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Wildbuzz: The ghost of sunsets past

What adds to a leopard’s stealth and ability to operate under the human radar is the fact that it hardly ever roars, snarls or growls when prowling the grey zones as the shadows of the moon lengthen or when resting and hiding during the day
A Leopard pugmark imprinted deep in the monsoon soil along the foothills.(Photo: Vikram Jit Singh)
A Leopard pugmark imprinted deep in the monsoon soil along the foothills.(Photo: Vikram Jit Singh)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 02:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVikram Jit Singh

Wildbuzz: Human who won a pitta’s trust

The Indian pitta or ‘Naurang’ is like a ghost fleeing through the tricity and steering well clear of humans. So named because the bird sports a rainbow of dazzling colours, the Naurang is a rarity within urban clusters though encountered frequently in the Shivalik foothills.
Joginder Singh was a trusty perch for this lost pitta.(PHOTOS: GS PIRZADA)
Joginder Singh was a trusty perch for this lost pitta.(PHOTOS: GS PIRZADA)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 10:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVikram Jit Singh

Shivalik forest awaits tiger’s roar, will be UP’s fourth tiger reserve

Officials and experts see immense potential in proposal to declare the forest in western Uttar Pradesh as a tiger reserve.
Pilibhit has a good density of tigers per 100 sq km.(AFP File Photo)
Pilibhit has a good density of tigers per 100 sq km.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 02:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Saharanpur | ByS Raju | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Finally, Punjab Engineering College boys hostels have 12am curfew, girls jubilant

Even now though there’s a one-hour gap between timings, with girls expected to report back to their hostels at 11pm instead of 10pm earlier
Published on Mar 10, 2020 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Chandigarh hotel staffer transferred for record tampering

Records of supplies were found altered during a surprise check by CITCO; sources say storekeeper was earlier caught tampering with beverage bills
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Published on Dec 02, 2019 01:30 AM IST
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ByRachna Verma, Chandigarh

NTPC Dadri on alert after claims of leopard spotting

According to NTPC officials, some locals claimed to have spotted pug marks but it was unclear which animal made the marks.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) team was put on alert and forest department officials were called in on Wednesday after some locals claimed to have spotted a leopard in the forest area of NTPC Dadri,(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) team was put on alert and forest department officials were called in on Wednesday after some locals claimed to have spotted a leopard in the forest area of NTPC Dadri,(Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 01:37 AM IST
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‘Legislature not always supreme’: Supreme Court to Haryana on construction in Aravalli

The Haryana assembly on Wednesday had passed an amendment to the Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900 (PLPA), opening thousands of acres of land under the Aravalis and Shivalik ranges for real estate development and mining which could be a major threat to the environment and ecology in Delhi-NCR.
Upset at the Haryana assembly’s effort to overturn the Supreme Court’s ban on construction, the top court said it was sheer contempt.(Manoj Kumar/ HT Photo)
Upset at the Haryana assembly’s effort to overturn the Supreme Court’s ban on construction, the top court said it was sheer contempt.(Manoj Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 02:12 PM IST
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Amendment to land preservation Act nullifies efforts to protect Haryana’s forest areas

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 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)
Published on Feb 28, 2019 02:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Change in land preservation law leaves Aravallis in peril

The Haryana assembly on Wednesday passed an amendment to the Punjab Land Preservation Act 1900, 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 amended law will exclude tracts of land included in the final development plans or town improvement plans from the ambit of the PLPA.(File Photo)
The amended law will exclude tracts of land included in the final development plans or town improvement plans from the ambit of the PLPA.(File Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 05:23 AM IST
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Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Wildbuzz: Spooked by strangers

Toor’s photograph revealed it was a Common Palm civet, locally known as ‘Bijjoo’ or even ‘Kabr bijjoo’ on the misconception that it digs graves at night to munch on corpses! But the civet does not attack and bite humans in the habit of dogs.
Common Palm civet near Mirzapur dam in Mohali(Rick Toor and Aaron Jebin)
Common Palm civet near Mirzapur dam in Mohali(Rick Toor and Aaron Jebin)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 10:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVikram Jit Singh
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