Cheetah credit row: Jairam Ramesh calls Centre ‘pathological liar’ - The Daily Guardian
Connect with us

Nation

Cheetah credit row: Jairam Ramesh calls Centre ‘pathological liar’

Published

on

Jairam Ramesh
Picture Credits: MSN

Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh on Sunday called the Central government a “pathological liar” while sharing a letter from 2009 about Project Cheetah to hit back at the Center over the allegation that “no constructive efforts” were made by the previous governments to re-introduce cheetahs in India.
“This was the letter that launched Project Cheetah in 2009. Our PM is a pathological liar. “I couldn’t lay my hands on this letter yesterday because of my preoccupation with the Bharat Jodo Yatra,” Ramesh tweeted. Jairam Ramesh, who was a Minister of State (independent charge) for Environment and Forests back in 2009 during the Congress government, had written a letter to the Wildlife Trust of India, giving the go-ahead to Project Cheetah. 
In the letter shared by Ramesh, he had asked Dr. MK Ranjitsinh of the Wildlife Trust of India to prepare a detailed roadmap for the reintroduction of the cheetah, which should include a detailed analysis of different potential sites.
“I have received your letters dated September 28 and October 6, 2009.” Please go ahead and prepare a detailed roadmap for the reintroduction of the Cheetah, which should include a detailed analysis of different potential sites. The analysis should be carried out by the Wildlife Institute of India in collaboration with other organisations like BNHS and WTI. You may also like to include State Forest Departments as part of this study. I expect that the roadmap would be submitted to the MoE&F by the end of January 2010,” the letter reads.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released wild cheetahs, which had become extinct in India, in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park. 
Cheetahs brought from Namibia were introduced in India under Project Cheetah, which is the world’s first inter-continental large wild carnivore translocation project. Out of the eight cheetahs, five are female and three are male.
Notably, the cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952 and has been brought back under an MOU signed earlier this year.
Cheetahs will help restore open forest and grassland ecosystems in India. 
This will help conserve biodiversity and enhance ecosystem services like water security, carbon sequestration, and soil moisture conservation, benefiting society at large.
This effort, in line with the Prime Minister’s commitment to environmental protection and wildlife conservation, will also lead to enhanced livelihood opportunities for the local community through eco-development and ecotourism activities.
The historic reintroduction of cheetahs in India is part of a long series of measures for ensuring sustainability and environment protection in the last eight years that have resulted in significant achievements in the area of environment protection and sustainability.
The coverage of protected areas, which was 4.90 percent of the country’s geographical area in 2014, has now increased to 5.03 percent.

The Daily Guardian is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@thedailyguardian) and stay updated with the latest headlines.

For the latest news Download The Daily Guardian App.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Archana Pooran Singh desires to follow Neena Gupta’s plea for work.

Published

on

Archana Pooran Singh desires to follow Neena Gupt's footsteps

Actor Archana Pooran Singh who is currently seen in The Kapil Sharma show has revealed that she is ‘dying to perform’. She expressed her frustration at people knowing only one aspect of her craft.
Popularly, she is known for her comic role in the classic movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, in which she performed the role of Professor Ms Briganza. She developed such a strong comedic reputation, thanks to the role that even 20 years later, she hasn’t been offered a serious role.
The actor added that she can do so much more in acting than comic roles, she can cry and make people cry too. She said the side of her is yet to be explored and this will happen someday.
Archana said, “That chhaap (image) is so solid. Also, a lot of people feel that what they should offer me after Ms Briganza. It’s been almost 25 years since Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was released. And the character is still following me. People also feel that I am best suited only for comedy. As an actor, I feel deprived, cheated and I have been left yearning for good roles.”


She stated that she is considering approaching filmmakers for work in the same way that actress Neena Gupta did. Neena, once posted on her Instagram asking the filmmakers for work as she wasn’t offered any roles in a long time and was sitting at home. After this, she got great opportunities and delivered a blockbuster film, ‘Badhai Ho.’


Archana made her film debut with Abhishek and then featured in Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah. She was also part of several films such as Agneepath (1990), Saudagar (1991), Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aashiq Awara (1993), and Raja Hindustani (1996). Fans saw her in comedy roles such as Love Story 2050, Mohabbatein, Krrish, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Masti, De Dana Dan and Bol Bachchan.

Continue Reading

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Jacqueline Fernandez granted bail in 200 crore extortion case

Published

on

Jacqueline Fernandez granted bail

In the 200 crore extortion case, Jacqueline Fernandez received a momentary reprieve when she was given an interim release. The primary defendant in the case is imprisoned conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

The Patiala court in Delhi has granted interim bail to the actor for a bond of ₹50,000. The subsequent hearing in the case would be held on October 22. Jacqueline was interrogated for over 7 hours by the Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing.

The con man is said to have been friends with the 37-year-old Sri Lankan actress, who received many expensive gifts from him including luxury bags, clothes, jewellery, etc. worth Rs. 5.72 crores. The actor also told the ED that Sukesh had hired private jets as well as booked helicopter rides for her.

Earlier, the actress denied her friendship with the con man but after the intimate pictures of the actress with Sukesh surfaced on the internet she accepted dating him. The alleged pictures were taken in April-June of 2022.

Her friendship with Chandrashekhar – accused in more than 10 cases – started on WhatsApp in January 2021, and she had secretly met the conman on several occasions at a well-known hotel in Chennai and other places, she had told the officers, the report further highlighted.

The actor had admitted before the officers that the jailed conman had paid a huge amount of money to fashion designer Leepakshi, for designing exclusive costumes for her. The ED will now interrogate her designer as well.

Continue Reading

Nation

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi wish Manmohan Singh on his 90th birthday

Published

on

By

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sent Dr. Manmohan Singh his birthday wishes on his 90th birthday, wishing him a long and healthy life.

“Birthday greetings to former PM Dr Manmohan Singh Ji. Praying for his long and healthy life,” tweeted PM Modi.

Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, sent Dr. Singh birthday greetings as well.

Wishing one of India’s finest statesmen, Dr Manmohan Singh ji a very happy birthday. His humility, dedication and contribution to India’s development, have few parallels. He is an inspiration to me, and to crores of other Indians. I pray for his good health and happiness,” tweeted the Wayanad MP.

Before the partition, Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in the Punjabi village of Gah. He studied at Oxford, Cambridge, and Punjab University.

Today marks the 90th birthday of Dr. Singh, who served as prime minister for two consecutive terms (from 2004 to 2014). He is a well-known economist who is credited with enacting significant reforms in the 1990s.

Continue Reading

Nation

Man transporting illicit liquor from Haryana to Delhi arrested by the Delhi police

Published

on

A man has been arrested by the Delhi police on Sunday for transporting illicit liquor in a truck. The truck was painted with a logo of Mother Dairy to mislead the authorities. The truck which carrying the contraband from Haryana to Delhi had 25,000 quarter (180ml) and 600 full (750ml) bottles of liquor which has been recovered by the police.Deputy commissioner of police (southwest) Manoj C identified the arrested man as 45-year-old Nishan Singh, the driver of the truck and a resident of Punjab’s Tarn Taran Sahib. He was accompanied by his 21-year-old helper Vikash alias Chapta, a resident of Bahadurgarh in Haryana, who is yet to be arrested.Police said that they laid a trap as they received an information from their sources that a huge quantity of illicit liquor would be sent to Delhi NCR via National Highway 8 in a truck. Around 2am, they stopped a truck which looked like it ostensibly belonged to Mother Dairy, which manufactures, markets and sells milk, dairy products, edible oil and fruits and vegetables. However, when the team checked the truck, they discovered 600 cartons of illicit liquor which was for sale in Haryana. Police confirmed that the truck did not belong to Mother Dairy.Police said that the truck’s number plate was fake; they discovered its actual number after checking the engine number. They then arrested Nishan Singh and registered a case.During interrogation, Nishan Singh allegedly disclosed that he and one Vikash work for one Yogi (age unknown), who is also a resident of Bahadurgarh area, and the duo supply illicit liquor on his directions. DCP Manoj said, “Nishan was provided the said truck by Yogi’s driver near Manesar and was to supply the said liquor in Delhi as per Yogi’s instructions. We are making efforts to arrest others involved in the racket.”

Continue Reading

Nation

Mallikarjun Kharge, Ajay Maken to meet Sonia Gandhi today over Rajasthan crisis

Published

on

By

Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken, two Congress observers who were in Rajasthan on Sunday to attend the legislature party meeting at the home of the chief minister Ashok Gehlot, are anticipated to meet Sonia Gandhi on Monday afternoon.

With Gehlot expected to run for presidential polls next month, the state is currently dealing with a new crisis. Numerous Gehlot’s supporters resigned on Sunday and handed them to Assembly Speaker CP Joshi as a result of Sachin Pilot’s name being mentioned. The resignation is reportedly from more than 80 MLAs.

The MLAs made clear to the observers their demands, emphasising that the next chief minister should be chosen after October 19, once the party’s presidential elections are over, that the Gehlot successor should be chosen from among the roughly 102 MLAs who supported the party during the 2020 crisis, and that Ashok Gehlot should be kept informed throughout the decision-making process. They were reminding the party of Sachin Pilot’s uprising against Gehlot when he visited to Haryana by bringing up the 2020 dilemma. Later, after guarantees from the senior management, he returned.

Ajay Maken said: “We came for the CLP meeting fixed by the CM at a time and date of his choice. Very strange that MLAs didn’t come for that. We also wanted to follow the procedure of speaking to individual MLAs about what they want so that they can speak freely.”

The condition that no announcement – on the chief minister – should be made before October 19 seems to be conflict of interest as resolution authorises the Congress president to take the decision, and by October 19, Ashok Gehlot would have been the Congress president,” he further said.

Continue Reading

Nation

‘With you, for you,’ MP Kartikeya Sharma to Kalka-Pinjore residents

Published

on

‘With you, for you,’ MP Kartikeya Sharma to Kalka-Pinjore residents

Member of Parliament Kartikeya Sharma on Sunday pledged to work shoulder to shoulder with the residents of Kalka-Pinjore in Haryana. While addressing a gathering where he was honoured and wholeheartedly welcomed by Shri Brahmin Sabha HMT, Kartikeya Sharma said Kalka-Pinjore area has a special place in my heart as it has been nurtured by my family for generations.
Kartikeya Sharma visited Kalka-Pinjore for the first time after becoming the MP of Rajya Sabha. Shri Brahmin Sabha HMT organised a programme to welcome the young MP. Despite rain, people attended the programme to hear the MP.

‘With you, for you’
Kartikeya Sharma said, “I bow before the holy land of Kalka-Pinjore. For Kalka-Pinjore, me and my family has a very special place. My grandfather used to come here, my father Venod Sharma also liked this area. Like my father Venod Sharma who worked honestly on the problems of common people, I will also do the same. I am always with you. I can assure, you will always find me besides you. Just like my father fought for the rights of the people, so will I. I have entered politics with a positive mindset.”

Solving problems
“There are many problems here. Dengue is an acute problem. I promise that we will camp here every week till dengue ends. Medicines and machines will be brought. Arrangements will also be made for fogging. I am the grandson of Pandit Kedarnath Sharma, son of Vinod Sharma, be sure, I will do whatever I say. I will keep coming here.”

Haryana CM’s commendable work
The MP said, “Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar is working hard and he is doing everything with all transparency. In 2014, my father Venod Sharma fought for an efficient policy of interview and transfer policy of employees in Haryana. As a result, employees now need not to run here and there. The work my father had started long back, is being carried out by the Haryana Government quite efficiently.”

IMT in Ambala
The MP said, “My father Venod Sharma also demanded IMT in Ambala. Earlier governments did not pay heed to the demand. However, the CM Manohar ji had cleared the project. With this, many youth will get employment. I now demand a workshop on the land of HMT in Pinjore.”

PM’s vision
Kartikeya Sharma further said, “PM Narendra Modi has thought of a vision for the country, this is happening because PM’s intention is clear. A few days ago I got the tricolor hoisted at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, my heart rejoiced. It was not so earlier.”

‘I have whole of Haryana’
He said,”I have whole of Haryana. I think collectively and will take 36 fraternities together with me. I will not let any barriers come between us. Every effort will be made.”
Shamsher Sharma, president of Brahmin Sabha, said, “Kartikeya Sharma’s family has always been with us like a rock. The family is our great strength. A lot of work has been done in this area by his grandfather Pandit Kedarnath Sharma and father Venod Sharma. This family still stands shoulder to shoulder with us.
Besides Shamsher Sharma the programme was also attended by Jitendra Sharma, Sandeep Chauhan, Sanjeev Kaushal from Panchkula Brahmin Sabha.

Continue Reading

Trending