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Five injured in car explosion in Haryana

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Firefighters are at work to extinguish a fire at the scene where a car bomb exploded in Mogadishu, on January 29, 20 19. – Two people were killed and five wounded on January 29, 2019 when a car packed with explosives was detonated near the ministry of petroleum in the Somali capital, a security official said. (Photo by Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP)

Five persons were injured early on Monday after a car exploded here in Haryana, police said.

The incident occurred around 1 a.m. when a car fitted with a CNG cylinder blasted at the Kadipur industrial area near Sector 10.

The blast had a chain reaction as an adjoining firecracker godown was also set ablaze. It took the fire engines almost two hours to douse the blaze.

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BSF foils Pakistan infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir

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 A major infiltration bid was foiled on Sunday by the Border Security Force (BSF) on the international border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

BSF sources said movement of a group of five terrorists was noticed on the Pakistani side of the international border in Samba by alert troopers during last night.

“During the night, the group of 5 heavily armed terrorists tried to enter into the Indian territory, but they were engaged by alert BSF troops immediately after they came close taking advantage of Sarkanda growth.

“They started firing at the BSF troops the moment they were challenged while the post of Pakistan rangers also gave covering fires to the intruders. Faced with coordinated effective firing from BSF troopers the terrorists fled,” BSF sources said.

The BSF said with this it has foiled another possible infiltration bid of armed terrorists from Pakistan side well supported by Pakistan Rangers.

This is second attempt of infiltration through the Samba sector by the terrorist group after 14 to 15 foiled attempts in September.

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Another FIR against jailed UP MLA Vijay Mishra

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Yet another FIR has been lodged against jailed MLA Vijay Mishra in Bhadohi district for misusing the letter pads of the village head of his parental village. Mishra was arrested and sent to jail on August 14 in a property grab case.

SP Bhadohi R.B. Singh said that on a complaint given by Kaulapur village head, Usha Mishra, the Gopiganj police lodged an FIR against the jailed MLA under section 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating and dishonesty), 467, 468 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forges document) of IPC. He said that further investigation in this case is in progress.

“Usha has alleged that the jailed MLA had sought her plain letter pad to write some letter to use for recommendation for development works in rural development department. However, he used the letter pad to recommend state human rights commission to ensure a CB-CID or high-level probe in a case lodged against him on August 8 on the complaint of his relative against grabbing property,” Inspector Krishnanand Rai said providing details of the complaint.

Usha has alleged that she had not signed on any such recommendation and she also made it clear that in case of use of her letter pad again by jailed MLA, it should be considered as illegal.

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Pangolin smuggler from Gujarat nabbed in Uttar Pradesh

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A person found smuggling pangolin carcasses and scales has been arrested during a raid in Kannauj district.

Minhaj, a native of Bharuch district of Gujarat, was hiding at his relative’s place near Ratanpur check post in Jalalpura Panwara area.

“Minhaj and one other of his aide Nasir of Haldwani, Uttarakhand had escaped from Shyamlaji town in Aravalli district of Gujarat on September 17, while Nadim, their third aide had been arrested,” said a spokesman of the Kannauj police.

The Kannauj police and forest department officials have handed Minhaj to their counterparts in Gujarat in Saturday. A case against Minhaj and two others including Nadim and Nasir had been registered at Shyamalaji Forest range under Aravalli forest division.

Pangolin carcasses and scales weighing over 10k g were recovered from Nadim, who admitted that they had brought the pangolin carcasses and the scales from Uttarakhand and were on their way to Maharashtra to sell it.

As per wildlife experts, pangolin is protected under the Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act.

“Pangolins are in high demand for Chinese traditional medicine in southern China and Vietnam because their scales are believed to have medicinal properties. Their meat is also considered a delicacy. Nearly, 100,000 are estimated to be trafficked a year to China and Vietnam. This makes it the most trafficked animal in the world,” a wildlife expert said.

In 2016, international commercial trade in pangolins was banned as it turned into a threat to its survival.

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