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Shell out hefty fines for speeding, stopping inside protected forests
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Shell out hefty fines for speeding, stopping inside protected forests

Mysuru:  Following repeated incidents of people travelling on the roads that cut through National Parks and Tiger Reserves disturbing animals and indulging in activities like drinking, smoking, taking photos, shooting videos, playing music in their vehicle’s music system and making loud noise, the Forest Department has decided to crackdown on such activities and impose a…

Operation to capture tiger on prowl begins in Kodagu
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Operation to capture tiger on prowl begins in Kodagu

Gonikoppal (Kodagu):  The Forest Department, following several complaints from villagers of a tiger killing their livestock, have begun the combing operation to capture the tiger. The combing operation began on Friday at about 5 am in Devarakaadu Forest, coffee estates and surrounding places with the help of elephants Abhimanyu, Krishna, Drona and Bheema, which were…

Forest Department rolls back ban on trekking
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Forest Department rolls back ban on trekking

Mysuru:  The Forest Department that had banned trekking in the forests of Karnataka in the wake of fire tragedy at Kurangani Hills in Theni District of Tamil Nadu in which nearly ten students were killed, has now modified its order and said that trekking will be permitted in certain areas of the forest. The order…

Rescued tigress critical at Zoo
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Rescued tigress critical at Zoo

Mysuru: The injured tigress, which was rescued by the Forest Department from Hediyala Range coming under Bandipur Tiger Reserve Forest on Monday and shifted to Mysuru Zoo where it is kept under observation after being treated for its injuries is said to be critical. The Department officials and staff, who conducted a search operation to…

Forest Dept. reluctant to take back three Palace elephants
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Forest Dept. reluctant to take back three Palace elephants

Mysuru: Even as 15 Dasara elephants are being prepped up for the grand finale with sumptuous butter-and-fruit-laced food, body massages and rigorous training at the sprawling Mysore Palace and outside, a set of five female elephants, also inside the Palace, are not that fortunate to be the cynosure of all eyes. Reason: An administrative approval…

I can take care of elephants: Pramoda Devi Wadiyar
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I can take care of elephants: Pramoda Devi Wadiyar

Mysuru: Reacting to the delay in the Forest Department replying to the letter she had sent, Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, speaking to Star of Mysore, said, “I definitely can take care of the elephants in my possession. However, due to administrative inconvenience, I wrote to the Forest Department to take back at least three elephants as…

Forest workers demand regularisation of jobs
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Forest workers demand regularisation of jobs

Mysuru: Around 500 daily wage workers of the Forest Department held a protest in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office here this morning, urging the State Government to fulfil their demands . The protestors, who assembled at the Town Hall premises, took out a protest rally till the DC’s office passing through the main thoroughfares of…

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