Mohali: Chhatbir Zoo launches more attractions for visitors
Punjab Forestry Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak on Thursday inaugurated various new visitor attractions and animal facilities at Chhatbir Zoo.
Among the new attractions for the public, a nature interpretation center presents the history of the zoo and the role played by zoos in the conservation of wild animals.
The center also offers interactive exhibits regarding the state bird, state animal, state tree and state aquatic animal of Punjab. Information regarding the wetlands of Punjab and the timeline of the reintroduction of the gharial to the Beas River is also displayed.
An open-air Zoo Education Plaza, with a capacity of more than 100 seats, was also inaugurated. The site will be used for routine outreach and education programs on forests, wildlife and environmental conservation for visitors and school children.
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), RK Mishra, said earlier that the minister had inaugurated the revamped animal kitchen where their daily feed will be prepared while following science-based safety, biosecurity and cleanliness protocols.
A carnivore intensive care unit at the Lion Safari, fitted out to international standards with temperature and humidity control, was also inaugurated.
Dera Bassi MLA Kuljit Singh Randhawa was also present on the occasion.
Body of Karnal BJP worker found in canal
The body of a Karnal-based shoe merchant and a BJP worker who went missing on August 23 was found in a canal near Samalkha in Panipat on Thursday. According to family members, a deceased resident of the Narsi village of Karnal, Sanjay Gandhi, had gone to perform rituals on the bank of a canal. The body was brought out with the help of channel divers on Thursday.
Lumpy Skin Disease Vaccination of Cattle Begins in Haryana
Vaccination of livestock (mainly cows) against lumpy skin disease started on Thursday in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Fatehabad and other districts of Haryana after goat pox vaccines were delivered to animal husbandry and dairy production departments of these districts. According to data provided by the Deputy Director (Livestock and Dairy Department), a total of 64,500 vaccines were delivered to Fatehabad, 43,000 to Rohtak, 25,000 to Bhiwani and 40,500 to Jhajjar on Thursday.
Land of Shamlat: BKU starts two-day protest outside Haryana CM and other ministers’ houses
Farmers associated with the Bharatiya Kisan (Charuni) Union began their two-day panchayats on Thursday outside the residences of the Chief Minister of Haryana and his cabinet colleagues. The farmers accused the BJP-JJP state government of ignoring their request to amend the land law bearing in mind the Supreme Court’s April judgment on shamlat deh land (village communes ).
A woman is shot and wounded in Kurukshetra
A 33-year-old woman was reportedly shot and injured in a shooting by an unknown person in the Kurukshetra railway settlement. However, the police did not get any clues about the accused. According to reports, the incident took place late Wednesday evening when the woman suddenly collapsed in the market and later she was taken to the civil hospital and the doctors noticed a head injury. She was referred to PGI, Chandigarh.
Death of Sonali Phogat: the autopsy mentions “blunt wounds” on the body, a murder case registered
Goa Police arrested two associates of BJP leader Sonali Phogat on Thursday after an autopsy report revealed his body had “multiple blunt force injuries”. Police identified the defendants as Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Wasi, who had accompanied Phogat when he arrived in Goa on August 22. His brother Rinku Dhaka had filed a complaint against the two men at Anjuna police station on Wednesday.