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Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
North East  /  Published 24.07.20

Dehing-Patkai: Court query on mining

Gauhati High Court has asked the Sarbanda Sonowal-led Assam government to file an affidavit by August 3 about the inquiry it had ordered into allegations of illegal mining since 2003 at Dehing-Patkai ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 07.07.20

National park tag for Dehing Patkai

The Assam government on Monday decided to upgrade the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to a national park with the change in the tag being expected to boost the protection of the biodiversity hotspot ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.20

At the mercy of development’s axe

Protected Areas in India have never been as beleaguered as they are today. Recently, there has been a spate of technical clearances awarded by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change to...
By Ghazala Shahabuddin in

North East  /  Published 27.05.20

Suklabaidya visits Saleki

Assam environment and forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Wednesday visited Saleki amid growing protests against coal mining there and directed the department officials to prepare a report on the a...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.20

The Elephant in the Room

Earlier this month, the death of a female pregnant elephant in Kerala’s Mannarkkad forest range in Palakkad evoked a public furore. Initial reports suggested a deliberate ploy to kill the elephant, ...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

North East  /  Published 04.06.20

Hot-spot coal mining notice

Gauhati High Court on Thursday issued notices to Coal India Ltd and the Assam government to respond by July 14 on the protection of the Dehing Patkai biodiversity hotspot from alleged illegal mining, ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.20

Nasty break

Sir — In yet another one of his ill-thought-out moves, the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, decided to sever his country’s ties with the World Health Organization, ostensib...
By The Telegraph in

North East  /  Published 30.05.20

No approval on mining, says Dispur

The Assam government on Saturday said no approval has been given for mining at Dehing Patkai forest under Tinsukia-Dibrugarh districts but accepted illegal mining taking between 2003 and 2019 at the s...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 23.05.20

Gogoi writes to Javadekar

Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi has written to the Union ministry of forest and environment to withdraw its decision permitting Coal India Limited at Margherita in Assam to go for open cast mining a...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 26.05.20

Felling threat to sanctuary

Felling of trees and earth cutting are continuing unabated at Dehing Patkai wildlife sanctuary at Tinsukia in Upper Assam district, sources said. The sources said timber smugglers are cutting hollong ...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh


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