• Shoot to count

    Shoot to count

    TIGER census will now be done by shoot- ing the cats - with a camera, of course! Earlier, pug marks counting was the only method. "Camera trapping", as ,he new method is known, lalls for the

  • Bovine slaughter

    FINDING itself caught on the wrong foot, the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra reversed its decision to amend the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act, 1976, calling for a total ban on

  • Contraceptive chaos

    Contraceptive chaos

    Population control measures using the controversial contraceptive, Norplant -- developed by Population Council, us -- has backfired, with its acceptance level among women being on the lower side.

  • Hotzone

    NEW viruses are the order of the day. Scientists at the National Institute of Immunology (under the ministry of science and technology) in New Delhi have uncovered a new hepatitis virus, which

  • Dry and lie

    A SURVEY by the Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, ministry of rural development revealed that 78 per cent of the 2,769 habitations in 18 districts of Uttar Pradesh lacked safe sources

  • Purified, yet sullied?

    with water-borne diseases on the rise, more and more people have been buying commercial domestic water purifier ( cdwp ) systems. However, a recent study indicates that these filters, instead


    The Supreme Court of India recently expressed concern over the growing number of industrial units in Dahanu, the


    Even as cigarette companies are facing strict regulations, other tobacco products seem to have a free run. The Rajasthan High Court recently issued show cause notices to the central government,

  • Nepal


    Officials in Nepal and India have expressed concern over the trans-boun-dary migration of wild animals. They say the movement of animals is posing a serious threat to the life and property of the

  • Inhuman isolation

    the Maharashtra government has withdrawn a controversial circular seeking to isolate hiv -positive women in the state and carrying out compulsory Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (aids)

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