The CISF personnel deployed at the Taj Mahal here are now training to use a novel weapon, catapults, to tackle the monkey menace there.
Central Industrial Security Force Commandant Braj Bhushan Singh told PTI that the constables are being trained to use ‘gulels’ (catapults) to ward off monkeys from attacking and biting tourists.
“The monkeys have been posing a huge problem here. Many tourists have been injured in monkey attacks. Our jawans are being trained to use catapults to shoo them away,” he said.
A local wildlife activist, armed with the provisions of the Wildlife Act, 1972, however, has come to simians’ defence.
As per the Act, monkeys are protected species and no physical harm can be inflicted on them, said activist Shravan Kumar Singh.
Ved Gautam, a tourist guide, however, said, “We have seen some CISF jawans with catapults, but they have neither harmed monkeys nor used stones to target them.” Agra has been in news due to the simian menace over the last six months.
“The hospitals here almost daily receive at least one serious case of monkey attack. The municipal corporation has failed to find a solution to this menace,” said Mukesh Jain, a functionary of the Satyamev Jayate Trust, that had financially supported several programmes to sterilise monkeys and transfer them to forests.
On November 12 last year, a monkey snatched a 12-day-old infant from the arms of his mother and killed the baby on the outskirts of Agra.
Just days later, monkeys were blamed for the death of a 58-year-old woman.
On November 22, an Italian tourist was attacked by a monkey near the western gate of Taj Mahal
Odisha Forest Officials rescued 12-feet-long Python from a village in Balasore
On last Sunday the local people of a small village called Mirgini spotted a python crossing a road at late night. The villagers immediately informed the Snake Helpline to rescue the 12-feet-long reptile.
The snake helpline members reached and saved the 24 kg python and later it was handed over to the Forest Department officials. It has been reported that the python was released into the forest of Kuldiha, in Balasore.
Mirgini is a small village in the Nilagiri locality, situated 18 kilometer towards west from District Headquarters of Balasore. Kuldiha forest is primarily known for Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary, which is spanned across Chota Nagpur Plateau region and linked with Simlipal National Park via the Sukhupada and Nato hill ranges.
Ray Woolley breaks scuba diving record at 96 years of age
“Life Begins at 90”, a documentary based on Ray Woolley’s life, is to be shown at the Bosnia-Herzegovina film festival in the month of September.
Ray Woolley belongs to Port Sunlight which is in northwest England. Ray Woolley now lives in Cyprus. Ray was a radio operator in world war second.
Ray has successively broken the two previous records that he had held in 2017 and 2018. This time when he dove in, he broke his previous record of being underwater for 44 minutes at 40.6 meters. The event organizers confirmed that this time he dove to a depth of 42.4 meters for 48 minutes. Ray and the other divers spend some time and sat on the hull of the submerged ship. Fishes and a couple of turtles swam by them as they sat there.
“It’s just unbelievable. I’ve been diving now for 59 years and these are the sort of dives that you remember because there are so many divers with you,” Ray said after completing the dive with the 47 other divers who had dived with him. “If I can still dive and my buddies are willing to dive with me I hope I can do it again next year,” Ray told Reuters.
He dove in Larnaca which is a popular dive site. It is here that a cargo vessel named Zenobia had sunk. Zenobia was carrying trucks in it. The event was organized by the Larnaca municipality and the town’s tourism board.
Second world war veteran Ray Woolley turned 96 on the 28th August. “I refuse to accept the fact that I’m getting old,” Woolley is heard saying in the trailer.
Lakhpat Singh says tiger cubs see humans as prey since beginning
The incessant tiger and leopard attacks in Uttarakhand has compelled the wildlife department and hunters to study the mindset of these carnivorous who instead of searching for domestic prey, are on a daily prowl for human lives.
The situation has taken such a critical and worrisome turn that almost every alternate day, cases of maneater killings are reported from various parts of Uttarakhand especially from Chamoli, Pauri, Bageshwar, and Almora districts. In Uttarakhand, maneaters and humans conflict have been estimated as the highest in the country and the gravity of the situation can be assessed from the fact that during the last 17 years, i.e. after the Himalayan state gaining separate statehood about 650 or more people have fallen prey to these predators and about 3100 grievously injured.
The trend still continues with incidents of fatal maneater killings reported every alternate day from various regions of Garhwal and Kumaon divisions with the wildlife and the forest department drawing a sorry figure. While the Uttarakhand High Court has passed strict orders not to kill the predators come what may, at the same time it has stated that the forest department can use tranquilized guns to catch these carnivores and trap them in iron cages later to be released in distant jungles.
Lakhpat Singh Rawat credited for killing 53 maneater leopards and tigers in the jungles of Uttarakhand has recently concluded a survey about the behaviors of these maneaters who are becoming a great threat to human lives in Uttarakhand. Lakhpat Singh who is very well versed with the jungles of Uttarakhand states that the population of tigers in Uttarakhand is pretty good but they were badly disturbed by losing their hideouts in jungles due to construction activities, sound pollution and the immense dearth of animal prey. The wide-scale migration from villages has only worsened matters.
His research states that the overgrown grass of Lanterns and other herbs that grows fast and tall and available near the villages have become a safe place for these leopards and tigers to hide and take refuge. It is easy for them to keep an eye on human prey from here. On getting a suitable opportunity, they grab the women who work in agricultural fields, children on way to schools or senior citizens who pass through the isolated roadsides. There had been several incidents of these predators literally entering the isolated houses and grabbing children in their dreaded jaws, dragging them several meters and then devouring them at a lonely jungle spot.
These predators usually attack in dim light and at dusk. The newly born cubs live with their mothers under the protection of these Lantern shrubs and other tall grasses outside the village vicinity in agricultural fields. They view humans as their prey because the domestic animals are nonexistent in these hilly areas, majorly due to migration from villages. So when they grow up they target human beings than the domestic animals thus posing a direct threat to human lives in the Uttarakhand villages. In Uttarakhand out of 500 tigers and leopards, about 150 have been declared as maneaters.
Until 1944 the then wildlife writer and a professional hunter Jim Corbet had killed about 90 maneaters in Rudra Prayag, Pauri Garhwal, and in the Kumaon division to rid the Himalayan region of Garhwal of these maneaters who had by then killed more than 125 people in Uttarakhand.
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Fart disrupts proceedings at a regional assembly in Kenya
In a weird incident, a fart disrupted the proceedings in a Kenyan regional assembly.
The speaker had to adjourn the proceedings. The speaker adjourned the session when a pungent smell had spread in the house.
Juma Awuor, a member of the County Assembly (MCA) was on the floor discussing when the speaker interrupted. Nairobi Wire reported the following about the presiding speaker Edwin Kakach, “Kakach’s attention had reportedly been drawn to a group of male MCAs who were pointing fingers at each other over the suffocating fart.” Julius Gaya, an MCA addressed the speaker, “Honourable Speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is.”
“I am not the one. I cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues.” This was retorted by the member accused of farting by Julius Gaya. BBC Africa quoted the speaker, “We cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad.” To clean the air the speaker had announced a ten-minute break and had requested the members to step outside the chamber.
“Get whatever flavour you will find in any office, whether it’s vanilla or strawberry.” the speaker was quoted by BBC Africa. The speaker had reportedly summoned the staff to get air fresheners to clean up the air.
Congress misused Rajesh Khanna till the end says his soul brother
Emily Ratajkowski poses with armpit hair
Emily wrote while sharing her picture on Instagram. “I wrote an essay for @harpersbazaarus about the importance of women’s right to choose (how she dresses, what she posts, if she decides to shave or not) no matter what influences have shaped the way she presents herself,””I wrote an essay for @harpersbazaarus about the importance of women’s right to choose (how she dresses, what she posts, if she decides to shave or not) no matter what influences have shaped the way she presents herself.”
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“Give women the opportunity to be whatever they want and as multifaceted as they can be.” I wrote an essay for @harpersbazaarus about the importance of women’s right to choose (how she dresses, what she posts, if she decides to shave or not) no matter what influences have shaped the way she presents herself. Do your thing ladies, whatever it might be. Link in bio.
People are appreciating and applauding her statement through this picture. One person wrote, “You are a true inspiration.” Another person wrote, “You are doing a huge thing: using your privilege to fight for individual freedom and destroying beauty dogmas. Thanks for that.”
The picture has generated more than 2 million likes and thousands of comments lauding her decision to pose with armpit hair. The picture was a part of an article she wrote on feminism for Harper’s Bazaar.
Now you can also stay in a lighthouse
Years ago lighthouses were used to guide ships away from dangerous coastlines.
However, today only a few lighthouses are used for their original purpose. Now, most of these lighthouses are decommissioned and are used for lodging and boarding.
One can now book a stay in these lighthouses through the website BookaLighthouse.com. Even Airbnb has also started offering similar services. Price starts from $38 per night and goes up to $450 dollar per night.
All amenities like breakfast, bedsheets, towels, etc are provided for in this budget. The maximum number of people that can stay at the same time in a lighthouse varies from a lighthouse to lighthouse. Like 13 guests can stay at a time in the lighthouse on Lake Superior. The above-mentioned websites are a great resource if you want to enjoy a nautical getaway.
Star cast of biopic on posthumous Mahavir Chakra recipient Late Jaswant Singh Rawat felicitated in New Delhi. ” 72 Hours- Martyr who never died
A valiant fighter who defied insurmountable odds in the Nurang war of 1962 in Arunachal Pradesh against the Chinese
The film star cast of ” 72 Hours – Martyr who never died”, today visited Garhwal Bhawan in New Delhi at the premier of the biopic of valiant soldier late Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat of 4 Garhwal Rifles. Jaswant Singh was awarded with Mahavir Chakra by President of India posthumously.
This mega budget movie has been produced by JSR productions, with a hefty budget of more than Rs. ten crores highlighting the valour of Rifleman of 4 Garhwal Rifles Jaswant Singh Rawat n other valiant fighters with immense dexterity n precision shot near Nurang post in Arunachal Pradesh n real locations where this brave soldier lived, passed his childhod, school he studied in n the vicinity where he fought the challenging war under most adverse situations ncircumstances .
It’s just a co incidence that the name of the producer of this biopic is Jaswant Singh Rawat n his son Prasheel Rawat. This biopic is a by product of repression n trauma ( Peedha).
About 95 percent of the characters in the movie are from Uttarakhand n the hero playing Jaswant Singh Rawat is actor Avinash Dhyani who did a three year deep research on the project n scripted the story as well. The reason why he was inspired to work so dedicatedly on the script was because his father too was in Garhwal Rifles n the battalion’s unparalleled contributions n sacrifices could not be brought to the fore.
The movie spans 2 hours ten minute which took almost three years to complete. It was in this war of 1962 fought at Nurang, Arunachal Pradesh when brave Jaswant Singh single handedly killed 300 Chinese soldiers finally sacrificing his precious life alongwith fellow rifleman Trilok Singh Negi.
The film crew flew from Mumbai to Delhi to connect with the film audience at Garhwal Bhawan, Panch Quinya Road, New Delhi.
Heartiest congratulations to the entire crew of the biopic 72 hours- the martyr never died.
According to the producer of JSR productions’ 72 Hours”, young Prasheel Rawat, he was inspired to make this mega budget biopic after he was approached by the hero of the movie Avinash Dhyani who had done a deep n meticulous research n scripted the true story in three years after tremendous dedication n hard work.
On hearing n reading the script of the selfless sacrifice of a mere 21 year old soldier Jaswant Singh in the Nurang post of Arunachal Pradesh Indo China war of 1962 who single handedly fought the enemy forces for three consecutive days n killed 300 PLA soldiers Rasheel was so moved passionately that he made up his mind to invest 10 crore rupees n go for the biopic on the life and sacrifice of this valiant soldier of 4 Garhwal Rifles who refused to leave the post despite the orders of the high ups to withdraw.
The hero of the movie Avinash Dhyani who played Jaswant Singh in the movie n worked hard for three consecutive years extended his gratitude towards JSR production n Prasheel Rawat for considering his request n making,” 72 Hours,” Martyr who never died,” possible.
The movie has been block bustre in the cinema Halls of North Eastern States who consider Late Jaswant Singh Rawat as their real hero saying that had he not only fought the enemy forces so courageously n with valour finally for three days incessantly under most terrifying n unforseen circumstances but also sacrificed his precious life and today it’s because of his sacrifice that Arunachal Pradesh is with India and they are safe and sound.
The Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha office bearers Mohabbat Singh Rana, President, Pawan Maithani, General Secretary, Ajay Bisht, joint secretary n Sunil Negi, President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum etc felicitated the chief guests of the event Lt. General Mr. Rawat, Dr. Kusum Nautiyal, Colonel Nautiyal, classmate of late Jaswant Singh Rawat, Colonel Maithani n Kargil war Hero Colonel Chandri Patwal and the entire crew of the biopic with bouquets and momentoes.
The hall was jampacked who enjoyed the promo n songs screening on the ocassion. Several renowned bollywood actors are also acting in this film. The movie is likely to be screened in Delhi theatres shortly, however it is being screened in several theatres in Uttarakhand and other states of the country.
Sunil Negi, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum
Monkey Menace: 14 day old snatched from a lactating mother and brutally killed by a monkey in Agra
The terror of monkeys all over India, particularly in the religious places like Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra etc in Uttar Pradesh, in Rajasthan and Uttrakhand is increasing day by day and even the hospitals and VIP areas are not free of the monkey attacks.
In Uttarakhand monkeys have entered every village and house and are incessantly damaging agricultural produce. These monkeys in various religious spots, temples and tourist places snatch the belongings and the foodstuff of the visitors and on resistence even injure them grievously. There have been hundreds of instances of monkey attacks in the above mentioned states and foreign visitors n tourists too had been their incessant victims.
In Agra today a fourteen day old infant has been snatched by a monkey from a lactating mother from inside the house and was later on found killed after having been brutally injured. The news have sent terror wave all around the Runawat village of Arga where good number of people have already been injured due to increasing monkey attacks.
There have been no remedial action whatsoever from the administration’s side who are least bothered or interested to catch these dreaded monkeys who are on an attacking spree. According to news pouring in, the family and the mother of the 14 day old infant killed are badly terrorised and grief stricken due to the tragedy and foresee more such brutal monkey attacks in the future.
The expeditious multiplication of the monkey population in all the states of the country is a matter of great concern. Even the former president of India Dr. Pranav Mukerjee was not spared by these notorious monkeys when on one of his visits as president of India his spects were also snatched by these monkeys in Mathura despite so much of security.
Uttarakhand is the worst victim of monkey attacks who are literally entering houses in the villages and suburban cities n towns and creating havoc by destroying crops and injuring residents particularly children. Uttarakhand being the jungle state dominated by 73 % of trees the monkeys caught in hordes by the department’s concerned release them here thus allowing them to create havoc in this himalayan state.
It is high time that the concerned governmental agencies should expedite efforts to catch these troubling monkeys and keep them away from public places.
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