Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicForest department

Topic: Forest department

In MP’s Guna, forest guards want power to use guns after poachers kill 3 cops

In early hours of 13 May, three police personnel — Neeraj Bhargava, Rajkumar Jatav and Santram Meena — were killed after they confronted suspected poachers in MP's Aaron tehsil.

Haryana’s crematoria need more wood, so govt allows forest dept to continue tree-felling

Haryana govt has put tree-felling in a list of activities permitted during the lockdown imposed to slow down the surging Covid-19 wave, which has been extended till 17 May.

J&K govt starts training officials on how to check documents of forest land ‘encroachers’

The J&K administration has already held a training session last week for its ‘frontline workers’ who are tasked to complete the job by 31 March 2021.

6 elephants dead in 9 days in Chhattisgarh, central team delays visit over quarantine fear

According to sources, a team of Centre's Wildlife Crime Control Bureau is avoiding a visit to investigate the deaths out of fears of being quarantined in view of Covid-19.

Activists suspect Chhattisgarh elephant deaths result of poaching, want shorter probe time

After 3 cow elephants were found dead last week on consecutive days, activists allege this could either be a case of poaching or intentional killing.

Chhattisgarh to spend Rs 225 crore to buy forest produce from tribals, bypass middle-men

State government hopes the decision will end middle-men monopoly on the procurement process, and provide a sustainable income for the tribals amid Covid-19 crisis. 

The woman forest guard who stared a tiger down for 90 minutes, and lived to tell the tale

IFS officers say staff brave dangers, but the job has little recognition and low pay. 

Government veterinary body alleges breach of law in tigress Avni’s killing

Veterinary Council of India claims only a registered veterinary doctor can administer tranquilliser, a rule that was not followed in Avni's case.

Killing Avni: Trigger-happy solution or failure of India’s tiger conservation policy?

Tigress Avni, who was being hunted for allegedly killing 13 people in the Pandharkawada-Ralegaon forests of eastern Maharashtra, was shot dead by hunter 'nawab'...

‘Trigger-happy’ hunter’s son kills tigress Avni, but no one’s saying how he got there

Avni, a suspected man-eater, was killed in a late-night operation in the small hours of Saturday.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.