they apprehended him for further questioning.  During investigation the accused confessed to the crime and after a detailed investigation by the team it was discovered that the accuse...
Uttar Pradesh: 4 hacked to death in Dalit family, one gang raped
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Uttar Pradesh: 4 hacked to death in Dalit family, one gang raped

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Four family members of a dalit (lower caste) family was brutally killed in Prayagraj at the Indian state Uttar Pradesh. Amongst the killed were a 50-year aged male, one 45 year aged female, a 16 year old girl along with a 10 year old boy.  There are also further allegations that the teenage girl might have been gangraped before her murder.  In this horrific incident, the accusation was leveled against a neighbouring upper caste family. The kin of the victims alleged that the upper caste family had tortured the lower caste family members many times before. Both the families were having some land related disputes from the year 2019.  Congress leader and Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi is expected to meet the families of...
Terrorism: India NIA files charges against Hardeep Singh Nijjar
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Terrorism: India NIA files charges against Hardeep Singh Nijjar

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The National Investigation Agency NIA on Thursday, filed Charge Sheet under sections 120-B, 153-B Indian Penal Code and 13,17,18,20,38 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act before the NIA Special Court, New Delhi against accused Hardeep Singh Nijjar, originally a resident of Jalandhar of Indian state Punjab and currently residing in Surrey, Canada. The case pertains to a conspiracy hatched by Hardeep Singh Nijjar of proscribed terrorist organization Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), and others to carry out terrorist acts in India.  Nijjar used to send funds to India through various MTSS services and hawala channels for developing a network of sympathizers for undertaking targeted killings in Punjab and was trying to arrange arms ...
Indian Army hoists world’s largest National flag in Ladakh
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Indian Army hoists world’s largest National flag in Ladakh

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India  Indian Army on Sunday hoisted a 76ft tall flag in Ladakh overlooking the Hanle Valley at an altitude of 15,000 feet.  Ladakh is the highest plateau in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.  Much of it is over 3,000 m (9,800 ft) above sea level. It spans the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and the upper Indus River valley.  The Indus is the most important part of Ladakh for its people.  The Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army hoisted the flag and shared a video of the event on Twitter. The flag was constructed by the Indian Army and the Flag Foundation of India.  The grand ceremony was held to celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.  A 1,000 kg handwoven khadi ...
Three dead as SUV collides with cab in Bengaluru
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Three dead as SUV collides with cab in Bengaluru

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Three persons were on Friday confirmed dead in a road accident that occurred at one of the Indian state Bengaluru. The fatal accident on NH-7 on Devanahalli Airport flyover left the three died on the spot, while leaving another two seriously injured. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the Injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Bengaluru. Senior officers as, Joint Commissioner of traffic police, Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda, along with DCP Traffic North, Savitha S along with other officers as, ACP, Ashok and Chikkajala traffic Inspector, Ms.Hamsaveni, and other staff rushed to the scene of the accident to inspect and take record of the situation. Traffic on the busy airport road was however disrupted.  It was learnt that the incide...
CCB Police arrest wanted notorious criminal in Bengaluru
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CCB Police arrest wanted notorious criminal in Bengaluru

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police of organised crime wing has arrested one of the most wanted notorious criminal Sheeter Palani who was wanted in more than 20 cases. The CCB police were on the lookout for Palani alias kerchief Palani who was on the run after his involvement in one murder case. Palani had allegedly killed one Munna kumar at Bellandur over a trivial issue a few months ago. Tipped off about the movement of Palani near the Hosur Road cemetery, CCB Assistant Commissioner of Police (Organised Crime Wing) Parameshwar and other officials arrived at the spot at midnight on Tuesday. The police team after a brief chase cautioned Palani to surrender.  However, agitated Palani attacked one police Inspector Harish Kumar with a dagger...
India’s NIA Special Court convicts ISIS- Daish conspirator
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India’s NIA Special Court convicts ISIS- Daish conspirator

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The Special Court for National Investigation Agency NIA cases, on Wednesday convicted a suspect, Nashidul Hamzafar, for terror related charges. The NIA is India's counter-terrorist task force, an  agency empowered to deal with terror related crimes across the country without special permission from the states.  The case originally registered as FIR 534/ 2016 of Chandera Police Station, Kasaragod District, Kerala was re-registered by NIA on 24.08.2016 pertaining to activities of fourteen youth from Kasaragod district of Kerala who along with their families had exited India between May and July, 2016 and joined the ISIS/ Daish terrorist groups.  In pursuance to the criminal conspiracy hatched with fugitive ISIS/ Daish activist ...
CBI arrests 10 for spreading child-porn on social media
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CBI arrests 10 for spreading child-porn on social media

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The Central Bureau of Investigation CBI on Tuesday conducted a search in several locations across 14 states in India in connection with an investigation into child sexual exploitation and child pornography.  According to sources, CBI has already arrested 10 accused persons in the case. They are accused of placing child pornography in online stores and spreading same online.  The Central Bureau of Investigation is the premier investigating agency of India, operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.  As per the CBI press release, the agency conducted searches at around 77 locations in 14 states in connection with 23 separate cases registered against 83 accused ...
Benapole Express resumes operations December 2
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Benapole Express resumes operations December 2

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Good news for Dhaka-Kolkata passengers as the only direct train connecting Dhaka-Jessore Benapole 'Benapole Express' will resume operations from December 2.  The train service between India and Bangladesh was closed for about a year and a half during the Corona period.  Because of pandemic crisis passengers are subjected to a number of harassments.  India-Bangladesh Land port Chamber Commerce's Import-Exporting Sub-Committee Chairman Matiar Rahman said: "In the first phase, there will be a Dhaka-Benapole intercity train. Next, there will be a bullet train. Rail cargo service with India will also be launched."  Benapole Express (Train no. 795-796) is a non-stop intercity train which runs between Dhaka and Benapole. The...
Senior manager bags five years jail term for causing RS.40 Lakh loss to bank
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Senior manager bags five years jail term for causing RS.40 Lakh loss to bank

A Special CBI court in Indian state Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad has sentenced a senior manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and two businessmen to five years imprisonment for defrauding the bank of Rs 40 lakh, officials said.  The Special Judge, Central Bureau of Investigation, Ahmedabad(Gujarat) sentenced Shri Sanjiv Kamalkar Inamdar, then Senior Manager, Punjab National Bank, one of the Indian Nationalised Bank, of Ambawadi  Branch, Ahmedabad(Gujarat) to five years Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.7,50,000/- and Shri Mayank Bachubhai Shah & Shri Rikin Bachubhai Shah,  Proprietors  of M/s. Jainal Enterprise, both to undergo the five years Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.7 Lakh each for causing  loss of Rs.40 Lakh(Approx) to Punjab Nationa...
India’s ATS Gujarat busts 120kg of heroin smuggled from Pakistan
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India’s ATS Gujarat busts 120kg of heroin smuggled from Pakistan

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) recovered over 100 kg of heroin worth crores from Zinzuda village.  This consignment of heroin was to be handed over to the Indian smugglers to be transported to an African country, the Gujarat ATS said.  "Another achievement of Gujarat Police. It is constant endeavour of the heroin cartels from Pakistan to smuggle heroin in India through Gujarat coast. In past few years there are continuous attempts by these cartels. to use Gujarat coast due to its proximity to Pakistan as a landing point for heroin.  Most common modus- operandi of the Pakistani and Iranian heroin smugglers is to deliver the heroin to Indian counterparts at national Indo-Pak International Maritime Boundary Line, which is supposed to be brought to th...
27-Year old Doctor hangs self at Medinipur Medical College’s hostel
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27-Year old Doctor hangs self at Medinipur Medical College’s hostel

A Doctor of Medicine Student, Dr Mini Ghosh, committed suicide at the Girls Hostel of Medinipur Government Medical College and Hospital, near Kolkata in the State of West Bengal.  Initially, the police estimated that it was suicide. The 27-year-old Mini Ghosh was a second year Post-Graduate student in the children's department.  Her dead body was recovered from the hostel room around 10.30 pm. The local police have started investigation. From the news source it was learnt that Mini Ghosh has made a presentation and had participated in the one seminar for senior doctors earlier in the afternoon. Later in the night, her hostel mates tried to call her but found that her room was locked from inside.  Her classmates tried to contact her by continuously knocking on her r...
UNESCO honors Indian city Srinagar as Creative City
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UNESCO honors Indian city Srinagar as Creative City

Indian state Jammu & Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar got the most prestigious award of creative city. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designates the creative cities in seven fields - Craft, Folk Art, Media Arts, Film Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music and this time the Srinagar city has been designated the creative city in the field of Crafts and Folk Arts - only second city in India in this category after India’s Jaipur city which is the capital of another Indian state Rajasthan.  UNESCO - is a specialised agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the arts, the sciences, and culture.  The organization has picked up Srinagar among 4...
14-year old girl gang raped in Santiniketan
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14-year old girl gang raped in Santiniketan

In a shocking incident, a fourteen -year-old girl belonging to the Scheduled caste tribe was on Sunday night allegedly gang-raped by three men in a place called Santiniketan, Birbhum District of Indian state of West Bengal.  As per reports, the incident happened when the girl was sleeping at her house and five miscreants took a forceful entry inside her house and lured her and took her to a secluded place and then committed the crime.  According to the minor girl, she was brutally tortured and gang-raped and after that, the miscreants left her in the broken house.  On Monday morning, the locals and her parents found her. The minor girl lodged a written complaint in the local police station against those five miscreants.  Based on the girl’s complaint, the S...
11 patients killed in Maharashtra Hospital as fire guts Covid-19 ward
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11 patients killed in Maharashtra Hospital as fire guts Covid-19 ward

Eleven people have been reported dead in a fire incident that occurred at the Covid ward of a hospital in Ahmednagar, India on Saturday night.  The fire outbreak which happened in Maharashtra was put out by the efforts of firefighters. It is unknown at this time what caused the fire. However, initial estimates suggest that the fire was caused by a short circuit.  It is learned that a total of 16 patients were admitted in that covid ward. The rest were quickly shifted to the Covid ward of another hospital.  District Magistrate, Rajendra Bhonsle told reporters that the structure of the hospital would be subjected to a 'fire audit'. The cause of the fire will be investigated.  Ahmednagar MLA NCP leader Sangram Jagtap has expressed grief over the accident. He a...
India’s Modi forced to reduce petrol price after BJP lost recent by-polls
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India’s Modi forced to reduce petrol price after BJP lost recent by-polls

In the face of intense pressure, the Narendra Modi government was finally forced to reduce petrol and diesel prices. They reduced excise duty on petrol by Tk 5 per liter and diesel by Tk 10.  Overnight after the Centre's announcement, several BJP-ruled states, including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Assam and Tripura, have taken steps to reduce petrol and diesel prices.  As a result, in all these states, the price will go down by an additional Rs 2-12 after the Centre's discount.  On the other hand, today, the price of petrol in Kolkata is Rs 104.6 and the price of diesel is Rs 79.89. The reduction in excise duty has had an impact on sales tax. That is why customers will get a little more discount of Rs 5 and Rs 10 on petrol and diesel respectively.  Petrol had a...
Food Crisis: Pakistan blocking efforts to send relief materials to Afghan — India
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Food Crisis: Pakistan blocking efforts to send relief materials to Afghan — India

The Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan after nearly two decades of open air. However, the country's economy was devastated by the civil war.  Extreme political turmoil has brought disaster to the lives of ordinary people. There has been a severe food crisis.  In such a situation, India has started sending food items to the distressed Afghans but Pakistan is continuously trying to stop this effort. According to foreign ministry sources, New Delhi has decided to send 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan in response to the food crisis. They were supposed to reach Afghanistan via Pakistan by truck through land for which at least 5 thousand trucks are required.  India has sought Islamabad's permission to use the road to ship large quantities of goo...
Militants may target attacks on foreign embassies, others in the eve of Diwali
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Militants may target attacks on foreign embassies, others in the eve of Diwali

A heavy bomb explosion occurred across Indian capital Delhi 16 years ago on the eve of Diwali. One after another, people were killed in explosions in markets, buses and streets.  The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the Indian Mujahideen and Huji were behind that attack.  Attempts to target the festival of lights have been made more than once. The goal is to spread communal unrest.  Militant groups backed by Pakistan's spy agency ISI have planned militant attacks in various Indian cities to tarnish the Diwali festivities.  Diwali is the festival of lights which signifies the victory of good over evil and the eradication of dark shadows, negativity, and doubts from our lives. It is a celebration of prosperity in which people give gifts to their loved ...
Mamta’s TMC sweeps all Assembly seats in West Bengal by-election
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Mamta’s TMC sweeps all Assembly seats in West Bengal by-election

Indian state West Bengal’s by-election results have been declared on Tuesday evening for four Assembly seats.  The constituencies of Dinhata, Khardaha, Gosaba (SC), and Santipur went into by-polls on October 30. It was a direct battle between the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).  The Electoral Commission has declared results of all four constituencies — Dinhata, Khardah, Santipur, Gosaba and TMC wins all 4 Assembly seats by massive margin where the main opponent political party BJP failed to get 1/6 of the total valid votes in the three assembly seats.  According to Section 34 (1) of the People's Representation Act, 1951, candidates, while filling the election form, for the election of 'Parliamentary constituency', were ma...
Robbery gang trapped inside ECL mines for 24hrs as Police seal escape routes
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Robbery gang trapped inside ECL mines for 24hrs as Police seal escape routes

A gang of robbers on Sunday invaded the Eastern Coalfield Limited ECL‘s coal mine at the West Bengal states Asansol area.  ECL is an India based coal producer, the company was founded in 1975 after nationalisation of coal mines in India. It operates coal mines in Jharkhand and West Bengal states of India. It inherited all the private sector coal mines of the Raniganj Coalfield.  It was learnt that the miscreants numbering about twenty, broke into the ECL's Bhagyalakshi incline in Kumardubi in Mugma area  in an attempt to cut the copper wire of the cable inside. According to sources, the miscreants were inside the mine till Monday evening. While the Police and CISF forces have surrounded the mine.   The source said that upon receiving the news of t...
India – Bangladesh border to commence 24hrs goods and passenger services
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India – Bangladesh border to commence 24hrs goods and passenger services

New milestones are to be added in the field of goods and passenger services between Bangladesh and India.  It is learned by The Daily Vendor Newspaper correspondent in India that very soon land border services will be held 24 hours a day, seven days a week along the border between Petrapole of India and Benapole of Bangladesh. This will provide passenger and freight services between the citizens of the two countries.  According to sources, the initiative to launch this 24-hour service at the land port is mainly from the Government of India. Ajit Kumar Singh Director of Operations, Land Port Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs, India, issued the guidelines on October 25. The guidelines have been sent to the concerned departments, including the Customs and Immigration Dep...
Indian award winning film actor, Puneeth Rajkumar dies at 46
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Indian award winning film actor, Puneeth Rajkumar dies at 46

A South-Indian film actor and National Award winner, Puneeth Rajkumar has died at the age of 46 years.  He was the son of legendary actor Rajkumar. He was known to fans as "Appu".  Puneeth who’s death was announced on Friday left the film fraternity "shocked" and "devastated”, as seen in condolence tweets, mourning Puneeth Rajkumar, from the likes of Chiranjeevi, Kamal Haasan, Mahesh Babu, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Tamannaah Bhatia, Dulquer Salmaan, among others.  The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that Puneeth Rajkumar died at a Bengaluru hospital after suffering a heart attack. Since his death, social media has been deluged by tributes. This star of Kannada cinema worked on more than 29 films and won the national award for "the best child artist" earlier in his car...
Nigerian National arrested in India for drug peddling [Photo]
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Nigerian National arrested in India for drug peddling [Photo]

The Anti-Narcotics wing of the Central Crime Branch from Bengaluru of Indian State Karnataka today busted an Inter-State drug racket and arrested a Nigerian national who was peddling synthetic drugs in the city and seized synthetic Drugs worth Rs.20 lakhs.  One of the senior police officer told The Daily Vendor Newspaper India Correspondent that Anti-Narcotics Wing’s  Asst. Commissioner of Police P, KC Goutham received a tip-off that a Nigerian National is indulged in selling drugs and is peddling synthetic drugs from his house to college students and professionals.  Based on a tip off, a team of officials raided a house in Ramamurthynagar and conducted a search operation and during search the team found Synthetic Drugs in the house and arrested the acc...
India’s Supreme Court constitutes inquiry committee to probe Pegasus scandal
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India’s Supreme Court constitutes inquiry committee to probe Pegasus scandal

In the midst of the Pegasus snooping controversy, the Supreme Court of India has finally formed a three-member committee of inquiry into the Pegasus scandal.  With the help of Israeli software, the Modi government has been accused of eavesdropping on the phones of opposition leaders, judges, social activists and journalists.  The Modi led government has tried its level best to prove that pegasus was used for  national security but the apex court on Wednesday made it clear that ‘national security is not always an excuse. The government cannot avoid everything in this way.  The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed an independent expert technical committee overseen by a former apex court judge, Justice R.V. Raveendran, to examine allegations that t...