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Drug trafficking funds terrorism & instigates political violence in South Asia: INCB report

Drug trafficking funds terrorism & instigates political violence in South Asia: INCB report

New Delhi, April 15 (UNI) Underscoring the growing use of drug trafficking proceeds to fund terrorism, aid armed groups, and instigate political violence in the South Asia region, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said on Monday that narco-terrorism appears to be an increasing problem in the region.
“Seizures of heroin in South Asia have seen an overall increase in the past decade,” it said adding that India accounted for the largest share (two-thirds) of the heroin seized in South Asia in the period 2017–2021, followed by Sri Lanka, at 23 per cent, and Bangladesh, at 7 per cent.
The average annual seizures of heroin in South Asia along the southern route have increased to the extent that the total quantities of heroin and morphine originating in Afghanistan that are seized along that route are now larger than those seized along the northern route, the INCB report said.

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Leh-bound SpiceJet flight lands back to Delhi after bird hit

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26 May 2024 | 10:11 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) A Leh-bound SpiceJet flight from Delhi on Sunday returned soon after take-off after one of its engines was hit by a bird.

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Indian Embassy in Laos rescues 13 Indians trapped in fake job racket

Indian Embassy in Laos rescues 13 Indians trapped in fake job racket

26 May 2024 | 6:20 PM

New Delhi/Vientiane, May 26 (UNI) The Indian Embassy in Laos has rescued and repatriated 13 Indians who were duped into working for fake job rackets that forced them to act as cyber criminals. With this, 428 Indians have been rescued so far from Laos, the embassy said, and warned Indians against getting duped by such job rackets.

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Cyclone Remal to hit WB coast; heavy rain & high winds expected: IMD

Cyclone Remal to hit WB coast; heavy rain & high winds expected: IMD

26 May 2024 | 3:28 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) Severe cyclonic storm ‘Remal’ over the North Bay of
Bengal is expected to intensify further and cross the Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts by midnight today with maximum sustained wind speeds of 110-120 kmph, the India Meteorogical Department said on Sunday.

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Delhi Fire: PM announces ex-gratia

Delhi Fire: PM announces ex-gratia

26 May 2024 | 2:49 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) After a tragic fire claimed the lives of 6 newborns in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced assistance for the families of each bereaved, and Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena directed the Chief Secretary to institute an inquiry.

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Cyclone Remal: Indian Navy gears up to provide humanitarian, disaster relief

Cyclone Remal: Indian Navy gears up to provide humanitarian, disaster relief

26 May 2024 | 12:44 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) The Indian Navy has initiated preparatory actions, following existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), to mount a credible Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) response in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal.

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