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Antarctica was once a tropical paradise


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The chilly continent of Antarctica was once a tropical paradise where palm trees swayed on the green shores, a study has found.Around 50 million years ago, ... Read more...

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Dhumal administers green pledge to public


June 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on the occasion of the World Environment Day Tuesday, administered a pledge to the people of the state to ... Read more...

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Russian boxer to go in search of yeti


September 15th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former boxing heavyweight world champion Nikolai Valuev will travel to Russia's Siberia region to try to find the yeti and "talk to him about life", ... Read more...

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Panel seeks report on illegal mining


March 25th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 25 (IANS) A Supreme Court-appointed committee Friday sought a report from the Karnataka government on the measures it had taken to curb illegal mining in the state.Following a ... Read more...

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Jumbos kill 26 in Chhattisgarh in one year


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 22 (IANS) As many as 26 people were trampled to death by wild elephants in the past one year in Chhattisgarh's northern forest region, the epicentre of man-elephant conflict for ... Read more...

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Tiger rescued from well, to be let off in the wild (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 7 (IANS) A tiger, which had fallen into a dry well near the Chameli forest area, was finally extricated Monday evening after a three-hour rescue operation, a wildlife official said.The ... Read more...

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Tiger falls into dry well, rescue efforts on


February 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 7 (IANS) A rescue operation has been mounted to save a tiger who fell into a dry well near Chameli forest area Monday afternoon, a wildlife official said. The incident ... Read more...

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Maoist protest hits life in Chhattisgarh (Lead)


January 2nd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 2 (IANS) Normal life was badly hit Sunday in the interior districts of Chhattisgarh after the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist launched its "protest week" against the conviction of human ... Read more...

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Wanted: A team to look for Bigfoot


October 10th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) A research association in China has launched a global recruitment drive to form a team to search for the legendary and elusive ape-like creature called Bigfoot.The Hubei Wild ... Read more...

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9 Sundarbans tourist lodges served demolition notices


September 9th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) To stop encroachment and reduce pollution levels in the Sundarbans, a Unesco world heritage site, the West Bengal government has served demolition notices to nine tourist lodges built ... 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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Security forces recover a huge cache of explosives in Jharkhand


July 21st, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
Tamad (Jharkhand), July 21 (ANI): The Central Reserve Security Force (CRPF) personnel recovered as much as 70-80 kilograms of explosives in Tamad village near Jharkhand's Ranchi city during a combing operation against ... Read more...

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“People For Animals” stop trains to protest against animals’ killings in Dooars forest region


June 5th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 5 (ANI): People For Animals (PFA), a non governmental organization of north Bengal, on Saturday blocked the movement of the two trains, as they wanted to draw public ... Read more...

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Suspected militants kidnap forest services officer in Arunachal Pradesh


May 15th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, May 15 (ANI): Militants have kidnapped Vilas Bardekar, a senior Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng District.Bardekar, who hails from Pune, was reportedly kidnapped on Thursday.He had ... Read more...

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To save environment, Himachal schools take pledge


May 4th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) To develop "green" habits among children, the Himachal Pradesh government has started the practice of administering a pledge to protect the environment during the morning prayer session in ... Read more...

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Poaching continues in Jim Corbett National Park


April 20th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), Apr 19 (ANI): Despite preventive steps being taken by the authorities, poaching continues in Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar district.Security guards and several Forest Rangers are deployed ... Read more...

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Villagers, Maoists exchange fire in West Bengal


January 23rd, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Heavy firing between Maoist rebels and a section of villagers was reported in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Saturday evening, police said. "We have received information from media persons ... Read more...

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Kishenji is very much within our reach, says police


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Top Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji is very much within the reach of the joint forces in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, a ... 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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‘Homesick’ tiger to be kept under 24×7 surveillance


December 27th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 27 (IANS) The "homesick" tiger that strayed from Panna tiger reserve and was found in Tendukheda forest region of Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district will now be kept under round-the-clock surveillance, ... Read more...

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‘Homesick’ tiger found, returned to Panna sanctuary (Lead)


December 25th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 25 (IANS) A "homesick" tiger, who had disrupted Madhya Pradesh forest department's plans to encourage tiger breeding in the Panna National Park by leaving for his original home in a ... Read more...

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Maoists kill CPI-M leader in West Bengal


November 28th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) Suspected Maoist guerrillas gunned down a local Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader in West Bengal's trouble-torn West Midnapore district, police said Saturday. According to sources, the incident took ... Read more...

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Security forces gun down Maoist rebel in Chhattisgarh


November 25th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 25 (ANI): Security forces gunned down a suspected Maoist rebel in the dense forest region of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.Officials said the rebel was shot dead in a ... Read more...

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Two men found shot dead in West Bengal district


November 18th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Two men were found shot dead near a forest area in West Bengal's Maoist-hit West Midnapore district Wednesday and police said they suspected that the guerrillas had killed ... Read more...

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Black day observed as Buddhadeb visits West Midnapore


November 7th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Hundreds of school students, teachers and villagers took out rallies and observed a black day Saturday as West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee reached West Midnapore district on ... Read more...

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Maoists gun down three in West Bengal district


November 7th, 2009 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Three villagers were shot dead by suspected Maoist guerrillas in West Bengal's violence-hit West Midnapore district Friday night. The bodies were recovered from a forest area in the ... Read more...

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Elephant found dead in West Bengal


November 6th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) A full-grown elephant was found dead near a river in West Bengal's Purulia district Friday morning, a forest department official said. "The tusker was found dead this (Friday) morning ... Read more...

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`We are ready to face police forces,’ say Maoists


October 14th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
Dumariya forest region (Bihar), Oct.14 (ANI): A Maoist leader has said that the rebel group is ready to face the police forces in Bihar and in other parts of the country."The ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh Cheif Minister YSR Reddy Dead


September 3rd, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez In a very tragic incident it has been revealed that the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has died in a chopper crash.This sad and unfortunate ... Read more...

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Elephants wreak havoc in Jalpaiguri


August 28th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri, Aug 28 (ANI): A herd of wild elephants wreaked havoc in a village in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.Around 50 elephants had strayed into the Diana forest region of the ... Read more...

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Monsoon hampering anti-Maoist operation in Lalgarh area


August 26th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Operations against Maoist rebels in West Bengal's tribal-dominated western districts has hit the monsoon roadblock - fields full of water and flooded jungles hampering force movement."We're ... Read more...

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Maoists kill two in Bengal, call shutdown in five states (Lead)


August 23rd, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Two people were killed by suspected Maoist rebels in a tribal-dominated West Bengal district even as the security forces are gearing up to combat the two-day shutdown called ... Read more...

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Two killed by Maoists in West Bengal


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Maoists have shot dead two people in West Bengal's West Midnapore allegedly because they were working against the rebels, police said Sunday. The killings took place in the Belpahari ... Read more...

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Three killed in West Bengal poll violence (Third Lead)


May 1st, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Three people, including two poll officials, were killed and two paramilitary troopers injured Thursday when landmines, planted by suspected Maoist guerrillas to disrupt elections, went off in West ... Read more...

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Two killed in West Bengal poll violence (Second Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Two civilians were killed and a paramilitary trooper was injured Thursday when landmines, planted by suspected Maoist guerrillas to disrupt elections, went off in West Bengal's Maoist-affected districts. Two ... Read more...

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