India: 20 kg onion looted from state-run store in West Bengal

Suri (WB), Dec 9 (PTI) Around 20 kg onion was allegedly looted from a state-run store in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Monday, an official said.

The incident happened at a Sufal Bangla store at the Bolpur bus stand area of the district, where onions at subsidised price were being sold, he said.

India: UP govt plans cow safaris

Lucknow, Dec 8 (PTI) Faced with stray cattle menace, the Uttar Pradesh government plans to set up 'cow safaris' in the state for better safety and upkeep of the animal.

The idea mooted by UP Animal and Husbandry minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary is in line with the Yogi government's aim of cow protection.

"The Yogi government is vigilant towards cow protection and it is our duty to save and secure them," Chaudhary said.

India: Man wants police to probe `theft' of his handkerchief

Mumbai, Dec 3 (PTI) Handkerchief may be a humble accessory, but not for a Nagpur resident who approached police with a complaint after losing one.

Harshawardhan Jithe, resident of Manish Nagar locality, landed at Sadar police station in Nagpur on Monday with a complaint of theft of his handerchief.

'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage and cargo

Kokopo (Papua New Guinea) Nov 26, AFP/GANASHAKTI: A charter airline in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday said armed men hijacked one of its planes, forced the pilot to fly to an unused airstrip before making off with the cargo.

Tropicair told AFP that eight armed men approached the plan as it was refuelling in Gasmata, on the island of New Britain and forced him to take off.

A company spokesman said there were no other passengers on board.

Zimbabweans furious as President Mnangagwa names 10 roads after him, less than two years in power

HARARE, Nov 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) — There is ongoing debate among Zimbabweans about the latest renaming programme announced by the government.

It’s nearly four decades since the country gained independence from Britain but many roads, landmarks and schools still honour British functionaries of the colonial era.

India: BJP leader Ghosh stands by cow milk having gold remark

Kolkata, Nov 8 (PTI) West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday justified his comment that Indian cow milk have "traces of gold", saying it was backed by conclusions of research taking place in the foreign countries.

He said those who are trolling him over the remark should first prove him wrong by producing counter research papers.

India: Man wants loan against gold (his cow) after BJP’s Dilip Ghosh's 'gold in milk' theory

Dankuni; 08 Nov 2019 (UMM): A man has approached Manappuram Finance Limited’s branch in West Bengal seeking loan against gold, his cow, after West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh claimed that milk produced by Indian cows contains gold in it.

India: No honking in my zone; says feral bull in Bihar

Hajipur (Bihar), Nov 7 (PTI) Incessant honking is one peeve motorists in India have learned to live with but makes this beast a raging bull in a china shop.

A bull in Bihar's Hajipur town has taken national and international media by storm with its fierce response to honking as furiously overturns cars and topples two-wheelers.

India: No ration to 20 Odisha families for defecating in open

Berhampur (Odisha), Nov 1 (PTI) Over 20 families in Ganjam district have not been given ration supply after a panchayat body decided to stop the benefits from reaching people who were found defecating in open.

According to a decision taken at a panchayat meeting on October 20, the distribution of ration under the public distribution system (PDS) was stopped to over 20 families in last 11 days, Sushant Swain, the sarpanch of Goutami panchayat in Sanakhemundi block, said.

India: PM extends birthday wishes to Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 26 (PTI) National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who is currently in detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 82nd birthday, NC sources said on Saturday.

The sources said Abdullah, who turned 82 on October 21, received a letter from the Prime Minister greeting him on his birthday.

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