Six more Maoists killed in Maharashtra

first_imgInflicting another massive blow to the Maoists within 48 hours, the Maharashtra police claimed to have gunned down six Maoists in Gadchiroli district on Monday.“Six Maoists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Rajaram Khandla area of Gadchiroli this evening,” Sharad Shelar, Inspector-General of Maharashtra police’s Anti-Naxal Operation (ANO) unit, told The Hindu.This is the second such encounter in Gadchiroli in 48 hours. On Sunday, the security forces had gunned down 16 Maoists in Kasansur area of the district.last_img

Invasive goldfish found in BC lake biologists act to stop spread to

first_imgVICTORIA — Recreational fishing in a lake in northwestern British Columbia is being shut down after the discovery of invasive goldfish.The Ministry of Natural Resource Operations says Lost Lake, about 10 kilometres north of Terrace, will be closed until further notice starting Saturday in an effort to prevent the spread of the goldfish.The government says in a news release that experts aren’t certain how long the fish have been in the lake, but their multiple sizes indicate they are reproducing.The introduction of the invasive fish has had destructive effects in other B.C. lakes in the past.The ministry says biologists are completing assessments of the lake to determine the extent of the goldfish problem and treatment options in order to stop them from spreading into the Skeena watershed.It’s illegal to dump aquarium fish into local waterways and the ministry says the public should return any unwanted fish to pet stores rather than release them to the wild.The Canadian Presslast_img read more