Five bodies recovered from Andhra lake; suspected red sanders smugglers likely to have drowned while escaping police
Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters were found in a lake in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Sunday, police said.
A Chinese national has been arrested by the customs at the Indira Gandhi International airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle out over 86 kg of red sanders.
The Centre has reinstated suspended Forest Services Officer Sampat Lal Gupta, who was suspended by the Tamil Nadu government for two years on flimsy charges. But the state government is yet to reinstate him despite Centre's clearance
Tamil filmmakers V.R. Kalidas and Augustine have teamed up to bring out a reel version of the fatal shooting of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu by Andhra police earlier this month, as they were accused of smuggling red sanders.
CPI on Friday demanded a discussion on the encounter of 20 woodcutters by police in Andhra Pradesh earlier this month in the Rajya Sabha.
An Advocates Commission appointed by the Madras High Court has said a tribal community of Kalrayan Hills is lured by red sanders smugglers with huge money.
Here's why Ramdev, India's biggest buyer of red sander, had to shell out Rs 207 cr for endangered wood
Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth bought 706 tonnes of red sanders for Rs 207 crore. Yogpeeth uses red sanders to make Ayurvedic medicines and sometimes uses the wood essence in incense sticks.
Red sander 'smugglers' encounter: Hyderabad HC asks Telangana govt to file counter affidavit in case
The Hyderabad High Court on Thursday directed the Telangana government to file a counter affidavit on a petition by the father of an alleged terror suspect seeking registration of a criminal case in connection with the killing of his son and four others in police custody.
Victims picked off randomly for killing: What 3 witnesses from shooting of red sanders smugglers told NHRC
Three witnesses from the controversial red sanders shootout in Seshachalam forests of Andhra Pradesh depose in front of the NHRC.
Preventing MDMK chief Vaiko from undertaking his protest in Andhra Pradesh against the recent encounter deaths, Tamil Nadu police on Friday detained him.
The "encounter-killing" of 20 "smugglers" in Seshachalam forests near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday by a state-level task-force for their alleged role in red-sandalwood smuggling is one of the most intense extra-judicial killings the country has witnessed in recent years.
After a police encounter in Chittoor district left 20 red sander "smugglers" dead on Tuesday, 14 smugglers, who were on the run, were detained by Andhra Pradesh police on Wednesday.
Here is a guide to everything that has happened with regards to the red sanders encounter in Andhra Pradesh that has caused a furore in Tamil Nadu
Condemning the police action in Chittoor district, parties in Tamil Nadu claimed that poor labourers from the state were among the victims.
Five fliers, including a woman staffer of Air India, have been intercepted at the Indira Gandhi International airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle about 160 kgs of the costly red sanders wood.