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Major News and Events of 20 September 2017

What Happened on 20 September 2017


Two intruders from Pakistan shot dead by BSF troops

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday shot dead two Pakistani intruders along the Indo-Pak border. The DIG BSF, J.S. Oberoi said that the Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead two Pakistani intruders when they ignored warnings and kept marching towards BSF troops aggressively. As per the spokesperson of Border Security Force, a Pakistani SIM card, 4kgs of heroin, Pakistani currency worth Rs. 20,000 along with a AK-47 assault rifle, pistol and over 2 dozen bullet rounds were recovered from these intruders.

A portion of Rs.389 crore canal collapses, a day before its inauguration in Bihar

Barely a day before its inauguration by Bihar's Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, a portion of Ganga pump canal project in Bhagalur collapsed on Wednesday. As told by the State Water Resources Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh, “the breach in the canal happened due to release of water in full capacity. 21,700 hectares in Bihar and 4000 hectares in Jharkhand is meant to be irrigated by the Bateshwar Ganga Pump Nahar Pariyojna. This project has faced neglect by governments since 1977. It was started in 1977 with a cost of Rs. 13.88 crore. However, several times this project witnessed revision in its cost.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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