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Assam’s flood, landslide toll rises to 124


July 8th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) The flood situation is improving in Assam but at least 13 districts are still under flood waters, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said Sunday.The death ... Read more...

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Floods affect over 30,000 in Assam


June 12th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) The first wave of floods that hit Assam about a week ago continues to wreak havoc, affecting over 30,000 people in seven districts of the state ... Read more...

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Floods hit Assam, over 15,000 affected


June 5th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) Over 15,000 people across Assam were affected by floods triggered by incessant rains in the last two days, and officials Tuesday said water levels of major ... Read more...

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Defence ministry to relax century-old land laws


May 28th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Conceding to public demand, India's defence ministry has begun amending century-old laws of the British era to accommodate the needs of present times when civilian ... Read more...

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Paddy comes to rescue of elephants in Arunanchal


May 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seijosa (Arunachal Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) The humble paddy has come to the rescue of elephants facing retaliation from villagers during human-elephant conflict in and around the Pakke Tiger Reserve ... Read more...

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The crocs of Bhitarkanika: A problem of plenty? (With Image)


May 21st, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhitarkanika (Odisha), May 21 (IANS) It is a tiny piece of heaven on the Odisha coast. The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is where the world's largest living reptile, the estuarine crocodile, ... 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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Tripura to provide electricity in all hamlets by 2013


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Tripura will electrify all hamlets that have less than 100 habitants by 2013 as these settlements are not covered by the central government's rural electrification programme, ... Read more...

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Zambian emeralds sparkle in Indian jewellery


July 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Deep coloured emeralds from Zambia will sparkle at a special jewellery collection for India - to be unveiled by Bollywoood diva Madhuri Dixit this week ... Read more...

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Bangladesh relaxes norms for India to erect border fence


April 8th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 8 (IANS) Dhaka has allowed New Delhi to erect fencing along the 'zero line' of the international border so that Indian homes and farms located close to it ... Read more...

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Jumbos give Chhattisgarh villagers sleepless nights


December 20th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 20 (IANS) Over 65 families in a forested locality of Chhattisgarh are spending sleepless nights as a herd of wild elephants has been roaming in the area and has already ... Read more...

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RBI wants banks to serve villages, says official


September 28th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 28 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked nationalised banks to provide services in all villages and human habitations with a minimum population of 2,000, United Bank of ... Read more...

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Punjab approves Rs.60 crore wildlife preservation plan


June 9th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Punjab has chalked out a Rs.60 crore plan to preserve the natural forests and wildlife in the state, officials said Tuesday. "Punjab would adopt a biodiversity conservation plan ... Read more...

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Jamnagar’s animal activists celebrate World House Sparrow Day


March 20th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Jamnagar (Gujarat), Mar 20 (ANI): Animal activists and environmentalists of Gujarat's Jamnagar observed World House Sparrow Day on Saturday to create awareness about their declining population.Initiated by a voluntary organization "Nature Club," ... Read more...

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Leopard attacks on humans on rise in Himachal


March 1st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 1 (IANS) Leopard attacks on humans are on the rise in several districts of Himachal Pradesh due to the depleting forest cover and shortage of prey in the ... Read more...

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RBI asks nationalised banks to reach far-flung areas


February 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Feb 21 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked nationalised banks to provide banking services in all villages, far-flung areas and human habitations in the country, RBI deputy governor ... 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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Vietnamese man sleeps beside wife’s bones for five years


December 1st, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Dec 1 (DPA) A man who encased his wife's skeleton in a plaster statue and kept it in bed beside him for five years has been ordered to bury the remains, ... Read more...

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UP government distributes relief material to flood affected


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Puraabazar (Uttar Pradesh) (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Government on Sunday initiated distribution of relief material to the flood affected families of Munda village in Faizabad District.The affected families of Mudna have been ... Read more...

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Rural job scheme to raise anti-monkey brigade


August 11th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) Faced with marauding monkeys that have been ruining standing crops in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has plans to raise a "special brigade" through the rural ... Read more...

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New lizard species discovered in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur area (With Image)


July 23rd, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) A new lizard species has been discovered in the Western Ghats, near Kolhapur in Maharashtra, and been appropriately named - Cnemaspis Kolhapurensis. It was discovered by scientists of ... Read more...

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Last respects paid to an elephant in Tamil Nadu


March 15th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Mudumalai (Tamil Nadu), Mar 15 (ANI): The death of Subramani, a dedicated elephant that was the strength of the Forest Department in Mudumalai Range of Tamil Nadu, has not only shocked ... Read more...

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Man-eating tiger to be shot dead in Uttar Pradesh


February 21st, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) A man-eating tiger that has been on the prowl for over a month and killed five people in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur district will be shot dead, a forest ... Read more...

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After tiger kills man, Uttar Pradesh villagers threaten forest staff


February 19th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Hundreds of villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district are up in arms against forest officials who have failed to catch a man-eating tiger that claimed its fifth ... Read more...

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Sloth bear escapes from Bhopal national park


January 31st, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 31 (IANS) A sloth bear that escaped from the Van Vihar National Park here Friday has forest officials in a tizzy as the animal could not be traced despite a ... Read more...

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Tiger scare near Kishanpur sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh


January 28th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Kamna Mathur Kamptanda Village (UP), Jan 28 (ANI): With tigers prowling around, the scared people of Kamptanda village near Kishanpur sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh preparing to vacate their village and go ... Read more...

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Change in land use could spread pneumonia-causing killer bacteria


January 27th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Change in land use pattern could spread pneumonia-causing killer bacteria, found near streams and grass rich areas, to livestock or cultivated areas near human habitations, according to latest ... Read more...

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Leopard strays into Himachal Pradesh house


January 20th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) A family in a Himachal Pradesh village was at its wits end when it came face to face with a leopard that strayed into their house late night.The ... Read more...

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Floods continue to hit normal life in Faizabad


August 22nd, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Faizabad, Aug 22 (ANI): Life in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh remains affected due to unabated floods caused by monsoon rains. Many rivers of the region are flowing above the danger mark, creating ... Read more...

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Elephant kills one in Orissa’’s Keonjhar District


July 8th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
Keonjhar (Orissa), July 8 (ANI): Panic has gripped residents of Joda village in Orissa''s Keonjhar District after a wild elephant mowed down a villager and damaged a few houses near the ... Read more...

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Rescue centre near Tirupati inspires true animal care


June 24th, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Ramesh Alipiri (Tirupati) (Andhra Pradesh), June 24 (ANI): Sri Venkateshwara Zoological Park at Alipiri near the famed pilgrimage city of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh has been inspiring everyone by its sense ... Read more...

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Another man-eating leopard captured


April 25th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin
Coimbatore, April 25 (IANS) The second of two leopards which killed a young girl here has been captured and sent to the Chennai zoo, an official said Friday. The 18-month-old animal was ... Read more...

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Edgy elephants make life miserable for villagers


April 8th, 2008 - 11:18 am ICT by admin
Gudalur (Tamil Nadu), April 8 (IANS) Herds of elephants straying into human settlements bordering thick forests have destroyed coffee plantations and water pipes here in Tamil Nadu. Gudalur, situated along the border ... Read more...

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Capital gets quarantine facility for wild animals


March 7th, 2008 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Leopards, jackals, snakes and other wild animals straying into human habitations in states neighbouring the capital will now be kept at a special quarantine facility being constructed ... Read more...

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