Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Forests

With top advisory panel’s cautious nod, govt closer to approving oil drilling in forest areas

Forest Advisory Committee gives 'in principle' approval for drilling based on Directorate General of Hydrocarbons report, but says it’s contingent on Wildlife Institute’s sanction.

Why haven’t vacancies in states been filled? Parliament panel pulls up govt on forest fires

The panel says environment ministry hasn't responded to committee's observation on lack of human resources in forest departments, wants it to submit action taken report.

Greater Noida to Gurgaon — 5 NCR forests that you must visit before Corbett

Noida, Greater Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad have hidden forests too, some going back hundreds of years.

This is not a movie review of Vidya Balan’s Sherni. It’s about the raw impact it has

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Sensitive Aravallis, ‘land mafia’, illegal village — the complicated story behind razing Khori

The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad is razing thousands of homes in Khori Gaon following a 7 June Supreme Court order that followed an 11-year legal battle.

SC refuses to stay order for removal of encroachments in Faridabad’s Aravali forest area

On 7 June, SC had directed Haryana govt & Faridabad municipal corporation to remove all encroachments, saying land grabbers cannot take refuge of rule of law and talk of fairness.

How to restore a rainforest with a nursery, science and some bat poop

Understanding the relationships that comprise a rainforest helped wildlife biologists & nature conservationists restore a degraded patch in Anamalai Hills.

How a tiger is poached in India in 2019: Breaking down the supply chain

Thirty-five tigers have already been poached in India in 2019. The last thing that forest officials in tiger reserves across India want to hear is that a Bahelia gang is in town.

Europe is reversing trend on deforestation, thanks to migration & govt policies

In the last century, trees flourished as people left the countryside for the city, and intensive agriculture meant less land was needed for farming.

Study shows saving elephants helps us fight climate change

What elephants eat and how they eat contribute significantly to forest biomass, research has shown.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.