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Government's industrial estates equal to 3 Delhis 1.5.2017 ET: Infrastructure
The numbers provided by a large number of states so far have shown that Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan top the list in terms of number of such projects.
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All-woman patrolling squad to keep eye on city Romeos 1.5.2017 TOI: Jaipur
In order to ensure proper safety and security for girls and women in schools, colleges and parks, Jaipur police is all set to launch an all- woman patrolling squad. The work of the squad would be similar to that of the Anti-Romeo Squad of Uttar Pradesh; however in Jaipur the youth and men found indulging in eve-teasing will be punished by these women cops only.
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Chennai scape: Areas under farming now down to zero 1.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
In the past two decades, the city has grown at the expense of water bodies, wetlands, and agricultural grounds leaving residents defence less in the face of floods and drought.
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NGT orders government to file report on Shimla’s ecology by May 4 1.5.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given Himachal Pradesh government a last opportunity to file report on carrying capacity of the hills in Shimla by May 4 The government has failed to submit it even after repeated orders from the tribunal bench although an expert committee to study the ecology had been constituted way back in 2015.
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'After collector's takeover, Bandra plot is drug haven' 1.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
In a city that lacks playgrounds and parks, the loss of even a pocket-sized open plot used for sports tournaments is a calamity . For years, a plot in Bandra's Pali Gaothan was used by a private trust, St Anthony's Institute, to hold rink hockey and basketball tournaments until it was taken over by the suburban collector's office in 2012.
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Wildfires burn hundreds of acres across Inland Empire 1.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Firefighters in Riverside County were battling a fast-moving, 300-acre wildfire on Sunday, one of several blazes across the Inland Empire.

The fire was reported about 3:45 p.m. in a field in Highgrove, a community between San Bernardino and Riverside, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

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French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border 1.5.2017 Washington Post: World
French forces fighting extremism in Africa’s Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso.
Harriet Freiberger: What’s in a name? 1.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Lynn Jones did not need a map to get where he needed to go in the 350,000 acres of National Forest where he worked. The trees and trails of the Hahn’s Peak District were home. Yes, he had a house on Strawberry Park Road in Steamboat Springs, a building he had built from the bottom up, including the septic system he dug by hand. But the forest filled 31 years of his life while he was a general district assistant in the Routt National Forest Service. The seasons of those years synced with what his job description, defined as work. That work became play for his family on summer weekends, when they gathered pinecones around the Seedhouse guard station. His children learned the two step kick walk their father used, clearing the trail of oversized rocks without even breaking stride. Everyone who had anything to do with the forest knew the slender man in the billed cap. He kept track of them all, the ones who cut timber and where it was going; the ones who came and went with grazing herds of cattle and bands ...
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French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border 1.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — French forces fighting extremism in Africa’s Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso. A statement Sunday from Operation Barkhane says soldiers also discovered large amounts of arms, ammunition, rocket launchers and explosives in the Foulsare forest. A […]
Poaching, arms racket busted at ex-Col's house 1.5.2017 TOI: Home
44 guns- many sophisticated foreign-made weapons- 50,000 cartridges, leopard and blackbuck skins, eight deer skulls with antlers, other animal parts and 117.5 kg of meat, presumably of nilgai, were seized from the Colonel's house.
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Years after war, trials of resettlement in Sri Lanka 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
It is time for the Sri Lankan government to get its act together on the ground
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Now, take a biodiversity boat ride in the mangroves 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre at Airoli offers nature interpreters, boardwalk, local artefacts
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Arms, poaching racket busted 1.5.2017 Hindu: News
Raids on house of national shooter Prashant Bishnoi yield 140 weapons and more
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Bitten by cobra, ‘Snake’ Nagaraja dies 1.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Forcing elephants to bless people amounts to begging, says HC 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
The Madras High Court has made it clear that forcing a temple elephant to bless people for a fee is nothing but begging and had observed that such exploitation of captive animals cannot be permitted.
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Faridabad residents up in arms against liquor vend 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Say complaints to HUDA went ignored, write to Chief Minister
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18 kg ‘beef’ seized from Haryana village 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
The Haryana Police have seized four suspected cow hides and 18 kg of ‘beef’ from a village in Palwal district. Two cows were ‘rescued’ in another village. The accused in both cases are on the run, a p...
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117 kg nilgai meat, 40 guns found during raid at national-level shooter's home 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - National
The skin and skulls of endangered animals, a carcass and weapons were recovered from the residence of a national-level shooter in Meerut town. In a raid that lasted over 17 hours, around 117 kg meat of nilgai (blue bull), thousands of live cartridges and Rs 1 crore in cash were recovered by a joint team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and forest department from the residence of Prashant Bishnoi. According to forest officials, Bishnoi's father Devindra Kumar is a retired colonel. Sources said the raid started at dawn on Saturday and continued till the early hours on Sunday. The horns of black bucks and sambar, stuffed deer, knives made of ivory, and pelts of leopards and other wild animals were found inside a godown in Bishnoi's house, official sources said. Besides, nearly 40 guns, including rifles and pistols, were also seized. Smuggling racket? Forest officials suspect that Bishnoi ran an international poaching and arms smuggling racket. "It seems to be a huge racket... it might have ...
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TN home to 73 types of endemic plants 30.4.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Bike rally to protest felling of trees in north Bengal 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The public protest against the alleged illegal, large-scale felling of trees in north Bengal took a sharp turn on Sunday with at least a hundred participating in a 33 km bike rally from Siliguri to Lataguri, near the Gorumara National Park, sporting green capes.
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