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Man from Odisha held for selling ganja chocolates in Hyderabad

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Man from Odisha held for selling ganja chocolates in Hyderabad

A man from Odisha, Ananta Kumar Barak, has been arrested in Hyderabad for selling Ganja chocolates. The police seized 140 ganja chocolates from his shop in Balanagar area. This incident is part of a series of seizures involving migrant workers from Odisha selling ganja-laced chocolates in Hyderabad.

Ananta Kumar Barak was caught selling ganja chocolates to labourers and students in Balanagar area of Hyderabad. The police raided his shop and found 140 ganja chocolates. They discovered that many migrant workers from Odisha are involved in bringing these chocolates to Hyderabad for illegal distribution among vulnerable groups.

It has been revealed that migrant workers from Odisha distribute the ganja chocolates for free initially, targeting co-workers and students. Once the individuals become addicted, they start selling the chocolates at a price of Rs 20 each, containing 14 per cent ganja leaf extract. This illegal trade has been on the rise in Hyderabad recently.

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Over the past few months, the police have seized ganja-laced chocolates in various locations across Hyderabad. Workers from Odisha have been caught selling these chocolates near schools and construction sites. The recent cases include seizures of 41.5 kg of ganja chocolates, with individuals from Balasore in Odisha being the main suspects.

In one incident, a worker from Balasore was caught selling 3.6 kg of ganja chocolates in Kokapet. In another case, a worker was found selling 35.2 kg of chocolates in Ramanthapur. Additionally, two men from Uttar Pradesh were arrested for selling 2.7 kg of ganja-laced chocolates in Hafeezpet. The police are intensifying their efforts to crack down on the illegal drug trade in the city.

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BJP’s Vamsha Tilak nominated as candidate for Secunderabad Cantonment by-election

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Vamsha Tilak is BJP candidate for Secunderabad Cantonment by-election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced Dr T. N. Vamsha Tilak as its candidate for the upcoming by-election in Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly constituency. The by-election is scheduled to take place on May 13, along with the Lok Sabha polls, after the seat fell vacant following the untimely death of MLA Lasya Nanditha in a road accident.

Nanditha, who was elected in November 2023, passed away in February 2024, leading the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) to nominate her sister Nivedita as their candidate. With the main opposition party aiming to leverage the sympathy garnered post Nanditha’s demise, the election is expected to be closely contested.

Nanditha’s victory in 2023 saw her defeat BJP’s Narayanan Sri Ganesh by a notable margin of 17,169 votes. Sri Ganesh, who has since joined the Congress party, has been named as the Congress candidate for the upcoming by-election. The contest between Tilak, Nivedita, and Sri Ganesh is set to be a crucial one in the political landscape of Secunderabad Cantonment.

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Small fire erupts in Home Ministry office at North Block

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Minor fire breaks out in Home Ministry office in North Block

A fire broke out in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) office in the North Block on Tuesday morning but was quickly brought under control by the fire department. The blaze reportedly started on the second floor at IC Division.

According to the Delhi Fire Service (DFS), the fire was reported at 9.22 a.m. and seven fire tenders were deployed to the scene. By 9.35 a.m., the flames were extinguished, averting a major disaster in the government building.

The fire reportedly originated in a Xerox machine, computers, and some documents within the office. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the authorities.

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This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety measures in all workplaces, especially in government offices where sensitive documents and equipment are stored. It also highlights the swift response and efficiency of the fire department in handling such emergencies.

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Woman arrested for selling stolen SUVs in Bihar and Jharkhand

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Woman held for selling stolen SUVs in Bihar, Jharkhand

In a recent operation by Delhi Police, a 37-year-old woman named Lovely Singh was arrested for selling stolen luxury SUVs in Jharkhand and Bihar. She was apprehended from Patliputra in Bihar, leading to the recovery of nine SUVs, including Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Alcazar.

The arrest of Lovely came after her husband, Govind, was apprehended last year with a stolen Maruti Brezza. Govind disclosed that Lovely was involved in receiving stolen vehicles from Delhi and selling them in Bihar and Jharkhand. After efforts to trace her, she was declared a proclaimed offender by the Court.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Apoorva Gupta stated that Lovely was arrested on April 3 this year and revealed during interrogation that she had a background in working in an insurance company before getting involved in the sale and purchase of stolen vehicles. She and her husband started engaging in this illegal activity after coming into contact with individuals in the industry.

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Lovely disclosed that she had been arrested in Ranchi in 2021 for a case involving stolen vehicles and robbery. To evade arrest, she would frequently change her accommodations and establish connections with auto lifters and other receivers of stolen luxury cars to continue her illicit activities. She aimed to earn easy money to meet her daily needs.

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