Wildlife Protection Act

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Gujarat: Seven jailed for harassing lioness in Gir forest

09 Mar 2021

Gujarat: Seven jailed for harassing lioness in Gir forest

A court in Gir, Somnath district of Gujarat convicted seven people, including three tourists from Ahmedabad, and awarded different jail terms for harassing a lioness in Gir forest in 2018.

UP: Three arrested for killing endangered Gangetic dolphin

08 Jan 2021

UP: Three arrested for killing endangered Gangetic dolphin

Days after a Gangetic dolphin was beaten to death in the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, three men have been arrested for the crime.

Rahul Gandhi, Harsh Vardhan spar over killing of tigress, Avni

05 Nov 2018

Rahul Gandhi, Harsh Vardhan spar over killing of tigress, Avni

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for slamming Centre over the killing of tigress Avni (T-1), Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said that no previous government has worked with the kind of "depth and seriousness" this dispensation has.

Members of this tribe pay liquor as fine for crimes

02 Aug 2018

Members of this tribe pay liquor as fine for crimes

Last week, when Dalu Birhor engaged in a brawl with a neighbor, he was fined two bottles of Hariya (a locally-brewed liquor).

Tricolor burial for peacock? Delhi Police claims it's 'protocol'

08 May 2018

Tricolor burial for peacock? Delhi Police claims it's 'protocol'

Delhi Police took 'honoring' the national bird to a new level.

On Wildlife Crime Bureau's convict list, Salman gets 39th spot

26 Apr 2018

On Wildlife Crime Bureau's convict list, Salman gets 39th spot

Salman Khan's conviction in the blackbuck poaching case has got him listed in the convicts' section of the official website of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB).

Delhi firm shells out Rs. 16lakh for car number '0001'

23 Jun 2017

Delhi firm shells out Rs. 16lakh for car number '0001'

A Delhi-based firm paid Rs. 16 lakh to the transport department for a vanity plate bearing car registration number '0001' in an e-auction last week.

Forest dept searches for national level shooter over illegal-wildlife recovery

01 May 2017

Forest dept searches for national level shooter over illegal-wildlife recovery

The Forest Department is on the lookout for Prashant Vishnoi, a national level shooter, after they recovered illegal wildlife trophies from his father's house in Meerut.

Third 'sabotage' incident on railway tracks in 15 days

09 Feb 2017

Third 'sabotage' incident on railway tracks in 15 days

In the third such incident in 15 days, a seven-foot-long metal piece of an overhead equipment mast was found on the tracks of the Panvel-JNPT line in Panvel.