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Green body to check if Asaram’s ashram grabbed land on ridge

Source : Hindustan Times,New Delhi ,7 May 2014 URL : http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=MM7OQ4BKJRZ4&issue=10872014050700000000001001&article=43685f61-3e4c-4ecc-814d-22b5803a831e NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered an inspection of self-styled godman Asaram’s sprawling ashram in Delhi, which has been facing allegations of land grab. A three-member … Continue reading

Asola Bhatti demolitions to resume from May 7

Source : The Pioneer, New Delhi ,06 May 2014 URL : http://www.dailypioneer.com/city/asola-bhatti-demolitions-to-resume-from-may-7.html A major crackdown on unauthorised construction in protected forest land in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is expected to be resumed from Wednesday. Process of demarcation of encroachment on … Continue reading

SLOWLY COMING BACK TO LIFE

Source : Hindustan Times ,New Delhi,5 May 2014 URL :  http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=2OMEAGCBRR55&issue=10872014050500000000001001&article=c6d6ae89-aeb2-4c2c-8810-6b8c43b79743 Number of animals and birds has gone up significantly What mining did: Mining contractors pumped water out of pits to dig as deep as possible. The red badarpur sand … Continue reading

Slum families wait for flats

Source : The Times of India ,New Delhi, URL :  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Delhi/Slum-families-wait-for-flats/articleshow/34655473.cms NEW DELHI: On February 22, 2009, residents of Vasant Vihar’s Bhanwar Singh Camp assembled to witness the inauguration of DDA’s in situ redevelopment scheme by then minister of state … Continue reading

‘Blurred maps’ allowed farmhouses to thrive: Forest dept

Source : The Indian Express ,New Delhi ,May 5, 2014 URL :  http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/blurred-maps-allowed-farmhouses-to-thrive-forest-dept/ A bulldozer in action in Asola Bhatti. EXPRESS As state Forest department bulldozers continue to flatten farmhouses they say have come up on protected land at Asola … Continue reading

Forest dept accuses spiritual body of land grab

Source : Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 29, 2014 URL : http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/forest-dept-accuses-spiritual-body-of-illegally-grabbing-land-in-forest-areas/article1-1213751.aspx The Delhi centre of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) has occupied 123 acres of forest land, the forest department has alleged. The department has alleged the philosophical and … Continue reading

Wall of forest farmhouse razed

Source : Times of India, Apr 29, 2014 URL : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Wall-of-forest-farmhouse-razed/articleshow/34343046.cms NEW DELHI: It’s quite a sight inside Asola Bhatti Sanctuary as earthmovers are demolishing boundary walls of some palatial farmhouses. The forest department is clearing its own mess now … Continue reading

Govt presses on with demolition at Asola Bhatti, house owners cry foul

Source : Indian Express ,New Delhi | April 28, 2014 URL : http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/govt-presses-on-with-demolition-at-asola-bhatti-house-owners-cry-foul/ The department said demolition of illegal farmhouses would help it recover 400 acres of forest land. A farmhouse being razed in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. (Praveen Khanna) … Continue reading

Asola encroachments removed

Source :Times Of India ,Delhi ,25 Apr 2014 URL : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Asola-encroachments-removed/articleshow/34170184.cms?cfmid=14000000 NEW DELHI: The forest department has started removing encroachments from its protected areas. The first ones to be bulldozed in the demolition drive were houses inside the Asola Bhatti … Continue reading

Absence of forest boundaries led to encroachment in Asola sanctuary

Source : Hindustan Times ,Delhi ,24 Apr 2014 URL : http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=JRYK1LNSIUA6&issue=10872014042400000000001001&article=eedb45a0-cca8-440b-87f5-77f4c9c6a739 NEW DELHI: The ongoing demolition drive in the Asola-Bhatti wildlife sanctuary has highlighted the violation of several statutes such as the Wildlife (protection) Act 1927 and the Forest (conservation) … Continue reading