Bengal Forest Department
West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.20

Bengal zoos reopen tomorrow

Gates of the Bengal Safari Park — the only one of its kind in the state nestling on the outskirts of Siliguri — will reopen for visitors on Friday, along with all other zoological parks of...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.20

2,000 more personnel for forest protection

The Bengal forest department is planning to get around 2,000 additional personnel on board for wildlife conservation, particularly for north Bengal that has two national parks which together are the s...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Covid curbs for zoos, safaris

The state forest department on Friday said it would reopen all zoos and state-run parks to the public from October 2, a day after it said national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves of the...
By Anirban Choudhury, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri, Alipurduar

Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Move to calm frayed nerves

Forest department officials have held meetings with panchayat pradhans, members of joint forest management committee members and villagers from the Sunderbans and asked them not to harm tigers if they...
By Snehal Sengupta, Debraj Mitra in Sunderbans

West Bengal  /  Published 07.08.20

Bengali rider for forest jobs binned

The Bengal forest department has come up with a corrigendum in the notification for recruitment of “bana sahayaks”, saying job applicants can select any of the official languages in the st...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.20

Forest job queue amid language haze

Thousands flocked to offices of the state forest department in north Bengal to apply for the contractual job of Bana Sahayak even as chaos prevailed over the Bengali language criterion in the recruitm...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.20

Regional language inclusion chorus in forest dept

More representatives of political parties, organisations representing communities and office bearers of development outfits formed by the state in north Bengal have joined political parties of hills t...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri/Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.20

Language jab in forest dept job notice

A notice issued by the state forest department to recruit contractual employees  has given rise to a fresh controversy on language in the hills and the adjoining foothills of north Bengal. On Ju...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

Otter found, bites forester

A rarely sighted Asian small-clawed otter was found in a pond at Patlakhawa village in Cooch Behar on Saturday evening and bit a finger of a forest range officer who had come to cage the animal. ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.20

Foresters raid athlete’s house

The special task force of the Bengal forest department raided the house of athlete Swapna Burman near here on Monday and served her family a notice seeking purchase documents of the timber found at he...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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