Six-foot snake at Taj causes panic

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first_imgA six-foot-long rat snake was spotted in the Taj Mahal premises on Monday, causing panic among visitors.A team of experts from Wildlife SOS arrived at the monument and rescued the snake. The rat snake is harmless, feeding mostly on birds and rodents.The staff at the Taj Mahal called for help and a rapid response team was dispatched by Wildlife SOS. The team found the reptilian visitor cooling off under a water cooler in the water filtration plant.Officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) immediately stopped the water filtration plant. The Wildlife SOS team, along with the ASI staff, moved workers and curious tourists to a safe distance from the snake before starting the rescue process.After an hour-long operation, the Wildlife SOS team managed to successfully extricate the reptile.Munazzar Ali, Senior Conservation Assistant, ASI, said: “There are four RO plants inside the Taj Mahal to ensure proper water supply for public water taps. As soon as the snake was spotted inside the plant, considering the safety of tourists and workers, we immediately contacted Wildlife SOS for their assistance. The team was very efficient in rescuing the snake.”Baiju Raj M.V of Wildlife SOS said: “The severe heat must have driven the snake in search for water and a cool place. We thank the ASI and the officials of the Taj Mahal for considering the safety of the tourists and the snake and contacting Wildlife SOS.”last_img read more


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first_imgAway from their families, players of the Indian cricket team on Friday celebrated Diwali at the residence of Gujarat Ranji skipper Pathiv Patel in Ahmedabad.India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, VVS Laxman and others were spotted at Parthiv’s house.Dhoni and Raina were seen bursting fire crackers on the terrace of Parthiv’s house, along with other members of the team.India and New Zealand players are engaged in a Test series.Parthiv has been out of the Indian team for over two years and has been leading the Gujarat Ranji Trophy team where he as a player has performed well, despite the team’s inconsistent performance.Meanwhile, a few Kiwi players and their family members also celebrated the festival of lights at their hotel.Wives and children of the Kiwi players were seen burning sparklers and other fire crackers.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


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first_imgIndia and Sri Lanka were billed as the favourites for the World Cup title and both have made it to the final.A look at their performance in the pastODI Head to Head: Played: 128, Wins: India 67, Sri Lanka 50, No Result: 11.Last meeting: August 28, 2010 – Sri Lanka 299-8 (50 ov) defeated India 225 (46.5 ov) by 74 runs.World Cup Head to head: Played: 7, Wins: India 2, Sri Lanka 4 No Result: 1.World Cup Last meeting: March 23, 2007, Sri Lanka 254-6 (50 ov) defeated India 185 (43.4 ov) by 69 runs.last_img


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first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Just shows that we got to put defense first,” Brownlee said. “Some nights we’re just not going to make shots. We just got to really focus on it (defense), knowing it’s our biggest strength.”Meanwhile, Phoenix Pulse will play the first of two games without coach Louie Alas and the first of what could be a lot without Calvin Abueva when the Fuel Masters return to the floor for the first time after that tumultuous Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAbueva was suspended by the league indefinitely after a weekend of controversies and the Fuel Masters will also break in a new import in Richard Howell when they battle Meralco in the 4:30 p.m. contest.“Despite what’s been happening, we still consider Phoenix to be a very dangerous team so we will have to be on top of our game,” mentor Norman Black said through the league’s website. Alas was also suspended for his participation in a scuffle three minutes into the game as the league slapped a total of P264,000 in fines for rough play.Ginebra’s LA Tenorio knows that they cannot rely too heavily on Brownlee, who hit some big baskets against the Batang Pier.“He’s tried and tested,” Tenorio said of Brownlee. “But whenever we share the basketball, we’re pretty much tough to beat.”The Gin Kings have a two-game winning streak going but know that the Painters will be no easy pickings, especially with former Best Import Denzel Bowles leading Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Azkals, U-22 team push training to high gear LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netInspired by the way it played defense to gut out a win the last time up, Barangay Ginebra looks to do it all over again when the Gin Kings battle Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations on Friday at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Tim Cone, following a narrow 73-70 escape from NorthPort last Saturday, conceded they were able to survive because of their defense, and import Justin Brownlee wouldn’t mind replicating such an approach in the 7 p.m. game against the Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more


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first_img The parish has attracted some major hotel developments in recent years, and Mr. Bartlett said that in the pipeline are some 6,000 additional rooms along the corridor from Rio Bueno to Falmouth. Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the parish of Trelawny is moving to take its place as a key player in the tourism sector.The parish has attracted some major hotel developments in recent years, and Mr. Bartlett said that in the pipeline are some 6,000 additional rooms along the corridor from Rio Bueno to Falmouth.“The fact is that Trelawny can no longer be ignored. Trelawny is now forging with its transformation from a parish that has been dominated by agriculture, more so sugar cane, to what is now a very vibrant tourism sector,” the Tourism Minister beamed.He was speaking at the official opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel in the parish on Thursday (October 18).“The people of Trelawny now have every reason to smile, as this phase of the Oyster Bay resort development represents an investment of $110 million and which saw some 1,500 persons gainfully employed. Of course, the vast majority of them were Jamaicans, including contractors and subcontractors,” he noted.“Trelawny is finally coming into its own and is poised for greatness. It already has some of the finest infrastructure to support the tourism product. These include the leading cruise port, rafting on the legendary Martha Brae River, cultural excursions into Maroon history, exploration of the Windsor Caves, the adventures of Chukka Caribbean at Good Hope, and so much more,” he pointed out.He predicts that “in a few years, when you combine the inventory of Trelawny with that of Montego Bay, you are looking at two-thirds of the hotel room stock on the island”.The Minister, in highlighting developments in the local tourism sector, said that the success did not happen overnight or by the waving of a magic wand but by “careful and strategic planning…effective marketing and promotion”.“We have been working very closely with stakeholders and attracting the right investors,” he pointed out.He said that the industry is stimulating wide-scale economic activity, fostering growth in communities, generating jobs and earning billions of dollars in foreign exchange.“Tourism is already proving to be a powerful catalyst for improving the socio-economic conditions of our people,” he added.Situated on the private peninsula of Oyster Bay, the resort offers an adult-only all-inclusive experience to high-end clientele.It features 315 suites, inclusive of 800 square ft. junior suites and 2,000 square ft. upper suites with expansive living spaces, panoramic ocean views, and direct beach access.Excellence Group Luxury Hotels specialises in hotel management and worldwide real estate development, with a primary presence in the Caribbean. “The fact is that Trelawny can no longer be ignored. Trelawny is now forging with its transformation from a parish that has been dominated by agriculture, more so sugar cane, to what is now a very vibrant tourism sector,” the Tourism Minister beamed. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the parish of Trelawny is moving to take its place as a key player in the tourism sector.last_img read more