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Preserve city’s heritage character: Residents 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 20 The city celebrated the World Heritage Day three days ago with fervour but it has not much to rejoice as it still struggles to maintain its heritage character. Gurinder Singh Johal, a veteran guide, said there had been a continuous loss of heritage sites to private hands in the walled city. The heritage character of the city is being changed as more people prefer modern structures to heritage ones, he said. He sought its prohibition and a policy to identify the heritage structures and preserve these. Acclaimed conservationist Balvinder Singh said there was a need to restore all 12 historic Darwazas (gates) of the holy city to their original look. He said due care of the aestheticity of the 18th century architecture must be taken while undertaking such preservation. Similarly, Qila Ahluwalia and Shivala Veer Bhan should also be restored. HS Walia, retired vice principal of DAV College and member of Amritsar Heritage Lovers Society, said cultural heritage is a vast ...
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High Court tells TTA it must reconstitute tree authority 21.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Decide on new members’ applications in 45 days, say judges
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Tibetan opera fest begins at McLeodganj 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dharamsala, April 20 Strong winds and showers in Dhauladhar mountain ranges marked the beginning of the 23rd Tibetan Opera Festival known as Shoton (Yogurt) festival at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in McLeodganj on Friday. The festival is celebrated every year by the Tibetan government-in-exile to exhibit unique Tibetan artistic heritage of opera called Ache Lhamo in Tibetan. President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Lobsang Sangay was the chief guest at the inauguration function. The festival was earlier scheduled to begin on April 18 but was postponed due the tragic bus accident in Himachal Pradesh that killed 28 persons, including 24 children. Lobsang Sangay, while speaking on the occasion, said, “In Tibet, the monks of Drepung monastery end their annual summer meditation by eating yogurt. The people from nearby towns come to the monastery at this time to offer yogurt and seek the blessings of the monks. Opera troupes also come to perform at the ...
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Green warrior’s clarion call for transition to clean energy 21.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Citizens urged to become ‘active partners’ in eco campaign
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Rediscover the enchanting elephanta caves 21.4.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Most of these caves are in ruins but the few structures that remain are enough to suggest the grandeur of what must have once been.
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4 Matheran toy train stations go green 21.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Stations outfitted with solar power plants
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Vistadome magic for Kollam 20.4.2018 Hindu: National
AC train coach with transparent glass roof and sides, rotatable reclining seats
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Expert panel proposals to be implemented in 4 days 20.4.2018 Hindu: Health
New committee to probe reasons behind Kaloor structure collapse
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Architect Abha Narain Lambah explains the political power of her vocation 20.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Narain also discusses the need for a vision and the usefulness of chai
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Try a holiday that lets you learn a new skill even while you unwind 20.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Want to play with clay up in the hills?
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Bo-Tai in Delhi: How much can a restaurant experiment with Thai food? 20.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The idea is to break preconceived notions of Thai cuisine without treading into the realm of fusion, which Singh deems an 'ugly' concept
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Japan’s Akita dogs melt foreign hearts with their devotion 20.4.2018 Hindu: International
The number of Akitas registered by overseas owners jumped from just 33 in 2005 to 359 in 2013, and up to 3,967 in 2017
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Apple says hello to Daisy, a robot used to recycle 200 iPhone devises per hour 20.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Apple unveiled a robot called Daisy to take apart junked iPhone models and recover valuable materials that can be recycled ahead of Earth Day, the company said in a release. The company also announced that for every handset received at Apple stores and its website through the Apple GiveBack programme till April 30, it will make a donation to a non-profit organisation called Conservation International. “Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the natural world people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihood. Founded in 1987, the organisation works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet,” the website added in its report. With Apple GiveBack programme and Daisy support, the company aims to move closer to a day when it will make its products using "only recycled or renewable materials." Created through years of R&D, Daisy incorporates revolutionary technology based on Apple’s learnings from Liam, its first disassembly robot ...
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Missing democracy for the trees and hills 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
If you thought humans only exoticised and discriminated based on notions of racial purity among our own species, you aren’t paying attention to why we treat forestland the way we do.
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When reels reel under the threat of extinction 20.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Filmmaker Sugeeth Krishnamoorthy’s documentary, The Missing Film Reels of Thamizh Cinema, is about Tamil classic films facing extinction
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NC Hills forum calls off rail blockade 20.4.2018 The Shillong Times
    GUWAHATI:  The North Cachar Hills Indigenous Students Forum has called off the indefinite rail blockade in Dima Hasao district in the wake of an assurance from the Assam government to settle the issue of land compensation to affected villagers. “The blockade was lifted between 11pm and 12am on Thursday night following an inivitation […]
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Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years if humans keep up extinctions, reveals a study 20.4.2018 DNA: Top News
The domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years, if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future, according to a study. Researchers led by The University of New Mexico in the US demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years. As archaic humans, Neanderthals and other hominin species migrated out of Africa, what followed was a wave of size-biased extinction in mammals on all continents that intensified over time, they said. The study, published in the journal Science, is the first to quantitatively show that human effects on mammal body size predates their migration out of Africa and that size selective extinction is a hallmark of human activities and not the norm in mammal evolution. The researchers showed that body-size downgrading - the loss of the largest species on each continent over time - is a hallmark of human activity, both in the past and ...
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Apple to donate to mark Earth Day 20.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Technology
San Francisco: In its mission to create a healthier planet through innovation, Apple on Friday announced
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Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor turn stunning showstoppers for Manish Malhotra at Mijwan Fashion Show 2018 20.4.2018 Lifestyle Gallery – The Indian Express
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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Washington The domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years, if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future, according to a study. Researchers led by The University of New Mexico in the US demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years. As archaic humans, Neanderthals and other hominin species migrated out of Africa, what followed was a wave of size-biased extinction in mammals on all continents that intensified over time, they said. The study, published in the journal Science, is the first to quantitatively show that human effects on mammal body size predates their migration out of Africa and that size selective extinction is a hallmark of human activities and not the norm in mammal evolution. The researchers showed that body-size downgrading - the loss of the largest species on each continent over time - is a hallmark of human activity, both in the past ...
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