With the Forest department coming down heavily on all encroachments, the owners of the farmhouses in the area are crying foul.
The department has put out a notice, giving details of khasra numbers of land it says fall under protected areas.
Governor E S L Narasimhan is also learnt to have sought the help of the Indian Air Force to douse the flames.
It had injured seven people by then, including Sadar police station house officer Gajendra Pal.
Police seized 24 walkie-talkie sets that he was allegedly taking to a Naxal group camping in the jungles.
India is the only country in the world where red sandalwood is found.
Man animal conflict z Month on,dept yet to take 1,000-sq-ft unoccupied chawl area from Aarey Dairy.
The forest department would install devices,which generate infrasonic waves,to keep elephant herds away from rail tracks.
The exact cause of its death would be known only after receipt of the post-mortem report.
In a joint operation by Maharashtra Forest Department,Wildlife Crime Control Bureau,Delhi and Delhi Police,two most wanted wildlife parts traders were nabbed in the national capital Saturday afternoon.
Close on the heels of the forest department discovering that 70 acres of its land in Mohali had been usurped,the Deputy Commissioner (DC) has asked all the government departments which have land in Mohali to crosscheck their land records for possible tampering and fake entries
The Uttarakhand government has decided to use Google Earth to find out the exact expansion of agricultural land in core forest areas
An elephant went berserk and killed its mahout in Daraganj area of the city Monday night.
Two adult and three sub-adult tigers in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve are missing while two adult carcasses have been found in the reserve since December last year
The forest department in Junagadh,on Tuesday,filed a case against unidentified persons for allegedly cutting down 21 teak trees from a private land bordering Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary without prior permission.