As per reports, a 34-year-old construction labourer turned drug peddler – Rachappa Ranga – who filed an IT return of Rs 40 lakh, was arrested by Koramangala Police from a hotel in Bengaluru. Apart from arresting Ranga’s associate Shriniwas (47), the police also seized 26 kgs of ganja and Rs five cash from Ranga’s house at Kanakpura Road.
Ranga, who hails from Pushpapura, Chamarajanagara, had come to Bengaluru in search of work a few years back. After working as a labourer on construction sites, Ranga got into peddling ganja full time after he bought it once for a customer from his village. Soon he started earning good money. He recruited young agents for the drug peddling and even rented a Villa on Kanakpura Road for Rs 40,000 a month. He also owned a luxurious car and property at his village.
Things were going fine till Ranga decided to file his Income Tax return. He filed an IT return of Rs 40 lakh and that brought him under the scanner. Ranga apparently couldn’t explain his source of income. The IT officials got suspicious and informed the police. After getting a tip about Ranga and his associate’s presence at a hotel, the police made a plan and nabbed him and Shriniwas.
Umesh Yadav teases teammate Shubham Gill with epic Tinder billboards in Nagpur
Indian cricketer Umesh Yadav had a ‘field day’ teasing his team member Shubham Gill after Tinder – a popular dating app – showed a photo of a girl with a placard on large billboards in Nagpur that read, “Shubman idhar toh dekh lo” (Shubman, have a look here).” Tinder was quick to capitalise on the joke and turn it into hoardings in Nagpur ahead of India first Test match vs Australia.
Taking to twitter, Yadav wrote, “Poora Nagpur bol raha hai, Shubman Gill ab toh dekh le.”
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) February 3, 2023
During India’s T20 match in Ahmedabad, a picture of a female fan holding a placard that read ‘Tinder, Shubman se match kara do” (Tinder, match me with Shubman)’ had gone viral.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) would host the opening Test of the four-game Border Gavaskar Trophy from February 9 to 13 at Jamtha in Nagpur.
PM Modi world’s most popular leader: Survey
A US-based firm Morning Consult released a list of world leaders trending on the basis of their approval ratings among 22 nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the most popular leader in the world with an approval rating of over 75% thus leaving behind US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study
As per the recent survey of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, the entire month of January (all 31 days) in Nagpur this year saw tremendously high levels of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
The survey that released pictures of the same showed increased levels of SO2 and NO2 not just in Nagpur but in cities including Chandrapur, Gondia and Amravati. Environmental experts have said that the matter was worrying from the point of view of the health of the residents as the pollution index in Nagpur saw an increase in all the three months of winter.
Not just in January this year but 28 out of 30 days in November last year as well as 30 out of 31 days in December last year showed poor air quality. Environmental expert Professor Suresh Chopani said an action plan, to avoid respiratory issues, under National Clean Air Programme would be strictly implemented.