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HC quashes CRZ clearance for coastal road project

Restrains BMC from proceeding with the 29.2 km-long project The Bombay High Court on Tuesday set aside the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearances granted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the ambitious Rs. 14,000-crore coastal road project, saying there was “serious lacuna” in the decision-making process. Pointing out that …

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How much e-waste is being generated?

Much of the immense amount of electronic waste generated in the city seems to be going into a rabbit hole over which the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has little control or oversight. Disposal of e-waste, if not done properly, can be hazardous to the environment and health. Right …

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Avalanche kills seven in J&K’s Kulgam

Victims include five policemen; three others were rescued from under several feet of snow Seven people were found dead at the end of an over 18-hour-long operation on Friday to save 10 people who were trapped under several feet of snow when a major avalanche hit an installation near the …

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Chinna Thambi moves between boundaries

It roams near Amaravati riverside Unsuccessfully translocated wild elephant Chinna Thambi has been on the move, oscillating between Palani range of Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary and Amaravati Rage of Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR), since 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Forest range officers and anti-poaching watchers from Amaravati, Palani and Udumalpet ranges are …

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HC seeks status report on Chinna Thambi

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Forest Department to file a status report on Monday listing the behavioural traits of 25-year-old Chinna Thambi, a translocated wild elephant of Thadagam valley near Coimbatore, and the steps taken so far to rehabilitate him. A Division Bench of Justices S. Manikumar …

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