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Sri Lanka: first to give mangroves total protection

Sri Lanka: first  to give mangroves total protection

A month ago, in Colombo, the Sri lankan government claimed that it had resolved to grant full protection to all its mangrove forests. Mangroves are considered by scientists to be…

Media using false reports to malign street food in Delhi?

Media using false reports to malign street food in Delhi?

New Delhi: Are the media and the local TV channels so hungry to sensationalize news that they even promote classroom projects as ‘reliable studies to add to hysteria’? While the nation…

When forced away from the forests, tribal culture dies

When forced away from the forests, tribal culture dies

Jharsuguda (Orissa): Dayamani Barla, a well known tribal woman activist from Jharkhand state stated that today the entire country is fighting for peace, justice, development and harmony. “Indigenous people are…

Ganga: major headache to clean!

Ganga: major headache to clean!

The Ganga captures the collective Indian imagination. The river is believed to have the capacity to wash away one’s sins and purify the living and the dead. Such is the…

Weather makes Bihar sing the Mango Blues

Weather makes Bihar sing the Mango Blues

Patna: Bihar, the third largest producer of mangoes in India is looking at a 20 percent drop in production. Lychee(litchi) production has also fallen. The weather is to blame, says…

World Bank Projects responsible for gross Human Rights violations?

World Bank Projects responsible for gross Human Rights violations?

An expose published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the past 10 years, World bank funded projects have affected some…

Ramdev laps up Sandalwood in tons!

Ramdev laps up Sandalwood in tons!

HYDERABAD: Baba Ramdev is the biggest buyer of the much-sought after red sanders (sandalwood) India. In the recent auction conducted by the Andhra Pradesh government, Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth, Hardwar, bought…

Flipkart flips out over fakes

Flipkart flips out over fakes

Flipkart will face consumer ire  over spurious merchandise! A fake JBL wireless speaker sold on Flipkart may become a legal wrangle. Counterfeit products being sold online are not new and…

96 tonnes waste from Bagmati in one day

96 tonnes waste from Bagmati in one day

Cleaning up the Bagmati river is a herculean task and they removed 96 metric tonnes of solid watse in a single day! Over one lakh people including Prime Minister Sushil…

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

DHAKA : Women, aren’t really considered as subjects for media news coverage in patriarchal Bangladesh.  A recent media monitoring survey by the NGO Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) revealed that…

Bo Tree is healthy, say tree scientists

Bo Tree is healthy, say tree scientists

GAYA:  Buddhists all over the world who were concerned about the  health of the Sacred Bo tree can breathe easy now. Plant scientists from the Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute (FRI),…

20 Sandalwood smugglers killed

20 Sandalwood smugglers killed

BHUBANESWAR : Police killed 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers on Tuesday during the biggest operation in years to stamp out smuggling in remote forests. A police task force in Andhra Pradesh…

Bhagalpur University moots water conservation

Bhagalpur University moots water conservation

Bhagalpur: Realising that we may be facing an imminent groundwater crisis due to ever increasing demand for freshwater and the gross misuse of it, a national workshop on ‘Water Conservation’…

Special GI status to 9 NE agricultural products

Special GI status to 9 NE agricultural products

Guwahati:  Nine items from north east India have won GI tags, including the pungent Karbi Anglong ginger and juicy Tezpur litchi of Assam.  The coveted geographical indication (GI) tags are incontrovertible proof…

Bhutan key to India’s water security, courts US funds

Bhutan key to India’s water security, courts US funds

Bhutan, tucked between China and India, is a key player in Indian water security. The country sits on the southern slope of the Tibetan Plateau, which holds more ice than…

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