Itís all a marketing gimmick to promote Narendra Modi, says Congress

State Congress president Arjun Modhwadia Friday alleged that the visit by three US Republican Congressmen and a few "not-so-famous" businessmen organised by the "overseas friends" of BJP was a "marketing gimmick" to promote Chief Minister Narendra Modi nationally and globally.

Addressing mediapersons here, Modhwadia said though the visit was a private one, it was glorified as the United State's official delegation and a hype was created as if Modi had been invited to visit the US.

"The act of looting of state's resources by certain favoured industrialists and American PR/lobbying agencies will not be tolerated in any manner," Modhwadia said.

Sick leopard found dead in Junagadh

A leopard was found dead Friday in Junagadh's Datar Hills area, forest officials said, adding that the post-mortem confirmed that the leopard died due to hepatic and renal failure.

Pilgrims had spotted the female leopard two-thirds up the 3000-odd steps that lead up the Datar Hills around 11 am on Thursday.

The carnivore, which was visibly ill, injured a forest staff who was part of a first team that tried to rescue it. A second team that was later dispatched to track the leopard discovered the carcass. The Press Trust of India news agency identified the injured forest staff as "Lakhmanbhai Solanki, a member of the cattle party of Gujarat forest department."

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