Mild tremor felt in south Bengal
A mild tremor was felt in some areas of South Bengal on Wednesday morning. Regional Meteorological Centre Director GC Debnath said the tremor, which lasted a few seconds, was recorded around 11:30 am.
There was no report of any casualty or damage to property. "We are analysing data to locate the epicentre and intensity of the tremor," he said.
Reports reaching Kolkata said that mild tremor was felt at Asansol, Durgapur, Ranigunj, Suri, Bankura and some areas of south Bengal.
An army major was booked for raping a woman on pretext of marriage on the orders of a local court on Tuesday night. A 30-year-old woman, a resident of Ferozepur, filed a complaint against the major, who hails from Ludhiana, in the in the court of judicial magistrate first class Balwinder Kaur Dhaliwal saying she had become acquainted with the major in 2016 when he was posted in the district.
The administration has designated all government schools across the district as authorised points for the sale of national flags under the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, and allegedly assigned them a target to sell at least 50 flags that are priced at ₹25 each. Teachers' unions have also met district education officers and demanded that the assignment be withdrawn.
A day after the Aam Aadmi Party alleged mismanagement and corruption in toll tax collection by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, state deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday wrote to lieutenant governor Vinai Kumar Saxena demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the matter. AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak made similar allegations on Tuesday.
To contain the spread of lumpy skin disease (LSD), 29 teams of veterinary officials have been constituted at sub-division level in Jalandhar for prompt checking and prevention of such cases, if reported, in their respective areas. As per information received from the administration, these teams comprise veterinary officers and inspectors. These teams would immediately visit in case of a report of LSD in their respective areas to diagnose and for administration of preventive vaccination.
The Punjab Pollution Control Board will keep an eye on top 10 districts, known to be chronic violators and reporting the highest number of paddy residue burning incidents during the Kharif season. PPCB chairman Adarsh Pal Vig said as many 10 districts reported the greatest number of stubble burning cases in 2020 and 2021. “Some of these are Sangrur, Ludhiana, Moga, Patiala and Ferozepur.”