Jammu and Kashmir
Thursday, May 23, 2013
`No land for planting trees in Delhi`
With urbanisation and infrastructural development taking place rapidly in the national capital, the ...
`Lost City of Gold` may have been found deep in Honduras rain forest
A possible lost city could be hidden in Honduran rain forests, which might be the building foundatio...
NGT prohibits dumping of rubble in ridge area
National Green Tribunal today prohibited dumping of debris in reserved forest area of the ridge here...
Punjab forest cover to be enhanced from 7 to 15%
Punjab government has decided to enhance forest cover in the state from existing 7 percent to 15 per...
Amazon nations` observation center to protect rain forest
OTCA also seeks to "protect and preserve, within the framework of national and international law, th...
Himachal to seek release of Rs.277 cr afforestation fund
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said the state government would seek early relea...
MOEF to decide compensation to be paid by cement cos
The Ministry of Environment and Forest will decide the compensation that cement companies in Meghala...
Guard tries to stop illegal mining, murdered
A 50-year-old forest official was murdered allegedly by five persons after he tried to stop them fro...
New habitat may not prove suitable for Gir lions: Nathwani
Independent MP Parimal Nathwani today expressed reservations about the apex court`s direction to shi...
Drunk forest guard shoots his superior
A drunk forest guard shot dead his superior at Churani range of Kalsi forest division in the distric...
J&K girl among top five successful candidates in IFoS
A girl from J&K`s Rajouri district is among the top five successful candidates who have qualified IF...
Illegal arms factory unearthed, eight held
Eight persons were arrested for allegedly running an illegal arms manufacturing factory in Bhimbundh...
Kerala forest minister quits over charges of domestic violence
Facing charges of domestic violence slapped by his wife, Kerala Forest Minister KB Ganesh Kumar resi...
Four blackbucks killed in MP forest
Four black bucks were hunted down by poachers in neighbouring Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh Forest...
Fire destroys 10 acres of reserve forest in Udhagamandalam
At least 10 acres of reserve forest in Arembi area here, comprising eucalyptus and wattle trees, wer...
JK govt suspends three forest guards for illegal tree felling
Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended three forest guards for their alleged failure to check sm...
Police conduct search operations in AP
Search operations were conducted in the Munderi forest area of the district in the wake of reports o...
Andhra forest officials seize 534 sandalwood logs
Forest officials have seized around 534 red sanders (sandalwood) logs in four separate incidents in ...
Arunachal CM cracks whip on erring forest offic
Concerned over large scale encroachment of forest land and destruction of plantations by people in c...
Elephant found dead in Jalpaiguri district
An elephant was found dead in Jalpaiguri district today with forest officials suspecting that it was...
Maoists regrouping on Odisha-Jharkhand border
After being evicted from Saranda forest bordering Odisha and Jharkhand, Maoists appear to be plannin...
Errant Dehradun cops to spend overnight in forest
Errant policemen in Dehradun will be dispatched to the forests where they will stay overnight all al...
Forest guards forced to do sit-ups for molesting g
Two forest guards were forced to do a hundred sit-ups by villagers for allegedly molesting two girls...
Another tiger killed by poachers in MP forest
A tiger was electrocuted after poachers allegedly laid live wires in Barhi forest area in Katni dist...
Woman Maoist surrenders in Odisha
A woman Maoist, allegedly involved in the killing of a forest department official, Tuesday surrender...
Forest guard alleges attempted rape by BJP men in MP
A forest guard in MP alleged at a press conference organised in the Congress party office here that ...
Mahout killed by his elephant in Kaziranga
An Assam Forest Department Mahout was killed by an elephant in Kaziranga National Park, officials sa...
Tribal outfits appeal PM to intervene in land grab cases
Tribal outfits affiliated to Left parties condemned govt`s move to "bypass" Forest Rights Act for ac...
Elephants continue to be killed by speeding trains in Bengal
Elephants continue to be killed by speeding trains in the 760 km Buxa Reserved Forest in north Benga...
Sajwan appointed as member of National Green Tribunal
NGT was set up in 2010 under Article 21 of the Constitution which assures the citizens of India the ...
Samjhauta blast: NIA team scans forest area in MP for leads
A NIA team from Delhi scoured the Bagli forest area in Dewas district of MP, apparently to gather cl...
Uttarakhand govt sets timeframe of 3 months for forest land transfer
Uttarakhand govt set a timeframe of three months for forest land transfer in the state.
Felling of giant trees can be disastrous
The felling of giant trees can be disastrous from the ecological perspective, possibly triggering a ...
Tribunal stops Himachal project in forests
In a setback to hydropower project in HP, a judicial panel hearing environment-related cases has sto...
Punjab minister orders re-organisation of forest beat system
Punjab Forest minister Surjit Kumar Jayani has ordered the complete reorganisation of the forest bea...
Female elephant dies in fight with male elephant
A 14-year-old female elephant died in a fight with a male elephant in Thalamalai forest area, offici...
Key accused in ivory smuggling arrested
The main accused in smuggling of elephant tusks worth nearly Rs 65 lakh in Dhobisrot in Lansdowne Fo...
‘J&K govt diverted 1883 hectares of forestland‘
The CAG has pulled up the state forest ministry for allegedly diverting 1,883 hectares of forest lan...
SLRs to forest personnel to bolster security in Kaziranga Park
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi announced additional forces for the Kaziranga National Park and handed over SLR...
Natarajan rebuts criticism on diversion of forest land
Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today claimed the rate of forest land diverted during her te...
Arunchal to have own Forest Act
Arunachal Pradesh which follows the Assam Forest Regulation Act (AFRA), 1891, will enact its own For...
‘Al Qaeda set Europe`s forests on fire’
Al Qaeda is responsible for the recent spate of forest fires in Europe, Russian security service Chi...
Arunachal introduces a bill for protection of tigers
Three days after a Royal Bengal Tigress was killed and hacked to pieces at Itanagar zoo, the Arunach...
Changes in Forest Rights Act to help tribals
Aiming to enhance livelihood prospects for tribals, govt has notified a series of changes in the For...
Portugal seeks EU help to combat forest fires
Facing spate of forest fires across, Portugal has asked the help of the European Union to help them ...
Naxals want Forest Act scrapped
Naxals have launched a campaign against the Mendha Lekha model which allows tribals to exercise righ...
Rights bodies claim forest guards kill tribals
In the conflict between forest guards and forest dwellers in Doors and Terai regions, 13 tribals hav...
Nelliyampathy estates are Reserve Forest: Govt
The estates were declared as reserved forest as per notification of erstwhile Cochin government ...
President lauds Bhutan`s development policy
President Pranab Mukherjee lauded the efforts of neighbouring Bhutan in maintaining a balance betwee...
Cuba plans to increase forest area
Cuba is developing a National Forest Programme to increase the nation`s freen cover, the Granma offi...
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