Man jailed, fined for using sledgehammer to dig up dinosaur fossils in B.C.

British ColumbiaA man who dug protected fossilized dinosaur footprints from a protected area in northern B.C. has been fined and sentenced to nearly a month in jail.Judge says Bennward Ingram and 3 others used power tools to remove tracks from protected siteCBC News · Posted: Jan 24, 2023 2:26 PM EST | Last Updated: 1 hour agoA fossilized…Continue Reading

Students fined for reciting Chalisa, MP govt intervenes

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government has overruled a fine imposed by a private institute on some students for holding a Hanuman Chalisa recital in a hostel room “without permission”. Home minister Narottam Mishra said, “Where will Hindus recite Hanuman Chalisa if not in Hindustan?” The government has asked the Sehore collector to inquire into the…Continue Reading

Couple fined Rs 50,000 for driving SUV over sand dunes in Ladakh; slammed on social media

A couple from India’s state of Rajasthan was booked by police for allegedly driving their SUV car over restricted sand dunes in Ladakh. Leh police took action against the couple over direction not to drive cars over sand dunes in Hunder in Nubra Valley. Police said a bond of Rs 50,000 was taken from the couple.…Continue Reading

NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Vistara after a co-pilot landed an aircraft in Indore under the supervision of a captain who had not undergone simulator training to train a first officer. It said this “serious violation (has endangered) lives of everyone on…Continue Reading

After Brett Favaro posted his ticket on social media, the fine was rescinded as a “one-time courtesy” and the ticket reduced to a “warning.”Brett Favaro received an $80 ticket, right, for plugging his electric vehicle into a wall outlet at Surrey’s Central City mall where he drew 13 cents worth of electricity in one hour.…Continue Reading