Three fined for stealing lotuses

first_imgA kangaroo court in western Assam’s Barpeta district made three people cough up ₹15,000 for stealing lotuses from a wetland.One of Assam’s prime wetlands, with 39 species of indigenous fish, the 91-hectare Kapla Beel has been a major source of income for the villages around it. The wetland is also known for its lotuses that the villagers protect.But the lotuses – as buds or in bloom – kept vanishing for a week before Durga Puja. The villagers formed a vigilante group and on October 4 caught three people from a neighbouring village under Sarthebari police station. The men were let go but on the condition they face a kangaroo court comprising elders of the two biggest villages adjoining the wetland. A couple of days ago, the court decided to penalise the three with a fine of ₹5,000 each for stealing the aquatic flowers. “We did not intervene as the trial did not involve any physical assault or violation of law. The three were flower traders and had been harvesting the lotuses without permission from the stakeholders,” a local police officer said.last_img read more

India vs. England: 2nd T20I Review- The Blues draw first blood with a spectacular…

first_img33rd stumping for MS Dhoni in T20I cricket; the most by any keeper. He went past Kamran Akmal’s tally of 32 stumpings in T20Is. #ENGvIND— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) July 3, 2018Brief Scorecard: England 159-8; 20 overs ( J.Buttler 69(46); K.Yadav 5-24)                            India     163-2; 18.2 overs (KL Rahul 101*(54); A.Rashid 1-25)Read Also:Cricket: Top executive to step down from post after 2019 ICC World CupCricket: Sachin Tendulkar sends his birthday wishes to the Turbanator AdvertisementImage Courtesy: DNA IndiaThe Men In Blue continued their dominance from Ireland after a comprehensive 8-wicket victory over the Three Lions. Kuldeep Yadav (5-24) and KL Rahul (101*) were the standout performers for India with the ball and bat respectively.Asking the English to bat first after winning the toss, Virat Kohli and co. had their plans executed to perfection despite a rocket-fueled start provided by the in-form pair of Jason Roy and Jos Buttler.It was the Yadav show after the powerplay, wherein Umesh Yadav broke the opening partnership before making way over to Kuldeep Yadav who managed to pick up 5 wickets to bring down the middle order.Few lusty blows by David Willey, helped England reach a total of 159-8, which was below par on a rather flat surface at the Old Trafford.Shikhar Dhawan’s tryst with edges did not seem to come to an end after the flamboyant left-hander fell victim to David Willey’s swing in the first over itself.In-form batsman KL Rahul oozed class from the very first ball to grace aggression and safety at the same time. The Kings XI Punjab batsman shared a 123 run stand for the second wicket alongside Rohit Sharma who played second fiddle in his knock of 32 off 30 balls.Special touch from @klrahul11. Making batting look very easy. A combination of great balance and good temperament. #ENGvIND— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 3, 2018The English bowling line-up had no answer to Rahul’s assault as the batsman waltzed his way to mark his second T20I hundred in just 53 balls. The Men In Blue managed to pick up the eventual victory with 10 balls to spare.This Indian batting line up – ❤️— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) July 3, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more