Women politicians pitch for reservation in Parliament

New Delhi, March 24 : Women representatives from different political parties came together here on Saturday in support of reservation of seats for them in Parliament. During “The Bridge 2018” organised by The Caravan, politicians like Renuka Chowdhury of Congress, Mahua Moitra from Trinamool Congress, Brinda Karat from CPI-M, Sushmita Dev, President, All India Mahila […]

Odisha-based narcotics syndicate busted, eight arrested

Kolkata, March 24 : Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sleuths have busted a Odisha-based narcotics syndicate by arresting eight persons and seized 120 kg of ganja from them, a DRI release said on Saturday. Acting on a tip off that a syndicate based in Odisha would be transporting narcotics and carrying the illegal contraband in a […]

Smuggled timber seized in raid led by Manipur minister

Imphal, March 24 : Smuggled timber worth Rs 3 lakh was seized on Saturday from some villages in Manipur’s Ukhrul district in a raid led by state Forest Minister T. Shyamkumar. “In the raids supervised by me, 17 truckloads of timber and one recovery truck were impounded in the mountain villages like Phungyar. Police are […]

Endangered Indian star tortoises seized from Kolkata hotel

Kolkata, March 24 : A total of 241 rare and endangered tortoises have been seized by revenue intelligence officials from a hotel here, an official release said here on Saturday. Acting on specific intelligence inputs that a gang operating in Chennai and Kolkata would attempt to smuggle some Indian star tortoises to Bangkok, the Directorate […]

Huge consignment of exotic animals seized in Assam

Guwahati, March 24 : In a major success against wildlife trafficking, Assam Police and Forest officials on Saturday seized a huge consignment of exotic animals near here and arrested one person for his involvement in the crime. The consignment includes several exotic wildlife species native to Africa and South America, such as five baboon vipers, […]

Former VCs of two TN varsities booked for corruption

Chennai, March 24 : Tamil Nadu’s anti-corruption bureau, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Saturday said it has filed corruption cases against two former Vice Chancellors of two major universities in the state. In a statement issued here, the DVAC said it has registered a case against former Anna Unversity Vice Chancellor Rajaram […]