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By scrapping the go/no-go policy for mining, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has made the mining lobby happy.

Arguing for a principle and making a strong point in a public forum can have unlooked-for consequences, as our writer found out.

From a pipal felicitated by Nanasaheb Peshwa in 1754 to a 250-year-old baobab and many more trees that have been brought to the city by travellers, this is an excellent guide to the trees of Pune

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