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Proposal to relocate 3 villages in Chhattisgarh tiger reserve sent to Centre

As per Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF) (wildlife) Arun Pandey, there are a total of 25 villages in the core area of tiger reserve out of which six villages were relocated and rehabilitated in 2010.
The forest department claimed that they are giving all benefits to these villagers as per the relocation guidelines of the Central government. (Representative photo)
The forest department claimed that they are giving all benefits to these villagers as per the relocation guidelines of the Central government. (Representative photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 03:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra

Mandis and localities inhabited by migrant workers get antigen testing centres

Rapid testing was also started in Delhi’s two biggest wholesale markets – the Azadpur mandi and the Ghazipur mandi -- in order to screen vegetable and fruit vendors, transporters and dealers.
To screen high-risk persons in areas having isolated cases and also in areas largely inhabited by migrant workers and labourers, Singh said the district opened another centre at Bhagat Singh park in Valmiki mohalla in Chhawla area.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
To screen high-risk persons in areas having isolated cases and also in areas largely inhabited by migrant workers and labourers, Singh said the district opened another centre at Bhagat Singh park in Valmiki mohalla in Chhawla area.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 01:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi

China’s pullback in Ladakh’s Pangong Finger Area to test disengagement

Before the PLA grabbed positions on Finger Four overlooking Indian deployments, the army would patrol right up to Finger Eight that New Delhi considers within Indian territory.
The Finger Area refers to a set of eight cliffs jutting out of the Sirijap range overlooking Pangong Tso. (HT photo)
The Finger Area refers to a set of eight cliffs jutting out of the Sirijap range overlooking Pangong Tso. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 08:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh

4km buffers at three key points as troops pull back from Ladakh clash site

The two armies have already created a 4km buffer zone in Galwan Valley, the site of a deadly clash which left 20 Indian and an unconfirmed number of Chinese soldiers dead on June 15, said a second official.
Satellite images from June 28 and July 6 released on Tuesday by Maxar, a US-based satellite imagery company, show the Chinese expansion at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh has been removed as part of the disengagement procedure.(maxar/AP Photo)
Satellite images from June 28 and July 6 released on Tuesday by Maxar, a US-based satellite imagery company, show the Chinese expansion at the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh has been removed as part of the disengagement procedure.(maxar/AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 08:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh

Indian patrol rights in focus amid LAC disengagement

For a period of three to four weeks, there will be no patrolling by either of the armies in these buffer zones, said one of the officials.
Leh: An IAF fighter jet flies in the sky, in Leh, Ladakh(PTI)
Leh: An IAF fighter jet flies in the sky, in Leh, Ladakh(PTI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 01:36 AM IST
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Hindutan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh

Bengal to club containment, buffer zones for stricter lockdown from July 9

Local authorities will try to arrange home delivery to the residents staying inside the broad-based containment zones, the government said in a notification.
The state government said the following activities will be barred in these broader containment zones: all offices (government and private), all non-essential services, all congregations, all transportation, all marketing/industrial/trading activities.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The state government said the following activities will be barred in these broader containment zones: all offices (government and private), all non-essential services, all congregations, all transportation, all marketing/industrial/trading activities.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Patience running out in Bapu Dham Colony and Sector 30

Savings depleted, employers threatening to sack them, no medical help available for the ailing, people want Covid-19 restrictions in the containment zones to go at any cost
Health workers and police in action in a sealed area at Bapu Dham colony, Sector 26, in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Health workers and police in action in a sealed area at Bapu Dham colony, Sector 26, in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2020 11:05 PM IST
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States, Union Territories to demarcate zones

The revised guidelines issued by Union health secretary Preeti Sudan said that districts, municipal corporations or even sub-divisions, wards or any other administrative unit may be categorised as red, orange or green zone after analysis.
Stranded migrant labourers queue to board a special train to Odisha from MGR Central railway station during the Covid-19 lockdown in Chennai.(ANI)
Stranded migrant labourers queue to board a special train to Odisha from MGR Central railway station during the Covid-19 lockdown in Chennai.(ANI)
Updated on May 18, 2020 01:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Panchkula’s Rajiv Colony declared partial containment zone, after milk vendor tests positive

The reports of 19 contacts, including the family of the patient, are awaited
After a milk vendor tested positive in Panchkula’s Rajiv Colony, 19 of his contacts have been traced and part of the colony has been declared as a containment zone.(HT Photo)
After a milk vendor tested positive in Panchkula’s Rajiv Colony, 19 of his contacts have been traced and part of the colony has been declared as a containment zone.(HT Photo)
Published on May 09, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula

Covid-19 outbreak: Containment policy to be implemented in Chandigarh if needed, says adviser Parida

Steps to be taken up if an area shows hike in Covid-19 positive cases
An MC worker sanitising the house of UT health secretary Arun Kumar Gupta whose daughter is under home quarantine in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday.(anil dayal/ht)
An MC worker sanitising the house of UT health secretary Arun Kumar Gupta whose daughter is under home quarantine in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday.(anil dayal/ht)
Published on Apr 06, 2020 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Punjab and Haryana HC gives chief architect 4 weeks to draw up parking plan

The multi-level underground parking lot is to come up opposite the HC; the current parking space only has a capacity for 800 cars
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Updated on Dec 21, 2019 01:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Rules eased for clearance of projects near buffer zone

Projects located within the notified ESZ will require the NBW’sL nod, which can be applied for together with the initial “terms of reference” application.
The Wildlife Conservation Strategy of 2002 recommends a buffer of 10 km around sanctuaries. The SC had upheld the policy and directed states and the Centre on several occasions to enforce the ESZ.(HT image)
The Wildlife Conservation Strategy of 2002 recommends a buffer of 10 km around sanctuaries. The SC had upheld the policy and directed states and the Centre on several occasions to enforce the ESZ.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 10:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Centre relaxes ecologically sensitive zone policy for sanctuaries, national parks

The Wildlife Conservation Strategy of 2002 had stated that states need to declare a buffer of 10 km around sanctuaries. The SC had also upheld the policy.
A tiger crossing a road at Corbett Tiger Reserve in Ramnagar.(HT File Photo)
A tiger crossing a road at Corbett Tiger Reserve in Ramnagar.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Mumbai’s forest areas finally get protective buffers, but not as envisaged

The Supreme Court had issued a directive to the Union environment ministry to declare ESZs around 21 national park and wildlife sanctuaries
Sections of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will also get a ecologically sensitive zone(HT Photo)
Sections of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will also get a ecologically sensitive zone(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair

130 fighters killed in 48 hours in northwest Syria: War monitor

The Idlib region, home to some three million people, is supposed to be protected by a months-old international truce deal, but it has come under increased bombardment by the regime and its Russian ally since late April.
Fighting raged in northwest Syria with clashes between regime forces and jihadist-led fighters. (George OURFALIAN / AFP/ Representative Image)
Fighting raged in northwest Syria with clashes between regime forces and jihadist-led fighters. (George OURFALIAN / AFP/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 02:59 PM IST
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Aravallis to get 9 new checkpoints

This development comes just two days after the departments received a complaint of large-scale tree felling on the protected Aravalli land in Kot and Bandhwari villages, lying in the buffer zone of Mangar Bani, Delhi-NCR’s only remaining sacred grove.
The forest departments of Faridabad and Gurugram will together establish nine new security outposts for the protection of the Aravalli forests by August, department officials have confirmed.
The forest departments of Faridabad and Gurugram will together establish nine new security outposts for the protection of the Aravalli forests by August, department officials have confirmed.
Updated on May 28, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

11 MP tigers killed by poachers for rituals since 2018

Most of those arrested are tribals from buffer zones and corridor areas of wildlife sanctuaries, Madhya Pradesh’s wildlife department officials said on Saturday.
An Indian tiger and her three cubs wade in a rocky water hole. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh(Stanley Breeden & Belinda Wright/National Geographic/Getty Images)
An Indian tiger and her three cubs wade in a rocky water hole. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh(Stanley Breeden & Belinda Wright/National Geographic/Getty Images)
Published on May 18, 2019 11:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar

BMC begins to map mangroves and buffer zone

For this purpose, BMC is writing to the forest department requesting maps with markings of mangroves, so that they can be superimposed on the Mumbai’s DP sheets.
HT had reported in November 2018 of the state government resolution directing all DPs of coastal cities to map mangroves separately.(Ht Photo)
HT had reported in November 2018 of the state government resolution directing all DPs of coastal cities to map mangroves separately.(Ht Photo)
Published on May 16, 2019 05:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS

Mumbai draws the line around flamingo haven

The state has proposed a buffer zone of 3,405.99 ha, extending from 0 to 3.5 km around the sanctuary’s area, which has been designated an ESZ.
In December 2018, the Supreme Court (SC) had issued a directive that the Union environment ministry should declare ESZs around 21 national park and wildlife sanctuaries which do not have buffer zones.(HT Photo)
In December 2018, the Supreme Court (SC) had issued a directive that the Union environment ministry should declare ESZs around 21 national park and wildlife sanctuaries which do not have buffer zones.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Parking cannot be allowed at Madhav Park: ASI to High Court

The court has been passing directions at regular intervals in the matter with focus on parking, de-congestion and plying of e-rickshaws.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has informed the Delhi high court that no parking, “temporary or otherwise”, can be permitted on any part of Madhav Das Park in the walled city as per UNESCO guidelines(Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has informed the Delhi high court that no parking, “temporary or otherwise”, can be permitted on any part of Madhav Das Park in the walled city as per UNESCO guidelines(Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 05:05 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Richa Banka

Like humans, animals too have a right to migrate

A tiger was sighted in Gujarat earlier this week after 27 years. Its surprise appearance has raised a few questions.
The tiger captured by a night vision camera in the forest of Mahisagar, February 12, 2019.(HT PHOTO)
The tiger captured by a night vision camera in the forest of Mahisagar, February 12, 2019.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 18, 2019 07:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Leopard cub dragged by villagers, dies

Another sub-adult female leopard, was found abandoned in the area on Monday. This leopard was kept at the rescue centre and is reported to be out of danger. The mother leopard is missing.
A leopard cub, who was dragged around by some unidentified locals in Kolyari village, some 150 kms from Nagpur in Gondia district of eastern Vidarbha, died on Tuesday morning. (Representational Image)(PTI)
A leopard cub, who was dragged around by some unidentified locals in Kolyari village, some 150 kms from Nagpur in Gondia district of eastern Vidarbha, died on Tuesday morning. (Representational Image)(PTI)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 10:27 AM IST
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Nagpur | By Pradip Kumar Maitra

Irked over poaching, Uttarakhand HC seeks tiger conservation body’s response on Corbett takeover

The Uttarakhand high court noted that the tiger population was “sharply dwindling” in Corbett and other parks, including Rajaji National Park, emphasising protection of big cats from poachers.
Corbett corridor is also the most significant habitat of wildlife, such as tigers, elephants, leopards, bears, and around 600 bird species, the Uttarakhand HC said.(Picture for representation)
Corbett corridor is also the most significant habitat of wildlife, such as tigers, elephants, leopards, bears, and around 600 bird species, the Uttarakhand HC said.(Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 24, 2018 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi

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

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
Rajaji Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)
Rajaji Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 13, 2018 09:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi

New draft CRZ rules protect builders’ interest, not coastal environment, say activists

Some of the significant changes as per the draft are that the applicability of CRZ distance to the land area or width of the creek from the high tide line is now 50 metres, reduced from 100 metres buffer zone
Environmentalists have already begun submitting suggestions and objections to the draft.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
Environmentalists have already begun submitting suggestions and objections to the draft.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
Published on Apr 20, 2018 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
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