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Banned wood found at former legislator’s house


September 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 4 (IANS) Three truckloads of banned red sanders wood worth Rs.3 crore have been seized from a former Manipur legislator's house, police said Tuesday.The logs from the forests ... Read more...

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Dhumal administers green pledge to public


June 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on the occasion of the World Environment Day Tuesday, administered a pledge to the people of the state to ... Read more...

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Red sanders en route to China seized in Himachal


December 9th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 9 (IANS) Over 15 tonnes of banned red sanders wood was seized from upper Shimla while being smuggled to China, police said here Friday. Three people have been ... Read more...

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Himachal identifies threatened flora species


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has identified two highly threatened flora species in the state, an official statement said here Wednesday."Wild growing numbers of gentiana kurroo royle and lilium ... Read more...

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Himachal battling lantana to save native plants


March 12th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 12 (IANS) Lantana, a flowering exotic shrub, is the major weed that is seriously threatening the natural regeneration of native plant species in Himachal Pradesh, an official ... Read more...

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Seized red sanders wood was en route to China


August 27th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Police has found that the banned red sanders wood seized close to the international border wes being smuggled to China, an official said Friday. Two ... Read more...

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Himachal forest guards to get weapons


August 4th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) Buoyed by the success of its forest police stations or 'van thanas' in checking illegal felling of timber, the Himachal Pradesh government has now decided to equip forest ... Read more...

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Tunnel may be blessing for Rohtang eco-system


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) The fragile ecosystem of the Rohtang Pass is likely to get some respite from heavy pollution from vehicles once the 8.8-km-long tunnel being ... Read more...

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Seabuckthorn to green cold deserts in Himalayan states


June 8th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), June 8 (IANS) The cold deserts of the Indian Himalayas where the survival of many flora species is minimal may soon see massive plantations of seabuckthorn - ... Read more...

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To save environment, Himachal schools take pledge


May 4th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) To develop "green" habits among children, the Himachal Pradesh government has started the practice of administering a pledge to protect the environment during the morning prayer session in ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up 10 more forest police stations


January 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is setting up 10 more forest police stations or 'van thanas' to combat organised forest crimes in the state. "We (the government) are going to ... Read more...

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