POACHING

  • Unfazed by the danger, fishermen continue to sail in troubled waters Yesterday

    Sri Lanka has arrested and subsequently released hundreds of fishermen from Tamil Nadu for trespassing and illegally poaching in Lankan waters. While many have come under attack, some have even been allegedly killed in firing by the Sri Lankan Navy. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out what makes Rameswaram's fisherman venture...
  • Salman Khan black buck poaching case: Supreme Court reserves order November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its order on the Rajasthan government's appeal challenging a state high court order staying the conviction of film star Salman Khan so that he could travel to Britain for a film engagement. An apex court bench of Justice S.J. Mukhopadhyay and Justice A.K. Goel...
  • Will quit politics if poaching charges are proved: BJP MLA Sher Singh Dagar September 8, 2014

    BJP MLA Sher Singh Dagar said that he will quit politics if the corruption charges leveled against him are proven. Speaking at a press conference, Dagar emphasized that no such charges have ever been made against him, adding that he has had an unblemished reputation and called the entire incident...
  • BJP showing 'naked, powerhungry face': Congress on AAP MLA poaching row September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming BJP over allegations that it was trying to poach away Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, Congress on Monday claimed the saffron outfit had shown "its absolute, naked, powerhungry face" by engaging in such activities and hoped that Supreme Court will order fresh polls soon in Delhi. Accusing BJP of...
  • Black buck killing case: SC issues notice to Salman Khan, asks him to reply within 4 weeks July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to actor Salman Khan in connection with the black buck killing case. The notice came on Rajasthan government's plea challenging the High Court order suspending Khan's conviction in the case. Khan, who was sentenced to five years in jail by a...
  • Smartphones can help save forests, prevent poaching July 6, 2014

    Washington: A US startup has come up with a unique way of saving forests and preventing illegal poaching by bugging the forest with discarded smartphones. The system developed by California based nonprofit company Rainforest Connection uses a handful of old, donated smartphones which hide in a forest and generate a...
  • Leopard killed in Assam's Morigaon district June 18, 2014

    Morigaon: An adult male leopard was killed by some unidentified persons in central Assam's Morigaon district, Forest officials said today. The spotted big cat had come to drink water in Lakhimi water spring on Amkota hill near Jagiroad when some persons killed the animal with spears and bamboo sticks last night,...
  • Adult male Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga April 30, 2014

    Jorhat: A male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, taking the number of pachyderms killed in 2014 to nine. Park personnel recovered the carcass of the rhino from near Borgung Camp on the western side of the Burapahar Range of...
  • Snapshot: When Salman Khan appeared before Jodhpur court January 30, 2014

    Actor Salman Khan, who was booked under the Arms Act case in connection with poaching of blackbucks, appeared before the Jodhpur court on January 30. "Salman, in his statement, has denied all the allegations and said he neither was carrying illegal arms nor did he poach blackbucks," Salman Khan's counsel...
  • Blackbuck poaching case: Court records statement of Salman January 29, 2014

    A court in Jodhpur on Wednesday recorded the statement of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the Arms Act case against him in connection with poaching of blackbucks. "Salman, in his statement, has denied all the allegations and said he neither was carrying illegal arms nor did he poach blackbucks," Salman Khan's...
  • Black buck poaching case: Salman Khan reaches Jodhpur court January 29, 2014

    Jodhpur: Actor Salman Khan on Wednesday reached the CJM court in Jodhpur to record his statement in an Arms Act case. The case is in connection with the 1998 black buck poaching case during the shooting of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'. Salman is charged with illegal possession and use of...
  • Arms Act case: Next court hearing on Salman Khan on March 10 January 29, 2014

    In a plea filed by actor Salman Khan on Wednesday, he has sought a stay in pronouncement of order in the Arms act case saying it would be better if decision in both poaching case and Arms act case is declared together. His plea came after the court finished recording statements...
  • Six tigers, 86 leopards killed in 14 months in Uttarakhand January 24, 2014

    Six tigers and 86 leopards were killed in Uttarakhand in a space of 14 months since the beginning of 2012 with unnatural factors like illegal poaching and accidents responsible for the deaths of 32 of them, says an official report. From the beginning of 2012 to February 2013 a total of...
  • Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan told to appear before court January 16, 2014

    Actor Salman Khan has been asked to appear before the a local court in Jodhpur on January 29 in connection with the blackbuck poaching case. The Jodhpur District Court comprising Chief Judicial Magistrate Chandra Kala Jain, after examining all prosecution witnesses, on Wednesday asked Salman to appear before the court...
  • Black buck poaching case: Salman Khan told to appear before court January 15, 2014

    Jodhpur: Actor Salman Khan has been asked to appear before a local court in Jodhpur on January 29 in connection with the black buck poaching case. The Jodhpur District Court comprising Chief Judicial Magistrate Chandra Kala Jain, after examining all prosecution witnesses, today asked Salman to appear before the court in...
  • Tiger skin trader Ranjitsingh Bawaria arrested December 16, 2013

    Hyderabad: One of the most wanted tiger skin traders in India Ranjitsingh Bawaria has finally been caught by the Maharashtra forest department officials. He was arrested from Golukonda village in Vizianagaram district of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. The Andhra Pradesh Police assisted the forest department officials in the operation. Five...
  • Blackbuck case: Rajasthan High Court permits Salman Khan to travel abroad November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday granted permission to actor Salman Khan to travel abroad even as the Black buck case is on. Earlier in August, Salman was denied a visa to shoot for his new film 'Kick', directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, in UK. Rajasthan High Court had also rejected...
  • Blackbuck poaching case: Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu to appear in court today October 11, 2013

    Bollywood actresses Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu are likely to appear on Friday in a local court in Jodhpur for their identification by prosecution witness in the infamous 1998 blackbuck poaching case. The actresses, who along with actors Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan are accused in the killing of two...
  • Five detained for allegedly laying trap to poach elephants in Ganjam district September 1, 2013

    Five villagers were detained for interrogation after electric wires were found laid on a jungle road suspected to be a trap to poach elephants through electrocution, in Ganjam district. The five were detained after wires and insulators were found from Landei hill under Jagannath Prasad forest range in the district," forest...
  • 30 Minutes: Saving our rhinos August 24, 2013

    Around Two-thirds of the world's famed one-horned rhinoceroses live at Kaziranga National Park. However, the fate of these one-horned beasts hangs by the thread. In 2012, 38 rhinos were killed in the 430 square kilometer park. UNESCO has dubbed the park a world heritage site. Rhino horns sell for up...
  • Assam: 2 rhinos killed in Kaziranga National Park August 21, 2013

    Kaziranga: Two rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga National Park near Burapahar range on Wednesday. At least 20 Rhinos have been killed so far in Kaziranga. Twothirds of the world's famed onehorned rhinoceroses live at this national park. In 2012, 38 rhinos were killed in the 430 square kilometer park. UNESCO...
  • 58 tigers died in Madhya Pradesh in past five years August 11, 2013

    As many as 58 tigers have died in the past five years due to poaching, territorial fights and old age in various big cat habitats in Madhya Pradesh. Of the total deaths reported, nine were due to poaching and 49 were because of other reasons. The maximum number of 18 tigers had...
  • Kaziranga: Another rhino killed, toll rises to 20 in just four months May 24, 2013

    Kaziranaga: One more rhino has been killed inside the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. This makes it the 20th rhino killed in just four months in 2013. In 2012, 38 rhinos were killed in the 430 square kilometer park that has 2300 rhinos. UNESCO has dubbed the park a world heritage...
  • Assam: Kaziranga faces crisis as 17 rhinos killed in 4 months May 21, 2013

    Assam: Despite all government assurances and efforts, India's best known national park still remains vulnerable to poaching. Around 17 rhinos have been killed in the last four months in Kaziranga. "The increased number of poaching is definitely a concern particularly last year two years after floods. The reason is the...
  • Blackbuck case: HC rejects revision petition against Salman May 15, 2013

    Jodhpur: A revision petition against Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 14yearold blackbuck poaching case seeking additional charges against him under Arms Act was on Wednesday rejected by the Rajasthan High Court. The court observed that the petition of the Rajasthan government has been pending for a long time and "that...
  • Assam: Rhino killed, horns removed in Kaziranga April 12, 2013

    Kaziranga (Assam): The decomposed body of a rhino with its horns removed was found on Friday in Kaziranga National Park. The adult male rhino was suspected to have been killed by poachers earlier this week. Forest guards found the carcass between Pohumara and Rangamati camps in Agratoli range after foul...
  • Salman Khan comes out in support for Sanjay Dutt March 26, 2013

    Salman Khan is not the only one out to support Sanjay Dutt, who's now expected to serve three and half years in jail following the supreme court upholding his conviction under arms act in 1993 Bombay blasts case. ...
  • Assam: Rhino found killed by poachers in Kaziranga March 24, 2013

    Kaziranga: A bullet ridden body of a rhinoceros with its horn removed has been found at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Forest officials recovered shells of bullets and rifles used to kill the animal. Recently, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had asked for a CBI inquiry into rhino killing incidents. The...
  • Blackbuck poaching: Next hearing in case on April 27 March 23, 2013

    A Jodhpur court on Saturday framed, revised, and diluted charges against Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam under Wildlife Protection Act, for aiding film star Salman Khan in the blackbuck poaching case. ...
  • Blackbuck case: Court frames revised charges against Saif, others March 23, 2013

    Jodhpur: A Jodhpur court on Saturday framed revised, and diluted charges against Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam under Wildlife Protection Act, for aiding film star Salman Khan in a 14yearold blackbuck poaching case in Rajasthan. The four actors have denied the charges and will file...