An ancient four feet tall idol of Lord Shiva, which was smuggled to the United Kingdom in 2003, will reportedly be returned to the Archaeological Survey of India. The Nataraj idol, which is made up of stone, highlights a rare depiction of Lord Shiva in Chatura pose. As per reports, the Shiva idol was stolen in February 1998 from Ghateswar Temple in Baroli in Rajasthan. It was smuggled to the United Kingdom in 2003. When the British authorities were informed, they pursued the private collector who had bought the idol of Lord Shiva, bearing Trinetra, and Jatamukta.
On June 21, 2020, Kolkata airport officials arrested a man with exotic macaws and parrots, native to South America and New Guinea. The birds were smuggled from Bangladesh, and headed for Bengaluru, local media reported.This isn t an isolated incident. Wildlife traffickers routinely use the gaps in the rapidly expanding air transport sector to smuggle endangered and exotic live animals, plants, and their parts. Wildlife trade poses the second biggest direct threat to the survival of species after habitat destruction.
Amid coronavirus spread when patients are dying in lack of oxygen support, corrupt officials in Afganistan managed to smuggle 32 ventilators to neighbour Pakistan. According to Pajhwok Afgan News, they received audio clips and photographs of the ventilators that have been smuggled to Peshawar. The whole operation was carried out using the messaging app WhatsApp.The documents received by Pajhwok show that the ventilators were manufactured by Beijing Aeonmed Co, Ltd., which is known for its medical equipment. One person in the audio clip mentioned that the S 100 model ventilators were stolen from the Public Health Ministry of Afghanistan. He added that if MoPH Afghanistan needs these ventilators, they can sell them back to them, but they should not learn the actual price of these models.
When Israel declared its independence as a sovereign state on May 14, 1948 it faced enemies on all fronts. A day later the forces of the Arab League, which included Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Transjordan, mobilized their sizable armies and invaded their smaller neighbor thus beginning the First Arab Israeli War. While nearly every one of the 600,000 Israelis now in their new homeland were ready to fight, one problem was that there wasn''t really a single fighting force. The new government instead called upon members of the older independence groups, notably the Haganah ("The Defense") to help fend off the invasion. Needed as much as fighters were weapons, and in a strange twist of fate mass amounts of World War II surplus firearms from Nazi Germany were thus sent to help ensure the future of a Jewish state. Following the Second World War Germany was defeated and more importantly disarmed. Much of the material, which include vast amounts of K98 Mauser rifles, Luger and P38 pistols, MG34 machine guns and other equipment was stockpiled in formerly occupied lands, notably Czechoslovakia. And here is where the other odd twist of fate happened, Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin provided the arms. Today it might seem odd that the Soviet Union would supply Israel with the weapons, given the close ties the country now has to the west, but it should be remembered that the Zionists who set up with communes in Palestine prior to World War II based these on the Soviet model. Moreover, the western democracies had mixed feelings about the creation of Israel and Stalin took advantage of this and hoped to spread communism into the Middle East from a new Jewish state. While he couldn''t openly provide the weapons, in 1947 Stalin allowed the Jewish agency to begin purchasing large amounts of arms and ammunition. The weapons couldn''t be of Soviet design or manufacture but there were vast amounts of those captured German weapons in the Soviet''s new client state of Czechoslovakia. The deal was handled via "Operation Balak," which involved several purchases of arms handled by Ominpol via a shadowy government holding company. The initial sale included dozens MG34 machine guns, 4,500 K98 rifles and more than 50 million rounds of ammunition all of which was smuggled in Palestine. An advantage of using the German rifles was the fact that the 7.92x57mm ammunition was produced by Czechoslovakia after the war and thus could still be supplied. The K98, which was one of the most widely issued bolt action rifles of the war and was carried by German conquerors across Europe, became the main battle rifle of the fledgling Jewish state. When it turned out that additional rifles were needed by Israel after Stalin''s support for Israel wavered, the new nation turned to the Belgian Fabrique Nationale (FN), which continued to manufacture new K98 rifles along with other weapons for the Israelis. After successfully winning its first war with its neighbors, Israel then began to develop its own arms industry, yet the K98s remained in use during the 1956 Suez Crisis, even as more modern weapons became available. Israel also maintained close ties with FN, and in 1955 it officially adopted the FN FAL and FALO rifles, while the K98 was relegated to training and seconding use until being removed from service only in the 1970s. Peter Suciu is a Michigan based writer who has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers and website. He is the author of several books on military headgear including A Gallery of Military Headdress, which is available on Amazon.com. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2020 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
The scales had originated from Africa and were being smuggled in batches into China from Busan, South Korea, since November 2018, the officials said. The customs; anti smuggling bureau detained 18 suspects in connection with the trafficking. "A man surnamed Cai purchased pangolin scales in Nigeria and entrusted an overseas smuggling group to transport them to Busan first, " Feng Chenxue, an Hangzhou Customs official, told China Daily. "Then, the man ''s two partners in Wenzhou hired another group to deliver them to Wenzhou via Shanghai. "
Belgrade: Moments after she was born in a wartime Nazi concentrationcamp in Belgrade, Estera Bajer was furtively smuggled out in a bag.Nearly eight decades on, she has one wish: to live to see a memorial built at the site where her mother and some 7,000 other Jewish women, children and elderly people were taken to their deaths during the Holocaust.
The appropriately named Chaos is receiving radiation treatment for skin cancer lesions on his nose at Muelmed Mediclinic in Pretoria, north east South Africa.The 16 year old cat was unconscious, strapped down and smuggled in via the back door to avoid startling other patients.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times) A tutor took part in an elaborate plot in which answers to O level English, Mathematics and Science (Physics Chemistry) exam papers were remotely fed to candidates via carefully concealed communication devices.In 2016, six Chinese nationals smuggled mobile phones and Bluetooth devices into exam halls in Singapore and the answers were whispered to them over skin coloured earphones which they wore.
By Agence France PresseAn alleged cat burglar from Hong Kong reportedly smuggled two stolen Persian kittens through Taiwan 's biggest airport by hiding them under her clothes and pretending to be pregnant, local media said Tuesday.
MOHALI: Bootlegging seems to be virtually uncontrollable in the district, which has seen a 13 time increase in recovery of smuggled liquor in a span of four years.MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that Indian film fraternity is at the forefront of showcasing the country''s culture globally.
HuffPost reports that starting this week, if you search for common hashtags associated with photos of humans posing with wildlife for example, #lionselfie you will be notified that these images generally have some sordid connections. You can either decide to look at all your future Tinder matches posing with a contemptuous giant cat anyway, or go to a page with further information on the abuse suffered by exotic animals for our Likes: We encourage you to be mindful of your interactions with wild animals, and consider whether an animal has been smuggled, poached or abused for the sake of tourism, Instagram s page reads. Be wary when paying for photo opportunities with exotic animals, as these photos and videos may put endangered animals at risk.
The long range ballistic missile was fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen and intercepted by a major airport near Riyadh.However in a dramatic turn the Saudi ruling coalition claimed the missile launch was an aggressive act by Iran, who reportedly smuggled weapons to the Yemeni militias, Zero Hedge reports.
The female student was found with remarkable 24 pages of notes written in invisible ink that she had hidden inside a statute book and smuggled into the exam. It is believed she had also snuck a UV (ultraviolet) light into the exam hall in order to decipher the otherwise invisible cheat sheets.Unfortunately for the student, her fellow classmates spotted what was going on and reported her. The "spy " equipment was confiscated at an unidentified university. As a result, the university failed the student in all modules as a form of punishment.
The woman was found with 24 pages of notes written in invisible ink that she had smuggled into the test inside a statute book, higher education watchdog the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) reported. It is believed she had also snuck a UV light into the exam hall in order to decipher the otherwise invisible cheat sheets.
The drug was smuggled from China inside boxes of hollow floorboards.The seizure was valued at almost 900 million Australian dollars (around 550 million).
;We had got inputs from jail authorities about their suspicions that some mobile phones were being operated from inside the jail premises,; said Imtiyaz Hussain, senior superintendent of police, Baramulla. ;There are quite a few militants there and we have found some phones on them as well. They were on WhatsApp and we can see that they were in touch with some Pakistani numbers as well...So we will look into the whole issue.;Hussain said a First Information Report has been filed against 10 to 12 prisoners in connection with the case. The investigators are trying to figure out how the phones were smuggled into the prison. The mobile phones will be sent to forensic experts to retrieve the data that was in them.
HBO has tried hard to keep Game of Thrones ” details under wraps for Season 7. But Liam Cunningham 's Davos Seaworth used to be a smuggler, and he just smuggled out some info that 's sea worth the wait.Ladies, gentlemen, crows, wildlings: Winter is coming in July.
The magazine will now reinvent itself from the March 2017 issue and will feature a nude and topless model on the centerfold page. It will carry the message " naked is normal." This is in sharp contrast to the magazine even showing a photo of a fully clad woman in a Hijab. Unfortunately, the magazine is associated with a particular culture and the public couldn't accept this deviation and the journal just bombed.Over the decades Playboy magazine had almost become an institution and showcased the American dream. People all over the world bought the magazine, and in countries where it was banned, it was available on the black market at a heavy premium. The magazine was smuggled even to the Islamic nations. All this changed once the editors decided that with too much porn on the net the magazine had lost its relevance.
Leston Lawrence was found to have Vaseline and latex gloves in his locker after setting off the metal detectors at the Royal Mint 28 times in the space of three months. Justice Peter Doody ruled that the items "could have been used to insert a gold puck into his rectum ", CBC reported .