Sundarbans’ tiger count between 64 and 90
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Amid a dispute over Tiger count in the Sundarbans, a fresh survey has found that the largest habitat of the Royal Bengal Tiger has a population between 64 and 90. The 2004 census had claimed that the tiger population in Sundarban was around 274 and the figure dropped to an estimated 70 in the 2010 census, prompting experts to cast doubts on its accuracy as they claimed that scientific methods were not used for the head-count. The figure was put at 90-odd by certain agencies involved in the census in the world's largest mangrove forest six months ago but the new survey puts the tiger population between 64-90.
Bomb scare at Kolkata airport
Kolkata: A suitcase found abandoned near the exit gate of the domestic terminal of the NSCB Airport created a bomb scare on Tuesday, airport sources said. Passengers informed the security personnel about the red-colour suitcase lying abandoned near the exit gate at around 1.45 pm.
The bomb squad personnel reached the site and scanned the suitcase and then opened it and found it empty, sources said.