NGT gives Sri Sri green signal to hold festival but with Rs 5 cr fine

National Green Tribunal on Wednesday evening allowed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living Foundation to hold World Culture Festival on the Yamuna floodplains this weekend. However, the tribunal slapped a fine of Rs 5 crore as compensation to be paid by the foundation before the event. A petition had

A wedding of sparrows to save endangered birds!

Ever heard of wedding of sparrows? No, but this is what was done in Uttar Pradesh in India to spread awareness about the rapid decline in the number of these common birds. Not only this, in UP and Punjab birdhouses are being put up by people voluntarily to stall the

Thousands of dead fish found in Bengaluru lake

Thousands of dead fish washed up on the banks of the popular Ulsoor lake in Bengaluru on Monday. While the reason for their death was not known, this Indian city has been struggling to clean up its polluted lakes from untreated sewage. According to a report, city residents were taken aback

Watch: Leopard strays into village, shot

Panic spread in Kotdwar areas of Uttarakhand in India when a leopard entered a densely populated village on Saturday. However, after repeated attempts to capture it failed, the big cat was shot later. Forest officials reached fields near the village where they tried to capture it with nets for seven hours.

Leopard rescued; 2 cubs united with mom in India

In rising concern for wild animals in India, a leopard was rescued and two cubs united with their mother by people in two incidents at places located over 1,000 km apart. In the first case, an adult male leopard, which fell into a trap laid by poachers, was saved by

After whale, dead dolphin found on Mumbai beach

A dead dolphin was washed ashore on a beach on the outskirts of Mumbai in India. This incident came a month after a 35-foot Bryde’s Whale was beached on the Juhu Beach of Mumbai. Villagers spotted the dolphin on the Bhoigaon Beach in Vasai on Wednesday morning. The local authorities informed wildlife

WATCH Rare snow leopard spotted in India

In a rare sight, a snow leopard has been spotted near Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir state of India in the first week of February. A skier has posted a video of his encounter with the animal which has made wildlife and tourism departments excited as the snow leopard has

WATCH: Elephant runs amuck, tosses around van, motorcycle

An elephant ran amuck during a festival at the Bhagavathi Temple, Nalussery, at Pulappatta in Kerala. Elephants, which usually are an essential part of many religious festivals in South India, are quite taken for granted. But when they go berserk, they can be deadly. This tusker, named Devidasan, turned restive during

Truck smuggling 2,100 ducks to Chandigarh stopped, 2 arrested

A truck carrying around 2,100 ducks illegally from Karnataka to Chandigarh in India was intercepted near Agra on Tuesday. While two persons have been arrested in this connection, the hunt for kingpin of this racket who is said to be living in Chandigarh is on. When the police stopped a truck