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Explosion near Embassy of Israel in Delhi

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New Delhi: There was a low intensity blast near the Embassy of Israel at APJ Abdul Kalam road and not far from Vijay Chowk where the Beating Retreat ceremony was underway shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday 29 January 2021.

The spot where the explosion occurred is in the high security zone and is neither far from the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

While glasses and windscreens of vehicles parked near the blast site were shattered no casualty or injury has been reported.

Bomb disposal squad and forensic team had immediately reached the spot. The Delhi Fire Service received a call informing about the blast at 5.10 p.m, according to a fire department official.

Delhi Police targets drug peddlers supplying heroin in Delhi-NCR

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New Delhi: From arrests made and FIRs registered by the Delhi Police over the last one month, it is obvious that the Union capital has become a hub for drug peddlers, who are receiving consignment of heroin, from Bareily in Uttar Pradesh, which is close to the Nepal border, and were having links in West Bengal and Assam, two Indian States sharing border with Bangladesh.

In order to combat the drug menace, the officials of Narcotics Squad of South-East District of Delhi Police is presently engaged in building “specific information” about the supply of heroin in the Delhi/NCR region. According to the Police, the Information about the movement of drugs in Delhi is being developed through technical intelligence and local informers.

The Police team earlier this week (first week of August 2018) gathered information about some notorious drug dealers who were involved in the supply of Heroin in Delhi/NCR.

Technical and human surveillance was mounted on the movement of the members of the drug cartels by the Police and during surveillance it was gathered that a gang was using private cars to transport the contraband in Delhi/NCR.

On 1 August 2018,the Police team laid a trap at C. V. Raman Marg, Taimoor Nagar, and at about 3:15 am, a Hyundai Creta car (with No. DL-3CCN-xxxx), which was coming from Maharani Bagh side, was signalled to stop but instead of slowing down, the vehicle the driver sped past and tried to escape but the car was intercepted with the help of barricades and its driver and a co-passenger, both were overpowered.

The Police has recovered 270 gm of heroin from the possession of the accused Tajuddin, alias Ali, 100 gm heroin from Mohd. Suman, alias Allauddin and 350 gm heroin from their car. A total of 720 gram heroin was recovered from their exclusive possession. An FIR (No. 196/18), under Sections 21/25/29 NDPS Act, has been registered on 1 August 2018 by the New Friends Colony police station and both the accused have been arrested.

During sustained interrogation, the accused disclosed that they originally belong to Bengal and presently were residing in Taimoor Nagar. They came in contact with few inter-state drug dealers who allured them to join the illegal drug peddling business for a quick buck. Accused persons further disclosed that they used to procure drugs from one Sheru from Bawana who used to receive the consignment from Bareilly (UP) from other illegal sources. The drug was then being sold to dealers in Delhi/NCR area.

Recently on 7 July, the Special cell of Lodhi Colony in New Delhi received specific information from a police informer at 11.30 am that a person by the name of Binod, who was a resident of Assam was coming, along with his colleague Riyazuddin of Bareily in Uttar Pradesh, with a big consignment of heroin procured from another person from Assam, who was identified as Maina for delivering it to one Nasir near the Rohini Sector 18 Metro station.

A Police team reached the identified spot from where both the accused Binod Rajbongshi, resident of Gagaghat district in Assam and Riyazuddin of Mustafanagar, Bareily were taken into custody and from their possession 4 kg of heroin was seized (1.5 kg from Binod and 2.560 kg from Riyazuddin).

68th Republic Day celebrated with grand parade showcasing India’s military might

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39 Gorkha Training Centre Contingent passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.
39 Gorkha Training Centre Contingent passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

New Delhi: The 68th Republic Day was celebrated today with a grand parade showcasing India’s military might in the capital and with the unfurling of tricolor and ceremonial marchpast across all Indian States.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Chief Guest of the Republic Day, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on January 26, 2017.

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the Chief Guest at this year’s parade, which was witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd of thousands along the Rajpath.

Earlier President Pranab Mukherjee unfurled the National flag at the historic Rajpath this morning. The flag hoisting was followed by the national anthem played with a 21 gun salute.

The President also gave away Ashok Chakra -the country’s highest gallantry award during peace time – (Posthumous) to Havaldar Hangpan Dada for selfless service to the nation. It was received by his wife Chasen Lowang Dada.

Look at Indian diaspora not merely as numbers but also as our strength: Narendra Modi

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For years the term “brain drain” has been in vogue. But if we look at the diaspora as our strength we can convert this into “brain gain. -Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi today. Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and the Ministers of State for External Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh and M.J. Akbar are also seen.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi today. Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and the Ministers of State for External Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh and M.J. Akbar are also seen.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra with the message that the nation should look at Indian diaspora not merely as numbers but as our strength.

The PM was speaking at a special function here to mark the opening of the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra. He said that the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri was an apt occasion for such an event. He said Mahatma Gandhi had left India, but the call of the nation had brought him back.

Modi said that for years the term “brain drain” has been in vogue. But if we look at the diaspora as our strength we can convert this into “brain gain.”

The Prime Minister said that at a time when the world is keen to engage with India, the “fear of the unknown” can be the biggest obstacle but the Indian diaspora can help us overcome this.

Emphasizing the importance of connecting with the diaspora, Modi recalled how former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had initiated the concept of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which has been continued by successive governments.

The Prime Minister said that India, and especially the Ministry of External Affairs, has done significant humanitarian work in the last two years. He noted how not just Indians, but citizens of many other countries have been rescued from conflict and disaster zones.

The Prime Minister said that India has never attacked another nation and went on to recall the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers while protecting foreign lands in the two world wars, and added that the world must recognize this sacrifice.

The Prime Minister visited the exhibition on “Gandhi – Ek Pravasi” and launched a booklet on Yoga Protocol for Diabetes control. He also distributed prizes to winners of the ‘Know India’ Quiz.