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Illegal trade of small arms, guns threatens Kathmandu: Police


September 8th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior police officers in the Kathmandu Valley have warned that Nepali capital has been turned into a hub for illegal trade of small arms and guns.... Read more...

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Banned wood found at former legislator’s house


September 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 4 (IANS) Three truckloads of banned red sanders wood worth Rs.3 crore have been seized from a former Manipur legislator's house, police said Tuesday.The logs from the forests ... Read more...

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Three Chinese robbers sentenced to death


July 19th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Three Chinese men who committed five armed robberies from 1991 to 2011 that led to the death of eight people have been sentenced to death.Xu Deyong ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan appeals for help tp protect tigers


July 15th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ranthambore (Rajasthan), July 15 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Sunday appealed to the people to help protect India's national animal, the tiger, saying "every tiger killed in the country ... Read more...

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Probe ordered against Punjab jail official


May 7th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday ordered a probe against a jail official in Bathinda town after he was caught red-handed while selling drugs to inmates in the ... Read more...

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Northeast extortion group with Mumbai links


April 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, April 12 (IANS) A militant outfit Thursday threatened those involved in the illegal trade of coal, timber and stone from two Arunachal Pradesh districts. Police say it is headed ... Read more...

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China mulls death penalty for ‘gutter oil’ crimes


February 24th, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China will intensify its crackdown on illegal "gutter oil" trade and give the death penalty in serious offences, the government said Thursday.The courts must give full ... Read more...

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Over 6,200 poultry culled after fresh flu in Tripura


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 2 (IANS) Over 6,200 poultry birds and ducks were culled in Tripura after reports of a fresh outbreak of bird flu, officials said here Thursday.The culling was done ... Read more...

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‘Small negative list can take India-Pakistan trade to $6 bn’


December 16th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) A "small" negative list of trade items between India and Pakistan, likely to be effective in February 2012, can increase their bilateral trade to around $6 ... Read more...

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Panchayat orders Rs.5,000 fine on spurious liquor sellers


November 28th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) A panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district has decided to slap a penalty of Rs.5,000 on those who sell and consume spurious liquor, a villager ... Read more...

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Three held with fake currency worth Rs.1 lakh


November 18th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 18 (IANS) Three men linked to a fake currency racket in Uttar Pradesh and its adjoining states have been arrested with counterfeit Indian notes worth Rs.1 lakh here, ... Read more...

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Two held with leopard skin in Uttar Pradesh


November 17th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) Two poachers were nabbed with a leopard's skin in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur district, police said Thursday.Kasim and Shaqeel Ahmad, both in their early thirties, were nabbed ... Read more...

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40 illegal firearms seized, three held


November 10th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 9 (IANS) over 40 firearms were recovered from an illegal manufacturing unit unearthed in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district Wednesday following the arrest of three youths who used to ... Read more...

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India faces huge donor crunch in liver transplants: Experts


October 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India is facing a huge donor crunch in liver transplants -- of the nearly 20,000 needy patients, only 500 are able to get them, according ... Read more...

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Goa to have wireless trackers on ore-laden trucks


September 19th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The Goa government is mulling installing radio frequency identification (RFI) devices on ore-ferrying trucks in a bid to curb illegal mining in the state, chief minister ... Read more...

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Pirated CDs’ cache seized in Uttar Pradesh


September 15th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, over 40,000 pirated CDs and DVDs of latest Bollywood films and music albums were seized during a raid in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia ... Read more...

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Arms smuggler held with 18 pistols


September 12th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) An inter-state arms smuggler was arrested with 18 pistols in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district, police said Monday.Pappu Mahaveer Singh, 34, was arrested late Sunday in Nawada ... Read more...

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Singapore doctors promote organ donation


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A team of doctors from Singapore on a visit here said Saturday that people should not hesitate in donating kidney and liver to help the ... Read more...

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Two arrested with Rs.1 crore-worth heroin


August 20th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Two drug peddlers, who operated in various states of the country, were Saturday arrested in Uttar Pradesh with heroin worth over Rs.1 crore, police said.The two ... Read more...

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East Asia drives trade in wildlife parts, says report


July 28th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) East Asian markets drive illegal trade in wildlife parts, claims a new report.Wildlife trade is becoming increasingly organised, strengthened by antiquated laws, a Wildlife Conservation Society ... Read more...

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Personal data on Russians being sold in malls


June 26th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Electronic databases that contain personal details about Russian citizens as well as "state secrets" are being sold illegally in Moscow's shopping malls, police said.The Federal ... Read more...

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Minor girl’s body found, police suspect human sacrifice


June 13th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), June 12 (IANS) A minor girl was found dead with one of her kidneys missing in this Uttar Pradesh district, police said Sunday, adding that it could ... Read more...

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Three poachers held in Uttar Pradesh


June 6th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), June 6 (IANS) Three poachers were arrested here with around 30 tortoises meant for smuggling, police said Monday.The three men were nabbed Sunday night from Baradari area ... Read more...

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Thailand seizes 451 turtles smuggled into plane luggage


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai airport customs officials discovered and seized 451 turtles packed into several suitcases after arriving from Bangladesh, officials said Thursday.Director-General Prasong Poontanet of the Thai Customs Department ... Read more...

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Rs.200,000 counterfeit currency found, one held


May 24th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), May 24 (IANS) In the second such incident here in a fortnight, counterfeit currency worth Rs.200,000 has been recovered and a man arrested for smuggling fake money, Punjab ... Read more...

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Law, environment ministers to rework wildlife act amendment


May 20th, 2011 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday asked the law and environment ministers to rework amendments to the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 that ensures tougher punishment and ... Read more...

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Illegal trade of placenta unearthed in China


May 7th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Human placentas are being illegally sold for 20 yaun (about $3) each at a hospital in southern China, a media report said Saturday. Placentas are considered ... Read more...

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Children used for smuggling across India-Bangladesh border


April 22nd, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) Sympathy is a very strong tool used by smugglers across the India-Bangladesh border. It is the prime reason why children are extensively used to ... Read more...

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Woman gets five-year jail for trading in tiger parts


April 7th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A court in Uttar Pradesh has sentenced a woman to five years and three months of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs.50,000 for ... Read more...

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Man held with antique idol worth Rs.3 cr


April 1st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) A man has been arrested in Mau area of Uttar Pradesh with an antique Buddha idol worth around Rs.3 crore that was stolen from Bihar a ... Read more...

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Chinese relics illegally sold online


March 21st, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Valuable Chinese relics are now finding their way outside the country through a growing illegal online business, a media report said Monday.The State Administration of Cultural ... Read more...

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Court tips on traffic scenario after Blueline buses exit


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday ordered the complete phaseout of privately-owned Blueline buses, blamed for accidents in the capital, by June 2012. It also gave ... Read more...

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College students among six held with Rs.1 crore heroin


February 28th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) Six people, including college students from Ghaziabad and Noida, involved in a drug-peddling racket have been arrested here with heroin worth around Rs.1 crore, police said ... Read more...

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Two women held with cannabis worth Rs.3 crore


February 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Two women drug peddlers, who operated in various states of the country, were arrested in this Uttar Pradesh district Thursday with cannabis worth around Rs.3 crore, ... Read more...

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Woman arrested with 85 tortoises


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) A woman from Bihar was arrested here Tuesday with 85 tortoises but two of her aides escaped, police said.Asha Mandal, 42, was nabbed from Mianganj area ... Read more...

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