The outburst from Maneka, who holds the women and child development portfolio and is an animal rights activist, came after the recent killing of 'nilgai' (blue bulls) in Bihar, which she termed as "biggest ever massacre", even as the row led to criticism from opposition which alleged that there is no cohesion in the government. … [Read more...] about Maneka, Javadekar lock horns over culling of animals
A spate of clearances from Prakash Javadekar's environment ministry -- allowing Himachal Pradesh to kill a species of monkey (Rhesus Macaque), Bihar to eliminate the nilgai or blue bull, and Utarakhand to shoot wild pigs where they were in conflict with humans -- triggered a war of words between Javadekar and his fellow Cabinet colleague, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi. … [Read more...] about Maneka is right and Javadekar is wrong!
A project of strategic importance, the Chennai-Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI) submarine cable system project, has finally got clearance of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL). The clearance of NBWL, under the environment ministry, is mandatory for projects, which in any way, pass through or involve protected areas.The project will connect eight islands of Andaman & Nicobar with the Indian mainland at Chennai through submarine optic fibre cable systems. It would provide A&N Islands with sufficient bandwidth for supporting voice and data connectivity, an important tool for governance and strategic operations.The CANI cable system will have speed of 100 gigabit per second (gbps). The eight islands to be connected with A&N Islands with sufficient bandwidth for supporting voice and data connectivity, an important tool for governance and strategic oper-Chennai include Port Blair, Little Andaman (Hut bay), Car Nicobar, Kamorta, Great Nicobar (Campbell bay), Havelock, Long … [Read more...] about High-speed internet Chennai-Andaman & Nicobar islands submarine cable project gets key clearance
IMAGE: Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu practises yoga. Posting images, he wrote, "Yoga at 11,000 ft in the environs of pure, serene and peaceful Mandala Top, Dirang. The cold mountain air makes yoga a real treat for the body and the mind. I welcome you to experience it." Photograph: ANI/Twitter … [Read more...] about From President Kovind to Kejriwal…. Netas celebrate Yoga Day at home