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Two Goa mines to shut down operations


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Two open-cast iron ore mines operating within a short distance of a wildlife sanctuary in Goa have been asked to shut down operations by the union ... Read more...

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Foundation laid by Rajiv Gandhi: A bridge on paper


July 15th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 15 (IANS) In September 1989, Rajiv Gandhi, then the prime minister, laid the foundation of a bridge on the Chambal river. Nearly 23 years later, there is ... Read more...

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Paraglider killed in Himachal


July 10th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 9 (IANS) A tourist from Punjab was killed Monday while paragliding in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, police said.The paraglider has been identified as Manvinder Singh, resident of Amritsar.Superintendent ... Read more...

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Karunalaya: Where the mentally challenged live in dignity (Feature)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Nanjangud (Karnataka), July 6 (IANS) Left in the wild to get killed, many of them do not know where they came from and who they are. The shelter home Karunalaya, ... Read more...

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Three tiger cubs spotted in Ranthambore


June 29th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) Three new tiger cubs have been spotted at the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, bringing cheer to wildlife enthusiasts.The cubs of tigress T-17, also known as ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Park rangers work non-stop to safeguard wildlife


June 29th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) Forest officials in most rhino habitats in Assam have been working through the night to save wildlife severely affected after flood waters submerged vast areas of ... Read more...

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Delhi to spend Rs.440 crore on roads, afforestation (lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday approved 23 projects worth Rs.440 crore, of which a lion's share of Rs.331 crore will be spent on the public works ... Read more...

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Forest minister’s son flouts wildlife laws; probe on


June 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Maharashtra's wildlife warden has ordered a probe into a case involving Youth Congress workers, including Vishwajeet Kadam, son of Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam, for allegedly flouting ... Read more...

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For the perfect trekking experience at Himachal national park (Letter from Kullu)


June 11th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), June 11 (IANS) If you are a professional trekker and want to test your nerves in the rugged and inhospitable terrain of the trans-Himalayas, the Great Himalayan ... Read more...

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Forest guards, cops foil poaching attempt in Assam


June 1st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) A joint team of police and forest guards late Thursday night foiled an attempt by poachers to kill one-horned rhinos in Assam's Pabitora wildlife sanctuary, forest ... Read more...

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Three bison found dead in Chhattisgarh


May 25th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 25 (IANS) Three bison were found dead Friday just outside the Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary, forest officials said, adding that death of protected animals have been reported from the ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino killed in Assam


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A one-horned rhino is suspected to have been poached in Assam's Manas National Park, official sources said Wednesday.Forest guards recovered the carcass of the full ... 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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Tourism at Odisha sanctuary falls prey to Maoists


May 11th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sunabeda (Odisha), May 11 (IANS) It is home to over 30 tigers and many more leopards. But Odisha's Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary is still failing to attract wildlife enthusiasts and tourists ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s spiral-horned Markhor goat in peril (With Images)


May 10th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) It is an animal that is as much an icon of Kashmir as the beautiful Dal Lake and its shikaras. The magnificent spiral-horned Markhor, the ... Read more...

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Cheetah translocation was cabinet decision: Jayanthi


May 9th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) With the Supreme Court putting on hold the government's ambitious project to import the cheetah from Africa, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Wednesday said her ministry ... Read more...

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Tigers maul, kill Maharashtra forest guard


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 22 (IANS) In a gory tragedy, a forest guard was killed by a family of tigers when he had gone to replenish their watering holes in the deep ... Read more...

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Assam’s one-horned rhino population rises by 250


April 9th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.The last ... Read more...

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Assam’s elephant population increasing


March 31st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) Assam has recorded a remarkable growth in its elephant population, according to the recently concluded elephant census in the state.The elephant census this year recorded a ... Read more...

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Rhinos number in Assam’s Orang, Pabitora up


March 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) The population of the famous one-horned rhinos in Assam is increasing, according to the census of the animals' population in the state, wildlife officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Eco-tourism can stress wild orangutans


March 19th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Wild orangutans can become stressed in the presence of eco-tourists over time. But they remain relatively less affected than other animals that show signs of chronic ... Read more...

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Two orphaned rhinos from Kaziranga to be released in Manas


March 10th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Two orphaned one-horned rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga National Park will be released in the Manas National Park by officials of the state forest department and the ... Read more...

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Tiger kills 19 year old


March 9th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 9 (IANS) A tiger mauled to death a 19-year old youth in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, police said Friday.The body of the deceased was ... Read more...

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50,000 endangered turtles nest in Odisha’s Rushikulya beach


March 1st, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) The much-awaited mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles have commenced in Odisha, with at least 50,000 of them laying their eggs at the Rushikulya ... Read more...

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Rhino census to be held in Assam from March 15


February 28th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) A census of Assam's world famous one-horned rhinos will be undertaken from March 15, a forest department official said Tuesday. The 2009 census had put the ... Read more...

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NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year


February 27th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) State-owned National Thermal Power Corp's mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually ... Read more...

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Four Kaziranga rhinos to be released in Manas


February 19th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) officials Sunday started the process of trans-locating four one-horned rhinos from Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to the state's Manas National Park ... Read more...

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Tiger mauls woman to death


February 17th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) A tiger killed the 50-year-old mother of a guide in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, police said Friday.According to the police, the deceased ... Read more...

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Olive Ridleys may delay mass nesting at Odisha beach


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) Endangered Olive Ridley turtles may delay their mass nesting at Odisha's Gahirmatha beach, one of the world's largest turtle nesting sites. The reason: climatic changes.Over half ... Read more...

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Endangered animals crushed by vehicles in Tripura (Lead)


January 29th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) Speeding vehicles have crushed a porcupine, a leopard cat and small Indian civet, all endangered animals, on the Assam-Agartala highway."The animals were crossing the highway that ... Read more...

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Endangered animals crushed by vehicles


January 29th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) Speeding vehicles have crushed a porcupine, a leopard cat and small Indian civet, all endangered animals, on the Assam-Agartala highway."The animals were crossing the highway that ... Read more...

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Now dogs to the rescue of Kaziranga rhinos


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Humble dogs have come to the rescue of the famed one-horned rhinoceros in Assam's Kaziranga National Park.The authorities at the park, located about 240 km from ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Odisha begins culling poultry birds


January 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (IANS) Veterinarians and state officials Thursday began culling poultry birds in parts of Odisha's Khordha district after bird flu was detected in the area.District Collector Roopa Mishra ... Read more...

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Wildlife guard killed by elephant


January 11th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 11 (IANS) A wildlife guard was trampled to death by an elephant in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district, a forest official said Wednesday."Marshal Kharsynteng, the wildlife guard was killed when ... Read more...

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Odisha orders poultry cull after detection of bird flu


January 11th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) Odisha Wednesday decided to cull poultry in at least 18 villages of its Khordha district after bird flu was detected in the area, an official said."The ... Read more...

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