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Imported as talcum powder, Afghan heroin worth ₹20,000 crore, seized from Gautam Adani’s port

Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani

Acting on a tip-off by an intelligence input, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had earlier seized nearly 3000 kg of heroin drug imported from Afghanistan.


The drugs were seized at Mundra Port, based in Kutch district of coastal Gujarat, controlled by businessman Gautam Adani.


DRI sources told CNN News18, Two consignments of heroin, a banned narcotic substance, were seized on September 15. An initial investigation estimated its street value at ₹3,500 crore. Six days later, it was found to be worth around ₹20,000 crore.


As per DRI, a Vijaywada-based firm Aashi Trading Company from Bandar Abbas Port in Iran had reportedly shipped the consignments to Gujarat.


While one of the seized consignments was loaded with 1,999.58 kg of heroin, another contained 988.64 kg of the same.


Experts from Forensics Science Lab (FSL) in Gandhinagar, upon examination, confirmed that the substance in the consignment was heroin.


DRI arrested a Chennai-based couple Govindaraju Durgapurn Vaishali and Machhavaram Sudhakar who has been accused of importing the consignments through Aashi Trading Company by claiming it to be ?talcum powder. The court has sent the couple to a 10-day judicial custody in Bhuj.


Sources in DRI told CNN News 18 DRI that three more accused have been arrested in Mumbai, out of which two were Afghan nationals.


Sources added that Hasan Hussain Ltd, an entity based in Afghanistans Kandahar, had first shipped the heroin to Bandar Abbas Port.


As per United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Afghanistan is one of the biggest exporters of narcotic drugs, and it accounts for nearly 85% of worldwide heroin supplies.


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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise




Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified




Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

Rahul Gandhi

An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

Also read: ‘CBI under UPA govt. pressurised me to frame Modi,’ recalls Amit Shah

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: CELESTIAL! Unique alignment of Moon and 5 planets

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