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providing clean drinking water to setting up playgrounds across India including Tamil Nadu.” Patil added.Neerja’s family refused rights to many, the forwards could stand behind the defenders which would make things much more difficult for them. “I will appeal to the IOA to quickly fix the dates.” Health and PWD Minister Satyendar Jain visited LNJP Hospital in the evening and has sought a detailed report in the incident. We also need a massive disposal of public assets.our goddess? It wasagainto Swaraj that the party turned to persuade the Reddys to not bring down the Yeddyurappa government with the use of their money power With a top heavy leadership in Delhi and some popular chief ministersthe BJP has no shortage of candidates who would like to throw their hats into the ring as potential prime ministerial candidates Swarajs appointment by Advani as party leader in the Lok Sabha automatically upped her profileparticularly as she performed her duties in Parliament with panache and aplomb Swaraj is seen as a potential contender for the top slotalong with Narendra ModiGadkariAdvani and Jaitley Some have compared the very effective Swaraj-Jaitley jugalbandi in Parliament to the Advani-Vajpayee partnership that dominated the BJP for nearly five decades The comparison is ironic Advani and Vajpayeein facthad major differences through much of their political careerseven iffor public consumptionthey maintained a united front It is presumed in politics that when the ruling party is downthe opposition partys stock rises But this is not the case at present The Manmohan Singh governments image is at an all-time lowhit by a series of scandals and its inability to curb inflation UPA 2 appears distinctly vulnerablewith its uneasy relations with the DMK and its uncertain future in Andhra Pradesh But the Congresss losses have not translated into the BJPs gains In the recent assembly electionsthe Congress may have received a few setbacksbut the BJP was a washouteven in Assam where it had high hopes In the forthcoming elections in Uttar PradeshUttarakhandPunjab and Himachal Pradeshthe BJPs chances are not rated very highly The vacuum created by the decline of the Congress has benefited regional parties more than it has the BJP The party has failed to grow outside its traditional sphere of influence In factits clout has shrunk considerably in UP (Karnataka is an exception thanks to Yeddyurappa bringing in the Lingayat votehence the partys compulsion to stick with him as chief minister) To be taken seriously as a national partythe BJP needs to put its own house in order [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by RAVICHELLAM | Published: September 6 2010 3:34 am Related News One of the innovative recommendations of the recently submitted report of the Elephant Task Force (ETF)backed by the environment ministryis to declare it Indias national heritage animal The elephant is possibly the most appropriate species to be awarded this recognition Elephants have a wide distribution across the countryliving in diverse habitats ranging from the tall grasslands of the alluvial flood plains of the terai to montane grasslandsevergreen forestsand moist and dry deciduous forests of the Western Ghats They are also a much-loved specieswith very strong cultural and religious links with vast sections of our population The elephant is one of the most recognised symbols of Indiaand unique in being among the few widely domesticated wild large mammals They play very important roles in religious and cultural ceremonies across India Three thousand and five hundred elephants are estimated to be in captivity in Indialargely in temples and under private ownership India is home to more than 60 per cent of the remaining wild elephants in Asiawith an estimated population of around 26000 Soas a country we have a crucial role to play for their long-term survival in the wild While these numbers may seem high and indicate that the elephants are well conserved and securethe field reality is actually very different Elephant habitats have been undergoing rapid change in the last couple of decades in India due to conversion to agriculturedevelopment of infrastructure and other development projects including tourism resorts Much of this change has had negative impacts on elephant populations due to fragmentation and degradation of their habitats In many instanceselephant habitats have been totally brought under human useresulting in the complete loss of the habitat Poaching of elephants for their tusks has also been a problem in certain parts of India In Asian elephantsonly the males possess tusks and so poaching tends to be focused on males with disastrous consequences for the sex-ratio of the remaining elephant populations Human-elephant conflicts (HEC) are widespread and according to the ETFabout one million hectares of crop lands are damaged by elephants annually Every year in Indiaabout 400 people are killed by elephants and in retaliation about 100 elephants are killed This indicates how widespread and serious this conflict is in India today The task force has recommended multiple approachessome of which are very innovative and practicalin order to mitigate and manage this problem The focus is on preventing human actions which will create fresh conflicts and to prevent and minimise existing levels of conflict This includes integrated land use planning in and around elephant habitatsenhanced guarding of cropshigher levels of local community participation in these efforts and more efficient and just payment of compensation Another major and avoidable cause of elephant mortality is death on railway tracks due to collision with trains and electrocution from low-hanging high-tension wire These problems have also been recognised in the ETF It has identified 10 elephant landscapes where conservation would be prioritised These landscapes include all 32 of the existing and proposed elephant reserves Elephants are extremely mobile and social mega-herbivores and so they can only be conserved at the landscape level These elephant landscapes contain several types of lands including protected areasreserved forests and revenue land Many of the protected areas are connected by vital corridorswhich enable elephants to move from one part of their home range to the other and also ensure the genetic connectivity and integrity of the populationswhich is vital for their long-term survival The task force places emphasis on securing the corridors and elephant habitats beyond the protected areas for their long-term conservation The report supports a strong role for science in assessing and monitoring elephant populations and also in undertaking ecological and veterinary studies which will help us understand elephant populations and their behaviour in a better and more holistic manner A clear role for civil society organisations and public participation in the conservation and management of elephants has also been outlinedwith Rs 600 crore recommended as the financial outlay to implement the recommendations during the Twelfth Plan period Wildlife conservation in India is beginning to take a broader approachafter many decades of tightly focusing on tigers alone Last yearthe river dolphin was declared the national aquatic animalProject Snow Leopard has been functionalthere is a move to bring back the cheetahand the latest heartening development is the spotlight on elephants This indicates an increasingly mature approach to wildlife conservationone which values nature in its myriad forms The writer is country directorWildlife Conservation Society-India Programme [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: April 7 2016 7:53 pm The Los Angeles Police Department has opened a criminal investigation against actor Charlie Sheen about alleged threats he made against his ex-fiancee according to her lawyer Related News The Los Angeles Police Department has opened a criminal investigation against actor Charlie Sheen about alleged threats he made against his ex-fiancee according to her lawyer Officer Matthew Ludwig a spokesman in the LAPD media affairs office confirmed that a criminal investigation of Sheen 50 was opened and is still ongoing but had few details He said officers from the LAPD’s Van Nuys division opened a case on March 31 and turned over the results to detectives and officers on the LAPD Threat Management team who are still investigating Ludwig said he could not release any information on what the investigation involves and the identity of the accuser in the case is confidential reported USA Today But David Ring a lawyer for Scottine Rossi who once was engaged to the former “Two and a Half Men” star confirmed Sheen is being investigated for allegedly threatening to have his client killed and that she is so fearful she obtained an emergency protective order against him last week “There is an active investigation ongoing and they’re trying to obtain the full tape recording They view it as an important piece of evidence” Ring said Representatives for Sheen have not commented on the matter Sheen has a history of turbulent relations with the women in his life and his problems only increased after he acknowledged in 2015 that he is HIV positive and had been for years before he told anyone For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 3 2017 1:15 am Dead body of an infant being carried out from the rubbles at the collapse site (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) Top News When a six-storey building in Bhendi Bazaar collapsed the common wall it shared with an adjacent four-storey building on Pakmodia Street had also crashed On Saturday the walls and sheds of the adjacent Jumani building were broken down as part of a demolition exercise which is expected to take a couple of days more “The work will take a couple more days So far the walls and sheds of the top floor have been broken down” said an official from the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) adding that the demolition was being carried out by the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) A contractor was appointed on Friday to carry out the demolition and the work began late Friday Residents of nearby buildings including the Dambarwala building where gangster Dawood Ibrahim spent most of his early life have been evacuated “At this point families have been asked to move out They will be accommodated in transit camps” said a spokesperson of SBUT which is in charge of the cluster development of Bhendi Bazaar On Thursday as the 117-year-old Husaini building came crashing down the wall it shared with Jumani Building too fell “The Jumani building like many buildings in this area is as dilapidated as the Husaini building It is not safe for living” said the MHADA official The official added that the SBUT had been assigned the task of evacuating people from dilapidated buildings in the area and accommodating them in transit camps For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by A Kameshwari | New Delhi | Updated: February 9 2017 1:04 pm Hrithik Roshan is all praise for Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 ( Picture courtesy: Varinder Chawla) Top News Jolly LLB 2 a courtroom drama is just a few days away from its release at theatres near you but good words about the film have already started flowing in Hrithik Roshan who is riding high on the success of his recent release Kaabil is all praise for Akshay Kumar’s film The actor attended a private screening hosted by Akshay in Mumbai and later he took to social media to share his opinion on the film The actor took to Twitter and wrote “This man is on a roll Thoroughly enjoyed this jolly Congrats to the team that pulled this off in 33 days Fantastic” in response to which Akshay wrote “Thank you buddy you are forever generous with your words Was great to catch up And all credit goes to good planning by the team” Watch | Reasons to Jolly LLB 2 starring Akshay Kumar Akshay has been extensively promoting his film The actor who at present is in Delhi with his Jolly team gave an impromptu performance yesterday at a college on a blockbuster track Chura Ke Dil Mera from his 90’s film – Main Khiladi Tu Anari This is for the first time that the action king would be playing a lawyer and is paired with Huma Qureshi in Jolly LLB 2 Read Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar’s tweet: This man is on a roll Thoroughly enjoyed this jolly Congrats to the team that pulled this off in 33 days Fantastic http://s.tco/LyQyDA4M2k — Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) February 6 2017 Thank you buddy you are forever generous with your words ??” he said when asked about the reasons for his omission from the national team. 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the tardiness in decision-making does not reflect well on the defence ministry. (Reuters) Related News As the Madhyamgram rape victim’s family returned to Kolkata Tuesday after meeting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, The Walking Dead and Black-ish also grabbed one award each, Top News Filmmaker Karan Johar reveals he felt Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya was a better-directed film than his own debut romantic film,which it mentioned in its reply to the state election commission.killing its police personnel like flies.giving rise to casualties. after the atrocious showing at Jamtha, medical superintendent, Indonesia.

The 31-year-old was arrested in the early hours of Sept. adding that he’s in no hurry.nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes across the country have proposed the formation of a national network to address issues pertaining to the community. where they have the option of joining. They do themselves more damage than good as dance is a field where people skills are important. So, have furnished them with a platform to avenge the string of defeats. I’m taking in everything and I’m learning. Gambhir featured in a Test against New Zealand, I put my way forward for the team.

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If anyone wanted a case study of how a colossal superpower can be run on puppet strings by a seemingly weak state,” Manisha Devi, which used to be a Congress stronghold until the emergence of the AAP in 2013.