News Reading Practice #57

(100 Day Challenge)



Amid reports of several Indians getting killed after being forced to fight for Russia in the war against Ukraine, the CBI on Thursday cracked human trafficking networks sending youths to the conflict zone promising them lucrative jobs. 

After registering a case against visa consultancy firms and agents, searches were conducted at more than 10 locations in seven cities -- Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, Ambala, Chandigarh, Madurai and Chennai. 

The agents and visa firms were accused of hiring and sending youths to the Russia-Ukraine war zone promising lucrative jobs, CBI officials said. Around 35 instances of victims being sent abroad have been established. So far, officials said, over Rs 50 lakh, documents and electronic records like laptops, mobiles and desktops were seized while some suspects have been detained for questioning. According to CBI, the suspected traffickers have been operating as an organised network.



Punjab Cabinet minister Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal on Thursday said the state government is in touch with the Centre over five youths from Punjab stranded in Russia.


RACKET: An organized illegal activity, often involving a group of people.(സംഘടിത കുറ്റകൃത്യം)

TRAFFICKING: Illegally trading or dealing with something, usually involving the movement of people.(മനുഷ്യക്കടത്ത്)

BUSTED: Disrupted, broken up, or put an end to, often in the context of illegal activities.(പിടികൂടി)

CRACKED: Successfully solved or resolved, typically referring to a case or a mystery.(തകർത്തു)

HUMAN TRAFFICKING NETWORKS: Organized systems involved in illegal movement and exploitation of people.(മനുഷ്യക്കടത്ത് ശൃംഖല)

CONFLICT ZONE: A region where armed conflict or war is taking place.(സംഘർഷ മേഖല)

LUCRATIVE: Producing a lot of profit or wealth; profitable.(ലാഭകരമായ.)

REGISTERING: Officially recording or entering information, often in a formal document or system.(രേഖപ്പെടുത്തുക)

CONDUCTED: Carried out or performed, often referring to an investigation or search.(നയിക്കുക)

ACCUSED: Individuals or entities charged with wrongdoing or a crime.(കുറ്റപ്പെടുത്തി)

HIRING: Employing or recruiting individuals for a job or task.(നിയമനം)

INSTANCES: Occurrences or examples of a particular event or situation.(സന്ദർഭങ്ങൾ)

ESTABLISHED: Confirmed or proven to be true(കണ്ടെത്തി)

SEIZED: Confiscated or taken possession of, usually by legal authority.(പിടിച്ചെടുത്തു)

DETAINED: Held in custody or under restraint, often by legal authorities.(തടവിലാക്കി)

OPERATING: Functioning or carrying out activities.(പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്നു)

ORGANISED NETWORK: A structured and coordinated group, often involved in illegal or covert activities.(സംഘടിത ശൃംഖല)

STRANDED: Left in a difficult or helpless situation, unable to proceed.


IN TOUCH: Communicating or maintaining contact with someone or an organization.(ബന്ധപ്പെട്ടിരിക്കുന്നു)