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Wildbuzz: An uncommon smartness

Understanding why herons are very smart birds that adapt beautifully to the environment changing around them
An Indian Pond heron hunting for grubs at the 9th hole fairway of the Panchkula Golf Club.(PHOTO: VIKRAM JIT SINGH)
An Indian Pond heron hunting for grubs at the 9th hole fairway of the Panchkula Golf Club.(PHOTO: VIKRAM JIT SINGH)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 11:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVikram Jit Singh

In Mumbai, housing societies take to artificial ponds for Ganesha visarjan

Most smaller mandals and residential complexes have built artificial ponds within their society premises in order to ensure that people don’t crowd near larger water bodies for immersion (visarjan).
Many Ganpati mandals in the city voluntarily decided to contain Ganesha festivities this year keeping in mind the current Covid-19 situation in the city and state.(AFP)
Many Ganpati mandals in the city voluntarily decided to contain Ganesha festivities this year keeping in mind the current Covid-19 situation in the city and state.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 11:51 AM IST
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Video of Billie the elephant taking a dip in the pond is too cute to handle

Shared on The Elephant Sanctuary’s official Twitter profile, the video is 31 seconds of pure joy.
Billie the elephant recently took a dip in one of Q Habitat’s ponds(Twitter/@ElephantsTN)
Billie the elephant recently took a dip in one of Q Habitat’s ponds(Twitter/@ElephantsTN)
Published on Aug 04, 2020 08:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Beaten up for fishing in relative’s pond, elderly man dies in Bengal village

The incident took place at Mochhar Moinagar village, around 100 km to the north-west of Kolkata. The villagers told the police that Joydeb Khetrapal loved angling.
The incident took place at Mochhar Moinagar village, around 100 km to the north-west of Kolkata. The villagers told the police that Joydeb Khetrapal loved angling. (Image used for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The incident took place at Mochhar Moinagar village, around 100 km to the north-west of Kolkata. The villagers told the police that Joydeb Khetrapal loved angling. (Image used for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 03:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | ByKoushik Dutta

14-year-old girl kills 8-year-old niece in Panchkula, dumps body in pond

A 14-year-old girl allegedly strangulated her eight-year-old niece to death and pushed her into a pond in Barwala, police said. The victim, a resident of a village in Barwala, was missing since Saturday evening. Her body was recovered from a pond near the village farms on Sunday.
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Updated on Sep 03, 2019 01:04 AM IST
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HT Correspondent, Panchkula | ByHT Correspondent, Panchkula

This waste-side story gets happy ending as four filthy ponds turn picture-perfect

The task was accomplished at a cost of Rs 1 lakh with the participation of the same villagers who had been dirtying the ponds for years.
In a month-long drive starting June 1, four ponds were cleaned and over 400 tonnes of solid waste was taken out.(HT Photo/ Representative image)
In a month-long drive starting June 1, four ponds were cleaned and over 400 tonnes of solid waste was taken out.(HT Photo/ Representative image)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 10:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Auto driver drowns in pond in Mohali’s Sohana

The deceased was identified as Ashwani Kumar.
An auto-rickshaw driver died after falling into a pond in Sohana village on Tuesday night.
An auto-rickshaw driver died after falling into a pond in Sohana village on Tuesday night.
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 11:10 PM IST
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Delhi activist red flags ecological park on fly ash pond, says test water quality

Fly-ash is a byproduct of thermal power generation. The upcoming eco-park, spread across 884.64 acres, will be one of the world’s biggest man-made parks, according to the project developers.
Experts said while heavy metals from the ash-dump do leachate in the soil and planners must take remedial measures.(HT Photo)
Experts said while heavy metals from the ash-dump do leachate in the soil and planners must take remedial measures.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 04:17 AM IST
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Jal Board to turn abandoned Rajghat fly ash pond into 40-acre lake in three years

This is the sixth artificial lake that the Delhi government has planned to come up with after the ones that has proposed at Timarpur, Rohini, Nilothi, Dwarka and Najafgarh.
The area once used to be a fly ash pond when the Rajghat power plant was operational, till 2015.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The area once used to be a fly ash pond when the Rajghat power plant was operational, till 2015.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 01, 2019 05:12 AM IST
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Pond comes up illegally in Faridkot village, no trace of dug up soil

A source privy to the development said that no permission was sought from the administration before digging up the pond, about eight-ft deep, for reportedly draining out overflowing
The soil is worth around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40 lakh as per a revenue official.(HT Photo)
The soil is worth around 40 lakh as per a revenue official.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 12:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Faridkot | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Faridkot

Debris dumping: Kharghar residents to move court to save pond

Residents said although they have been fighting hard, poor response from the authorities is responsible for destruction of the water body.
Pramod Patil, environment and forest officer, Cidco, said they cannot do anything because the pond is neither a wetland nor a natural body.(HT Photo)
Pramod Patil, environment and forest officer, Cidco, said they cannot do anything because the pond is neither a wetland nor a natural body.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 12:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Navi Mumbai

65 exotic turtles have made 122-year-old pond at Mumbai’s Juhu temple their home

Native to southern US and Mexico, the turtles have flourished ever since 40 of them were released into the pond 10 years ago
Since 40 of them were released into the pond a decade ago, they have grown, multiplied and the numbers are 65.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)
Since 40 of them were released into the pond a decade ago, they have grown, multiplied and the numbers are 65.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)
Updated on May 30, 2018 10:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Debris dumping shrinks huge pond in Navi Mumbai by 75%

The court-appointed wetland grievance committee has initiated inquiry after citizens submitted satellite images that show most of the water body in Kharghar has been reclaimed.
Citizens submitted satellite images that show 75% of the water body has been reclaimed.(HT Photo)
Citizens submitted satellite images that show 75% of the water body has been reclaimed.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 11:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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