As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Lucknow zoo, Nawabganj bird sanctuary to be renamed

Press Trust of India | Lucknow 
June 23, 2015 Last Updated at 17:22 IST

Uttar Pradesh government today decided to rename Lucknow Zoological Garden and Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary in Unnao after Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad respectively. 

The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here. 

It was decided that Lucknow Zoological Garden would be renamed as Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden while Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary as Chandrashekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary, an official spokesman said here. 

In the meeting, the cabinet also decided to make solar energy devices, equipment and parts as tax free, it added. 

The government also cancelled contract of Kanpur Electricity Supply Company (KESCO) with Torrent Power Limited for power distribution in Kanpur city on mutual consent. 

The power supply was not handed over to Torrent by KESCO and after a meeting last year both KESCO and Torrent representatives had decided to cancel the contract.

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