Spit into the Ganges or litter the holy river and face three years in jail

THE Indian government is mulling a new law to punish those who throw garbage or spit into the Ganges River, Tamil Nesan reported.

Those found guilty would likely be put behind bars for up to three years or fined up to Rs10,000 (RM547).

The cleaning-up of the holy river was one of new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s main promises during his election campaign, prior to BJP’s victory last month.

> Police are in hot pursuit of a man who was about to marry again a second time despite having tied the knot just a fortnight ago.

Hemanth Bandari, 28, bolted from the wedding reception on Tuesday evening when he spotted Chennai police arriving at the scene, Makkal Osai reported.

His first wife Shylaja lodged a police report about him committing bigamy.

Bandari, who is the son of a jeweller, had married Shylaja, 22, after a six-year courtship.

When their parents objected to the union, they got their marriage registered with the help of friends on May 29. Shylaja stayed at her parents’ home but Bandari would visit her frequently.

In the meantime, he decided to get hitched to another woman. He stopped visiting Shylaja, telling her that he would be away on a business trip.

However, some of Shylaja’s friends tipped her off when they got to know about Bandari’s second marriage. After trying to contact Bandari several times, Shylaja decided to go to the police.

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