Bombay HC Nagpur Bench admits PIL on man-eater tigress

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 16 : The Bombay High Court’s Nagpur Bench on Tuesday admitted a PIL that sought a stay on plans to kill a ‘man-eater’ tigress and instead capture her alive, a wildlife activist said. Medico and wildlife activist Jerryl A. Banait said that a division bench headed by Justice B.P. Dharmadhikari posted the […]

New Zealand votes ‘tipsy’ pigeon bird of the year

Wellington, Oct 15 : New Zealand has voted for its bird of the year 2018 and it’s one known for being “drunk, clumsy and a bit of a clown”, organisers said on Monday. The New Zealand pigeon or kereru has a liking for fermented fruits, which contain alcohol which means that the birds can get […]

Aussie woman suffers internal injuries from kangaroo attack

Sydney, Oct 14 : A woman in Australia’s Queensland state suffered internal injuries including a collapsed lung and broken ribs after being attacked by a wild kangaroo that her husband was feeding on Saturday night, according to local media. Wildlife carer Linda Smith, 64, and her husband Jim were feeding the marsupials at their home […]

Misty Saturday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 13 : It was a misty morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average. “It will be a partly cloudy sky towards the afternoon with a possibility of light rains or thundershowers likely to occur,” an India Meteorological […]

Six-foot-long snake visits forest conservator’s office

Agra, Oct 12 : A six-foot-long Royal Snake on Friday entered the Chief Conservator of Forests’ office in Khandari in Agra, causing panic. The officials sought the expert services of the NGO Wildlife SOS. A two-member team managed to rescue the serpent which was found to be in good health and was released back in […]

Over 50,000 trees to be axed in UP’s tiger habitat

By Kushagra Dixit Lucknow, Oct 10 : The Uttar Pradesh government is set to chop about 55,000 trees in critical tiger habitats to build a road of strategic importance. According to a document accessed by IANS, the over 500-km-long Indo-Nepal Border Road project has been undertaken by the Public Works Department (PWD) of Uttar Pradesh. […]