Forest Department

  • Leopard finally captured by forest department in Meerut 30-03-2014 01:57 PM

    The forest department officials have captured a leopard from Dayalpur village in Meerut district after the rampaging animal injured one villager. DFO Sushant Sharma said the animal on Saturday got trapped inside a cage set up in the jungles of the village by the forest officials. He said before the...
  • Subrata Roy gets VIP treatment in custody, kept in a guest house in UP 03-03-2014 09:15 AM

    Lucknow: After being sent to custody by a court in Lucknow on Friday, Sahara chief Subrata Roy is living in a forest guest house in Lucknow, which is supposed to be one of the best in the city. The police have also closed down the popular picnic spot in order...
  • Sahara Chief Subrata Roy put in Forest department guest house 28-02-2014 11:29 PM

    Sahara Chief Subrata Roy was on Friday evening lodged in a guest house of the Uttar Pradesh Forest department after the state police was directed by a local court to keep him in its custody till March 4 when he will be produced before Supreme Court. Police sources said Roy...
  • Meerut: Leopard strays into city, injures 2 people 24-02-2014 09:43 AM

    Meerut: A leopard has strayed into the city and injured at least two persons creating panic and prompting administration to order closure of schools and colleges. District administration has also appealed for closure of markets in the city as forest administration and army officials failed to trace the feline which...
  • Notice issued against BSP MLA for entering forest with arms 20-02-2014 03:18 PM

    A notice has been issued against BSP MLA Mohd Ghazi for entering into the reserved forest in Bijnorwith arms aiming to kill a man-eater tigress, which had created panic in the area, a forest department official said. Divisional Forest Officer, Najibabad, had issued a notice to the Barhapur MLA on...
  • Forest department lodges cases against Ghaziabad civic officials 18-02-2014 08:52 PM

    The Ghaziabad forest department has registered two criminal cases against the city's municipal corporation officials for damaging trees and concretising the ground surface, thereby harming the city's biodiversity. Akash Vashishtha, an environmentalist, lodged a complaint with the department in which he said over 208 trees of city forest were damaged...
  • Four tigers spotted in Indore and Dewas forest ranges: Forest department 24-01-2014 11:18 PM

    Evidence suggesting existence ofat least four tigers in Indore and Dewas forest ranges ofMadhya Pradesh has been gathered by forest officials.The evidence was gathered by forest departmentofficials engaged in counting of wild animals in these ranges. Two tigers were sighted by forest departmentpersonnel, while pugmarks suggested presence of as many...
  • Tiger kills farmer in Bilary range; second death reported in 2 weeks 06-01-2014 10:54 AM

    A 27-year-old farmer was on Sundaykilled by a tiger in the Bilary range of Moradabad division.According to Moradabad district magistrate Sanjay Kumar,the tiger which lost its way killed the farmer on Sunday morningwhen he was working in his field adjacent to the forest. This is the second incident of killing...
  • Post re-introduction drive, Panna reclaims its tiger populace 03-01-2014 05:55 PM

    After the successful tiger re-introduction programme in Madhya Pradesh, Panna Reserve that lost all its big cats to poaching four years ago, now boasts of having 23 tigers in its wild. The tiger re-introduction programme was launched in 2009 by translocating tigers (one male and four females) from other reserves...
  • Assam: Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists 01-11-2013 05:13 PM

    The Kaziranga National Park (KNP), famed for its one-horned rhinos, opened to tourists, on Friday, after it was routinely closed in May last before the onset of monsoons. The Park was opened for four months by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain, on Friday, with over 120 foreign visitors taking elephant rides...
  • TN: PETA objects to Forest Dept's plan of capturing 3 wild elephants 28-08-2013 02:18 PM

    An animal rights organisation has opposed the Tamil Nadu Forest Department's plan to capture and train three wild elephants of a herd at Mudhumalai Tiger Reserve. "Typical taming and training of wild elephants involves severe cruelty, such as separating the animals from their mothers or other members of the family...
  • News briefs: Forest officials called in as monkey disrupts court proceedings in Indore 01-08-2013 12:04 AM

    A monkey entered the district court premises in Indore and created panic among the officials, advocates and visitors on Tuesday. The rescue team of the forest department rushed to the court premises on receiving information but the monkey climbed on the roof and escaped. The simian had also created problem...
  • Chennai: Man arrested for carrying venomous snakes in flight 17-04-2013 12:20 PM

    Chennai: Customs officials arrested a man at the airport here with a suitcase containing five venomous snakes on Wednesday. Airport sources said the arrested Mohammed Azarudin, who arrived by a Thai Airways flight, told the Customs officials that one of his friends in Thaliand gave the suitcase to him with...
  • Sabarimala: Forest dept to file detailed report 24-01-2011 05:52 PM

    Kochi: Kerala HIgh court on Monday directed the head of the Special Team of forest department, appointed to provide assistance to the devotees at Uppupara in Pulmedu, to give a detailed report by Feb 11 on the Jan 14 stampede that claimed the lives of 102 pilgrims. A division bench...
  • Shoot at sight ordered against leopards in Surat 28-11-2010 09:38 AM

    Surat: Gujarat Forest department has issued shoot at sight orders in Surat district after a pack of leopards went on a killing spree. Four people were killed by the cats over the past 10 days. Forest department personnel had already shot and injured one leopard that was suspected of killing...
  • Forest dept accuses Bâ��lore school of encroachment 21-02-2008 08:50 PM

    London: England head to the Oval for the final Test of the summer against India on Thursday as the world's top side courtesy of a rankings system which is now widely accepted but not generally understood. The International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings are the brainchild of former Wisden almanac editor...
  • Family drama starring baby elephant 18-06-2007 12:26 AM

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  • Tiger reserves or poaching parks? 24-05-2007 01:49 PM

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  • Leopard in city, beaten to death 18-01-2007 04:59 PM

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