The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has declined to transport four elephants from eastern Assam’s Tinsukia to Ahmedabad for the July 4 Jagannath Rath Yatra until the Gauhati High Court resolves the matter and the State Forest Department clarifies an order of the Supreme Court regarding transfer of elephants.Assam-based animal rights activists Urmi Mala Das and Nandini Baruah had on Friday filed a public interest litigation at the high court challenging the Assam government’s decision to transport four juvenile elephants, two of them females, in railway wagons to Ahmedabad. Their PIL followed a petition filed via email to the court by Canada-based activist Sangeeta Iyer.PIL filed“We will not dispatch the elephants unless we receive a clarification sought from the Forest Division on an order by the Supreme Court. Besides, there is a PIL to watch out for,” said Masood Alom, the Additional Divisional Railway Manager of NFR’s Tinsukia Division. Hearing a case related to Kerala, the SC had in May 2016 said: “The state government shall not issue any ownership certificate to any of the persons in possession of elephants. That apart, the persons who are in possession of elephants shall not transfer the elephants outside the state nor shall they part with the elephants by way of transfer in any manner…” Officials of NRF’s zonal headquarters in Guwahati’s Maligaon confirmed the decision not to transport the elephants until the legal issues are resolved. They also trashed reports that the elephants were being dispatched quietly before the PIL is heard on Monday.
I cannot think of MGR declaring war on the Centre on the question of rice. He is merely blaming the Centre for his and his ministers’ incapacity, inability and inefficiency…. Such a man can never revolt against the Centre – ever.M. Karunanidhi in OnlookerThe marriage of Maneka with Sanjay was,I cannot think of MGR declaring war on the Centre on the question of rice. He is merely blaming the Centre for his and his ministers’ incapacity, inability and inefficiency…. Such a man can never revolt against the Centre – ever. M. Karunanidhi in OnlookerThe marriage of Maneka with Sanjay was the result of a conspiracy of certain forces who wanted to infiltrate into my house. Mrs Indira Gandhi at a party conference in LucknowWith advancing age and an erratic memory she (Mrs Gandhi) is suffering from great mental strain. This is obvious from the fact that at a serious party meeting in Lucknow she talked less about Punjab and Assam and more about Maneka…. It is not in the interest of the country to have an unwell prime minister.Mrs Maneka Gandhi in a statement to the press in New DelhiGuru Govind Singh created us and if Mahatma Gandhi is going to abuse him why should we consider him as our rashtra pita (father of the nation)? These slaves, the press, television, the media, they accept this; we don’t. Harminder Singh Sandhu, general secretary of the Akali Dal youth wing in SundayThe basic problem with Indian businessmen is that they cannot move an inch without protection. They often talk of competition; in real life they cry like babies seeking mother’s protection. Competition and protection cannot go hand in hand. Industrialist Jit Paul in BlitzTennis is a sport in India … only (when) people and the tennis associations start thinking that tennis is a job, an education and a full-time profession that the game can improve in this country.advertisement Vijay Amritraj in Weekend ReviewIn a democracy…new sections of people are under a state of constant and unremitting competition for a place in the sun. The…government-owned media defeat the purpose of promoting the dynastic ruler by over-exposure. To please every section he has to indulge in banalities. He becomes a bore. From a bore to a political hack is a short road. C.P. Ramachandran in The Sunday ObserverI have more experience than him (Farooq Abdullah). He is very young… I advise (him) just as any mother would her son. Begum Abdullah in ProbeI never thought I was a good actress. I really can’t act… I am always worried about making grammatical mistakes. I go cold (before the camera) and my palms begin to sweat. Raakhee in FilmfareNo girl has offered to go to bed with me in return for a part (in a film). I wish it would happen. Manmohan Desai in GentlemanI like females who are above thirty – ripe and who know the ways of the world, no inexperienced youngsters. Shashi Kapoor in StardustNTR is not the first – and will not be the last – political leader possessing a promising potential to be led up the garden path by “chamchas” who force their patrons to attempt too much too soon. N.C. Menon in The Hindustan Times
Alex Cabagnot lifts San Miguel Beer Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle clinched a Final Four slot in UAAP Season 81’s women’s volleyball competitions Saturday—but that wasn’t what the green-clad half of a 16,000-strong crowd came to see.After all, there was hardly any doubt that the defending champions Lady Spikers would make the semifinals, most probably armed with the twice-to-beat incentive.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “I tried to play with pride and make a difference for the team,” said the 19-year-old Dela Cruz in Filipino.“We played well because we really needed this win to pull ahead of the other teams under us,” added De Jesus.At second place with a 9-3 card, La Salle’s chasers for a twice-to-beat advantage include University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University, who play each other on Sunday.Ateneo slipped to 10-2, but still leads the hunt for one of two twice-to-beat slots, needing to win at least one of its two remaining matches (against eliminated teams Adamson and University of the East) to clinch the semifinal benefit.Earlier, University of the East fashioned out a 25-14, 25-19, 25-22, victory over Adamson for its best finish in seven seasons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting So the plot really revolved around one question: Late into a season marked by some missteps, how good is La Salle right now?Very good, it turns out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Lady Spikers humbled fierce rival Ateneo in dominating fashion, never allowing the No. 1 Lady Eagles to get going in a 25-17, 25-13, 25-23 triumph at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I didn’t expect to win this quick, but my players played very well and maybe they wanted it more,” said La Salle mentor Ramil de Jesus in Filipino. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue La Salle thus completed a 2-0 elimination round sweep of Ateneo, pushing itself closer to a twice-to-beat incentive in the semifinals. The Lady Spikers’ fourth straight victory also ended the Lady Eagles’ 10-game run.Perhaps even more chilling was the way La Salle manhandled Ateneo.The Lady Eagles, the best blocking team in the league whose players—Maddie Madayag, Bea De Leon and Kat Tolentino—occupy the top three spots in the block department, failed to score off kill-blocks all game long.Moreover, the Ateneo Big Three could only cough up a combined 18 points.The Lady Spikers let loose their bombers—led by rookie Jolina dela Cruz, who top-scored with 14 points—to dismantle Ateneo’s dreaded defense.ADVERTISEMENT View comments