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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

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Odisha releases captured leopard after protests


August 8th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) After coming under criticism from wild life activists, authorities in Odisha Wednesday released a leopard into the wild, a month after it was captured by officials ... Read more...

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Man-animal conflict: Assam forms response teams


March 30th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 30 (IANS) Assam has formed Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to deal with growing instances of man-animal conflict, with 12 leopards having been killed in the last three months ... Read more...

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Three women die in forest fire


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), March 22 (IANS) Three tribal women were killed and two men injured in a forest fire in the Tipeshwar Sanctuary in eastern Maharashtra, an official said here Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Leopard strikes again in Guwahati


January 20th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) A stray leopard created panic in Assam's main city here Friday by injuring three people in the second incident of its kind in less than two ... Read more...

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High court takes serious note of grabbing army land


December 8th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) In what is being described as an unprecendented step, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Thursday summoned Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Anoop Misra to ... Read more...

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Barking dogs attract leopards from wild


October 10th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 10 (IANS) The elusive, shy leopard avoids humans but has a special affinity for dogs. The reason? The dog is an easy prey and the feline relishes its ... Read more...

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Rare mammal rescued from Jamia campus


April 30th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A rare Small Indian Civet was recovered from the campus of the Jamia Millia Islamia here, an official said Saturday.Civet, an endangered species under the ... Read more...

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Himalayan rally of another kind


April 6th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Dinesh PantPithoragarh (Uttarakhand), Apr 6 (ANI): The entire Himalayan region is in the throes of a transformation, ostensibly towards 'development'. "Development towards what and for whom?" is the moot question, in ... Read more...

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5,000-year-old civilization found in southern Iran


January 6th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 6 (ANI): Archaeologists working on Bam riverside in Kerman Province, Iran, have discovered ruins of a large ancient site that they believe belonged to a 5000-year-old civilization.According to the ... Read more...

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Jharkhand tribals protest against relocation away from tiger reserve area


October 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Palamu, Oct 30 (ANI): Villagers in Jharkhand Palamu district protested on Friday against the government's proposal to resettle them away from the core area of tiger reserve.Paritosh Upadhyay, Vice-President, Tiger Project, Palamu ... Read more...

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Hot on trail of a Himachal leopard - with GPS


October 26th, 2010 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 26 (IANS) It's hiding in bushes, avoiding humans, yet running close to habitations with dogs - perhaps completely oblivious to the fact that wildlife officials are hot on ... Read more...

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Delhi CWG: Former Brit triple jumper Edwards raises ‘dug up’ track concerns


October 6th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): Britain's former triple jumper, Jonathan Edwards, has expressed his fears that the athletics track for the Delhi Commonwealth Games would not be ready for Wednesday's first day ... Read more...

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Fennell pleased with big nations confirming participation


September 24th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Mike Fennell said Friday he is pleased with the confirmations of Australia, England and Wales to participate in the Oct. 3-14 Games. ... Read more...

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Delhi CWG will be most successful Games ever: Krishna


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 23(ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has said that India would be "able to deliver" a successful Commonwealth Games, and stressed that the event would meet international standards.Krishna's ... Read more...

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Games Village unsafe and unfit for human habitation: Scotland


September 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) After New Zealand, it is now Scotland that has hit back at the "filthy living conditions" at the Commonwealth Games Village here saying it was "unsafe and ... Read more...

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Nine spotted deer die in West Bengal


August 19th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Six spotted deer died of exhaustion while being transported to another park in West Bengal Thursday, a senior forest official said. Three other spotted deer died in another incident.The ... Read more...

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Haunted by guns and poverty, right next to where Maoists died


June 17th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Duli (West Bengal), June 17 (IANS) Branching off from a metalled road, a five kilometre trek on a potholed pathway leads to this village, close to the spot where eight ... Read more...

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Half Of The Earth Could Become Uninhabitable Within 300 Years


May 15th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The headline of an account of an American magazine, USA Today, has recently screeched that climate change could make much of the globe uninhabitable. This ... Read more...

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Earth Might Become Uninhabitable In 300 Years, Research Reveals


May 15th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sydney, May 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The ramifications that climate change can possible have on humans seems to be much more severe than what was previously comprehended. A recent research has ... Read more...

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Historical importance of Brighton bypass confirmed


April 27th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 27 (ANI): The Brighton bypass, an Aboriginal site in the path of a major Tasmanian highway, contains the oldest evidence of human habitation in the southern hemisphere, it has been ... Read more...

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Haryana orders probe into leopard killings


April 20th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Haryana's Forest Minister Ajay Singh Yadav Tuesday ordered a probe into the killing of two leopards - one each in Karnal and Jind districts - in recent days. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

In Sundarbans, weak embankments a major concern this monsoon


April 12th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The memories of last year's cyclone Aila are still fresh in the minds of thousands of people living on the Sundarbans islands. Fear of another catastrophe ... Read more...

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Trapped Sundarbans tiger to be released Sunday


March 20th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A tiger from the Sundarbans biosphere reserve, which strayed into a village on the outskirts and was later tranquilised, would be released back into the forest Sunday, according ... Read more...

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Leopard strays into Shimla, condition critical (Lead)


February 25th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Panic gripped this Himachal Pradesh capital Thursday when a leopard was spotted strolling in areas adjoining the Mall, an official said. The wildlife officials later trapped the animal. ... Read more...

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Elephants from Nepal kill 1, injure eight in Uttar Pradesh


February 25th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) One person was killed and several injured when a herd of elephants which had apparently strayed in from Nepal went on a rampage in a village in ... Read more...

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London Olympics site built on top of heavily contaminated ground, thin plastic sheet


February 14th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14(ANI): The entire Olympics site in London has reportedly been built on top of a thin plastic sheet laid at a depth of less than three feet to separate ... Read more...

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700 km long ancient Great Wall found in northwestern China


February 10th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Reports indicate that the third national survey on cultural relics in China has revealed more than 700 km of ancient Great Wall in the northwestern part ... Read more...

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Forest officials rescue trapped deer in Jalpaiguri


December 8th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Dec 8(ANI): Forest officials rescued a deer that got trapped in bamboo vegetation in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri town on Tuesday.The deer, locally called 'Sambar' had strayed towards human habitation ... Read more...

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Himachal deploys chopper to rescue stranded people


November 20th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Friday deployed a private chopper to rescue people who have been marooned in the cold desert for the past 11 days in tribal Lahaul and ... Read more...

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Snow, rain bring on cold wave in Himachal


November 15th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 15 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced a fresh spell of snowfall and rains Sunday morning, leading to a sharp dip in temperatures. Meteorological office director Manmohan ... Read more...

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In world’s largest refugee camp, life goes on


October 17th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Michael Logan Dadaab (Kenya), Oct 17 (DPA) Shueb Mohamed Hassan stands beneath a shady tree, alternating between chatting with his friend, fiddling with his mobile phone and sneaking glances at two ... Read more...

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Five-year-old elephant calf captured in Coonoor


August 14th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Aug 14 (ANI): A five-year-old elephant calf was captured by forest officials in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.The elephant had strayed towards a human habitation after separating from its herd.The ... Read more...

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Former Brit summer capital Shimla fights back against street dogs and decline


July 27th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, July 27 (ANI): Shimla, the once genteel summer capital of British India and playground of viceroys and maharajahs, is to reclaim its streets after being over-run by packs of savage stray ... Read more...

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West Bengal to boost archaeological research


July 10th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up a specialised centre for carrying out research and training on archaeology and heritage management, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has said. The centre ... Read more...

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