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Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

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Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

JORHAT, (Assam): Rare orchids were seized from a privately owned ‘bio-diversity park’ which is believed to be a front for smuggling of  plants. Smuggling of rare and endangered plants is a lucrative business. Bokakhat Police (on March 2) seized samples of “three endangered species of orchid” from the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kohora […]

Friends of Trees have a Fairy House in Patna

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Friends of Trees have a Fairy House in Patna

Patna: As part of the Celebration of the Spring season, Tarumitra students inducted a fairy tree house on a Kamroop (Fig)tree (Ficus Microcarpa) in their Bio-reserve in Digha (March 1). Tiny tots from Notre Dame Montessori and high-schoolers from S.R Vidyapeeth and Adarsh Bal Vidyalaya along with their teachers climbed up the tree house built […]

China says India shouldn’t fear Tibet Dam

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China says India shouldn’t fear Tibet Dam

China says its new dam over the Brahmaputra in Tibet will not affect India.  Justifying its move to blockade a tributary of the Brahmaputra to construct a dam, China tried to allay fears that it would affect the river flow into India, saying that there will be no adverse impact on downstream areas. The Lalho […]