Nepal tops South Asia in reducing hunger

According to the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Thursday, Nepal experienced rapid improvements in reducing hunger and is nearing the ‘moderate’ from the ‘serious’ category, largely due to declines in undernourishment, child stunting and child mortality. The GHI considers a score above 50 as being… Read More Nepal tops South Asia in reducing hunger

To the valley of rice: exploring Sikkim

Gaurav Punj____________ andwiched between Nepal and Bhutan, the tiny state of Sikkim encapsulates everything that the Himalayas have to offer. From elevations of 300 m to 8,500 m, from tropical to tundra, from thick forests to trans Himalayan cold deserts, there is a mind boggling variety on offer. Combine it with its fully organic agriculture,… Read More To the valley of rice: exploring Sikkim

Study Provides Photo Evidence Of Snow Leopards In Arunachal Pradesh

The study on snow leopards in Arunachal Pradesh shows photographic evidence of the presence of the elusive species in the Thembang region of the north-eastern state. The state-wide survey carried out by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh Forest department began in March 2017 and focused on the unexplored areas.… Read More Study Provides Photo Evidence Of Snow Leopards In Arunachal Pradesh

Early opening of Kaziranga to tourists irks conservationists

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has sought an explanation from the state forest department over its move to open Kaziranga National Park (KNP) for visitors one month ahead of schedule. KNP was thrown open to visitors with fanfare and cultural extravaganza in the presence of forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma, agriculture minister Atul Bora… Read More Early opening of Kaziranga to tourists irks conservationists

The Venerable W review – the poisonous monk behind Myanmar’s anti-Muslim vendetta

Peter Bradshaw________________ Barbet Schroeder’s overpoweringly bleak documentary about the Buddhist monk stirring up ethnic hate against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is the third in what has now emerged as his “trilogy of evil” – a trio of disquieting documentaries of which the first two were General Idi Amin Dada in 1974 and Terror’s Advocate in 2007… Read More The Venerable W review – the poisonous monk behind Myanmar’s anti-Muslim vendetta

China urges India to abide by ‘historic treaty’ on border at Sikkim

Beijing: China on Sunday referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the India-China border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions, a day after defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to the Nathu La post. Reacting to Sitharaman’s visit to the area, the… Read More China urges India to abide by ‘historic treaty’ on border at Sikkim

Mizoram has highest number of clouded leopards in South East Asia

Mizoram’s Dampa Tiger Reserve now holds the distinction of housing the highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia, the state government claimed on Thursday. The density of population of clouded leopards, locally knows as ‘Kelral’, is 5.14 per 100 sq km in the reserve, situated along the Mizoram-Bangladesh-Tripura, it said in a release. The… Read More Mizoram has highest number of clouded leopards in South East Asia