Home » Archives by category » EARTH (Page 2)

Kathmandu: garbage city?

Kathmandu: garbage city?

KATHMANDU: Strange but true. The Nepalese have become litterbugs. In the cities, garbage has begun piling up on the streets. But citizens and administrators alike are trying to find ways…

TB in Bhutan: the rate of infection doesn’t decrease

TB in Bhutan: the rate of infection doesn’t decrease

Thimpu (Bhutan): Health officials say that though the rate of new pulmonary positive tuberculosis cases in Bhutan  appear to be  constant for eight straight years, there could be undiagnosed cases…

Tata Tea-Union nexus scams tea garden workers?

Tata Tea-Union nexus scams tea garden workers?

Guwahati (ASSAM): Have big tea companies bought off the unions and given a raw deal to the humble workers? The cup that cheers has brought bad news for tea major…

Guwahati Leopards in Jeopardy

Guwahati Leopards in Jeopardy

GUWAHATI: Leopards have suddenly taken a liking to the streets of Guwahati, Assam’s capital city. The high incidence of leopards straying into the city’s residential areas in search of prey…

Dam the Siang, Damn the Northeast!

Dam the Siang, Damn the Northeast!

GUWAHATI:  Forty four hydel projects proposed along the one river in Arunachal Pradesh that feeds the Brahmaputra? Does the Government of India want to plunge the entire north-east into a…

Stop damming Arunachal Pradesh: CWC

Stop damming Arunachal Pradesh:  CWC

Too many dams across the part of the Brahmaputra called the Siang in Arunachal Pradesh is a very bad idea. A report commissioned by the Central Water Commission has recommended…

Rat hole mines flourish: Meghalaya lies to Green Tribunal

Rat hole mines flourish:  Meghalaya lies to Green Tribunal

SHILLONG: (Meghalaya) Rat-hole coal mining in the South Garo Hills continues unabated, even though there exists a government ‘ban’. Local newspapers say that the Meghalaya Government has misrepresented before the…

Nagaland is the world’s falcon capital

Nagaland is the world’s falcon capital

DIMAPUR, NAGALAND – An international team of ornithologists has declared Nagaland as the “Falcon capital of the world” after estimating that about one million Amur Falcons roost in the State…

Kingfisher Killing Fields in Assam?

Kingfisher Killing Fields in Assam?

JORHAT, Assam – Migratory birds and endangered species are falling prey to villagers’ ignorance and a liking for wild fowl. Several migratory wild ducks and kingfishers have allegedly been caught…

Going wild over three new bananas…

Going wild over three new bananas…

GUWAHATI– Botanists the world over are expected to go bananas over the recent finds by a team of botanists. Northeast India is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world.…

How to protect endangered animals: Manas’ biggest headache

How to protect endangered animals: Manas’ biggest headache

MANAS ,ASSAM– At a time when efforts are being made to revive the importance of  the Manas National Park, poaching continues to be a  major cause of concern. Only recently,…

3 minute fast mosquito repellant launched

3 minute fast mosquito repellant launched

NEW DELHI: Burn a piece of paper and mosquitoes will flee. FMCG firm Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) today expanded its mosquito repellent portfolio with the launch its fifth product ‘Good Knight…

Bihar urged to obey Supreme Court, protect street markets

Bihar urged to obey Supreme Court, protect street markets

New Delhi: The Bihar government has been urged to take measures to protect the livelihood of its street vendors and hawkers, says a press release from NASVI. All state governments…

Indian Himalayan Youth Summit concludes

Indian Himalayan Youth Summit concludes

DIMAPUR: To address issues of environment and sustainable development of mountain States, youths from 11 Indian Himalayan States, including Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,…

Killer elephants terrorize Udalguri , bears maul at Vizag

Killer elephants terrorize Udalguri , bears maul at Vizag

KALAIGAON (Assam): The man-elephant conflict took a serious turn in Udalguri district as four persons were trampled to death by wild elephants on Thursday night. Altogether 16 people, living near…