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Eight B’deshi women jailed for 25 months
Thane, April 15: A court in Navi Mumbai on Monday convicted eight Bangladeshi women for illegal stay in India and sentenced them to 25 months of rigorous imprisonment (RI). Additional Sessions Judge KR Deshpande at Belapur also imposed a fine of Rs 11,000 each on them. The Bangladeshi women, who worked as labourers, were arrested in December 2022 from Turbhe in Navi Mumbai for staying without valid documents, according to police. Two separate FIRs (first information reports) were lodged against them. (PTI)

AAP to hold 200 ‘Sankalp Sabha’ meetings
New Delhi, April 15: The AAP will hold 200 “Sankalp Sabha” meetings across four Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi ahead of the parliamentary polls to seek the support of people against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest, senior party leader Gopal Rai said on Monday. The “Sankalp Sabha” meetings, to be held in 40 Assembly constituencies under the four Lok Sabha segments, will be attended by senior leaders and ministers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Rai told a press briefing here. Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and Gopal Rai will preside over the “Sankalp Sabha” meetings. (PTI)

Kangana meets Dalai Lama
Dharamshala, April 15: Actor and BJP candidate for the Mandi Lok Sabha seat, Kangana Ranaut met Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama here on Monday morning. Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Jai Ram Thakur also accompanied her during the meeting. She continued her election campaign after the meeting, travelling to the Bharmour area of the Chamba district. (PTI)

Man dies in elephant attack in Karnataka
Madikeri, April 15: A 63-year-old man died after he was attacked by an elephant in Srimangala Wildlife range of Kodagu district on Monday, officials said. The incident occurred at a coffee estate at Beeruga in Ponnampet taluk in the district around 6.30 am, they said. According to the forest department, Ayyamada Madaiah went for a morning walk near a coffee estate and all of a sudden an elephant came from the opposite side and attacked him. He received serious injuries and died on the spot. (PTI)

Farmer forced to cut down 300 sweet lime trees
Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, April 15: A farmer in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar was forced to cut down 300 sweet lime trees amid an acute water shortage in the drought-prone Marathwada region. Rajendra Lembhe felled the 11-year-old trees on his farm in Murma village of Paithan tehsil on Saturday after two wells he sourced water from became dry. Talking to PTI, Lembhe said, “It was painful to cut down the trees with a JCB machine. But I had no way out. I have a 300-foot-deep bore well and a 70-foot-deep well, but both have gone dry in the last three months.” There has been no significant rainfall in the region since August last year, he said. Lembhe said he tried to save the trees by sourcing water from tankers but could not bear the expenses. (PTI)


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