Forest Department
Calcutta  /  Published 25.10.20

Trucks spread wildlife awareness

Three vehicles themed on wildlife conservation have started doing the rounds of Calcutta and three adjacent districts. The improvised five-seater mini-trucks, decked out with paintings, posters and l...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

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

India  /  Published 28.09.20

Bullet-hit elephant dies in Odisha

A female elephant succumbed to a bullet injury at Dalijoda forest range near Choudwar in Cuttack district on Monday, about 65km from here. Forest official sources revealed the pachyderm was shot on t...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.09.20

State digest: Bag-snatchers caught and beaten up by villagers in Chatra

The Eastern Central Railway Karmachari Union, in response to a call by the All India Railwaymen's Federation, has decided to organise a public awareness programme in support of its various demands...
By Our Bureau in

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.09.20

Elephants on rampage in Bokaro's Gomia block

The herd, which comprised 22 elephants, including four calves, later left for a nearby forest.  “The maize crop in a few acres was destroyed by the herd,” said Moti Mahto, a villager...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

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


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