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Tiger count up..

The Tribune 2019-12-03 07:46:00
BY THE WAY...750 in 4 years..

is the present tiger population in India, Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar told Rajya Sabha on Monday

was the tiger population during the previous count, the minister said during the question hour 

Union Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said India’s geographical area of forest cover has increased by 17,374 sq km between 2007 and 2017

7.08 lakh sq km India’s forest cover; it’s 21.54% of the total geographical area

is estimated tree cover, which is 2.85% of geogrpaphical area

DRI to post Customs officers in London, HK   

India is looking for suitable officers for posting as Customs sleuths in London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Brussels in an effort to check trade-based money laundering among others, officials said on Monday. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, the lead agency to check customs frauds and smuggling, has started the process of selecting customs overseas intelligence network officers for these places. pti

Sena MP’s car runs over spotted deer  

A car belonging to Shiv Sena MP from Palghar (near Mumbai) Rajendra Gavit knocked down and killed a spotted deer at Sanjay Gandhi National Park here, an official said. Gavit was not in the vehicle when the incident took place last Wednesday near the main gate of the park, he said. A case has been registered against the SUV's driver under provisions of the Wildlife Act. pti

UP Police finally bids adieu to .303 rifles 

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One more dead in Telangana tehsildar case

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