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In a first, a bird festival is being organised at the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal to provide an opportunity to enthusiasts to explore the forest and watch different birds, officials said on Monday.(Unsplash)

First bird fest at Mahananda sanctuary from Feb 20

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UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 11:33 AM IST
In a first, a bird festival is being organised at the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal to provide an opportunity to enthusiasts to explore the forest and watch different birds, officials said on Monday.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the event on January 16(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the event on January 16(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

1st bird festival at Nagi- Nakti bird sanctuaries in Bihar to start from Jan 15

By Reena Sopam | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:10 PM IST
  • Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuary has been selected for this event because of its uniqueness. Apart from the dense deciduous forests, moram land and variety of birds and animals, there’s unique rock formation in the area.
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Planning to pop the question? Here are tips to make it a memorable experience for your special someone.

Planning to pop the question but not sure where? Here are some travel ideas to explore when you want to propose

By Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 07:04 AM IST
While there are umpteen romantic ways to propose, the definition of romance is different for every couple. Here are tips to make it a memorable experience for your special someone.
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The order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre on September 5, published on Wednesday, based on a 2014 public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Solapur resident Balkrishna Kharade.(HT image)
The order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre on September 5, published on Wednesday, based on a 2014 public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Solapur resident Balkrishna Kharade.(HT image)

Act against NHAI for excavation work inside bird sanctuary: Mumbai HC

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:16 AM IST
Based on previous HC directives, Vijay Hinge, then divisional forest officer (wildlife) Pune, Maharashtra forest department, had confirmed through an affidavit before the HC on October 30, 2014, that quarrying work was in fact carried out by NHAI and its concessionaire inside GIB Sanctuary.
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The land chunk number 1445 belongs to the lake but it has 549 identified houses.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
The land chunk number 1445 belongs to the lake but it has 549 identified houses.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Arthala lake encroachers fail to get NGT relief

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 03:18 PM IST
In September 2016, the National Green Tribunal in a judgment had directed the removal of encroachment, besides giving directions on other issues.
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The camera tower will be set up at the Okhla bird sanctuary before the birding season in winter.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
The camera tower will be set up at the Okhla bird sanctuary before the birding season in winter.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

High-res camera tower by November at Okhla sanctuary to watch birds

By Kushagra Dixit | Hindustan Times, Noida
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 02:36 PM IST
A first such in any bird sanctuary in the country, the high-resolution camera will be installed at a height to sweep over a minimum radius of 500 metres, officials said.
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Near Threatened Painted Stork seen at the sanctuary.(HT/PHOTO)
Near Threatened Painted Stork seen at the sanctuary.(HT/PHOTO)

Endangered avian species find refuge at Pune’s endangered Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 04:52 PM IST
Asian Waterbird Census reveals Painted stork and the Woolly necked stork, declared endangered globally, seen in sanctuary
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The PMC has undertaken the construction of one kilometre of road from HSBC towers in Kalyaninagar to the Gunjan chowk, Yerwada which will pass through the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary causing a major damage to one of the most important green belts of the city.(HT FilePhoto)
The PMC has undertaken the construction of one kilometre of road from HSBC towers in Kalyaninagar to the Gunjan chowk, Yerwada which will pass through the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary causing a major damage to one of the most important green belts of the city.(HT FilePhoto)

309 trees in Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary cut without assessment study, says Pune’s civic body

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 02:37 PM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials have accepted their fault during a meeting held between the officials and the Save Salim Ali bird sanctuary group. 
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Maha-Metro completed the first segment of construction of Vanaz to Ramwadi metro route on Paud road.(HT/PHOTO)
Maha-Metro completed the first segment of construction of Vanaz to Ramwadi metro route on Paud road.(HT/PHOTO)

Extension of the Vanaz-Ramwadi Pune metro line to Kharadi IT park will cost 1,000 crore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 03:07 PM IST
A delegation of various IT industries have demanded an extension of the Vanaz-Ramwadi metro stretch till Kharadi IT Park
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Birds seen at the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Pune.(HT/PHOTO)
Birds seen at the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Pune.(HT/PHOTO)

HC calls status quo: A step towards saving Pune’s Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 02:41 PM IST
Post the verdict city activists view the court order as a ‘ray of hope’
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A total of eight big trees have been cut at Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary by unidentified persons.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
A total of eight big trees have been cut at Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary by unidentified persons.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)

Tree authority blinks as 8 trees cut down at Pune’s Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 03:55 PM IST
Residents of Kalyani nagar highlight issue to tree authority, officer promises to investigate case
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Rajaji Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)
Rajaji Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)

No mining within 10 km from boundaries of national parks: HC to U’khand govt

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2018 09:59 PM IST
The Uttarakhand high court on Wednesday directed the state government to ensure that there was no mining within 10 km from boundaries of national wildlife parks in the state without nod of the National Wildlife Board
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Nainital has been home to a bird conservation sanctuary since 2015 and is an important ornithological site in the state.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File)
Nainital has been home to a bird conservation sanctuary since 2015 and is an important ornithological site in the state.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File)

Nainital bird festival begins

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 09:07 PM IST
The three-day festival will host a variety of events, including a photography exhibition, workshops, drawing competition and quiz on nature
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Birds seen on the polluted Mula-Mutha rivers at Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.(HT File Photo)
Birds seen on the polluted Mula-Mutha rivers at Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.(HT File Photo)

PMC to take legal action against Panchshil Group for cutting 500 trees ‘by mistake’

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 04:43 PM IST
PMC’s move comes after unsatisfactory reply from Panchshil Group to civic body’s notice.
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Alleged illegal razing of 500 trees at the natural bird sanctuary on the Mula-Mutha riverbank in Yerawada had highlighted the state of its neglect by the civic authorities. A member of the PMC tree authority committee had earlier alleged that Panchshil Group had violated environmental norms by felling more than 500 trees out of the standing 592 trees of various species in the property owned by the group, without seeking permission from the authorities.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Alleged illegal razing of 500 trees at the natural bird sanctuary on the Mula-Mutha riverbank in Yerawada had highlighted the state of its neglect by the civic authorities. A member of the PMC tree authority committee had earlier alleged that Panchshil Group had violated environmental norms by felling more than 500 trees out of the standing 592 trees of various species in the property owned by the group, without seeking permission from the authorities.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

CM Fadnavis seeks detailed report over illegal razing of 500 trees at Pune’s Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 03:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times on March 16, 2018 had highlighted the issue with a series of reports (‘Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary: 500 of 592 trees illegally felled).
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Land of Raheja builder near Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Yerwada in Pune on Thursday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
Land of Raheja builder near Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Yerwada in Pune on Thursday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Pune civic body serves notice to Panchshil Group for ‘illegally’cutting down 500 trees

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 02:50 PM IST
As per Section 8 of the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975, no tree owner is allowed to hack fully-grown, live trees without permission from the tree authority, irrespective of the reason.
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