India News | Written by Alok Pandey and Sanjay Chakraborty | Saturday June 20, 2015
What started as a simple tree planting exercise to prevent soil erosion in his village in 1979, has now become a massive green cover of over 1300 acres in Assam. Jaydev Payeng started planting trees in 1979, and has single handedly planted most of the trees in the Molai forest, nearly 350 kilometres away from Guwahati.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday April 12, 2015
Assam Forest Minister Atuwa Munda allegedly entered the Kaziranga National Park - a world heritage site famous for one-horned rhinos - with a firearm dangling from his waist, "violating" the wildlife act.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday March 13, 2015
A day after the forest department in Assam killed a poacher in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, yet another rhino has been killed by poachers in the famous park and made away with its horn.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday January 14, 2015
Three poachers were shot dead this morning by forest guards in separate incidents at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 11, 2015
Twelve militants of NDFB-Songbijit, which was behind the December massacre of over 70 people in lower Assam, were apprehended during a joint operation by security forces in the Manas Reserve Forest in Chirang District along the India-Bhutan border.
India News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Thursday January 1, 2015
Two poachers were killed in an encounter with forest guards in the Bagori Range area of Assam's Kaziranga National Park on Thursday.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday November 17, 2014
Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday asked the Assam forest department to submit a scientific proposal to stop poaching of one-horned rhinos and protect the species in the state.
India News | Alok Pandey, Sanjay Chakraborty | Sunday September 7, 2014
Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday made his first visit to Assam's Kaziranga National Park that is home to the largest population of the endangered one horned rhino in the world. Poaching at the park has become a big problem over the years; 22 rhinos have been killed just this year so far.
India News | Edited by Vishnu Varma | Friday August 29, 2014
Two poachers were killed last night during an encounter with forest guards in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, forest officials said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 4, 2014
State Forest and Panchayat Minister Rockybul Hussain said that 2,094 civilians and 306 security personnel lost their lives due to militancy-related violence between March 2001 and March 2014.
Guwahati News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday June 5, 2014
Two rhino poachers were killed during an anti-poaching operation by forest guards in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, officials said on Thursday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 28, 2014
Game-watcher Sunil Sarkar's effort to preserve flora and fauna in the Manas National Park at the height of the insurgency in the 1980s and 90S has now fetched him national laurels.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday January 29, 2014
At least 10 people were killed and eight others were injured after firing in Sonitpur district in Assam. According to reports, two groups of encroachers, living inside a forest reserve.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday September 18, 2013
Poachers killed yet another one-horned rhino in Assam's Kaziranga National Park, taking the toll of rhinos that have been poached this year to 21, Kaziranga Divisional Forest Officer SK Seal Sarma said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 1, 2013
The first wave of floods in Assam has claimed one life, affected nearly 68,000 people, submerged rhino habitats at Kaziranga and Pobitora and overrun vast tracks of human habitation and farm land.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 30, 2013
Flood waters have entered Kaziranga National Park in Assam, forcing animals to take shelter on highlands and park authorities are on alert to protect the wildlife from deluge and poachers.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 24, 2013
A female rhinoceros was found dead with gunshot wounds and its horn removed in the Kaziranga National Park on Friday morning, forest officials said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 24, 2013
Two forest department personnel, including a divisional forest officer (DFO), were injured in an attack by rhinos during a census operation at Kaziranga National Park today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 23, 2013
A near intact skeleton of what could be of a dinosaur has been found in Assam's Chirang district, a senior forest official today.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 6, 2013
Forest rangers in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam shot dead two poachers on Wednesday at a wildlife sanctuary where 13 threatened one-horned rhinos have been killed in the past two months, an official said.
Guwahati News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 3, 2013
Two poachers, allegedly involved in recent poaching of rhinos in Kaziranga National Park, have been arrested today in a joint operation by police and forest department in Assam's Sonitpur district, police said here.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 10, 2013
A crackdown against poachers is underway by a joint team of Assam police, IRBN and forest guards in Burpahar range of Kaziranga National Park.
Guwahati News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday February 9, 2013
The unabated killings of rhinos has forced the Assam government to divide Kaziranga National Park into four new divisions, Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said Saturday.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday January 29, 2013
Suspected poachers have yet again killed two rhinos in Assam, including one near the high-security Kaziranga National Park within less than 24 hours, and decamped with their horns, forest officials said Tuesday.