AFTER 60 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE INDIA IS THE WORST COUNTRY TO HAVE HIGH INFLATION RATE OF INDIA january 2014: 7.24 %

IT MEANS THERE IS NO DEMOCRACY AT ALL INDIA FOR 60 YEARS ONLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE COMPARE THE INFLATION WITH OTHER COUNTRIES TO KNOW THE REAL STATUS PEOPLE LIKE CHIDAMBARAM ARE FOOLS TO COMPARE INFLATION WITH THE WORST COUNTRIES AND THEN TELLING THE MEDIA THAT CONGRESS HAVE DONE DEVELOPMENT.

GREECE   february 2014: -1.15 %

SWITZERLAND  february 2014: -0.14 %

JAPAN        february 2014: 1.51 %

BELGIUM   february 2014: 0.97 %

BRAZIL       february 2014: 5.68 %

MEXICO     february 2014: 4.23 %

CANADA    february 2014: 1.14 %

POLAND    february 2014: 0.81 %

CHINA       february 2014: 1.90 %

RUSSIA    february 2014: 6.20 %

SOUTH AFRICA february 2014: 5.93 %

GERMANY  february 2014: 1.24 %

SPAIN  february 2014: -0.02 %

GREAT BRITAIN  february 2014: 1.76 %

SWEDEN    february 2014: -0.22 %

INDIA        january 2014: 7.24 %

NETHERLANDS  february 2014: 1.10 %

UNITED STATES   february 2014: 1.13 %

TURKEY    february 2014: 7.89 %

SWEDEN   february 2014: -0.22 %

SPAIN   february 2014: -0.02 %

SOUTH KOREA  february 2014: 1.11 %

SLOVENIA   february 2014: 0.11 %

SLOVAKIA    february 2014: -0.06 %

PORTUGAL   february 2014: -0.08 %

NORWAY     february 2014: 2.11 %

LUXEMBERG    february 2014: 0.86 %

ITALY         february 2014: 0.47 %

ISRAEL     february 2014: 1.20 %

INDONESIA   february 2014: 7.24 %

ICELAND   february 2014: 2.12 %

 

FRANCE   february 2014: 0.92 %:

THIS CLEARLY SHOWS  THAT CHIDAMBARAM IS A FOOL WHO DOES NOT KNOW TO MANAGE OR CONTROL INFLATION WITH THE LISTED COUNTRIES HE ONLY COMPARES WITH SOME OF THE WORST COUNTRIES AND FOOLS THE MEDIA . SO WHERE IS THE GROWTH IN INDIA . 

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AFTER 60 YEARS ALSO THE PROBLEMS DUE TO FLOODS IN ASSAM IS NOT SOLVED BY THE RULING GOVT

INDIA NEEDS A CHANGE A STABLE GOVT LIKE BJP WHO COULD SOLVE THE PROBLEMS IN ASSAM

 

http://www.india272.com/2014/03/31/narendra-modi-assam-arunachal-pradesh-bharat-vijay-rally-day-6/

The assam Agriculture faces certain problems due to floods in the region. 

Agriculture occupies the primary position in the economy of the state of Assam. Over 70 percent of the state’s population relies on agriculture as farmers, as agricultural laborers, or both for their livelihood. The traditional type of agriculture carried out in primitive manners still determines the way of life of the people of Assam. Assam produces both food and cash crops.  Rice is the chief crop of Assam. The principal food crops produced in the state are rice (paddy), maize (corn), pulses, potato, wheat, etc., while the principal cash crops are tea, jute, oilseeds, sugarcane, cotton, and tobacco. Tea is the most important cash crop in Assam and the state is well known worldwide for its tea.

 

The economy of Assam is agricultural based economy. But still the agriculture of Assam has remained largely underdeveloped. Factors, which affected the agriculture of the Assam, are:

 

(1)   Natural calamities: Floods and dry spells are the principal natural disasters faced by farmers in Assam every year. The principal source of floods is the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries. It is estimated that such yearly losses amount to millions of rupees. Losses from these annual floods, cost over Rs. 400 million in 1978 (Dhar, 1994), which was almost 2.4 percent of the state income (SDP) during the same period. At that rate, such losses for the 1990-91 floods would be a conservative Rs. 2.04 billion (Assam’s SDP in 1990-91 was Rs. 8492.3 crores or Rs. 84.92 billion). The government attempts to resolve these problems and to support the sector to achieve optimal production in agriculture in the state.

(2)   Primitive methods and implementation: The primitive methods and implements are still in vogue among the peasants of Assam. They used a wooden plough with the help of a pair of bullocks to till the land. Tilling is neither deep nor perfect.

(3)   Soil erosion: Due to the rapid deforestation in Assam the soil erosion especially in the hills slopes, has increased rapidly. As the top soil is being depleted, the crop yield has decreased. 

(4)   Inadequacy of irrigation facilities: Assam receives very high average annual rainfall. However, the rainfall is concentrated mainly to six months from May to October. Another six months of the year remains completely dry. Because of long drought in winter, no substantial crop can be growing in the six dry months.

(5)   Low crop intensity: The crop intensity of North East India is one of the lowest in the country. It is found that the area sown more than once is only about 18% of the net sown area. A number of reasons such as absence of irrigation facilities, non-use of manure and fertilizer, absence of the use of short-growing varieties of crops etc. contribute to the low crop intensity in the region.

(6)   Problem of marketing of agricultural products: The cultivators of the region   do not get a fair return from their agricultural products. Due to poverty, they cannot hold back the sale of their products for long. Sometimes due to absence of any good road and means of conveyance to markets, the producers sell their products at home and in the crop field itself at much very lower price to the intermediaries.

India Matters: The despair and hope of Assam tea garden workers this election

Konapather, Assam: It is election time and political parties are vying for the attention of tea garden workers in the Dibrugarh constituency in Assam. There are nearly 3.6 lakh voters from tea gardens in the constituency comprising 30 per cent of the electorate. These workers play a decisive role in at least four parliamentary constituencies – Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Koliabor and Tezpur.

So why did no politician make the journey to Konapather tea estate which was rocked by the brutal killings of its owner MK Bhatacharjee and his wife 15 months ago? Fear and uncertainty threatened the future of over 800 tea garden workers and their families, apart from other staff on the estate.

Konapather is close to the Assam-Arunachal border in Tinsukhia district, once a stronghold of ULFA. To access it is a difficult, bumpy drive through forests, stretching on for kilometres.

On December 26, 2012, the Bhattacharjees’ bungalow was surrounded by a mob of angry tea garden workers. The couple were hacked to death and the building set on fire.

Police investigations have so far made no headway and the motive behind the planter’s killing is unclear. The role of Maoists is also being suspected.
 
When we revisit Konapather, we find that for the 800 workers and their families, who live and work on the tea estate, there is still no sense of closure.

Ten people who were arrested are out on bail. There is fear among tea garden executives across the state. A conclusive investigation would lead to punishment of the guilty and prevent recurrence of such incidents. But this is not the first incident of violence in the tea gardens.

The killings were followed by a lockout in the tea garden. But there was no one – no MP or MLA or trade union leader – to provide assistance to the poor tea garden labour.

Bhupen Chettri, Assistant Manager, Konapather Tea Estate, recalls writing numerous letters to the secretary of the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) in Margherita, seeking the union’s help in resolving the issues in cooperation with the management and the labour. “But they did not come even once. They didn’t care about how we survived, whether we ate or not.”

It was only after three long months, that the tea estate was reopened by the owner’s son, Rishi, and work resumed.

Konapather, set over 900 acres, is said to be Assam’s biggest bio dynamic tea garden. But there’s no visible sign of its success at the labour quarters. The families appear to live below the poverty line.
 
The houses are made of bamboo and plastered with mud, and are vulnerable to rain and wind. There are no toilets, no provision for electricity, school and hospital. Permanent workers are paid a subsistence level daily wage of Rs. 100, said to be the highest in the state. So if they work 24 days a month they earn Rs.2400. A sizable number of workers are employed as casual labour and get only six months’ employment in a year.

The tea garden labour present a picture of deprivation and want. A 10-year-old child says his family has put him to work, looking after cattle for local people. He has been denied schooling.

28-year-old Stephen inherited his job as a tea garden labour from his parents. What does he want from his political representative? “Schools, good roads. We need electricity in our homes,” he says.

Bilal Khan, who is employed as a carpenter on the Konapather tea estate, says, “There’s scarcity in so many things. The main problems are lack of electricity and proper roads. There should be some facilities for those who who are vulnerable and weak. Whether it’s the Government or somebody else, some steps should be taken to protect them.”

At the Garrha labour quarters, where all the ten accused in the killings live, there is open anger as they recall MK Bhattacharjee’s feudal behavior towards them. Akash Mura said his family was given an eviction notice after his mother retired. Their house demolished. “Workers should be made permanent and not evicted from their homes. They take us off the rolls and ask us to leave. Our home was demolished. Where should we go? Should we live in the jungles like animals? They struck my mother off the rolls and filed an eviction notice against us in Margherita. How would my old mother fight the case? I was in Chennai on work and had to return. We think that this is our government too. Since the owner does not support us, the government should provide us some assistance.”

He says though they pay a fee to become a member of ACMS, they did not get the help they required. “When we called the ACMS, they came a couple of times, said a few things, and left. We have to pay money to join ACMS. No MLA or MP has visited the labour quarters.”

The stark reality is that the living conditions of tea garden labour are no different  across the state. There is insecurity, lack of sanitation and drinking water facility. The Plantation Labour Act of 1951 which is meant to provide for welfare for labour and to regulate conditions of work is being violated. 
Every worker, new or old, receives the same wage, which is usually 94 rupees a day, lower than the minimum wage of Rs. 150 in other sectors. They do not get a paid weekly off. A few benefits like living quarters and subsidised foodgrain are provided. This is the case even at hundred year old legacy gardens, where families of labour have been employed for over three to four generations.

At Mokulbari tea estate, Anita Majhi tells us she is the only earning member of a family of seven. Her husband has been unable to work for three years because of his illness. None of their five children attend school. While her 10-year-old son does odd jobs for the neighbours for a few rupees, her 14-year-old daughter joined the plantation as a plucker two days ago.

“We often eat only once a day. How much can I do by myself?” says Anita.

She says they are unable to afford treatment for her husband. The absence of proper health facilities and medical care is a major issue for all.

In the Hazelbank tea estate, we visit the dispensary set up by the company and find neglect apparent everywhere. Just a handful of medicines and instruments are available.
 
Mohendra Changmai, who is pharmacist at the Oakland Tea Estate, says if there is a need, they request for medicines from the hospital, 7 km away.

We ask him about the condition of the hospital. “The hospital’s condition is better than the pharmacy. But there are no doctors there. There is just one pharmacist and two nurses.”
 
Pharmacists like him are members of the Assam Cha Karmachari Sanghatan, and they say they are underpaid in the tea industry compared to their counterparts elsewhere.
 
28-year-old Lakhiram Rajgadh grew up in a labour’s family on the Oakland Tea estate. He was the first among a population of 1000 to complete his graduation.

He says he owes it to the fact that both his parents were employed and also the fact that they were able to supplement their income by tilling a small piece of land.

Today he is a teacher at the company run primary school where he studied as a child. There are only two teachers for 172 students. Lakhiram remembers the teacher student ratio as being always high.
 
“Teachers’ posts are vacant, but we cannot demand that they are filled because the company is waiting for the government to take over the school. There should be 6 teachers for the 6 classes, but we are just 2,” he says. When the child is around 14 to 15 years old, the parents send these children to the plantations as child labour. The children are given the work of spraying pesticides in the tea gardens.

Parents send their children in desperation to get some extra money. As a result, children lose out on their education.
 
There are over 800 tea gardens in Assam and a million workers. None of the companies have provided them a middle school. Even the lower primary schools are in a appalling condition.
 
Teros Gowalla, President, Assam Cha Jonogusthi Jatiya Mahasabha, says, “In the tea gardens, there is no use of having any degree or diploma. The management does not care for it. They say you are the child of an unskilled labour, you have to work in place of your mother or father.”
 
Most tea estate workers here are are tribals and scheduled castes from Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. Their forefathers were brought to Assam by the British more than a century ago as indentured labour to clear forests and work on the plantations.
 
Unlike modern migrant workers in other parts of the country, these workers have lost all family connection with their homeland. Poverty did not allow their grandparents and parents to return and successive generations now no longer remember the name of either their village or state.
 
There was another factor that hampered their inclusive development and which has continued since colonial times. It was the system of confining the workers to enclaves in the plantations and not permitting the entry of outsiders.
 
In Assam, the tea garden labour are called tea tribes – a label that not only racially stigmatizes the community but points to its economically disadvantaged status.
 
The irony is Assam’s tea industry continues to flourish and fetch good prices at home and abroad. Assam is the largest producer of tea and contributes more than half the country’s tea production.
 
Teros Gowalla says, “Its been 67 years since we attained Independence. And since 1952, when the first general elections were held, the tea garden labour have been voting for the Congress. But in return, they have done nothing for the welfare of these labour. This is the third generation now but none of us have a single piece of land. We live in the company quarters.”

Assam’s tea belt has traditionally been a Congress stronghold. The trade union, Assam Cha Mazdoor Sangh, which is affiliated to the Congress, enjoys a virtual monopoly with nearly 7 lakh tea garden labour registered with them. It has played a key role in wielding influence over the voters. 
 
But on the ground there is skepticism as the trade union is not playing its role in monitoring the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act. It is perceived to be toeing the management line. Take for instance, the issue of increase of basic wage to  Rs. 200 from Rs. 94. In tea gardens in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the daily wage is 220 rupees.
 
Nabin Keot, Secretary of the Assam Cha Mazdoor Sangh, Dibrugarh, says, “You can’t satisfy everyone, because this is a big industry and there are so many problems. Tea industry is an agricultural based industry, which faces problems of weather. You cannot increase the wage up to the level of Coal India.”
 
Tribal student organisations are demanding the granting of land rights to tea garden labour and the creation of a separate government department for tea.
 
Another important and long standing demand is to grant Scheduled Tribe status to the tea garden community as has been accorded in other states. It would enable them to benefit from reservations in colleges and government jobs.
 
Political parties have failed to respond. It is proving to be a challenge as five other ethnic communities in the state have also been demanding Scheduled Tribe status to protect their identities and ensure welfare. 
 
Manoj Jalan, Director, Ethelwold Tea Estate, says, “Assam has a multi-ethnic society where many communities are living.  Many of them have their own aspirations and there is a limited legislative space that the system offers.”
 
Pawan Singh Ghatowar, who is the Congress candidate, is a five-time MP from the Dibrugarh constituency. He is the Union Minister of State, Development of Northern Region and the president of the Assam Cha Mazdoor Sangh. It is a matter of pride for the tea garden community that Ghatowar belongs to their community.
 
He says, “As part of the select committee, we have recommended that the people who were Scheduled Tribe in their place of origin should be recognized as the same as they are recognized in West Bengal and Tripura. That demand is going on and as you know that there are some social problems going on in Assam. I can tell you the condition of the tea garden workers are far better than tea workers of West Bengal and Tripura. Tamil Nadu and Kerala are better than Assa . At the same time I must admit that there are gardens where the minimum facility to the workers are not provided, but that is not the general case.”
 
He says the government has given help to more than 200 hospitals from NRHM and is bringing all company run primary school under the government. A middle school will be set up every 3 km and a high school every 5 km. It could be too little too late.
 
The BJP candidate Rameshwar Teli, also a member of the tea garden labour community, makes similar promises. He says he wants to ensure ST status of the community, higher wages and to set up middle and high schools. He says, “The condition of tea gardens is really bad, including the 16 tea gardens under the Assam Government. If they have failed to improve these, how can they live up their promise of developing other tea gardens in the state.”

The AGP candidate, Anup Phukan, is also linked to the tea gardens as his father was employed among the staff. His view is that the demand for ST status needs to be examined.

He says, “Not all the people are enjoying tribal status in the other states of the country. So there’s a view that the status should not be given to them. The condition of the tea garden labour you see are not very improved then the British time.”
 
The constituency will go to the polls on April 7.
 FROM 60 YEARS CONGRESS WAS NOT ABLE TO SOLVE ISSUES IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

NOW BJP SHOULD BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO CHANGE THINGS WITH A STABLE GOVT

http://www.firstpost.com/india/arunachal-pradesh-2013-stapled-visas-chinese-incursions-dominate-news-1302715.html

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-arunachal-pradesh-assam-to-take-up-flood-issue-with-nec-1709978

 

TAMIL NADU POLICE SHOULD START SEARCHING FOR ISI LINKS AND TERRORISTS IN TAMIL NADU (TAMIL NADU POLICE APART FROM SEARCHING TERRORISTS SHOULD ALSO SEARCH FOR MONEY TRANSFERS BY DAWOOD IBRAHIM IN TAMIL NADU)

 

DAWOOD BELONGSTO KONKAN MUSLIM COMMUNITY AND NAGMA HER MOTHER HER WHOLE FAMILY ALSO BELONGS TO THE SAME COMMUNITY SO TAMIL NADU POLICE SHOULD START INVESTIGATING ABOUT THE ROLE OF ISI IN TAMIL NADU BEFORE ITS TOO LATE

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/facts-you-wanted-to-know-about-india-s-most-wanted-23129.html

The ISI allegedly helped Dawood to flourish. The gold-runner became a mafia don and his gang came to be known as D-company in Mumbai.

According to police, another Nagma, a small-time upcoming actress, had figured during investigations in a criminal case in which her mother was convicted under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for underworld nexus

ITS CLEAR FROM THE ARTICLE THAT NAGMA AND HER MOTHER HAD LINKS WITH UNDERWORLD SO THE OTHER TWO SISTERS JYOTHIKA AND RADHIKA ARE ALSO PROSTITUTES HAVING KINKS WITH UNDERWORLD.

TAMIL NADU POLICE SHOULD INVESTIGATE WHETHER DAWOOD DID AARTI FOR JYOTHIKA AND RADHIKA IN MAHARASHTRA

BEFORE ENTERING INTO TAMIL NADU.

Dawood Ibrahim was believed to control much of the hawala system, which is the very commonly used unofficial system for transferring money and remittances outside the view of official agencies. Much of the organisation’s operations are in India.[

TAMIL NADU POLICE SHOULD CHECK THE BANK ACCOUNTS OF NAGMA,HER MOTHER HER SISTER JYOTHIKA AND RADHIKA

Modus Operandi[edit]

The modus operandi which has been steadily noticed in all the criminal scenarios in which Dawood’s name has figure is duping insurance companies.That has always been the result of his criminal enterprise, destruction and then rebuilding,giving a big blow, especially to nationalized insurance companies. The latest to this terror trail has been the 2011 Mumbai bombings, which took place on 13 July 2011.The blasts occurred at the Opera House, at Zaveri Bazaar and at Dadar West localities, leaving 26 killed and 130 injured. Ask who it was that provided the Mumbai connection — the local logistical support, the reconnaissance, the financing — and the finger will be pointed at Dawood Ibrahim, the city’s most feared financial terrorist and underworld don.[24]

The small-time smuggler, who dabbled in bringing gold into India on Arab dhows just a couple of decades ago, leapfrogged into big time once he came into contact with the Pakistan Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) wing. The two shared a couple of interests. The ISI wanted a person who felt strongly for his community. In other words, someone who could foment communal trouble whenever the need arose. Two, Pakistan’s territorial waters were a haven for gold smugglers. Dawood wanted his piece of action in that territory and an understanding was therefore reached.

The ISI needs him as much as the femmes fatales of the town. The former for even small chores like spotting Indian RAW agents in Pakistan and the latter for promoting their careers. Saba is one such Pakistani actress. Before her was Bollywood’s green-eyed beauty Mandakini. She reportedly has a son from Janu and is now safely ensconced in America.

THIS ARTICLE CLEARLY STATES THAT HOW NAGMA AND HER MOTHER AND HER FAMILY HAS LINKS WITH DAWOOD IBRAHIM

TAMIL NADU POLICE SHOULD ALSO INVESTIGATE HOW MANY DRESSES HE SELECTED FOR NAGMA MOVIE OR FOR HER MOTHER AND HER SISTER (MOVIE)HE ORDERS DRESSES FOR MOVIE STARS.

 And he is a good paymaster.  If the market rate for a woman is 10,000 rupees, Dawood pays 100,000 rupees.

TAMIL NADU POLICE SHOULD INVESTIGATE ABOUT THE BACKGROUND FOR NAGMA HER MOTHER AND HER SISITERS JYOTHIKA AND RADHIKA . HOW MUCH MONEY WERE PAID FOR THERE SISTERS(He prefers virgins, preferably young girls.  And he is a good paymaster.  If the market rate for a woman is 10,000 rupees, Dawood pays 100,000 rupees.).

ccording to police, another Nagma, a small-time upcoming actress, had figured during investigations in a criminal case in which her mother was convicted under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for underworld nexus.

 

Dawood Ibrahim’s links with Bollywood have never been a secret affair

Apart from actress Nagma, the list of names forwarded by police here to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a probe into underworld links includes several businessmen, executives and celebrities.

 

 

Dawood has been an ‘honoured guest” in Pakistan ever since and has been active politically and socially. According to reports, Dawood has major financial interests in real estate in Karachi and Islamabad. His buildings and other properties are out of the reach of the Pakistani authorities even when they flout the law blatantly. Dawood other pet investments are in the Karachi bourse 

and in the hundi system.

http://archives.digitaltoday.in/indiatoday/20050228/crime.html

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/dawood-ibrahim-illegal-business-empire-continues-to-flourish-in-india-karachi/1/139520.html

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/dawood-ibrahim-a-business-tycoon-of-pakistan/1/153557.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-Company

 

 

CHENNAI: Dawood Ibrahim and his aides have a major stake in the multimillion-dollar ship-breaking industry in India, according to an intelligence report by the ministry of defence.

The report says certain Pakistani nationals involved with the D-Company based in London and the UAE have a major stake in the country’s ship-breaking industry, investing crores of rupees in the environmentally hazardous industry based in Alang, Gujarat. Intelligence sources said the Pakistani nationals fix deals by paying in hard cash with the collusion of corrupt local officials.

Intelligence agencies briefed an inter-ministerial committee in Delhi in February 2012 about the entry of Dawood’s aides into the industry and the potential security threat implications, said sources in the directorate of naval intelligence.

D-Company men smuggle contraband, arms and explosives with the participation of foreign agents during their ship dismantling operations, the report says. Dawood’s men use money laundering to fund the deals and many end-of-life vessels that arrive at the ship breaking yards in Gujarat simply disappear from anchorage after a short while.

Officials said the current system, which permits a free run to vessels carrying dismantling permits, has allowed entry to criminals.

“The system has to be regulated and every vessel should be thoroughly checked by the navy,” said a senior naval officer. “MoD clearances have to be made mandatory for the entry of vessels for dismantling in India.”

At present, ships bound to Alang are permitted to anchor anywhere for emergency repairs. “People from the underworld have a large stake in Alang ship-breaking deals,” the officer said.

Shipping and marine security expert Veeresh Mallik said the ship-breaking industry is mostly funded by black money. “Apart from smuggling and activities that put national security at risk, many foreign-flagged vessels come to Alang and leave with forged registrations. Many such vessels have origins in safe havens for smuggling in the Persian Gulf and off the African coast,” he said.

Gopal Krishna, a researcher on ship-breaking in India, said nearly 6,000 vessels have been dispatched to India for dismantling over the past two decades. “At least 120 vessels are now berthed in Alang,” he said. The shipping ministry has warned states of serious action if they fail to keep a tab on the entry of toxic, end-of-life ships for dismantling.

     

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Dawood-Ibrahim-uses-ship-business-to-smuggle-drugs-arms/articleshow/14972091.cms

    http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-dna-exclusive-dawood-ibrahim-instructs-gang-to-shun-violence-for-brothers-arrival-in-mumbai-1906332

    • Raw opium is grown in North-West Frontier Province. This is transported to Karachi by land.

       

    •  Opium is processed into heroin in Karachi. This major port city is Dawood Ibrahim’s base. His second-in-command here is Ejaz Pathan. Heroin then finds its way to Rajasthan and Gujarat and then on to Mumbai—all via land.

       

    •  In Mumbai heroin is repacked and distributed to agents.

       

    •  Through land and sea, agents take the heroin to Chennai and Tuticorin. The Tamil Nadu operations are controlled by Capt David, A.H. Mohamed Ismail, Mohan Kotian.

       

    •  Heroin is shipped to Colombo where the operations are under the supervision of Moideen Shajohan, Velachari Stanley.

       

    •  Oceanliners and air routes are used to smuggle the heroin to the UK, France and Germany. The operations are controlled in the UK by Ibrahim Pochee and Umarji Moosa Patel; in France, Peter James Patel and Patrick Condier; in Germany, A.M. Patel and Selvadurai.

       

    •  From Gujarat, heroin is also repacked in water-proof packets and sent to west African countries like Ghana and Nigeria via Mumbai.

       

       

      Dawood Ibrahim’s total stake in the international narcotics trade is Rs 2,000 crore. The operations are controlled through Dubai by Iqbal Mirchi, Iqbal Moosa, Anis Ibrahim, Sharad Shetty, Haji Ismail and Navid Khan.

       

       

      THOUGH he is under the care of the ISI, far away from Mumbai in Karachi, Dawood Ibrahim and his ‘D Company’ have once again emerged as the most feared underworld outfit in the country’s commercial capital. Contrary to the claims of the Mumbai police, India’s public enemy No 1 and his men, who were marginalised after Dawood emerged as the prime accused in the 1993 bomb blasts, are not only back in the reckoning but their business has been steadily growing. With international trafficking in heroin and arms smuggling as its core business, the D Company’s operations, according to intelligence reports, now stretches across Asia, western Europe and west Africa.

       

       

       The D Company’s headquarters are in Karachi, its operations base is Dubai and Mumbai is its conduit for heroin. Which is not to underestimate its hold on Mumbai, for it is the most cash-rich underworld outfit in the city. According to intelligence agencies, Dawood’s annual stake in the international trade in narcotics alone is about Rs 2,000 crore. Flush with funds, Dawood’s local operators have been able to pay off officials and continue with the now lesser priority, though well paying, areas of D Company operations: extortion, film financing, supari killing and hawala. The money from these operations is often ploughed back into the narcotics trade.

       

       

      Interestingly, four years ago Dawood was virtually written off. After his hand in the 1993 blasts stood exposed, his men were hounded by the law enforcement agencies. His most trusted lieutenant, Chotta Rajan, left him and struck out on his own. D Company henchmen in Mumbai like Bhai Thakur were in the police net and those opposed to Dawood in the underworld like Arun Gawli vowed to take him on. The death knell was being sounded for his operations.

       

       

      But the D Company is back in business. After four years, the government has failed to extradite him from Dubai. Many of the accused in the bomb blasts case are out on bail. The Company has used its financial resources from the international trade in narcotics to revive itself. First it started investing in the construction trade. Then it extorted money from the builders. Soon it was the turn of the film industry. With producers rushing to the Bhai for help it did not take long for Anis and Abu Salem to rub shoulders with the stars. The parties in Dubai which had come to a halt after the blasts were revived.

       

       

      Helping Dawood’s men revive their activities has been the Sena-BJP government’s crackdown on Arun Gawli, Dawood’s self-proclaimed enemy. Gawli, who is also into extortion rackets and retailing drugs in Mumbai, has been virtually hounded by the city police. A dozen of his men have been killed in police encounters in recent months.

       

       

      With Gawli under police pressure, the Ashwin Naik gang, which is said to be close to senior Sena leaders, has revived itself in central Mumbai. It hopes to take over the Gawli territory. The buzz in the underworld is that the Naik company has struck a deal with Dawood’s men whereby neither will intrude into the other’s activities. With this the D Company is likely to spread its tentacles further.

       

       

      While the recent killing of Gulshan Kumar has spread terror in the city, police officials monitoring the D Company are also concerned about intelligence reports that Dawood has found a comrade in the arms and narcotics trade in the LTTE. Though the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is yet to pin a drug smuggling charge on Dawood, it believes that the Karachi-based don has tied up with the LTTE and is tapping the contraband drug markets in France, Austria, Netherlands, Germany and the UK (see chart).

       

       

      Only a minuscule percentage of the heroin routed through Mumbai by the D Company actually seeps to the street pushers. Dawood’s men have virtually moved out of the retail market, leaving it to smaller gangs. But though they don’t sell the drug locally, the tie-up with the Tamil Tigers and the support extended to Dawood’s men by Pakistan’s ISI is cause for concern. Points out a senior police official: “Should the ISI plan another operation like the ’93 blasts, it can use the LTTE-Dawood network.” According to him, the link with the Tigers has also left local operators better equipped with sophisticated weaponry. Among the underworld, only the D Company uses AK-56s and automatic rifles.

       

       

      Intelligence agencies trace the partnership with the Tigers to September 1994, when the ISI first started dealing with Kumaran Padmanabha (KP), chief procurer of arms for the LTTE. His help was sought to supply arms for anti-India activities from Karachi. Dawood, who reportedly enjoys the protection of the ISI, began his dealings with the LTTE soon after. Trafficking refined heroin, which fetches up to Rs 1 crore per kg in European markets, became the new thrust area for the D Company. Besides, Karachi, apart from inherent logistical advantages, is one of the few places in the world where open processing of opium, which is easily obtained from the fields in the North West Frontier Province, is carried out to produce heroin.

       

       

       Intelligence reports now confirm that KP—who travels to Pakistan on an assumed Muslim name—has established a permanent base in Karachi, for supplying both arms and narcotics across the world. In fact, an IB report confirmed that the LTTE had supplied a huge cache of arms to Afghan leader Ahmad Shah Masood Khan in 1995 through the port city.

       

       

      Today, insiders say, Dawood is a major player in the global narcotics trade. And he owes a large part of his success to the LTTE. For, apart from assisting him in transiting narcotics abroad, the LTTE has also helped Dawood streamline operations in India through its bases in the south (the coastal areas of Tuticorin and Thanjavur) and in the west (Mumbai and the creeks of Gujarat). Ironically, the entire maze of operations is so complex—with at least four layers of middlemen who take orders and transport consignments—that not even a single known transaction can be traced to Dawood.

       

       

      What really makes it difficult for the investigating agencies to track a big heroin sale is the fact that most of the deals are struck in Dubai, not Mumbai. So intelligence has to be active abroad to even scent a deal in the making. Since such monitoring is not being done, the drug traders are at an advantage. Once the deal is struck, the drug is procured in Karachi and sent across the Gujarat border. This route is chosen since Karachi port is closely monitored by international agencies cracking down on the narcotics trade and because the desert belt that separates India and Pakistan has long stretches where intensive surveillance is not possible because of the rough terrain.

       

       

      Once in Gujarat, the drug is transported to Mumbai and then   abroad through what DCP S. Kakkar of the city’s narcotics cell calls “ingenious methods”.Among the techniques used is sorting the heroin in 1-2 kg waterproof packets and loading it into milk trucks or oil tankers. It is not very often that milk tankers are emptied to look for contraband. Once near Mumbai, the packets are pulled out and the D Company network takes over and the heroin is sent abroad either through containers in ships or on mafia boats from the coast near Mumbai.

       

       

      According to NCB figures, the annual heroin seizures in the country are about one tonne. But this accounts for only a fraction of the drug that passes through. That the trade in narcotics is lucrative is clear from the fact that, as per NCB estimates, 1 kg of heroin which costs Rs 2 lakh in Pakistan could finally fetch Rs 1 crore in the international market. Even with a chunk of the money being paid to officials both in India and abroad, the net profit far exceeds the margins that were made through the gold trade.

       

       

      In terms of logistics, Dawood’s narcotics business is like a smoothly run export company, with representatives, agents and subagents across the globe. The operations are quite complex. After a deal is struck—either in Dubai or Karachi—the consignments are packed and sent to Gujarat, then to Mumbai. From Mumbai, the cargo can go in two directions: either to the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, to be forwarded to LTTE dealers in Colombo and then diverted to west European countries on ocean liners; or on cargo-carriers to western Africa, where Nigeria and Ghana provide ready markets.

       

       

      The LTTE link has often come to the fore. This May, for example, the Mumbai police nabbed Harish Bishnoi and Mannivannan Mahadevan alias Rubon with 23 kg of heroin, worth Rs 23 crore. On interrogation it was revealed that the drug was to be shipped to Canada, that Bishnoi was acting on instructions from Karachi and that Rubon was a Sri Lankan national with suspected LTTE links. Last year a 37.5 kg heroin haul from a vessel at Negombo near Colombo was reportedly from Tamil Nadu across the Palk Straits. The Sri Lan-kan Narcotics Control Bureau had alerted its Indian counterparts on the possible link between the LTTE and the mafia in Mumbai.

       

       

      INDEED, a Sri Lankan Tamil presence in Mumbai is nothing new. According to reliable sources, even in the ’80s Tamil militants belonging to various groups camped in the city. However, today the LTTE operatives have not come to seek shelter or to conduct marginal deals in heroin. Intelligence reports speak of the LTTE having addresses in Colaba’s Pasta Lane and in the Lokhandwala Complex in the western suburbs. It is also learnt that LTTE men run travel agencies in south Mumbai and that these are actually a front from where the heroin and arms trade is monitored. According to underworld sources, the LTTE even conducted a training camp for the D Company on innovative ways of packing heroin. Packaging has moved on from false-bottom suitcases to scooping out oranges and filling them with heroin to packing the drug in fruit tin cans and embroidered strips on salwar kameezes. A bulk of the contraband is sent by sea in cargo containers. As a result of which many export-import agencies have been set up in Mumbai by Dawood’s men.

       

       

      That Dawood remains the elusive epicentre of the network is absolutely clear. This, despite the fact that the pressure by Indian agencies has forced him to go virtually underground, leaving the charge to younger brother, Anis. Anis works as the classic frontman for Dawood—operating from a spacious office at Pearl Building in Deira, Dubai—and takes telephonic orders for consignments and fixes deals—all with the tacit nod of Dawood in Karachi. Incidentally, it is now Anis who supervises the India operations in extortion and financing of films and construction in Mumbai. But the D Company network is not limited to the family alone. Intelligence reports list other key operators in Dubai who take orders from Dawood in the narcotics trade. Prominent among these are Navid Khan—who runs the Al Man shopping centre in Dubai—Haji Ismail, Sharad Shetty, Vicky Goswami, Iqbal Moosa, Iqbal Mirchi and Chhota Shakeel.

       

       

      IN Tamil Nadu shipping companies owned by an LTTE operative known as Capt David, who is also KP’s main contact in the south, provide the mechanism for transporting the narcotics to Colombo. But it is in Europe that Dawood has benefited most from his tie-up with the Tigers—who have both resources and a wide network all over the world. In France, for instance, Patrick Condier, a retired army officer and international dealer in arms and drugs, is an old-time ally of KP. Reports now show that Dawood, too, is using this contact to market heroin by offloading it at Marseilles.

       

       

      In the UK—where Dawood has been operating since the early ’80s—the D Company doesn’t rely on the Tigers. Umarji Moosa Patel, an old-time Dawood ally, supervises the operations in London, taking telephonic instructions directly from Dawood in Karachi. This, despite the fact that Umarji is wanted by the NCB and the UK authorities have responded to a letter rogatory moved by the Indian government. The global operations, however, do not work in isolation. According to intelligence reports, there is constant interaction between Dawood’s representatives across continents, both on telephone and through sophisticated wireless sets. In Germany, for instance, Sooriyakumar Selvadurai, an LTTE agent based in Dusseldorf, coordinates with Umarji for cargo coming into the UK and having it transported to the continent.

       

       

      The D Company does not survive on narcotics alone. In Mumbai it has continued its interests in financing films and running the extortion racket. With all his lieutenants, including brother Anis, Abu Salem and Chotta Shakeel, in Dubai, how does Dawood still continue to control the Mumbai mafia? Much has been said about Dawood’s remote control operations, but a section of police officers point out that an operation on the scale that the D Company has cannot be run with the help of a few sharpshooters.

       

       

      According to underworld sources, the Mumbai operations have been divided into a dozen zones and each is being run not by any known underworld operator, but by local businessmen trusted by the company. They have legitimate business in Mumbai and have links among politicians and a section of the police. It is these handful of trusted representatives who strike various deals for Anis, Abu Salem and even Dawood. The police however claim to have no inkling about the representatives of the Company. Besides, Dawood has over the years provided finance to his operatives to set up legitimate business in the city. So there are travel agents, exporters and those running STD booths across the city who are obliged to the company.

       

       

      Like the narcotics deals, assignments taken on in Mumbai cannot be tracked down to a particular source since they go through layers of middlemen. And more often than not, minor extortions and killings are carried out locally without approval from Dubai or Karachi. These crimes are committed to sustain local boys of the outfit and the money made is used in Mumbai and not funnelled out. Since hired killers from Uttar Pradesh are used, the culprits flee the city and the police merely arrest underlings of the Dawood gang.

       

       

      Indeed, cracking the D Company requires political will. In the aftermath of the 1993 blasts, the activities of the gang, at least within Mumbai, had ground to a halt. The public demand then was that the police be given a free hand. The D Company could perhaps have not revived itself to the extent it has without the police turning off the heat.

    • http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-dna-exclusive-dawood-ibrahim-instructs-gang-to-shun-violence-for-brothers-arrival-in-mumbai-1906332

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      New Delhi: A nexus among underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and banned groups Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) has surfaced during probe into a case against terrorist Abdul Karim Tunda, Delhi Police has told a court here. 

      In its supplementary charge sheet filed against top LeT bomb expert Tunda, special cell of Delhi Police said that he had met Dawood in Pakistan in 2002 through BKI to discuss about carrying out terror activities in India. 

      The police, in its charge sheet filed before Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar, said 71-year-old Tunda had met Dawood in Karachi through suspected BKI operative Iqbal Bunty and the underworld don had assured them help in carrying out terror activities in India.

      “In 2002, BKI’s Lakhbir Singh’s friend Iqbal Bunty had taken Tunda to Dawood Ibrahim’s house in Karachi in Pakistan. Dawood had assured Tunda that he would help him in future terrorist activities in India. After 6-7 months, Tunda had again met Dawood Ibrahim who had provided money to Tunda to preach ‘jihad’ in madrassas in Pakistan,” it said. 

      It also said that Tunda had met banned terror group IM’s founder member Amir Reza Khan in Karachi in 2005 and Khan had assured that he would help him in terror activities in India. 

      Tunda has been named in the charge sheet for offences under provisions of Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA), Explosive Substances Act, Arms Act and under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC. 

      The special cell also revealed that Pakistani Intelligence agency ISI and Tunda had planned to carry out bomb blasts during the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and BKI was given the responsibility for this act.

      “In 2010, Colonel Imtiyaz and Iqbal Kana had told Tunda to plan bomb blasts during Commonwealth Games through BKI and Tunda was given the responsibility to send RDX (explosive) in India through Bangladesh,” it said. 

       
      PTI

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    AFTER 60 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE KERALA HAS THE MOST CONTAMINATED WATER AND THEY VEGETABLES GROWN CANT BE CONSUMED IT MEANS BEFORE INDEPENDENCE WATER WAS SUITABLE FOR DRINKING

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    AFTER 60  YEARS 

    Kerala has the worst unhygienic domestic water supply in the whole of India

    Waterborne diseases on the rise in Kollam

    High pesticide content found in vegetables across Kerala

    10 of 44 lots of vegetables show organo chloro residue

    There is fresh evidence of the undesirable extent of pesticide content in vegetables available across markets in Kerala. A report prepared by the Food Quality Monitoring Laboratory under the Council for Food Research and Development (CFRD) indicates presence of pesticides that has rendered several lots of vegetables unfit for human consumption.

    Forty-four lots of vegetables collected from the markets in December were analysed for presence of organo chloro pesticides at the laboratory, the report accessed by The Hindu shows. Ten samples contained organo chloro residue. Of these, five samples had residue above permissible limits, which meant they were unfit for human consumption.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/high-pesticide-content-found-in-vegetables-across-kerala/article5569659.ece

     

    70% HOUSES IN KERALA LACK…

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    AFTER 60 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE KERALA HAS THE MOST CONTAMINATED WATER AND THEY VEGETABLES GROWN CANT BE CONSUMED IT MEANS BEFORE INDEPENDENCE WATER WAS SUITABLE FOR DRINKING

    AFTER 60  YEARS 

    Kerala has the worst unhygienic domestic water supply in the whole of India

    Waterborne diseases on the rise in Kollam

    High pesticide content found in vegetables across Kerala

    10 of 44 lots of vegetables show organo chloro residue

    There is fresh evidence of the undesirable extent of pesticide content in vegetables available across markets in Kerala. A report prepared by the Food Quality Monitoring Laboratory under the Council for Food Research and Development (CFRD) indicates presence of pesticides that has rendered several lots of vegetables unfit for human consumption.

    Forty-four lots of vegetables collected from the markets in December were analysed for presence of organo chloro pesticides at the laboratory, the report accessed by The Hindu shows. Ten samples contained organo chloro residue. Of these, five samples had residue above permissible limits, which meant they were unfit for human consumption.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/high-pesticide-content-found-in-vegetables-across-kerala/article5569659.ece

     

    70% HOUSES IN KERALA LACK ACCESS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER

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    Kerala has most contaminated drinking water THIS IS THE WORST CASE IN INDIA.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kerala-has-most-contaminated-drinking-water/article4511832.ece

     

    SO WHAT DEVELOPMENT HAS TAKEN PLACE IN KERALA WHERE PEOPLE DONT HAVE PROPER DRINKING WATER.

    THIS IS KERALA STANDS TODAY IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE WORLD SO WHERE IS DEVELOPMENT. 

    Rural households in Kerala are the worst hit with only 29.5% having access to safe drinking water, according to the study.

    Toxic industrial waste contaminates water, poisons lives in Kerala’s Kollam district

    Kollam:  Nearly 300 families living within a radius of 500 metres of a metals industry in Kerala’s Kollam district have been suffering for almost a decade because of toxic waste from the plant contaminating their groundwater. 

    For residents like Anoop, a class 7 student with severe allergies on his feet, or Chellama, in her 70s, having sores on her back and burns marks on legs, living next to the Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited in Chittoor village has only brought suffering and diseases. 

    With the groundwater in the area fully contaminated from the toxic industrial waste, the land has gone to waste and paddy fields have been deserted.

    “All of us here are suffering from some sickness or the other. There are people with breathing problems, skin problems, even cancer,” Neetu, a medical student in the village, says.

    Susamma, a mother of three, says, “There is no water to drink anywhere. We get water supply once a week in a limited quantity.”

    NDTV did a test by inserting litmus paper in the water accumulated in a paddy field. The blue litmus turned into light red, a clear indication of acidic presence.

    MK Salim, an activist from Kollam, says, “People cannot live here. They don’t know anything about the Public Insurance Act which is still in effect. Ministers come and go. They say they will take over the land but when?” 

    Dr Sahadullah, chairman of the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, says the contamination can cause erosion in the mouth and skin diseases. Acid coupled with other industrial pollutants like mercury and lead can also cause diseases affecting blood vessels and cancer, he says.

    The latest pollution study in the area says the contamination is spreading, with the report urging the company to take remedial steps.

    “The contamination is slowly spreading towards the surrounding areas through alluvial aquifers… The study reveals groundwater contamination in the wells behind the KMML upto 500 meters from the boundary is high… The company has to take remedial measures urgently to ensure acidic effluents are neutralised before discharge,” the report states. 

    The company claims the contamination is only limited to 125 metres within the plant. “We have stored the slurry safely, according to the international norms prescribed. Of course there will be contamination of water. We have decided to acquire the severely affected land of nine acres,” an official said.

    Despite the residents struggling for a decade, the lack of a comprehensive study on their health is alarming. “The true cause has to be understood. There has to be an intensive study and only then can we comment about it,” Kollam’s Collector, Pranav Jyotinatha, says.

    Meanwhile, the angry locals say they are forced to live with a fundamental right denied to them: the right to life.

     

    Kerala has most contaminated drinking water

    Kerala has the highest chemical/bacterial contaminated drinking water among 28 tested States in the country, according to the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, the State’s Economic Review for 2011-2012 has stated.

    As on January 9 this year, out of the total 1,02,900 tested sources in the State, nearly 34 per cent had been identified with contamination of iron, fluoride, salinity, nitrate, arsenic and other bacteria with Kozhikode district having the most contaminated water in the State.

    Out of 10,803 tested sources, 54 per cent were found to be contaminated there while Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Kasaragod, Ernakulam and Palakkad being the other vulnerable districts in terms of access to safe drinking water in the State.

    The Review, which states that there was a mistaken notion that Kerala was abundant in water resources.. ……….More from the Hindu website.

    Again, one year before the previous report in the Hindu on March 15, 2012, it says

    70% houses in Kerala lack access to safe drinking water

    Having a kitchen in the house is a priority for an overwhelming majority of Malayalis, but safe drinking water remains a dream for more than 70 per cent of the households in the State while 3.8 per cent still defecate in the open.

    The latest Census figures reveal that Kerala pales in comparison with most other States in access to piped drinking water. Only 29.3 per cent of the houses in the State are serviced by the water supply network and just 23.4 per cent get treated water. While Union Territories of Chandigarh (96.7) and Puducherry (95.3) top the list, 19 States have ensured that more than 50 per cent of their population has access to tap water.

    Sixty-two per cent of the households in Kerala depend on wells for drinking water, 1.4 per cent of houses rely on springs, 0.2 per cent on rivers and canals and 0.7 per cent on tanks, ponds and lakes, exposing themselves to bacterial and chemical contamination.

    While 0.7 per cent use hand pumps to draw water, 3.7 per cent are serviced by tubewells. The figures show that 77.7 per cent of households have drinking water sources within their premises, 14.1 per cent near the premises and 8.2 per cent away… …..More from the Hindu newspaper website.

    Report on the study of drinking water quality in Kerala in 2011 by the Division of Biological Sciences, Centre for Ecological Sciences.

    Evaluation of the Quality of Drinking Water in Kerala State, India. An article in the Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution

    “The quality of tap water from water supplies from 14 districts of Kerala state, India was studied. Parameters like pH, water temperature, total dissolved solids, salinity, nitrates, chloride, hardness, magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, fluoride, sulphate, phosphates, and coliform bacteria were enumerated. The results showed that all water samples were contaminated by coliform bacteria. About 20% of the tap water samples from Alappuzha and 15% samples from Palakkad district are above desirable limits prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards. The contamination of the source water (due to lack of community hygiene) and insufficient treatment are the major cause for the coliform contamination in the state. Water samples from Alappuzha and Palakkad have high ionic and fluoride content which could be attributed to the geology of the region. Water supplied for drinking in rural areas are relatively free of any contamination than the water supplied in urban area by municipalities, which may be attributed higher chances of contamination in urban area due to mismanagement of solid and liquid wastes. The study highlights the need for regular bacteriological enumeration along with water quality in addition to setting up decentralised region specific improved treatment system. 

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    Waterborne diseases on the rise in Kollam

     

    The number of people infected with waterborne diseases like hepatitis A, typhoid and acute diarrhoea is on the rise in Kollam district since the last two years, according to a report submitted by district epidemiologist Rakesh P.S. to District Collector P.G. Thomas last week.

    The report underlines that poor water quality poses a major threat to human health in the district. The high-risk areas in this connection are Palathara, Sooranad, Kalakode, Velinelloor and Nilamel. An evident scarcity of drinking water in the district which is forcing people to depend on sources of water which are not safe is one of the main causes for this development.

    Hepatitis A

    The report says that the number of people infected with hepatitis A in the district has increased from 145 in 2010 to 734 in 2011 and has touched 764 till September 2012. The number of people infected with hepatitis A from Kollam district in 2011 was nearly 16 per cent of the total figure of the State. The trend is continuing this year too.

    Hepatitis A is associated with inadequate water supply, poor sanitation and poor hygiene leading to infection and inflammation of the liver. The disease is often transmitted through contaminated water and food.

    Typhoid

    The report says that the number of typhoid cases reported to the Kollam unit of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) has increased from 28 in 2010 to 62 in 2011 and touched an alarming 113 till September this year. Typhoid is caused by bacteria transmitted from faeces to ingestion. Contaminated water is one of the pathways for transmission of the disease. People become infected after consuming food that has been handled by persons who are infected with the disease or by drinking water that has been contaminated by sewage containing the bacteria. Clean water, hygiene and good sanitation prevent the spread of the disease.

    Diarrhoea

    The number of acute diarrhoeal disease (ADD) is also on the rise. The number of ADD cases reported to the Kollam IDSP increased from 7,717 in 2010 to 10,821 in 2011 and has touched 8,670 till September this year. The report says that ADD is a symptom of infection caused by a host of bacterial, viral and parasitic organisms, most of which can be spread by contaminated water.

    Calling for urgent action to arrest the spread of these waterborne diseases, Dr. Rakesh’s report says that in the district there is widespread contamination of water sources mainly caused by the unscientific way of disposing sewage and other solid wastes into water sources.

    The report says that though virus and bacteria in the water can be destroyed by boiling water for five minutes, it is not happening especially in eateries, juice stalls, ice manufacturing units and toddy shops. Many eateries are seen mixing hot water with untreated water which is of no use.

     


     

    • Scarcity of drinking water forcing people to depend on unsafe water sources, says report

    • Palathara, Sooranad, Kalakode, Velinelloor and Nilamel among high-risk areas

     

     


     

     

     

     

    TAMIL NADU POLICE APART FROM SEARCHING TERRORISTS SHOULD ALSO SEARCH FOR MONEY TRANSFERS BY DAWOOD IBRAHIM IN TAMIL NADU

    HOW TERRORIST ACTIVITIES ARE CARRIED OUT IN INDIA.HOW DAWOOD IBRAHIM TRASNFERS MONEY THROUGH HAWALA SYSTEM IN TAMI NADU

     

    Dawood Ibrahim was believed to control much of the hawala system, which is the very commonly used unofficial system for transferring money and remittances outside the view of official agencies. Much of the organisation’s operations are in India.[15][1

    Dawood worlds 3rd most wanted: Forbes. Part 1 of 5

    THIS ARTICLE CLEARLY STATES THAT HOW NAGMA AND HER MOTHER AND HER FAMILY HAS LINKS WITH DAWOOD IBRAHIM

    TAMIL NADU POLICE SHOULD ALSO INVESTIGATE HOW MANY DRESSES HE SELECTED FOR NAGMA MOVIE OR FOR HER MOTHER AND HER SISTER (MOVIE)HE ORDERS DRESSES FOR MOVIE STARS

     

    Ibrahim is widely believed to have masterminded the Ramana link in the March 1993 Mumbai Bombings. In 2003, the Indian and United States governments declared Ibrahim a “Global Terrorist.” The then Deputy Prime Minister, L.K.Advani described it as a major development and that India stands “vindicated.” Ibrahim is currently on India’s “Most wanted List”.[17]

    The United States Department of Treasury has also designated Ibrahim as a terrorist as part of its international sanctions program — effectively forbidding U.S. financial entities from working with him and seizing assets believed to be under his control. The Department of Treasury keeps a fact sheet on Ibrahim which contains reports of his syndicate having smuggling routes from South Asia, the Middle-East and Africa shared with and used by terrorist organization al-Qaeda. The fact sheet also said that Ibrahim’s syndicate is involved in large-scale shipment of narcotics in the United Kingdom and Western Europe. He is also believed to have had contacts with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden, now dead (2nd-May-2011). In the late 1990s, Ibrahim traveled inAfghanistan under the Taliban‘s protection. The syndicate has consistently aimed to destabilize the Indian government through riots, terrorism and civil disobedience.[18]

    Washington added that they will request the United Nations to list Ibrahim “in pursuance of relevant Security Council resolutions”. The UN listing will require that all UN member states freeze Ibrahim’s assets and impose a travel ban. Juan Zarate, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, said that they are committed to identifying and attacking financial ties between terrorism and the underworld.[17] Ibrahim is also suspected to have connections with terrorist organisations, and in 2002 was linked to the financing of increasing attacks inGujarat by Lashkar-e-Toiba.[17] New Delhi handed over to Islamabad a list of 38 most wanted criminals, including Ibrahim.[7]

    In a major blow to Ibrahim, ten members of his gang were arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch on November 21, 2006. They were extradited from the United Arab Emirates, from where they had been deported.[19]

    A TV news channel, India Today reported that Dawood Ibrahim provided the logistics for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.[20]

    Modus Operandi[edit]

    The modus operandi which has been steadily noticed in all the criminal scenarios in which Dawood’s name has figure is duping insurance companies.That has always been the result of his criminal enterprise, destruction and then rebuilding,giving a big blow, especially to nationalized insurance companies. The latest to this terror trail has been the 2011 Mumbai bombings, which took place on 13 July 2011.The blasts occurred at the Opera House, at Zaveri Bazaar and at Dadar West localities, leaving 26 killed and 130 injured. Ask who it was that provided the Mumbai connection — the local logistical support, the reconnaissance, the financing — and the finger will be pointed at Dawood Ibrahim, the city’s most feared financial terrorist and underworld don.[24]

     

    Nepal freezes assets of entities with Dawood[edit]

    The Nepal government has directed freezing of assets of 224 individuals and 64 groups with links to Al Qaeda and Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim if they are present in Nepal.Those on the list are individuals and groups identified by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as entities associated with Al Qaeda.Under resolutions adopted by the council, UN member states are required to freeze assets, and impose travel ban and embargo on individuals and entities with links to Al Qaeda.The decision was taken based on Nepal’s commitment to UN principles and its adoption of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Act.

     

    According to police, another Nagma, a small-time upcoming actress, had figured during investigations in a criminal case in which her mother was convicted under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for underworld nexus.

     

    Dawood Ibrahim’s links with Bollywood have never been a secret affair

    Apart from actress Nagma, the list of names forwarded by police here to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a probe into underworld links includes several businessmen, executives and celebrities.

    http://www.indiaglitz.com/mumbai-cops-have-more-names-besides-nagma-hindi-news-13208

    MOREOVER THE TAMIL NADU POLICE SHOULD KNOW IF SISTERS ARE IN SAME PROFESSION THEN THEY DO SHARE SAME RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TERRORIST . DAWOOD IBRAHIM HAVING A LINK WITH NAGMA WOULD NOT HAVE DONE A ARTII FOR OTHER SISTER FOR A SAME PROFESSION.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/D-links-of-rich-n-famous-exposed/articleshow/1022445.cms

    http://www.santabanta.com/bollywood/5274/nagma-was-aneess-keep/

    Mumbai: Dawood Ibrahim, born Sheikh Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is a name common in the world’s most wanted lists whether of Interpol or in the Forbes’ World’s Top 10 most dreaded criminals list of 2011.

     

    Dawood Ibrahim is the head of the notorious crime syndicate D-Company in Mumbai and is accused of heading a vast and sprawling illegal empire in and against India and Indians. After the 1993 Bombay bombings, which Ibrahim allegedly organized and financed, he became India’s most wanted man.

     

    According to the United States, Ibrahim maintained close links with al-Qaeda’s Osama Bin Laden.  As a consequence, the United States declared Dawood Ibrahim a ‘global terrorist’ in 2003 and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets around the world and crack down on his operations.

     

    The Bush administration has since imposed several sanctions on Ibrahim and his associates. Indian and Russian intelligence agencies have pointed out Ibrahim’s possible involvement in several other terror attacks, including the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, as per Interpol.

    http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/MAH-MUM-love-life-of-a-gangster-know-about-dawood-ibrahims-affair-with-bollywood-actress-4327305-PHO.html

     

     

    WHY TAMIL NADU SHOULD START SEARCHING FOR TERRORISTS IN THEIR OWN STATE

    HOW TERRORIST ACTIVITIES ARE CARRIED OUT IN INDIA.

    THIS ARTICLE CLEARLY STATES THAT HOW NAGMA AND HER MOTHER AND HER FAMILY HAS LINKS WITH DAWOOD IBRAHIM

     

    According to police, another Nagma, a small-time upcoming actress, had figured during investigations in a criminal case in which her mother was convicted under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for underworld nexus.

     

    Dawood Ibrahim’s links with Bollywood have never been a secret affair

    Apart from actress Nagma, the list of names forwarded by police here to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a probe into underworld links includes several businessmen, executives and celebrities.

    http://www.indiaglitz.com/mumbai-cops-have-more-names-besides-nagma-hindi-news-13208

    MOREOVER THE TAMIL NADU POLICE SHOULD KNOW IF SISTERS ARE IN SAME PROFESSION THEN THEY DO SHARE SAME RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TERRORIST . DAWOOD IBRAHIM HAVING A LINK WITH NAGMA WOULD NOT HAVE DONE A ARTII FOR OTHER SISTER FOR A SAME PROFESSION.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/D-links-of-rich-n-famous-exposed/articleshow/1022445.cms

    http://www.santabanta.com/bollywood/5274/nagma-was-aneess-keep/

    Mumbai: Dawood Ibrahim, born Sheikh Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is a name common in the world’s most wanted lists whether of Interpol or in the Forbes’ World’s Top 10 most dreaded criminals list of 2011.

     

    Dawood Ibrahim is the head of the notorious crime syndicate D-Company in Mumbai and is accused of heading a vast and sprawling illegal empire in and against India and Indians. After the 1993 Bombay bombings, which Ibrahim allegedly organized and financed, he became India’s most wanted man.

     

    According to the United States, Ibrahim maintained close links with al-Qaeda’s Osama Bin Laden.  As a consequence, the United States declared Dawood Ibrahim a ‘global terrorist’ in 2003 and pursued the matter before the United Nations in an attempt to freeze his assets around the world and crack down on his operations.

     

    The Bush administration has since imposed several sanctions on Ibrahim and his associates. Indian and Russian intelligence agencies have pointed out Ibrahim’s possible involvement in several other terror attacks, including the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, as per Interpol.

    http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/MAH-MUM-love-life-of-a-gangster-know-about-dawood-ibrahims-affair-with-bollywood-actress-4327305-PHO.html