Bears Ears and Gold Butte: Obama creates two nature preserves

Bears Ears and Gold Butte: Obama creates two nature preserves

President Barack Obama has unilaterally designated two new “national monument” nature preserves in the western US states of Nevada and Utah. The Bears Ears National Monument and the Gold Butte National Monument will protect areas rich in Native American artefacts from energy drilling. Some Republicans in those states are opposed to the move and say it amounts to a federal land-grab. It comes as Mr Obama attempts to secure his environmental legacy. Since the election of Republican Donald Trump as next US president, Mr Obama has moved to block new…

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Delays in RTE admission creates problems for stakeholders

Delays in RTE admission creates problems for stakeholders

dmissions under the Right To Education (RTE) Act seem to be heading for yet another controversial year. Technical problems have thrown off the online admission schedule by almost three weeks and there’s still no guarantee that further delays will be avoided. In the last week of February the education department had announced the RTE admission timetable, which listed details of the entire process to be held in three phases. First phase was to start on Feb 29 in which schools had to register online in the database being managed by…

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