Forest Department(Search results - 52)
India NewsFeb 4, 2021, 10:42 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee orders probe into corruption charges against Rajib Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (February 3) lashed out at former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Rajib Banerjee and accused him of “malpractices” in the appointment of several forest department officials.
India NewsJan 4, 2021, 9:33 AM IST
West Bengal Minster Rajib Banerjee escapes unhurt after car accident
West Bengal forest department minister Rajib Banerjee met with an accident on Sunday (January 3) after a mini truck hit his car in Kolkata. However, Banerjee escaped unhurt but his driver suffered minor injuries in the accident.
India NewsDec 16, 2020, 2:13 PM IST
Terrorising leopard caught, villagers breath sigh of relief
Karnataka forest department officials managed to catch a leopard which had sent shivers down the spine of villagers at Ramanagara district.
India NewsNov 21, 2020, 10:42 AM IST
Forest department rescues pangolin from North Bengal
The forest department rescued a pangolin from Cooch Behar in North Bengal. According to sources from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, the state port office and the armed border force launched a joint operation after receiving information from secret sources. Police have arrested one person in the incident.
IndiaNov 4, 2020, 3:08 PM IST
Tusker dies trying to cross rail barricade in Bandipur
A tusker died while trying to cross the rail barricade installed along the forest boundary in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Chamarajanagar on Tuesday. According to forest department officials, the elephant which is around 15-year-old was returning to the forest when it tried to cross the rail barricade but died in the process.
IndiaOct 6, 2020, 12:53 PM IST
Forest department arrests woman with elephant tusks in Siliguri
The forest department of Siliguri arrested a woman who was found with elephant tusks. 800gm of ivory was recovered. The forest department estimates that the ivory was brought for smuggling purposes.
IndiaOct 1, 2020, 12:05 PM IST
5 caught for killing 33 monkeys in Karnataka
Karnataka Forest Department officials have arrested five men who poisoned and killed 33 monkeys in Kaspadi village of Sagara Taluk. 3 monkeys that managed to survive are undergoing treatment.
IndiaSep 23, 2020, 12:35 PM IST
West Bengal: Viral image of 'humanoid animal' spotted in Purulia jungle creates panic
Panic spread in the area adjacent to Ayodhya hills of Purulia when people learnt about the 'humanoid animal' living in the forest. The picture of the animal has gone viral on social media. The forest department, however, claimed that no such animal exists. The picture that is circulating on social media is fake. The matter is being investigated by the police and cybercrime department.
IndiaSep 22, 2020, 6:29 PM IST
West Bengal: Vegetable vendor meets elephant on jungle road, escapes by letting it feed on veggies
An elephant blocked the path of a vegetable seller in West Midnapore. When the vegetable seller was going through the forest road, he was met by an elephant. Upon seeing the elephant, the vegetable seller left his bike loaded with vegetables, and stood behind a tree. The elephant tore open the vegetable sack on the bike and ate all the vegetables.
IndiaSep 22, 2020, 3:37 PM IST
Mysuru Dasara elephants to undergo COVID-19 test; Government approves final list
The elephants taking part in the Mysuru Dasara will undergo COVID-19 tests before entering Mysuru Palace. The state government has given a green signal to the forest department’s list of elephants taking part.
IndiaSep 22, 2020, 12:31 PM IST
Leopard which terrorised villagers trapped in cage; relief for residents who lost livestock
Villagers in Hassan district can now breathe a sigh of relief as the forest department was able to trap a leopard that had been causing fear. The villagers of Shanthigrama and surrounding areas had complained that their livestock was being destroyed by the killer cat frequently.
The leopard would get inside the shed and kill sheep and cows. Now that the leopard has been caught, the villagers’ fears are put to rest. The animal will be released back into the wild
IndiaSep 14, 2020, 3:31 PM IST
West Bengal: Forest department rescues giant python from jungle adjacent to Durgapur hospital
Giant python rescued from the jungle adjacent to the Durgapur hospital. The forest department came to the spot after receiving the news and rescued the python. According to the members of the wildlife organization, these animals are leaving the jungle and moving into the locality in search of food.
IndiaSep 4, 2020, 6:03 PM IST
West Bengal: Gharial rescued from river by villagers of Raiganj
People in Raiganj of North Dinajpur were excited after rescuing a gharial from a river. Crowds of enthusiastic people flocked to the area as soon as they heard the news. The locals handed over the gharial to the forest department.
IndiaMay 21, 2020, 12:36 PM IST
Carcass of dugong found washed ashore in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram
The forest department officers in Tamil Nadu said the dugong, which weighed about 300 kg, might have died after hitting a rock or fishing vessel accidentally