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Nine rhinos among over 100 animal deaths in Assam’s Kaziranga during floods

Adult rhino which had come out of park to escape floods moves back after rest
A rhino, tired after getting stuck for over three days in a swamp, had strayed on to national highway, where he rested all night before moving back inside.(HT Photo)
A rhino, tired after getting stuck for over three days in a swamp, had strayed on to national highway, where he rested all night before moving back inside.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 12:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Rhino resting on highway returns to Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Watch

Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve tweeted a video of the rhino.
The image shows the rhino eating leaves.(Twitter/@kaziranga_)
The image shows the rhino eating leaves.(Twitter/@kaziranga_)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 12:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Rhino rests on highway as cars pass by in Assam. Officials trying to guide it back to rescue centre

“A rhino have strayed out near Bandar Dhubi area at Bagori Range yesterday and taking rest near NH37,” tweeted Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.
The image shows the rhino resting on highway.(Twitter/@kaziranga_)
The image shows the rhino resting on highway.(Twitter/@kaziranga_)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 05:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Assam: Kaziranga tigress rescued from floods released into the wild

The tigress was brought in a cage on a vehicle and released by forest personnel, which was captured in a telling video that showed the animal running into the wild after a few seconds of initial hesitation.
The two year old tigress after its rescue from a village on Wednesday.(KNPTR)
The two year old tigress after its rescue from a village on Wednesday.(KNPTR)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 01:50 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Railways will move to 100% electrification in next 3.5 years, says Piyush Goyal and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The railways ministry has taken a number of initiatives in order to transform into ‘Green Railways’ by 2030.(PTI file photo)
The railways ministry has taken a number of initiatives in order to transform into ‘Green Railways’ by 2030.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 01:14 PM IST
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SC committee asks Assam to submit report on illegal construction in Kaziranga animal corridor

The letter issued on Tuesday by Amarnatha Shetty, the member-secretary of CEC, to MK Yadava, chief wildlife warden, Assam, was in response to a complaint filed in June by environmental activist Rohit Choudhury.
“No new construction shall be permitted on private lands, which form part of the nine identified animal corridors,” the SC order had stipulated.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
“No new construction shall be permitted on private lands, which form part of the nine identified animal corridors,” the SC order had stipulated.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 05:52 PM IST
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Evolve an integrated response to floods | HT Editorial

The Assam floods are yet another reminder of the fragility of the ecosystem
<p>Two shots were fired outside the office of a Member of Parliament belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. The incident happened outside the office of Hans Raj Hans, who represents the North West Delhi constituency in the Lok Sabha. The MP was not at his Rohini office when the incident took place. Police arrested Rameshwar Pehalwan, a 51-year old wrestling coach at a Delhi University college, for the crime.</p>

Two shots were fired outside the office of a Member of Parliament belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. The incident happened outside the office of Hans Raj Hans, who represents the North West Delhi constituency in the Lok Sabha. The MP was not at his Rohini office when the incident took place. Police arrested Rameshwar Pehalwan, a 51-year old wrestling coach at a Delhi University college, for the crime.

Updated on Jul 06, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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Over 1.6 mn affected by flood in Assam, 80% of Kaziranga National Park inundated

According to Kaziranga National Park authorities, 73 of the 223 camps used by forest personnel to patrol the park have been inundated and six of them have been vacated.
A herd of one-horn rhinoceros takes shelter on higher land inside the flooded Kaziranga National Park, Assam, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.(PTI)
A herd of one-horn rhinoceros takes shelter on higher land inside the flooded Kaziranga National Park, Assam, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 09:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parasahar | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi

Assam activist cites illegal construction in Kaziranga corridor

Assam’s Kaziranga is home to several Rhinos and Tigers apart from other wild life species
The Kanchanjuri animal corridor in Kaliabar area of Assam’s Nagaon district. The building under construction can be seen in the background.(HT Photo/ Sourced)
The Kanchanjuri animal corridor in Kaliabar area of Assam’s Nagaon district. The building under construction can be seen in the background.(HT Photo/ Sourced)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar Edited by Abhinav Sahay

News updates from Hindustan Times: Spike in Covid-19 cases in eastern UP, all 75 districts affected and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Daily wage labourers gathered at a city crossing in search of employment after relaxation in lockdown norms in the fourth phase, in Lucknow on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Daily wage labourers gathered at a city crossing in search of employment after relaxation in lockdown norms in the fourth phase, in Lucknow on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2020 01:01 PM IST
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After lull of 13 months, poachers kill rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga; steal horn

Discovery of eight empty shells of an AK-47 assault rifle at the spot where the rhino’s carcass was found have led forest officials to suspect the role of some local insurgent groups, who are in possession of such sophisticated arms.
This is the first instance of rhino poaching in Kaziranga this year.(Sourced)
This is the first instance of rhino poaching in Kaziranga this year.(Sourced)
Published on May 10, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

Eleven poisoned vultures cured and released into the wild in Assam

Nineteen vultures belonging to two different species had died at Sibsagar district on April 21 after they consumed meat of a poisoned calf’s carcass.
A veterinarian taking care of a poisoned vulture at CWRC.(Wildlife Trust of India)
A veterinarian taking care of a poisoned vulture at CWRC.(Wildlife Trust of India)
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 03:17 PM IST
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Baby rhino gets separated from mom in Assam’s Kaziranga; efforts underway to reunite both

The one-month-old calf got separated from its mother around Sunday in the Deopani area near the park
The rhino calf was found outside Kaziranga National Park boundary on Sunday.(Kaziranga National Park)
The rhino calf was found outside Kaziranga National Park boundary on Sunday.(Kaziranga National Park)
Published on Apr 21, 2020 02:05 PM IST
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Tiger carcass found at Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, infighting suspected

All national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and zoos in Assam have been closed since March 16 as a precautionary measure against spread of Covid-19.
Kaziranga, which is the largest habitat of one-horned rhinos, is home to a total of 121 Royal Bengal Tigers.(Representative photo/PTI)
Kaziranga, which is the largest habitat of one-horned rhinos, is home to a total of 121 Royal Bengal Tigers.(Representative photo/PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 08:44 AM IST
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Anthrax kills five rhinos at nor Bengal’s Jaldapara National Park

The National Park spreads over more than 200 sq km in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas and is known for its one-horned rhino. It has the highest rhino population after the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
Forest officials said that the national park’s tourism would not be affected as the infected zone lies in the core area, which is deep inside the park and far away from the tourist zone. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Forest officials said that the national park’s tourism would not be affected as the infected zone lies in the core area, which is deep inside the park and far away from the tourist zone. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 11:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Siliguri | ByJoydeep Thakur and Pramod Giri

India’s forest guards, the unsung climate warriors | Analysis

To appreciate the work of the guards, one needs to understand the why forests are important. A report by the ministry of environment says India’s forests absorb 11.25% of greenhouse gases, which are responsible for the climate crisis.
Dimbeswar Das is a forest officer at the Kaziranga National Park, Assam. The 53-year-old is the 2019 Earth Hero Award from the Royal Bank of Scotland.(RBS)
Dimbeswar Das is a forest officer at the Kaziranga National Park, Assam. The 53-year-old is the 2019 Earth Hero Award from the Royal Bank of Scotland.(RBS)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 08:13 PM IST
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Planning to pop the question but not sure where? Here are some travel ideas to explore when you want to propose

While there are umpteen romantic ways to propose, the definition of romance is different for every couple. Here are tips to make it a memorable experience for your special someone.
Planning to pop the question? Here are tips to make it a memorable experience for your special someone.
Planning to pop the question? Here are tips to make it a memorable experience for your special someone.
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 07:04 AM IST
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Cop injured in encounter with poachers near Kaziranga National Park

The police have recovered a .303 rifle said to be the weapon of preference of the rhino poachers.
The two poachers fled after attacking the police at Kaziranga National Park.(HT photo)
The two poachers fled after attacking the police at Kaziranga National Park.(HT photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 11:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Assam approves Kaziranga Eco Sensitive Zone proposal, sends it to Centre

The eco-sensitive zone around the Kaziranga National Park is aimed at regulating activity including mining around the park.
Tourists watch a one horned rhino with her calf as they cool off in Assam’s Kaziranga national park.(PTI)
Tourists watch a one horned rhino with her calf as they cool off in Assam’s Kaziranga national park.(PTI)
Published on Sep 18, 2019 10:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Longest flyover to protect wildlife at Kaziranga planned

At 35km in length, the flyover will have three segments, the first segment will be around 18km. It will be the longest in India — more than the length of the PVNR Express Highway in Hyderabad, which is 11.6km long.
The minister said the work on DPR is expected to be over within the next two months. Once that is done, the tender process would begin and work on the project is expected to start from the next year.(HT image)
The minister said the work on DPR is expected to be over within the next two months. Once that is done, the tender process would begin and work on the project is expected to start from the next year.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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Akshay Kumar on donating Rs 2 cr towards Assam floods: ‘God has given me a lot of money, kahaan leke jaane hain paise’

Actor Akshay Kumar has admitted that ‘God has given me a lot of money, so I give away without thinking twice’. The actor has donated Rs 2 crore towards the Assam floods relief work.
Actor Akshay Kumar during media interactions for his film Mission Mangal in Mumbai.(IANS)
Actor Akshay Kumar during media interactions for his film Mission Mangal in Mumbai.(IANS)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 07:07 PM IST
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Rare rhinos among more than 200 animals killed in Assam floods

Forty percent of Kaziranga National Park in Assam has been left under water following 10 days of torrential rains that have also killed more than 71 people in the northeastern state.
Kaziranga: Rhinos with their calves standing on an elevated land in the flooded Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Wednesday.(PTI photo)
Kaziranga: Rhinos with their calves standing on an elevated land in the flooded Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Wednesday.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 07:25 PM IST
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Akshay Kumar donates Rs 2 crore to Assam CM’s Relief Fund and Kaziranga National Park rescue

The actor has set new examples by donating for both disaster relief fund and Kaziranga National Park
Akshay Kumar was recently ranked on Forbes’ 2019 list of highest paid actors in the world.(PHOTO: VIRAL BHAYANI)
Akshay Kumar was recently ranked on Forbes’ 2019 list of highest paid actors in the world.(PHOTO: VIRAL BHAYANI)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 04:56 PM IST
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Wildlife in Kaziranga takes a hit, people in vicinity hang by a thread

At least 17 animals have died due to rain-related incidents since last week in and around Kaziranga National Park. Over 95% area of the park is submerged though the water has started receding.
Villagers transport food grains and animals on a boat in Burha Burhi village of Gauhati on Monday.(Photo: AP)
Villagers transport food grains and animals on a boat in Burha Burhi village of Gauhati on Monday.(Photo: AP)
Published on Jul 16, 2019 12:00 AM IST
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11 killed in Assam floods, Met dept predicts more rainfall

Nearly 90% of Kaziranga National Park, the largest habitat of one-horned rhinos, has been inundated by flood waters and most wild animals are seeking safety at higher grounds in neighbouring Karbi Anglong district.
A total of 3,181 villages in 103 revenue circles across the state have been affected and standing crop in 87,607 hectares damaged.(PTI PHOTO.)
A total of 3,181 villages in 103 revenue circles across the state have been affected and standing crop in 87,607 hectares damaged.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 12:14 AM IST
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Food, vets at ‘highlands’ to protect Assam’s Kaziranga animals from floods

Park authorities have created 33 highlands, artificially constructed elevated spots, where small and large animals are expected to take refuge when flood waters submerge most of the park’s area.
Floods inundated nearly 85% of the Kaziranga park in 2017 and claimed the lives of nearly 400 animals, including 31 rhinos.(PTI File Photo)
Floods inundated nearly 85% of the Kaziranga park in 2017 and claimed the lives of nearly 400 animals, including 31 rhinos.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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Infighting kills Royal Bengal Tiger in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park

A post mortem examination carried out by experts verified infighting as the cause of death. The carcass, which was found intact, was burnt in the presence of forest officials, wildlife activists and others.
The decomposed body of the tiger was found in the Baruntika area of the 430sqkm- park’s Kohora range on Wednesday. The animal is suspected to have died nearly two weeks ago.(PTI/FilePhoto/ Representative Image)
The decomposed body of the tiger was found in the Baruntika area of the 430sqkm- park’s Kohora range on Wednesday. The animal is suspected to have died nearly two weeks ago.(PTI/FilePhoto/ Representative Image)
Updated on May 09, 2019 02:49 PM IST
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Supreme Court bans mining activities along Kaziranga park

The court also directed the Assam director general of police, to ensure compliance of the order and prevent any illegal mining in the region.
The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 09:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

Wildlife Institute of India creates rhino DNA database to nab poachers

The Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has, for the first time, successfully created a DNA database of almost 200 rhinos from Assam, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
The WII now has DNA samples of around 100 rhinos from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, 40 from Dudhwa National Park in UP, around 35-40 from Manas National Park and about 70-80 rhinos from Kaziranga National Park, both in Assam.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
The WII now has DNA samples of around 100 rhinos from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, 40 from Dudhwa National Park in UP, around 35-40 from Manas National Park and about 70-80 rhinos from Kaziranga National Park, both in Assam.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
Published on Oct 05, 2018 08:32 AM IST
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India cannot afford to have a weak tribunal to adjudicate on environmental issues

Unless immediate corrective action is taken, the National Green Tribunal which has till recently served as an institution to provide environmental justice, will increasingly become an institution to perpetuate environmental injustice. If this is to happen, it will be a sad day for both India’s environment and democracy.
The objective of the tribunal is not to provide a post-retirement retreat for judges and officials or provide opportunities for lawyers to expand their practice.(Hindustan Times)
The objective of the tribunal is not to provide a post-retirement retreat for judges and officials or provide opportunities for lawyers to expand their practice.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 06:00 PM IST
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