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    Elephant Census Begins in Kaziranga

Elephant Census Begins in Kaziranga

The Assam forest department on Saturday started its four-day census of elephants in Assam’s famous Kaziranga National Park. The authorities are adopting a two pronged approach for the counting for

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    Northeast, West Bengal to Start Synchronised Elephant Census

Northeast, West Bengal to Start Synchronised Elephant Census

In the first ever attempt Northeastern states including West Bengal is all set to carry out a synchronised elephant census from March 27. The training sessions for estimation of jumbo

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    63 Million in India Do Not Have Access to Clean Water

63 Million in India Do Not Have Access to Clean Water

India has the maximum number of people — 63 million — living in rural areas without access to clean water, according to a new global report released to mark World

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    Fossils from 1.6 Billion Years Ago Found in India May be Oldest-Known Plants

Fossils from 1.6 Billion Years Ago Found in India May be Oldest-Known Plants

Fossils unearthed in India that are 1.6 billion years old and look like red algae may represent the earliest-known plants, a discovery that could force scientists to reassess the timing

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    Bibhuti Lahkar: Grassland Warrior

Bibhuti Lahkar: Grassland Warrior

February Edition, In Conversation, NET Bureau, Nayanjyoti Medhi Bibhuti Lahkar is a conservationist and ecologist from Assam whose work inside the Manas National Park, in conservation, habitat development and grassland

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    Boycott Kaziranga Until ‘Shoot on Sight’ Lifted: Survival International

Boycott Kaziranga Until ‘Shoot on Sight’ Lifted: Survival International

Days after BBC was banned from India’s tiger projects for five years for questioning protection measures in Kaziranga national park, Survival International has launched a campaign to boycott the park

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‘India Has 70% of World’s Lion Population’

  ‘India Has 70% of World’s Lion Population’

Environment Minister Anil Dave on Friday said India has 70 per cent of the world’s lion population, with spirited conservation

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After 2010, India’s Air Deteriorated Faster Than Ever

  After 2010, India’s Air Deteriorated Faster Than Ever

India’s air quality deteriorated faster than ever over the five years to 2015, compared to the period before 2010, according

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7 Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Single Star Discovered

  7 Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Single Star Discovered

In a major boost to the search for alien life outside our solar system, astronomers have spotted the first known

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Wetland Conservation: HC Directs Assam Govt to File Affidavit

  Wetland Conservation: HC Directs Assam Govt to File Affidavit

The Gauhati High Court on Wednesday directed the Assam government and civic authorities to file affidavits on protection and conservation

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Saving an Endangered Bird — with Tricks, Tactics and Love

  Saving an Endangered Bird — with Tricks, Tactics and Love

By Azera Parveen Rahman Its not a typically pretty bird to ‘ooh and ‘aah over. Far from it, the Greater

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2 Indians Die Every Minute Due to Air Pollution: Study

  2 Indians Die Every Minute Due to Air Pollution: Study

The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily

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Fishes Death on River Due to Uranium Exploration in Meghalaya: KSU

  Fishes Death on River Due to Uranium Exploration in Meghalaya: KSU

The powerful Khasi Student’s Union (KSU) has demanded the Meghalaya government to direct the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and

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India’s Only Live Volcano Active Again After 150 Years, Say National Experts

  India’s Only Live Volcano Active Again After 150 Years, Say National Experts

India’s only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which had started showing activity in the year 1991 after

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Films on Nagaland Tribes Stir Debate on Hunting, Conservation

  Films on Nagaland Tribes Stir Debate on Hunting, Conservation

A cluster of films based on the biodiversity-rich Nagaland, showcased at the seventh National Science Film Festival, have kick-up a

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Assam Hamlet Aspires to be India’s Cleanest

  Assam Hamlet Aspires to be India’s Cleanest

By Aditya Baruah It’s a movement that began during Christmas in 2012 with a competition to select the ‘cleanest’ family

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Over Half of World’s Pollution Deaths in China, India

  Over Half of World’s Pollution Deaths in China, India

Over half of the deaths across the world caused by air pollution were in India and China where 2.2 million

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