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BANDIPUR CALLING
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BANDIPUR CALLING

Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav After a devastating drought for two years, Bandipur National Park is now springing back to life with lush greenery, thanks to copious rains and effective measures taken by the Forest Department. The park is opening its arms to welcome tourists flocking the forest area, spread across 1,027 sq kms, to…

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Crocodile found dead in Kukkarahalli Lake

The carcass of a crocodile which was suspected to have died about three days back, was found floating this morning in Kukkarahalli Lake by some morning walkers who informed the Forest Department. Range Forest Officer Puttaraju and staff managed to fish out carcass to the shore by noon using boats and ropes. It is learnt…

Forest Dept. deputes cane weavers to Assam for training
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Forest Dept. deputes cane weavers to Assam for training

As part of the birth centenary celebrations of late Chief Minister D. Devaraj Urs and under the aegis of Devaraj Urs Bidiru Vana Abhivrudhi Samithi, the Forest Department has sent 26 beneficiaries of Medar community of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar districts to Assam to undergo training in weaving cane products being held from Mar. 22 to…

Forest Dept. to take over three Palace elephants
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Forest Dept. to take over three Palace elephants

Three out of the six female elephants in the Mysore Palace will soon be taken over by the Forest Department following a request by the Mysore royal family. The elephants were rescued from Gemini Circus about 20 years ago following a Court order. Animal rights activists had petitioned the Court where they claimed that the…

CM fumes at Forest Officials
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CM fumes at Forest Officials

Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, who held a high-level meeting of Forest Officials here yesterday, fumed over the functioning style of Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) Officials and directed Forest Minister B. Ramanath Rai to take stringent action on negligent Officials besides ordering for a CID probe into the recent forest fires across the State. Siddharamaiah said that…

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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