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Forest mafia at it again 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 Well-heeled forest mafia is spreading its wings across Punjab, especially in Chandigarh’s periphery – threatening the ecologically-fragile Shivalik Hills. Even as the Capt Amarinder Singh government is taking measures to check mining, transport and cable mafia, chopping of trees is going on unchecked under the patronage of revenue and forest officials. Despite Forest and Wildlife Preservation Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot issuing strict guidelines, the illegal felling of ‘khair’ trees is going on in the forest areas of Siswan and Mirzapur villages, located along the road connecting Kurali with Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. On the pretext of clearing the land that has been de-listed from the provisions of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA), 1900, a large-scale felling has been going on for the last few days in the thick forest area abutting the Siswan check dam. Fresh signs of felling of ‘khair’ and other trees and chopping these into pieces for smuggling were ...
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Rajasthan: 'Pakistan posters' disrupt ad film shooting 27.4.2017
Jaipur: Shooting of an ad film was disrupted for putting up Urdu signboards with names of Pakistani cities and landmarks here on Tuesday.  Production house, Good Morning Films, was shooting for Volkswagen Polo Hatchback near City Palace when the incident happened.  In order to give the site, a feel of the place, the crew of the film placed Urdu banners and signs on temples, buildings and landmarks. The banners had writings such as ‘Welcome to Lahore’, ‘Karachi Sweets’ and ‘Rawalpindi Chai Wala’. However, members of a local organisation ‘Dharohar Bachao Sangharsh Samiti’ didn’t like it and pulled down banners and posters although crew members were spared.  “They put up Urdu banners of Pakistani locations in Char Darwaza area. They had permission only for Chandini Chawk and City Palace but put up banners and posters across heritage buildings and temples at various places in the walled city,” Bharat Sharma, convener of the outfit, which was earlier active in the protest against demolition of temples for a ...
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Fresh landslips, Batote highway remains shut 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Doda, April 26 The Kishtwar-Batote national highway was closed for vehicular traffic for the fourth consecutive day after fresh landslides and shooting stones hit the road near Drabshalla. Hundreds of vehicles carrying essential commodities remained stranded on the highway. Some commuters walked on foot for 4 to 5 km to reach their destination by trekking through mountainous routes. The authorities concerned started the work to restore the vehicular movement on the highway. The administration has put heavy machinery for clearing the debris but fresh landslide hampered the restoration work. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Aftab Bukhari said, “We are not allowing any vehicles to ply towards Kishtwar from Thathri due to fresh landslides and shooting stones. The restoration work is in progress and hopefully, the road will be restored till tomorrow.” Meanwhile, Kishtwar Senior Superintendent of Police Sandeep Wazir said, “Petrol, diesel, ration and other essential commodities are ...
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Mayor contests report on tank surface cracks 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, April 26 Though the district administration has denied any visible cracks on 300 square metre surface area of the 107-year-old Ridge storage tank, Shimla Mayor Sanjay Chauhan has contested the report. He was hopeful that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would direct the state government tomorrow to ban big rallies and functions on The Ridge to preserve the sanctity of this stone masonry heritage drinking water tank. What has raised concerns of residents is that the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) and other government agencies have never done a structural safety audit of the storage tank that supplies 45 lakh litre of water to the residents. The Mayor cited a report of inspection of the water tank carried by municipal engineers on February 2, 2017. The report, which is with The Tribune, says that during the cleaning, first three chambers have developed cracks and this report has been taken up for further action. He said the corporation had prepared a plan for safety of the ...
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College to be named after Maj Dahiya 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Chandigarh Government College at Nangal Chaudhary in Mahendergarh district will be named after Rashtriya Rifles officer Major Satish Dahiya, who was killed in an encounter with militants in Kashmir early this year. The college will now be known as Shaheed Major Satish Dahiya Government College, an official spokesman said here on Wednesday. PTI Ambala BSNL exchanges get awards The BSNL telecom exchanges in Panipat and Rewari have won energy conservation awards for adopting various measures to save energy. Minister of State of New and Renewable Energy Dr Banwari Lal gave away the awards at a function held at Government Girls College in Panchkula on April 22. The Haryana circle also won two participation certificates for telecom exchanges at Ambala city and Rohtak.TNS Three held for betting The police have arrested three persons for allegedly betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match here. Abhishek Jorwal, SP, said the CIA-1 team raided a hotel in the city Monday night and arrested Sourabh, ...
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Mohun Bagan, East Bengal agree to ISL, I-League merger, request waiver of franchisee fees 27.4.2017 Sports – The Indian Express
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Trump to order broad review of U.S. national monuments 26.4.2017 rssa.at
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A shrinking home for endemic birds 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
17 Western Ghats species have smaller ranges than what experts at IUCN estimated
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Manipur's Churachandpur hub of illegal rhino horn trade, authorities wary 26.4.2017 Guwahati - City - The Times of India
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Putting Karnataka on the adventure tourism map 26.4.2017 Hindu: National
From straightforward invitations encouraging tourists to visit Karwar beach or the Mysuru Palace, the State’s tourism pitch has now veered towards showcasing Karnataka as an exciting destination for a...
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Tourist-spend: Chennai, Mumbai in Top 20 Asia-Pacific destinations 26.4.2017 HBL: Life
Singapore leads in total visitor expenditure; Bangkok is most visited: MasterCard Index 2017
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Heritage walk to project Valiyangadi’s past 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
A team of 30 history buffs to visit historical places
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Will British Indians remain with Labour? 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Support for the Conservatives is on the rise among Indians
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China's rare milu deer return in victory for conservation 26.4.2017 News - Videos - The Times of India

China's rare milu deer return in victory for conservation


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Forest officers to be held responsible for theft of ‘khair’: Dharamsot 26.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 Punjab Forest and Wildlife Preservation Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has taken a serious view of the theft of ‘khair’ wood from the forest area of Talwara in Hoshiarpur. The minister has sought a report from the range officer in a week. The minister said the responsibility to ensure effective mechanism for putting a stop to the theft of wood and illegal felling is on the forest officers concerned who would be answerable for any such incident. Exhorting the forest officers to discharge their duties dedicatedly, the minister made it clear that nobody is authorised to fell trees without procuring a No Objection Certificate (NOC) and this unlawful practice should be severely dealt with. Dharamsot said the state government had chalked out a programme to plant saplings on a large scale so as to make environment clean and green. He said that under various schemes the people were also being made aware to plant saplings near their houses to ensure perfect ecological ...
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China’s rare milu deer return in victory for conservation 26.4.2017 World – The Indian Express
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'Special status fails to curb illegal tree loss in forests' 26.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Incentives for exploitation - such as illegal logging, agriculture and palm oil plantation - are outweighing the benefits of protection, researchers say.
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The man behind the brush 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
A short film on Raja Ravi Varma promises a depiction of the legendary artist like never before
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The Energy and Resources Institute push for green houses in Amaravati 26.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
The Energy and Resources Institute push for green houses in Amaravati
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Coimbatore: Mosques take steps to conserve water for summer, build water harvesting plants 26.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
People of Coimbatore have decided to install water recycling in various mosques across the city.
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