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First Day of Seventh Session (Part-IV) of Ninth Sikkim Assembly 19.9.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Gangtok, 19 Sep (IPR) : The first day of the Seventh Session (Part-IV) of Ninth Assembly of Sikkim Legislative Assembly saw the presentation of Second Supplementary Demands for Grants for the financial year 2018-19. The Demands were placed in the House during the Financial Business by Shri Pawan Chamling, Hon’ble Chief Minister, also the Minister-in-Charge […]
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DRI seizes 532 star tortoises, 9040 kg of red sandalwood from Mumbai 6.9.2018 Zee News : India National
The star tortoises were seized on Thursday while the sandalwood was seized from Nhava Sheva Port on Wednesday. 
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DRI seize around 8,000 kgs of shark fins from Mumbai, Gujarat 3.9.2018 Zee News : India National
Dried shark fins were meant for illicit export to China and Hong Kong. 
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Shell game: U.S. traffickers cater to Asia's taste for turtles 3.9.2018 Reuters: World News
A trial begins next week for a man charged with trafficking thousands of protected turtles captured in New Jersey, an unlikely hotbed of wildlife poaching that has helped supply China with a culinary delicacy that is hard to find in Asia.
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When The Crime Victim Is An Animal, This US Forensics Lab Is On The Case 2.9.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The young golden eagle on the operating table showed no outward signs of trauma. An X-ray had revealed no fractures.
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Special Report: Appetite for destruction - Soy boom devours Brazil's tropical savanna 28.8.2018 Reuters: World News
When farmer Julimar Pansera purchased land in Brazil's interior seven years ago, it was blanketed in tiers of fruit trees, twisted shrubs and the occasional palm standing tall in a thicket of undergrowth.
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Kerala flood less intense than deluge of 1924: So why was damage as great? 26.8.2018 Zee News : States
Most of the 373 casualties in Kerala were caused by landslides in the northern districts of Malappuram and Wayanad, and the central district of Idukki.
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New photography academy inaugurated in Dibrugarh 24.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
New photography academy inaugurated in Dibrugarh
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Road will imperil Corbett tiger population, Centre tells National Green Tribunal 21.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Uttarakhand government's proposed Kandi road project would jeopardise big cat population in Jim Corbett reserve, the Centre and India's apex tiger and wildlife protection bodies have told the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The reserve has one of the few viable tiger populations in the country, the Union Environment Ministry, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) have said in an affidavit. The joint affidavit, filed by NTCA on behalf of all three parties, comes as a blow to Trivendra Singh Rawat's government that has aggressively pushed the project. The proposed project, connecting Ramnagar and Kotdwar, will pass through the core area of the reserve to cut the distance between Garhwal and Kumaon by 80 km. NGT had sought their response on a plea by advocate Gaurav Bansal who has challenged the project, raising concerns of damage to the reserve. The affidavit says that the critical habitat, notified in 2010, is one of the most important source areas ...
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Toxic, Red Algae Bloom Leaves Trail Of Dead Marine Animals In Florida 15.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Florida's governor this week made official what residents of Southwest Florida already knew: The bloom of toxic algae that has darkened Gulf waters is an emergency. The red tide has made breathing...
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“Release of compensatory afforestation fund to states will help in meeting Nation’s INDCs”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 14.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Underlining that the CAF Bill was earlier passed by Lok Sabha in the year 2008, but the same could not be passed in Rajya Sabha , Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Now, after coming to power in 2014, our Government again took up the initiative and introduced CAF Bill in 2015 and after a lot of debate in Parliament, the Bill was passed in 2016 and the CAF Act was published on August 3, 2016”.
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Hunters Killed A Mother Bear, Two "Shrieking" Newborn Cubs In Their Den 13.8.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
A man and his teenage son have been charged with illegal hunting after killing a female black bear in her den in southern Alaska and then shooting her two "shrieking" newborn cubs, state authorities...
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Railway Projects 9.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
State-wise details of projects of New Line, Gauge Conversion, Doubling and electrification in Budget which are in different stages of execution/ planning are as under:-   Name of State                        No. of projects* New Line Gauge Conversion Doubling Electrification Assam & North Eastern Region 15 - 6 3 Andhra Pradesh 18 - 15 6 Bihar 34 5 14 12 Chhattisgarh 8 - 9 1 Delhi 1 - 5 1 Gujarat 4 25 13 7 Goa - - - 1 Haryana 7 1 4 ...
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21 Snakes Seized Ahead Of Naag Panchmi In Mathura 8.8.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Ahead of the Naag Panchmi festival next week, forest department officials have seized 21 snakes from snake charmers in the Sri Krishna Janam Bhoomi area, in the last two days.
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Charity launches spoof Singapore ivory store in awareness stunt 8.8.2018 Reuters: World News
A wildlife charity set up a fake online ivory shop in Singapore, attracting widespread condemnation, in a stunt to underline local laws which it says continue to facilitate illicit ivory trade globally.
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Cases pending in Supreme Court and NGT 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The number of cases related to environmental issues pending in the Supreme Court of India is around 110 and 3573 in the National Green Tribunal.   The Government has enacted the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 etc. to regulate the matters related to environmental degradation.
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1125 endangered tortoises seized from Vizag station, were to be smuggled to Bangladesh; three accused held 5.8.2018 Zee News : India National
The endangered species, also known as 'Geochelone elegans' were being exported from India to Bangladesh.
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47 Peacocks Found Dead In Madurai, Poisoning Suspected 5.8.2018 NDTV News - South
As many as 47 peacocks were found dead on Saturday near a lake at Madurantakam in the Madurai district with poisoning suspected to be the cause of death, police said.
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Elephant safari in Corbett Tiger Reserve? Uttarakhand HC puts the brakes 4.8.2018 Zee News : India National
The division bench of Justice Rajeev Sharma and Lokpal Singh held that their captivity was in violation of sections 40 and 42 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1975. 
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International Tiger Day: What lies ahead for the big cat in the wild, wild world 29.7.2018 Zee News : India National
“He is two months old. He is hungry. Scared. He is wondering when his mother is coming back.” Gunshot echoes. “Maybe she is not.” And then, an ominous message that flashes across the TV screen, "Just 1411 left".
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