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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 : 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 : 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


Source : Hindustan Times ,New Delhi,5 May 2014 URL : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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