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Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

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Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

NEW DELHI : Your local Ayurveda quack may be taking you for a ride, giving you lizard penises disguised as dried root medicine! An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday (June 23). The […]

Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

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Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

New Delhi: The illegal felling of trees especially around the Taj Mahal is serious, and the NGT isn’t going to let anyone get away with it. A former Agra Divisional Forest Officer had allegedly cut 8,000 trees in Babarpur and around 4,000 trees in 500-metre-radius of the Taj Mahal, which is an eco-sensitive zone. The National […]

Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

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Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand:  A three-day synchronised elephant census is going on  in four  states of Jharkhand, Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh today to avoid duplication and arrive at a more accurate count for the first time in India. Part of the 7th All India Elephant Census under Project Elephant, the census is deploying an identical set of […]

Nepal’s Bus Mafia chokes Pollution Clean Up plans

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Nepal’s Bus Mafia chokes Pollution Clean Up plans

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s government is trying to tackle rising pollution levels in the smog-choked Kathmandu Valley, but  a powerful bus mafia that controls the capital’s roads is the main obstacle. The rulers of Kathmandu’s streets are a web of transport syndicates made up of private bus owners who have repeatedly blocked official attempts to modernise the […]

Wheat under Deadly Attack in Bengal

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Wheat under Deadly Attack in Bengal

A ‘new and dangerous’ strain of infection has emerged to threaten our food security. Read on: Standing wheat of about 400 hectare were being cut and burnt in two blocks of Nadia district after a suspected fungal infection affected the crop, a senior district agriculture official said on Sunday (Mar 5). The infected plants in […]

Shout out for Wildlife

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Shout out for Wildlife

Imagine the world without any wildlife. How will the life be? Is it possible to survive without wildlife? Actually No, not at all. We all know that for the balance of the nature it is very important that we protect and save our wildlife. It is an intrinsic part of our life. It contributes to […]

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 […]

500 arrested for demo against Namo’s unveiling of ‘illegal’ statue

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500 arrested for demo against Namo’s unveiling of ‘illegal’ statue

In the brave new India that’s emerging , it seems all sorts of Godmen are above the Law! Coimbatore, Feb 24: Nearly 500 members of various outfits were arrested here today when they attempted to stage a demonstration against the unveiling of a 112-foot Adiyogi face at the Isha Yoga centre by Prime Minister Narendra […]

Check out the Ganga Plains for chucked out Computer Waste: NGT

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Check out the Ganga Plains for chucked out Computer Waste: NGT

New Delhi: Is India finally waking up the hazardous e-waste disposal? Some areas in UP are notorious for unscientific and haphazard handling of electronic waste. The National Green Tribunal has woken up to a plea made by a concerned citizen. The National Green Tribunal has directed inspection of Ganga flood plains to probe dumping and […]

Beach erosion is worrying in India

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Beach erosion is worrying in India

Panaji (Goa):  Researchers from across the country met in Visakhapatnam to deliberate on the recent advances and studies conducted on beach erosion with special focus on Andhra Pradesh. The workshop on ‘Recent Advances and Future Studies on the Coastal Processes and Beach Erosion’, with a special emphasis on Andhra coast, was organised on Wednesday (Feb […]

Oil spill threatens India’s beaches, nesting turtles

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Oil spill threatens India’s beaches, nesting turtles

CHENNAI:  Hundreds of students and fishermen were working Friday (Feb 3) to clean up an oil spill on India’s southern coast that campaigners say threatens the turtles that nest there every year. The Indian Coast Guard said around 35km of coastline off the southern city of Chennai had been affected by the spill which occurred […]

Friends of Trees welcome Sun with Curd and Organic Rice

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Friends of Trees welcome Sun with Curd and Organic Rice

The harvest festivals are on, and  of course, every harvest festival is part of the celebration of the eco-system: Pongal, Sankranti, Bihu … all celebrated around 14-15 January. In Patna, at the Taru Mitra Bio reserve, students  from Don Bosco, St. Joseph’s, May Flower, A.N College and  St. Xavier’s College congregated  under the sprawling Kamroop […]

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