Mangaluru: CISF personnel at Mangaluru International Airport on Monday arrested a Dubai bound passenger who was allegedly trying to smuggling foreign currency.

The officials seized Ten thousand US Dollars currency from the passengers who was to board Spice Jet flight number SG-59 on Monday morning.

During the checking on security check counter the CISF personnel found US Dollars with the passenger and then took him under custody. The currency was reportedly confined in his pockets and handbag.

The accused was then handed over to custom officials for further questioning and investigation.

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New Delhi: Raghu Karnad, The Wire‘s consulting editor and former bureau chief, on Thursday received the Windham-Campbell prize at Yale University in the US for his book Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War.

On receiving the prize, Karnad said he wrote the book without any certainty that it would even find a publisher outside of India. “To have it recognized like this—and placed in the company of others that were my inspirations—feels less like an achievement than a fantastical dream,” he said. He received the non-fiction category prize for “combining forensic archival research with imaginative fire and unsettling national and colonial histories” in his book.

The book narrates a lost chapter in Indian history through the lives of five young people and was the end result of an essay written in 2012 on the living traces of the Second World War in India’s northeast.

He received also received the prize money of $165,000 at the official ceremony held at the Yale University Art Gallery from the university’s president Peter Salovey.

courtesy: thewire.in