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Mongoose hair brushes seized in Agra


May 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Hundreds of paint-brushes allegedly made from the hair of mongoose were seized from a shop here Monday evening."We are trying to find out about ... Read more...

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Two held for killing tigress


November 19th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) Two people were arrested Saturday on charges of killing a tigress at a sanctuary in Chhattisgarh early this week, officials said.The arrests were made in the ... 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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Three tuskers killed in Jharkhand


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 2 (IANS) Three elephants, including one calf, were killed after an electric wire fell on them in Jharkhand's Khuti district early Friday, an official said."Three elephants -- including ... Read more...

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Assam forest ranger rescues leopard, gets injured


July 26th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kaziranga (Assam), July 26 (IANS) A forest ranger in Assam Tuesday was injured while saving a leopard from being lynched by villagers.Tarun Gogoi, a ranger of the Wildlife Rescue Centre ... Read more...

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Maoists kill alleged police spy


March 25th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 25 (IANS) Maoists dragged a 50-year-old man from his home and shot him dead in a Chhattisgarh forest, alleging he was a spy, police said Friday.The killing of ... Read more...

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Tiger reserve in Jharkhand ravaged by forest fire


March 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Palamu (Jharkhand), Mar.25 (ANI): The Palamu Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand has been ravaged by fire for several weeks now and forest officials are desperately trying to douse the fire, day and night.The ... Read more...

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Maoists , poachers behind decrease in tiger numbers in Jharkhand : Forest officials


February 16th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Palamu , Feb 16 (ANI) : The decline in number of tigers at the Palamu Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand is due to the presence of poachers and Maoists in the area, according ... Read more...

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Elephant found dead in West Bengal


January 30th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri, Jan 30(ANI): An elephant was found dead by locals and regional officials in a forested area near West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Sunday.No signs of any external injury were found in ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Police arrest nine tribals for killing a tiger


December 24th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabirdham (Chhattisgarh), Dec.24 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Police has arrested nine tribals for killing a tiger of the famous Kanha Rashtriya Udyan in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham District.R. K. Tiwari, sub-divisional officer, Pandariya Forest Range, disclosed ... Read more...

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Elephants wreak havoc in Siliguri’s tea garden


December 4th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.4 (ANI): Over two-dozen wild elephants wrecked havoc in a tea garden in West Bengal's Siliguri district on Saturday.The wild herd entered the Kamala tea estate in Kerseong subdivision ... Read more...

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Endangered Hangul stag population rising in Kashmir Valley


November 14th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Nov.14 (ANI): The population of the female Hangul stag, an endangered antlered red deer, has increased by nine percent in the Kashmir Valley."As far as the safety of Hangul ... Read more...

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Assam orders probe into killing of elephant calf


October 28th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 28 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday ordered a probe into the death of a wild elephant calf clobbered to death by villagers two days ago after it strayed from the ... Read more...

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Outrage over baby elephant’s killing in Assam


October 27th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) Wildlife experts and conservationists Wednesday were outraged over the brutal killing of a wild elephant calf that was clobbered to death by irate villagers after it entered a ... Read more...

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Forest officials rescue crocodile in Bijnor


October 9th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
By SarafarazBijnor (Uttar Pradesh), Oct.9 (ANI): Forest officials in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor city conducted a rescue operation to rescue a crocodile that had entered a local police station.A police inspector Raja Mohan ... Read more...

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Rimjhim-Ritwick Pair-up Again for New Film


September 10th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The onscreen chemistry between Rimjhim Mitra and Ritwick Chakroborty was much appreciated in the movie Cross-Connection. The onscreen couple is all set to make a comeback with ... Read more...

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A forest ranger owns property worth over Rs.4 crore!


September 8th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 8 (IANS) Simultaneous raids carried out by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Wednesday at various locations in Chhattisgarh revealed that a forest ranger owned moveable and immoveable properties valued at around ... Read more...

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15-feet python creates a flutter in Rajasthan village


September 7th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
By SarikaChandsen Village (Tonk District, Rajasthan), Sept.7 (ANI): The presence of a15-foot-long python in ahouse here,createdboth a scare and curiosity among residents.Sita Devi, the house owner, was startled after noticing thelong ... Read more...

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Himachal forest guards to get weapons


August 4th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) Buoyed by the success of its forest police stations or 'van thanas' in checking illegal felling of timber, the Himachal Pradesh government has now decided to equip forest ... Read more...

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Elephant tramples Jharkhand official to death


August 3rd, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 3 (IANS) An angry elephant trampled a forest official to death in Jharkhand's Jamtara district, police said Tuesday. K.K. Pandey, a forest ranger of Jamtara, was trying to calm down the ... Read more...

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‘Raavan’ a feast for the senses (IANS Film Review; Rating:***1/2)


June 19th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Raavan"; Director: Mani Ratnam; Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vikram; Rating: *** 1/2A wounded bird snarled viciously on the dry branches of a tree. A cold-blooded ... Read more...

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Cases of massive timber felling in Himachal


April 3rd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh forest department has registered 31 cases of illegal felling of trees, involving timber worth Rs.700,120, in less than a year, the state forest minister said ... Read more...

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Wild jumbos cause panic in Chattisgarh village


March 26th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 26 (IANS) A herd of wild elephants have sneaked into the residential pockets of a forested area in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district giving sleepless nights to villagers, a forest official said ... Read more...

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Jumbo calves in Jalpaiguri are specially trained for patrolling


February 25th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Feb 25 (ANI): Wildlife authorities here are imparting special patrolling training to rescued elephant calves at the Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District.Buddhadeb Mondal, a forest ... Read more...

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A rehabilitation centre for black bears comes up in Kashmir


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Feb 23 (ANI): A modern rehabilitation centre for the Himalayan black bear has been recently set up at the Dachigam National Park, around 25 kilometers from Srinagar.The purpose to this high-tech ... Read more...

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Die-hard fan spends life savings to make ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel


February 11th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): It has emerged that a 'Lord of the Rings' fan has spent all her life savings to film a prequel to the blockbuster trilogy.Kate Madison, 31, filmed, produced ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up 10 more forest police stations


January 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is setting up 10 more forest police stations or 'van thanas' to combat organised forest crimes in the state. "We (the government) are going to ... Read more...

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Maoist strike shuts down Nepal


December 6th, 2009 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) Capital city Kathmandu and other districts were hard-hit Sunday by a general strike called by Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas after clashes between security forces and homeless ... Read more...

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Maoists kill forest official in Chhattisgarh


November 28th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 28 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas abducted a forest department officials Saturday and beat him to death in the first such killing in the Raipur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The rebels telephoned ... Read more...

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‘Peranmai’ - adventure with social message (Tamil Film Review)


October 17th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Aravindan DI Film: "Peranmai"; Cast: Jayam Ravi, Ponvannan, Vadivelu, Oorvasi; Director: Jananthan; Rating: ***Director Jananthan, who impressed everyone with his earlier outings "E" and "Iyarkai", has attempted to make an adventurous venture ... Read more...

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Goa announces Rs.25 lakh award for Konkani filmmaker Shetgaonkar


September 21st, 2009 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Goa government has announced a cash prize of Rs.25 lakh to filmmaker Laxmikant Shetgaonkar whose film "Paltadacho Munis" won an award at the 34th Toronto International Film ... Read more...

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Konkani film wins award at Toronto festival (With Image)


September 20th, 2009 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Sept 20 (IANS) "The Man Beyond the Bridge" (Paltadacho Munis), the Konkan film that created a buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) here, has been given the ... Read more...

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Shikha Swaroop makes a comeback


September 17th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Do you remember the golden period of epics on television? Well we are talking about the old days when serials like Mahabharat and fantasy like Chandrakanta were much like by the ... Read more...

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Two elephants electrocuted in Chhattisgarh


September 11th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 11 (IANS) Two female elephants were electrocuted in a forest village in Chhattisgarh's northern Jashpur district, an official said Friday. The wild jumbos were killed in a field at Shekharpur village ... Read more...

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Two baby elephants found dead in Kerala stream


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Thattekad (Kerala), Aug 22 (ANI): Residents and forest officials found the bodies of two baby elephants that probably slipped and drowned from a steep upstream due to heavy rainfall near Thattekad Bird ... Read more...

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