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DD cameraman, two policemen killed in Maoist attack

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Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Oct 30 : Two weeks before the Maoist bastions of Chhattisgarh go to the polls in the first phase of Assembly elections, Maoists ambushed here a police party on Tuesday killing two policemen and Doordarshan cameraman Achyuta Nanda Sahu.

A top police official said the attack was an attempt to threaten road construction going on in the area.

Two other policemen and a journalist were injured in the ambush, the second in the last four days. It took place around 11.20 a.m. when a Doordarshan crew was moving with a police patrol in Aranpur area, Deputy Inspector General of Police P. Sundarraj told the media.

“Two police personnel died on the spot while the cameraman, who suffered grievous injuries, later succumbed to his injuries,” said the officer.

He added that all of them were moving from Aranpur police station to Nilaway village in vehicles when they were attacked.

Sahu, 34, hailed from Loisinga in Odisha’s Bolangir district. The slain police personnel were identified as Constable Mangal Ram and Assistant Sub-Inspector Rudra Pratap Singh. The injured police personnel are Vishnu Netam and Rakesh Kaushal.

Doordarshan correspondent Dheeraj, who survived the attack, said: “Cameraman Sahu was in a separate car 50 metres ahead when they were fired at. As shots were fired at me, I fell into a pit and for 45 minutes heard many rounds of bullets being fired and grenades exploding.”

The official said an inquiry has been ordered to find out how the attack took place. He accused the Maoists of attempting to create hurdles in the coming elections.

The Maoists have asked people to boycott the polls. Dantewada is among the areas going to polls in the first phase covering 18 constituencies.

Explaining the sequence of events, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallav, who broke down while talking to journalists, said: “Naxals took away the camera… and dragged the other two (policemen). My constable fought the Naxals. Otherwise two more media persons could have been harmed. For past 15 days, media persons were coming to remote villages to report problems of locals. Agitated by this, Naxals attacked them.”

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh Police Special Director General D.M. Awasthi denied that the Maoist ambush was an attempt to disrupt the coming polls and said it was to stop the construction of a road between Sameli and Nilaya.

“A team of Central Reserve Police Force’s 111 Battalion had gone to the spot as a road opening party to provide security to the persons involved in road construction between Sameli and Nilaya. Meanwhile a Doordarshan team and a police team reached there.

“The Maoists opened fired at the police personnel and the media crew soon after it reached Nilaya. The Doordarshan cameraman and the two police personnel were caught in the ambush.”

The Election Commission put out a statement received from Awasthi saying the Maoist attack had no relation to the Assembly polls.

On Sahu’s death, DD News tweeted: “The entire DD News family salutes his service and stands by his family in this hour of grief.”

Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said: “These insurgents will not weaken our resolve. We will prevail.”

He said Rs 15 lakh will be given to the cameraman’s family as ex gratia apart from a job to his wife.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi condoled the deaths.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh tweeted: “I pay my tribute to the two jawans and TV journalist… The Maoists are anti-democratic and anti-development and are (indulging in cowardly) attacks.”

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Landline users need to prefix ‘0’ to call mobile phones starting Jan

Come January 1, landline users across India will need to prefix all calls to any mobile phone with a `0′ , with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) calling on telcos to modify the dialing pattern for such calls in line with the sector regulator’s recommendations.

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Kolkata: Come January 1, landline users across India will need to prefix all calls to any mobile phone with a `0′ , with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) calling on telcos to modify the dialing pattern for such calls in line with the sector regulator’s recommendations.

The move is likely to create fresh numbering resources for mobile services amid the continuing rise in India’s mobile user base and the decline in wireline connections.

The DoT, in a circular, dated November 20, has backed the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s recommendations and mandated telcos to ensure all landline subscribers are “given a `0 dialing’ or STD facility” to be able to connect with mobile phones under the new calling system from next year.


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National Milk Day: Know history, significance of this day; Interesting facts about milk here

National Milk Day was established in 2014 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to commemorate Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is considered the father of India’s White Revolution.

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Every year, National Milk Day is celebrated on November 26 across India. The largest milk producing country celebrates this day to demonstrate the importance of milk in everyone’s life. It is worth noting that National Milk Day and World Milk Day are two different events, observed on different dates with different significance.

National Milk Day was established in 2014 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to commemorate Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is considered the father of India’s White Revolution.

Why is National Milk Day Celebrated?

National Milk Day is celebrated on November 26 all over India, and it was established by the Food and Agricultural Organisation in 2014.

The day is dedicated to honouring Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is considered to be the father of India’s White Revolution. November 26 is also his birth anniversary, which is why this day is even more important as it also highlights his contribution to the country’s dairy farming and production.

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The Indian Dairy Association (IDA) in 2014, took the initiative to celebrate this day for the first time. The first National Milk Day was marked on November 26, 2014, in which various milk producers from 22 states participated.

Kerala-born, Dr Verghese Kurien is known as the ‘Milkman of India’ and the father of the 1970s White Revolution. He came with the one billion litre idea of turning a milk-guzzling country into world’s top dairy producer.

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Milk is one of the best sources of calcium and the only drink in the world that contains such a large amount of natural nutrients.

Dr Verghese worked towards enabling the country to have its own production centres of milk. His support was crucial in making the Amul girl ad campaign-which is one of the longest-running campaigns for decades.

His accolades include Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Food Prize, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Wateler Peace Prize.

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Amazon Quiz Answers Today, November 25, 2020: Answer and Win Rs 5000 Pay Balance

Amazon quiz Answers Today, November 25, 2020: The Amazon Quiz for November 25, 2020, is live and today you have the chance to Win Rs 5000 Pay Balance.

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