90,000 Indians rescued; Barcode order; Fishermen arrested; Animal attacks; Woman raped; Leopard killed

NEW DELHI: As many as 90,000 Indian nationals have been safely brought back from foreign conflict zones, countries affected by natural disasters and other challenging situations over the past few years, a senior external affairs ministry official said on Saturday. Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, the official, stated that the evacuation of people were carried out under the aegis of the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF). PTI

Barcode order
• NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has directed alcohol vends in the city to ensure the sale of liquor through electronic scanning from next month, officials said. The excise department has issued directives to all liquor vends in the city, warning them of strict action if alcohol is sold without the scanning of bar codes after February 15 . The excise department will visit vends to check up on the order, an official said. PTI

Fishermen arrested
• KARACHI: Seventeen Indian fishermen have been arrested for fishing in Pakistani waters, allegedly illegaly. A court remanded them in custody on Saturday. A police official at the docks station said the Indians appeared before a magistrate who sent them to jail. The 17 fishermen were arrested for fishing in Pakistan’s territorial waters, according to the Maritime Security Force. PTI

Animal attacks
• JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Saturday that 30 people were killed and 253 injured in attacks by wild animals over the past two years. Officials stated that while 21 people were killed and 156 others injured in attacks by wild animals last year, nine deaths were reported this year. PTI

Date : 22 Jan 2018

Source : https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/briefs-202706