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Four Canadians held while escaping through Bangladesh border

Kolkata : Four Canadians involved in credit card fraud have been apprehended in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district while trying to sneak out through the Bangladesh border, the Border Security Force (BSF) said Thursday.

Muralitharan, Prakash, Sugananthan and Chandramohan from Ontario were on bail after police in Chennai arrested them in connection with ATM and credit card fraud earlier this year.


Assam, Nagaland agree to resolve border crisis: Rijiju

Guwahati : Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Thursday said a joint mechanism would be worked out soon to defuse prevailing tension along the border between Assam and Nagaland.

Rijiju, who held a meeting here with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T. R. Zeliang, told media that the central government would extend all possible support to both the state governments.

"We want early restoration of peace and tranquility in the violence-affected areas. The central government would extend all possible help towards this end," he said.

Delhi cops got a personal I-Day message from PM

By Alok Singh,

New Delhi : About 50,000 personnel of Delhi Police got an Independence Day surprise last Friday - a personal message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Reaching out to the Delhi Police rank and file - who are out on duty irrespective of national holidays and festivals - the Prime Minister's Office has launched a new initiative of sending greeting messages on such days. The exercise was begun with the 68th Independence Day celebrations.


Heroin seized, Myanmarese national held in Mizoram

Aizawl : Officials of the Mizoram excise and narcotics department have arrested a Myanmarese national and seized 44 grams of heroin, estimated to be worth about Rs.4 lakh, from him, an official said here Thursday.

"The contraband was seized from two locations in Aizawl city and its outskirts and Thangkhuma, 28, a Myanmarese national, was arrested Wednesday," an official of the state excise and narcotics department said.

Thangkhuma has been booked under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

Check crimes against women: NHRC to Gurgaon police

New Delhi : The NHRC has issued notice to the Gurgaon police commissioner over the increasing number of crimes against women.

Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports that indicated a rise in kidnapping, rape and murder of women in the satellite city of Delhi, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked for a report within four weeks.

"The Commission has observed that the reports, if true, raise an issue of the state's failure to protect its subjects, particularly the girl child, who were being kidnapped, raped and murdered," NHRC said in a statement Thursday.


Saradha scam: East Bengal official denied bail

Kolkata : A city court Thursday rejected East Bengal Football Club official Debabrata Sarkar's bail plea and remanded him to CBI custody till Aug 26 in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.

The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Haradhan Mukhopadhyay also sent scam kingpin Sudipta Sen to CBI's custody till Aug 26 in a fresh case related to the scam.


Rajnath to visit flood-hit UP areas Friday

New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh will Friday visit the flood-hit areas of eastern Uttar Pradesh to review the situation, officials said.

Home ministry officials said the minister will visit Gorakhpur to review the flood situation.

Rajnath Singh is scheduled to meet local officials and will also do an aerial survey of the affected areas.

Flood water from the Rapti river entered eight villages in Deoria district and also affected several other areas in the Gorakhpur-Basti zone Tuesday.


Indian employees feel they save less for post-retirement life: Survey

Chennai : A large proportion of Indian non-government employees recognise the need to save more for their post-retirement life but they admit they are saving less that what is ideal, says a new survey.

Seventy-eight percent of Indian employees recognise they will need to save more for retirement, according to the Global Benefits Attitudes Survey conducted by global professional services company Towers Watson.


Around 200 tonnes of gold will enter India via grey route in 2014: WGC

New Delhi : Out of the total gold import demand in India in 2014, more than 200 tonnes -- almost 20 percent -- would be served by the grey market, a top official of the World Gold Council said here Thursday.

"The total demand in 2014 is estimated to be between 850-950 tonnes, out of which upwards of 200 tonnes is likely to be served by the grey market," said Somasundaram P.R., managing director (India), World Gold Council.


'Safety of women tourists top priority'

New Delhi : Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik Thursday said the safety and security of all tourists, especially women, remains the top priority of the government and the ministry is framing guidelines for state governments to ensure this.

Speaking at the inaugural session of the day-long "State Tourism Ministers Conference" here, Naik said in-bound tourism has shown growth since June 2014 and foreign tourist arrivals grew by 9 percent.