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Saving Delhi's air: Environment ministry wants to ban polluting vehicles, burning garbage

Apr 15, 2015

Saving Delhi's air: Environment ministry wants to ban polluting vehicles, burning garbage

After a series of alarming reports on deteriorating air quality in Delhi and National Capital Region, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and its counterparts in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have finally come up with a framework to curb pollution. #Delhi #MoEF #Delhi government #Prakash Javadekar #National Capital Region #Pollution in Delhi #Ministry for environment and forests
Red sander 'smugglers' encounter: How Naidu's govt scored a self-goal with lame defence

Apr 09, 2015

Red sander 'smugglers' encounter: How Naidu's govt scored a self-goal with lame defence

Has the Chandrababu Naidu administration scored a self-goal in the encounter killing of 20 woodcutters in Seshachalam forest? Have the Andhra Pradesh political and bureaucratic leadership failed to gauge the backlash in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu? #Andhra Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #N. Chandrababu Naidu #Tamil Nadu Government #encounter #Seshachalam forest
AP: HC wants report on autopsy of victims of police encounter

Apr 08, 2015

AP: HC wants report on autopsy of victims of police encounter

A division bench of Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar asked the Andhra Pradesh DGP to file a report on steps taken on conducting the post-mortem and for identification of the deceased and also about steps taken to hand over the bodies to their relatives. #NewsTracker #encounter #Andhra Pradesh police #Red sanders wood #Tirupati forests
TN versus AP feud bubbles up over killing of 20 red sanders 'smugglers'

Apr 08, 2015

TN versus AP feud bubbles up over killing of 20 red sanders 'smugglers'

The encounter killing of 20 woodcutters, mostly coolies, in Seshachalam forest in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning has snowballed into an inter-state political controversy. Even the National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Andhra Pradesh government on this issue. #HowThisWorks #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #NHRC #N. Chandrababu Naidu #Redsanders #Seshachalam forest
CAG finds faults with Assam government in running Kaziranga Park

Mar 31, 2015

CAG finds faults with Assam government in running Kaziranga Park

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has detected a number of lapses and anomalies by the Assam government in maintenance of the Kaziranga National Park and dealing with the poaching of rhinos there. #CAG #Assam #Forest Department #Kaziranga National Park

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200 crore roadside trees  How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Jun 22, 2014

200 crore roadside trees How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Not just highways, every road in India will have to be lined with trees to achieve Nitin Gadkaris target. Will his government then turn to claim natural forests in the name of development? #HowThisWorks #BJP #Nitin Gadkari #MNREGA #Ministry of Environment and Forests #Trees #200 crore trees #Rural development ministry
Elephant deaths in Jalpaiguri Why speed limit is not the solution

Nov 15, 2013

Elephant deaths in Jalpaiguri Why speed limit is not the solution

Railways cant sacrifice efficiency by making trains crawl through forests. Monitoring of wildlife movement cant be foolproof along long stretches of railway tracks. But symbolism is cheaper than investment. #ConnectTheDots #Forest Department #Railways #Elephants #North Bengal #Jaldhaka Bridge #Elephant deaths
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