Kareem Lala, who was the mastermind behind the Rs. 32,000 crore counterfeit (or nakli) stamp paper scam has died. This infamous scam operated in 18 states and over 70 towns with more than 300 agents to sell these forged stamp paper.
Would you believe this – his customers included: banks, stock brokerage companies and insurance firms. He got his start forging passports and visas to the innocent public, and over the years saw his operation expand.
Besides the size of the scam, one is left to wonder how the growing scam was not caught.
Source: Times of India
- 31 Oct 2017
In a major strategic breakthrough, India shipped wheat for the first time to Afghanistan by using Iran’s Chabahar port, one in which it is providing major financial and technical assistance. This bypasses the land route through Pakistan completely and leaves Pakistan isolated for good.
Over many years, Pakistan has blocked every request for a land access to Afghanistan but with Iran’s Chabahar port operational, both Afghanistan and India have alternatives to engage in trade and Pakistan is totally out of the picture for good.
Source: The Hindu
- 30 Oct 2017
The government now plans to spend heavily on massive infrastructure development, nearly Rs. 7 lakh crores to build and upgrade roads and bridges, to boost the economy and to create employment.
The plan is to build nearly 90,000 kilometers of roads to connect 17 states and 40+ major metros-economic corridors. It includes super highway, border and coastal roads.
Funds will be generated from loans, public investment and government funds.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 29 Oct 2017
Adopted 3 year old Indian girl Sherin Mathews (original name Saraswati) dies after Keralite christian father forced her to stand outside at 3:00 am as punishment.
What was her mistake – she refused to drink milk. The girl went missing for two weeks and then she was found dead.
She was adopted from a orphanage in Bihar, and the officials there say she was once abandoned in the bushes by her birth parents most likely.
THE CHILD HAD A SHORT BUT TRAGIC LIFE…
Source: Buzz feed
- 28 Oct 2017
The Indian Air Force (IAF) landed the several fighter jets and the massive C130 transport plane on the Agra-Lucknow highway. These are practice and training drills to be ready for war and conflict situations both external and internal, disaster and humanitarian relief situations.
Over 12 highways have been marked for this exercises, some of which are in areas subject to heavy floods and cyclone and flooding, and the moaist affected red districts.
Hope the need to use this capability never arises, but AMAZING WHAT A SIGHT TO SEE THIS!
Source: Zee News
- 26 Oct 2017
Our security forces operating in Jammu & Kashmir made a public hit list of high profile terrorists being targeted. Most on the hit list have been eliminated… we can well imagine the well deserved pressure those terrorists would be under once their names appeared on the list. Our security forces have been given freedom and have used much creativity in going after their targets as well as protecting themselves, but still have had many martyrs sadly. This year so far alone, the success rate has been high with more than 150 of the 250+ terrorists in J&K have been eliminated, and the chase is on for the others.
Along with much more aggressive border policing and retaliation against Pakistan, crackdown on the funding to the terror network, the crackdown has been soooooooo intense that many say now must be THE WORST TIME TO BE A TERRORIST OR TERROR NETWORK IN KASHMIR.
Great job and hoping for your continued success to allow India to win this war for good.
- 25 Oct 2017
In Mewat, Haryana’s Muslim dominated region, cow beef is reportedly widely available. Cops say that, “cows are slaughtered in almost every house in Mewat, the reason for easy availability of beef biryani.” This is both sad as for Hindus – the cow is sacred, and shocking – because Haryana has amongst the most strict laws against cow slaughter where this is happening.
The cow beef vendors who sell biryani say, they can earn Rs. 3,000 to 3,500 per day. Regulars, all locals, prefer cow beef biryani to mutton and other beef. The police, government and Gau Rakshaks are aware. Many many FIRs have been files and surprise police raids have been conducted.
It is learnt that some activists from this area have filed cases in the Haryana high court claiming such food to be “traditional and religious“, – which must be a first.
Gau Rakshaks have not given up, but have committed to legally both fight this case and also go after the illegal slaughter business.
Source: India Today
- 24 Oct 2017
In a first of its kind, the city of Jodhpur organised a 21 km (or half marathon) was to salute the soldiers of the Border Security Force (BSF), and in addition less intense races for children, women and the general public. The BSF monitors the 6,500 km India-Pakistan border along with other divisions of the Indian Army. Additional several thousands of kilometers of border with Bangladesh, Nepal, China and in the North-East are also monitored by the BSF, Indian Army and others. The BSF has seen nearly 2,000 of its soldiers martyred and hundreds more injured. This race was to thank and salute the BSF for their service to the nation, to inspire patriotism and support unity efforts.
Source: DNA India
- 23 Oct 2017
News reports say that the Supreme Court order on the Diwali firecracker ban mentions “Diwali” in almost every paragraph and in a few instances “Dussehra”.
They have had UNILATERIAL RULINGS – REALLY RESTRICTIONS on Dahi Handi of Krishna Janmasthmi, during Holi and the Jallikattu (bull-hugging race). People feel that Hindu festivals are being unfairly targeted and these rulings are either stopping their celebrations or taking joy out of them. Social media where people are really angry about this most recent and all earlier restrictions, they have listed many instances of intolerance of Hindu culture.
Diwali firecrackers are arguably a small part of the pollution, while many other aspects – car and bus traffic, construction, fires from nearby states all account for huge pollution in Delhi. The honorable Supreme Court has taken the easiest and most controversial step with this firecracker ban – with no scientific backup. Does the Court care about people’s sentiments? Most people would say – they do not based on views expressed in various media…
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 20 Oct 2017
After Supreme Court ban of selling firecrackers in Diwali, a big shock and a redo from last year, no secular opposition politician – Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamta Bannerjee, other leaders, chief ministers – BSP, Samajwadi Party, etc. etc. – no one has said anything. Why this loud silence? The media (english media) is also mostly quiet or supportive of banning Diwali fireworks…
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 19 Oct 2017