A place has been identified at Monombolly Forest Range to set up a bigger enclosure for the eight-month-old tiger cub rescued at Mudis estate in Valparai on September 28.
Earlier, five Army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), died in a fierce gunfight during a counter-insurgency operation in Surankote forest on Monday, October 11, 2021.
Forest Ranger Yogesh Patel said the forest department has provided immediate financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to the family of the deceased.
Forest officials had built around 40 wooden barricades around rivers and ponds near Bhitarkanika to prevent crocodiles from straying into the water bodies.
Police seized Rs 3 lakh in cash, fake job documents, computers, printers and other equipment worth Rs 50,000 from their possession.
A senior police officer said the contractors pay Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000 per week to a woodcutter and hire them for cutting red sanders trees in the forest.
Sources said that tiger movement was not recorded in cameras fixed near Moyar river where a cow was believed to have been killed by a tiger on October 8.
This unsustainable use of Rajaji Tiger Reserve landscape was not only capable of damaging the whole ecology of the reserve but would also cause harm to the pristine biodiversity of the national park.
A team of staff from Gudalur forest division on Saturday stumbled upon a skeleton of an elephant aged 10-12 years, with its tusks intact, at gold mines near Pandalur in Nilgiris district.
After taking a review of the Golden Beach at Puri, Union Minister Ashwini Choubey said around 750 tonne of marine litter have been treated and disposed off scientifically in the last three years.
The civic body said it will supply essential commodities to the residents of the complex and ensure their medical needs are taken care of.
While 12 cabins will be operated, each of these will have the capacity to accommodate three persons. The ticket cost has been fixed at Rs 95 plus GST.
As the GRMB is set to take over the projects, including PIP, from October 14, the officials said it remains to be seen as to how the resolution would be made.
The Environment Ministry has proposed to amend the Forest (Conservation) Act to do away with the requirement of prior government approval for the development of border infrastructure on forest land.
The ministry has invited suggestions from states, union territories and all people concerned on the proposed amendments to the Act, within the next 15 days.