Felling of trees for PM’S helipad kicks off a row
Balangir (Odisha): Two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Balangir district, a row surfaced on Sunday over alleged cutting of trees to prepare a temporary helipad. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Balangir, Sameer Satpathy said several trees were felled near the railway station ground in the district to prepare a temporary helipad without obtaining prior permission. Satpathy added that an inquiry in this regard has been ordered. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, however, claimed that people who are “afraid” of the PM’S visit are trying to spread a false campaign by “misusing” forest officials.
Man falls while flying kite, dies
Hyderabad: A 27-yearold man died on Sunday after he fell off a two-storey building while flying a kite in Hyderabad’s Warasiguda area, police said. The incident occurred this afternoon when the man, a scrap dealer by profession, lost his balance and fell on the compound wall of the building. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, they said, adding that he died in the evening during treatment.
Wanted Naxalite killed in J’khand
Dumka: A wanted Naxalite, carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh, was killed by security forces in an encounter in Jharkhand’s Dumka district on Sunday, police said. Shahdeo Rai alias Talada was killed in an encounter in the jungles of Shikaripara in Dumka. He was the prime accused in the killing of a cop in July 2013.