Shivam Patel

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MoS Babul Supriyo recommends ‘stringent measures’ at Delhi zoo

Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo also sought post-mortem reports regarding animal deaths and enquired about the possibility of bringing in mates for single animals in the Delhi zoo.

Delhi: 14 sewage plants stuck, green panel raps Jal Board

Senior DJB officials told The Sunday Express the project has run into financial and land issues, resulting in little progress to control sewage entering drains leading into the Yamuna.

Delhi: Staff shortage impacting fieldwork to regulate pollution, admits official

Bharati Chaturvedi, founder and director of Chintan, said monitoring capacity should be increased in coal belts and other regions of the country to determine if they are as polluted as the capital.

Buildings partly razed in South Delhi for flouting green norms

Occupants have been given notices to vacate and electricity and water supply would be disconnected within one week, the NGT chairperson bench was told Thursday.

Delhi: More than three-fold increase in use of recycled demolition waste

At present, the company has three recycling plants in Burari, Shastri Park and Mundka, where waste is brought from collection points notified by municipal bodies across the capital.

Central wildlife division shared incorrect information, claims former zoo official

A former member secretary of the Central Zoo Authority has written to the Prime Minister, drawing his attention to instances where details shared with MPs in Parliament during question hour were allegedly wrong.

Caretaker untraceable: Missing for a month, Delhi’s last elephant has officials on its trail

For now, there’s no sign of Laxmi and also a lack of clarity on who owns it. A forest department official said, “Laxmi is untraceable. The chief wildlife warden has sent a letter to adjoining states, mentioning its microchip number.”

Groundwater drying up, few takers for treated wastewater at Delhi parks

DDA vice-chairman Tarun Kapoor said pipelines for carrying treated wastewater have been laid in Dwarka, but get choked sometimes “because of muck”.

Explained: What is the project to create off-river reservoirs along Yamuna in Delhi

The plan is for recharging groundwater in the floodplains between Palla and Wazirabad by retaining excess water during the monsoon season, and to extract it when required to augment the city’s water supply.

Delhi Zoo records 245 animal deaths in 14 months: Report

Allegations have also been raised about the under-reporting of animal births in the zoo to improve its report card in years with high mortality rates.

Letter goes off to Delhi Police chief: Missing elephant a concern

The letter, sources said, sought the recovery of the elephant and action against those who attacked forest officials on July 6, when the department had gone to seize the animal.

Delhi: Leaving for Amritsar, 1,000 pilgrims thank their luck — and the CM

From neighbours taking their first trip together to elderly couples enjoying a holiday, pilgrims making the overnight journey said they were excited to be travelling with people of their age group.

Delhi plan: Give treated water to neighbours, get drinking water

The Okhla STP, whose foundation stone was laid Monday by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, will treat 56.4 crore litres of waste water per day.

Delhi: ‘20 kg of fish’ found dead at Raj Ghat lake

Maintenance staff at Raj Ghat said the fish were removed from the lake during the cleaning operation, which was underway till Saturday afternoon.

Delhi Fire Services get boost as 240 men join ranks

The fire chief said they were planning to employ 25% of communication staff and 500 members of firefighting staff, who would already be trained for work, on a contract basis. The plan is currently awaiting financial approval from the state government.

29-year-old woman shot dead in UP, police suspect ‘honour killing’

The incident took place around 12.30 am Friday when Nisha was asleep on the terrace of her home.

Deer to civets, Delhi zoo probe had wide ambit

Set up by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in June 2018, the five-member committee looked into various complaints and compiled a report of its investigation

Expired meds, indifferent staff: Delhi zoo panel red flags

The five-member committee looked into several claims, including cover-up of deaths of wild animals, illegal procurement of animals, and the disappearance of a Schedule X drug, Ketamine.

Ministry panel recommends transfer of Delhi Zoo control to central body

The move was recommended by a ‘high-level committee’ formed by the ministry to look into various issues reported at the NZP, including allegations of mismanagement in recording deaths of wild animals and their illegal procurement.

Delhi Jal Board mishap: ‘Lost consciousness inside… others were too scared to enter’

Devender was being paid a salary of Rs 13,000 per month, but no safety equipment such as a mask, gloves or boots was given, his brother Ravi Kant alleged.