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Kolkata court issues arrest warrant against bollywood actress Zareen Khan in cheating case

Kolkata court issues arrest warrant against bollywood actress Zareen Khan in cheating case

Sep 17, 2023

Following her repeated absence, the court issued an arrest warrant against the Bollywood actress after police filed charges against her.

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Most Unique National Animals

Aug 08, 2023

Most Unique National Animals

Animals That Can Kill Crocodiles Mercilessly

Animals That Can Kill Crocodiles Mercilessly

Aug 08, 2023

Alligators and crocodiles are the top predators. Nevertheless, there are a few species that can compete with them.

Clouded Leopards are called as ninjas of the forest

Clouded leopards in Assam’s Manas National Park play hide-and-seek with other carnivores, reveals new study

Aug 06, 2023

A new study by two scientists from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has revealed that the clouded leopard in western Assam’s Manas National Park and Tiger Reserve play a mysterious game of hide-and-seek in the tropical canopy forests, claiming their personal territory.

Hoolock Gibbon

Hoolock Gibbons to be preserved under a dedicated conservation programme by Assam government

Jun 30, 2023

In an effort to preserve and protect Hoolock Gibbons, an endemic animal of the state of Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on June 30 shared government’s plan to build arboreal bridges and insulate transmission lines. 

Illegal timber 'mafia' stripping Hoolock Gibbon habitat in Assam

Illegal timber 'mafia' stripping Hoolock Gibbon habitat in Assam

Jun 05, 2023

Timber mafia is becoming the greatest threat to Assam's flora and fauna said Devajit Moran, a Wildlife worker and environmentalist.

Locals rescue endangered Slow Loris from wetlands of Sonbeel

Assam: Locals rescue endangered Slow Loris from wetlands of Sonbeel

Apr 10, 2023

In yet another instance of wild, reclusive animals being found far from their habitat after a Slow Loris was rescued from Sonbeel in the Karimganj district in Assam.

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Lecture on “Impacts of Deforestation and Importance of Forest” held in Manipur

Apr 02, 2023

Churachandpur Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised an awareness programme on the Impacts of Deforestation and the importance of forests in shaping the environment

Critically endangered turtle rescued in Dhubri

Assam: Critically endangered turtle rescued in Dhubri

Mar 21, 2023

On the auspicious occasion of International Forest Day, a vulnerable turtle has been rescued from a pond in the Motirchar area of Dhubri district on March 21.

File photo of an adult tiger spotted in Namdapha, Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal: Tiger spotted in Namdapha National Park after 8 years

Feb 11, 2023

Forest officials were excited when they spotted a tiger in Arunachal’s Namdapha National Park and Tiger Reserve in Changlang district on February 10.

File photo of Photo of Yaral Pat wetland in Manipur

Manipur State Wetland Authority selects seven wetlands for its conservation

Feb 02, 2023

Manipur State Wetland Authority had selected seven wetlands for its restoration under Wetlands (Management and Conservation) Rules 2017.

Assam: Migratory birds found poisoned in Jorhat's Barsala Beel, environmentalists raise concerns over birds' safety

Jan 17, 2023

Visitors, environment activists have stumbled upon carcasses of migratory birds in Jorhat’s Barsala Beel and have raised concerns over the safety of these winged creatures.

community fishing at Deepor Beel

Defying orders people indulge in community fishing at Deepor Beel

Jan 08, 2023

However, many people indulged in community fishing at Deepor Beel from wee hours of January 8. During fishing season fishing starts as early as 4.30 am in the morning.

Photo credit: Dr Leons Mathew Abraham

Deepor Beel Winter Birding Festival celebrates winter migration of birds 

Jan 04, 2023

A four-day ‘Deepor Beel Winter Birding Festival’ to celebrate the winter migration of birds to our region. It will continue till January 17 in different sections of Deepor Beel

Nagaland Christmas birding challege

How Nagaland Christmas Birding Challenge is helping young birdwatchers

Dec 26, 2022

Talking exclusively to IndiaTodayNE, Lansothung Lotha, a Range Forest Officer shared some inputs as to how this event is helping young birdwatchers from the state and the purpose behind this one-of-a-kind event.

Deepor Beel

Higher dissolved solids and concentration of heavy metals in Deepor Beel: Reports

Dec 24, 2022

Higher concentration of heavy metals also has been a major concern for environmentalists and locals residing beside the Ramsar site. Migratory birds thrive at sites and various types of amphibians are also found at Deepor Beel. Locals beside the site also depend upon the beel for its resources like fish.

Swamp Grass-babbler (Laticilla cinerascens)

Assam: Burning, clearing imperils grassland birds of Brahmaputra floodplains

Dec 17, 2022

Over the last 45 years, the mosaic of grasslands, wetlands, and agriculture patches has been converted to either tea gardens or contiguous agriculture areas in most of the districts of Assam. Population growth has led to the expansion of urban and suburban areas in Kamrup, Dhubri, Majuli and Tinsukia.

Guwahati Air Quality Index shows alarming trend

Assam: Guwahati’s air quality dips to ‘poor’ category, sends alarm bell ringing on degrading health

Dec 15, 2022

Guwahati has shown a significant dip in air quality with the Index Value showing 230 with prominent pollutants displayed as PM 2.5 levels.

Assam: 800 trees chopped off to pave way for laying down of Oil India pipeline in Dehing Patkai National Park

Dec 08, 2022

At a time when the forest department should have given more importance to the safety and protection of the national park and its vibrant species of birds and animals, instead the destruction has already begun under the patronage of the forest department.

Winged visitors flocking to D'Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal’s D'Ering Wildlife Sanctuary regaining its lost glory by the advent of winged visitors

Nov 29, 2022

Several flocks of birds, most of which are migratory from Siberia and Mongolia, were seen in the various water bodies of the Sanctuary from the second week of November 2022.

Assam: Wild animals moving freely in Kaziranga, tourists left in amazement by rare sightings

Nov 01, 2022

The Kaziranga National Park which opened for tourists on October 2 this year, has caught the attention of nature lovers where one wild animal after the other has been making a rare appearance, unperturbed by the presence of humans near their proximity.