wild life

Two elephants killed by train in Odisha, driver held


August 16th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Two elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding goods train in Odisha's Keonjhar district, officials said Thursday. The driver of the train has been ... 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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Tiger cub spotted in Sariska


August 8th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) A tigress in Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve has reportedly delivered a cub.On Tuesday, the tigress and the cub were captured on camera. This is encouraging news, ... Read more...

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Why the Queen refused to give Mike Jagger a knighthood?


July 11th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mike Jagger was awarded the knighthood in 2003 by the Prince of Wales, as the Queen refused to honor him.The queen refused to do the honors as ... Read more...

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8 peacocks succumb to heat stroke in Aravalli village


June 11th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 11 (IANS) At least eight peacocks died Monday due to heat stroke in Hasanpur village, 12 km from here in the Aravalli hills, a wildlife official said.Two seriously ... Read more...

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Mom wants to control Rihanna’s wild life


May 15th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Singer Rihanna's mother has stepped in to stop her from partying too hard."Monica (Fenty) is moving in to keep an eye on her. Rihanna's ... Read more...

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Apex court mulling total ban on plastic (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it will consider whether to completely ban the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment.A bench ... Read more...

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Haryana to count wildlife in May-June


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana's wildlife will be counted in May and June in order to conserve it, an official said here Sunday."While intensifying its campaign to conserve wildlife, the ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh pitches hard for shifting Asiatic lions from Gujarat


April 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Monday said Gujarat's opposition to the translocation of Asiatic lions from Gir forests should be rejected because the state has already ... Read more...

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Charlize Theron likes cold weather


April 13th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron, who was born in South Africa, prefers cold and rainy weather to sunshine because it gives her a chance to use ... Read more...

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Court issues notice on suit challenging Jaitapur n-plant


April 12th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday issued notice to the government, Nuclear Power Corporation of India and others in a public suit challenging the proposed 9,900-MW Jaitapur ... Read more...

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Sea horses recovered from Agra warehouse


April 5th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 5 (IANS) The owners of an Agra-based firm were taken into custody after thousands of sea snakes, sea horses and various other sea creatures, some banned under the ... Read more...

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Panther poaching in Sariska has Rajasthan worried, probe ordered


March 9th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 9 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Friday ordered an enquiry into the poaching of a panther in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district here, officials said.The body of ... 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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Rajasthan forms new forest reserve


February 8th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 8 (IANS) With an aim to promote eco-tourism and protect wild life, the Rajasthan government Wednesday cleared a proposal to declare 13,100 hectares of reserved forest land in ... Read more...

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Sariska tigers feature in BBC series (With Images)


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Life of five endangered tigers in the rugged hills of Rajasthan's Sariska reserve captured by an Indian cinematographer is being shown in Britain as part ... Read more...

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Radcliffe wants a ‘crazy’ lifestyle


January 7th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he always wanted a "crazy" party lifestyle.The 21-year-old always aspired to lead a wild life, but gave up drinking alcohol last ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to develop biosphere reserve corridor


January 4th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 4 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Wednesday announced that it will develop a biosphere reserve corridor connecting 14 protected sanctuaries in six districts to ensure safe roaming of wild ... Read more...

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Chandy hopes Mullaperiyar issue will be amicably resolved


December 12th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Dec 12 (IANS) With an amicable solution to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu tangle over the 115-year-old leaking Mullaperiyar Dam not yet in sight, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said ... Read more...

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Leopard skins, bear gall bladder seized in Uttarakhand


September 30th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Two leopard skins, the gall bladder of a Himalayan black bear and other animal derivatives were seized by authorities in Uttarakhand, an NGO said Friday.Uttarakhand ... Read more...

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Eight injured in bison attack in north Bengal


June 17th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), June 16 (IANS) Eight people, including an eight-year old boy, were injured after three bisons strayed into a tea garden and attacked them in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri ... Read more...

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India should deregulate diesel price: Planning Commission


May 31st, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Planning Commission has recommended that the government deregulate the price of diesel, thus allowing the oil marketing companies to decide the market rates, a ... Read more...

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Badal inducts five BJP ministers, allocates portfolios (Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Five Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators, including three new faces, were Sunday sworn-in as ministers in the Punjab cabinet of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal ... Read more...

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Four held with snakes of endangered species


May 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Balrampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 11 (IANS) Four poachers, including three from Nepal, have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh along with Sand Boa snakes, an endangered species, an official said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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‘We must finish de-greening before starting greening projects’: Jairam Ramesh


March 21st, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that we must finish de-greening before we start greening projects.Speaking on the occasion of World ... Read more...

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Six poachers arrested from Jim Corbett National Park in Rampur


February 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Rampur , Feb 16 (ANI) : A joint operation by the Forest Rangers and the Uttarakhand Police resulted in the arrest of six poachers from the Jim Corbett National Park located in ... Read more...

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Wild life group writes to Ramesh over jumbo killings (Lead)


February 15th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) Concerned over the continuing deaths of elephants and other animals, mainly due to poaching, in Orissa's Simlipal National Park, a wild life organisation Tuesday sought the intervention of ... Read more...

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Orissa to set up legal cell to monitor wildlife cases


January 7th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 6 (IANS) Worried over the increasing killings of wild animals in its foresst, Orissa Thursday decided to set up a legal cell for proper monitoring of cases of wildlife offences.This ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton’s uncle sobers up in hope of invitation to wedding


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): The cannabis-smoking, tattooed uncle of Princess-to-be Kate Middleton is on the tentative guest list for her wedding to Prince William.Gary Goldsmith, the younger brother of Kate's mother ... Read more...

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Big B’s Save Tiger programme in controversy


December 17th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) The 'Save Tiger' programme, hosted by superstar Amitabh Bachchan for a TV channel in Madhya Pradesh's Pench Tiger Reserve, has sparked off controversy with a NGO claiming ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan: Endorsing The Campaign Of ‘Save Our Tiger Telethon’ On TV


December 13th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
 December 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Amitabh Bachchan, the megastar of Bollywood leaves no stone unturned in whatever project he lends his hands to. Thus, it was on Sunday, the 12th of December that ... Read more...

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Wildlife film festival in Bhubaneswar


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Sarada LahangirBhubaneswar, Dec.2 (ANI): Environmental activists organized a six-day-long Wildlife Travelling Film Festival & Environment Forum here to create awareness among students.The theme of the ... Read more...

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Transnational human trafficking cases coming down in India


November 26th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Cases of transnational human trafficking are coming down in India, a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) official said Friday.Speaking to IANS on the sidelines ... Read more...

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No Solution In Sight For Woman Who Got Annoyed By Deer Ringing Her Doorbell


November 13th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 13, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Problems plague all of us but the nature of our problems are usually commonplace and few of them get to hit the headlines on ... Read more...

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Poacher held with 80 tortoises in Uttar Pradesh


November 6th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 6 (IANS) A poacher was arrested with 80 tortoises in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said Saturday.Tufani, 30, was nabbed late Friday from the Surapur area, about 150 km ... Read more...

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