Everything you need to know about Matha Forest: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Matha Forest: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Smoking cigarettes is not the only way to contract cancer. If one believes the Goa Forest Department, eating frog meat can also get you a date with cancer.
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) Karnataka is framing a new policy and guidelines to promote eco-tourism in its forest areas while protecting its wildlife, an official said Tuesday.
Bangalore, June 5 (IANS) Karnataka Forest and Environment Minister Ramanath Rai came under opposition fire Wednesday for demolishing a wall in his chambers in the secretariat allegedly to make his office 'Vastu' compliant.
Washington, June 5 (ANI): People suffering from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at an increased risk of dementia and other cognitive diseases, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Is has been known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but how it works has been unclear - until now.
Washington, June 5 (IANS) A recent study has shown that people suffering from type 2 diabetes and heart disease are at an increased risk of dementia and other cognitive diseases.
Bhubaneswar, June 3 (IANS) A wild bear Monday mauled a man to death in a forest in Odisha and injured another, an official said.
Washington, Jun. 2 (ANI): The job of a person's nose is not just restricted to breathing and smelling.
Junagadh (Gujarat), May 21 (ANI): A two-year-old lioness died due to stomach and lung infection near Gir Wildlife sanctuary.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Video games that pit players against human-looking characters may be more likely to provoke violent thoughts and words than games where monstrous creatures are the enemy, a new study has found
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Researchers have found that human kidneys discarded for transplant can potentially serve as a natural "scaffolding material" for manufacturing replacement organs in the lab using regenerative medicine techniques.
London, May 19 (ANI): Denmark has been crowned the winner of Eurovision song contest 2013 that were held in the Swedish city of Malmo.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) With urbanisation and infrastructural development taking place rapidly in the national capital, the forest department has been struggling with land to plant trees, an official said Thursday.
Ranchi, May 12 (IANS) Jharkhand is all set to get Rs.800 crore for advancement of livelihood and forestry for ecological security, an official said Sunday.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Researchers in the US are hoping to start human trials of memory implants in the next two years.
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Forest officials in Assam's Kaziranga National Park found two carcasses of one-horned rhinos from two locations, officials said Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, May 5 (IANS) A wild bear mauled eight people, including two women, to death and injured eight others in a forest in Odisha's Koraput district before being killed by villagers, an official said Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) Over a hundred villagers killed a wild bear that had injured a man and subsequently set the body ablaze in Odisha, an official said Saturday.
Shimla, May 2 (IANS) After the resounding success of the World Bank-aided Mid Himalaya Watershed Development Project in Himachal Pradesh, the state Thursday sought its extension in other rural areas.
Agartala, May 2 (IANS) The northeastern state of Tripura ranks first in India for providing land deeds to tribals under the forest rights act with 120,418 families benefiting since 2008, a minister said Thursday.
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) Luxury Ayurvedic skin and body care brand Forest Essentials has inaugurated a retail store here.
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson says her three-year-old son David is ready to make his first appearance on screen in her forthcoming film "Black Nativity".
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has said the state government would seek early release of Rs.277 crore for afforestation, an official statement Wednesday said.
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) The Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha would be closed for tourists for two-and-half months from May 15 as the nesting season of crocodiles is about to commence, a forest official said Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Dressed in their traditional attire, thousands of tribals, including women, from 10 states staged a joint rally here Tuesday to protest what they called loot of natural resources.
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's forest department is engaged in a massive project to remove lantana, an exotic flowering shrub that threatens the state's biodiversity, and re-greening the hills with fast-growing native flora, foresters said.
Kaziranga, (Assam) April 27 (IANS) A male wild buffalo was returned to the forest Saturday after over two years of human care, a wildlife official said.
Shillong, April 26 (ANI): Forest authorities in Meghalaya have arrested 25 poachers and recovered body parts of endangered deer from them from a remote village in the state's West Khasi Hills District.
Shillong, April 18 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday promised to take action against cement companies violating forest conservations laws.
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) A 50-year-old forest guard was beaten to death in Rajasthan's Bundi district early Thursday when he tried to stop illegal mining in a forest area. Two suspected atackers have been detained, police said.
Washington, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As US authorities beef up security nationwide following Monday's deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon and officials from Russia to Rio address precautions at the next two Olympic games, the uncomfortable truth is that governments are incapable of completely insulating the public from acts of terror, security experts told RIA Novosti.
Sadulpur (Rajasthan), April 13 (ANI): Forest officials successfully tranquilised and captured a leopard that had strayed into a village in Sadulpur in Rajasthan.
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Effective and adaptable leaders' brains may be physically "wired" to lead, according to a new study.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A week after the European Union (EU) implemented its new timber sourcing regulation, India Wednesday said its implementation should be based on the practicality of existing systems within the country so as to achieve the intended results.
London, April 7 (ANI): An artificial ovary created by researchers at the Wake Forest University is a new hope for women with damaged ovaries.
Junagadh (Gujarat), Apr 7 (ANI): Forest officials bravely rescued a three-year-old leopard cub, the big cat fell in the well in Aambaliya village in Junagadh.
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government relies on more than a decade old data when it comes to assess the state's forest cover.
New Delhi, Apr. 3 (ANI): The Ministry of Environment and Forests is implementing National Environment Policy, 2006, the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, National Forest Policy, 1988, and Rules made there under which address the concerns for the environmental stability and ecological security of the nation including water cycle, biodiversity conservation and forest land productivity, etc.
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Researchers from Liverpool and Manchester universities say their study of monkeys proves that middle managers suffer more stress than anyone else at work.
Surat, Apr 3 (ANI): Following in Mahatma Gandhi's footsteps, American citizens undertook a peace walk here with the objective of highlighting their opposition to military conscription in America.
Washington, Apr. 3 (ANI): A Roman ring that is believed to have inspired JRR Tolkien's 'The One Ring' has been put on display by Britain's National Trust and the Tolkien Society
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) More than 1,800 sq km of forest area in Himachal is under a canopy of weed and lantana, a flowering exotic shrub, which is affecting the biodiversity of the state, Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri said Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) The estranged wife of a Kerala minister Monday accused Chief Minister Oommen Chandy of "cheating" her by not accepting her complaint of domestic violence by her husband who is now moving to divorce her. Chandy dismissed the charge.
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): A Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center team that is studying alcohol addiction has new research, which might shed light on why some people are more susceptible to alcohol addiction than others.
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): Researchers have engineered ovaries that showed sustained release of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angela Bassett reveals that initially she was nervous about working with Morgan Freeman in "Olympus has Fallen".
Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angela Bassett reveals that initially she was nervous about working with Morgan Freeman.
Kamrup (Assam), Mar 25 (ANI): An endangered leopard took shelter atop a bamboo grove on Monday, petrifying the villagers in the Kamrup district. The forest officials took charge off the proceedings and rescued the canine with a dose of tranquilizer after struggling for six hours.
Kushinagar, Mar 23, (ANI): At least two persons were injured by a tiger near a village in Kushinagar.
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India cannot afford to completely abandon genetically modified (GM) crops and the government is trying to build a consensus among various stakeholders to reach at a solution soon, Science and Technology Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said Wednesday.
Raipur, March 19 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh Tuesday said in the assembly that a 3-km long road was constructed under national rural jobs scheme on a forest land in Rajnandgaon district without the approval of the forest department.
Nagpur, Mar 13 (ANI): Forest officials have arrested six persons for selling tiger and leopard skins worth Rs.80 lakhs.
Dehradun, March 12 (IANS) When the foundation of Delhi's historic Qutub Minar was being laid in the late 12th century, a deodar seed germinated in the Tehri Garhwal mountains in what is now Uttarkhand. For the next 700 years, the sapling grew into a colossal tree of almost the same height as Qutubuddin Aibak's 72.5 metre victory tower. A slice of this gigantic tree, also known as the 'Green Qutub', is on display at a museum here.
Thrissur (Kerala), March 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will lay the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art zoo at Puthoor near here Saturday.
London, Mar 10 (ANI): The real-life inspiration for Robin Hood lived near Tunbridge Wells, not Sherwood Forest, according to a historian.
Guwahati, Mar 1 (IANS) Despite a shoot-at-sight order, poachers killed another endangered one-horned rhinoceros in Assam's Kaziranga National Park and took away its horn, officials said Friday.
The Hague, Feb 26 (IANS) Steve McClaren has quit FC Twente with immediate effect following disappointing results in this season, the Dutch football club said Tuesday.
Guwahati, Feb 26 (IANS) Poachers have killed another one-horned rhino in Assam's high-security Kaziranga National Park, an official said Tuesday.
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian Navy rescued nine crew members of a sinking fishing vessel off Goa in the Arabian Sea, an official said here Tuesday.
Sikkim, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of experts from Japan recently visited remote areas of Sikkim to review work on a biodiversity conservation and forest management project.
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) The central environment and forest ministry has cleared the proposal for aerial surveillance of Assam's Kaziranga National Park, using an unmanned aircraft, a drone, to prevent poaching of rhinos, a state minister said Thursday.
Bangalore, Feb 21 (IANS) Two ministers Thursday quit the Karnataka BJP ministry and were set to resign from the assembly and the party too.
Edinburgh, Feb 17 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman was killed and an eight-year-old boy was hurt after a rally car left a forest track and hit spectators in the Highlands in Scotland.
New York, Feb 17 (ANI): Forest Whitaker was stopped and accused of stealing as he was leaving a store in New York on Saturday.
London, Feb 14 (IANS) In a bid to stamp out people's habit of spitting in public, an 80 pounds (about $125) fine is all set to be slapped on anyone found guilty of the act in a London burough.
Dhaka, Feb.10 (ANI): Foreign Secretaries of India and Bangladesh today concluded a very productive round of discussions, during which they covered the entire gamut of bilateral relations and other issues of mutual interest.
Bhopal, Feb. 6 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh anti-corruption officials have raided properties belonging to Chief Conservator of Forest, B. K. Singh and unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs.42 crores from his residences in Bhopal and Ujjain.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Amid the ongoing debate over delay in green clearances hampering key development projects, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Tuesday said her ministry is not a "bottleneck" for economic development but "partner in development".
Jorhat (Assam), Feb. 5 (ANI): Mysterious death of seventeen migratory birds en route from Siberia has baffled the forest officials in Jorhat, Assam.
New Delhi, Jan. 31 (ANI): The government on Thursday decided to constitute an executive committee on climate change to assist the Prime Minister's Council on the issue.
Panaji, Jan 31 (IANS) The Goa government plans to phase out plastic which is plaguing the state's beaches and adding to the garbage menace, Forest Minister Alina Saldanha said Thursday.
London, Jan 30 (IANS) A 44-year-old Briton beheaded his elderly mother because he believed she was a witch, and then wandered on the streets of London naked like a "zombie", a court has heard.
Washington, January 27 (ANI): Findings from a new study have suggested that beta-blockers, which are used for the treatment of high blood pressure and block the effects of stress hormone adrenaline, could increase the efficacy of anti-cancer therapies.
London, Jan 26(ANI): Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger was arrested by the Northumbria Police following an allegation made by a woman that the 21-year old forward assaulted her at city hotel.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Forest officials Thursday arrested 39 men for fishing near a turtle nesting site in Odisha's Kendrapada district, an official said.
Washington, January 24 (ANI): Researchers have found that in chimpanzees cooperative relationships are facilitated by an endocrinological mechanism involving the hormone oxytocin, even when these are between non-kin.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Wednesday said it is absolutely vital to protect the nation's bio diversity and natural resources.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Development work will start soon in the 91 recently regularised colonies on Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and forest land in the capital, a Delhi government official said Tuesday.
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that warmer temperatures due to climate change could cause soils to release additional carbon into the atmosphere, thereby enhancing climate change - but that effect diminishes over the long term.
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Green activists in Himachal Pradesh have strongly opposed the union environment ministry's decision to wave off approval from the locals for diverting forests to projects under the Forest Conservation Act.
London, Jan. 18 (ANI): Britain's police are investigating reports that a gang claiming to be Islamic vigilantes have been confronting members of the public and demanding they give up alcohol and women cover their flesh in their 'Muslim area'.
Washington, January 17 (ANI): As evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health, researchers have - in a new study - associated the presence of trees with human health.
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Economic growth is undoubtedly the prime driver of a country's overall development but the natural ecosystem and the people who make up the society are also vital for nation building, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) At least 62 fishermen were arrested for fishing near a turtle nesting site in Odisha's Kendrapada district, an official said Sunday.
Washington, January 13 (ANI): Controlling weight needs to be about much more than just diet and exercise, researchers say.
Chennai, Jan.12 (ANI): Activists of the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), protested here on Saturday against cruelty towards bulls through the ancient sport of 'Jallikattu'.
Washington, January 1 (ANI): Archaeologists in Germany have excavated 7,000-year-old wooden water wells, which are believed to be the earliest wooden constructions ever found.
Bhubaneswar, Dec. 31 (ANI): The Nandankanan Zoo here has become the country's third zoo to house a bear safari park after those in Hyderabad and Bangalore, which will give a closer view to the nature lovers.
Bhubaneswar, Dec 31 (IANS) As many as 81,000 migratory and resident birds were sighted in Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Park this season, an official said Monday.
London, Dec 25 (ANI): A couple from Britain has reportedly planned to beat a previous tandem journey record of 38,143kms from New Zealand to London.
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) A nearly two-week ban on the entry of tourists and visitors to the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha came into effect Monday for the annual census of winter avian species and head count drive of the estuarine crocodile, a wildlife official said.
Berlin, Dec 23 (IANS) A research team has successfully dated four prehistoric water wells in Germany, the oldest known timber constructions in the world, built by the first central European agricultural civilization.
Washington, December 21 (ANI): People with Type 2 diabetes are two to four times likelier to develop cardiovascular disease compared to people without the disease.
London, December 19 (ANI): A myna bird has been put in solitary confinement at a zoo after shouting 'f*** you' at visitors.
London, December 19 (ANI): Older women who want to slim down could be doing more harm than good if they don't manage to stick to the diet, experts have warned.
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Adivasis from across India Tuesday demanded immediate implementation of forest rights to ameliorate the living conditions of tribal communities in the country.
Washington, Dec 17(ANI): With New Year round the corner, its time for new resolutions and an expert on 'goal setting and will power' from US can help you to keep them.
Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) A myna bird is being kept in isolation at a zoo in China and will be re-trained after it insulted visitors with foul language.
Washington, December 17 (ANI): Gaining weight back after intentional weight loss is associated with negative long-term effects on some cardiometabolic (CM) risk factors in postmenopausal women, researchers say.
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) A new tool may minimise man-made distractions that effect our wildlife, by helping locate new roads and recreational trails more in harmony with their habitats.