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Uttarakhand: Nod likely for hydro project washed away in 2013 floods

The Phata Byung project aggravated damage caused by the 2013 cloudburst and flash floods by constricting flow of Mandakini river, one of the headwaters of Ganga

Part of a three storey building is washed away in flash floods in the Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. (AP/FILE)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 06:06 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Odisha’s leopard estimate declines 25% since 2018

Odisha’s principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) Susanta Nanda said the decline in leopard figures could be due to a reduction in number of estimation sites

The leopard population has increased in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh, while a decline has been noted in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana (PTI)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 09:51 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

16 countries to join International Big Cat Alliance: Govt

The 16 nations that have expressed interest in joining the alliance are Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Kenya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria & Peru

The IBCA is headquartered in India and is aimed at conservation of seven cats. (Representative file photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 03:27 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

New law to prevent water pollution gets President’s approval

The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Amendment Act, 2024, which decriminalises almost all penal provisions in the earlier 1974 law, was passed in Rajya Sabha on February 6

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Updated on Feb 25, 2024 06:42 AM IST

Khajjiar, Rewalsar declared wetlands of national importance

Wetlands are a source of food, act as buffer for extreme events and help reduce risks from flooding and drought, a spokesperson said

Chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said wetlands play an important role in maintaining the ecological balance and mitigating the effects of climate change (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2024 10:25 PM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Shimla
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