Courtesy: Deccan Herald
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, February 16, 2014
'Kasargod gangs' gold smuggling tricks fox customs
HYDERABAD: Feb 17, 2014: Multiple gangs from Kasargod, Kerala, are hovering over country’s airports with their new innovative bullion smuggling skills, baffling the customs officials across the nation.
They are lining their trolley bags with silver and golden wires, which can be separated and sold. Apart from Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore, the smugglers are bringing in gold from Australia as well.
Recently, customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International (RGI) Airport here at Shamshabad nabbed two smugglers from Kasargod, who arrived here from Dubai with the yellow metal deftly concealed in their baggage.
On February 10, the customs sleuths intercepted Abdul Rahiman, who arrived from Dubai on an Emirates flight. When his trolley bag was scanned, bright wires were visible in its lining. On closer examination, customs officials were shocked to find that the wires were not made of iron, but gold coated with aluminum. The weight of the gold was 400 grams and its value was pegged at Rs 12 lakh.
The airport officials realised that the suspect Rahiman had made several trips to Dubai in the recent past from various airports in the country. The bullion smuggler had left India via Pune in first week of February and after collecting the ‘gold bag’, he arrived in Hyderabad within a day.
On the same day, customs sleuths also nabbed Beira Sulaiman of Kasargod, who arrived from Dubai by an Air India flight. Sleuths found a dark metal frame fitted to the body of his trolley bag. As they were unable to identify the metal, they seized the frame and asked Sulaiman to appear before them on a later day.
After running the frame through several tests such as spectrum analysis, it was found that the frame was gold and the rest was copper. The value of the gold was estimated as Rs 25 lakh. Unaware of the results of the tests, Sulaiman appeared before the customs officials to collect the metal frame and was arrested.
In a similar incident, one Kasargod man was arrested at the Jaipur Airport as he was carrying the same brand of trolley bag fitted with a gold metal frame. The modus operandi was similar as he was returning from Dubai after a short visit. The intelligence wing of the Indian customs service say that the bags with gold lining or the trolley rods made out of gold and copper are made by certain smuggling groups in Dubai due to the high demand for gold in Kerala.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald