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Customs 'carefully guarding' NRI's seized sex toys
Report dated 09/10/2011 @ 8:03 PM
An NRI woman film-maker in Hollywood was stopped by Mumbai Airport Customs who seized vibrators, feather sex toys, edible and seductive lingerie and sex games valued at some Rs.2.4 lakhs. They also seized gold jewellery, purses and an iPad.
The NRI told officials she was in India for her daughter's wedding in Chennai. They released her after her statement was recorded and told her to report to them the next day. She has not reported yet, making authorities believe she may have gone back to the US.
Authorities said if it were just the sex toys that were seized, they would have been destroyed 15 days after the seizure if the woman failed to report. As it is Customs are unable to destroy the sex toys kept safely in a locker at the Customs warehouse.
The authorities now plan to send officials to the woman's Chennai address mentioned on her passport, and serve a notice.
If she does not respond to that, the department will initiate proceedings to dispose of the confiscated items.
Ravana worshipped on Dussera in Madhya Pradesh
Report dated 06/10/2011 @ 7:01 PM
Ravana is traditionally the arch rival of the venerated Hindu God Rama. In various districts of Madhya Pradesh however, during the Hindu festival of Dussera, the effigy of Ravana is not burned as is done elsewhere. In Madhya Pradesh people welcome the demon king with ten heads.
Earlier, Ravana was, in some areas, worshipped only during marriages, now however he is also revered on Dussera.
It is not surprising that Ravana who is considered evil in Indian practice is in fact also venerated. People remember him not just for his abduction of Sita but also as one with wisdom and knowledge and a devotee of the God Shiva.
In Madhya Pradesh, Ravana will be mourned on Dussera. Prayers will be said in temples and offerings made to him.
One clan, the Dave Godhas, claims they are direct descendants of Ravana and pay obeisance to him.
Road rage: infuriated woman has driver killed
Report dated 05/10/2011 @ 6:53 PM
Woman driver Mukesh Kumari's car was allegedly obstructed by another car in Panchsheel Nagar, Ghaziabad. She asked the driver of the other vehicle to allow her to pass but he could not because of a traffic jam.
An agitated Mrs Kumari called her son Narender, who allegedly shot the driver Pinto 35, who was then rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Mrs Kumari and her son Narender have gone missing and their vehicle has been seized by the police.
58% in India have no toilet facilities
Report dated 03/10/2011 @ 7:10 PM
Speaking at a meeting organised by the Hunger Project, rural development minister Jairam Ramesh reminded people on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, that the prevailing open defecation in many parts of the country puts India to shame, as no other country in the world has some 60 percent of women who have to answer nature's call literally in the lap of nature.
Minister Ramesh called on the active involvement of all parties concerned, including women panchayat representatives to sensitise people in creating awareness on public hygiene. Women do not have access to hygiene. India still lags behind in basic amenities even as there is no shortage of funds, but the money needs to be tracked and monitored.
India accounts for 58 percent of all open defecations in the world.
IPS officer who took on Narendra Modi arrested
Report dated 02/10/2011 @ 4:49 AM
Gujarat's top cop Sanjeev Bhatt, who openly challenged Chief Minister Narendra Modi by accusing him of wanting to teach Muslims a 'lesson' after the 2002 Godhra train attack, joined the Indian Police Service in 1988 after he graduated from IIT Mumbai.
Now age 47, Bhatt who heads the State Reserve Police Training Centre, filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing Modi and casting doubts about the functioning of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team into the riots that followed the train burning.
Bhatt has also served in various capacities in the state. He served as deputy commissioner of the State Intelligence Bureau in Gandhinagar where he kept tabs on internal security, border and coastal security and was also entrusted with the security of the Chief Minister.
In his affidavit Bhatt states that during his tenure he and other senior officials were told to lie low during the disturbances.
The ghastly train burning affair led to communal violence that left over 2000 people dead.
Now Bhatt has been arrested in connection with an FIR filed against him by police constable KD Pant, for allegedly threatening and forcing him to sign a 'false' affidavit about a high-level meeting called by Narendra Modi in 2002. Bhatt was also served a chargesheet by the Gujarat home department in connection with his alleged unauthorised absence from duty for the last ten months.