12 kill dolphin in UP, 1 arrested
Sitapur (UP): Twelve persons were booked for killing a rare fresh water dolphin from the Sharda auxiliary canal. The FIR was lodged after a video of the incident started doing the rounds on social media. Sitapur SP Rakesh Prakash Singh said Prithivi Sahu was arrested and 2 teams were formed to nab others. A group of villagers in Hargaon area, on Sunday, caught the dolphin from the auxiliary canal, which passes through the district and is used for fishing by the locals, in the fishing net and killed it. The SP said "The villagers apparently divided the meat among themselves. However, one of the locals recorded the act which was later circulated widely on social media platforms and caught the attention of forest officials."
Super Blood Moon in Eastern sky on May 26
Kolkata: A rare Super Blood Moon will be seen in the eastern sky on May 26 evening, just after a total lunar eclipse. Kolkata had seen its last total lunar eclipse, 10 years ago, on Dec 10, 2011, Director of MP Birla Planetarium and renowned astrophysicist Debiprasad Duari said on Wednesday. "On the night of May 26, the sun, earth and moon alignment will be such that from earth it will be viewed as a full moon and also eclipsed for some time. Moon on its journey around the earth will be passing through earth's shadow for a few moments and will be totally eclipsed," Duari said.
Giri seeks probe in Akhara secy death
Prayagraj: The recently expelled Yoga guru, Anand Giri, demanded a probe into the death of former Niranjani Akhara secretary Ashish Giri whose bloodstained body with a gunshot was found in Daraganj ashram in November 2019. In a letter to PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and chief ministers of UP and Uttarakhand, Anand Giri claimed Ashish Giri was murdered under a conspiracy, but the file was closed terming the case as a suicide. He alleged financial irregularities in the ashram and demanded a probe.
Zoo attendant mauled to death
Itanagar: A 35-year-old zoo attendant was mauled to death by a Royal Bengal tigress at the Biological Park here, an official said. Poulash Karmakar, a native of Dhekiajuli in Assam’s Lakhimpur district was killed by the tigress when he was entering her cage to clean the water pond on Tuesday, zoo curator Raya Flago said. "The incident occurred at 2.30 pm on Tuesday. I was informed of the incident by one of our animal attendants. When I reached the zoo along with a doctor and other staff, Karmakar was already dead. He was found bleeding from the face," Flago said.