News Topic:J&K Department of Forest Environment & Ecology

Suspension letter from DFO Langate sparks controversy over alleged casteist remarks

The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Langate's suspension letter has ignited a debate over its purported casteist undertones, drawing criticism from rights activists.

ACB nabs Range Officer in Bandipora red-handed, allegedly accepting Rs 10,000 bribe

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday said it caught a Range Officer in Kuhihama forest Division of Bandipora district red-handed while accepting bribe.

Massive irregularities revealed in Forest Division Shopian

Revealing large scale irregularities in Forest Division Shopian, locals have demanded CBI to probe looting and irregularities taking place in the division.

J&K adopts Kalij Pheasant as UT bird

Nearly two years after the reorganization of the erstwhile state of J-K, the administration has adopted Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) as UT bird.

Smugglers attack Forest employee in Shopian

A Forest Department employee sustained head injuries after he was attacked by jungle smugglers in Shopian on late Monday night.

Accused arrested for confiscating timber in Budgam

After receiving information, the Forest Department officials confiscated the illegally cut timber from the forests of Sangarwani in Pulwama.

Media persons beaten during eviction drive in Shopian

Six media persons were beaten in Shopian district during an eviction drive carried out by employees of J&K Forest Department on Monday.

Eviction drive turns violent in Shopian

An eviction drive by Forest Department turned violent after Gujjar community resisted and dozen people sustained injuries in Shopian.

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North Kashmir: Groom shows civic duty, casts vote before wedding

A groom in Uri, Baramulla, made a detour on his wedding day to cast his vote before partaking in his matrimonial celebrations.

APHC pays tributes to Mirwaiz Farooq, Ghani Lone, Hawal martyrs

On the occasion of the martyrdom anniversaries of Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone, APHC paid "glowing tributes" to both the "visionary and towering leaders".

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Kashmir political leaders accuse authorities of arresting their workers

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