Arsenic in water may give your child pneumonia: study

Arsenic in water may give your child pneumonia: study

[DHAKA] A new US-supported study carried out in Bangladesh has linked low or moderate exposure to arsenic in drinking water is a risk factor for pneumonia in under-five children. This study is significant for India as well, because it shares the groundwater arsenic contamination problem. Findings of the study, jointly conducted by the International Centre […]

Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

NEW DELHI: The Madhesi agitation in Nepal may affect fruit juice drinkers in India. The Nepalese politicians living in the areas along the Indo-Nepal border have stopped the movement of vehicles along it in protest against certain provisions of the new Nepal Constitution. So goods can’t be moved from Nepal to India and vice-versa until […]

Stop the Siang river dams, Arunachal tribes ask Centre

Stop the Siang river dams, Arunachal tribes ask Centre

ITANAGAR, Arunachal Pradesh – The centre appears to be gung ho about imposing huge hydel projects on the hilly regions, and exploiting the people of Arunachal Pradesh to the fullest. If the UPA government tried to do this slowly, quietly marking fertile lands and villages to drown, the NDA or rather BJP government has no […]

To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

They came with bulldozers and broke down the school walls, even as children wept. That’s how an anti-encroachment drive on the banks of Harmu rivulet, that passes through Ranchi town went, on the day before Teacher’s day. For the 100 odd kids studying at this government school, it’s feels like an end to their school […]

Chinese dragon devours world’s forests for fancy chairs

Chinese dragon devours world’s forests for fancy chairs

While China clamps down on logging within its borders, illegal Chinese loggers are merrily felling the world’s forests  for the sake of teak floors and fancy chairs, says a report on ‘global post’. In late July, 153 Chinese nationals were handed life sentences for illegal logging in Burma’s northernmost Kachin state, a region abundant with […]

Island paradise degrading fast: local govt. alarmed!

Island paradise degrading fast: local govt. alarmed!

[THIRUVANANTHAPURAM] Kerala: The local government in Lakshadweep is alarmed on learning about a scientific report of sea erosion degrading the Lakshadweep Archipelago, known as India’s island paradise. The administration announced steps to reduce dependence on fossil fuels on the islands and conserve its coral reefs. Lakshadweep with its 36 islands forms the northern part of […]

Hindustan Unilever and the Crorepati Club

Hindustan Unilever and the Crorepati Club

MUMBAI: When Srirup Mitra, 33, a category head at Hindustan Unilever, took home more than a crore (ten million rupees) in annual salary last year, he wasn’t all that unique. Hindustan Unilever has about 169 executives who drew eight-digit salaries (100,00,000 +) last year, six times more than its closest rival ITC’s 23 crorepati employees, and half […]

UK-India ‘teaching assistants’ programme

UK-India ‘teaching assistants’ programme

NEW DELHI: The British Council, the UK international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities and various schools across India are organising a week-long series of events around school education. The ‘Schools Week’ began with the launch of the British Council’s ‘Generation UK India Teaching Assistants Programme,’ followed by a School Award Ceremony at Hotel […]

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

It’s heart-warming news for the fellows who want to ban the beef trade. Now BSF jawans have to chase cows as well! The Bangladesh beef industry is tottering, thanks to the Indian government’s new found obsessive love for cattle.   Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have an extra job under Prime […]

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

July 1 is celebrated as National Doctors’ day in India. It’s a day to remember the role that doctors play in our lives, and also a day for the medical professionals to do some introspection as well. National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering opportunities to all to get aware about […]

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

The fisher folk of Sri Lanka’s north-western coast, are convinced that well-tended mangroves can protect lives and property against the monsoon rains that lash the island from July to October. One such person is Milan Gamage, a 35-year-old woman, who planted mangroves behind her home on the edge of the Puttalam lagoon in 2008. They […]