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State seeks to overturn landmark HC judgement on mangrove destruction

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a special leave petition (SLP), seeking to permit construction within 50 metres of mangroves (buffer zones), filed by the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB). Details about the petition (SLP Diary No.13791 of 2020) were not previously known to the public

Mumbai, India - September 22, 2019 : The construction of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railway (MAHSR)project will not only lead to the loss of more than 30,000 mangrove trees, but will destroy an entire ecosystem, according to a report by the Mangrove Society of India (MSI). Eleven types of mangroves trees, 177 species of resident and migratory birds, among other animals, will be affected. The habitat of Varanus Salvator, commonly known as monitor lizard and mangroves in Palghar (in pic) are at the risk of being destroyed owing to the project. HT Photo (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 12:35 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

BKU Ekta (Ugrahan) holds protest outside DC Office in Ludhiana

BKU Ekta Ugrahan district president Charan Singh Noorpara and district general secretary Sudagar Singh Ghudani alleged that once again anti-farmer decision has been made by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ekta (Ugrahan) holding a protest outside the DC in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 11:37 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Bishnois raise concern over felling of Khejri trees

At the forefront of the protests, the Bishnoi community, known for their commitment to environmental conservation, have been urging the forest and revenue authorities to take action to protect the trees and the environment.

Large areas of land in Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Bikaner districts have been leased to private companies by the state governmentfor the development of renewable energy projects, leading to destruction of thousands of trees, including state tree Khejri. (HT)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 08:03 PM IST
ByDinesh Bothra I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Jodhpur

Kerala: Protests intensify against HC’s order to relocate rogue elephant

The high court last week ordered that the 40-year-old jumbo, which has been wreaking havoc in human settlements in Chinnakanal and Santhampara panchayats in the Idukki district, to be darted, radio-collared and trans-located in Parambikulam tiger reserve based o

Locals staged a sit-in protest in front of wildlife warden’s office in Nemmara (HT Photo/Sourced)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 04:59 PM IST

Number of militants all-time low in Jammu and Kashmir: DGP Dilbag Singh

“Many avenues are available for youth like sports, career making, and education. Most of the youth are choosing careers to take forward their lives and that of their families. Police and security forces have to large extent controlled militancy,” Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said

Jammu and Kashmir director general of police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday said that the number of militants was at an all-time low in recent years in J&K stressing that militancy was ending, if not over yet. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 11:20 PM IST
By, Srinagar
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