Forest officials seize rare turtles in Siliguri

SILIGURI - Forest officials seized 46 Indian soft shell turtles from two smugglers in Siliguri.

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Natural breeding of alligators in Chambal river delights people

CHAMBAL - Natural breeding of Ghariyals or, the Indian alligators in Chambal river here has delighted residents and authorities, as it reflects a favourable sign for reptiles’ conservation.

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Himachal Pradesh sterilizes monkeys to check their population

SHIMLA - The unrestricted growth of simian population in Shimla has forced the authorities to step- in, to control its numbers.

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Frog marriage solemnised for rain showers in Nagpur

NAGPUR - A number of farmers seeking rainfall in Nagpur city organised wedding of two frogs on Saturday to please the Rain Gods and hoped their region would soon receive monsoon showers.

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Dead snake found in mid-day meals at a primary school in Jharkhand

DHANBAD - A dead snake was found in mid-day meals served to students of a primary school in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district on Tuesday.

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Frog marriage in Assam pleases rain gods

CHIPOHA VILLAGE - Fed up with the prolonged dry spell in the region, villagers in Assam married off frogs in a unique custom to please the rain god, asking for an early monsoon.

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West Bengal railway staff rescue over 1000 turtles from smugglers

KOLKATA - Railway staff has rescued over 1000 turtles from smugglers at the Howrah Railway station. It has handed over the turtles to the forest department.

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Widow relaxes after court acquits her pet dog

PATNA - A happy Raj Kumari Devi Wednesday woke up tension free and ‘upbeat’ after her pet dog Chhotu won a legal battle in a Bihar court.

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Pet birds get their own cooler in Jodhpur

JODHPUR - A resident of Jodhpur has designed a miniature cooler to provide relief to his pet birds from the scorching heat.

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Pet parrot’s birthday celebrated in Uttar Pradesh

VARANASI - A musical band, hordes of sweets and a cake, made a perfect birthday bash thrown up by painter Baijnath Sharma, for his pet parrot.

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