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State Government Sets Up Expert Committee To Resolve Hijab Row: Karnataka

Karnataka government has set up an expert committee to resolve the issue involving wearing of hijabs inside the classroom. Six Muslim girls in the Udupi district were barred from attending classes for wearing hijabs, since the last week of December 2021. The committee will study the dress code being followed in various states. Until the committee recommendation comes, all girls have been asked to adhere to uniform rules.

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 - 04:08 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: India, Karnataka, Expert Committee, State goverment, Hijab

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

IAF Aircraft bringing oxygen

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IAF Builds 100-Bed COVID Care Facility For Civilians In Bangalore

The Indian Air Force on May 4 announced to build a 100-bed COVID-19 Care Center for civilians in Jalahalli, Bangalore. Ensuring availability of 20 beds from May 6, IAF said others will be ready by May 20. While IAF’s Bengaluru Command Hospital will deploy medical staff, a nodal officer from the Karnataka government will coordinate the facility. The facility will be equipped with ICU beds, oxygen concentrators and piped oxygen.

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 05:57 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Indian Air force, covid care center, bengaluru, jalahalli, State goverment

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Simplipal Forest Fire

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Fire Breaks Out In Odisha's Simlipal Forest; Five Teams Deployed

The Odisha government on March 5 deployed five teams from the Jashipur Fire Station after destructive fires embroil the Simlipal Forest of the Mayurbhanj district. Reportedly, ten locations in the four ranges of the forest have been severely affected. While 25 fire department personnel equipped with five special vehicles have already been trying to douse the flames, ten more personnel will join them with three additional vehicles.

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 02:36 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Odisha, Simplipal forest, Forest Fires, Mayurbhanj, Fire Department, State goverment

Courtesy: Kalinga TV

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Odisha HC Institutes 3-member Committee To Probe Turtle Deaths

The Odisha High Court on February 27 instituted a three-member committee resuming inquiry into rising mortality rates of the Olive Ridley turtles. Acknowledging media reports as PIL, the Odisha High Court had recently issued notices to the state government, demanding adequate measures towards conserving the endangered turtles. Reletadely, the committee would consult with stakeholders and verify their compliance with HC's directions. The HC… read-more

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 02:20 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Orissa HC, olive ridley turtles, Committee, State goverment

Courtesy: The Hindu

Olive Ridley Turtle

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Orissa HC Hands Notices To State Govt Over Rising Olive Ridley Deaths

Considering media reports of mass death of the Olive Ridley turtles as PIL, the Odisha High Court has issued notices to the State government’s various departments. The media report has shown that over 800 Olive Ridley turtles have died since January 2020 at the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, the world's largest sea turtle rookery. The court said, "...Despite several directions having been issued over the years, nothing much appears to have… read-more

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Orissa HC, olive ridley turtles, Gahirmatha Sanctuary, State goverment

Courtesy: The Hindu

Leopard attacking a man

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Union Asks Panchayats To Curb Man-Wildlife Conflict Using PMFBY Funds

To ensure effective management of human-animal conflicts, the Centre directed the gram panchayats to play an active role. The committee on National Board of Wildlife has asked to utilize funds from the PM Fasal Bima Yojana to make provisions of fodder inside the forests. Moreover, the board has asked to provide compensation to victims along with installing early warning systems, toll-free hotline numbers for emergencies, and… read-more

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 05:21 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Wildlife , gram panchayat, State goverment, Central Government, Human-Wildlife Conflicts