New bird species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh..

Of late, several new species have been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh, a mysterious, magical and mystical land tucked away in the north eastern tip of India. And now the latest one being a new bird species – the Himalayan Forest Thrush – the fourth new species of bird to be discovered in Arunachal Pradesh, reports… Read More New bird species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh..

‘Extinct’ Frog Rediscovered in NE India

A bizarre frog that breeds inside trees and lays eggs for its tadpoles to eat has been rediscovered in northeastern India after 150 years. Last recorded in the wild in 1870, Jerdon’s tree frog was feared extinct until scientists found it during a three-year search that began in 2007. The 20-inch (50-centimeter) long species was first discovered in the Darjeeling region by British zoologist Thomas Jerdon, who inspired its name Polypedates jerdonii.  But according… Read More ‘Extinct’ Frog Rediscovered in NE India

‘Irrawaddy’ suspends Myanmar print edition, goes all-digital

The Irrawaddy is eschewing print completely. Based on financial decisions, editors said the media organisation will be trimming its remaining publication, a weekly Myanmar-language edition. The Irrawaddy’s Myanmar edition is sold by an outdoor vendor in Yangon yesterday. Photo: Aung Htay Hlaing / The Myanmar Times The final ink-and-paper copies will be distributed on January… Read More ‘Irrawaddy’ suspends Myanmar print edition, goes all-digital

Nepal earthquake, a winter of reconstruction

Nearly 9,000 people were killed and more than 900,000 homes damaged in last year’s deadly earthquake in Nepal. Nine months after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the challenges facing survivors have increased as cold weather sweeps through the mountainous country. With delays in the establishment of a National Reconstruction Authority, which has stalled the rebuilding of homes, many… Read More Nepal earthquake, a winter of reconstruction

China concerned over Nepal PM’s maiden India visit

Ahead of Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s maiden India visit, China has apparently expressed concern over it, diplomatic sources here said. Earlier, there was expectation that Oli would embark on a maiden visit to China before India due to unrest in southern Nepal’s Tarai region and blockage of essential commodities’ supply from India. In… Read More China concerned over Nepal PM’s maiden India visit

Loving Kalia of Assam killed brutally

Bhupeswar Ningda of Imthong Ketetong village mourning Kalia. Kalia, the hoolock gibbon he had raised so lovingly was killed during  Magh Bihu, a festival of feast and joy. When everybody was busy in celebration of Bhogali Bihu elsewhere, the brutal and mindless killing of a hoolock gibbon in a distant village Ketetong in upper Assam’s Margherita… Read More Loving Kalia of Assam killed brutally