One person was killed and another injured when Forest department guards fired at the duo suspecting them to be poachers at Salbari forest in Nagaon district, official sources said on Sunday.
Two forest guards were forced to do a hundred sit-ups by villagers for allegedly molesting two girls in Muru village in Latehar.
In the conflict between forest guards and forest dwellers in Doors and Terai regions, 13 tribals have died in firing by forest guards since 2007.
Maharashtra government has ordered its forest guards to shoot poachers on sight in a bid to prevent hunting and killing of big cats and other wildlife animals.
Suspected Maoists have abducted a forest official and three workers in Bihar`s Jamui district and threatened to kill them if a ransom of Rs 10 lakh was not paid.
The forest guards in Goa`s seven wildlife sanctuaries will now whiz through the woods on motorcycles to detect and check forest crime.
The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to equip forest guards with weapons to check illegal felling of timber.
A nexus between a
section of forest guards and poachers involved in rhino
poaching in Kaziranga National Park has come to light with
the arrest of seven persons, including a retired forest guard,
today, police sources said.
Forest guards on strike for the
last three days demanding promotion today resumed duty after
government agreed to look into their grievance.
Day in Pics: 28th January
Showbiz World - January 28, 2015
President Barack Obama's speech at Siri Fort auditorium