Five WB kids rescued from imitation jewellery units

Rajkot: Five children, all natives of West Bengal (WB), were rescued from imitation jewellery manufacturing units near Greenlane crossroads in Rajkot on Saturday. Police arrested two persons on the grounds that the children were made to work in inhuman condition in the manufacturing units.A non-governmental organization (NGO) Childline had got a call informing about children being made to work in inhuman conditions in two imitation jewellery manufacturing units of Swastik Vila Society and Tirupati Society near Greenlane crossroads. Acting on the information, a supervisor from the NGO along with child…

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Rajkot trader cheated of Rs 20K by telecaller

Rajkot: A small time trader from Rajkot was duped of Rs 19,990 allegedly by a telecaller who identified himself as a representative of a personal finance company. Though the incident took place on April 16, the FIR was lodged with the A Division police station only on Saturday. According to police FIR lodged by Hatim Vadvala (42), a resident of Parabazar near Vohra Masjid, he got a call on his mobile phone on April 16, where the caller identified himself as an employee of Bajaj Finance Ltd. Vadvala had recently…

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Horse found infected with glanders in Rajkot

Rajkot: The animal husbandry department of Rajkot district have issued orders banning movement of horses and donkeys and other equine animals within and outside the district. The order was issued after a horse from Bhagvatipara area of Rajkot city tested positive for glanders disease. The department put the horse to sleep as per the scientific system prescribed under the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contentious Disease in Animals Act-2009, a statement by the district administration stated. A statement issued by animal medication officer Dr J K Vora said, “A…

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Trader abuses cops, made to apologize

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Rajkot: A man allegedly manhandled traffic cops on Saturday at Panchayat Chowk in the city after the latter locked his car for parking on a congested road that had resulted in a traffic jam. The man was identified as Deep Manek. However, after the ruckus for over an hour, the police did not to press any charges against Manek as he apologized for his behaviour. But, his car was seized by the police. The incident took place hardly 100m away from police commissioner’s office. According to the police, Manek misbehaved…

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Man cuts wife’s nose in Wankaner

Rajkot: Suspecting his wife of infidelity, a man cut her nose in Wankaner taluka on Friday. Police arrested the accused Keshu Charolia on Saturday. According to the police, Keshu thrashed his wife Shobhana and cut her nose. In her complaint, Shobhana alleged that Keshu was of suspicious nature and the couple often used to quarrel. Shobhana alleged that Keshu used to torture her mentally and physically, tired of which she left him and went to stay with her parents in Dhrol. “On the fateful day, Keshu called Shobhana from Dhrol,…

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Porn-addict man held for raping mother in Patan

Palanpur: A 22-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping his 46-year-old biological mother in Jal Chowk area of Patan town. According to the police, accused Rahul committed the office on Thursday night when his mother who was sleeping in the house. He came in his mother’s room under the pretext of drinking water and then forced himself upon her. He also gagged his mother before raping her at about 1 am on Thursday, the police said quoting the complaint filed by the woman. Police added that the woman’s…

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‘Banas Dairy to set up third milk processing plant’

Palanpur: Banaskantha District Milk Producers’ Co-operative Union (BDMPCUL), popularly known as Banas Dairy, will set up its third milk processing unit soon, said its chairman Shankar Chaudhary while inaugurating milk house (Dudh Ghar) at the cost of Rs13.66 lakh at Nanpura village in Radhanpur taluka of Patan. “In view of increasing supply of the milk, we are exploring new markets in west Asian countries, including Dubai, and near places. As milk supply is likely to go up to 1 crore litre per day from current procurement of 60 lakh litre…

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Removal of two Ambedkar statues sparks Dalit fury

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Rajkot: Dalit community members were seething after two statues of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar were removed by the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Friday. The Dalits blocked several roads, vandalized a private car and a GSRTC bus in the morning after statues were removed from Ambedkar Chowk and Rajnagar Chowk late on Thursday. RMC said the statues were illegally erected. It was later in the evening that the protests were called off after RMC and Dalit leaders reached a settlement. As the news spread early in the morning, large number of…

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