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Scores of cranes die in Muktsar village

September 03, 2012 02:59 AM


THE TIMES OF INDIA | Mukesh Tandon | TNN | MUKTSAR: A team of wildlife department officials on Sunday visited Pakki Tibbi village of Muktsar district, where hundreds of common cranes were found dead a day earlier. Although officials are still not clear about the reason behind deaths, there is a strong suspicion that the birds may have died of pesticides in pond water. Officials have sent the carcass of some birds for post mortem examination.


"We got information about the death of birds on Saturday. Only postmortem report will make clear the reason of deaths," said Wild Life Sanctuary, Abohar range, Inspector Kulwant Singh. Pakki Tibbi village falls in Lambi constituency, which is represented by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.


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Riding for safe food

August 27, 2012 12:00 AM


The Hindu, Over 50 cyclists gathered at the Cubbon Park here on Sunday to participate in the India for Safe Food campaign.


Not only did they cycle from there to Lalbagh, they also stopped on the way to talk to people about their cause, distribute posters and create awareness about ecological farming.


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