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A project funded by India to assist a large number of craftsmen in the deep south of Sri Lanka got off to a start today with the foundation laid by …
Monday, 21 October 2013 18:19

Great Indian Bustard under threat

Once widely spotted across 11 States, the Great Indian Bustard is currently listed under the category of Critically Endangered birds, in the 2013 'Threatened Bird' list by the International Union …
The severe drought condition that prevailed for nearly a year since the monsoon failure has taken a heavy toll on palm trees across the State, pushing up the retail price …
Sunday, 20 October 2013 22:06

India: Wild elephant kills one in Palakkad

A wild elephant gorged one person to death at Palakkad near Periyakanal in Adimaly village on Sunday morning. The Santhanpara police said that the victim, M. Karuppusami along with his …
Saturday, 19 October 2013 17:42

Sri Lanka: Close encounters of the jumbo kind

While browsing through the net for a vacation in Sri Lanka, I stumbled upon a project at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage run by the government. I immediately registered as a volunteer …
Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:32

Chinese tourists take big spending to Maldives

Rich Chinese who are sick of crowds at home during major holidays have discovered the Maldives, the tropical islands that typically draw jet-setters from Europe looking for a colorful locale.
Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:31

Great Indian Bustard under threat

Once widely spotted across 11 States, the Great Indian Bustard is currently listed under the category of Critically Endangered birds, in the 2013 'Threatened Bird' list by the International Union …
Sri Lanka's Economic Development Ministry says that many new-style holiday resorts will be opened in Sri Lanka, especially in the tourist zones of Eastern seaboard, in December.
Chirping of birds rent the air at Udhayamarthandapuram birds' sanctuary on Tuesday – thanks to the large numbers of winged visitors flocking the pristine locale. By the crack of dawn, …
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:55

The Tale of Mumbai’s Irani Cafes

By Shweta Desai – In the 1890s, while escaping the great famine of Persia in which millions starved to death and hundreds fled their homeland, a long caravan of people …
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:53

India: Rhino carcass found in Kaziranga

The carcass of a rhinoceros, with its horn intact, was seized by forest guards at Burapahar Range of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Tuesday.
Monday, 14 October 2013 17:07

India: New path in productive farming

In November last year, Agriculture Minister of Dubai Abdulla Jassim Abdulla M Almarzooqi chartered a flight to Kerala to visit Anakkayam, a village in Malappuram district. There, he headed to …
Three mountaineers including a British national have been killed in a landslide in Manali in Himachal Pradesh.
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 18:25

14 rhino poachers made public

Chitwan National Park today disclosed the names of 14 persons held on the charge of poaching the one-horned rhino, at Kasara, Chitwan.
Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense and Urban Development has taken steps to develop the Bastian Street of Colombo city as a green environment under the city beautification project.
Sri Lanka Ministry of Botanical Gardens and Public Recreation has decided to establish a small scale zoo in the country's administrative capital Sri Jayewardenepura ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of …
A reported increase in elephant population in Alur and Sakleshpurtaluks has put the focus again on man-animal conflict, and the demand for translocation of the pachyderms is growing louder.
A devastating earthquake has struck a remote part of southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 264 people and creating a new island to rise from the sea just off the country's …
There is an urgent need for the government to adopt a National Rhino Conservation Plan for India to save the one-horned rhino, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on …
In a first of its kind case, a cyber expert based in Pune tried to hack into the digital collar fitted on a tiger in Madhya Pradesh reserve.