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According to directions of the Central government, all local bodies were to comply by the rules by April, 2019 in their respective areas.(PTI File Photo / Representative image)

Noida gets waste segregation ultimatum

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 11:38 AM IST
The committee imposed a penalty of 2 crore against the Greater Noida authority for dumping waste at a plot meant for a park.
Weeks after the Supreme Court (SC) directed the state to demolish the illegal Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram located inside the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (TWLS), the forest department has urged the residents and devotees to vacate the premises peacefully.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Weeks after the Supreme Court (SC) directed the state to demolish the illegal Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram located inside the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (TWLS), the forest department has urged the residents and devotees to vacate the premises peacefully.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Vacate Tungareshwar ashram peacefully, state tells residents

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 03:09 AM IST
The forest department has given the residents this option as a precautionary measure as officials fear violent opposition to the demolition drive from the institution’s large number of followers in the Vasai-Virar area.
Police said that according to the short post mortem report, the woman was likely to have been murdered around six to eight hours before she was found.(AFP File)
Police said that according to the short post mortem report, the woman was likely to have been murdered around six to eight hours before she was found.(AFP File)

Semi-naked body of woman, raped and murdered, found in MP forest: Police

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2019 10:34 AM IST
Shahdol SP Kumar Saurabh said the body of the woman, who appeared to be in her early twenties was found with her throat slit with a sharp object in the forest area of Deoland on Monday.
Children of surrendered Maoists and Naxal victims from different villages of Saranda along with teachers at Samarth Avasiya Vidyalaya at Chhotanagra in West Singhbhum(Manoj Kumar/ HT)
Children of surrendered Maoists and Naxal victims from different villages of Saranda along with teachers at Samarth Avasiya Vidyalaya at Chhotanagra in West Singhbhum(Manoj Kumar/ HT)

Kids of ex- Maoists and Maoist victims study under one roof in Jamshedpur

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Manoj Choudhary, Jamsedhpur
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 02:29 PM IST
Apart from this, 100 children including orphans, trafficking victims and others are being given free education from class one to six at this residential school for boys, running in the five rooms of plus two upgraded high school at Chhotanagra campus.
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

MoEF cleared plan to cut 53,467 mangrove trees, Bombay high court told

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 08:14 AM IST
In all, 32.43 hectares of mangrove forest area in Mumbai and Thane needs to used for India’s first high-speed rail project, a letter from MCZMA to the director, Coastal Regulation Zone, MoEF, said. The letter said 53,467 mangrove trees spread over 13.36 hectares will have to be cut for this.
Five including minor held for rape of 14-year-old in Mumbai’s Kandivli(HT File)
Five including minor held for rape of 14-year-old in Mumbai’s Kandivli(HT File)

Five including minor held for rape of 14-year-old in Mumbai’s Kandivli

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 03:21 AM IST
The accused were booked under sections 376(D) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and 6, 8 and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act after the survivor’s parents approached the police on Wednesday.
Located near the Indo-Nepal border in Pilibhit district, PTR is one of the newest tiger reserves in the country.(Representative image)
Located near the Indo-Nepal border in Pilibhit district, PTR is one of the newest tiger reserves in the country.(Representative image)

Tiger census in PTR: Field survey complete, numbers to be declared in May

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2019 01:16 PM IST
Almost two months after it began, the field survey for the tiger census in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) was completed by forest officials. The exercise primarily included collection of pictures of big cats from camera traps.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat at a rally.(ANI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat at a rally.(ANI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: All you need to know about Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2019 10:07 PM IST
A tight contest is on the cards in Uttarakhand during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The ruling BJP led by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has put up a strong front against the opposition Congress spearheaded by former chief minister Harish Rawat, which seeks to reclaim its lost glory.
Police said members of the rebel group came to a resort on Wednesday night to extort money and sought food for ten people. When they threatened to take the resort’s guests as hostages, employees informed the police who rushed to the spot.(PTI)
Police said members of the rebel group came to a resort on Wednesday night to extort money and sought food for ten people. When they threatened to take the resort’s guests as hostages, employees informed the police who rushed to the spot.(PTI)

1 suspected Maoist killed in gun battle with police in Kerala’s Wayanad

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Police said the exchange of fire continued till early hours of Thursday and they recovered the body of a suspected Maoist leader, who was later identified as CP Jaleel.
The forest department will be conducting a statewide wildlife census on May 9 and 10 to take stock of the animal population in all districts and will subsequently suggest a conservation plan.(AFP)
The forest department will be conducting a statewide wildlife census on May 9 and 10 to take stock of the animal population in all districts and will subsequently suggest a conservation plan.(AFP)

Wildlife census after 8 years in May

Noida | By Snehil Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 03:47 AM IST
According to officials, the number of many species is expected to have shot up in Noida from the previous census, with the increase in protected forest area in the district.
The amended law will exclude tracts of land included in the final development plans or town improvement plans from the ambit of the PLPA. The amendment will be applicable with retrospective as well prospective effect.(Picture for representation)
The amended law will exclude tracts of land included in the final development plans or town improvement plans from the ambit of the PLPA. The amendment will be applicable with retrospective as well prospective effect.(Picture for representation)

Amendment to land preservation Act nullifies efforts to protect Haryana’s forest areas

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 02:13 AM IST
The Haryana assembly on Wednesday passed an amendment to the Punjab Land Preservation Act, opening thousands of acres in the Aravallis and Shivalik ranges for real estate development and mining, which could be a major threat to the environment and ecology in Delhi-NCR.
The city of Gurgaon generates around 60% of the total revenue of the state(Praveen Kumar/HT)
The city of Gurgaon generates around 60% of the total revenue of the state(Praveen Kumar/HT)

Why Gurugram should not be a model for other cities

UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 10:36 PM IST
India, however, stands at a crossroads, and if it comes to choosing the path of development, other states must not get swayed by Gurgaon’s and Haryana’s fiscal muscle because they don’t give a holistic picture.
The apprehended persons had fought with the deceased on New Year’s Eve, according to the police.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
The apprehended persons had fought with the deceased on New Year’s Eve, according to the police.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

Four minors apprehended for hacking man to death in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 05:26 PM IST
The four minors were produced at the Juvenile Justice Board in Yerawada on Monday.
According to Bhor police, the decomposed body that was recovered showed that the murder took place at least two days earlier and the police are still looking for clues in the case.(HT representational photo)
According to Bhor police, the decomposed body that was recovered showed that the murder took place at least two days earlier and the police are still looking for clues in the case.(HT representational photo)

Decomposed, bound body of Pune businessman found in bushes, police suspect property dispute

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 02:25 PM IST
The deceased’s son, Samit Oswal, had lodged a missing person’s complaint on January 10 .
Sakhubai Kasture, 55, a resident of Pendhri village in Chandrapur, located around 160 km from Nagpur, had gone to work at a farm in the forest on Friday, an official at Patri police station said.(ANI Photo)
Sakhubai Kasture, 55, a resident of Pendhri village in Chandrapur, located around 160 km from Nagpur, had gone to work at a farm in the forest on Friday, an official at Patri police station said.(ANI Photo)

Woman mauled to death by wild animal, suspected to be tiger or leopard, at Maharashtra forest

Nagpur (Maharashtra) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 03:13 PM IST
A woman farm labourer was mauled to death by a wild animal, suspected to be a tiger or leopard, at a forest in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district, police said on Saturday.
Principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife), AK Misra , said it is up to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the state government committees to investigate and find out whether there were any violations or lapses in Avni’s killing(HT)
Principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife), AK Misra , said it is up to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the state government committees to investigate and find out whether there were any violations or lapses in Avni’s killing(HT)

Avni killing: Most allegations are baseless, says forest department

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:40 AM IST
In an interview to Hindustan Times, principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) AK Misra spoke about the controversy surrounding the shooting of tigress T-1
A cub’s pug mark at the site of the shooting.
A cub’s pug mark at the site of the shooting.

Maharashtra tigress death: Cubs track Avni’s scent, pug marks at site of shooting

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2018 12:44 AM IST
As a row rages over the killing of the alleged man-eater tigress T-1, or Avni, the forest department said it spotted pug marks of her two 10-month old cubs late on Monday, at the spot where Avni was shot.
Killing of a six-year-old tigress has left wildlife enthusiasts furious and they are mulling moving the Supreme Court to stop any more kills in the region.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Killing of a six-year-old tigress has left wildlife enthusiasts furious and they are mulling moving the Supreme Court to stop any more kills in the region.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Activists livid over tigress killing; officials launch hunt for cubs

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 11:27 AM IST
Killing of a six-year-old tigress has left wildlife enthusiasts furious and they are mulling moving the Supreme Court to stop any more kills in the region.
Activist Sudha Bharadwaj at Pune court on Saturday. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)(RAHUL RAUT/ HT)
Activist Sudha Bharadwaj at Pune court on Saturday. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)(RAHUL RAUT/ HT)

Bhima Koregaon case: Pune court remands activists Sudha, Vernon and Arun to police custody till November 6

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 02:29 PM IST
Advocate Siddhartha Patil, who represented Ferreira, said necessary material had been seized long ago and the police had two months to check and investigate the matter.
Environmentally conscious citizens protest against cutting of trees by hugging them.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Environmentally conscious citizens protest against cutting of trees by hugging them.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

NGT pulls up Haryana govt for felling 7,000 trees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2018 02:02 AM IST
The green court also asked Haryana government to inform the Centre, by September 30, about the status of identifying forest areas in the state on the basis of the dictionary meaning of the word.
The two accused in police custody at the SSP office, Sector 14A, in Noida, on Sunday.(HT Photo)
The two accused in police custody at the SSP office, Sector 14A, in Noida, on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Woman, lover held for murder of driver in Noida

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Tanmaye Tyagi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 03:59 AM IST
A 22-year-old woman and her 28-year-old lover were arrested by the Expressway police on Saturday afternoon for the alleged murder of an auto-rickshaw driver
The body of a seven-year-old boy, who had been missing for two days, was found in a forest area of a village under Surajpur in the early hours of Sunday morning.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The body of a seven-year-old boy, who had been missing for two days, was found in a forest area of a village under Surajpur in the early hours of Sunday morning.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘Abducted’ seven-year-old killed in Greater Noida after father fails to pay ransom

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 03:40 AM IST
The body of a seven-year-old boy, who had been missing for two days, was found in a forest area of a village under Surajpur in the early hours of Sunday morning
The Noida authority, various residents’ welfare associations and several villagers took part in the exercise on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
The Noida authority, various residents’ welfare associations and several villagers took part in the exercise on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

Residents, Noida authority plant saplings at biodiversity park site

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 04:14 AM IST
The group planted 600 saplings of different varieties that include neem, jamun, mango and sheesham.
Noida authority will plant over 180 species of trees, 90 species of shrubs, grasses, and 20 species of bamboos, palms.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Noida authority will plant over 180 species of trees, 90 species of shrubs, grasses, and 20 species of bamboos, palms.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)

After residents protest, Noida will not cut trees for Biodiversity Park

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2018 01:45 AM IST
While some residents’ welfare organisations have demanded that eucalyptus trees be cut, other resident groups and the authority’s horticulture department have planned a plantation drive at the Park site Wednesday.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Auto driver, two aides held guilty in Chandigarh gangrape, quantum on Friday

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aneesha Bedi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 10:50 AM IST
The court of additional district and sessions judge Poonam R Joshi will pronounce the quantum of sentence on August 31.
An earlier Uttarakhand high court order stressed that Corbett corridor was the most significant habitat for wildlife, such as tigers, elephants, leopards, bears and around 600 bird species.(Picture for representation)
An earlier Uttarakhand high court order stressed that Corbett corridor was the most significant habitat for wildlife, such as tigers, elephants, leopards, bears and around 600 bird species.(Picture for representation)

Human-tiger conflict may rise in Corbett due to shrinking forests, settlements in buffer area: Study

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 02:06 AM IST
From 1990 to 2015, the forest cover in the buffer of Corbett Tiger Reserve shrunk from 55% to 43%, human settlements increased from over 4% to 9% and agricultural area from 26% to 31%, says the study.
The operation is still underway.(PTI File Photo)
The operation is still underway.(PTI File Photo)

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kupwara

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 08:08 AM IST
The encounter in a forest area of Handwara, in north Kashmir’s Kupwara, broke out late last night after security forces launched a cordon and search operation there following specific information about the presence of militants.
A forest house at Thano in Uttarakhand(HT photo)
A forest house at Thano in Uttarakhand(HT photo)

No more night stay in forest rest houses in Corbett, Rajaji reserves

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 10:10 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government will implement the Supreme Court order banning commercial use of forest guest houses in protected areas meaning that rooms in these rest houses cannot be rented out to tourists
The draft calls for public-private partnerships to undertake afforestation in degraded forest areas, and even in open forests, where the tree canopy density is between 10% and 40%.(HT File Photo)
The draft calls for public-private partnerships to undertake afforestation in degraded forest areas, and even in open forests, where the tree canopy density is between 10% and 40%.(HT File Photo)

Despite flak, Centre firm on forest policy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2018 10:45 PM IST
As per official data, the environment ministry rejected only 7% of the proposals for forest land diversion it received in 2016.
On February 8, 2018, an elephant killed a youth from Dehradun, who had gone inside the jungle in Thano range for a picnic with his friends.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
On February 8, 2018, an elephant killed a youth from Dehradun, who had gone inside the jungle in Thano range for a picnic with his friends.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

Elephant crushes man, thrust on caution while moving through forest areas

Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 10:19 PM IST
The death once again highlights the rising man-animal conflict in the region.
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