Calcutta  /  Published 13.07.20

Cobras killed, hunt on for suspect

A bunch of cobras was allegedly beaten to death at a village in Nadia on Thursday. The owner of the house where the snakes were allegedly killed was picked up by the forest department but released la...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.07.20

Fearless snake trapper of Jharkhand

Trapping serpents comes easy to Rajni Lahel, a 52-year-old whose desire to do something different led her to foray into a risky job. “Duniya se hat kar kuch karna chahti hu (I wanted to do some...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 15.06.19

Tearful farewell to slain soldier

The Assam government, the 175th battalion of the CRPF, villagers and relatives paid tributes to martyr and “risky job lover” Sunil Kalita, a soldier of the 209 Cobra Battalion who was injured figh...
By Kulendu Kalita in Boko

Science  /  Published 07.01.20

Heart drug hope in cobra venom

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the Indian cobra, gaining hitherto unknown insights into its venom’s molecular makeup that they say could lead to more effective anti-venom therapy and new me...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Four arrested with five venomous snakes

Five monocled cobras, known for their highly toxic venom and O-shaped hood, were found in possession of four men in Patharpratima in South 24-Parganas on Monday. The men were arrested for illegal poss...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.02.19

Cobra rescued from toilet

An awareness campaign against killing snakes saved a cobra from being beaten to death in Pakur, around 515km from here, on Sunday.One Somnath Mandal, a resident of Chandpur village on Bengal border, f...
By A Correspondent in Daltonganj

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.05.19

Naxal attack in Jharkhand: 15 security personnel injured in IED blast

Fifteen personnel of the CRPF and the state police were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Jharkhand's Seraikela Kharsawan district in the early hours of Tuesday, officials said.The blast ...
By PTI in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 14.06.19

Assam mourns jawan death

Assam’s Sunil Kalita, 32, of the 209 CoBRA battalion, passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, around 7.40pm on Thursday evening. Kalita, who hailed from Palara village...
By Kulendu Kalita in Boko

Opinion  /  Published 13.01.20

Gobbled up

Sir — A shocking video of a cobra throwing up a plastic bottle was shared by a forest service officer on Twitter. While a cobra can regurgitate, most animals cannot, and millions die in painful ways...
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