Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dutch migration minister resigns

Netherlands' migration minister, Mark Harbers (pictured), resigned on Tuesday following an outcry over a report which appeared to downplay crime statistics in relation to asylum-seekers.
Harbers presented a report to the Dutch parliament that included information on crimes committed by asylum-seekers Various misdemeanors, such as shoplifting, had their own separate categories but serious crimes such as sexual assault, murder and manslaughter were placed under the category "other."
He was accused of attempting to hide the figures.
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DAILY MESSENGER 
(A Daily News Brief from UNODC South Asia on security, human rights, the rule of law and health)

21 May 2019

Bangladesh

The police seized 4,745 yaba pills, 516 packs of heroin, a small quantity of marijuana, and 315 bottles of Phensidyl from the detainees during the raids.

Fifteen Bangladeshi nationals, who survived a boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea on 11 May, have been brought back home from Tunisia.

Many of those escaping camps falling prey to traffickers, authorities say.

There are over a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, including the latest batch of 800,000 that came after August 25, 2017 and the 250,000 that arrived since the first exodus of mid-1990s..

Commercial opportunities and ancillary frauds walk hand in hand and online business is not an exception to the foregoing.


Bhutan

The strategy, developed by the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority, will help reduce the incidents of drug abuse, illicit trafficking of narcotics drug, parenting tips and life skill development among others.

Bhutanese offices and organizations need adopt a zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment.

DrukREN (drukren.bt) is a 10Gbps high-speed network dedicated to the research and education community in Bhutan, including schools, hospitals, vocational and cultural institutes.


India
                                                                 
The syndicate had been supplying narcotic substances to several groups belonging to South African region who later sell it to drug abusers in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon.

The drug menace that was first noticed in the Punjab Assembly elections in 2012 has spread to other areas, most of all Gujarat, writes former Chief Election Commissioner Dr. SY Quraishi.

The light of democracy and citizens' rights have not been able to seep into the walls of the ‘kothas’ (brothels) that are running here since the pre-Independence era.

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has busted a sex racket operating out of a spa in a mall in New Delhi’s Rohini area.

Police urge passengers to remain alert and report any suspicious activity in trains and platforms.

In the 24 years of its existence, the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act of 1994 yielded 586 convictions in 4,202 cases, a conviction rate of less than 14 per cent.

Prison Statistics India 2016, published in April after a long, unexplained delay, omits details about caste and religious identities of the prison population.

Facebook, Twitter Inc and Google parent Alphabet Inc are discovering the harsh reality that disinformation and hate speech are even more challenging in emerging markets like India, than in places like the US or Europe.

As elections come to an end, it remains to be seen what the key parties will do with regard to romises made with regard to media cross-ownership and monopolies.

India has emphasised that peacebuilding activities will give sustainable results only if they align with a nation's priorities and its leaders and institutions are involved in the implementation.

In India, illegal wildlife trade is expanding rapidly, driven by demand for rare species—headed for the pet market—as well as for species believed to have medicinal properties.  


Maldives

Maldives Police have declared that certain houses in capital Male, are extensively supplying and sheltering illicit substance users.

As of April, 158kg of heroin and 65kg of cannabis have been seized during operations carried out this year.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid has requested the government of Sri Lanka to ensure the safety of Maldivians residing in the neighbouring nation.


Nepal

Fifteen Nepalis, who were trafficked to war-torn Libya, have been rescued and are now on the premises of International Organisation for Migration in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya.

Lapses in border security, The Kathmandu Post
Two different groups from India over the week tried to rescue two criminals arrested by Nepal Police in Rupandehi and Banke districts by crossing into the Nepali territory, resulting in violent scuffles.

Nepal has been successful in curbing domestic poaching, but it is a major transit point for wildlife contraband en route to China.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake today assured that the security forces on a priority basis have taken all necessary steps ensure security for all schools and urged the parents to send their children to schools.

The armed forces, the police and the intelligence units have confirmed that the terrorist movement that was involved in the Easter Sunday attack has been destroyed or arrested.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday Madrasas would be placed under the purview of the Education Ministry.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the country needs to work with the international community to defeat the menace posed by religious extremism.


International

A new study links the benefits of comprehensive oral care to the physical and emotional recovery of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorder.

Nearly 600 suspected members of county lines drugs gangs have been arrested across the UK in the past week, the National Crime Agency has said.

The four Thai women and a German man have been charged with forced prostitution, people trafficking, and exploitation. Prosecutors say the gang took 39 Thai women to Germany over a five-year period.

The U.K. government has announced plans to ban British nationals from entering or remaining in parts of war-torn Syria, utilizing powers granted by a controversial new counterterrorism law.

Illegal downloads, cheap pop-up nail bars and buying currency on games like Fortnite are just some of the ways criminals can make big money.


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Former Indian Women Cricket Team Captain & Analyst ANJUM CHOPRA, Celebrates her Birthday in Style!


New Delhi, 20th May 2019
It was a gala evening where the elite of the city gathered together to catch up with some fun and play, courtesy the Sundowner hosted by Former Indian Women Cricket Team Captain & Analyst ANJUM CHOPRA.
SPICE DOOR A Fine dining restaurant in East of Kailash played the perfect hosts to Anjum’s celebrations. Delhi's elite were seen in their sporty best, with Anjum making sure that everyone had an absolutely wonderful time. The guests could be spotted enjoying the uniqueness of the special menu crafted for the sundowner.
About Spice Door  
The restaurant in its avatar is a fascinating venue with a concept of being an All Day Diner with entertainment. For the food enthusiasts of Delhi, Spice Door boasts of an impressive kitchen with an exhaustive menu of delicious indulgent delights set to a tasteful environment that reverberates with soft lounge, non-intrusive music from 11 am till 9 pm. The restaurant will lead the Delhi’s glitterati & fashionable circle into the party fervor week after week at their most preferred venue with offerings for each one who is visiting.
One can enjoy an array of Indian, Chinese and continental dishes along with exotic signature cocktails, in a chic ambiance. The restaurant is a must try fun party & weekend hangout place in the heart of the city with excellent cocktails & great food!
Bihar, Gujarat to Match US $50,000 PC-GDP in 3000-400 Yrs
NK Singh gave Bihar 1.2% India F. Capital, $16 GDP Growth
May20, 2019 (C) Ravinder Singh ravindersinvent@gmail.com

NK Singh and other economists ADMITTED – Public Savings rate in India had declined to 12% or between 10% to 15% against 30% or more earlier and 40% in China, richest 1% make 72% Income up from 52%, not giving exact figures because there was no presentation of actual data.

Exactly a month ago I had reported based on RBI Report – When Gujarat registered Rs.8,874 or $130 annual Per Capita GDP growth Bihar registered only Rs.1,122 or $16 annually – or Monthly increment of Rs.100 or $1.4 only. At this rate BIHAR will match USA present $50,000 per Capita GDP in 3000 Years and Gujarat 400 years.

Even this $130 for Gujarat and $16 for Bihar is not EQUALLY DISTRIBUTED – 1% get 76% of the GDP growth – 99% practically getting nothing.  

India is running out of Resources at just $2,000 Per Capita GDP achieved in over 72 years. Made three interventions – Rs.5,00,000 Cr sucked up as TAXES on Petroleum Products – IMPACTS every sector of economy. Many sectors like RAILWAYS are under Performing and Punjab produces 80 million tones of Foods but practically no Processing – PEPSI Plant relocated in drought prone state.

Per Capita State GDP Growth Since FY2012 – in Rs./Year at Constant Prices
Rank
Major States
FY2012
FY2017/18
Difference
Per Year
1.
Gujarat
87,481
131,853
44,372
8,874
2.
Haryana
106,085
143,211
37,126
7,425
3.
Karnataka
90,263
134,118
43,855
7,309
4.
Telengana
91,121
134,402
43,281
7,213
5.
Maharashtra
99,564
140,997
41,433
6,905
6.
Uttarkhand
100,305
139,435
39,130
6,522
7.
Himachal P.
87,721
125,607
37,886
6,314
8.
Andhra Pradesh
69,000
106,545
37,545
6,257
9.
Kerala
97,912
128,550
30,638
6,128
10.
Tamilnadu
92,984
126,179
33,195
5,532
11.
Punjab
85,577
105,386
19,809
3,962
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INDIA
63,482
86,668
23,186
3,864
12.
Orissa
48,370
67,522
19,152
3,192
13.
Rajasthan
57,192
76,146
18,954
3,159
14.
Madhya Pradesh
38,551
53,047
14,496
2,899
15.
Chhatisgarh
55,177
71,581
16,404
2,734
16.
West Bengal
51,543
65,978
14,435
2,406
17.
Assam
41,142
52,416
11,274
2,255
18.
J&K
53,173
62,145
8,972
1,794
19.
Jharkhand
41,254
50,562
9,308
1,551
20.
Uttar Pradesh
32,002
40,815
8,813
1,469
21.
Bihar
21,750
28,485
6,735
1,122

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