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    Now Assamese Say Ban on Bulbuli Fights Marring Bihu Fun

Now Assamese Say Ban on Bulbuli Fights Marring Bihu Fun

By Aditya Baruah Come January and there’s festivity in the air in the northeastern state of Assam. With the harvest season coming to an end, it’s time for feasts, bonfires,

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    Solar Lessons from Quarzazate

Solar Lessons from Quarzazate

December Edition, NET Bureau, Environment, Saidul Khan Moroccan city of Quarzazate between the Atlas Mountain and vast Sahara on the edge is a known film destination, but in just two

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    Tripura NGOs Demand Immediate Steps to Counter Earthquake Loss

Tripura NGOs Demand Immediate Steps to Counter Earthquake Loss

Five leading civil society organisations of Tripura on Sunday demanded safety audit of all the constructions and buildings of the state to ensure earthquake vulnerability assessment following recent tremor epic

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    Over 1,600 Killed Due to Extreme Weather Patterns in 2016

Over 1,600 Killed Due to Extreme Weather Patterns in 2016

More than 1,600 people died due to extreme weather conditions across the country last year, with severe heat wave claiming the largest chunk of the total deaths at 40 per

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    Tripura Forest Dept Popularising Orchid Cultivation as Income Alternative

Tripura Forest Dept Popularising Orchid Cultivation as Income Alternative

Tripura Forest Department has started an orchid cultivation-cum-training centre at Gandhigram in the outskirts of capital Agartala under the Sadar forest range. The prime idea behind the centre is to

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    Air Pollution Causes 1.2 Million Deaths in India Annually; Delhi Most Polluted

Air Pollution Causes 1.2 Million Deaths in India Annually; Delhi Most Polluted

Delhi tops the list of 20 most polluted cities in the country where 1.2 million deaths take place every year due to air pollution, according to a Greenpeace India report

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Over 6,000 Endangered Turtles Seized in Uttar Pradesh

  Over 6,000 Endangered Turtles Seized in Uttar Pradesh

In one of the largest catches, third this year, as many as 6,430 endangered soft shell and flap shell turtles

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World Heat Shatters Records in 2016 in New Sign of Global Warming

  World Heat Shatters Records in 2016 in New Sign of Global Warming

Last year was the hottest on record by a wide margin, with temperatures creeping close to a ceiling set by

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Rhino Population up 35 Times in 107 Years

  Rhino Population up 35 Times in 107 Years

By Mukta Patil Here is one of India’s most successful conservation stories: From a population of barely 75 in 1905,

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Northeast to Get a Dedicated Weather Service

  Northeast to Get a Dedicated Weather Service

The New Year will see the government starting work on a weather service catering specially to north east India, a

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Scottish Islanders Feasted on 1,600 Seabirds a Day

  Scottish Islanders Feasted on 1,600 Seabirds a Day

A 250-year-old census has revealed that islanders on Scotland’s St Kilda ate more than 1,600 seabirds every day, a media

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2016: Tail-Less Rabbits, Bird Species Discovered in Northeast

  2016: Tail-Less Rabbits, Bird Species Discovered in Northeast

Dancing tadpoles, rabbits which look like tailless rats, and a spider which looks like a wizard’s hat straight out of

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Assam to Recruit 955 Forest Personnel Soon

  Assam to Recruit 955 Forest Personnel Soon

Assam government will soon recruit 955 personnel to the forest department within the first quarter of the next year this

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Cheetahs Heading Towards Extinction: Study

  Cheetahs Heading Towards Extinction: Study

With the cheetah being driven out of 91 per cent of its historic range in Asia and Africa, the world’s

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Prime Area of Manas National Park Freed from Encroachment

  Prime Area of Manas National Park Freed from Encroachment

In a major success to the wildlife preservation bid, a large area which was part of the prime habitat of

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Another Rhino Killed in Kaziranga

  Another Rhino Killed in Kaziranga

Poachers killed a male one-horned rhino in Assam’s highly secured Kaziranga National Park on Thursday and managed to decamp with

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Tackling Sand Mining Threat

  Tackling Sand Mining Threat

November Edition, Statewide, Meghalaya, Saidul Khan In Meghalaya’s Garo Hills, excessive and unscientific method of “sand mining” has posed a

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