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Punjab: Forest Minister bats for wildlife conservation; seeks Rs 100 cr fund

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (UNI) Punjab Forests Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Tuesday urged Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar to approve plans for the development of wetlands and Ramsar sites and release the requisite fund of Rs 100 crore to the state government.
Mr Dharamsot met the Minister on the sidelines of the “13th International Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals” (CMS COP13), being held at Gandhi Nagar in Gujarat from February 15 to 22.
During deliberations, Mr Dharamsot emphasised that immediate constructive measures are needed to ensure wildlife conservation. He said that steps should be taken to conserve the habitats of various wildlife and birds to protect species of animals and birds, which are on the verge of extinction in the country.
During international conference, officials of Punjab Forests department have discussed future action plans threadbare for the habitats of about two lakh migratory birds, come every year to the state of Punjab, which is an attractive region for the arrival of migratory birds, where these birds spend about three months.
''As per joint policy on migratory birds formed during the international conference, Harike, Ropar, Nangal, Beas, Kanjali and Keshopur wetlands of Punjab to be developed further for these migratory birds”, Mr Dharamsot apprised.
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Shimla Admin launches measures to check COVID-19

04 Apr 2020 | 12:13 AM

Shimla, Apr 3 (UNI) The district administration have launched a number of measures to check the spread of Novel Coronavirus pandemic in the district, owning to its high vulnerablity being a tourist destination, which witnesses huge footfall of foreign tourists.

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Fresh rainfall plunges mercury in HP

04 Apr 2020 | 12:08 AM

Shimla Apr 3 (UNI) This hill state recorded increase in the cold wave during the night and wee hours after fresh rain and inclement weather conditions in the state on Friday.

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Jharamajari sealed after death of factory owner in PGI Chandigarh

04 Apr 2020 | 12:06 AM

Shimla, Apr 3(UNI) After death of COVID positive female patient in PGI Chandigarh on Friday Jharmajari
area of Baddi and Barotiwala industrial township was sealed to stop the movement of contact of patients to other places.

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COVID-19 toll in HP increases to two

03 Apr 2020 | 11:58 PM

Shimla, Apr 3 (UNI) A 70-year-old woman suffering from Novel Coronavirus, who was staying in an industrial area in Barotiwala near Baddi in Solan district, passed away while under hospitalisation at PGIMER, Chandigarh, state government officials said here on Friday.

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Sidhu appeals to people not to oppose cremation of COVID-19 positive

03 Apr 2020 | 11:40 PM

Chandigarh, Apr 3 (UNI) Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday appealed to the public not to panic, as the cremation of a COVID-19 positive patient, does not pose any additional threat.

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