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Maya tries a UP in Karnataka
Bangalore, December 23
Bahujan Samajwadi Party workers at a public rally in Bangalore on Sunday. The IT capital today turned into a sea of blue as UP Chief Minister Mayawati descended into city trying to forge a Dalit, scheduled tribe and upper caste alliance in Karnataka, the one she had successfully used in UP.

Bahujan Samajwadi Party workers at a public rally in Bangalore on Sunday. — PTI photo

2 LeT terrorists shot dead; was Maya the target?
Lucknow, December 23
Two members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) suicide squad, who apparently wanted to target Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, were today killed in an encounter with Special Task Force (STF) of state police at Dewa road on Lucknow-Barabanki border.


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Jharkhand midday meal scheme under religious cloud
Patna, December 23
Contrary to its spirit to unite society, religion now does not even spare the midday meal scheme in schools too. The development perhaps also makes a mockery of the much-hyped “India shining” campaign involving children who are supposed to be the country’s foundation in the 21st century beyond such social malice.

‘No credible info on Prabhakaran’s injury’
New Delhi, December 23
The Indian government has no credible information that Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eeelam chief Velupillai Prabhakaran was injured in a Sri Lanka Air Force raid on his bunker in the last week of November.

Sanjeeda-Aamir are dance champs
Salman Khan presents the trophy to the winner-pair Sanjeeda and Aamir Ali at ‘Nach Baliye 3’ grand finale in Mumbai on Saturday. Mumbai, December 23
After high voltage and exhaustive performances for 13 weeks, small screen’s actors, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Aamir Ali, have been voted the best dancing couple of “Nach Baliye 3”, defeating the popular drama queen Rakhi Sawant and her partner Abhishek Awasthi.

Salman Khan presents the trophy to the winner-pair Sanjeeda and Aamir Ali at ‘Nach Baliye 3’ grand finale in Mumbai on Saturday. — PTI photo

Gandhi’s dream dying slow death
Basic schools in Champaran in sorry state
Patna, December 23
It is not only in Gujarat, but Gandhi is apparently lost in Bihar’s Champaran too. Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of providing education with a difference to the poor is dying in west Champaran district of Bihar. The basic schools set up by him are reportedly in shambles.

Human Trafficking
Centre sanctions IFS officer’s prosecution
New Delhi, December 23
The Centre has given its sanction to the CBI for prosecuting senior Indian Foreign Service officer Rakesh Kumar for his alleged involvement in human trafficking. The sanction for prosecution was received from the ministry of external affairs recently and the CBI would be going ahead to file a charge sheet against him and two others, official sources said.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas begins on January 8
New Delhi, December 23
In less than three weeks, Indians from around the globe will get together in the Capital for the sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the annual conclave of the diaspora.

RTI stuck at classified files hurdle
New Delhi, December 23
Touted as the “people’s law” to bring about transparency in the working of the government, the RTI Act staggered through 2007 as the Centre refused to declassify files and clung on to the pre-Independence Official Secrets Act.

One killed in police firing
Jaipur, December 23
One person was killed today when the police opened fire in self- defence after a crowd of round 800 persons, protesting against the butchering of a cow, pelted stones at it at a village, almost 275 km from here.

A local train derailed between Kurla and Vidyavihar in Mumbai on Sunday. One person was killed and several others were injured in the accident. 1 dies in Mumbai train mishap
Mumbai, December 23
One person was killed and two others seriously injured when four compartments of a local train on the Central Railway’s suburban network went off the tracks this morning.

A local train derailed between Kurla and Vidyavihar in Mumbai on Sunday. One person was killed and several others were injured in the accident. — PTI photo

Al-Qaida threat: Assam on high alert
Guwahati, December 23
Security agencies were put on high alert in Assam following intelligence inputs that the ISI along with Al-Qaida are purportedly planning a major strike at the famous Kamakhya temple and other religious places.

76 bombs recovered in Nandigram
Nandigram, December 23
Altogether 76 bombs were today found near a brickkiln here, CRPF officials said.

2 black bucks rescued from cold store
Barabanki, December 23
Two black bucks were today rescued from a cold store here with its manager claiming that the endangered animals strayed into the premises from a nearby forest.

 

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Maya tries a UP in Karnataka
Jangveer Singh
Tribune News Service

Bangalore, December 23
The IT capital today turned into a sea of blue as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati descended into the city trying to forge a Dalit, scheduled tribe and upper caste alliance in Karnataka, the one she had successfully used in Uttar Pradesh.

Though Mayawati could not grab big names except former Janata Dal(S) leader and former minister P.G.R Sindhia who had anyway announced his decision to join the BSP earlier, its state leaders were able to get a few lakh people to the rally site here besides collecting Rs 55 lakh in a state-wide collection drive.

Addressing the party meeting, Mayawati said her party was the only answer for Dalits and backward castes in the country. “We stand for social justice and have achieved this goal for the most backward sections of the society in Uttar Pradesh”. She also indicated that the under-privileged sections in Karnataka would benefit in case they supported the BSP.

The UP Chief Minister also indicated that she was not only vying for a share in the forthcoming state elections but also the next Lok Sabha poll by urging backward caste leaders to rally behind the BSP. She also announced Sindhia’s appointment as the party’s general-secretary. She said Sindhia would also be on the committee which would be formed to select candidates for the next Assembly and parliamentary elections in the state.

The Dalit leader also claimed that her party was fighting with the Centre to ensure jobs could be reserved for Dalits in the corporate sector.

Meanwhile, there were indications that the BSP was trying to establish itself as a force to reckon with in the state. The party took up a collection drive through coupons as it does elsewhere and sold coupons of varying degrees from Rs 1 to Rs 1,000. BSP state president B Gopal said the drive had paid off with the complete expenditure for the rally being taken care of through donations from the public.

The party was also able to reach out to the forward caste with the Brahman Samudaya, a federation of Brahman associations, distributing food at the rally venue. Mayawati was also scheduled to address a meeting of Brahman leaders but the meeting could not come about due to the ongoing elections of the Akhila Bharatha Brahman Mahasabha.

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2 LeT terrorists shot dead; was Maya the target?

Lucknow, December 23
Two members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) suicide squad, who apparently wanted to target Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, were today killed in an encounter with Special Task Force (STF) of state police at Dewa road on Lucknow-Barabanki border.

The terrorists, both stated to be Pakistani nationals, were coming from Nepal when they were intercepted by the STF, which kept surveillance on them, triggering the encounter at around 5.50 am, additional director general of police (law and order) Brijlal told reporters here.

The two terrorists were killed on the spot during the gun battle, he said, adding both of them were ‘fidayeens’ and were coming to Lucknow for targeting someone.

Asked about the possibility of Mayawati being their target, the ADG said a map found with the terrorists was of the area around the Chief Minister’s residence and had something written in Urdu.

Intelligence agencies had recently received inputs indicating that Mayawati was a target of militants who could plan a suicide attack on her. Besides a map of five Kalidas Marg, the official residence of the Chief Minister, 10 hand grenades, 10 hand grenade fuse, a detonator, two AK-47 rifles, a suicide belt and battery used in it, six magazines and a number of cartridges were recovered from the possession of the two men, Brijlal said. — PTI

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Jharkhand midday meal scheme under religious cloud
Tribune News Service

Patna, December 23
Contrary to its spirit to unite society, religion now does not even spare the midday meal scheme in schools too. The development perhaps also makes a mockery of the much-hyped “India shining” campaign involving children who are supposed to be the country’s foundation in the 21st century beyond such social malice. The case in point is the Sindpur Middle School of Dhanbad in Jharkhand.

It is a classic case where midday meals could not be served to the children for last 18 months owing to the religious divide. It was reportedly stopped in the middle of 2006 when the Hindu students had refused to eat food prepared by a Muslim cook.

Of the total 125 children in the school, 29 belong to the Muslim community.

Reports reaching here said the incident then had threatened to take a communal turn with the Hindu students refusing to eat food prepared by a Muslim cook, the district education department subsequently had replaced the Muslim cook by a Hindu cook to resolve the issue.

But then it was the turn of the Muslim students refusing to eat the food prepared by the Hindu cook.

However, late last week the Education Department officials finally worked out a compromise formula with the leaders of both the communities to resolve the impasse.

Going by the formula a Muslim cook was appointed along with three other Hindu cooks. “The issue had been settled. We are trying to find a permanent solution to the problem,” said Ratan Kumar, district education superintendent of Dhanbad.

Understandably, what was unsaid was that while the Muslim cook will now prepare the food for the Muslim students, the three Hindu cooks will take care of the Hindu students.

But even though the said compromise formula helped the district administration to resume the suspended midday meals scheme after 18 months, it seemingly failed to blur the religious and related social division for which education in the classroom is supposedly meant for a place that produce the future citizens of the country.

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‘No credible info on Prabhakaran’s injury’

New Delhi, December 23
The Indian government has no credible information that Liberation of Tamil Tigers Eeelam chief Velupillai Prabhakaran was injured in a Sri Lanka Air Force raid on his bunker in the last week of November.

Indian security agencies believe that reports that Prabhakaran was injured and that he may seek medical treatment abroad are part of psychological warfare against a beleaguered LTTE.

An informed source dismissed as "ridiculous" a report on Friday in a Sri Lankan newspaper that the supposed air raid on Prabhakaran killed 116 bodyguards of the LTTE chief.

Officials told IANS on condition of anonymity that the Indian security establishment, which kept a close tab on the Sri Lankan conflict, would have in all probability learnt by now if Prabhakaran had indeed been injured.

”All we can say now is that we have no credible intelligence to believe that Prabhakaran was wounded in any raid," the source said."While we never rule out anything completely, we find these reports difficult to digest." The LTTE has not commented on the supposed bombing of Prabhakaran's base that was first reported by a Sri Lankan newspaper on December 16.

The paper said the 54-year-old suffered slight injuries in the arms, legs and the back when the air force dropped 12 bombs on the Jayanthinagar bunker complex in the northern district of Kilinochchi on November 28.

It went on to say that Prabhakaran recovered after treatment at the LTTE-run Thileepan Medical Centre and had begun moving about.

The Sri Lankan military spokesman then said the forces had no such information although the incident had supposedly taken place over two weeks earlier.But Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said this week that while he had no details, the air force did take up two "high profile" targets on November 28 and one of the target areas in the LTTE region was then "closed for two weeks". — IANS

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Sanjeeda-Aamir are dance champs

Mumbai, December 23
After high voltage and exhaustive performances for 13 weeks, small screen’s actors, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Aamir Ali, have been voted the best dancing couple of “Nach Baliye 3”, defeating the popular drama queen Rakhi Sawant and her partner Abhishek Awasthi.

“Nach Baliye” selects celebrities from the small screen and throws them together in the challenging competition with their real life partners. This year 11 couples participated.

The search for the best dancing couple ended with Sanjeeda-Aamir dancing away with the first prize of Rs 2 million and a car while their choreographers Arun and Chetan won Rs 1 million.

Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan, who entertained the viewers with his one-liners and did many jigs to his hit numbers, announced the winners and gave away the prizes.

Before naming the winners, Salman made a request: “Please don’t cry after the announcement because we have not come to mourn here.” However, Rakhi couldn’t keep Salman’s request. When the results were announced, the drama queen- touted as the sure shot winner - was visibly shocked and immediately left the stage with her partner. She didn’t even stay to take the runners up trophy.

The camera captured her crying and sobbing. Later, talking to a television channel, she alleged that votes had been tampered with and she was included in the show merely as a publicity tool.

Dressed in blue and silver, Sanjeeda and Aamir made a perfect couple. Unlike Rakhi, they maintained their poise and controlled their anxiety before the announcement and excitement after winning the trophy.

The judges, including choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant, director David Dhawan and actress Isha Koppikar, were not complaining at all. They were satisfied with the two finalists’ dance technique, choreography and presentation and the final result.

Other “funny” awards distributed in the grand finale round were Haan Ji Haan which went to Kashmira Shah-Krishna; Bol Baliye was given to the most talkative contestant Pooja Bedi; the Mind Blowing couple award went to the hosts Hussain-Tina; Most Damdar Jodi went to Rakhi-Abhishek; Karan-Amita got the Most Mazedar couple award; Shweta-Alex won the Most Damdar Jodi trophy; the Most Manpasand Jodi award was given to Kavita-Karan.

Sachin and Supriya, the winner of the first “Nach Baliye”, performed for the grand finale and Laughter Champion Ehsaan Qureshi tickled the funny bones of the viewers with his jokes. — IANS

 

Gandhi’s dream dying slow death
Basic schools in Champaran in sorry state
Tribune News Service

Patna, December 23
It is not only in Gujarat, but Gandhi is apparently lost in Bihar’s Champaran too.

Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of providing education with a difference to the poor is dying in west Champaran district of Bihar. The basic schools set up by him are reportedly in shambles.

Historically, Champaran holds the centrestage as a turning point in Indian politics as it was here that Gandhi’s Satyagrah (non-violence) came to be associated for the first time with the fight for freedom. It was on April 10, 1917, when Gandhi reportedly set foot upon Champaran’s soil in response to the call of submerged humanity. The European planters had rallied to obstruct and oppose Gandhi in his struggle to release the poor farmers of Indigo plantations there.

Bihar’s indebtedness to Gandhi, however, is not confined to his first experiment with Satyagrah here, but also because of his effort to introduce basic education for the masses for enduring results during the freedom struggle.

Contrary to Gandhi’s love for Bihar, about 43 basic schools in the state are now struggling for survival.

They reportedly not only suffer from a shortage of teachers, but land meant for them is allegedly in the illegal possession of powerful people. “Like the other dreams of Mahatma Gandhi, his dream of basic schools too has been left in the lurch,” said D.K. Singh, a retired school teacher.

But despite Gandhi’s commitment to Bihar, successive state governments here in the past, allegedly allowed the schools to languish.

Sources in the district education office said at present there are 143 teachers as against the sanctioned posts of 461 teachers in 43 basic schools.

In context, sources referred to a basic school in Brindavan, which is virtually surviving without any infrastructure. It reportedly has three teachers for over 600 students and manages with just half-a-dozen volunteers from the Gandhi Smriti Darshan that gives annual grants of Rs 18,000 to run it.

The only silver lining, though on paper, is that the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar now plans revival of Gandhi’s basic schools as part of the common school system that the state government wants to implement.

It was also learnt that a few years ago, the Supreme Court took serious note of the plight of the basic schools in west Champaran district. The court then had issued notices to the Centre, state, district administration of west Champaran and the National Human Rights Commission to ensure proper functioning of the schools and preservation of the Gandhian heritage.

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Human Trafficking
Centre sanctions IFS officer’s prosecution

New Delhi, December 23
The Centre has given its sanction to the CBI for prosecuting senior Indian Foreign Service officer Rakesh Kumar for his alleged involvement in human trafficking. The sanction for prosecution was received from the ministry of external affairs recently and the CBI would be going ahead to file a charge sheet against him and two others, official sources said.

The ministry had been provided with the superintendent of police’s report in July this year and the sanction came only after reminders were sent to them for expediting the decision to prosecute Kumar, a 1972 IFS officer who was a former special secretary.

Besides Kumar, the CBI is likely to charge sheet programme officer of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Kehkeshan Tyagi and Har Gulab Singh, owner of a Punjabi troupe, the sources said. The CBI alleged Kumar, during his tenure as director-general of the ICCR, and Tyagi had entered into a criminal conspiracy with Singh and Shiv Kumar Sharma to facilitate illegal trafficking of nine individuals to Germany.

The modus operandi adopted by the accused was to send people to Berlin along with a dance troupe. On arrival, these people disappeared and later filed applications seeking political asylum under changed names.

Sharma allegedly acted as a conduit and charged huge amounts for sending people abroad. It was not immediately clear whether Sharma would also be charge sheeted or had turned approver. The CBI had registered a case against Kumar in March last year when he was special secretary (Economic Relations) in the external affairs ministry.

Kumar, Tyagi, Gulab Singh and Shiv Kumar Sharma were booked under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 403 (dishonest misappropriation), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code and 13 (i)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The CBI raided Kumar’s residence, Tyagi’s office and Sharma and Singh’s residential premises and houses in Ludhiana and Chandigarh on March 29, 2006.

Sleuths of the agency’s Special Crime Branch quizzed Kumar, who was asked to cut short a visit to South America following the CBI raids at his residence on March 29. Kumar delayed his return to the country by getting himself admitted at a hospital in Munich. Finally, in May last year, he was interrogated. — PTI

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas begins on January 8

New Delhi, December 23
In less than three weeks, Indians from around the globe will get together in the Capital for the sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the annual conclave of the diaspora.

The conclave will start on January 8 with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh delivering the inaugural address at Vigyan Bhawan. The chief guest will be Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam.

Unlike previously, the sixth conclave will be only a two-day event. There will be a welcome reception for the participants on January 7 evening. Earlier, the conclaves used to be held for three days.

The tone of the conference is expected to be substantially different, with the emphasis being more on social and development issues, rather than the hard-core courting of NRI capital.

The emphasis on social issues will be apparent from the first session, which will discuss how to ramp up engagement with the diaspora in health and education sectors. There are already some examples in this field - the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (Gopio) has adopted 50 villages, while the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (Aapi) has plans for linkages with rural health centres in south India.

Another session will look at novel ways to strengthen cultural ties between India and second or later generation of the diaspora, who may not have strong emotional underpinnings in their relations to the motherland.

“The investment or money has not been forthcoming. Therefore, we decided that we will not ask for any investment this year but seek partnership from NRIs for philanthropic projects,” Vayalar Ravi, minister for overseas Indian affairs, had said in November.

The announcement of an India Development Fund is likely to be one of the highlights of the conference, which will be like one-window distribution centre for philanthropic donations. To be based on the lines of the Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre, the fund will administer the money to certain selected development areas, like health and education, or certain rural projects.

Though economic issues may take a backstage this time, there will still be enough chances for participants scouting for business opportunities at the “marketplace” to sniff out the best investment areas, through business-to-business talks.

President will attend the valedictory session and will give away Pravasi Bharatiya samman awards. — IANS

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RTI stuck at classified files hurdle

New Delhi, December 23
Touted as the “people’s law” to bring about transparency in the working of the government, the RTI Act staggered through 2007 as the Centre refused to declassify files and clung on to the pre-Independence Official Secrets Act.

Right To Information Act initiated to dig out information far kept away from the public domain, however, made headway in that Central Information Commission, extended its ambit to institutions affecting the economy and Indian missions abroad.

Stock exchanges and corporate came under the RTI scanner and CIC received many applications from mobile operators and GSM service providers on licensing and spectrum allocation.

The CBI lost out on its demand for exclusion from the transparency law and drew flak from the CIC for irregular servicing and not keeping a list of cases.

Taking refuge in the law, the bureaucracy used it to redress personal grievances.

Senior IFS officer Veena Sikri invoked RTI to question Shivshankar Menon’s appointment as foreign secretary and Harish Kumar Dogra to challenge his recall as High Commissioner to New Zealand.

The tussle between the Centre and CIC, which began in 2006 on the issue of the proposed amendments, continued through 2007 over file noting.

CIC chief Wajahat Habibullah had the last word about the Centre being guarded about the file noting saying, “Till amendments are brought into the act, noting are very much part of information to be disclosed”.

The fag end of the year saw the CIC order a search for the records of drafting Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Independence Day speech in 2002. — PTI

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One killed in police firing

Jaipur, December 23
One person was killed today when the police opened fire in self- defence after a crowd of round 800 persons, protesting against the butchering of a cow, pelted stones at it at a village, almost 275 km from here.

The police was forced to open fire when agitated villagers pelted stones at it while it was trying to disperse the agitated villagers protesting since yesterday over the butchering of a cow and dropping the caracass near a well in Kapasan village, Superintendent of Police, Chittorgah, Bhupendra Sahu, told PTI over phone.

He said the angry villagers were pelting stones at the police and one constable, who was stuck in the crowd, opened fire in self- defence in which two persons were injured. One of them later succumbed to his injuries, Sahu said.

Earlier, the police used tear gas and used rubber bullets to disperse the mob but it could not be controlled, he said. About the situation in the village, he said, it was tense but under control.

Around 400 police personnel and some extra force from Udaipur district was called to control the situation, sources said.

Yesterday, people of the two community had gathered near the Gumanpura Chauraha area of Kapasan village after a cow was butchered. They confronted each other and even started pelting stones. As a precautionary measure, prohibitory orders have also been promulgated in Kapasan village,the police said. — PTI

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1 dies in Mumbai train mishap
Tribune News Service

Mumbai, December 23
One person was killed and two others seriously injured when four compartments of a local train on the Central Railway’s suburban network went off the tracks this morning.

The mishap happened between Kurla and Vidyavihar stations at around 11.30 am Central Railway officials said. The train was travelling to Titwala in Thane district from the downtown Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

The cause of the derailment is still being ascertained. The commissioner of Railway Safety will look into the mishap.

Railway officials said the number of casualties were low because it was a Sunday and there were very few people travelling by train.

The three unfortunate victims are believed to have been travelling near the entrance of the train and must have jumped out when the train went off the tracks. Other commuters in the train escaped with minor injuries.

Railway officials who spoke to the injured persons said the victims probably felt that a bomb had gone off in the train and jumped out in panic. All three suffered serious injuries with one of them succumbing in the hospital.

Following the accident, train services on the down line were disrupted. However, services were partially diverted through the other track.

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Al-Qaida threat: Assam on high alert

Guwahati, December 23
Security agencies were put on high alert in Assam following intelligence inputs that the ISI along with Al-Qaida are purportedly planning a major strike at the famous Kamakhya temple and other religious places.

Intelligence sources told PTI here today that the ISI along with Al-Qaida are planning to hit religious places in the state, including the world famous Kamakhya temple, atop the Neelachal hills in the city here.

The ISI had planned these attacks after the bombing inside a mosque in Pakistan on December 21, the sources said.

There is a general high alert in the state under the direction of the union home ministry following the mosque blast in Pakistan.

“Not only the Kamakhya temple but also other religious places as well as major public sector units have been targeted and thus security has been enhanced,” the sources said.

Following the alert, security has been tightened inside the Kamakhya temple premises to thwart any attempt by the ultras to plant a bomb.

Unlike other religious places in the country, the temple does not have a security set up, or even a compound wall or fencing making it an easy target for the terrorists. — PTI

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76 bombs recovered in Nandigram

Nandigram, December 23
Altogether 76 bombs were today found near a brickkiln here, CRPF officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, CRPF personnel went to the Janani brickkiln area here with sniffer dogs and found the bombs hidden in bushes.

“The bombs would be handed over to the police,” CRPF assistant commandant Arindam Upadhyay said.

Earlier, on March 17 the CBI arrested 10 persons hiding in Janani brickkiln on charges of rioting.

Leaders of the anti-acquisition Bhumi Uched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) complained to the police that the brickkilns were used to stockpile arms and bombs.

Khejuri is a CPM stronghold from where they allegedly hurled bombs at BUPC activists in Satengabari and Sherkhanchawk villages across Talpati canal. — PTI

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2 black bucks rescued from cold store

Barabanki, December 23
Two black bucks were today rescued from a cold store here with its manager claiming that the endangered animals strayed into the premises from a nearby forest.

Superintendent of police Pravin Kumar said the rare species were handed over to the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department which in turn sent it to the Lucknow Zoological Garden.

The black bucks were rescued from the cold storage, on the Faizabad highway here, managed by Jagdish, who was arrested the police said.

A manhunt has been launched for Shabbir, the owner of the cold storage, who is absconding. Kumar said the matter was being probed thoroughly as it involved endangered species. — PTI

 

 

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