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The Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday issued notices to hunters Asghar Ali Khan, his father Shafath, the Maharashtra government, the forest department, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the Yavatmal district administration regarding the killing of tigress T1 or Avni in November 2018.(AFP)

T1 killing: State, NTCA, hunters get HC notices

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 02:59 AM IST
The respondents have to submit their reply within eight weeks of the order date.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in a file photo.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in a file photo.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Saif Ali Khan says he looks up to Ajay Devgn as an actor and star, says that’s where he wants to see himself too

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 03:06 PM IST
Actor Saif Ali Khan revealed in an interview that he looks up to Ajay Devgn as an actor. The two will now be seen together in period drama, Taanaji.
Dehradun based dentist Prashant Singh is one of the authorised hunters in Uttarakhand. He also conducts workshops in areas affected by the human-animal conflict.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Dehradun based dentist Prashant Singh is one of the authorised hunters in Uttarakhand. He also conducts workshops in areas affected by the human-animal conflict.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

They aim to save: Meet India’s authorised hunters

Hindustan Times | By Danish Raza
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:16 PM IST
They rein in man-eaters and pull the trigger as a last option. This tough job has earned them admirers and critics.
Avni was shot dead in Ralegaon taluka of Yavatmal district on November 2 by Asghar Ali Khan after a months-long search in which 200 hunters were deployed. The big cat was accused of killing 13 people and labelled a problem tigress.(File Photo)
Avni was shot dead in Ralegaon taluka of Yavatmal district on November 2 by Asghar Ali Khan after a months-long search in which 200 hunters were deployed. The big cat was accused of killing 13 people and labelled a problem tigress.(File Photo)

Hunters who killed tigress Avni were not authorised, says panel

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 11:26 PM IST
A committee investigating the killing of tigress Avni, or T-1, in a Maharashtra forest has determined that controversial hunter, Asghar Ali Khan, was guilty of shooting her to death without being authorised to do so by the state’s chief wildlife warden (CWLW).
File picture of Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery(REUTERS)
File picture of Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery(REUTERS)

‘Hunters’ Bayern convinced they can catch leaders Dortmund as Bundesliga returns

Berlin | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 09:29 AM IST
For the first time since January 2011, Bayern are not top of the league after the winter break as they trail Dortmund by six points, but Niko Kovac’s side are confident they can overtake their rivals and win their seventh straight Bundesliga title.
Two months after tigress T-1, better known as Avni, was put down in Maharashtra by hired hunters on suspicions of having turned into a man-eater, the state animal welfare board has decided contract killing of ‘problematic’ animals will no longer be given to recreational or trophy hunters.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Two months after tigress T-1, better known as Avni, was put down in Maharashtra by hired hunters on suspicions of having turned into a man-eater, the state animal welfare board has decided contract killing of ‘problematic’ animals will no longer be given to recreational or trophy hunters.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

After tigress Avni’s death, Maharashtra to stop hiring hunters to kill animals

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 07:47 AM IST
A resolution to this effect was passed by the board of 20 members, chaired by BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, during its meeting last month after advocate and member Ambika Hiranandani raised the issue.
One of India's most high-profile tiger hunts in decades ended November 2, 2018, when the mother of two 10-month old cubs — known to hunters as T1 but Avni to wildlife lovers — was shot dead in the jungles of Maharashtra, after being suspected of becoming a man-eater.(AFP)
One of India's most high-profile tiger hunts in decades ended November 2, 2018, when the mother of two 10-month old cubs — known to hunters as T1 but Avni to wildlife lovers — was shot dead in the jungles of Maharashtra, after being suspected of becoming a man-eater.(AFP)

After tigress Avni’s death, Maharashtra to stop hiring hunters to kill ‘problematic’ animals

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 12:42 AM IST
A resolution to this effect was passed by the state animal welfare board, chaired by BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, during its meeting last month
Another leopard has created terror in Bageshwar district. There it killed a four-year girl in on September 3. The incident created panic in the area, with people demanding that the leopard be declared a man-eater and killed.(Picture for representation)
Another leopard has created terror in Bageshwar district. There it killed a four-year girl in on September 3. The incident created panic in the area, with people demanding that the leopard be declared a man-eater and killed.(Picture for representation)

Leopard that attacked nine people killed by hunter in Uttarakhand

Nainital | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 12:47 AM IST
Pankaj Kumar, divisional forest officer of Almora, said hunter Lakhpat Singh killed the leopard on Wednesday evening. He said the leopard had become a threat to human life after attacking 9 to 10 people in Nainoli area.
Saif Ali Khan’s look from Hunter is going viral.
Saif Ali Khan’s look from Hunter is going viral.

Hunter: Saif Ali Khan is unrecognisable as he transforms into a Naga sadhu. See pic

UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 11:27 AM IST
The usually dapper Saif Ali Khan transformed into a Naga sadhu for Hunter and his dreadlocks will remind you of Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow.
Anshul Kaushik with a gun from the 1857 sepoy mutiny.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Anshul Kaushik with a gun from the 1857 sepoy mutiny.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Meet Delhi’s History Hunter, who pieces together the world that was

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Dogra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 01:45 PM IST
Anshul Kaushik is a history buff like no other. From dinosaur eggs to pre-Independence artefacts, here’s all about him and his unique collection.
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