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Ex-US lawmaker sentenced to 18 years for drug trafficking

A former US Republican lawmaker was sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug trafficking, officials said.

Vishwas hits out at AAP leadership, says coterie can't run party

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder member Kumar Vishwashas hit out at party supremo Arvind Kejriwal, saying that the party does not belong to "a coterie of 2-3 persons" but to lakhs of its workers.

Four students held for selling drugs on campus for New Year parties

NEW DELHI: Four students from the Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Amity universities were held with a kg of hashish which they were selling to other students for the New Year's Eve celebrations, an anti-narcotics official said on Saturday.

Govind wants to create Hindu-Muslim amity through cinema

Actor Govind Namdev, known for films like "OMG - Oh My God!" and "Satya", says he wants to create peace between Hindus and Muslims through movies.

CBI busts international human trafficking racket, conduct searches

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case Under Section 120-B, 370, 420, 465, 468 & 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against three private persons,namely  Lalit David Dean, Sanjeev Raj,Varun Choudhary  And others  all  residents of Delhi & Faridabad and others on the allegations of Criminal Conspiracy, Human Trafficking, Cheating, Forgery and using Forged documents as genuine.

DCW inspects more ashrams, says 'godman' into human trafficking

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday inspected more ashrams of molestation-accused 'godman' Baba Virendra Dev Dixit in Delhi and said he might be running a human trafficking racket.

 
Punjab CM lambasts opposition for wasting public money and time by disrupting house

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday lambasted the opposition for wasting public money and precious time of the House by disrupting the Question Hour and not allowing the Assembly to function.

Punjab to bring Act to attach, seize properties of drug offenders after conviction under NDPS Act

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet today gave the nod for enactment of "Punjab Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Property Act, 2017" to enable attachment, seizure and forfeiture of properties of drug offenders.

The Punjab Victim or Their Dependents Compensation scheme 2017 approved by cabinet

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet today okayed 'The Punjab Victim or their Dependents Compensation Scheme, 2017' to compensate victims of crime, with a minimum compensation of Rs 3 lakh each to victims of acid attack.

Personally feel Majithia involved in drugs trade but can't act without evidence : Capt Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said he personally felt that Bikram Singh Majithia and some other Akali leaders may have been involved in drugs trading and trafficking in the state, but was waiting for evidence to act against them.

Rohingya crisis: India must take more initiatives, says Bangladesh

The latest Rohingya refugee crisis sparked by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state is a major security concern and India should take more initiatives to find a solution to this, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on Monday.

Rohingya issue also comes up at BSF, BGB DG-level talks

Curbing movement of Rohingya refugees, smuggling of fake Indian currency notes, narcotics and human trafficking were among the issues discussed on the first day of Director General-level border talks between Border Security Force (BSF) and the visiting delegation of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) here on Tuesday, sources said.

Eight Manipuri trafficked girls return home

Eight Manipuri girls, who were being trafficked to Singapore by members of an international gang, were rescued in Myanmar and brought home, officials said on Sunday.

Some Rohingyas are linked to ISI, Pakistani terrorists: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court not to interfere in the Rohingya issue as the move to deport them was a policy decision in the country's larger interests and that some of them were linked to Pakistani spy agency ISI and terrorist groups.

DCW forms committee for rehabilitation of trafficking victims

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has constituted a 16-member expert committee to facilitate rehabilitation of female victims of trafficking and commercial sex rackets, officials said on Friday.

Over 7,000 Indian kids trafficked a year: Satyarthi hopes Modi will act

NEW DELHI: With about 7,000 children trafficked in India every year, child rights activist and Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who set out on Monday on a Kanyakumari-Delhi "Bharat Yatra", to focus attention on the issue, hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will bring in stringent legislation to curb the menace.

Khaira takes dig at Capt Amarinder, says his government for the babus, of the babus and by babus

CHANDIGARH: The Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Friday took a jibe at Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for being absent from the state and for failing to address the issues of not only the people but even his own party MLAs.

BRICS declaration names Pakistan-based terror groups

 In a big win for India's campaign against terrorism emanating from Pakistan, the BRICS countries on Monday named the Pakistan-based groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) while calling for a comprehensive approach to combat terrorism

Wildlife trafficking is world's fourth largest illicit trade

NEW DELHI : Standing tall at $20 billion annually and still growing, the wildlife trafficking has become the world's fourth largest illicit trade, said World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on Saturday -- the Global Tiger Day.

Haryana police busted flesh trade racket in Gurugram, 10 girls arrested

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Police has busted a flesh trade racket being run under the guise of Spa in Gurugram and arrested 11 people, including 10 girls from three different Spa Centres. 

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