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According to the census being conducted by the wildlife wing of the forest department and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, 52 snow leopards have been identified in 10 remote sites in Lahaul, Spiti, Chamba and Kinnaur .(Photo: Himachal Forest Dept (Files))

Regular sightings indicate rise in number of snow leopards in HP

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Census of the animals by the wildlife wing of the forest department and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, has stalled because of the Covid-19 pandemic
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This undated handout picture obtained on August 7, 2018 from APECS shows a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus). The basking shark, the second largest fish in the world, can be found off the coast of Brittany, but also in the Mediterranean.(AFP Photo)
This undated handout picture obtained on August 7, 2018 from APECS shows a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus). The basking shark, the second largest fish in the world, can be found off the coast of Brittany, but also in the Mediterranean.(AFP Photo)

Sightings and satellites help track the world’s second largest fish, the basking shark

By Agence France-Presse | Brest, France
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 06:41 PM IST
Hunted voraciously for its massive fin -- highly prized for sharks’ fin soup in China -- as well as its oily liver and meat, global populations of basking shark declined precipitously during the 20th century.
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Ranbir Kapoor will soon be seen in Sanju.(Viral Bhayani)
Ranbir Kapoor will soon be seen in Sanju.(Viral Bhayani)

Aditya Chopra’s rare sighting to Deepika Padukone who’s glad to be back, here’s what Bollywood celebs were up to

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 10:05 AM IST
From Aditya Chopra-Rani Mukerji’s private dinner with Karan Johar to Deepika Padukone’s airport sighting, here’s a peek into all the starry attractions across Mumbai on Monday.
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Karnala Bird sanctuary at Karnala in Navi Mumbai(HT Photo)
Karnala Bird sanctuary at Karnala in Navi Mumbai(HT Photo)

Although sightings increase at Karnala, small birds may be under threat

By Padmja Sinha | Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 12:54 AM IST
Every year, nature lovers and forest officials conduct the census on Buddha Purnima.
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The carcass of the tiger was found on Friday inside a forest near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district.(HT Photo)
The carcass of the tiger was found on Friday inside a forest near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district.(HT Photo)

Royal Bengal tiger speared down by locals in Lalgarh 42 days after first sighting

By Koushik Dutta | Hindustan Times, Midnapore
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 06:55 PM IST
Locals said the tiger injured two villagers at around 10 am on Friday when a group of around 70 tribal people entered the forest to hunt animals and birds as part of their ongoing hunting festival.
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