Photo by: Sarosh Lodhi
The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), on Monday, decided to resume jungle safaris and allow tourism from July 1 in its buffer zone. The decision was taken following a meeting, which included all stakeholders such as, resort owners, gypsy drivers, guides, etc.
While the entry at TATR will be allowed from all the 13 gates, entry will be restricted in the core area of the forest. These gates include: Dewada, Agarzari, Junona (Mohurli range), Mamla (Chandrapur), Pangdi, Zari, Doni (Kolsa range), Kolara, Sirkada, Madnapur and Alizanza (Kolara range), Navegaon and Ramdegi (Nimdhela) towards Khadsangi.
NR Praveen, Conservator of Forest and Field Director, TATR, told TOI that that the entry through the gates will be offline that means no advance booking will be allowed. TATR also plans to provide employment to guides and drivers of core areas.
The entry fee to TATR has been kept at Rs 1,000. The charge for the gypsy vehicle will Rs 2,200 and guide fee will be Rs 350.
Priyanka Nahata Jain launches kid’s journal ‘THE LIL LUCKY FEET’ as she turns 30 | Nagpur
As Nagpur resident Priyanka Nahata Jain turned 30, she took her friends by surprise with the launch of a kids journal titled ‘THE LIL LUCKY FEET’ – for kids aged between four to eight and eight to 13 years – launched by her daughter Krisha.
The journal focuses on how kids can develop fresh prospective and help them create a thinking pattern that will make them want to explore and question life. Priyanka said, “It’s a self reflection and self assessment journal, in which kids learn about themselves that make broadens their prospective.”
A sneak peek into the birthday party of Priyanka Nahata Jain that recently took place at Pablo The Art Cafe’ & Lounge.
Mahima Chaudhry graces Miss and Mrs India Queen of Nation beauty pageant in Nagpur
Mahima Chaudhry graces Miss and Mrs India Queen of Nation beauty pageant in Nagpur…
Magenta Arts & Entertainment organised Miss and Mrs India Queen of Nation Season 2 2022 at Hotel Le Meridian in Nagpur on Tuesday. While actress Mahima Chaudhry was the judge, actor Aman Verma hosted the pageant show.
Speaking about the event, organiser of the pageant show, Monica Ganvir said that she aimed to encourage every woman who dreamt big. She said she wanted to provide a platform to such women in Central India so that they could showcase their hidden talent.
Post auditions, around 18 contestants across India got qualified. The event that lasted for three days in Nagpur included various activities like talent round, fitness round, photoshoot, personal interview and ramp walk.
India’s longest surviving tiger passes away in West Bengal
Raja, India’s longest surviving tiger, passed away on July 11 (Monday) at South Khairbari (SKB) Tiger Rescue Center in West Bengal. Raja was 25 years 10 months old.
Forest department informed: “With a very sad heart, this is to inform you that ‘Raja’ the tiger from SKB Rescue Center, died today morning around 3 a.m. He died at the age of 25 years and 10 months making him one of the longest surviving tigers in the country.”
Raja was brought to the SKB Tiger Rescue Center in North Bengal in August 2008, after being injured by a crocodile in a territorial fight. Veterinary doctor Pralay Mandal along with Wildlife Guard Partha Sarthi Sinha and other staff members, with utmost dedication and labour, had then healed the magnificent beast at South Khairbari.
Raja was almost 11 years old when he was bought to SKB rescue centre, and there he survived for another 15 years, making him one of the oldest surviving tigers in the country.