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Wild Boar and Blue Bulls The state government has given its consent to the Punjab Wildlife Department to conduct a first-of-its-kind "census" of wild boars and blue bulls. On the basis of the census, a proposal will be drafted to declare them vermin ."We have observed an increase in human-animal conflicts...we want to estimate the population of these species to devise a strategy," said Kuldip Kumar, Principal Chief Conservator, Forests (Wildlife). "The Chief Minister has given his nod for a special census. The Dehradun-based wildlife institute and other agencies will be roped in for the scientific count," he said.
. Farmers in the state have suffered losses due to the menace of wild boars and blue bulls. The animals degrade forests, damage crop and stray into human settlements in search of food and water with the increasing deforestation. Farmer unions have sat on dharnas many a time, seeking more compensation for the crop damage
As per rules, Nilgais (Boselaphus tragocamelus) and wild boars (Sus scrofa) fall under Schedule Ill of the Indian Wildlife Protection) Act, 1972, (amendments were made to the Act in 1993 and 2002). The Section 62 of the Act says the Centre can declare any animal a vermin for a specified period of time following a number count report submitted by the state wildlife department. But such a move has always been opposed by wildlife activists. At present, both animals can be killed but only after taking "permission from the Wildlife Department". Wildlife experts said the population of these animals in increasing in parts of the country due to the declining number of their main predator wolf and leopards
Gobind Singh Passed away The body of former SAD minister Gobind Singh Kanjhla was consigned to flames at his native Kanjhla village on Saturday. He died on Friday night due to some health problems. "It is a big loss to SAD as he was a very experienced leader of our party," said lqbal Singh Jhoonda, district president of SAD, who along with senior party leaders were present during the cremationn
Gurduara Bal Leela Sahib The main building of Gurdwara Bal Leela Sahib at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan has been thrown open to the pilgrims after a 10-year-long renovation The gurdwara holds great importance for Sikhs and Hindus around the world. It was here that Guru Nanak used to play with his childhood friends in an open field. It was here that the guru-born in Nankana Sahib in 1469-Would enlighten his friends about God.
The gurdwara is located 300 metres south-east of Gurdwara Janam Asthan. The Nanaksar Sarovar on the gurdwara premises was built by Rai Bular, the ruler of Rai Bhoe Ki Talwandi, currently known as Nankana Sahib. The gurdwara management before 1921 was with the Nirmala Sikhs. Between 1921 and 1947 Sikhs managed its affairs. After Partition, the management was transferred to the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) of Pakistan.
New DGP Dinkar Gupta, a 1987-batch IPS officer, today took over as the Director General of Punjab Police even as another contender and Gupta's senior, DGP (Special Task Force) Mohd Mustafa, asked the government to relieve him from the post as he did not wish to work under his junior. Gupta took over from DGP Suresh Arora, who has taken voluntary retirement. He was on a one-year extension till September 30. Arora and Gupta share a good equation. He said the government has waived his three-month notice period.
. Dinkar is one of the youngest DGPs of the state. He has superseded five officers. On reports of infighting and turf war within the department, Gupta said he believed in taking all along for the betterment of the state. Gupta had an eight-year stint on Central deputation with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) from June 2004 to July 2012, where he held many sensitive assignments, including Head of the Dignitary Protection Division of the MHA. Head the Dignitary Protecion Dvwve
Key Words Dinkar Gupta was decorated with the Police Medal for Gallantry (1992) and Bar to Police Medal for Gallantry (1994) for display of exceptional courage, conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty of a high order. He was also decorated with the Police Medal for Meritorious Services by the President and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service (2010) In 1999, Gupta was awarded the British Chevening Gurukul Scholarship by the British Council to attend a 10-week Gurukul Programme in Leadership and Excellence at London School of Economics, London
A Bengali translation of Guru Granth Sahib was released by former President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday. The book in five volumes was released at a programme held at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata. It took four years for Chayon Ghosh & Jhuma Ghosh to translate Guru Granth Sahib. The event also marks the 550th birth centenary celebrations of Guru Nanak.
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