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Tamil Nadu: Man hides gold worth Rs 15 lakh in custom-made underwear, arrested at Trichy airport | WATCH

The gold paste was treated with chemicals and was 24 karat gold weighing 301 gm which is worth Rs 15.32 lakh.

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The Customs officials at the Trichy airport in Tamil Nadu nabbed a smuggler flying from Singapore for hiding gold paste worth Rs 15 lakh in custom-made underwear.

The video of the same is doing rounds on the internet wherein the Customs Officials could be seen unveiling the underwear and taking out the gold paste from it. Reports said the man was busted during the interception.

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The man was travelling from Singapore to Trichy via an Indigo aircraft, a report in India Today said. The report further said the gold packet was concealed between two layers of cloth stitched together. The paste was treated with chemicals and was 24 karat gold weighing 301 gm which is worth Rs 15.32 lakh.

There have been several arrests made for overseas gold smuggling this year. Earlier, Customs officers seized 12 kg of gold from a group of Sudanese passengers at the Mumbai airport. The gold recovered from the smugglers was worth Rs 5.38 crore.

Reports said gold was hidden in a belt which was specially designed to smuggle the metal. The belt was worn by one of the passengers and was busted after officials sensed something illegal.

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In another incident, Customs Officials nabbed two men from Kozhikode, Kerala at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru who attempted to smuggle gold worth Rs 97.4 lakh concealed in custom-made underwear.

Reports stated that one of the accused men landed from Abu Dhabi on Sunday, while the other landed a few hours earlier. The first man was caught smuggling 918 grams of gold worth Rs 47.3 lakh, while the second man was nabbed with 966 grams of gold worth Rs 50.08 lakh, reports said.

Apart from smuggling gold, there have been several reports of drug smuggling being busted at different International airports in India.

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17-year-old Chennai footballer dies due to medical negligence, doctors suspended

Family members and friends of the football player halted the van in front of the mortuary at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital and demanded the doctors’ arrest for allegedly performing a botched surgery.

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17-year-old Chennai footballer dies due to medical negligence, doctors suspended

A 17-year-old footballer died in Chennai today allegedly due to medical negligence. The incident happened after she underwent surgery at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai for a ligament tear on her right leg.

According to the reports, Priya underwent arthroscopic surgery at the Periyar Government Peripheral Hospital on November 7 where she was transferred to Rajiv Gandhi Hospital. However, after her family shifted her to RGGGH then they got to know the surgery at the first hospital had gone wrong. So, the doctors at RGGGH said she had to undergo amputation.

On Monday, the doctors performed another surgery to remove tissue and since then she had been in an unconscious state. The family said Priya woke up and met her brother and mother in the ICU but died at 7:15 am due to multi-organ failure.

Family members and friends of the football player halted the van in front of the mortuary at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital and demanded the doctors’ arrest for allegedly performing a botched surgery.

Two doctors at a government hospital have been suspended and the police are investigating the case. Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramaniam assured that legal action would be taken against the doctors.

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Minister Subramaniam said It’s an irreparable loss. The surgery was fine but the compression bandage was put so tight that it stopped blood circulation. We’ve also initiated a police investigation and suspended two doctors.

State’s BJP chief Annamalai also expressed condolences on her demise. He said he is shocked to know footballer Priya died during the wrong treatment. He said he expresses his condolences to the family.

Slamming the DMK-led government, the BJP chief said the government should provide a government job for the family member and grant a solatium of Rs 2 crore. He said every department is destroyed in this DMK regime in disappointing that the medical department has joined that list.

The ruling DMK government has also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family.

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At least 5 killed in fire at fireworks godown in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai, rescue operation underway

Police officials, along with two fire tenders rushed to the spot immediately to douse the fire.

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At least 5 killed in fire at fireworks godown in Tamil Nadu's Madurai, rescue operation underway

At least five people were killed in a fire at a fireworks godown in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai. The incident happened at Thirumangalam in the Madurai district on Thursday.

According to the reports, the locals informed the police about the incident. Police officials, along with two fire tenders rushed to the spot immediately to douse the fire.

The senior police officer from the Sindupatty police station said the cause of the fire is yet to be known, however, prima facie states it to be an accidental fire.

Another official said the death toll may increase as the chances of more bodies being trapped inside the debris are higher. He said the debris is being cleared as they have heard that many bodies are dismembered. Identification of the deceased are difficult, he said.

The police said the investigation is currently underway.

Earlier today, eight Indians among ten people were killed after a fire broke out in a garage in the Maldives. The fire broke out in the M. Nirufehi area near the Maaveyo Mosque around 12:30 am, however, the cause of the fire is not known.

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Tamil Nadu: Rowdies beat up man who reached to pick up his daughter from college in Madurai, 6 arrested | WATCH

Tamil Nadu BJP spokesperson SG Surya hit out at the DMK government in the state, terming the incident as ‘horrific’.

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Tamil Nadu: Rowdies beat up man who reached to pick up his daughter from college in Madurai , 6 arrested| WATCH

A shocking video has surfaced from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, in which some rowdy boys are seen chasing and beating up a man in front of a women’s college.

The incident happened on November 2, after the video of which has now gone viral, the police have arrested 6 people in this case.

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According to the information received, this incident happened near Sri Meenakshi Government Arts College for Women located in Madurai. Here P Senthamil Pandian, a 50-year-old man from  Aruldosspuram, had come to take his daughter home from college. These youth had allegedly barged in the college and were teasing girl students.

According to police reports, at around 3:30 pm, on October 30, when the girls were leaving the college, a funeral procession was taking place near the college gate. When the girls passed from there, many youth started dancing and singing and even eve-teased many of them. When Senthamilan interrupted these youth, some of them beat him up and pushed him away.

After the video of this case surfaced, the police administration was surrounded by questions. Tamil Nadu BJP spokesperson SG Surya hit out at the DMK government in the state, terming the incident as ‘horrific’.

He tweeted, that as we say time and again MK Stalin is the weakest CM of Tamil Nadu ever. Law and order has collapsed as he neither inspires nor is vigilant against miscreants, Suryah tweets.

At the same time, the Commissioner of Police of Madurai said that so far 6 people have been arrested in the incident. A case has been registered against the woman under sections 341, 308, 506 (ii) and Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act.

In a recent incident that happened in the national capital was men climbing over the walls to get into Miranda House College during an open fest. What followed was horrible. Cat-calling, groping, sexist sloganeering and more. 

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