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One guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 2 (IANS) One foreign guerrilla has been killed in the ongoing gunfight between the security forces and the guerrillas in Kashmir's Ganderbal district, police said here."So far, a ... Read more...

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Gunfight in Kashmir


September 1st, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 1 (IANS) A gunfight between separatist guerrillas and the security forces started Saturday in Kashmir's Ganderbal district, police said here."Troops of 24 Rashtriya Rifles and the state police ... Read more...

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Two Goa mines to shut down operations


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Two open-cast iron ore mines operating within a short distance of a wildlife sanctuary in Goa have been asked to shut down operations by the union ... Read more...

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No resumption of Karnataka mining without rehabilitation: Apex court


August 17th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said it would not lift its ban on the mining in three Karnataka districts without 100 percent implementation of the rehabilitation ... Read more...

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Cuba plans to increase forest area


August 8th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 8 (IANS) Cuba is developing a National Forest Programme to increase the nation's freen cover, the Granma official daily reported.The director of Cuban ministry of agriculture's forestry department, ... Read more...

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Arms cache unearthed in J&K;


August 4th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) A cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered from a remote mountainous forest area in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, an army official said Saturday.Security ... Read more...

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$200 mn World Bank loan to Himachal for green development


July 27th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The World Bank has granted a $200 million (Rs.1,100 crore) loan to Himachal Pradesh to promote green initiatives and sustainable development in the state, an official ... Read more...

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Five poachers arrested in Rajasthan


July 26th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 26 (IANS) Five poachers were arrested in Rajastan's Nagaur district Thursday and remains of at least two chinkaras (Indian gazelle) recovered from them, police said.According to the police, ... Read more...

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Tusker tramples four in Bihar


July 8th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Four people have been trampled to death by a wild elephant in Bihar's Banka district, an official said.The tusker came from a forest area in Jharkhand ... Read more...

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Guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight


July 6th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) One separatist guerrilla was killed and an army trooper and a police officer were wounded in a gunfight in north Kashmir's Kupwara district Friday morning, police ... Read more...

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16-year-old girl in Rajasthan alleges gang rape


June 29th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl has lodged a complaint with the police that she was abducted, confined to a car and gang-raped for 20 days by five youths ... 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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Maoists held for abduction, murder


June 14th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 14 (IANS) Two hard core Maoists, hailing from Jharkhand and allegedly involved in several crimes in Odisha, including kidnapping and murder of a police officer were arrested from ... Read more...

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China adds 60 million hectares of forest


June 5th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China, in moves to fight climate change, has increased the total forest area to 195 million hectares from 134 million hectares in 1992 -- a net ... Read more...

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Rebels kill policeman, injure three in Meghalaya


May 30th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 30 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead and three of his colleagues critically wounded in a gunbattle with rebels in a forest area in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills ... Read more...

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Panther dies of thirst in Rajasthan heat


May 30th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Water scarcity in the intense summer heat of Rajasthan has caused animals in the wild to stray and led to incidents of animal-human conflicts. The dry ... Read more...

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Community land rights unenforced in Third World


May 30th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Millions of forest people in tropical nations, including India, have won unprecedented legal rights to land but laws ensuring community land rights to them remain ... Read more...

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Maoist leader arrested in Uttar Pradesh


May 25th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A Maoist leader, carrying a cash reward of Rs.300,000 on his head, was arrested from a forest in Uttar Pradesh's Sonebhadra district, police said Friday.The police ... Read more...

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Panther kills girl in Rajasthan


April 24th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) A panther mauled to death a seven-year old girl in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district, police said Monday.Her body was found Monday morning in the dense forest area ... Read more...

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Need law against Maoist kidnappings: Congress


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Raipur, April 22 (IANS) A law must be enacted to prevent kidnappings such as that of the Chhattisgarh collector Alex Paul Menon by Maoists, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said ... Read more...

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Abducted Chhattisgarh collector traceless


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) Chhattisgarh police were Sunday yet to find a clue about Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, a day after he was abducted from a forested area ... Read more...

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10-hour Kashmir gunfight ends, five guerrillas killed (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) Five separatist guerrillas were killed Thursday in a 10-hour gunfight between the security forces and the guerrillas in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.Police here said ... Read more...

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Five LeT guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfights


March 28th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrillas were killed in two separate gunfights with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district Wednesday, police said.Three militants were killed in ... Read more...

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Maoists run for cover in their safest zone in Chhattisgarh


March 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 20 (IANS) Maoists, who have failed to carry out any major attack in the past six months in Chhattisgarh, are instead running for cover in the Abujhmad forest ... Read more...

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Armed dacoits rob bus passengers


March 14th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 13 (IANS) Around a dozen armed dacoits robbed a state transport bus at knife point, stabbing four people including two passengers in Rajasthan's Udaipur district late Monday night, ... Read more...

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Bear mauls two men to death


March 6th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) A wild bear mauled to death two men in Rajasthan's Dholpur district over two days and left at least 10 others injured, police said Tuesday.According to ... Read more...

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Maoists luring villagers to grow poppy in Bihar


February 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) They indulge in extortion, but Maoists are also luring villagers to take up poppy cultivation over hundreds of acres of land in Bihar to generate funds, ... Read more...

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Jeweller found murdered


February 9th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 9 (IANS) A noted jewellery merchant from Visakhapatnam, reported missing in Bengaluru two days ago, was Thursday found murdered in Karnataka's Hassan district, an official said.According to police, ... Read more...

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Explosives seized in Odisha


February 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 7 (IANS) A cache of explosives, including several detonators and gelatin sticks, was seized during a raid in the forested area of Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said.About 12 ... Read more...

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Three poachers arrested with chinkara parts


January 28th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 28 (IANS) Three poachers were Saturday arrested and body remains of at least five chinkaras (Indian gazelle) recovered from them in Rajastan's Barmer district, police said. Two of ... Read more...

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Krishna declines comment on court ruling against him


January 20th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday declined comment on the Karnataka High Court allowing probe into allegations that he had de-reserved large forest area for mining ... Read more...

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Pandas sent to the wild in China


January 12th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) China has begun sending pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in Sichuan Province in a bid to rebuild the depleted population of giant pandas ... Read more...

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Leopard enters Panchkula town, causes scare


December 29th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panchkula (Haryana), Dec 29 (IANS) A leopard entered a residential area in Haryana's Panchkula town Thursday afternoon, causing a scare among people.Wildlife officials, who were able to pin down ... Read more...

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Crude bomb found in Agra


December 18th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 18 (IANS) A crude bomb was recovered from a roadside eating joint in the Taj city, police said Sunday.The bomb was found in a roadside dhaba in Terhi ... Read more...

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Police recover Maoist arms, explosives


December 13th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) Police have recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives during an anti-Maoist operation in Odisha's Rayagada district, district superintendent of police Anoop Krishna said Tuesday."Police ... Read more...

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