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In the 20 year old Black Buck Poaching Case, the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court at Jodhpur has awarded 5 years imprisonment to actor Salman Khan and has also imposed a fine of Rs. 10, 000 fine on him. The Court had acquitted all the other accused actors, namely, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari.

In October 1998, total three cases in connection with poaching and one under the Arms Act were registered against Salman. The 52-year-old actor allegedly shot two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani village near Jodhpur during the shooting of ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’. The other 4 actors were also present with him. Salman was charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and others under Section 51 read with Section 149 IPC.

Source: ANI

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The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a ‘Memorandum of Cooperation’ between India and France in the field of environment. The Memorandum of Cooperation will enable establishment and promotion of closer and long-term cooperation between the countries in the field of environment protection and management of natural resources on the basis of equity, reciprocity and mutual benefits, taking into account the applicable laws and legal provisions in each country. The Memorandum is expected to bring in the latest technologies and best practices suited to bringing about better environment protection, better conservation, better management of climate change and wildlife protection/conservation.

[Press Release no. 1523089]

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change