Karni Sena warns of violence in Gujarat over ‘Padmaavat’

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RAJKOT/AHMEDABAD: Owners of multiplexes and single-screen halls looked increasingly scared to release Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ on January 25 after Karni Sena and other Rajput community outfits threatened of disruption, including arson and vandalism. Raj Shekhawat, Gujarat president of Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS) on Friday openly threatened to torch all movie halls that dare to screen Padmaavat. “We are ready to face all consequences. The feelings of Rajputs have been hurt by the Supreme Court decision. Our members will resort to undemocratic means if needed. We won’t let…

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IMFL worth Rs 6.74L seized; 4 held

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Rajkot: In two different operations in Kutch and Devbhoomi Dwarka districts, the police seized Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 6.74 lakh and arrested four bootleggers .In the first operation at Madhapar, Bhuj local crime branch (LCB) intercepted a truck near Mahaprabhu Society. “We found 2,268 bottles of IMFL of different brands worth 4.34 lakh. Two bootleggers —Akshay Vyas and Nitin Vyas, both brothers and residents of Shivkrupanagar in Bhuj, were caught while two others fled,” an official from Bhuj LCB said. “The bottles were hidden under the heaps…

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Prez to attend BAPS event in Gondal on Jan 22

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Rajkot: President Ram Nath Kovind will be attending 150th anniversary of establishment of Akshar Deri of BAPS (Bochasanwasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) fraction of Swaminarayan in Gondal taluka of Rajkot on January 22. A grand 11-day function has been organized by BAPS starting from Saturday. The deri is a memorial of Gunatit Swami, who was guru of late Pramukhswami Maharaj of BAPS. Akshar Mandir houses the Akshar Deri, which is a memorial shrine commemorating the site where Aksharbrahma Gunatitanand Swami’s final rites had taken place. The 11-day celebration will see participation…

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Banas Dairy trains farmers in bee keeping

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Palanpur: Over a dozen farmers from Banaskantha were trained in bee keeping under the Village Based Bee Keeping and Honey Production (VBBHP) scheme of the National Bee Board (NBB). The seven-day training that ended recently was organized by NBB along with Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd, popularly known as Banas Dairy. According to in-charge of ‘Project Honey’ at Banas Dairy Mahesh Bhatol, bee keeping is gaining momentum in Banaskantha district. “The famers are keenly interested in VBBHP as the honey production does not carry any risk and requires…

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Gang seeking donation in fake NGO’s name detained

Palanpur: At least eight women aged between 20 and 25 years were detained by the police from allegedly collecting donation in name of a fake organization in Tharad on Friday. According to police inspector B N Sharma, the women were allegedly collecting donations in name of some non-governmental organization. The women were carrying a printed letter with something written on it. They showed it to people and collected money. Eight women have been detained and they are being interrogated by the team headed by deputy superintendent of police, Tharad, A…

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Oil tanker fire doused, focus shifts to offloading diesel

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Ahmedabad: The massive blaze that had broke out on crude oil tanker MT Genessa near Kandla port was finally extinguished on Thursday night, after nearly 28 hours of relentless firefighting operations launched by the Deendayal Port Trust (DPT) and other agencies.DPT marine and fire staff along with deputy conservator and harbour master boarded the vessel on Friday and sealed the accommodation quarter from where the fire is suspected to have sparked. “After surveying the situation, we decided to board the ship on Thursday night. The fire has been completely extinguished,”…

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Man strangled to death in Junagadh

Rajkot: A man was strangled to death at his house in Dharagadh Darwaja area of Junagadh on Thursday. The body of Pravin Solanki (27) was found on Friday afternoon. Pravin’s younger brother Rajesh Solanki (24) has named Pravin’s former wife Marium and her associates, whose identities are yet to be ascertained, as suspects in the crime. “In his complaint Rajesh has alleged that Marium had a long-pending dispute over the alimony money with Pravin for which she fought with him frequently. Pravin had divorced her three years ago. Rajesh has…

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Alert valve man saves villagers’ livesin Amreli village

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Rajkot: Alertness of a valve man saved scores of lives in Jira village, about 10 km from Savarkundla town of Amreli, on Friday. Shailesh Bagda (27), who works as a valve man in Jira village with population of about 2,000, was the first to notice some liquid floating on the water in a well, which is the main source of drinking water. Though the village gets Narmada water through pipeline, it is very irregular and villagers have to depend on the water from the well, which is also supplied through…

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Karni Sena warns of violence in Guj over ‘Padmaavat’

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Rajkot/Ahmedabad: Owners of multiplexes and single-screen halls looked increasingly scared to release Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ on January 25 after Karni Sena and other Rajput community outfits threatened of disruption, including arson and vandalism.Raj Shekhawat, Gujarat president of Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS) on Friday openly threatened to torch all movie halls that dare to screen Padmaavat. “We are ready to face all consequences. The feelings of Rajputs have been hurt by the Supreme Court decision. Our members will resort to undemocratic means if needed. We won’t let the…

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Leopard pounces on dog, both fall into well

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RAJKOT: A leopard was trying to pounce on a dog and both fell into a well at a village in Amreli district on Thursday. Both the hunter and the prey had to spend four hours inside the well before they were rescued. The incident happened at Nava Vaghaniya village of Bagasra town in Amreli. The leopard wanted to kill the dog, but fell into the well along with its prey in the farm house of Kishorbhai Dabhi. Before the forest department staff arrived for rescue, the villagers gathered to see…

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