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First time rusty-spotted cat seen in Kutch

Monday 8 April '13

A rusty-spotted cat, the world’s smallest species of wild cat, which is considered “vulnerable to extinction”, has been seen in Kutch for the first time.
In Kutch, forest dept warns lensmen against disturbing breeding Great Indian Bustards

Thursday 4 April '13

The Great Indian Bustards’ breeding season attracts hosts of wildlife photographers eager to click pictures, the courtship display of male birds.
Centre comes up with new code for ship-breaking

Saturday 30 March '13

Based on a 2007 Supreme Court ruling, the Union Ministry of Steel has issued a new indigenous code for ship-breaking to be followed in India.
2 more die of swine flu

Thursday 14 March '13

Two more persons one each in Ahmedabad and Rajkot died of swine flu Wednesday while 23 new cases were registered across the state.
Five more die of swine flu, toll 103

Wednesday 13 March '13

Five more died of swine flu while 30 new cases of the virus infection were registered across the state on Tuesday bringing the year’s H1N1 death toll to 103 so far.
Thousands walk out of public hearing for Mithi Virdi n-plant

Wednesday 6 March '13

Thousands of villagers walked out of the environmental public hearing for the planned 6,000 MW nuclear power plant in Bhavnagar's Mithi Virdi region, leaving authorities conducting the proceedings in ...
Ankleshwar gas leak: Officials suspect cyanide, say firm has a notorious past

Tuesday 5 March '13

Meghmani Organics, which owns the unit at Ankleshwar where three workers died after gas leak Saturday, already faces a criminal case for alleged misconduct at its facility located at Chharodi near San...
‘It may take a generation to make Ahmedabad slum-free’

Tuesday 5 March '13

A research paper authored for the World Bank has assessed that it may take an entire generation or more to “rehouse” the 4.2 lakh households that currently live in Ahmedabad’s slums given existing pol...
After chappals, over 350 kgs of ‘religious’ scarves found in Marine National Park

Sunday 24 February '13

After volunteers picked up hundreds of broken chappals from the beaches in and near Jamnagar’s Marine National Park and Sanctuary last October, they have found a new invader — green, saffron and red r...
Near Alang, lost habitats of sea turtles

Sunday 24 February '13

The region hosts Asia’s largest ship-breaking yard, several thermal power plants and a large modern port.
State’s lone mini zoo loses visitors as malls mushroom

Saturday 23 February '13

The 35-year-old mini zoo in the state — Sundarvan Nature Discovery Centre — is losing footfall as new malls, theaters and arcades dominate its formerly wild neighbourhood, a former wetland-dotted outs...
Have sought accreditation to assess n-power projects: EIL to GPCB

Saturday 23 February '13

The consultants for the proposed Mithi Virdi nuclear power project have told the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) that they have applied to be registered as qualified assessors for nuclear power...
State’s pollution regulator stumps top nuclear body

Sunday 17 February '13

Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has asked the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to clarify why it has employed a consultant that is not accredited to assess either nuclear power pl...
The Great Indian Bustard story

Sunday 17 February '13

On a wintry January evening, a pair of Great Indian Bustards were loitering on the edge of a farm near Kutch’s Naliya grasslands in Gujarat.
Over 5,300 kids malnourished in Daskroi taluka

Thursday 14 February '13

The survey, carried out using electronic weighing machines, covered about 23,800 children in the taluka, according to Chief District Health Officer Dr N J Patel.
Alang-bound ships change flags to dodge anti-dumping norms

Saturday 9 February '13

More than 90 per cent of the 218 ships owned by European companies that were dismantled at Bhavnagar’s Alang-Sosiya ship-recycling yard in 2012 flew flags of non-European countries, a list released th...
National Wildlife Board allows mines near sanctuaries with threatened species

Tuesday 5 February '13

While rejecting sections of a proposed road that it fears will disturb India’s largest breeding site for flamingos in the Great Rann of Kutch, the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has recommended at...
Apex wildlife body shoots down BSF plan for a road in Rann of Kutch

Sunday 3 February '13

Wants paramilitary force to give in writing it would bypass Great and Little Rann of Kutch.
‘Advani vetoed former DGP’s name as central info commissioner’

Saturday 26 January '13

Ex-information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi says this led to his own appointment.
Road in Rann: GPCB’s public hearing in Feb, wildlife panel yet to take a call

Wednesday 23 January '13

Although a parallel road exists along the northern reaches of the GRK, along the international border, the BSF and Home Department have supported the proposed road saying it will help in logistics of ...


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