A wildlife enthusiast has been working on an early warning system (EWS) to check man-elephant conflict in a Terai village.

Nidhi Singh identified Toribari village, part of an elephant corridor 8km from here, for the project that she has been working since September.

Siliguri, Oct. 19: Foresters have intensified patrolling on the fringe villages of the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary apprehending raids by a herd of 100-odd elephants in the next 24 hours.

Siliguri, Sept. 8: The Siliguri Municipal Corporation has planned to introduce Green Police to help clear encroachments from the pavements in town, guide the residents on parking rules and enforce plastic ban.

Siliguri, Aug. 18: An alert has been sounded in Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts following the rise in the water level of the Teesta after heavy rain lashed the region for 24 hours.

Siliguri, Aug. 11: Residues of an insecticide used in Naxalbari Tea Estate were found in the stomachs of three garden children who had died yesterday.

SILIGURI, 1 AUG: To obtain detailed reports on tea plantations and the exact number of working small tea planters in north Bengal, the Tea Board of India has asked the state's land and land reforms department to conduct a thorough survey in this region.

Siliguri, July 28: Over 13,000 hectares of forest land has been encroached upon across Bengal, the state forest minister has admitted while expressing apprehension that if the trend continues the man-animal conflict will be on the rise.

Till March 31, 2007, a total of 13,048.376 hectares of forest land had been encroached, according to data available with the forest department.

Gangtok, July 28: Want to buy a car? Get a garage first.

This is what the Sikkim transport department has told residents of the state where, as almost everywhere in India, cars parked along roads choke traffic.

The department issued a notification this month making it mandatory for buyers to produce an availability-of-parking-space certificate before they can get their vehicles registered.

Ananya Dutta

KOLKATA: Despite repeated requests from the Union Environment and Forest Ministry against the running of trains through forest areas, Railway authorities have not relented to its demands leading to recurrent incidents of elephants and other wild life being run over by trains.

Siliguri, July 11: The Bombay Natural History Society is inching towards releasing the first set of vultures from the three captive breeding centres of the country, one of which is in Jalpaiguri