The Directorate of Revenue and Intelligence (DRI) ran a three-day long operation codenamed “Operation Calypso” to bust an international drugs smuggling racket.
Cocaine was concealed in a steam press iron from Trinidad and Tobago to Mumbai. Cocaine weighing 504 grams worth Rs3 crore to Rs4 crore in international market.
Investigations have also revealed that this syndicate smuggled multiple consignments of cocaine in the past; the total quantity of cocaine smuggled via the same modus operandi is over 3.3kg since August 2020, valued at over Rs20 crore.
DRI, Mumbai, had received an intelligence input from a reliable source about cocaine being smuggled to Mumbai from Trinidad and Tobago.
Twitter has submitted a written apology to a joint parliamentary committee for incorrectly showing Ladakh as part of China.
The panel, which is examining the Personal Data Protection Bill, had pulled up Twitter last month when its representatives appeared before it to present their views on the legislation.
The representatives of Twitter had then apologised, but the panel took the view that an oral apology was not enough and asked the company to submit an affidavit.
While the representatives of Twitter had told the panel that the company respects the sensitivities of India. It felt that Twitter’s location setting showing Ladakh in China amounted to a criminal offense.
The Karnataka cabinet has approved the proposal to form the state’s 31st district - Vijayanagara, which will be carved out of Ballari district in the northern part of the state.
It was earlier reported that of the 11 taluks in Ballari, five taluks — Ballari, Kurugodu, Siraguppa, Sandur, and Kudligi — will be part of Ballari while six taluks — Hosapete, Kampli, Hagaribommanahalli, Kottur, Hadagali, and Harappanahalli — will constitute Vijayanagara district.
The government contended that the creation of a new Vijayanagara district will help promote tourism especially in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi. It was once the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.