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Drugs worth Rs 600 crore seized from Pak boat
AHMEDABAD, April 28: The Indian Coast Guard has seized 86 kg of drugs worth Rs 600 crore from a Pakistani boat and arrested 14 persons on board the vessel off the Gujarat coast, the maritime security agency said on Sunday.The overnight operation in the Arabian Sea was carried out in coordination with the Gujarat ATS and the NCB, it said.“In a breathtaking overnight operation, Indian Coast Guard undertook an intelligence-based anti-narcotics operation at sea. Approx 86 kg of narcotics worth Rs 600 crore has been apprehended along with 14 crew from the Pakistani boat,” the agency said in a release.The Coast Guard is yet to disclose what kind of narcotic substances were recovered from the Pakistani boat.Coast Guard ships and aircraft were deployed for the operation, it said, adding that ICG ship Rajratan was used to identify the suspect boat with the help of NCB and ATS officials on board. (PTI)

Six killed, ten injured in truck-bus collision
UNNAO, (UP) April 28: Six persons were killed and ten others injured when a speeding truck collided head-on with a bus in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district on Sunday.All the injured have been sent to the district hospital for treatment and the bodies sent for a post-mortem examination.According to information, the bus was going from Unnao to Safipur. The collision was so strong that the truck turned into a mangled heap of metal.CM Yogi Adityanath has taken cognisance of the accident and has expressed condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased. He has instructed the officials to immediately reach the spot, speed up the relief work, and also ensure proper treatment of the injured. (IANS)

SP candidate from Ballia booked for ‘hate speech’
BALLIA, (UP) April 28: Police have booked Sanatan Pandey, the Samajwadi Party’s candidate from the Ballia Lok Sabha constituency, for allegedly spreading enmity and threatening the district election officer, officials said on Sunday.District officials said an FIR was lodged against Pandey over his statement to reporters on Saturday.During the interaction, Pandey can be heard saying that he had been winning the election last time but the administration cost him his victory.“I accepted my defeat last time because I didn’t want to challenge the EC,” he told the reporters.“During the last elections, I was attacked outside the counting centre and my vehicle was damaged by people on the side of the government,” he alleged.Pandey also said that he would not allow anything similar to happen this time.“I have taken an oath this time. If the people of Ballia want to defeat me, I will accept it. But if the people of Ballia want to make me the victor, then the local administration or the BJP will not be able to stop me from getting my winning certificate,” he further said.“If they do so, either my body or the collector’s body will come out…,” Pandey said.A clip of the statement has become widely circulated on social media. Police said that an FIR has been lodged against Pandey. Police said Pandey had tried to spread enmity, hatred and hostility in society while commenting on the tenure and works of the present government on April 27.(PTI)

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