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Christian Coleman of the U.S. before the race REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel/Files(REUTERS)

Christian Coleman provisionally suspended after whereabouts failure

California | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 02:05 PM IST
“The AIU confirms a provisional suspension against Christian Coleman of the USA for whereabouts failures, a violation of the @WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Rules,” the AIU said in a tweet.
An x-ray check by customs officials revealed tha Rodrigo Dos Santos Alves, 23, (in pic) had two polythene pouches filled with cocaine tied to his waist and these were covered with a white cloth.(HT PHOTO)
An x-ray check by customs officials revealed tha Rodrigo Dos Santos Alves, 23, (in pic) had two polythene pouches filled with cocaine tied to his waist and these were covered with a white cloth.(HT PHOTO)

Brazilian national carrying Rs 24-crore cocaine held at Mumbai airport

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunke, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 09:26 AM IST
The man came to the city from Sao Paulo, via Addis Ababa
India’s mixed relay team of Mohammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and M R Poovamma had won the silver.(File/PTi)
India’s mixed relay team of Mohammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv and M R Poovamma had won the silver.(File/PTi)

India’s mixed relay silver at Asian Games 2018 set to be upgraded to gold

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 11:08 PM IST
India are in line to get the Asian Games gold in 4x400 mixed relay with Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain being handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for failing a dope test.
Smugglers tried to get 481.55 kg gold through the Mumbai airport since April 2018.(HT PHOTO)
Smugglers tried to get 481.55 kg gold through the Mumbai airport since April 2018.(HT PHOTO)

Gold, drugs and foreign currency smuggling from Mumbai airport touch new highs

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunke, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 08:09 AM IST
481.55kg gold smuggled from Apr 2018 to Mar 2019, compared to 356.7kg the previous fiscal; rise in number of foreign nationals involved
The discovery of the leopard cub in cabin baggage has stunned customs officers who are more used to attempts by passengers from Thailand to smuggle in gold and, occasionally, star tortoises.(ANI photo)
The discovery of the leopard cub in cabin baggage has stunned customs officers who are more used to attempts by passengers from Thailand to smuggle in gold and, occasionally, star tortoises.(ANI photo)

Leopard cub smuggled from Thailand seized at Chennai airport

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 08:21 PM IST
A barely one-month-old female leopard cub was seized from a passenger who arrived at Chennai’s Anna International Airport on a flight from Thailand early on Saturday, carrying the cub in a stroller bag.
At least seven top Indian athletes, including Olympian 400m runner Nirmala Sheoran, have been caught for doping this year.(AFP)
At least seven top Indian athletes, including Olympian 400m runner Nirmala Sheoran, have been caught for doping this year.(AFP)

IAAF puts India in ‘high doping risk’ club

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 12:42 PM IST
IAAF’s new anti-doping rules classify nations into three categories on doping risk and international success. Severe sanctions will be imposed on federations for spike in doping cases
The 20 gold bars weighed around 2.3kg.(HT Photo)
The 20 gold bars weighed around 2.3kg.(HT Photo)

Man hides 20 gold bars worth Rs 63 lakh in Mumbai airport toilet bin, arrested

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 12:05 PM IST
The accused Nasir Khan, 35, arrived from Dubai and authorities suspect he is a carrier who was asked to smuggle the gold worth Rs 63 lakh for a commission.
The Syrian nationals had arrived from Turkey.(HT FILE)
The Syrian nationals had arrived from Turkey.(HT FILE)

Two Syrians held with smuggled cancer drugs worth 55L from Mumbai airport

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunkhe, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 12:25 AM IST
Authorities stated that the high demand for these drugs has led to their smuggling, as the actual market value of these drugs is much higher
The two suspects were arrested on the basis of profiling after they cleared the customs channel and were proceeding towards the exit.(HT FILE)
The two suspects were arrested on the basis of profiling after they cleared the customs channel and were proceeding towards the exit.(HT FILE)

2 foreign nationals caught at Mumbai international airport smuggling gold worth Rs2 crore

Hindustan Times | By Vijay Kumar Yadav
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 11:30 PM IST
Officials recovered over 7.3 kg of gold from Yoguy Rafidison, a Republic of Madagascar national and Rajeev Shantilal, who holds a French passport
Asbel Kiprop tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on May 4, 2018 refuting allegations by the Kenyan track star that his sample might have been contaminated.(AFP)
Asbel Kiprop tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on May 4, 2018 refuting allegations by the Kenyan track star that his sample might have been contaminated.(AFP)

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop tested positive for endurance-boosting drug

Agence France-Presse, Doha | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2018 07:01 PM IST
Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop, a three-time world 1500m champion and 2008 Olympic gold medallist, on Thursday “vehemently denied” doping
The gold bars were hidden under the passenger seats.
The gold bars were hidden under the passenger seats.

Unclaimed gold bars worth 2.59 crore found under aircraft seats at Mumbai airport

By Pratik Salunke, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2018 01:14 AM IST
In another case, a flier was arrested for allegedly carrying undeclared foreign currency equivalent to Rs30.77 lakh on Saturday
The gold and the passenger was handed over to the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of airport customs for legal action.s(Representational photo)
The gold and the passenger was handed over to the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of airport customs for legal action.s(Representational photo)

Flyer tries to smuggle gold worth 27 lakh, held at Mumbai airport

Hindustan Times | By Neha Tripathi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2018 11:14 AM IST
Smugglers have now begun to smuggle gold in dust form, as gold dust is difficult to trace by using hand-held detectors and scanners.
Sources said smugglers book tickets in such flights as there is minimal checking after arrival at domestic terminals.(FILE)
Sources said smugglers book tickets in such flights as there is minimal checking after arrival at domestic terminals.(FILE)

Gold bars worth Rs33 lakh seized from Mumbai aircraft toilet

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunkhe, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 12:33 AM IST
Sources said smugglers book tickets in such flights as there is minimal checking after arrival at domestic terminals.
As gold dust is difficult to trace with hand-held detectors and scanners, smugglers are trying to sneak in the precious metal in dust form.(HT FILE)
As gold dust is difficult to trace with hand-held detectors and scanners, smugglers are trying to sneak in the precious metal in dust form.(HT FILE)

Couple caught at Mumbai airport for smuggling gold dust worth 35 lakh

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunkhe, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 12:36 AM IST
The gold dust was cleverly concealed in two plastic packets, which were placed between two layers of crème-coloured crepe bandage wrapped around the waist of the passenger.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar plans to launch the programme along with Sushma Swaraj on April 18.(PTI)
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar plans to launch the programme along with Sushma Swaraj on April 18.(PTI)

Javadekar announces April 18 as launch date for Study in India programme

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 03:09 PM IST
HRD minster said that if six lakh Indians are going out to pursue higher education, the new mission for Study in India programme is to bring 10 lakh foreign students into the country.
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