Gir

  • This might make 'selfie' history. Sachin Tendulkar seen trying to click a selfie with a lion in the background at Gir in Gujarat 24-03-2014 12:25 PM

    Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had visited Gujarat's Gir forest, the abode of Asiatic lions, along with his family members and friends in Vadodara over the weekend. In the first image, Tendulkar and his family are seen inside the Gir forest, getting ready for the tour. The second photo, the most...
  • Amit Jethwa murder case: SC grants bail to BJP MP Dinubhai Solanki 25-02-2014 12:09 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Gujarat BJP leader Dinubhai Solanki, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted him bail in the Amit Jethwa murder case. Jethwa, a RTI activist, was shot dead by unidentified persons outside the Gujarat High Court in July 2010. He was reportedly exiting a building...
  • London Zoo launches 5.7 mn pound project to save Indian lions 26-01-2014 08:44 PM

    The London Zoo is coming to the rescue of India's endangered Gir lions with a 5.7-million-pound project as part of international efforts to save the Asian breed of the big cat. The project by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) that runs London Zoo includes plans to increase the size...
  • Gujarat: Two lionesses mowed down by goods train near Gir forest 22-01-2014 04:21 PM

    Two lionesses on Tuesday were mowed down by a speeding goods train near the Gir forest on Surendranagar Pipavav port rail line in Amreli. "Two lionesses were mowed down by a high speed goods train early this morning near Berai village of Rajula taluka," deputy forest officer J K Makwana...
  • MP to sign MoU with MoEF, Gujarat government for shifting of lions 14-01-2014 06:32 PM

    An agreement may be signed between the Environment and Forests Ministry and other stake holders to oversee implementation of Asiatic lions from neighbouring Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh's Palpur Kuno sanctuary. The Madhya Pradesh government has sought from the Centre shifting of some near-extinct Asiatic lions from Gujarat's Gir Sanctuary, home...
  • 'Report of Gir lions affected by deadly virus incorrect' 16-05-2013 10:32 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat government on Thursday denied a media report that Gir lions are affected by the same virus which had wiped out 30 per cent of the lion population in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park in the 1990s. The news report, which appeared today, stated that scientists in India have...
  • SC order to move Gir lions to MP has Gujarat govt up in arms 28-04-2013 09:43 AM

    Gujarat is the last stand of the Asiatic lion. But a recent Supreme Court order stating that the lions should be moved to another sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh has both the Gujarat government and the villagers there up in arms. ...
  • SC order to shift Gir lions will ensure their survival: Bahar Dutt 16-04-2013 06:25 PM

    The Supreme Court has ruled that some numbers of Asiatic Lions, till now only limited to the Gir forests in Gujarat, should be relocated to Madhya Pradesh. The court holds that in case of a natural calamity or outbreak of an epidemic, this will give the species a better chance...
  • MP CM welcomes SC verdict to shift lions to Palpur Kuno 16-04-2013 10:40 AM

    Bhopal: Welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to shift Asiatic lions from Gujarat to Palpur Kuno wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Monday that the move would not only result in creation of a new home for the lions but also ensure a rise...
  • Gujarat to study SC verdict on lions before taking next step 15-04-2013 10:40 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Monday said it will study the full judgement of the Supreme Court on relocation of Asiatic lions to Madhya Pradesh before deciding its future course of action on the issue. Currently, Gujarat's Gir sanctuary is the only home to Asiatic lions, an endangered species. The...
  • Amit Saigal of Rock Street Journal drowns in Goa 05-01-2012 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: Amit Saigal, founder and editor of music magazine the Rock Street Journal, drowned while swimming off a Goa beach on Thursday, officials said. Saigal was swimming with his friends near their anchored sail boat off Bogmalo beach, 35 km from Panaji in Goa. "Saigal's friends who were present...
  • Lion numbers double in Gir forests 03-05-2010 07:06 AM

    The latest census shows the population of Asiatic lions in Gir forests in Gujarat has doubled. ...
  • Gir lion census may see numbers grow 23-04-2010 11:57 AM

    Forest officials in the Gir sanctuary are all set for the census of the Asiatic lion. ...
  • Remains of 5 lions unearthed at Gir sanctuary 20-10-2007 03:47 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board should stop relying on India or any other Asian nation for support and become self-reliant in solving its problems, says the national team's ODI and Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi. Asked about the continued absence of the Pakistani national Twenty20 champions from the lucrative Champions League,...
  • Gir lions move closer to extinction 15-04-2007 01:11 PM

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  • Central panel to probe lion death trail 09-04-2007 10:38 PM

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  • Two more lions found dead in Gir 02-04-2007 02:22 PM

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  • Open wells new threat for Gir lions 25-03-2007 04:53 PM

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  • Guj Opposition criticises Gir poaching 06-03-2007 09:54 PM

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  • Gir lions mutilated for bones, skin 06-03-2007 12:30 PM

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