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7-year Jail Sentence for Killing Mongoose, Birds

A court in Bodoland, western Assam has set a precedent by handing out the maximum punishment to five poachers for killing birds and lesser animals such as mongoose. It warrants seven years in prison, extendable to 10 years, and a minimum fine of ₹ 50,000. The five persons were sentenced for poaching deer, mongoose, hare, and birds inside the Manas National Park on June 17. Additional sessions judge at Bijni, N.U. Ahmed said that poaching has made some species extinct and called for protecting wild animals. He expressed the hope that offenders would understand the power of wildlife laws.

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Over 36,000 cases registered under the POCSO Act in 2016

A total of 36,022 cases were registered in 2016 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 as stated by Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Ms. Irani stated that to increase awareness, section 43 of the POSCO Act states that both the Centre and States should widely publicize these provisions. A provision under section 28 of the IPC enables the government to set up Special Courts for POSCO cases. The Minister added that the National and State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights have been mandated to implement the POCSO Act vigorously.

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Mega Irrigational Project in Telangana becomes Operational

Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP), claimed as the world’s largest multi-stage and multi-purpose lift irrigation scheme, was inaugurated by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao district on Friday. The first barrage of the project is located in Jayashankar-Bhupalapally and is intended to irrigate over 37 Lakh acres of new and existing ayacut, providing drinking water to Hyderabad and villages en route and supplying water for industrial needs by lifting 195 tmc ft of water from the Godavari. The government further plans to bring another 8 Lakh acres under irrigation.

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Gambhir installs CCTVs, says one camera is focused on Kejriwal's false promises

The BJP MP, Gautam Gambhir updated that he was installing CCTV cameras in his constituency (East-Delhi) to ensure the safety of women and monitoring crime. By sharing the video showing the process of the camera being installed, Gambhir slammed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on his Twitter handle. His tweet read, "CCTV will now observe closely. For the safety of all the mothers and sisters and furthermore to control overall crime, I have started the procedure to install CCTV cameras in my constituency. Thank You Hawkeye systems. By the way, 'Muffler wale Sir Ji' one of my camera is focused around your false promises." Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Ghambir released a 24-point document (promises) which included the installation of CCTV cameras.

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