Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Congress MLA apologizes for remark on Narendra Modi

Congress MLA apologizes for remark on Narendra Modi
Kapil Dave, TNN Mar 23, 2013, 07.44PM IST

Narendra Modi|Jawahar Chavda|Congress
AHMEDABAD: The discussion over increase in the number of lions led to uproar in the House when Manavadar MLA JawaharChavda made direct comments on chief minister NarendraModi.

During a discussion on Talala MLA Jasu Barad's question, Chavda made comments on the role played by Modi in increasing the number of the wild cats at the sanctuary. This was enough for the BJP ministers and MLAs to create an uproar demanding the apology from Chavda.

Assembly speaker Vaju Vala too was angry at the MLA. For 10 minutes, the proceeding of the House were stalled by sloganeering and shouting by BJP members.

Vala ordered removal of those words from the record of the assembly. State's finance minister Nitin Patel said, "Such remarks are not acceptable. It is derogatory for the chief minister of this state and member should apologies for it."

Expressing his displeasure towards Chavda, Vala, "The way those words were spoken, it was completely unacceptable and undignified for this House. There is no such rule but to maintain an honourable tradition and to upheld the decency of the assembly, a member should express regrets for his remarks." Chavda later apologized to the House.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nandankanan gets two Asiatic lions

Nandankanan gets two Asiatic lions


TNN | Mar 27, 2013, 08.50 AM IST

BHUBANESWAR: Four new guests, two lions and two leopards, arrived at the Nandankanan here on Tuesday. The animals were brought from Junagarh zoo in Gujarat. "The animals will be kept in quarantine for a few days before they are brought to the enclosures for public viewing. With two pairs of Junagarh lions, which are of the Asiatic variety, and two leopards, the zoo has now seven leopards and 11 lions," said an official of the zoo. He said Nandankanan has only hybrid variety of lions and leopard.
Two weeks ago, the zoo got a black vulture as gift from the Jammu zoo. The lone black vulture in Nandankanan zoo got a friend after the arrival of the bird from Jammu. Nandankanan has also sent a proposal to the CZA to bring one pair of black swan from the Mysore zoo in exchange of two open billed storks. The Mysore zoo will also take one of the two female cassowarys for making a pair because they have one male cassowary, said the official.

Recently, the zoo had brought one elephant calf, which was rescued from Athgarh forest division. It is a two-month old calf, which is going to be kept along with the other four orphan calves at the zoo.

The animals were brought as per the permission granted by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA).