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Pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore seized


September 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 7 (IANS) Around 390 kg of pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore have been seized in Mizoram, police said Friday.Customs and Mizoram Police officials Thursday night raided a house ... Read more...

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Six turtles seized from Odisha hospital pool, one held


September 5th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) Forest officials seized six fresh water turtles from the premises of a private hospital in Odisha and arrested one person for illegally confining the amphibians, an ... Read more...

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Bihar to celeberate Dolphin Day


September 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) After initiating steps to conserve the Gangetic river dolphin, Bihar will celebrate Oct 5 as Dolphin Day to create awareness to save the endangered species that ... Read more...

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Complaint against Haryana Tourism for using elephant


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 20 (IANS) Wildlife activists have lodged an FIR against the owner of an elephant and the manager of the Haryana State Tourism Corporation's Dabchik restaurant complex at Hodal ... 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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Odisha to release captured leopard into wild


August 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A leopard currently lodged at a zoo after being captured about a month ago in Odisha's Subarnapur district could be released into the wild soon, ... Read more...

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Eight held with snake venom in Goa


July 31st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Eight people have been arrested in Goa for illegally possessing snake venom worth Rs.1.5 crore, police said Tuesday.Police said the eight, who were arrested on a ... Read more...

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Five poachers arrested in Rajasthan


July 26th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 26 (IANS) Five poachers were arrested in Rajastan's Nagaur district Thursday and remains of at least two chinkaras (Indian gazelle) recovered from them, police said.According to the police, ... Read more...

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Leopard captured in Odisha made to ‘entertain’ locals


July 9th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) Odisha officials have drawn flak after a captured male leopard was brought to the residence of a district collector to "entertain" people in the area.The leopard ... Read more...

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Four arrested for poaching peacocks in Rajasthan


June 17th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 17 (IANS) Four men were arrested for poaching peacocks in Rajasthan's Jalore district Sunday, police said.According to the police, the poaching took place in Bhanwarni area of the ... Read more...

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Superstar Mohanlal booked for possessing elephant tusk


June 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 14 (IANS) Eleven months after Income-Tax department officials searched superstar Mohanlal's houses here, a case has been registered against him for keeping an elephant tusk at his home, ... Read more...

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Great Himalayan National Park vies for World Heritage status


June 13th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, one of the richest biodiversity sites in the western Himalayas, has come closer to getting global recognition.A team ... Read more...

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Wildlife smuggler Sansar Chand gets bail


May 31st, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Wildlife smuggler Sansar Chand was granted bail by a Delhi court Thursday but he would remain in a jail in Rajasthan in connection with other ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court directs DDA to take encroached land back


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to take suitable actions for taking back possession of land encroached by Delhi legislator ... Read more...

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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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Three arrested with tiger skins in Chhattisgarh


April 20th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 20 (IANS) Three men were arrested with tiger skins while they were trying to sell these in Chhattisgarh, police said here Friday.According to police, the three men were ... Read more...

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Asia’s first dolphin research centre to come up in Bihar


April 15th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 15 (IANS) With only about 2,000 Gangetic river dolphins left in India, down from tens of thousands just a few decades ago, the Bihar government is planning to ... Read more...

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‘Punish Thane man for illegally possessing snakes’


April 11th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, April 11 (IANS) An animal protection group Wednesday demanded action against a snake rescuer and trainer in Maharashtra's Thane district for what it called illegal possession of reptiles, one ... Read more...

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Shahtoosh: Can the prized industry be revived again?


April 9th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Shahtoosh, the very very name signifies royalty and kingship, a Farsi word meaning 'King of Wools'. And each shawl, delicate and ethereal, costs hundreds of ... Read more...

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Role reversal: Kalandars turn angels for sloth bears (Feature, With Images)


February 5th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 5 (IANS) "Rani was ours", says Aashiq Miyan, fondly looking at the sloth bear. But there is no remorse in the voice of this former 'kalandar' or bear ... Read more...

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Three poachers arrested with chinkara parts


January 28th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 28 (IANS) Three poachers were Saturday arrested and body remains of at least five chinkaras (Indian gazelle) recovered from them in Rajastan's Barmer district, police said. Two of ... 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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Two colleges near Agra bird sanctuary fined Rs.10 crore


January 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 12 (IANS) A penalty of Rs.10 crore has been imposed on two engineering colleges for pollution and illegal construction close to the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary on the ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand’s killer tusker evades death


January 11th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Jan 11 (IANS) Life almost slipped away from this 35-year-old tusker when marching orders were issued to shoot him dead. But destiny had willed otherwise.This bull tusker trampled ... Read more...

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Two held with deer antlers in Chhattisgarh


January 11th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 11 (IANS) Two men were arrested with 10 pieces of deer antlers Wednesday in Chhattisgarh, police said.The arrests were made in Abhanpur area in Raipur district, some 45 ... Read more...

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Army men booked for black buck poaching


December 20th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bikaner, Dec 20 (IANS) A first information report (FIR) was registered against some unidentified army men on charges of poaching a black buck in a forested area in Rajasthan, police ... Read more...

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25 endangered turtles seized in Odisha, one held


December 16th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Forest officials Friday seized 25 fresh water turtles and arrested a man in Odisha's Kendrapada district for illegally possessing the endangered amphibians, officials said.The officials found ... Read more...

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Nine peacocks found dead in Rajasthan


December 10th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 10 (IANS) At least nine peacocks were found dead in Rajasthan Saturday, police said. A man was arrested after he was seen collecting the bird caracasses.The man claimed ... Read more...

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Poacher held with tiger skin in Uttar Pradesh


November 15th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) A poacher has been arrested with a tiger's skin in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district, police said Tuesday.Krishna Kumar, 28, was nabbed Monday from Pahadia area after ... Read more...

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Orissa bans fishing near turtle nesting sites


November 1st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (IANS) Orissa Tuesday imposed a seven-month ban on fishing within 20 km of the coastline in three districts to protect endangered turtles who have started congregating in ... Read more...

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Apex court clarifies on powers of wildlife officials


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that wildlife officers empowered to settle cases involving breach of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act have no power to order ... Read more...

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Two held with pangolin skin worth Rs.9 mn


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Oct 22 (IANS) Two people were arrested here with 144 kg of pangolin skin worth Rs.87 lakh that was being smuggled to China via Myanmar, custom officials said ... Read more...

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Four held for selling blackbuck


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Four people were arrested for selling a blackbuck here, police said Monday.Bhupender, 18, Amarnath, 23, Pintoo Kumar, 21 and Pawan, 24, all hailing from Meerut ... Read more...

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Villagers kill crocodile in Uttar Pradesh


September 18th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district killed a crocodile, officials said Saturday, adding that around 15 accused have been booked for clubbing to death the reptile ... Read more...

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Himachal man held for smuggling pashmina


September 8th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh resident was arrested Wednesday for smuggling prized pashmina wool from across the China border, police said.Two trucks laden with over 9,000 kg of ... Read more...

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