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Last updated: Apr 21 2018 01:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The Bakherwals’ long walk 21.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Bakherwal girl in Jammu has brought the nomadic tribe under the spotlight. Peerzada Ashiq reports on their itinerant lifestyle and the new challenges confronting them
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Naxalites being fought with roads, electricity: Chhattisgarh chief minister 17.4.2018 General News
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has said development is the weapon being used against Naxalites, with the government providing villagers in the rebel-hit remote forests of Bastar with roads and electricity. The chief minister also said constructing roads in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh was the "toughest battle in the world". "The biggest pain of the Naxalites is why we (the government) are building roads and electrifying the region," he told reporters here yesterday. The outlawed rebels did not have faith in democracy and protested against every election, as well as development and the construction of roads in the region, Singh said. The 'ladai' (battle) is about electrification and road construction as we build more roads worth Rs 800 crore in the region," he said. The chief minister said the government's challenge was to build roads for the villagers as well protect those constructing them. "We have dual challenges in the region - construction of roads and providing ...
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World Bank fillip for natural resources of Meghalaya 16.4.2018 Hindu: Home
$48 million loan to help revitalise degraded landscapes
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India signs USD 48 mn loan pact with WB for Meghalaya 16.4.2018 General News
India has signed an agreement with the World Bank for a USD 48 million loan to strengthen community-led landscapes management in selected area in Meghalaya, the finance ministry said today. Closing date for 'Meghalaya Community - Led Landscapes Management Project (MCLLMP)' is June 30, 2023. As per the ministry's statement, the project has three components -- strengthening knowledge and capacity for natural resource management; community-led landscape planning and implementation and project management and governance. "The project will help manage these depleting resources, by strengthening the communities and traditional institutions," it said. Meghalaya's natural resource such as land, water sources and forests is a source of livelihood for a majority of the population in the state. Restoration of degraded and highly degraded landscapes under the Project will increase water for local communities and improve the soil productivity which will in "turn increase incomes and reduce ...
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World Bank to lend $48 mn for landscape management in Meghalaya 16.4.2018 General News
India on Monday signed a $48 million loan agreement with the World Bank to strengthen community-led landscape management in Meghalaya.
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World Bank to fund community-led landscapes management in Meghalaya 16.4.2018 General News
A loan agreement worth USD 48 million for the "Meghalaya Community - Led Landscapes Management Project (MCLLMP)" was signed here on Monday between India and the World Bank.The objective of the project is to strengthen community-led landscapes management in selected landscapes in Meghalaya.The project consists of three components- strengthening knowledge and capacity for natural resource management; community-led landscape planning and implementation; and project management and governance.Meghalaya's natural resources such as land, water sources, and forests are a source of livelihood for a majority of the population in the State. The project will help manage these depleting resources, by strengthening the communities and traditional institutions.Restoration of degraded and highly degraded landscapes under the project will increase water for local communities and improve the soil productivity which will in turn increase incomes and reduce poverty.The International Bank for ...
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Kathua rape and murder: Delhi HC issues notices to media houses for disclosing victim’s identity 13.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices to several media houses for disclosing the identity of the eight-year-old girl who was gangraped and k
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HC notice to media houses for disclosing Kathua victim's identity 13.4.2018 General News
The Delhi High Court today issued notices to several media houses for disclosing the identity of the eight-year-old girl who was gangraped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, which took up the issue on its own after coming across print and electronic media reports, sought a response from the media houses, asking why action should not be taken against them on the matter. The girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community had disappeared from near her home in the forests next to Rasana village in Kathua, 90 km from here, on January 10. A week later, her body was found in the same area. The state police Crime Branch, which probed the case, filed a main chargesheet against seven accused persons and a separate chargesheet against a juvenile in a court in Kathua district earlier this week. The chargesheet revealed chilling details about how the girl was allegedly kidnapped, drugged, raped inside a place
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No place for young girls 12.4.2018 Hindu: Opinion
In Kathua and Unnao, the common feature is the blatant support given by BJP leaders to those accused of rape
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We have failed her as humans: V K Singh on Kathua girl's rape-murder 12.4.2018 General News
Union minister V K Singh today said "we as humans" had failed the eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community who was gangraped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district but she would not be denied justice. The child from from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community had disappeared from near her home in the forests next to Rasana village in Kathua on January 10. A week later, her body was found in the same area. Expressing distress over the tragedy, perhaps the first reaction from a BJP minister, he said we have failed her as humans. "But she will not be denied justice," the minister of state in the External Affairs Ministry added in his tweet. A Special Investigation Team formed to probe the incident has arrested eight people, including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destruction of evidence. A chargesheet filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police said abduction, rape and killing of the girl was part of a carefully planned ...
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Smoke in the woods 8.4.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
The draft Forest Policy re-emphasises production forestry, raising many ecological and social concerns
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Made in Ukhrul 2018: Multiple biz prospects stressed 6.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Made in Ukhrul 2018: Multiple biz prospects stressed
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The impacts of social forestry on grasslands 2.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The impacts of social forestry on grasslands Western Ghats or the Sahyadri hills is a scenic holiday retreat for many. But, there is more to it. Being one of the eight worlds hottest biodiversity hotspots, the natural ecosystem, including forests and grasslands, hosts an incredible number of plant and animal species and plays a significant role in maintaining the Indian monsoon. However, in the recent years, extensive human activities are threatening the survival of these lush green forests, and animal and plant numbers are dwindling. The famous and unique shola grasslands, which once dominated the mountains of the Western Ghats have now become one of the rarest habitats. So what exactly is happening? To know this, a team of researchers and conservationists have used satellite images to study how, over a 40-year period, from 1973 â€" 2014, the grasslands, forests, plantations and agriculture lands have changed over space and time in Palani Hills, which range from Kerala to Tamil Nadu. Sky ...
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Several measures being taken by MoTA to generate awareness about schemes/projects for tribal development 2.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Tribal population has their own traditional life styles, remoteness of habitations, dispersed population and displacement. Ministry of Tribal Affairs is seized of the matter that tribal population are inhabiting in far flung remote areas and may not be fully aware of the programmes, policies and development schemes but it has taken several steps to disseminate awareness of the programmes / schemes implemented by the Ministry as mentioned below: (i)      Guidelines of the Schemes / programmes implemented by the Ministry as well as Annual Reports have been uploaded on the Ministry’s Website.
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'In its imperial mood, China is surrounding India' 1.4.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'It is very much a danger.'
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In Little Rann, a life lived on the margins highlights need to strike a balance in man vs wild conflict 28.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The conflict brewing in Little Rann highlights that getting the balancing act right between wildlife-and-people is one of the great challenges that India will need to solve
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Need to nurture medicinal plants espoused 28.3.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Need to nurture medicinal plants espoused
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Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group 27.3.2018 General News
Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation. Greenpeace, a founding member of the Forest Stewardship Council, said it "fell short" of its goals of conserving forests and benefiting society. The FSC mark, a stylized tree, is sought by paper producers and other wood users as an endorsement they can use in the marketplace to promote their products as sustainable. Greenpeace said in a statement on its website that the council has become a "tool for forestry and timber extraction." In Indonesia, where rainforests are being felled at an epic rate, the FSC has given certifications to Korindo, a Korean-Indonesian joint venture. It has been clearing rainforests in Papua for logging and palm oil plantations.
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45th anniversary of 'Chipko Movement' marked with Google Doodle (Lead, correcting intro) 26.3.2018 General News
A Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Chipko Movement, one of the most influential non-political eco-conservation movements in the world, among whose stalwarts were Chandi Prasad Bhatt and Sundarlal Bahuguna.
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Google Doodle salutes 45th anniversary of 'Chipko Movement' 26.3.2018 General News
A Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Chipko Movement one of the most influential non-political eco-conservation movements in the world, inspired by the famed Sundarlal Bahuguna, in 1973.
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