Child burnt to death in fire triggered by cooking gas cylinder burst

first_img Press Trust of India SambhalJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 18:23 IST (Image Credit: ANI)A child was burnt to death and five others suffered injuries when a cooking gas cylinder burst triggering a fire at a house in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, police said.The incident took place in Barkheda Saunak village in the Behjoi area of the district, Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad said.The deceased was identified as Akash (3).The injured were admitted to a hospital, where their condition was stated to be stable, the police said.ALSO READ | Shivpal Yadav-led Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party leader found dead in AmethiALSO WATCH | Chandrayaan-2: India’s second mission to the Moon to be launched on July 15For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Kashyap Tags :Follow Uttar PradeshFollow Sambhal districtFollow Cooking gas cylinder explosionFollow superintendent of police Next Child burnt to death in fire triggered by cooking gas cylinder burstA child was burnt to death and five others suffered injuries when a cooking gas cylinder burst in Barkheda Saunak village in UP.advertisementlast_img read more

Govt to invest Rs 33 crore to save 130 great Indian bustards

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 17:56 IST Babul Supriyo said the ministry has also initiated a project, titled ‘Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard-An Integrated Approach’. (File photo)With just 130 great Indian bustards left in the country, the Centre has initiated a project worth Rs 33.85 crore for their conservation and protection, the Environment Ministry told Lok Sabha Friday.Responding to a query on measures being taken to protect the Indian bustard, one of the heaviest birds listed under critically endangered species, Union Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo said the ministry was providing funds to states and Union Territories for conservation and protection of 21 critically endangered species, including the great Indian bustard.”The ministry, through its Centrally Sponsored Scheme-Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH), provides funds to states or Union Territories under the component ‘Species Recovery Programme’ for conservation and protection of 21 critically endangered species, including the great Indian bustard,”p Babul Suriyo said in a written response.Babul Suriyo said the ministry has also initiated a project, titled ‘Habitat Improvement and Conservation Breeding of Great Indian Bustard-An Integrated Approach’, with a financial support of Rs 33.85 crore for five years from the ad hoc Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) for conservation, breeding of the Indian bustard with technical support from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).”The important objective of this programme is to build up captive population of great Indian bustard and to release the chicks in the wild for increasing the population. Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra are the important range states involved in this programme,” the minister said.In the last four years, the government has released over Rs 7.9 crore to Maharashtra and Rajasthan for conservation of great Indian bustard under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme-Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH), the ministry said.According to government figures, Maharshtra got Rs 4.79 crore between 2015 and 2019, while Rajasthan received Rs 3.12 crore.However, on a question on the role of noise pollution in endangering the Indian bustard, the ministry said the government does not recognise such a cause.Speaking to PTI, a senior official of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), an organisation working on the Indian bustard breeding project, said power lines are killing these birds and in order to increase their population, their breeding has started.”We are starting a breeding programme to repopulate the great Indian bustard. We collect their eggs, incubate them and hatch them. The second and third generation born out of the breeding will be then released into the wild when the environment is suitable for them. But it will take at least 15 years for them to be released into the wild,” said Y V Jhala, scientist, Wildlife Institute of India (WII).Currently, there are two centres for breeding and hatching — one in Jaisalmer and the other in Kota, both in Rajasthan, Y V Jhala said.ALSO READ | Royal hunting party fromSaudi Arabia in search of the Great Indian BustardALSO READ | The Great Indian Bustard could have become India’s national bird but for that spelling!ALSO WATCH | Karnataka: Animal lovers set-up shelter, save animals from floods For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Bustard speciesFollow Environment MinistryFollow Wildlife Institute of IndiaFollow Lok Sabha Govt to invest Rs 33 crore to save 130 great Indian bustards left in the countryWith just 130 great Indian bustards left in the country, the Centre has initiated a project worth Rs 33.85 crore for their conservation and protection, the Environment Ministry told Lok Sabha Friday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Karnataka crisis No decision on rebel MLAs till July 16 SC tells

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:50 IST SC directs Speaker to maintain status quo on rebel MLAs resignation and disqualification till TuesdayHIGHLIGHTSSC directs Speaker to maintain status quo on rebel MLAs resignation and disqualification till TuesdaySpeaker had argued that court cannot direct him to make a decision in the matterRebel MLAs’ lawyer contested the argument and request contempt of court charges against SpeakerSupreme Court on Friday asked Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar not to take any decision on the resignation or disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs, who had moved the top court.After listening to the arguments presented by the legal counsellors of 10 MLAs, Speaker and CM HD Kumaraswamy, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the speaker to maintain the status quo until the court has had time to examine all facts in the case.”The argument has been made that in a situation, where resignation and disqualification proceedings are pending, the speaker is obliged to decide disqualification first. Having regard to the weighty issues and incomplete state of facts, we are of the view that matter be heard in detail. Status quo be maintained,” the CJI said.CJI Ranjan Gogoi also acknowledged the fact that the “incidental question has arisen regarding kind of directions that can be issued by a constitutional court to a constitutional functionary.”The court had, on Thursday, directed the speaker to accord and audience to the rebel MLAs by evening and submit his decision by midnight. Speaker Ramesh Kumar had filed a counter plea requesting the court to vacate its order on the basis that court cannot direct a constitutional functionary to take decision on the matter.Rebel MLAs’ lawyer Mukul Rohatgi had objected to Speaker’s argument during Friday’s hearing and had requested contempt of court charges against him.Arguments in Supreme CourtSC order on MLAs’ resignations passed without issuing notice to speaker, alleges CMDuring the hearing, senior advocvate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for Kumaraswamy, alleged in the top court’s order on the resignations of the rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs was passed without issuing a notice to the state Assembly speaker.Dhavan said that the pleas of the MLAs should not have been entertained. He further said the MLAs, in their plea, had levelled corruption allegations against the state government and still the order concerned was passed without hearing him.The senior advocate said the speaker had the responsibility to satisfy himself as regards whether the resignations were voluntary.Dhavan also said when the apex court order was passed without hearing the other side, what could the speaker do in such a situation.Speaker not served with copy of petition, says Abhishek Manu SinghviSenior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, told the bench that his client was not served the copy of the petition and the plea was controverted by the rebel legislators.He also said disqualification proceedings had been filed against eight of the rebel MLAs.”The speaker is duty-bound and empowered to decide on disqualification of MLAs first,” Singhvi told the bench.Can Supreme Court direct Speaker? At the outset, the bench had asked Abhishek Manu Singhvi whether the speaker had the power to challenge its order, while hearing a plea moved by Ramesh Kumar against the top court order asking him to take a decision on the resignations of 10 rebel MLAs on Thursday.Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the MLAs, said the speaker could be given one or two days to decide on the resignations and if he did not take a decision on the matter within that time-frame, a contempt notice could be issued against him.Mukul Rohatgi said the speaker had questioned the move of the rebel MLAs to approach the apex court and asked them to “go to hell” in front of the media.”The idea behind keeping the resignation issue alive and pending is to bind the MLAs to the party whip,” he submitted.The lawmakers also told the bench that the speaker had not taken any decision on their resignations, adding that he had no immunity with regard to the acceptance of the papers.However, Singhvi said the speaker was constitutionally obligated to decide on a plea for disqualification of the rebel MLAs.”The speaker is a very senior member of the Assembly. He knows constitutional law. He cannot be maligned, lampooned like this,” he told the bench.Follow | Latest updates on Karnataka Political CrisisRead | Karnataka political crisis: Month-by-month account of Congress-JDS troubleFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byArshi Aggarwal Karnataka crisis: No decision on rebel MLAs till July 16, SC tells SpeakerCJI Ranjan Gogoi on Friday directed the speaker to maintain the status quo until the court has had time to examine all facts in the case.advertisementlast_img read more