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Buddhist monk killed in leopard attack in Chandrapur

Nagpur, Dec 12 (UNI) A 35-year-old Buddhist monk was killed by a leopard while he was meditating under a tree at Ramdegi forest in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.
The incident occurred on Tuesday morning at around 1000 hrs when the monk Rahul Walke was meditating under a tree deep inside the forest in the east Maharashtra district, located at 150 km from here, police said here on Wednesday.
The tree is located some distance away from a historical Buddhist temple in the forest and Walke had been meditating at the spot for the past one month, they said.
"Two monks used to visit Walke with food since last one month," sources said.
The sources further said that forest officials had warned the monks about danger of wild animals around the spot.
Walke's body has been recovered from the spot.
Following the leopard attack, the forest officials have cordoned off the area and are allowing visitors to the historical temple during stipulated hours only, sources said.
A solar fencing is being put around the temple premises to ward off threat of wild animals, they added.
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17 Jun 2019 | 9:53 PM

Meanwhile, in another instance, the Osmanabad unit of Anti-
Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday registered a case against a police
constable, attached to the Washi police station in the district, for
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Govind Gaude inaugurates ORS Zinc Corner

Govind Gaude inaugurates ORS Zinc Corner

17 Jun 2019 | 9:36 PM

Panaji, Jun 17 (UNI) Goa Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gaude on Monday inaugurated a Exhibition stall cum Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) Zinc Corner at the ground floor of Sub-District Hospital Ponda as a part of Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) to be observed from June 17 to 29, 2019, in the state of Goa.

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Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi activists demonstrate against EVMs in

17 Jun 2019 | 9:32 PM

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jun 17 (UNI) The activists of the Vanchit
Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), led by Prakash Ambedkar, staged a 'ghantanad'
(ringing of bells) agitation in front of district collector's office
here on Monday demanding to use the ballot papers, instead of
electronic voting machines (EVMs), for the election process.

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17 Jun 2019 | 9:26 PM

Meanwhile, in Nashik city, about 1,500 doctors from around 500
hospitals in Nashik participated in the daylong nationwide strike,
called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), to protest the
violence against doctors in West Bengal.

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Goa CM reviews projects to be undertaken under Sagarmala prog

Goa CM reviews projects to be undertaken under Sagarmala prog

17 Jun 2019 | 9:02 PM

Panaji, Jun 17 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday reviewed projects to be undertaken under Sagarmala programme in a meeting held at his official residence at Altinho in the city.

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