Six Indians have been arrested by the Sri Lankan authorities for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold worth ₹30 Lakhs to India: as per a report. The smugglers were detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and had concealed the gold biscuits in their luggage as well as the pockets of their trousers and their rectum. The accused were trying to smuggle the gold to Chennai and have been arrested. They are all in their mid 40's, as reported in primary investigations. Further investigations are being conducted by airport customs.
Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleged that the government has ignored several important issues like deaths of children due to encephalitis in Bihar and water crises in the country. He made an objectionable comment against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comparing him to 'gandi naali', he also claimed that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s mustache should be made “national mustache”. Chowdhury also received flak for stating, "Kahan Maa Ganga aur kahan gandi naali." He further launched a scathing attack on the Centre, saying that the NDA failed to put purported "thieves" behind bars and called PM Modi a great salesman.