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Bandipur Forest Fire: Injured staff discharged from hospital
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Bandipur Forest Fire: Injured staff discharged from hospital

Three Forest Staffers including a Range Forest Officer (RFO), who suffered burn injuries while trying to extinguish fire that had broke out at Bandipur recently and were admitted to a private hospital in city for treatment on Feb. 19, have been discharged from the hospital on Feb. 27. The forest staff, who were discharged, are…

Bandipur forest fire put off
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Bandipur forest fire put off

The Bandipur forest fire which destroyed about 750 acres of forest area in N. Begur and Gundre regions was put off today morning after a three-day- long operation. The Forest Department personnel including the tribals, who began to work extensively to extinguish the fire from spreading to other parts of the forest due to gusty…

Forest Minister calls on injured; assures all help
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Forest Minister calls on injured; assures all help

Bandipur inferno and aftermath Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology B. Ramanath Rai has assured that the State Government will take care of all medical expenses of forest staff who have been injured while dousing the forest fire at Bandipur. The assurance came when he visited the Apollo BGS Hospital in city this morning where…

Bandipur wildfire: Gusty winds hinder dousing operations
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Bandipur wildfire: Gusty winds hinder dousing operations

Inferno spreads to N. Begur, Gundre ranges Counter-fire measures initiated; local villagers pitch in to extinguish flames The wildfire that broke out on Saturday in Kalkare range of Bandipur National Park which claimed the life of a forest guard is yet to be brought under control.  The fire has now spread to N. Begur and…

CM Siddharamaiah loses cool
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CM Siddharamaiah loses cool

At the 10th State Wildlife Board meeting in Bengaluru yesterday, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah lashed out at forest officials over the fire where a young guard lost his life, battling flames. When the issue of forest fire and the compensation for the guard was placed before him, Siddharamaiah lost his cool and expressed his dissatisfaction over…

Guard of honour for Murugesh
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Guard of honour for Murugesh

Forest staff seek pay parity with Police. Aranya Bhavan premises in Ashokapuram in city was, yesterday, the venue for officials of the Forest Department to present a guard of honour to Forest Guard Murugesh alias Murigeppa Thammangol, who died while trying to douse the fire that broke out at Kalkare range Bandipur Tiger Reserve on…

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