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Indian woman among others arrested in smuggling case
Kathmandu, June 20: An Indian woman was among four foreign nationals who were arrested by the Nepal Police for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking worth millions of rupees, authorities announced here on Thursday. Tanzanian citizen Donald Jackson Mabuga, 39, Bolivian woman Laura Kruz Tikon, 33, Venezuelan citizen Simon Antino Alfonjo Rada, 39, and 27-year-old Indian woman Lalruta Sangi were arrested along with 4.504 kg of cocaine worth Rs 158 million from their possession, according to S.S.P. Dinesh Acharya, the chief of Narcotic Drug Control Bureau of Nepal Police. The arrest was made public by the police during a press conference here on Thursday. (PTI)

Many shot at Oakland Juneteenth Celebration
Oakland, June 20: A Juneteenth celebration turned violent when several people were shot, police in Oakland, California, said. The Lake Merritt event on Wednesday night was largely peaceful, with as many as 5,000 in attendance, until a sideshow involving “motorbikes and vehicles” took place at Bellevue and Grand avenues at around 8:15 p.m. on the north side of the lake, police said in a news release on Thursday. A fight broke out down the street from the sideshow and a crowd gathered in the area of the fight, police said. “During that fight multiple shots rang out,” Paul Chambers, OPD’s strategic communications manager, said. (AP)

Minorities in Pak migrating due to security situation
Peshawar, June 20: Many families of minorities in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have migrated to other parts of the country or abroad due to the worsening security situation, according to a religious scholar and Hindu rights activist. Haroon Sarabdiyal of the Pakistan Hindu Mandir Management Committee said that Hindu, Sikh and Christian families mostly shifted to the provinces of Punjab and Sindh while some moved to foreign countries. The worsening law and order situation in the province has forced the Hindu and Sikh traders to leave their ancestral homes for a peaceful living elsewhere, he said. (PTI)

Indian worker dies in gruesome accident in Italy
Rome, June 20: The death of an Indian agricultural worker has caused outrage in Italy after gruesome details of the deadly work accident emerged. The 31-year-old man bled to death after being injured by a machine in Borgo Santa Maria, south of Rome. His arm was reportedly severed in the incident, while both his legs were crushed. Investigators said the man’s employer did not immediately bring him to hospital, instead driving him back to his accommodation. His severed arm was found in a fruit crate nearby. The worker eventually succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Wednesday. He had reportedly been living in Italy since 2021 without an official work permit. (IANS)


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