Vibrations from elephant calls and movements reflect distinct behaviors, study says

by Sue Palminteri Elephants create inaudible seismic waves when they move or “rumble” that complement the audible sound we hear and that researchers can detect using geophones placed in the ground. In a new study, elephants walking or calling through low-frequency rumbles created distinct seismic signals the transmission of which was affected by both local… Read More Vibrations from elephant calls and movements reflect distinct behaviors, study says

For Rohingya refugees, imminent surge in births is traumatic legacy of sexual violence – special report

Now, a surge in births among these women is imminent, according to aid officials working in the vast refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazar region. And in possibly thousands of cases, aid workers believe, the pregnancies resulted from rape — a source of silent anguish among the mothers and likely stigma for the newborns. With… Read More For Rohingya refugees, imminent surge in births is traumatic legacy of sexual violence – special report

Why India needs to remain cautious about China harming Brahmaputra river

The diversion of the Brahmaputra River was reported in the Indian press for the first time in June 1997 when Outlook magazine wrote a piece titled: “A river runs through it — China proposes to divert the Brahmaputra at source to green the arid Gobi desert.” Over the years, the issue of changing the course… Read More Why India needs to remain cautious about China harming Brahmaputra river

Chinese built over 600 meters road in Arunachal Pradesh, says Ex-MP Tapir Gao

As the reports of December-end incursion by the Chinese in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh die down, it now emerges that a group of civilians of the neighbouring country had constructed more than 600 meters of a road inside Indian territory near the international border. Former MP and Arunachal BJP president, Tapir Gao, said… Read More Chinese built over 600 meters road in Arunachal Pradesh, says Ex-MP Tapir Gao

Dalai Lama visit, refugee & border issues kept Arunachal in news in 2017

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s visit and China’s protest, the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue, boundary dispute with neighbouring Assam and IAF chopper crash were some issues that kept Arunachal Pradesh in news during 2017. Amid strong protest from China, the Dalai Lama on April 4 visited the state and delivered religious discourse and preaching during… Read More Dalai Lama visit, refugee & border issues kept Arunachal in news in 2017

Brahmaputra colour change not man-made: China

China on Tuesday refuted media reports that blamed Chinese project constructions for water quality problems in certain sections of the Brahmaputra river. Some recent media reports had suggested that Beijing was building dams in the upper Yarlung Tsangpo river region that was the cause for Brahmaputra waters to turn black in some parts. Additionally, some… Read More Brahmaputra colour change not man-made: China