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VIDEO: Man Brandishes A Country Pistol Near Anti-CAA Protests Site At Jamia, New Delhi

Man opens fire near Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia during anti-CAA protests.

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A young man is seen brandishing a ‘country pistol’ near Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia during anti-CAA protests. He fired once to injure a young man present at the site.

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Zoram Mega Food Park In Mizoram To Create 5,000 Jobs, Benefit 25,000 Farmers

It will provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers.

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AIZAWL (Mizoram): The Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated a mega food park in Mizoram on July 21, 2020, that will benefit around 25,000 farmers and generate around 5,000 job opportunities. The Minister virtually inaugurated the park in the presence of Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Rameswar Tel and DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh and other senior Ministers of Mizoram.

The Zoram Mega Food Park is expected to immensely benefit farmers of the north-eastern state, which has an abundance of unique varieties of fruits and vegetables. Further, the modern infrastructure for food processing will benefit the farmers, growers, processors and consumers of Mizoram and adjoining areas immensely. The food park will also give a big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in the state.

The 55-acre Zoram food park is located at Khamrang village in Kolasib District, Mizoram. It is promoted by Zoram Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd.


It is the first mega food park operationalized in Mizoram. It is expected to provide direct and indirect employment up to 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers in the core processing centre (CPC) and primary processing Centre(PPC) catchment areas.

The Zoram mega food park has been set up at a cost of Rs 75 crore. It is expected to leverage an additional investment of about Rs 250 crore in about 30 food processing units in the park and would eventually lead to an annual turnover of about Rs 450-500 Crores.

The Park also has a common administrative building for office and other uses by the entrepreneurs and 03 Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) at Champhai, Thingfal and Thenzawlhaving facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms in the catchment area to benefit farmers.


Till now, a total of 88 ministry-supported food processing projects have been sanctioned in the North Eastern Region, among which 41 have been implemented. The projects worth approximately Rs 1,000 crore have been sanctioned with subsidy support of around Rs 520 crore.

According to the Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, when the 88 projects get fully completed, they would create processing and preservation capacity of about 8.66 lakh tonnes to handle agro produce worth Rs 2,166 crore.

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21 Dead, 7 Injured In lightning, Rain-Related Incidents In Bihar

Most of the victims were those working in agricultural fields.

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PATNA (Bihar): Lightning and other rain-related incidents have claimed 21 lives in Bihar. Seven others were injured in the state during the past 24 hours.

Highest casualties of 5 were reported from Gaya district followed by four in Saran. Remaining 12 persons died in six districts including Patna, Jamui and Darbhanga. The injured are being treated at local hospitals.

Most of the victims were those working in agricultural fields.


Governor Phagu Chauhan and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar have expressed grief over the loss of lives. The Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia of four lakh rupees each to the next of kin of the deceased. He has also ordered free treatment to the injured.

Weathermen have cautioned people to remain vigilant as more rain and lightning are expected during the next 24 hours in different parts of the state. People have been advised to remain indoors during bad weather.

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India Has Received Six Per Cent More Rainfall Than Normal So Far

IMD has predicted fairly widespread rainfall in northwest India during the next three days.

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NEW DELHI: The Country has received six per cent more rainfall than normal so far in this monsoon season, but precipitation in parts of north India remains deficient.

The India Meteorological Department said that rainfall has been more than normal in the south peninsula, central India, and east and northeast India divisions.

But the northwest India division, which covers Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan, has recorded a 19 per cent deficiency.


IMD has predicted fairly widespread rainfall in northwest India during the next three days.

Isolated extremely heavy downpours are also very likely over Assam and Meghalaya during the next three days and over Bihar during the next 24 hours.

With the national capital Delhi receiving heavy rains yesterday, the overall precipitation in the city in this month is now in the surplus category — eight per cent more than normal.


In Uttar Pradesh, light to moderate rains accompanied with thunderstorm occurred at a few places yesterday.

The weather office has forecast heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over the state today. Rain and thundershowers are very likely at most places over the state tomorrow.

In Himachal Pradesh, several places received light to moderate rainfall during the past 24 hours.

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