Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: Tiger

In new book, hunter Nawab Shafath Ali Khan tells poignant story behind tigress Avni’s killing

Published by Bloomsbury, ‘AVNI: Inside the Hunt for India's Deadliest Man-Eater,’ will be released on 15 June on ThePrint’s Softcover.

When tigress Collarwali was cremated, a part of India’s natural library burned with her

With much pomp and show, Collarwali, an important Schedule I biological specimen, was burned down according to tiger laws. But public sentimentality doesn’t help wildlife.

Corbett beyond tiger safaris — explore it for different animal sightings & experiences

From forests, temples, adventure activities, nature trails to the rich Kumaoni heritage, explorers can never get bored of the Corbett national park.

From January to June, wildlife board gave permits that can be ‘disastrous’ for protected areas

Decisions made by National Board for Wildlife (NBWL)’s Standing Committee from Jan to June this year could put endangered species including tigers at risk, analysis reveals.

This is not a movie review of Vidya Balan’s Sherni. It’s about the raw impact it has

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Tigress carcass found in MP’s Panna reserve, 4th death in 10 days

A forest official said the radio-collared tigress seems to have died of natural causes. Earlier this week, it was spotted with a swollen leg and was given treatment.

Chhattisgarh villagers ‘ate tiger meat’, 7 cops arrested as police & forest dept probe case

The incident came to light when 14 people, including 7 policemen, were arrested for trading the remains of the tiger in the Dantewada-Jagdalpur region.

Tigress Avni’s offspring dies 8 days after being released into the wild in Maharashtra

Avni was shot dead in 2018 after being declared a man-eater. Her female offspring died during treatment of injuries following a fight in a forest.

How East India Company introduced rewards for killing India’s ‘dangerous vermin’ tigers

In ‘The Maharaja of Jodhpur's Guns’, Robert Elgood writes on historic Indian firearms and Rajput traditions relating to hunting and war.

Zoos in India put on high alert after tiger tests positive for Covid-19 in US

A four-year-old Malayan tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo that tested positive for Covid-19 is suspected to have contracted it from an asymptomatic caretaker.

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Illustration by Soham Sen| ThePrint

Long before Mahsa Amini, Iranian cinema has fought hijab in small rebellions

From Abbas Kiarostami to Rakshan Bani-Etemad and Mania Akbari, for Iranian filmmakers it has been a carefully choreographed waltz of rebellion against stifling hijab rules.
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Eye on indebted cooperatives, Maharashtra sets up asset reconstruction firm, 1st state to do so

Maha ARC Ltd, incorporated Monday with initial capital of Rs 111 crore, will restructure firms under financial distress that have direct links to state govt. RBI yet to issue licence.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.