World Cup 2018 LIVE: Catch Ronaldo live as Portugal eye last-16…

first_img Cricket World Cup 2018 LIVE: Catch Ronaldo live as Portugal eye last-16 berth Football Previous articleFIFA Philanthropy: Penurious Bangalore kids attending function in MoscowNext articleFIH delegation happy with Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup preparations Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cristiano Ronaldo will have another challenge at hand as Portugal take on Iran in their last Group B encounter at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk. Portugal and Ronaldo have been impressive during a win over Morocco and the draw against arch-rivals Spain. Still, the threat of an elimination at the group league stage is not over for the Ronaldo-led team.Iran, in spite of a defeat at the hands of Spain, will be gunning for Portugal in what is their last chance of survival in the FIFA World Cup 2018. The winner of the Iran-Portugal tie is assured of a berth in the round-of-16. The loser will have his hopes pinned on the Spain-Morocco tie, scheduled for a concurrent 11.30 PM India time start at Kaliningrad. 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The subscribers can get all the live feed by clicking on the links below. The other can access the action with a mere five-minute delay.WORLD CUP ACTION ON MONDAYGroup A: Uruguay vs Russia @ Samara Arena – 7.30 pm ISTGroup A: Saudi Arabia vs Egypt @ Volvograd Arena – 7:30 pm ISTGroup B: Spain vs Morocco @ Kaliningrad – 11:30 pm ISTGroup B: Portugal vs Iran @ Mordovia Arena, Saransk – 11:30 pm ISTRUSSIA vs URUGUAY– 7:30 pm ISTIn a rampaging form, hosts Russia take on Uruguay in what will be a game more of academic interest as far as qualification to the round-of-16 is concerned. The fate of the two teams has conclusively been sealed with their respective first two Group Stage matches.Both the teams go into the match having already booked their tickets to the round of sixteen with wins in their earlier two Group Stage matches. The in-form hosts however top the Group A table for having a better goal difference (+7), to Uruguay’s +2 even as they are tied on six points apiece. The first match of the day will though see an intense battle for the Group A supremacy.Hosts undoubtedly are placed better on form and goal difference. Uruguay will be gunning for yet another win as a draw does not help them in changing the group equation.SAUDI ARABIA vs EGYPT – 7:30 pm ISTSaudi Arabia and Egypt will go through the motions in this last Group A encounter of the FIFA World Cup 2010. The return home is confirmed for the two winless teams from the Group even going into the match.Saudi Arabia fear the ire of fans back home. Though the Kingdom and the football association bosses have denied that the some of the players face punishment for their poor showing in the 0-5 drubbing during at the hands of Russia in the tournament opener. The team will be looking for that elusive win to undo some damage.The game remains inconsequential from the FIFA World Cup 2018 perspective for both the teams now. However, fans can still except some high octane action as Saudi Arabia and Egypt play it out for pride and damage control at the Volgograd arena this evening.SPAIN vs MOROCCO – 11:30 pm ISTMorocco have got nothing to lose as they take on Spain in their Group B encounter at the Kaliningrad Arena on Monday. However, they hold enough threat to spoil the Party for Spain, who are placed atop the Group with arch-rivals Portugal. An upset at the hands of Morocco can potentially still throw Spain out of the tournament on peculiar combinations and permutations also involving the outcome of the other match.Having lost their earlier two games to Portugal and Iran, Morocco returns home after their last Group B tie against Spain. They will be playing to salvage their pride. Spain needs to be cautious.PORTUGAL vs IRAN – 11:30 pm ISTA Portugal game will attract more fan support than any other FIFA World Cup 2018 team on Cristiano Ronaldo’s global fan base. CR7 has been leading the team from the front. The team is still not assured of a berth in the Round of 16. The winner from today’s game between Portugal and Iran will be through to the next round.A draw, while seeing Portugal through, may still make interesting equation if Morocco manages to hold Spain in the other Group B tie scheduled for the day. 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Chellarams Plc ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgChellarams Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Chellarams Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chellarams Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chellarams Plc (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileChellarams Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in manufacturing, retail, distribution, marketing and power generation. The company has been in operation for almost 90 years and is a leader in its field of manufacturing and distributing industrial raw materials and consumer goods. Its product portfolio ranges from industrial chemicals and machinery to ingredients for food manufacturers, frozen foods, bicycles and electronics. Chellarams Plc operates through three subsidiary companies: Chelltek Industries Limited, Dynamic Industries Limited and United Technical & Allied Services Limited. It is in a joint partnership with American Express Travel Services, Devyani International (Nigeria) Limited, Isolo Power Gen Limited and Woolworths Retail Stores Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chellarams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Is the Cineworld share price too cheap to ignore? Here’s what I think

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. The Cineworld (LSE:CINE) share price has taken a battering over the last 12 months. The cinema chain’s woes have deepened further and further since the market crashed back in March. Is CINE’s current share price too cheap to avoid and can it be considered a contrarian buy? For my own portfolio, I think not. Earlier this morning Pfizer reported its Covid-19 vaccine was showing 90% effectiveness. This prompted the market to react and an upturn in activity occurred. The FTSE 100 is up 5% today as I write this. I think this short burst of upward activity will be short lived as Pfizer’s results are reportedly not peer reviewed and there is still a lot more work to be done.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Cineworld a sinking ship?The Cineworld share price jumped 60% today from 28p per share up to 45p. As I write, the shares are trading at 38p per share. In the year to date, CINE has lost over 80% of its share price value. It is currently trading at one of its lowest ever levels recorded.Prior to the economic downturn due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I would have advocated buying Cineworld shares. Between 2015 to 2019, revenue and operating profit were up year on year. If projected financials for 2020 were similar to that of 2019 I would probably rate Cineworld as one of the best bargains out there.2020 has been a year to forget for Cineworld. I believe it may never recover properly. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CINE has borrowed heavily from investors just to keep the lights on. In September it raised $250m from private investors which came with a mammoth interest rate of 11%. If you crunch the numbers, that equates to over $27.5m in interest payments a year. This is nearly 15% of 2019’s profit and, based on current market conditions this could be crippling. The numbers suggest to me that Cineworld may not return to former glory any time soon…My verdictEntertainment venues have suffered hugely due to lockdowns and restrictions. Cinemas have been at the forefront of the biggest losers due to the pandemic. At its current cheap price, it could be considered a contrarian buy that will recover. I have a two real concerns with this particular theory when it comes to Cineworld.Firstly, CINE’s debt level is arguably getting out of control. Assuming no further revolving credit facilities (RCF) are extended, Fitch Ratings predict Cineworld could run out of cash before the end of this year. If it does borrow more money, I believe this will hinder any potential recovery and profitability may not return for years to come. Secondly, I do not foresee pent up demand helping Cineworld. Especially not with the plethora of streaming options available to consumers too and consumer’s general nervousness of going back to cinemas due to Covid-19.Like my Foolish colleague Stuart Blair, I won’t be buying Cineworld shares. Instead I will focus my energy and spend my hard-earned money on other stocks. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Is the Cineworld share price too cheap to ignore? Here’s what I think Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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The uplifting true story of how Siya Kolisi met Schalk Burger and THAT famous photo was taken

first_imgMonday Jul 27, 2020 The uplifting true story of how Siya Kolisi met Schalk Burger and THAT famous photo was taken Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi has appeared in the media a fair bit of late. From helping communities through the pandemic to commenting on Black Lives Matters issues, the 2019 World Cup winner has been extremely busy since that historic day in Japan. ADVERTISEMENTAs well as running his family and staying in shape for when rugby does finally start up again in South Africa, Kolisi took some time out to chat with former teammates and Springboks Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger, to catch up on all things life and rugby.One of the topics that came up was the day that the Springboks visited Siya’s school, Grey High School in Port Elizabeth in 2006. On that day he got to meet the players in Test week, including fiery 23-year-old blonde flanker Burger.This photo, that surfaced online ahead of Kolisi’s Test debut, was taken on that day.The Stormers and Bok flanker says that the visit from the Springboks on that day was a clear motivating factor for him in his life.“It made me realise this is what I want to do. Because the effect that you guys had on us, that blew my mind. All that was important was what you made me feel at that moment in time..,” he explained on the Use it or Lose it youtube show.“I didn’t even know. I had never seen that photo until I played my first game for the Springboks. And it was of the best things that happened.”ADVERTISEMENTThey went on to discuss how Burger broke his neck against Scotland a few days later, putting him out of rugby for a year.The chat starts around 11:47 below and continues on that topic until 15:20 or so Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Simon Burne starts blogging on UK Fundraising

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Simon joined the THINK team from NCH where he was Director of Marketing and Fundraising, where he he increased net income by 25%. Before that he helped double income in three years as Director of Fundraising and Communications at Acorns Children’s Hospice.Fluent in English, French and Spanish, although we think he’ll probably stick to English for the blog, he specialises in strategic planning, organisational reviews, direct marketing, major gift fundraising, integrated marketing, PR and brand management. Howard Lake | 5 March 2007 | News UK Fundraising’s latest blog comes from Simon Burne, Senior Consultant at THINK Consulting Solutions, and Chair of the Institute of Fundraising from 2002 to 2005.Simon joins other leading fundraising thinkers and practitioners including Sarah Hughes, Kevin Kibble, Ian MacQuillin in writing a blog on UK Fundraising. Other blogs on the site include Streetlife (on face-to-face fundraising), The Funderer (a humorous look at fundraising), and event-based blogs such as the Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Awards, and Fundraising Ireland 2006.His first too posts consider professionalising the sector and self-regulation. As always, if you want to join the debate on these issues, you can add your own comments and thoughts to his posts. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Simon Burne starts blogging on UK Fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Switching service sees charities save £80,000

first_img“The money we have saved and the grant we are receiving from will go towards maintaining the valuable services we provide to the hundreds of young people who often only need a friendly face and a little extra help to get them back on track with their lives.” Melanie May | 12 August 2019 | News An energy and communications switching service has saved charities £80,000 so far, and handed out £16,000 in grants.Gateshead-based SwitchAid is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and gives back over 65% of its profits to good causes. It works both directly with the third sector by helping charitable organisations to cut their bills and win grant funding, and with individuals and businesses that can nominate a preferred good cause to benefit from the savings they make. When companies or individuals make a utility or communications supplier switch, SwitchAid gives its commission to the good causes registered with Director Dom Ryan said: “Our whole ethos is to generate revenue that can be redirected into the local community, cash that would normally be lost to energy and telecoms companies and consultants who keep the hefty commissions.“As a business we choose to put our profits into good causes; as we are a registered Community Interest Company the percentage of our profits we do this with has to be 65% or over.“ is specifically designed to support the local community, improve the sustainability of third sector organisations and offer an ethical option in the energy and telecoms sectors notorious for sharp business practices.”Charities can get online quotes for energy, telecoms, and mobile deals with SwitchAid, and in addition, the service will donate 80% of its commission for placing a charity with a supplier back to the charity. The Ferryhill Sports & Education Centre worked with SwitchAid to re-evaluate its utility providers and saved over £14,000 through setting up new, longer-term contracts. SwitchAid also provided it with a £5,000 grant to help with the running of the facility. YMCA North Tyneside has saved almost £24,000 and is set to receive a grant of over £680. Its Operations Manager Rachel Dyne signed up to toward the end of last year after a long standing energy contract came up for renewal.Dyne said: Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising ideas  182 total views,  2 views today Switching service sees charities save £80,000center_img Image: SwitchAid Director Dom Ryan with Rachel Dyne from YMCA North Tyneside    183 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Scandal of babies graves laid to rest

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleCosy up to ‘curated conversation’ at Salon, Ormston HouseNext articleInterview with MuRli of Rusangano Family Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook TAGSBishop Brendan LeahyburialsInfants’ plotlimerick Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Advertisement Bishop Brendan LeahyTHE grief suffered by parents whose babies’ graves were dug up to make room for adult burials was acknowledged during the unveiling of a memorial to all the children buried in the Infants’ Plot in Limerick’s Mount St Lawrence cemetery.When he officially opened an extension of 675 new graves at Mount St Lawrence last week, Bishop Brendan Leahy also blessed a memorial stone commemorating the infants whose graves were disturbed and expressed regret for what had happened.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The plot where families buried babies who were born prematurely, still-born or died shortly after birth was located just inside the gates of the city cemetery.But when Limerick couple, Phil and Paul Walsh went to visit the plot where they buried their son, William after three decades they were astounded to find the plot occupied by adult graves and tombstones.“I asked the grave-digger what happened to the babies buried there and he told me ‘they dug them down deep’ He also said the diocese had sold the plots because they needed the money”.When contacted by the Limerick Post, Bishop Leahy instigated an investigation that revealed there was no record of the babies buried in the plot.The Diocese commissioned a memorial stone to commemorate the buried infants and this was blessed with many of the parents and bereaved family members in attendance.Bishop Leahy said that “we can’t undo the past but we can learn from it. What we are doing today is important. We’re thinking of those children and acknowledging the pain of those parents. On my own behalf and on behalf of the diocese, I deeply regret that there is no exact record of the burial of these children”. NewsBreaking newsScandal of babies graves laid to restBy Bernie English – April 21, 2016 703 Print Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Young man dies in county Limerick road crash

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Email Facebook Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Gardai are investigating the fatal road crashTHE number of people killed on Limerick roads has risen to 12 this year after a young man died overnight following a single car collision near Fedamore.The man, aged in his 20s, was a passenger in a car that left the R511 Fedamore to Limerick road in the early hours of this Tuesday morning.It is understood that the car in which two people were travelling left the road and hit a ditch at an area known as Carnane.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The driver of the car, a woman also aged in her 20s, received minor injuries and was initially treated at the scene before she was taken to University Hospital Limerick for further assessment.The remains of the young man have also been removed to the hospital for post mortem examination.The road will remain closed for some time this Tuesday to allow garda forensic collision investigators assess the scene.Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information or anyone that may have witnessed the crash to contact Roxboro Road Garda station on 061 21 4340, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666 111 or any garda station.center_img Advertisement Previous articleConcern over number of young Limerick men drinking and drivingNext articleAn Evening with Jimmy Webb on piano Staff Reporter NewsBreaking newsYoung man dies in county Limerick road crashBy Staff Reporter – October 4, 2016 769 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSfedamoreGardaílimerickR511 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Covetrus Announces First-Ever Chief Consumer Officer

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness Covetrus Announces First-Ever Chief Consumer Officer By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleMariners CEO Kevin Mather has resigned after video surfaced of him expressing views about players and club operations.Next articleBoone: Safe to say Cole will be Yankees’ opening day starter Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Supreme Court Grants Permission For Felling Of Trees In The Taj Trapezium Zone To Ensure Construction Of A Railway Line

first_imgNews UpdatesSupreme Court Grants Permission For Felling Of Trees In The Taj Trapezium Zone To Ensure Construction Of A Railway Line Srishti Ojha29 Jan 2021 2:24 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has on Friday granted permission for felling of 4108 trees for construction of a third railway line between Mathura and Jhansi, that goes through the Taj Trapezium Zone. The Court found it appropriate to allow felling of these trees as laying down of the track is relevant to deal with hour long delay caused due to unavailability of railway tracks.A three-judge Bench of CJI…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has on Friday granted permission for felling of 4108 trees for construction of a third railway line between Mathura and Jhansi, that goes through the Taj Trapezium Zone. The Court found it appropriate to allow felling of these trees as laying down of the track is relevant to deal with hour long delay caused due to unavailability of railway tracks.A three-judge Bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian issued the directions while hearing multiple interim applications filed in the Taj Trapezium matter connected with avoiding damage to and relocation of ground near the monument. The Court was also considering another plea regarding issuance of guidelines to reduce number of deaths that occur due to road accidents.The Court granted two weeks time to ASG Aishwarya Bhati to file a reply on behalf of the Union of India and the State of UP, in terms of the interim application filed by Agra Development Authority with regard to ring road to be build around Agra. The Court also directed the CEC to scrutinise the contents of the interim application filed by the State of UP seeking permission for felling of trees, and submit a report before the the Court in 4 weeks.The Court questioned ASG Aishwarya Bhati regarding the distinction to be made between minor and major projects, and the ways to determine which polluting industries will be covered by CEC or NEERI. ASG Bhati informed the Court that the air polluting industries are categorised in different categories based on degree of air pollution. The Bench asked ASG Bhati to file an affidavit regarding the categories of air polluting industries in one week.Advocate Gaurav Agrawal for the Road Safety Committee submitted before the Court that the CEC report states that the State of UP through its letter of 17th July 2020 stated that it wants to consider realignment of the proposed road. The Bench noted that the realignment of the proposed road may be required considering that its well known fact that more accidents happen on highways because of high speed. While permitting the proposed realignment, the Court directed the State to submit the realignment proposal in 3 months and asked the State to ensure that minimum number of trees are cut in the process. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Court that the Rail vikas nigam has asked for permission for construction of a third railway line between mathura junction and Jhansi. The proposed railway is around 274 kms, out of which a stretch of 80 kms goes through the Taj Trapezium Zone. The Rail vikas nigam has applied for permission as the project requires felling of around 4108 trees.The Bench noted that the laying down of this track is relevant to deal with hour long delay caused due to unavailability of railway tracks. The Court therefore found it appropriate to allow felling of these trees, subject to conditions suggested by CEC.The Court also granted permission for felling of 126 trees which appear to be coming in way of a 6 lane road in Avanti. The top Court had on a previous occasion granted permission for felling of around 700 trees for a length of 10 kms. However the work of a length of 1 km still remains to be done due to lack of permission to fell 126 trees which are in the remaining 1km part. After observing that the work of constructing water drain and utility duct is also stuck considering lack of permission, and the CEC has already granted permission for the same, the Bench permitted the felling of 126 trees over remaining 1km for widening road in Avanti. The Court has directed that the recommendations and conditions given by CEC are to be followed.The Bench also asked the CEC to submit a fresh proposal within 4 weeks for widening of 6 lane road in Uttar Pradesh while considering the possibility of saving a greater number of trees in the process.The Taj Trapezium Zone is a defined area of 10,400 sq km around the Taj Mahal formed to protect the monument from pollution and includes World Heritage Sites like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The Apex Court in December 1996 had banned the use of of coal/ coke in industries located in the TTZ, in response to a PIL filed seeking protection of Taj Mahal from environmental pollution. However last year, the Supreme Court lifted its earlier complete ban on construction, industrial activities and felling of trees in the Taj Trapezium Zone and permitted the industrial units, which do not spread pollution and are in compliance with the rules, to function, after getting a No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of Environment.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more