After years of pressure from activists who accuse their owners of flouting wildlife regulations by keeping them in a city, authorities have ordered the seizure of Delhi’s last six elephants. They plan to move Heera along with Dharamvati, Laxmi, Gangaram, Moti and Chandni -- out of the smoggy capital, but warn it could take months to find a new home for them.
On what the administration was doing to prevent further landslides in the vulnerable area, Nainital district magistrate Vinod Kumar Suman said the irrigation department was working on how the mountainside could be treated and strengthened to prevent... read more
Jaunti village near Kanjhawala in outer Delhi, is unlike the capital’s other urbanised villages. Jaunti has at its heart a crumbling 17th century ‘shikargah’ or hunting lodge that will now be restored by Delhi’s archaeology department. The remains of the fortress — fluted sandstone columns, halls, arches, lakhori brick walls and pyramidal roofs — will be strengthened as part of the plan for the village's integrated development.
A Bangladeshi man sits on a concrete pipe, as tannery waste empties out into the Daleshwari River in Savar, Bangladesh. “It’s killing the river. The colour of the water has changed,” Abdus Shakur, a local resident who works as a day labourer, told The Associated Press last week. “I have been living here for decades and the condition of the river has changed dramatically over the last year.”
According to the report, a close aide of Pakistan Prime Minister said that China president Xi Jinping made the suggestion to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during their meeting on the sidelines of the Boao Forum in China last month. read more