West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.21

1,500 softshell turtles seized

State forest department officials seized 1,500 softshell turtles from a van on Saturday morning. Four persons suspected of smuggling the turtles — brought from Uttar Pradesh in sacks and hidden...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.01.21

Turtles found at Koderma station

A team of Railway Protection Force (RPF) seized three bags containing 100-alive Indian flap shell turtles on early Sunday morning from platform No-3 of Koderma Railway Station in Koderma district. The...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Koderma

West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.21

Cops seize over 3,000 turtles in trucks

Police seized 3,396 Indian softshell turtles, apparently meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh, from two mini-trucks at two spots under the Barrackpore police commissionerate on Wednesday. Titagarh poli...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Barrackpore

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

600 softshell turtles rescued

More than 600 Indian softshell turtles, some of them dead, were seized from the courtyard of a fish trader’s house in Naihati, North 24-Parganas, on Tuesday morning. The trader’s son...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.12.20

Operation Oliva’ in full swing

The Indian Coast Guard has engaged an aircraft in service for ‘Operation Oliva’, the coastal monitoring as part of its annual mission to ensure the safe mid-sea sojourn of breeding Odisha&...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Bhubaneswar


Calcutta  /  Published 10.12.20

Live and dead turtles seized in Barasat

Around 1,500 dead and live turtles, stacked in jute sacks and being ferried with onions, were seized from a pickup van in Barasat in North 24Parganas on Wednesday morning. Six men have been arrested. ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.11.20

Biker saves turtle headed to plate

“Turtle meat is commonly eaten in the area. Sardar’s act shows regular conservation outreach campaigns in the area are producing results,” a volunteer of the Human and Environment Al...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.19

Cow protection is hurting humans and animals

Sir — An excess of anything is bad, even if it involves what is considered to be the ‘holiest’ of animals (“Moot point”, Jan 4). As a result of aggressive cow protectionism and restrictions ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 02.10.18

Sea creatures do not deserve to eat plastic

Sir — It is alarming that more than half of the world’s sea turtles end up consuming plastic after mistaking it for jellyfish. According to a recent scientific study, swallowing about 14 pieces o...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.03.20

Turtles found from train

A team of Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Thursday night seized 46 Indian flapshell turtles from a sleeper coach of Howrah-Jodhpur Express (12308) at Dhanbad station and arrested a 25-year-old woman...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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