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Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking 20.1.2018 General News
Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $1 million from Africa to Thailand. His downfall follows the December 12 arrest of Nikorn Wongprachan, a Thai National Parks and Wildlife Conservation official, at Bangkok's main airport as he attempted to smuggle the rhino horn from the quarantine section to a nearby apartment. The horn was smuggled into Bangkok by a Chinese man who was arrested a day before on arrival from Johannesburg, South Africa. The police sting led to Boonchai, who financed the network. "This is a major smuggling syndicate and Boonchai is a ringleader," General Chalermkiat Srivorakan, deputy national police chief, told reporters ...
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Is it unprecedented? Now what? Your questions on US govt shutdown answered 20.1.2018 Hindustan Times - world
President Donald Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending plan by Friday midnight, triggering a partial shutdown of the United States government, which has partially shut down three times in the past quarter-century.
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Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking 20.1.2018 Hindustan Times - world
Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $1 million from Africa to Thailand
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US government shutdown: What's closed, who is affected? 20.1.2018 Hindustan Times - world
Almost half of the two million civilian federal workers in the US will be barred from doing their jobs as the US government shut down after the Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.
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Factbox: What Happens in a US Government Shutdown? 20.1.2018 The Wire

In shutdowns, non-essential government employees are placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working.

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What happens in a US government shutdown? 20.1.2018 Zee News : World
The US government officially shutdown on Friday for the first time in five years after lawmakers failed to agree on a spending deal. US President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for the shutdown which comes exactly a year after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
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U.S. Congress has shut down the government. Now what? 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Here’s a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government.
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What exactly happens in a US government shutdown: Your complete guide 20.1.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
President Donald Trump and the US Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. In shutdowns, nonessential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that all unpaid workers received retroactive pay. The Trump administration would support a similar measure, a senior administration official said on Friday. Workers began finding out on Friday whether they would be furloughed, but official notices would come as early as Saturday. They would receive their last paycheck for work up until the shutdown on Friday January 26. The last shutdown, in October 2013, lasted more than two weeks and more than 800,000 federal employees were furloughed. There is no official tally of how many would be off work ...
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Explained: Why Republicans, Trump are scrambling to avoid US govt shutdown 19.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The last government shutdown in October 2013 lasted more than two weeks and more than 800,000 federal employees were furloughed
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Here's What Happens During A US Government Shutdown 19.1.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the US government open and prevent agencies from...
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Enumerators sight 2 tigers, 3 cubs on Day 4 11.1.2018 Deccan Herald - State
Participants of the statewide tiger census had to gather information on herbivorous animals on Day 4. While the first three days were dedicated for sighting of tigers and other animals, the next two days concentrated on herbivorous animals. A total of two tigers and three cubs were sighted on Day Four in the limits of the Nagarahole and Bandipur national parks. A tigress with her three cubs was sighted in Antharasanthe range. Three leopards were sighted at DB Kuppe range, said Manikantan, director, Tiger Project, Nagarahole National Park. In Bandipur and Biligirirangana Betta (BRT) range, the participants could sight just one tiger near N Begur on Thursday. However, they sighted a number of herbivores and other animals. While those in Bandipur could sight 17 wild dogs and 36 bisons, those in BRT range sighted a huge python. The enumerators also collected details on the food habits of the plant-eating animals. Speaking to DH, Madhusudan, range forest officer, Veeranahosahalli, said information on ...
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‘Infrastructure development in conflict with wildlife conservation’ 11.1.2018 BusinessLine - National
Roads, rail lines and power lines run through wild habitats: Expert
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Infra development conflicts with wildlife conservation: Expert 11.1.2018 General News
Linear infrastructure developments were conflicting with the objectives of wildlife conservation in many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India, an expert said here today. As many as 72 of the documented 88 elephant corridors have national highways or other major roads passing through them and seven have railway lines, V B Mathur, Director of Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India, said. More than 200 elephants had been killed in the country since 1987 by trains passing through forests, he said while speaking at a two-day workshop on elephant conservation in south Indian states jointly organised by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest and Kerala Forest Department. Of the 50 Protected Areas (PAs), declared as Tiger Reserves in the country, major roads pass through 26 of them, he said. "In many of India's National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Tiger Reserves, linear infrastructure developments in the form of roads, railway lines, power lines and ...
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With tiger count under way, animal sightings surge 10.1.2018 Hindu: National
The carnivore and mega herbivore sign survey taken up as part of All-India Tiger Estimation 2018, which concluded in the State on Wednesday, saw a surge in both carnivore and herbivore sightings in Ba...
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How to not get tickets to a TV show 10.1.2018 Hindu: Leisure
National parks and cape beaches are passé on the US tour itinerary. Your holiday is incomplete if you are not part of the audience at a studio
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TU organises health camp for forest guards of Orang National Park 8.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
TU organises health camp for forest guards of Orang National Park
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Wildlife cartoonist's mantra: Say it with humour 7.1.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
A caricature of an Indian Hive Bee carrying pollen baskets is accompanied with the message, "Carry your own shopping bags". A Bactrian Camel, sauntering with his double hump, advises, "Carry your own water bottles to avoid using plastics".
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Safaris during tiger census partially restored 7.1.2018 Hindu: News
The survey will be held in all tiger reserves and wildlife divisions of the State from Monday
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Env ministry seeks improved air connectivity for Gir 6.1.2018 General News
The issue of poor air connectivity with Gir National Park in Gujarat has been taken up with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the environment ministry has told a parliamentary panel. The environment ministry stated this in its action taken report to a parliamentary standing committee on science and technology, environment and forest. The ministry has also said that the Gujarat government has also been asked to take action regarding the recommendation of the committee to remove encroachments from around the Park. "Encroachments and construction around the national parks and sanctuaries are in purview of the states. In so far as Gir National Park is concerned, state government of Gujarat has been communicated to take action according the recommendation of the committee. "The ministry has also taken up the matter with Ministry of Civil Aviation regarding poor air connectivity of Gir National Park and requested for improving air connectivity," the Ministry told the panel ...
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Now people too can join in tiger counting in state 3.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal National Tiger Estimation will be conducted in four phases from February 5... more »
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