Villagers took away parts of killed tiger

Villagers  killed a Royal Bengal tiger in eastern Assam’s Jorhat district on Thursday, and took away the animal’s tail, legs and nails.. The animal unleashed a reign of terror in Bangmara village on Thursday morning, leading to a face-off with local residents. It later sneaked into a nearby paddy field and remained untraceable for a…

Cherry blossom festival observed in Northeast India

Meghalaya on Monday became the first state to start India’s first Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan. The four-day festival  also provided opportunities to showcase the unique beauty of the pink and white cherry blossoms as well as Meghalaya’s traditional arts, culture and cuisine to naturalists and tourists. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma…

Translocatted rhinos killed in Assam

An ideal habitat for the breeding of rhinos, Kaziranga has seen a rise in the number of the species. The animal shrugged off its ‘endangered’ tag as soon as its population crossed the 2000 mark. This fuelled an overweening strategy–the much hyped Indian Rhino Vision — that targeted 3,000 rhinos by the year 2020 in…

US Climbers supports Sherpa family

Tom Bennett, Mark Mitchell, Rob Efaw and Jeff Witt had come to Nepal from the United States with a mission to climb the 6,812-metre Mount Ama Dablam. Of them, Bennett summitted the peak on October 30. Two of the others failed to go above 5,970 metres. But, it was not a failure…because; they did another…

Roadmap for an organic Nepal

YUBAK DHOJ GC Nov 11, 2016- The successful discovery of DDT in 1939 opened the floodgates worldwide for more pesticide synthesis and their use, especially for the control of agricultural pests and vector-borne diseases. In 1950, DDT and pyrethrum brought from the US were used exclusively for Malaria control in Gandaki Hydropower Project. Subsequently, in…

Chinese policy is modernising Tibet

A Tibetan monk in exile prays at the Tibetan main Temple in north India town Dharamsala, India. ‘Tibet has never been an independent nation. No country in the world has ever acknowledged “Tibetan independence”,’ writes Zeng Dong, the Chinese embassy spokesperson. Photograph: Sanjay Baid/EPA The article by Lobsang Sangay, the so-called political leader of the…