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Strike threats by contractors add to Jaipur Municipal Corporation woes 23.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
In the election year, it seems that troubles for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) show no signs of abating. The Jaipur Municipal Corporation(JMC), which was already staring the down the barrel of a gun due the strike threat by civil contractors, now has been caught in a pincer attacks of sorts with the electrical and garden contractors threatening to on strike. If all these three go on strike, city’s civic services will be badly hit as it involves development, garden and street light maintenance. This will be a sure recipe for disaster as the JMC is controlled by the BJP. The reason behind why all three are angry with the JMC is the outstanding dues of Rs 150 which the JMC owes to them The municipal corporation has not paid contractors for several months. Civil contractors, whose outstanding dues are around Rs1000, have not been paid for 14 months. JMC Heritage City Contractors Society gave a week’s ultimatum to Mayor Ashok Lahoti and JMC Commissioner Ravi Jain for clearing the outstanding payment ...
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Vasundhara Raje: Speed up work to develop religious sites 23.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has directed Rajasthan Heritage Protection and Promotion Authority to work on a war footing to install panoramas of great saints of various communities and sects across the state. Raje met the members of the Authority at her residence on Tuesday. Four new members of the authority met Raje and thanked her for their appointment in the body. The CM praised the works carried out by the authority, particularly installation of panorama of saints who are revered by the masses. “Our government has worked to protect history of Rajasthan by installing panoramas of saints and heroes for the future generations. Now, the authority should focus on achieving tasks of installing remaining panoramas and development works of religious sites. I hope the new members will work efficiently to achieve the task,” Raje told the members.  Onkar Singh Lakhawat, chairman of the authority, assured the CM that the body will achieve goals set for installation of panoramas of heroes and saints. With the ...
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Admn steps up efforts to implement agri chores calendar 23.5.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 22 The administration is bent on getting the agricultural chores calendar regarding the cultivation of paddy implemented in the region. Having challaned more than two dozen farmers of the area for burning agricultural wastes in contravention of the rules, the authorities have cautioned against wilful violation of the notification issued by the state government under the Punjab Preservation of Sub-Soil Water Act, 2009, which has fixed May 20 for sowing paddy nursery and June 20 for the transplantation of the paddy crop in the fields. The government has repeatedly issued notification making paddy sowing before the prescribed date illegal. The move comes in the wake of a proposal mooted by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and Punjab Agricultural University, which had shot letters to the state government in January this year to stagger the paddy sowing by 10 days. Senior functionaries, led by Ahmedgarh Sub-Divisional Magistrate Preety Yadav, have advised the ...
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International Biodiversity Day celebrated 23.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dehradun, May 22 Uttarakhand Forest Minister Harak Singh Rawat on Tuesday asserted that it is basically the common man of Uttarakhand who has worked for safeguarding the biodiversity in the region which today stands as one of richest in the country. Attending the International Biodiversity Day celebrations at Navdanya Biodiversity Farm in Dehradun, Harak Singh Rawat reminded Gaura Devi’s environment conservation Chipko movement in Garhwal hills was later replicated worldwide. He also took the opportunity to seek green bonus for Uttarakhand. He said Uttarakhand had always been in the forefront of conserving environment for which the state was yet to be compensated. Rawat honoured the farmers, who excelled in safeguarding the indigenous Basmati rice of Dehradun. He also handed over first Gaura Devi Biodiversity Conservation Award to Sushma Juyal, a farmer from Herbertpur, Dehradun. The award has been instituted by Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board and carries a cash award of Rs 10,000 and ...
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Got Rs 50k? Travel abroad! 23.5.2018 The Tribune
Amarjot Kaur  BHUTAN: HIMALAYAN ESCAPE Travel blogger Parnashree Devi calls Bhutan a unique country, which celebrates cultural magnetism. “If you are a culture enthusiast, Bhutan will captivate you with its rich cultural heritage,” she says. Hospitable locals add to the charm of the “happiest nation” in the world.    MUST-VISIT:  Cities of Thimphu, Paro & Punakha. Haa Valley too; it is pristine. The Valley was off the tourist map till 2002.  It is the 2nd least populated Dzongkhag (district) in the country and popularly known as “Hidden-Land Rice Valley.” TRAVEL SMART: Use local transport. Look for homestays for accommodation. Eat in small eating joints. Avoid unnecessary shopping. Check out free things to do in the country; that helps in cutting down on expenses. FOND MEMORY: I reached Haa Valley late in the evening. It was drizzling when I arrived at a 100-year-old homestay surrounded by mountains. In spite of the bad weather, the host was waiting for me on the main road and gave me a warm welcome SRI ...
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‘Environment protection not the duty of govt. alone’ 23.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
At Biodiversity Day celebrations, Governor appeals to citizens to be responsible
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Singareni song a rage on social media 23.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Track is part of company’s audio-visual campaign to highlight its ambitious plans
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Conservation of biodiversity need of hour: Minister 23.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, May 22 Conservation of biodiversity is the need of the hour, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar who presided over the function organised by the Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board (HPSBB) on the occasion of “International Day for Biodiversity” here on Tuesday. Parmar stressed upon the need to spread awareness about biodiversity in the context of successfully addressing biodiversity conservation problems in the state. The minister said more than 150 species of plants, insects, birds and mammals become extinct every 24 hours from the earth due to environmental imbalances. He said every person would have to contribute for the preservation of environment adding that all departments concerned in collaboration with Panchayati Raj Institutes and NGOs need to make special efforts up to grass root level to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The minister also inaugurated an exhibition on biodiversity of the state in which various ...
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World's largest amphibians face imminent extinction threat 22.5.2018 The Tribune
Beijing The Chinese giant salamander—well known as the world's largest amphibian—may in fact be at least five separate species, each facing imminent threat of extinction in the wild, a study has found. Researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences in eijing highlight the importance of genetic assessments to properly identify the salamanders. The study suggests that the farming and release of giant salamanders back into the wild without any regard for their genetic differences is putting the salamanders' already dire future at even greater risk. In fact, some of the five newly identified species may already be extinct in the wild. With individuals weighing in at more than 140 pounds, Chinese giant salamanders were so far thought to be critically endangered. The study published in the journal Current Biology shows that those giant salamanders are not one species, but five, and possibly as many as eight. Another report in the same journal found that all of the salamanders face the imminent threat of ...
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Biodiversity Day observed at Nongstoin 22.5.2018 The Shillong Times
  NONGSTOIN:  The Office of the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Social Forestry & Territorial Division of West Khasi Hills observed International Biodiversity Day on Tuesday at United National Secondary School, Mawrang Rambrai village. The function witnessed a sizable turnout of representatives of the neighbouring villages and students. During the inaugural session, S K Budnah, DFO […]
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International Biodiversity Day 2018: tracking new species discovered in India 22.5.2018 Hindu: Health
From the Bhupathi frog to the Kalam plant, here is a list of new species discovered in India during 2017-18.
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'Lakes are the most ignored water body' 22.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Friends of Lakes (FOL) has always been committed to saving Bengaluru's lifelines
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World’s largest amphibians face imminent threat of extinction 22.5.2018 The Shillong Times
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) The critically endangered Chinese giant salamander, well known as the world’s largest amphibian, now faces the imminent threat of extinction in the wild, due in no small part to the demand for the animals as luxury food, warn researchers. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, showed that illegal poaching of […]
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Giant Chinese salamander speeding toward extinction: study 22.5.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Releasing hybrids may mean they are poorly adapted for their individual environments, and unlikely to survive.
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Blue economy at risk 22.5.2018 Downtoearth
Even as West Africa struggles to plug rampant illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, rising sea surface temperature poses new challenges
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Giant Chinese salamander speeding towards extinction, says study 22.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Large-scale human consumption putting the world’s largest amphibian at risk
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World Bee Day celebrated at Mahina village 22.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
World Bee Day celebrated at Mahina village
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India’s biodiversity can help mitigate environmental threats 22.5.2018 Downtoearth
It is one of the 17 mega biodiversity-rich countries and accounts for 7 to 8 per cent of the recorded species of the world
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Markle and Sparkle: When 'Brand Britain' received a billion dollar boost 22.5.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
For the UK, the royal wedding sent cash registers ringing and livened up the mood after the Brexit hangover
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Exotic locations for perfect family summer vacations 22.5.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Your family is sure to love these amazing locations.
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