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Why PM Modi's five-day US trip may be a near complete waste of time

Sep 23, 2014

Why PM Modi's five-day US trip may be a near complete waste of time

Does it make sense for Narendra Modi to disappear for five days to the US when his party is facing two crucial elections and many of the reforms depend on the BJP winning these elections? #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #Forest Rights Act #Food Security Act #RTE #Indo-US ties #Modi's US visit #Jan Dhan Yojana #Land Act
Tripura govt clears proposal to denotify land in wildlife sanctuary

Sep 19, 2014

Tripura govt clears proposal to denotify land in wildlife sanctuary

Tripura government has cleared the proposal for denotifying a 12.4 km stretch of land inside Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, removing a major obstacle for railway extension work in the state. #India #Railways #North East #Tripura #Forest Land #wildlife sanctuary #Trishna wildlife sanctuary
16 maoists in Chhattisgarh surrender bringing number of yielding rebels to 220 this year

Sep 18, 2014

16 maoists in Chhattisgarh surrender bringing number of yielding rebels to 220 this year

The outlawed Maoist movement in Bastar region continued to lose its lower rung cadres as 16 ultras surrendered in south Chhattisgarh, police said on Thursday. #Crime #chattisgarh #Maoist #Raipur #Bijapur #Marimalla forests #surrendering maoists
Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom, says study

Sep 17, 2014

Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom, says study

A giant meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs along with evergreen flowering plants 66 million years ago gave rise to deciduous plants. #science #forests #Dinosaurs #Meteorite #ScienceBuzz #Deciduous plants #Evergreen forests
Woman maoist with Rs1,10,000 bounty on head arrested in Chattisgarh

Sep 16, 2014

Woman maoist with Rs1,10,000 bounty on head arrested in Chattisgarh

A woman maoist, carrying a reward of Rs1.10 lakh on her head, was arrested during a joint search operation by security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said on Tuesday. #Crime #chattisgarh #Maoist #Raipur #Bijapur #Marimalla forests

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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