Courtesy: The Times of India
Presidential Elections: Support Dr.Meira Kumar
Bihar and Jharkhand governments have no choice but to support Dr.Meira Kumar. As defeat of "Bihar ki Beti" will invariably bring Shame to the Biharis and Jharkhandis (or erstwhile unified Bihar). Do you think that, people of Bihar will leave Nitish Kumar Scott - free, if Dr.Meira Kumar loses ? So, Nitish Kumar has very little option left but to support, Dr.Meira Kumar.
Moreover, if Nitish Kumar wants to fall in the BJP's well calculated electoral TRAP no one can save him in the next election.
Also, I am surprised to see Mr.Navin Pattanayak, so easily chewing the RSS bait. Orissa is a state, where there is large chunk of Tribal Christian voters loyal to the BJD (Biju Janata Dal). I am still to fathom, BJD's sudden electoral gamble of siding with the RSS and the BJP; when Mr.Pattanayak has been maintaining distance from them since some time.
Besides, the election of Dr.Meira Kumar, who is educated, experienced and very sober, might also correct some of the historical mistakes of not making her father, the Prime Minister of India.
Also, I don't think all the Muslim and Christian MPs and MLAs from the TDP and TRS will ever support a RSS backed Candidate, who acted against Dalit Christian and Muslin reservations. Therefore, invariably cross voting will take place, which might give the underdog, Ms.Kumar, a win. Support Dr.Meira Kumar, give a conscience vote and make her the 2nd Female President of India.
All the best to Dr.Meira Kumar.....👍✌
Sunday, January 26, 2014
6kg gold worth Rs 1.8 crore found in AI plane, 4 held
Chennai, Jan 26, 2014: In two parallel operations on Saturday, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials seized 1.8 crore worth of gold bars from an Air India flight at Chennai and Mumbai airports. A total of 6.1kg gold was seized from the Air India Boeing aircraft from Singapore to Mumbai via Chennai and four men taken into custody.
While 4.9kg of gold was seized from under a seat and three passengers held at Chennai around 9.45am, 1.2kg of gold was seized at Mumbai airport from a passenger on the same flight. All passengers were part of the same smuggling racket and the gold was to be delivered at Mumbai, an official said. "Seizures and arrests were on a clear tip."
While three of the gang flew in with the gold from Singapore, the fourth joined them at Chennai as only international passengers are checked thoroughly. "The domestic passenger was supposed to carry the gold out of Mumbai airport," said the official.
A DRI official said the airline staff could not be blamed for the incident as the gold was concealed in passengers' hand baggage. "Better vigilance will help stop such smuggling attempts."
This is the second case in the last three months in which gold has been seized from an Air India flight. In October 2013, 9.5 crore worth of gold biscuits were found in an aircraft toilet next to the cockpit on an AI plane at Chennai airport. The gold from Dubai was to be delivered at Delhi as the flight was to be rerouted to Delhi. About a month later, two women, including a cabin staff of Air India, were arrested at Kozhikode airport in Kerala with 6kg gold worth 1.84 crore.
DRI director general Najib Shah wrote to Air India chairman and managing director Rohit Nandan on the suspected nexus between airline staff and smugglers. DRI has questioned more than a dozen senior Air India staff since November.
Courtesy: The Times of India