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Three poachers killed by forest guards in encounter in Kaziranga Park

Three poachers were on Wednesday killed in two encounters with forest guards in Kaziranga National Park in Assam. On a tip off about the entry of a group of poachers into the park, forest guards......

Centre steps in to protect Assam's rare rhinos

Union Minister of Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar on Friday expressed anguish over the unabated poaching of the rare one-horned rhinoceros in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and the......

Poachers have hunted down 193 rhinos since 2001 in Assam

Assam Environment and Forest Minister Rakibul Hussain said that as many as 193 one-horned rhinos have been killed in protected forest areas in Assam between 2001 and August 3, 2014. A total of 126......

Assam: Two poachers killed in Kaziranga Park

Forest personnel guarding Kaziranga National Park in Assam gunned down two poachers in an encounter that took place in Bagori Range of the National Park. Park Director N K Vasu informed that a......

Rhino-saver UAV takes off at Kaziraga Park

An unmanned aircraft on Monday hovered over for about 30 minutes over the Kaziranga National Park in Assam after state Forest Minister Rakibul Hussain inaugurated the test flight, ushering in......

India Shining! Precious forest land wiped away for 23,716 industrial projects

The government may claim planted trees compensate for forests lost, but that does not mean complex flora and fauna destroyed have been restored, points out Himadri Ghosh. Over the last 30 years,......

PM for cashless society, shield for water resources

  In Mann ki Baat, Modi says need to reduce black money in system, monsoon delay a cause for concern In Sunday's broadcast of Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the need......

The story of West Bengal's dismal industrial performance

A policy-related problem that urgently needs to be redressed is the ‘miniaturisation’ of projects, notes Ashok K Lahiri. Image: Miniaturisation will not work for industry and......

In 50 days, Modi govt gave green nod to 5 projects

The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government has given environment clearance to five projects since it took charge on May 26.  A total of 394 projects are still awaiting......
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Majuli all set to become India's 1st carbon neutral district

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiatives to develop Majuli, world biggest river island, as India's first carbon neutral... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/national-news/assam-cm-sarbananda-sonowal-majuli-all-set-to-become-india-s-1st-carbon-neutral-district-55207.html
Sophisticated arms for forest guards soon

GUWAHATI, March 21 - Faced with a daunting task to tackle crafty and well-equipped poachers, the forest guards in the State are now being trained... ...

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=mar2217/at053
Minister

NEW DELHI, March 21 - The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest today claimed that rhino poaching has gone down with the current year witnessing... ...

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=mar2217/at054
To curb poaching, Kaziranga staff can use firearms sans

The Assam government has taken a series of steps to curb poaching at the Kaziranga National Park, including empowering the forest staff to use... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-to-curb-poaching-kaziranga-staff-can-use-firearms-sans-2362047
Why a rich, orderly Himalayan state has India’s highest suicide rate

Jorethang, Sikkim: A large room in an abandoned government building has been home to Babita (not her real name), 32, her husband and three children... ...

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