Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

A flawed vision: Unmasking India’s tiger counts

For some reason, reports on India’s ‘tiger numbers’ get a lot of people excited. This was the case on July 28, 2020 when a report on the country’s tiger numbers from 2018 was r...
By K. Ullas Karanth in

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

India  /  Published 30.06.20

Delhi HC extends time for giving suggestions to draft EIA 2020

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday extended till August 11 the period for giving suggestions to the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2020, which provides for post facto approval ...
By PTI in New Delhi

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

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.20

New forest beat offices for Bengal

The Bengal forest department has decided to set up 176 beat offices across the state to augment vigilance in forest beats — the lowest tier of the department.“We are taking every possible step to ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar


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