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Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Maharashtra will identify and categorise its more than 200 large or small wetlands and make a bid for UN recognition in order to get ... Read more...

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Bihar to celeberate Dolphin Day


September 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) After initiating steps to conserve the Gangetic river dolphin, Bihar will celebrate Oct 5 as Dolphin Day to create awareness to save the endangered species that ... Read more...

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Rhino killed in Assam park


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) A one-horned rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat district when a forest guard fired at it in self defence, an official said ... Read more...

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Odisha official arrested in US


July 26th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) An official of the Odisha forest department who is on training in the US was taken into custody by police in Pennsylvania for allegedly wrongfully confining ... Read more...

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Young techie trampled to death by tuskers near Bangalore


July 17th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Satwik Shastry, a 24-year-old techie was found trampled to death by wild elephants in a thick forest near Bannerghatta National Park, about 20 km from Bangalore, ... Read more...

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Monsoon finally arrives in Himachal (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) The delayed southwest monsoon finally reached Himachal Pradesh Thursday, bringing respite to the people. Showers lashed capital Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali and other towns, leading to ... Read more...

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Rains bring down temperatures in Himachal


July 5th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) Widespread rains caused a sharp fall in temperatures across Himachal Pradesh Thursday with Gaggal town recording the highest rainfall of 152 mm in the state, ... Read more...

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Endangered Himachal pheasant species breeds again


July 4th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Wildlife officials in Himachal Pradesh are euphoric over the resumed breeding of a highly endangered pheasant species.They say all the nine pairs of the western tragopan ... Read more...

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Fires ravage 20,000 hectares of Himachal forests in two months (With Images)


June 28th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Unusually hot and dry conditions this summer have turned the green hills of Himachal Pradesh into a tinderbox - literally. Forest wealth estimated at well over ... Read more...

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Kerala plans to insert chips in sandalwood trees


June 12th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 12 (IANS) Kerala Forest Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar Tuesday informed the state assembly that plans are being worked out to insert microchips in sandalwood trees at Marayur, the ... Read more...

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India returns Bangladeshi jumbo


May 20th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) An elephant that entered Tripura last month from neighbouring Bangladesh and triggered panic among the people in various parts of the state has been handed over ... Read more...

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Human-elephant conflict on the rise in Assam


May 17th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) The death of a female elephant undergoing treatment for paralysis in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Wednesday has again brought to light the human-elephant conflict in the ... Read more...

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Assam to get strict against forest exploiters


April 18th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to go all out to protect the forest wealth of the state, a state minister said.The government has decided not only ... Read more...

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Assam’s one-horned rhino population rises by 250


April 9th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.The last ... Read more...

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Rhinos number in Assam’s Orang, Pabitora up


March 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) The population of the famous one-horned rhinos in Assam is increasing, according to the census of the animals' population in the state, wildlife officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Two orphaned rhinos from Kaziranga to be released in Manas


March 10th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Two orphaned one-horned rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga National Park will be released in the Manas National Park by officials of the state forest department and the ... Read more...

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Abducted Assam officials released


March 6th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) Suspected Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants have released the two forest officials they abducted in central Assam's Karbi Anglong distict Tuesday morning.Chief Conservator of Forests ... Read more...

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Karbi militants behind forest officials’ abduction: Minister


March 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 5 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Monday confirmed it was the Karbi militant outfit Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) that was behind the abduction of two senior ... Read more...

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Abducted forest officials still untraced


March 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) Police and the security forces conducted searches in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Sunday to trace two forest officials abducted by militants but there was no trace ... Read more...

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Bengal official’s wings clipped after taking on minister


February 26th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) A day after he accused his minister of warning him to withdraw his order closing illegal saw mills, a top forest official in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Bengal forest official accuses minister of threatening him


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) A top forest official has accused his department's minister of threatening him to withdraw an order he issued earlier for closure of illegal saw mills. The ... Read more...

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Mona Lisa’s ‘twin sister’ found 500 years later


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Spanish curators claim the 'Mona Lisa' at the Prado in Madrid was executed by an artist in Leonardo da Vinci's workshop at the same time as ... Read more...

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Pong wetlands hosting over 100,000 feathered guests (Feb 2 is World Wetlands Day)


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) Over 100,000 feathered guests of 103 species are holidaying in Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands and among them falcated duck, the silvery ... Read more...

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Himachal to count its feathered guests this month


January 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is going to hold a unique event - a race to spot and count feathered guests at the Pong dam wetlands in the Kangra ... Read more...

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Karnataka sets up special tiger protection force


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 3 (IANS) Karnataka has become the first Indian state to set up a special commando unit for protecting tigers in its dense forests from poachers and hunters, a ... Read more...

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Forest troopers kill tribal woman


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 2 (IANS) A tribal woman was shot dead and another villager injured when forest guards opened fire to disperse a mob in Tripura late Friday evening, police here ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh sets up panel to probe tigress killing


November 18th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 18 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has set up a committee to probe the killing of a tigress in a sanctuary earlier this week, a forest official said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Apex court clarifies on powers of wildlife officials


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that wildlife officers empowered to settle cases involving breach of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act have no power to order ... Read more...

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Notice to DLF, Himachal government on housing project


October 17th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 17 (IANS) Acting on a petition alleging serious environmental violations in allowing a private realtor set up an ultra-luxury housing project here, the Himachal Pradesh High Court ... Read more...

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Mob kills tigress as officials watch


September 25th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 25 (IANS) As officials watched in horror, a 10,000-mob lynched a tigress trapped in a net in Chhattisgarh with sticks and stones and then took out a 'victory ... Read more...

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Shah Commission begins probing Goa illegal mining


September 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) Members of the Justice M.B. Shah Commission probing illegal mining in Karnataka and Goa Wednesday began inspecting the 100-odd operative open cast mining leases in the ... Read more...

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After politicians, officials to plant trees in Bihar


September 12th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) After politicians, Bihar's 400,000 officials have been asked to plant one sapling each to increase the state's green cover to 15 percent in the next five ... Read more...

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Goa activists happy with Jairam’s tiger reserve initiative


June 29th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) Green activists in Goa have welcomed Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's initiative in asking the state government for a proposal to upgrade the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary to ... Read more...

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Sanjan’s ‘walking’ mango tree ‘travels’ through time (With Images)


June 13th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sanjan (Gujarat), June 13 (IANS) An old mango tree has become the pride of this Gujarat village, not merely because of its age - which, according to the villagers, is ... Read more...

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Rains keep forest fires away in Himachal


June 10th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 10 (IANS) Thanks to heavy rains, Himachal Pradesh has escaped its periodic and often devastating forest fires this time.Forest officials said that plentiful rainfall in the last ... Read more...

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