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PM launches key projects in Northeast, says not much was done earlier

Brijesh Pandey & Sabyasachi Roy Chowdhury



Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Mahabahu-Brahmaputra initiative and laid the foundation stones of one bridge and performed the ground-breaking ceremony of another in Assam for the Majuli Bridge Building on Thursday via video conferencing. Talking on the occasion, PM Modi said, “Not so much work related to connectivity on Brahmaputra has been done earlier. Due to this reason, connectivity within Assam and in other areas of the Northeast has always been a major challenge, but now the projects are fast tracked to reduce the distances geographically and culturally of this entire region.” He added that physical and cultural integrity of the whole Northeast, including Assam, has been strengthened over the recent years.

The launch of Mahabahu-Brahmaputra aims to improve connectivity in the eastern states. It will be marked by the inauguration of the Ro-Pax vessel operations between Neamati-Majuli Island, North Guwahati-South Guwahati and Dhubri-Hatsingimari. Foundation stone of Inland Water Transport Terminal at Jogighopa and various tourist jetties on Brahmaputra and launch of digital solutions for Ease-of-Doing-Business will also be a part of this initiative.

Talking about the ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ programme, Modi said “The programme will strengthen water connectivity by Brahampurta water through port-led development. The three Ro-Pax services, which were launched today, makes Assam a front-runner state to be connected with Ro-Pax services at this scale. This, along with the four tourist jetties will significantly improve Assam’s connectivity with the Northeast.”

The PM will lay the foundation stone for a four-lane bridge over the Brahmaputra between Dhubri in North and Phulbari in South. The bridge will be located on NH-715K and will connect Neematighat in Jorhat and Kamalabari in Majuli. The construction of the bridge has been a long-standing

demand of the people of Majuli who, for generations, have been dependent on the ferry services to connect with the rest of Assam.

Modi said, “The government is working with the vision of sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas in the country including in the Northeast.” He also noted the cultural depth and richness of the Majuli region, Assamese culture and local biodiversity.

Speaking of internet services, the PM said, “Internet connectivity is equally important along with Waterway, Railway, Highway connectivity of Assam and North East and continuous work is being done on this”. He announced, “With the investment of hundreds of crores of rupees, the first data centre of North East in Guwahati is going to be built. This data center will serve as a data center hub for 8 states and the IT-service based Industry, BPO ecosystem and start-ups in the Northeast including Assam would be strengthened through e-governance.”

Modi listed steps, like establishment of Cultural University, Biodiversity Heritage site status to Majuli, heritage circuit in Tezpur-Majuli-Sivasagar, celebrations like Namami Brahmaputra, Namami Barak. He concluded, “Today’s connectivity related launches will open new avenues of tourism and Assam could emerge as a major destination for cruise tourism. We have to work collectively to make Assam, Northeast a strong pillar of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.”

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A panel discussion on maintaining mental well-being in Covid times



Psychonnect recently presented a thought-provoking panel discussion on ‘Mental well-being in the new normal’ on NewsX. The discussion revolved around mental health, building resilience in the new normal, overcoming insomnia, and how an organisation like Psychonnect is leading the way towards maintaining one’s mental well-being in the new normal.

The discussion was joined by Divya Ganguly Mallick, senior academic and psychotherapist based in the UK, co-founder of Psychonnect; Professor Michael Gradisar, director of Wink which is a website dedicated to sleep education; and Professor Amanda Kirby, CEO of ‘Do-it solutions’ and is also an academic who holds expertise in neurodiversity.

In her introductory remarks, Divya talked about the challenges that one has to deal with after the pandemic, “The world might be a different place when we get out of this pandemic because this new normal that we are talking about has undergone a lot of changes and we have seen all types of changes emerging out of these times which might turn out to be both shocking and unpleasant. Once we go back to our respective colleges, schools, and workplaces, we will notice that a lot of social gatherings or even social interactions will have to be limited, daily activities like boarding a train or a bus might feel strange and scary. Initially, these changes will seem hard to accept and it will take some time to sink in.”

She also spoke about how radical acceptance and letting go of the bitterness shall help individuals in embracing the change. “I encourage everyone to be emotionally aware, understand their emotions while also respecting the range of other perspectives that you might come across. Reflect on whatever you have learned during this lockdown. Please seek help early because every individual’s response is going to be different towards unexpected changes. Feelings of anxiety, irritability, lack of appetite, and even sleep, are all signs that you might need some extra support to cope up with certain challenges,” added Divya.

Taking the conversation ahead, Professor Michael talked about how every individual reacts differently to certain changes and how seeking help in the early stages can help one tackle anxiety and severe depression. He said, “I think a lot of people have realised that when it comes to sleep, especially when you sacrifice some of your sleep, you start to notice that you don’t feel the same way and probably one of the first things you notice when you go through a bad sleep considering the situation has been the same for a few nights in the row, you start to have less of an appetite. Studies have shown that when people are sleep-restricted, they are always in a bad mood and are unnecessarily intolerant towards having personal interactions.”

Talking about how early diagnosis of insomnia and the early treatment is important and might save one from depression, Professor Michael asserted, “Insomnia is a very serious issue and one should never be negligent about it. To put it simply, it can be difficult in waking up or getting back to sleep. Another symptom of insomnia includes the feeling when you get up and don’t feel energised, now if something like this goes on for months, and perhaps a year, then you are at serious risk of developing depression. One of the very first symptoms of depression is insomnia and unlike depression which is very difficult to treat insomnia is comparatively easy in terms of treatment. While depression takes around 10-12 sessions of mental counselling, insomnia can be treated within half the time. So, if you are facing issues or differences in your sleeping pattern, take note of it and seek help as soon as you can.”

Addressing the reopening of schools for children and how they are going to deal with it, Professor Amanda spoke about how the lockdown has been difficult for many families and especially for parents with children suffering from ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism for whom learning is a patient process and is challenging. “The key lesson is that most parents are not teachers, balancing work life and children is not easy, and for some people who don’t have the required capital or the resources and lack the computer skills because of poor literacy were not able to cope up well with the pandemic. So, the primary thing is we were not ready for this and whether we will be ready or not is a question that persists. For some families, it has been particularly challenging, the way their children attend, communicate, and deal with learning is a very different process and is possibly difficult. These children require constant care and patience and children of different age groups have different demands,” she said. Professor Amanda further shared how routine and structure should be encouraged in children so that they know what to expect and how to regulate their curriculum, develop healthy habits, and balanced sleeping patterns.

Speaking about the smartphone obsession that is relevant among teenagers and the significant impact it has on their well-being, the panellists discussed how the content needs to be regulated and the screen-time needs to be reduced so that it doesn’t take a toll on a child’s mental health. They addressed certain queries from the audience and gave solutions on how to reach out to organisations in India to seek help, helpline numbers for professional help, and how Psychonnect is paving the way and working towards addressing mental health issues.

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From discovering phenomenal talent to producing almost 30% of the world’s recorded music at his prime to nourishing long-term associations with the likes of The Beatles and Freddie Mercury, Bhaskar Menon has been a force to reckon with in the music industry.

Bhuvan Lall



On the wet Sunday afternoon of 1 August 1971, Pandit Ravi Shankar, the best‐known ambassador of Indian music to the western world, played before a crowd of over 20,000 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. Accompanied by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan on the sarod, Kamala Chakravarty on the tambura and Ustad Alla Rakha on tabla, Ravi Shankar performed “Bangla Dhun”. The renowned sitar player was the moving force behind what was labelled as the greatest rock spectacle of the decade—The Concert For Bangladesh.

The idea for a concert originated in June 1971 when Ravi Shankar heard that Pakistani troops had destroyed the property of his guru, Ustad Alauddin Khan, in East Pakistan. TV networks broadcast heart-breaking images of millions of refugees relocating to India to escape the genocide unleashed by military dictator General Yahya Khan. An anguished Ravi Shankar poured his heart out to his friend George Harrison. The quiet Beatle, deeply moved by the unfolding humanitarian crisis, decided to speak loudly with his actions. The musicians organized two benefit concerts to raise $25,000 for the homeless refugees. Devoted to the study of Eastern beliefs, Harrison consulted with an Indian astrologer before setting 1 August as the date for the mega event. Then he worked the phones twelve hours a day and called his fellow rockstars. Within four weeks Harrison lined up the all-star cast of Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Klaus Voormann and Badfinger for the concert. Even though the Beatles had split, Ringo Starr dropped everything to participate in the concert at the Madison Square Garden.

This act of conscience captured the imagination of the Americans. Thousands waited overnight in super-cool New York to buy tickets for the show billed as ‘George Harrison & Friends’. In ten hours, 36,000 tickets were sold for the two shows – an afternoon set and an evening set. As the concert began, Ravi Shanker drew tremendous applause even while he fine-tuned his instrument. Next, the two former Beatles, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, thrilled the cheering fans with many songs plus “My Sweet Lord” that filled the venue with chants of “Hare Krishna, Hare Rama”. Then Harrison, in a white two-piece suit with the Om symbol embroidered on the lapel, brought out a surprise guest, revealing, “I’d like you to meet Bob Dylan”. The overjoyed spectators went wild, and Dylan in his usual Levis jacket, sang his most famous songs, including “Blowing in the Wind”. The audience responded with a tumultuous ovation. A seven-minute Dutch TV documentary regarding the tragedy on India’s eastern border was screened and the concert ended with a performance of Harrison’s appeal for the refugees in his heartfelt single, “Bangladesh”. Millions of people worldwide heard and read the name Bangladesh for the first time. Dramatically, it became a solid entity culturally and cerebrally, though it was not yet a physical actuality. Eleven days after the concert, the gate money of $243,418.50 was presented to UNICEF for the refugees. On 16 December 1971, the Indian Armed Forces liberated Bangladesh, and three days later, Ravi Shankar and George Harrison’s “The Concert For Bangladesh” was released globally as a beautifully packaged three-album box-set. It topped the charts, eventually winning the Grammy for Album of the Year. The first of a kind, it has since raised over $17 million and inspired the multi-star Live Aid along with thousands of other major charity concerts around the world.

One significant individual behind the worldwide promotion and success of “The Concert For Bangladesh” album was Vijaya Bhaskar Menon. Decades before Indians routinely became CEOs of top American companies, Menon was the first Asian to break the glass ceiling in corporate America as the Los Angeles-based President and Chief Executive Officer of one of the world’s largest music companies, Electric and Musical Industries (EMI). In fact, Menon as an industry leader in the 1970-80s singlehandedly changed the face of the international music industry. 

Bhaskar Menon, the son of K.R.K. Menon, the former Finance Secretary of India, studied at the Doon School and completed his graduation in Economics at St. Stephens College in 1953. A favourite of Professor Keshab Chandra Nag, young Menon also excelled at tennis in the inter-university matches. Groomed for the Indian Foreign Service, he entered Christ Church College at Oxford where, serendipitously in 1956, Joseph Lockwood, Chairperson of EMI, impressed by his brilliance, recruited him as an Executive Assistant. In December 1957, he was directed to the EMI-owned The Gramophone Company of India in Calcutta (Kolkata now). This incredibly sharp and attention-grabbing executive rapidly rose up the EMI ladder in India, first as Commercial Manager and then as Chairperson, Managing Director and Chief Executive in 1964. Under his leadership, the company dominated over the Indian film market. It was here that he befriended Raj Kapoor. With the launch of His Master’s Voice’s (HMV) inexpensive record player, EMI cornered the hardware business too. In mid-January 1971, Menon was dispatched to Los Angeles to scrutinize the $18 million loss made by EMI’s Capitol Records. Subsequently, Lockwood on his annual trip to Hollywood fired the two Presidents at Capitol and on 22 April 1971, The New York Times reported that the 37-year-old Indian Bhaskar Menon had assumed the Presidency at Capitol Industries Inc. Tasked with making the companies profitable, he entered the distinctive 13-story Capitol Records Tower that resembled a stack of records and was one of the iconic landmarks in Hollywood, California. Above his office, a blinking light spelled out the word Hollywood in Morse code. Here Menon created music history. A great team-builder, his dictum for his workforces was simple: “Uncompromising excellence in what you do goes without saying. We expect more than that!” Although his hard-nosed treatment of the complicated situation earned him adversaries in every section of the American music industry, Menon after marathon all-night meetings turned around the financially troubled Capitol. In two years, he showed a profit of $4 million. Greater success and fame awaited him.

With an ear for recognizing phenomenal talent and the skill to nurture it, Menon went on to score quite a few hits. In January 1973, the British quartet Pink Floyd finished recording compositions with heavy lyrical reflections on the human condition at EMI’s state-of-the-art Abbey Road Studios in London. Menon later remembered, “Hearing that record for the first time was one of those extremely rare personal, mesmeric experiences I had only known twice before when I first heard, pre-release, “The Beatles’ White Album and Sgt Pepper”.” Menon straightaway took the audacious decision to put Capitol’s entire weight behind the revolutionary album. Released on 1 March 1973, “The Dark Side of the Moon” was a career-defining achievement for Menon as it sold more than 45 million units worldwide and ultimately spent a mind-boggling 937 weeks on the Billboard 200. Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, confirming Menon’s power held, said, “The other thing that has to be recognized was a man called Bhaskar Menon…  Bhaskar set out making this record number one, and he did it. He motivated the company… he did whatever was necessary… I think without Bhaskar, the record would have done better than the others, but certainly wouldn’t have picked up the momentum it did.” Music critics applauded the album and Menon humbly acknowledged, “Each of us who was closely involved with the project… were pretty intuitively certain that we were unlikely to ever encounter a comparably stunning experience again soon in our professional careers.”

The debonair Indian sporting a French beard also knew the value of cultivating long-term professional associations with the talent. In her memoirs, Linda Ronstadt recalled meeting Menon, “I had never met him before and was surprised to find a charming, refined and intelligent gentleman from India with beautiful manners. His sensitive, kindly demeanor was quite a change from the cigar-chomping American record industry men I had come to see as a defining stereotype”. Later in 1973, Menon signed an unknown British group called Queen with a sensational lead singer – Freddie Mercury – who acknowledged Menon as one of his true friends in the music business. One night in 1974, Menon’s phone rang at 4:30 am. An executive of Capitol excitedly spoke about meeting a writer with a marvelous song called “Rhinestone Cowboy”. In the next hour, Capitol’s entire decision-making team was closing a deal with the singer, Glen Campbell, at Menon’s home in Beverly Hills. That evening, the company recorded the unforgettable song. By 1975, Capitol’s recovery was complete. It landed gold albums by George Harrison, Glen Campbell, Helen Reddy, Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole, Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys and Tina Turner, plus its best-selling catalog comprised of The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Kenny Rogers, Neil Diamond and Olivia Newton‐John. Capitol also signed several recording stars including Blondie, Bob Seger, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Heart, Sheena Easton. Venturing into classical music, Capitol represented Maria Callas, Yehudi Menuhin and Herbert von Karajan. Later, Capitol had considerable success with newer performers such as Billy Idol, Dr. Hook, Duran Duran, Grace Jones, The Pet Shop Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richard Marx and Roxette. Additionally, the company had a 50 percent interest in Britain’s Thames TV and also produced such masterpieces as the multi-Oscar winning Deer Hunter, Murder on the Orient Express and David Lean’s Passage to India.

In his prime, Menon was responsible for the production of almost 30 percent of the world’s recorded music and as the commander-in-chief of a multinational enterprise managed offices in 46 countries. He was respected as an equal opportunity employer and Billboard recorded that his intense expressions were matched by the intensity with which he conducted his business. However, in between his demanding schedules, he found time to get married to Sumitra Paniker in 1972 and they raised a family in California. During Menon’s many decades as the head of a global music giant, he was the most powerful man in the music industry and New Musical Express termed the self-made Indian multimillionaire CEO as “The Man Who Runs Rock & Roll”.

Menon was closely connected with the careers of numerous superstars, however, his bond with The Beatles was exceptional. In 1968, George Harrison had arrived in Bombay (Mumbai now) to work on a soundtrack for a 1960s hippy movie—Wonderwall. Besieged by numerous fans, he autographed a The Beatles’ album for Lata Mangeshkar. Recalling his time in India, Harrison appreciated Menon’s role in generously making resources available for recording his soundtrack and stated, “I worked with Indian musicians at the EMI/HMV studios in Bombay. Mr Bhaskar Menon brought a two-track stereo machine all the way from Calcutta on the train for me, because all they had in Bombay was a mono machine.” Then on 13 November 1971, following The Concert for Bangladesh, a misinformed Harrison on The Dick Cavett Show alleged in barroom language that Capitol and Menon were holding up the concert recording for monetary purposes. Maintaining the sanctity of the charity concert, Menon courteously contended, “Harrison is clearly not in possession of all the facts’’. Harrison, on learning that an unethical middleman was trying to bring Capitol to its knees, profusely apologised to Menon for his outburst. A week later, Capitol harmoniously resolved the dispute and subsequently the album became a musical phenomenon.

Menon who brought out several The Beatles albums also settled the timeworn lawsuits between Apple Records and Capitol, asserting, “We see not the slightest value or benefit of pursuing this long, drawn-out, dust-laden series of litigations. … In some quarters, there is somebody who is benefiting from this. I can certainly say we aren’t, and I can’t imagine the Beatles themselves are.” Then on the cold and sad evening of 8 December 1980, gunshots rang out at the entrance of the Dakota, an apartment building overlooking the west side of the Central Park in Manhattan. It was the last day in the life of John Lennon. Waking up to the shocking news in his Mayfair apartment in London, Menon, a close friend of Lennon, felt a personal loss. He immediately rushed off to Heathrow to board the next Concorde for JFK to meet with Yoko. Outside the commercial side of the intensely profit-driven music business, he was sincerely involved in the lives of his artists. Even now Lennon’s private handwritten letter to Menon from the 1970s concerning the promotion of Yoko Ono’s new album and The Beatles not reuniting is displayed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York City.

The words of John Lennon, “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans”, are perhaps apt for Menon. Knighted by the Government of France in 1990, the legendary CEO is not some top executive living in the past. He continues to provide consultancy services in the entertainment sector. Decades after accidentally stumbling into the world of music and being a celebrity that celebrities wanted to meet, Bhaskar Menon remains ever passionate conceding, “There’s one thing about this business, it spoils you for anything else. Once you get into this you can’t ever work in any orthodox business again.”

Bhuvan Lall is the author of “The Man India Missed The Most: Subhas Chandra Bose” and “The Great Indian Genius Har Dayal”. He is currently writing the biography of Sardar Patel. He can be reached at

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BL Agro plans to open 100 exclusive brand outlets under brand ‘Nourish’ by FY 2021-22



BL Agro Limited, India’s leading FMCG company, on Thursday launched its 12th Exclusive Brand Outlet (EBO) ‘Nourish’. This is the company’s 12th EBO in India and 1st in Delhi. The Nourish store will retail a wide range of 80+ products that the company offers. The company is amongst the fastest growing FMCG brands in the country and has been committed to providing quality food products over many years.

Located at Janpath Bhawan, a prime location in Central Delhi, the exclusive store was inaugurated by famous Bollywood singer Kailash Kher. Commenting on the launch, Ghanshyam Khandelwal, Chairman & Managing Director, BL Agro Limited, said, “Since the launch of our first Nourish store in Padrauna, our experience has been nothing short of extraordinary. We are humbled by the response we have received till date, and our passion towards providing an ever-growing nation with the right nutrition, is what sets us apart. We are excited for our customers to experience our brand this way and hope we can help people understand the importance of choosing the right nutrition.”

BL Agro boasts of one of the largest distribution networks amongst all branded edible oil and food product players in the country with over 50,000 retailers, across 200 cities in 13 states of India – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jammu, and in Nepal.

Brand Nourish came into existence in the year 2018 and comes with a promise for nutrition. The brand offers an entire range of food products typically used in an Indian kitchen including Atta, Rice, Pulses, Ghee & Oils, Dry Fruits, Papad, Pickles, Murabba, Spices, and more. Each Nourish product is packed with superior quality ingredients and is produced with finest processes that ensure maximum retention of nutrients. The company has 11 Nourish Exclusive Brand Outlets operational across Padrauna, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Hathras, Jaipur (2), NOIDA, Lucknow, Sonipat and Surat. The 12th outlet is now open at Janpath Bhawan in central Delhi.

Well-known Bollywood singer Kailash Kher is also the voice behind Nourish Brand anthem. Unveiling brand’s fifth EBO he said, “It’s great to be a part of Nourish once again. I have

been a strong believer of right eating habits and when I see a brand working so hard to make sure they provide enriching food, it’s really inspiring”.

BL Agro remains bullish on its expansion and plans to open 100 Exclusive Brand Outlets (EBOs) in India in the next FY 2021-22. The Company will follow a franchise model to further expand and penetrate the Indian market. The company’s turnover in the FY 2019-20 was INR 2500 crores and is expected to grow 30% YOY.

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Chandigarh: Under a week-long special drive launched against the drug menace, the Punjab Police have arrested 855 drug smugglers/suppliers after registering 672 FIRs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act across the state. The drive commenced on February 25, 2021.

Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta, in a press communique, stated that under this drive the police have recovered 16kg heroin, 35kg opium, 46kg ganja, 12 quintals poppy husk and 4.61 lakh intoxicant pills/capsules among other drugs after carrying out cordon and search operations in drug affected areas besides laying nakas at vulnerable routes across the state.

He said that during this drive, the police have prepared 18 proposals to forfeit illegally acquired properties by drug smugglers/suppliers worth Rs 9.66 crores. The police have also arrested 34 Proclaimed Offenders (POs) of NDPS cases, said the DGP.

He said that as part of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government’s zero tolerance policy against drugs, the Punjab Police is committed to eradicate the drug menace from the state.

Meanwhile, extensive anti-drug drives are being launched by the Punjab Police to combat the menace of drugs from the border state of Punjab.

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Chandigarh: Expressing concern over the depleting ground water level in the state, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution urging the Punjab government to take immediate steps for saving the ground water of the state.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rana KP Singh today announced to constitute a high level committee for exploring the ways and means to recharge the water table. The decision came after MLA Mr Kuldeep Singh Vaid, while participating in the debate on deteriorating ground water table in the state, proposed the constitution of a committee to study the matter. Immediately swinging into action the Speaker of Vidhan Sabha announced to constitute the committee which would submit the report within three months.

The Speaker said that the matter was too serious and as the worthy members of the house have taken up this issue so it is the moral duty of the house to intervene in the matter. Rana KP Singh urged the Punjab government to depute the Principal Secretary Water Resources department for assisting the committee. He said that besides looking into this grave matter the Committee will also propose ways and means to recharge the water table so that this precious natural resource can be saved for the coming generations.

Unanimously welcoming the announcement of the Speaker, the entire house thanked him by thumping the tables . Taking part in discussion Cabinet Ministers Manpreet Singh Badal and Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that water is the most precious resource for human existence. They said that the state government is duty-bound to save the water for our coming generations. Both the Ministers said that the government is already sensitised towards this issue and no stone will be left unturned for this noble cause.

Earlier, the discussion on this crucial issue was embarked by MLA Harminder Singh Gill whereas Leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema, MLAs Rana Gurjit Singh, Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra, Kuldeep Singh Vaid, Gurpratap Singh Wadala, Aman Arora, Kanwar Sandhu and others also took part in discussion. 

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Bird flu case reported in Ahmedabad poultry farm




Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], March 5 (ANI): A bird flu case has been confirmed at a poultry farm in the Sola area of Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, said the district administration on Thursday.
The district collector has banned the sale of meat, mutton and chicken as a precaution after confirming bird flu infection in samples.
Items like eggs and other food items at the poultry farm have also been ordered to be destroyed.
“Sale of meat, mutton and poultry has been banned. Eggs and food items have also been ordered to be destroyed,” the collector said. (ANI)

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