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  • 10 people killed in firing in Assam

    10 people killed in firing in Assam

    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.

  • Poachers kill another one-horned rhino at Kaziranga Park in Assam

    Poachers kill another one-horned rhino at Kaziranga Park in Assam

    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.

  • Thousands affected in Assam floods, one person killed

    Thousands affected in Assam floods, one person killed

    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.

  • Assam's Kaziranga Park flooded, authorities on alert to protect animals

    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.

  • Another rhino killed in Kaziranga, horn removed

    A female rhinoceros was found dead with gunshot wounds and its horn removed in the Kaziranga National Park on Friday morning, forest officials said.

  • Two forest officials injured in rhino attack during Kaziranga census

    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.

  • 'Dinosaur' skeleton found in Assam's Chirang district

    A near intact skeleton of what could be of a dinosaur has been found in Assam's Chirang district, a senior forest official today.

  • Two poachers shot dead in Kaziranga

    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.

  • Two poachers arrested in Guwahati

    Two poachers arrested in Guwahati

    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.

  • Crackdown against poachers in Kaziranga

    Crackdown against poachers in Kaziranga

    A crackdown against poachers is underway by a joint team of Assam police, IRBN and forest guards in Burpahar range of Kaziranga National Park.

  • Kaziranga Park to be divided to protect rhinos

    Kaziranga Park to be divided to protect rhinos

    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.

  • Two rhinos poached in 24 hours in Kaziranga National Park

    Two rhinos poached in 24 hours in Kaziranga National Park

    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.

  • Rhino killed, forest guard injured in Kaziranga

    Rhino killed, forest guard injured in Kaziranga

    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.

  • Assam: Militant violence, not ethnic clashes?

    Assam: Militant violence, not ethnic clashes?

    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...

  • Abducted Assam forest officials released

    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.

  • Two senior forest officials abducted by militants in Assam; one crore demanded as ransom

    Two senior forest officials abducted by militants in Assam; one crore demanded as ransom

    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.

  • Four elephants, allegedly poisoned, dead in Assam

    Four elephants, allegedly poisoned, dead in Assam

    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...

  • Assam extortion racket: Govt employees collect illegal tax

    Assam extortion racket: Govt employees collect illegal tax

    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,...

  • Forest staff in Assam demand their due

    Forest staff in Assam demand their due

    Forest guards play a key role in preserving wildlife and environment and staff work under very poor conditions and when killed receive no compensation.

  • Lichen smuggling destroy Assam forests

    Lichen smuggling destroy Assam forests

    After wildlife it's now smuggling of plant life that is destroying large tracts of forest area in Assam's North Cachar Hills.

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