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Crocodile rescued from pond released in River Chambal 26.5.2018 General News
A 6-year-old crocodile has been caught alive from a pond near here, and later released in the River Chambal, after it had caused panic and fear among locals for a week.
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Nipah virus: Samples of fruit-eating bats to be sent for testing 26.5.2018 General News
Samples of fruit-eating bats are being collected from nearby Perambra, the epicentre of the Nipah virus that has claimed 11 lives so far, and would be sent for testing at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) in Bhopal. Experts from the National Institute of Virology, Pune and departments of Animal Husbandry and Forest have begun collecting the samples which would be sent to NIHSAD, to test for presence of the virus in the fruit-eating bats, Dr N N Sasi, the Director Animal Husbandry, told PTI. Earlier, samples of three insectivorous bats caught from an unused well of the Moosa family, which lost three members to Nipah virus, were sent to the Bhopal laboratory along with samples of pigs, goats and cattle in the 5 km radius of the affected area and all of them tested negative, he said. "We are trying to catch fruit-eating bats from the perambra region now," Sasi said. According to an official, the droppings, urine and secretions of the bats will also be sent .
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Woman fights off leopard, saves daughter in TN 26.5.2018 General News
A woman bravely fought off a leopard to save her 11-year-old daughter at Valparai in the district, police said today. Thirty-year-old Muthulakshmi, along with her daughter Sathya, were picking firewood in the backyard of their house last night, when the feline pounced on the girl and began dragging it away by her neck, they said. Immediately, Muthulakshmi hit the leopard so hard with the firewood that the animal let go of the girl and fled into the jungle, the police said. Sathya sustained injuries on the neck and was taken to the government hospital at Pollachi, they added. On hearing this, forest department personnel decided to trap the leopard, which reportedly has been on the prowl in the area for over the past 10 days or more. A fortnight ago, there were reports that a woman at Kanchamalai was a victim of a similar attack, sources said.
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Keep environment safety in Concurrent List, Tripura CM urges Centre 26.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has urged the central government to keep the conservation and protection of environment in the Concurrent List of constitution instead of only in the Union List, an official said on Saturday.
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SC sets aside Himachal HC order denying relief to IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi 26.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court has set aside a high court order that had declined to interfere with a plea made by Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi seeking a stay on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhary. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra found that the Himachal Pradesh High Court order had not adverted to any aspect nor addressed the submissions of the petitioner and sent the matter back to it for passing a reasoned order. "On a perusal of the order passed by the high court, we find that the learned judge, except stating that he is not inclined to interfere in the petition seeking quashing of the complaint, has not adverted to any aspect. Be it noted though the submissions has been referred to in the impugned order, the same have not at all been addressed," the apex court said. In view of the aforesaid, it is appropriate to set aside the impugned order and remand the matter to the high court for
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Supreme Court overrules Himachal HC's order, denies relief to IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi 26.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Supreme Court has set aside a high court order that had declined to interfere with a plea made by Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi seeking a stay on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhary. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra found that the Himachal Pradesh High Court order had not adverted to any aspect nor addressed the submissions of the petitioner and sent the matter back to it for passing a reasoned order. "On a perusal of the order passed by the high court, we find that the learned judge, except stating that he is not inclined to interfere in the petition seeking quashing of the complaint, has not adverted to any aspect. Be it noted though the submissions has been referred to in the impugned order, the same have not at all been addressed," the apex court said. In view of the aforesaid, it is appropriate to set aside the impugned order and remand the matter to the high court for fresh consideration ...
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Dinosaur killing asteroid wiped out first tree-dwelling birds: Study 26.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
The asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs from the Earth about 66 million years ago also led to the extinction of the first tree-dwelling birds, a study has found. The asteroid crashed to Earth with a force one million times larger than the largest atomic bomb, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. "Looking at the fossil record, at plants and birds, there are multiple lines of evidence suggesting that the forest canopies collapsed," said Regan Dunn, a paleontologist at the Field Museum in the US. "Perching birds went extinct because there were no more perches," said Dunn. Immediately after the asteroid hit, the fossil record shows the charcoal remains of burnt trees, and then, tonnes of fern spores. An abundance of fern spores in the fossil record often comes on the heels of a natural disaster that destroyed larger plants like trees. "We concluded that the temporary elimination of forests in the aftermath of the asteroid impact explains why arboreal birds failed to survive across this extinction event," ...
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Kashmir encounter: 5 terrorists killed by Indian Army in Tangdhar; updates 26.5.2018 Latest News
Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists and managed to gun them down in Kashmir's Tangdhar district
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One lakh plants distributed for income generation through afforestation 26.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
One lakh plants distributed for income generation through afforestation
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Minister Shyamkumar assures to set up Honey processing unit to be set up in Ningthi Village 26.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Minister Shyamkumar assures to set up Honey processing unit to be set up in Ningthi Village
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Haryana To Use Drones To Keep Tab On Encroachers In Aravalli Mountains 26.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
In view of protecting wildlife of the Aravalli ranges from encroachers, the Haryana government has come up with a plan of a drone survey of the mountains so that any non-forestry activity can be...
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No new weekend traffic woes, but heads up after Memorial Day 26.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MnDOT's Twin Cities map is blissfully low on construction hassles over the long holiday weekend. But then comes Tuesday. Here's your guide to what's happening and what's coming.
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Massive forest fire breaks out in J&K's Rajouri 26.5.2018 General News
A massive fire broke out in a forest in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri on Friday.Locals said that the situation was out of control as the fire was spreading rapidly, adding that even the officials were finding it difficult to contain the fire."Officials are working to control the fire, but it is difficult to do so as no fire tenders can reach here," locals said.This comes merely two days after Indian Air Force helicopters doused a forest fire that broke out in Trikuta Hills of Katra district, using under-slung Bambi buckets.According to forest department officials, the soaring temperature and the lack of rainfall are the main reason behind the rise in the incidents of forest fire.
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‘Nipah virus does not thrive in high temperature conditions’ 26.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Washing of fruits can check spread of the pathogen, say experts
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Drones to keep eye on wildlife in Aravallis 26.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Will also help in monitoring encroachments, says Haryana Forest Department
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'Drone exercise to keep tab on encroachers in Aravalli mountains' 26.5.2018 General News
In view of protecting wildlife of the Aravalli ranges from encroachers, the Haryana government has come up with a plan of a drone survey of the mountains so that any non-forestry activity' can be prevented. The basic challenges for government agencies are to keep original status of forest areas and numbers of wildlife animals. So far, the forest department has no such tools to declare new encroachments consider to be non-forestry activities," Rao Narbir Singh, state forest and wildlife minister, said. "And to compete with these challenges, the Haryana government has come up with a surveillance plan for protection of forest and wildlife ecosystem in the Aravalli range of Gurgaon and Faridabad districts, he said. He said that the state government was going to do drone the survey of the Aravalli mountains to collect encroachment status and prepare a database. The drone will be equipped with photo and video cameras to ensure present status or the area and in case of any non-forestry ...
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State-level committee for forest block development 26.5.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
129 blocks to be developed within the Outer Ring Road
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A 'wild' classroom: CEC offers some exciting education programmes 25.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The CEC, funded by the Delhi government runs educational programmes, movies and guided walks at the sanctuary
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Give up single-use plastic: Harsh Vardhan 25.5.2018 General News
Ahead of World Environment Day, being hosted by India this year, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today urged people to give up single-use plastic and said the fight against plastic menace did not require big actions, but only minor behavioural changes and adopting 'Green Good Behaviour'. World Environment Day (WED) celebrations will be held from June 1 to 5 in the national capital and across the country with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to chair the plenary session on June 5, where all the state environment ministers will also be present. The minister expressed confidence that a "perceptible and measurable" difference in the country would be brought about on plastic pollution and other environmental issues in the run-up to WED and appealed to the people to give up single-use plastic. "The fight against plastic menace did not require any big actions, but only minor behavioural changes to adopt Green Good Behaviour. Every individual has a Green Social Responsibility," he ...
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PVC pipes: Supreme Court refuses to interfere with NGT fiat 25.5.2018 Hindu: National
Warning about hazardous lead content in pipes
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