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Cities | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
Cities | 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 | 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.
Cities | 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 | 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.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday October 15, 2012
Yet another rhinoceros has been found dead in Kariranga National Park in Assam and a forest guard was injured in an exchange of fire with poachers in a separate incident in the sanctuary.
India | Written by Kishalay Bhattacharjee; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday August 30, 2012
20 minutes from Kokrajhar town through lush green fields and a forest is Pakritol village. Not a recent habitat but a very old settlement with neat rows of houses. We hesitate to enter knowing that people there must be agitated. An Army convoy with r...
Cities | Indo-Asian New Service | Tuesday March 6, 2012
Suspected Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants have released the two forest officials they abducted in central Assam's Karbi Anglong distict on Tuesday morning.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 4, 2012
Assam Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) Abhijit Rabha and a range officer have reportedly been abducted in the Karbi Anglong district by militants who have demanded a ransom of Rs one crore for the duo's release, police said.
India | Kishalay Bhattacharjee | Tuesday October 12, 2010
The fringes of the Kaziranga National Park have turned into deadly territory.In the last few days, four elephants - two of them calves - have been found dead in the area, the most recent was discovered in the Panbari Reserve Forest. All are suspected to have died of poisoning.Panbari is one of the m...
India | NDTV Correspondent | Wednesday August 18, 2010
Vehicles carrying forest produce in Assam are forced to pay a certain illegal tax to the Forest Department. ?NDTV investigated the scam of illegal check gates in the state and found documentary proof of a well organized extortion racket run by government employees.?In reply to a RTI filed,...