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Madhya Pradesh pitches hard for shifting Asiatic lions from Gujarat


April 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Monday said Gujarat's opposition to the translocation of Asiatic lions from Gir forests should be rejected because the state has already ... Read more...

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Gujarat declines to shift its Asiatic lions to Madhya Pradesh


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Gujarat Monday told the Supreme Court that it could not consent to the shifting of its Asiatic lions from Gir forests to Kunopal sanctuary in ... Read more...

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Slain RTI activist’s father wants action against MP


August 1st, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) Slain RTI activist Amit Jethwa's father has accused BJP MP Dinubhai Solanki for the murder of his son and cited several incidents in support of his ... Read more...

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RTI activist’s killing sets off row in Rajya Sabha


February 24th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Question hour in the Rajya Sabha ended five minutes before time Thursday following noisy scenes when a Congress MP alleged a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader ... Read more...

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Environment ministry clears ropeway in Gir sanctuary


February 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday gave its clearance for the construction of a ropeway in the Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat, the only home to Asiatic lions, despite ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh hopes for second home for Asiatic Lions


January 27th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Hanif KhokkharSasangir (Gujarat), Jan 27 (ANI): Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday pressed Gujarat to part with some of its lions, asserting that they should be translocated and have ... Read more...

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Road shows, Big B pulling in tourists for Gujarat


December 14th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By R.K. Misra Gandhinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) Thanks to nationwide road shows and a campaign featuring brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, Gujarat is witnessing an overwhelming tourist inflow this year - despite many ... Read more...

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Amitabh’s endorsement lures tourists to Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary


November 12th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Hanif KhokharGir (Gujarat), Nov.12 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's endorsement of Gujarat as an ideal tourist destination is attracting thousands of tourists to the Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in Junagadh ... Read more...

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Gir lion sanctuary closed due to breeding season


June 16th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sasan (Gujarat), June 16 (ANI): The Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, the only home of the Asiatic Lions in Gujarat, on Wednesday closed its doors to tourists for four months to ... Read more...

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Lions census ends, increased numbers likely


April 28th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Sasan Gir (Gujarat), April 27 (IANS) The four-day head count of the Asiatic lions in the sprawling expanse of the greater Gir in Gujarat's Saurashtra region ended Tuesday, with hopes ... Read more...

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Gujarat looking at return of Asiatic cheetah


April 20th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) Gujarat is willing to examine the remote possibility of the almost extinct Asiatic cheetah being reintroduced into it's old home in the state, an official said Tuesday. Pradeep Khanna, ... Read more...

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Lion axed after it mauls five


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 22 (IANS) A farmer axed a three-year-old lion to death Monday after it mauled five people and also tried to attack him in Gujarat's Junagadh district that houses the Sasan ... Read more...

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India needs more parks and corridors for long-term survival of its animals


March 11th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): In a new study, an international team of scientists has determined that the long-term survival of many large species in the midst of rapid economic growth in India will ... Read more...

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Gujarat wants Asiatic lion to roar


March 6th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Gujarat Tourism Minister Jai Narain Vyas Saturday made an impassioned plea for a sustained campaign for protecting the Asiatic lion, on the lines of the recent eye-catching campaign ... Read more...

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Rajkot opposes shifting of lions to Madhya Pradesh


March 1st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Rajkot (Gujarat), Mar 1 (ANI): Amid growing concern about the depleting tiger population in India, the people of Rajkot have expressed their unhapiness with the Centre's proposal to shift Asiatic lions to ... Read more...

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Gujarat opposes shifting Gir lions to Madhya Pradesh


February 11th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Gujarat government Thursday came out against the central and Madhya Pradesh governments' plan to shift Asiatic lions from Gir region to Kuno-Palpur sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh ... Read more...

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Zoo-bred Asiatic lions for Madhya Pradesh jungles?


October 6th, 2009 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Oct 6 (IANS) The king of the jungle may yet roam the forests of Madhya Pradesh, with the state now planning to borrow and breed zoo lions for the ... Read more...

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President Patil recalls Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of all round development


October 1st, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Oct 1 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil has said Mahatma Gandhi's idea of all round development was a key to stable and a secure society.Addressing a gathering here on Wednesday, ... Read more...

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President Patil to visit Sabarmati Ashram today


October 1st, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Oct 1 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil, who is on a five-day visit to Gujarat, will visit Sabarmati Ashram today.Later, she will attend a function at the Sardar Patel Memorial ... Read more...

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President Patil to visit Gujarat today


September 30th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will pay a five-day visit to Gujarat from Wednesday evening.Pratibha Patil will arrive at the Ahmedabad airport at 5.00 pm today. After ... Read more...

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Rare Indian lion cubs born in London zoo


August 15th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) London Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first Asiatic lion cubs in a decade, and the feisty little animals are proving to be a major draw. The cubs ... Read more...

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Gujarat offers herdsmen hefty sum to shift out of Gir


July 3rd, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 3 (IANS) The Gujarat government is planning to shift some 100 families of the Maldhari community living inside the sprawling Gir National Park as part of a project to resettle ... Read more...

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Gujarat to invest Rs.600 crore in tourism projects


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 2 (IANS) The Gujarat government Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to develop tourism facilities in the state and revamp road infrastructure in its coastal region. The government will invest as much ... Read more...

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A lion task: second home for Gir’s big cats remains mired (With Images)


June 22nd, 2009 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's Asiatic lions are the most vulnerable of all the big cats as they live in a single area in Gujarat, making them prone to ... Read more...

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Gujarat zoo staff to be trained in Singapore on cheetah care


May 27th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Junagadh, May 27 (IANS) Two officials of the Sakkarbaug Zoo in this Gujarat town, which houses two cheetahs brought from Singapore, will travel to the island nation next month to learn ... Read more...

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Gir national park in Gujarat has artificial water pits for animals


May 18th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Suresh SoniGir National Park, May 18 (ANI): With mercury rising each passing day and natural water sources drying up, forest rangers of Gir National Park in Gujarat are digging trenches in ... Read more...

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Indian summer too hot for Cheetahs from Singapore


May 6th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Junagadh (Gujarat), May 6 (IANS) Authorities in the Shakkarbaug Zoo of Gujarat's Junagadh town have removed a pair of Cheetahs received from Singapore in June last year from public view as the ... Read more...

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India’s democracy reaches out to lone voter in remote forest (Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Banej(Gujarat)/New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A temple priest, the only voter registered at a polling station in the world famous Gir lion sanctuary in Gujarat, said he was proud of Indian democracy ... Read more...

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Lone elector in Gir forest polling booth casts his vote


April 30th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Banej (Gir Forest), April 30 (IANS) A temple priest, who is the only voter registered at a polling station in the Gir lion sanctuary in Gujarat, said he was proud of Indian ... Read more...

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Lone voter in Gir forest to vote in Lok Sabha poll


March 2nd, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) A priest, who is the lone voter in Banej village deep inside the Gir forest - the home to Asiatic lions - in Gujarat, Monday said he would ... Read more...

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16 jailed for five years for poaching lions in Gujarat


February 26th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Gujarat court Thursday sentenced seven women and nine men to five years in jail for poaching the rare Asiatic lion that has its last home in the ... Read more...

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Nine tigers already dead in 2009


February 25th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Nine tigers have already died in and around the forests of India since the beginning of 2009, parliament was informed Wednesday. The government had said last year ... Read more...

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Inbreeding blamed for 59 lion deaths in Himachal


February 21st, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) A lion safari in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district has lost 59 Asiatic lions in the past 26 years, with most big cats succumbing to diseases and abnormalities brought ... Read more...

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20 jailed for three years for killing Gir lions (Lead)


October 23rd, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Junagarh (Gujarat), Oct 23 (IANS) A court in this Gujarat city Thursday sentenced 20 people, including nine women, to three years in jail for killing six lions in the nearby Gir National ... Read more...

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20 sentenced to three year jail terms for lion poaching


October 23rd, 2008 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Junagarh (Gujarat), Oct 23 (IANS) A court here Thursday sentenced 20 people, including nine women, to three years in jail for killing six lions in the nearby Gir forests - the biggest ... Read more...

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