Forest officer convicted, sentenced to 5 yrs imprisonment and Rs 1.5 Cr fine

Friday, January 27th, 2023

Mangaluru: A forest department official was convicted by a court here on January 27 in a disproportionate assets case. The Third Additional District Sessions (Special) Court Judge B B Jakati here convicted S Raghava Paatali, a Range Forest Officer of Sahyadri Range in Belthangady under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and […]

Constitute task force to nab leopard in T Narasipur-CM Bommai

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Bengaluru : Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai instructed to constitute a task force to nab leopard which has killed four persons so far. Expressing his deep concern over the attacks of leopard on human beings in a meeting of Forest Department and officials of Mysuru District Administration here on Tuesday, he directed the authorities concerned to […]

Forest Department arrested 2 persons for killing python

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Puttur : Forest Department personnel from Puttur on Tuesday arrested two residents of Kolthige village on the charge of killing a python. An official communiqué here gave the names of the accused as Dhananjaya, 38, and Jaya, 38, residents of Shediguri in Kolthige. A jurisdictional magistrate court has remanded them in judicial custody till July […]

SKDRDP to plant 10 lakh saplings with forest department

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Dharmasthala : Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) will plant 10 lakh saplings in Karnataka at a cost of Rs 35 lakh in association with forest department, said Dharmasthala D. Veerendra Heggade on Wednesday. Speaking after launching the “bittotsava” programme of forest department at Dadanthamale reserve forest, Belalu village, Belthangady Taluk, he said that […]

2 km long four-lane road from Snana Ghatta to Dharmasthala inaugurated

Monday, February 8th, 2021
Dharmasthala Road

Ujire : Deputy Chief Minister and in-charge of Public Works Department Govind M. Karjol promised on Sunday that the government will take steps to widen the road from Periyashanthi on National Highway 75 to Dharmasthala. Speaking to the Pattadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala D. Veerendra Heggade after inaugurating a 2 km long newly laid four-lane […]

MCC to hand over 20-acre land and Rs 60 lakh to forest department

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Mangaluru : The Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has decided to pay Rs 60 lakh for taking up compensatory afforestation and to seek permission for the felling of the trees on the land identified for urban housing project, from the Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change (MoEF). In addition, the MCC has also decided […]

Two Squirrel hunters arrested at Subrahmanya

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Subrahmanya: The Forest Department officials in Kukke Subrahmanya arrested two persons on the charge of hunting and killing three giant squirrels in the reserve forest near the temple town on Sunday. Honnappa K. (42) of Charmata House, Nalkuru village, Nadugallu in Sullia taluk, and Ramesh P.K. (42) of Kallugudde House, Kukke Subrahmanya village in Kadaba […]

Forest department sized blackbuck skin at Tannirbhavi

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Mangaluru : The forest department and Panambur rowdy squad, two persons were arrested for possession of blackbuck skin at Tannirbhavi road. The accused who have been remanded to judicial custody are identified as Ramesh Mallappa Yadavad (51) and Raju Biradar (47), both residents of Indi taluk in Bijapur district. Two persons were seen holding something […]

23 python eggs handed over to forest department

Monday, April 29th, 2019
23 python eggs

Mangaluru: A Mangaluru-based snake rescuer, Tauseef Ahmed, has safely retrieved at least 23 python eggs from Kulai on the city outskirts. According to Ahmed, two local residents, Shubha and Soumya, had called him from Kodikeri in Kulai on Saturday morning. They said that a big python was found during an excavation work near their house […]

Western Ghats foothills..only 183 staff in the forest department!

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Mangaluru: Normally, from an uprooted tree to a herd of elephants barging into a farm, the forest department is responsible. But, there are only 183 staff in the forest department, responsible for the protection of the dense forest of the along the foothills of the western ghats that lie in D.K. district! Yes, the total […]