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Thursday, November 08, 2018

West Bengal to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on Nov 14
Kolkata:
West Bengal government decided to observe 'Rosogolla Day' on November 14, to commemorate the first anniversary of the state's famous sweet getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as 'Bengal's Rosogolla', an official said Wednesday. Different varieties of rosogollas would be showcased in the stalls of the 'Mishti Hub' (Sweetmeat Hub), set up in one part of the Eco Park in New Town area here, HIDCO Chairman Debasish Sen told PTI.

16 camels being illegally transported rescued, 3 held
Jaipur:
Sixteen camels were rescued while being illegally transported from Rajasthan's Bikaner district and three persons were arrested in this connection Wednesday, police said. A police team intercepted a truck during routine checking and found that the camels were being smuggled out of the state, they said. It is suspected that they were being smuggled for slaughter, police added.  

Rescued lions doing fine after deadly virus attack: Official
Ahmedabad:
As many as 36 lions rescued after a deadly virus killed over a dozen big cats in Gujarat's Gir sanctuary are doing fine but will be kept under observation for some more time, a senior official said Wednesday. The lions were rescued from areas surrounding the Dalkhaniya range of the Gir forest division in Amreli district following an outbreak of the canine distemper virus (CDV) infection that resulted in 17 out of 23 lion deaths that occurred in the area during mid-September. The rescued lions have been kept in three different centres run by the state Forest Department and are being vaccinated to ensure they do not contract the CDV, the official said.

3 killed in road accident in UP
Pratapgarh:
Three people were killed and another was injured when a car was hit by a truck in Mohanganj Bazar here on Wednesday, police said. Four occupants of the car were injured in the accident in the district in Uttar Pradesh. They were rushed to a hospital where three of them died. The victims were yet to be identified, the police said, adding that a probe was on.

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