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Tag: Timber Mafia

Rebirth of Punasia Forests In Odisha's Mayurbhanj
Planting The Barren Green: Rebirth Of Punasia Forests In Odisha's Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: It is said that every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Well, in worship of the Mother Nature, the womenfolk in Punasia village under Bangiriposi of Mayurbhanj district have corroborated, better than anyone else, the significance of preservation of forests and green cover in the […]

journalist attacked in Odisha
Odisha scribe thrashed by 'timber mafia' in Balasore

Balasore: A journalist of an electronic media organisation in Odisha sustained grievous injuries after being allegedly attacked by timber smugglers in Nilagiri area of Balasore district on Saturday. The victim, identified as Prafulla Kumar Majhi, was brutally assaulted near Garadi Chhak while he was returning home from work. Majhi was initially rushed to Barahamapur hospital […]

Timber mafia freely felling trees in Jeypore forest range

Jeypore: Timber mafia is operating freely in Hadia forest under Vana Samrakshana Samiti (VSS) in Jeypore forest range. Over 10 labourers are reportedly engaged in felling trees and loading them on trucks for transportation. “We are loading timber since two days and our boss is paying us Rs 350 per day. We don’t know his […]

Additional tehsildar injured in attack by timber mafia

Konark: Additional tehsildar Dipak Swain was injured critically after being attacked by timber mafia at Kanpur village here in Puri district. Swain suffered fractures on his right hand and sustained multiple injuries on his body. He was admitted to Konark health centre and later shifted to Puri district headquarters hospital. Around 10 timber mafias attacked […]