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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Banning Christmas Trees is a communal, not environmental issue: NGT

Banning Christmas Trees is a communal, not environmental issue: NGT

New Delhi, Dec 23: Communal issues cannot be raised in the garb of environmental concerns, the National Green Tribunal has said while junking a plea for banning the use of Christmas trees and prohibiting the making of Santa Claus costumes, reports PTI. Observers say that ever since 2014, ‘fringe’ rightwing groups have become emboldened and […]

Bay of Bengal hit with 500 cyclones in 125 years

Bay of Bengal hit with 500 cyclones in 125 years

 The Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years (since 1891) of which 107 had targeted Odisha (Orissa) causing immense devastation, a professor said.(December 17). “However, compared to hurricanes in the west pacific, cyclones originating in the Bay of Bengal are less intense and much weaker but ironically cause more death and […]

Rats! Paris closes five city parks!

Rats! Paris closes five city parks!

Does Paris require the services of a Pied piper? Rats! They’re overrunning parks and disturbing the peace of lovers’ lanes! Paris city hall is temporarily closing the French capital’s parks as part of a drive to reduce the rat population. Five parks have already been closed and the public will also be barred from the […]

La Nina to give China a big chill

La Nina to give China a big chill

If El Nino brought the dry spells… now La Nina will giving China the chills. They say that its going to be really cold this winter. Most of China-but especially the northeast and northwest-is expected to feel a big chill this winter, thanks to a climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean called La Nina, meteorologists said […]

Bird Flu wipes out annual Indira Death Observation at Shakti Sthal

Bird Flu wipes out annual Indira Death Observation at Shakti Sthal

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination anniversary programme will not be held at Shakti Sthal this year as it is closed in view of bird flu scare, the Congress said in a statement. Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary is observed on October 31, 2016. “Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s martyrdom day programme on October 31 will […]

Will Brother Tiger, Sister Rhino survive in booming India?

Will Brother Tiger, Sister Rhino survive in booming India?

India’s booming population and tourism industry, and the ongoing drought, are escalating contact and conflict between people and wildlife. Every year hundreds have their crops destroyed or farm animals killed – and, in some cases, are killed or injured themselves – by tigers, elephants, sloth bears and wild boars, as villages grow and spill over […]

Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

NEW DELHI – New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday (Oct 19), a month after India declared itself free of the disease. Riaz Khan zoo  spokesperson said tests had confirmed the birds died of the H5 strain of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. […]