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In the footsteps of Gajagamini

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | Chitra Ramaswamy | in Agenda

Nepal’s Chitwan Park is a rich biosphere with virgin forests, a variety of wildlife and Tharu tribes who recycle elephant dung to make paper, writes Chitra Ramaswamy Next time you use the words “white elephant” in a disparaging manner, think twice. Turns out elephant poop makes better paper than the pulp...

Retreating jungle

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | Meghna Krishnadas | in Agenda

We’ve lost vast areas of forestland to mines, dams, industries. Sure, we need development. But should we not have a balance between nature and growth, asks Meghna Krishnadas In pursuit of economic growth, India has lost lakhs of hectares of forestland to mines, dams, roads and industries. Sure, we need mines,...

Ladakh needs Care

Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Ladakh is a visual treat that stirs peace and tranquility, leaving one totally enthralled by the beauty of the barrenness. With increasing tourism, however, its fragile ecosystem is now coming under greater stress, writes Vanjulavalli Sridhar The region of Ladakh consists of Leh and Kargil districts. Leh is one of the...

The perils of a forest guard

Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Forest guards are unsung heroes in our wildlife conservation efforts. BRIJENDRA SINGH tells us the story of a guard who died in Corbett this July Those who come as visitors to Corbett National Park in the tourist season have no idea as to what it takes to make the reserve what...


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Rape victim commits suicide

24 Oct 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

A girl of around 18 years who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a sugarcane field by one of her relatives committed suicide by hanging herself from ceiling fan at her residence on Monday. No suicide note was received from the house, said police...

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