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Railway Cracking Down on Sale of Unauthorized Brands of Drinking Water at All Major Railway Stations

Among those arrested were four Pantry Car managers

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The drive 'Operation Thirst', launched on July 8-9, also led to the offenders being fined Rs 6,80,855. Pixabay

Cracking down on the sale of unauthorized brands of drinking water at all major railway stations, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested 1,371 persons and seized over 69,000 bottles.

The drive ‘Operation Thirst’, launched on July 8-9, also led to the offenders being fined Rs 6,80,855.

Among those arrested were four Pantry Car managers. Several stalls at railway stations were found to be selling packaged drinking water bottles of unauthorized brands, an official statement said.

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Cracking down on the sale of unauthorized brands of drinking water at all major railway stations. Pixabay

Determined to go to the root of the corruption, the special drive will be followed by continuous action by Principal Chief Security Commissioners.

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All the Zonal Principal Chief Security Commissioners (PCSC) were asked to crackdown on the sale of unauthorized packaged water brands. (IANS)

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Sale of Tibetan Medicine to Prevent Various Diseases Now Stopped

Sale of Tibetan pill used to prevent infectious diseases stopped by health authorities

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The sale of a traditional Tibetan medicine that supposedly prevents the spread of infectious diseases, including coronavirus, has been stopped. (Representational Image). Pixabay

In the wake of directions from the health authorities, the sale of a traditional Tibetan medicine that supposedly prevents the spread of infectious diseases, including coronavirus, has been stopped.

Men-Tsee-Khang, the Tibetan medical and astro institute in this Himachal Pradesh town, was directed by the government to stop the sale of ‘Rimsung Rilbu’ so as to prevent any misconception in the public mind, District Chief Medical Officer Gurdarshan Gupta said on Friday.

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The Tibetan medical and astro institute in this Himachal Pradesh town, was directed by the government to stop the sale of ‘Rimsung Rilbu’ so as to prevent any misconception in the public mind. (Representational Image). Pixabay

Men-Tsee-Khang’s Director Tashi Tsering Phuri told the media that they had complied with the directive of the authorities.

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He maintained that the institute had never made any claim regarding the pill’s prophylactic properties, which was prepared as per formulations given in the ancient Buddhist texts.

Men-Tsee-Khang, a charitable cultural and educational institution, was established in 1916 in Tibet, and re-established in Dharamsala in 1961 by the Dalai Lama. (IANS)