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Risk allowance hiked for forest personnel

In a bid to boost the morale of the field staff in forest department, the state government has revised the rate of risk allowance on par with police personnel.

A recent government order by state for

Wildlife biologists await TN support

Wildlife biologists in the state feel ignored as the state forest department and Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission fail to recognise their degree. Most of the graduates now serving as biologists an

Vandalur zoo plans socialisation


Authorities of the Arignar Anna Zoological Park are attempting socialisation of wild animals after training the animals at the zoo.

Animals such as white tiger, Bengal tiger, leopard, hippopotamus, b

Age catches up with forest staff

Protecting the state’ forests has always been an uphill task for the forest department, which comes up against a number of hurdles in the course of its duties, but now it is confronting a new problem

Private firms unable to manage garbage in Chennai

In spite of newspapers daily publishing reports and photographs of garbage stagnation due to the poor show by private firms, the city corporation is still trying to find the right solution to the garb

No steps taken to keep ocean clean


While marine biologists and ecologists observe World Ocean Day on Friday, some 100 million litres of untreated sewage water will be added to Marina Beach via the Napier Bridge causeway and Adyar river

Solar power for corpn schools


Chennai mayor Saidai S. Duraisamy has directed the corporation officials to go for solar lights in all corporation-run schools and prominent government buildings.

Mr Duraisamy has also instructed th

Encroachers eat into pavements


Royapuram, one of the core and oldest parts of erstwhile Madrasapattinam, is deprived of its walking space, and residents’ behaviour of eating into the roadside space has made matters worse.

The cor

Birds flock to Pallikarnai marsh

The intervention by the state government to restore the Pallikarnai marshland has started yielding results and the sighting of migratory birds has improved in the past few months.

Rare birds such as

Ageing horse battalion a cause for worry

Like China, the Chennai city police horse battalion is facing a problem of ageing and the horses are finding it difficult to cope with their duties under the scorching sun.

In fact, the first death

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