Mumbai: 6-hour hunt for centre to treat injured turtle
An injured two-and-a-half foot female Olive Ridley turtle washed ashore at Juhu Koliwada beach on Monday. It was rescued by an animal lover and handed over to members of Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW).
When Ritika Sheth, who runs an animal grooming parlour in Juhu, found the turtle, she was having difficulty breathing. “When I found her around 3.30pm, one of her flippers was cut off, while the other one had a deep cut. She also had an injury on her shell,” said Sheth.
RAWW members said the turtle could not be treated immediately as there is no rehabilitation centre in the city.
“After searching for a rescue centre for nearly six hours, we decided to get her treated by a veterinary doctor of the forest department in Thane. As both her flippers are severely damaged, there are chances that she might not survive,” said Pawan Sharma, president, RAWW. Forest department officials said the turtle will be taken to a rehabilitation centre in Dahanu on Tuesday.
Nationalist Congress Party leaders Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik and Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who have been arrested in money laundering cases by the Enforcement Directorate, are now lodged in Arthur Road Jail in three different barracks. Malik, who was arrested in February in a money laundering case, is currently admitted to the Criti Care Hospital in Kurla for treatment. He is admitted to a private hospital for the last two months.
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday terminated four employees from service, including the son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and wife of former militant Bitta Karate - amid probe over terror links, officials said on Saturday. Dr Muheet Ahmad Bhat, and Majid Hussain Qadiri - both of them linked to the University of Kashmir - are the two others employees who have been sacked.
Suspected militants targeted paramilitary CRPF with a grenade in Srinagar on Saturday, just a day ahead of Independence Day. A CRPF personnel was injured in the attack in the Old City, Eidgah. Srinagar police said that the CRPF personnel received minor injuries in the attack. Local reports said that the grenade was lobbed towards a CRPF bunker in Eidgah in which a sub-inspector of the CRPF was wounded.
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that within a year government will push the last nail in the coffin of terrorism. Sinha today laid the foundation stone of 25 District Development Council and Block Development Council buildings in J&K, besides inaugurating 1000 Amrit Sarovars across J&K UT, in a function at SKICC, Srinagar.
IAS officer Shah Faesal who had resigned from his job and reinstated in April has been posted as deputy secretary in the Union Ministry of Tourism. He was detained at the Delhi airport on August 4, 2019, a day before Parliament pushed through constitutional changes, revoking Article 370 and 35A that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcating the erstwhile state into two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.