Wildlife Protection Act 1972
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

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Violated core: Trampling over tourist zones

The vacation urge is riding the wave in this season of Yuletide, with hopes pinned on a vaccine to expedite the exit of a pandemic-riddled year. Home-shackled residents are booking touristy destinatio...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.20

Conservation should take wings

Small, tired birds are arriving from colder countries to India’s coastlines and shores. The onset of autumn and winter in India is synonymous with local wetlands, rivers and sea-fronts filling u...
By Neha Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.20

Grave danger: Covid spread during festivities

Sir — The article, “Testing times” (Oct 15), by Swapan Dasgupta has rightly highlighted the pitfalls of ignoring Covid-19-appropriate behaviour during festive times. Durga Puja is no...
By The Telegraph in

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


North East  /  Published 21.04.20

4 suspects held for hunting

Four suspects linked to the three videos of hunters flaunting the animals they killed surrendered to the wildlife wing of Nagaland’s environment, forests and climate change department on Tuesday, Di...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur

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

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Dad & daughter held, ivory haul from car and home

A woman and her father, who she had gone to pick up from Santragachhi station on his arrival from Kottayam, were arrested on the way to their home in Kasba on Monday and identified as ivory traders on...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.07.19

Dwindling kasturi stocks cause concern at Puri Jagannath Temple

The Puri Jagannath temple’s stocks of musk, crucial to the periodic facials it gives the idols as protection against pests, is depleting and will last just two to three years, shrine sources said....
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.03.20

Oh deer, killer proof on FB

A man who killed deer, ate its meat and posted this exploit on his Facebook account has found himself behind bars. Churchu resident Mantu Tudu, 30, on Sunday killed and feasted on a deer from Rauta fo...
By Our Correspondent in Hazaribagh


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