Greening the grasslands

Forest field staff have battled the spread of lantana and other weeds on 300 hectares of the Bhadra Tiger Reserve, and emerged victorious. Their reward: verdant grasslands where animals roam

11 Jul 2021

Vaccination only tool to keep garment factories in Karnataka running, say stakeholders

In a special Covid-19 vaccination drive organised recently, many garment units were successful in getting 70-90 per cent of their on-duty staff vaccinated.

05 Jul 2021

Ex-corporators corner Covid jabs, people cry foul

Youngsters allege that they have to wait for long to get inoculated, councillors bring in friends and family

16 Jun 2021

Bangalore University bio-park produced oxygen worth Rs 16k crore: Report

The Bio-Park has been recognised as a significant oxygen bank, while the value of net oxygen produced by more than six lakh trees on the Jnana Bharathi campus is estimated at Rs 16,725 crore.

05 Jun 2021

Wildlife NGOs help PHCs in Karnataka forest areas

With their field base at H D Kote, one of their teams delivers essentials to 12 PHCs around Nagarhole and Bandipur.

02 Jun 2021

COVID vaccine crunch: Elders in Karnataka forced to go to private hospitals

Despite the restrictions, many senior citizens in the city have been going from hospital to hospital before finally receiving their second dose in private hospitals.

10 May 2021

COVID: Curfew goes for a toss in South Bengaluru

Though the front doors are closed, devotees were being allowed to get in through small side entrances.

04 May 2021

Covid spreads to wildlife, all sanctuaries in Karnataka shut

After taking a heavy toll on human life, the Corona virus has infected Asiatic lions, whose deaths have been reported by the Central Government.

02 May 2021

Work begins on cremation ground at Mavallipura

For the past few days, local residents of Mavallipura had been protesting against the decision.

01 May 2021

BBMP to turn Mavallipura landfill into crematorium

Villagers have started a dharna at the landfill site, even as work has started, Committee formed to ensure that all facilities are in place at crematoriums

30 Apr 2021

Drug peddler held with ganja, arms

According to police, marijuana or ganja has been the most peddled and seized drug in the State in the past two years.

23 Apr 2021

Illegal firearms in Kudremukh area worry cops

The rampant use of illegal and licensed weapons for hunting wildlife has become a major headache for both the police and the forest department in the Malnad region.

17 Apr 2021

Corporation workers by day, bush meat hunters by night

Gang of five arrested in Shivamogga for supplying live animals, meat to hotels

01 Apr 2021

Leopard caught in snare for 42 hours, dies long, painful death

For 42 hours, a leopard caught in a snare at a coffee estate, fought hard to survive.

30 Mar 2021

Snake bites kill 75 in Bengaluru in two months; rescuers not paid honorarium for three years

The state budget allocates Rs 25 lakh for animal welfare but this is not being utilized for snake rescue as BBMP claims it is not meant for wildlife.  

17 Jul 2018