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With the episode of a herd of wild elephants straying into the outskirts of Bangalore and killing four persons bringing the focus on handling man-animal conflict, Forest Minister B. Ramanath …
Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:20

Mouse deer born at Hyderabad's Zoo

A mouse deer was born at the Nehru Zoological Park, taking the total number of the species at the breeding centre here to 50.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:25

12 rhino poachers jailed in Nepal

Twelve poachers of the one-horned rhinos have been sentenced to a jail term, ranging between 10 -15 years, and fined in Nepal.
The idea of gathering books on Hyderabad, its history and culture, particularly the Asafjahi dynasty, is gaining ground. Many feel Hyderabad related books now gathering dust in different libraries both …
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 21.8 percent in May this year compared to the same period last year, the data released Monday by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) …
Inclement weather brought on by the southwestern monsoon continues to batter parts of Sri Lanka with rains and strong winds.
Hotel Show Sri Lanka which is recognized as the largest hospitality trade exhibition held in South Asia will be held on 26th, 27th and 28th July 2013 at Sirimavo Bandaranaike …
Thursday, 13 June 2013 10:07

India: Bulbul, the new sparrow?

Instead of the chirping of sparrows, in Bangalore today, the bulbul seems to be taking over. We have two families which have set up nurseries in our garden at the …
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:16

Not everyone flew home this summer

The winter migratory birds appear to be adapting to the climate change in a big way and this year despite Delhi witnessing a harsh summer, a large number of them …
Monday, 10 June 2013 19:14

Of Noor and Koh-e Noor

(From a king’s turban to a queen’s crown, R.V. Smith traces the tumultuous journey of the good old Koh-e Noor diamond).
As an intense summer season began, it brought along a deadly disease, spreading fast among the beautiful peacocks of the Thar region.
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary in India’s Gujarat State will remain closed for visitors until October mainly due to approaching breeding season for animals, a senior forest officer said.
Friday, 07 June 2013 16:39

Marten up Close

A close encounter with the Nilgiri marten, the elusive mammal endemic to the Western Ghats, after a 20-year-long wait, as reported by G. Shaheed and photographs by N.A. Naseer.
From among the 'Great Mughals'-the first six rulers of the famous Muslim dynasty that ruled medieval India, Naseer od-Din Humayun is nowadays held in the lowest esteem, according to Usman …
Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:54

Off the beaten track

Wildlife watching is a tricky occupation and to conduct the arduous task of wildlife census non-stop from noon-light to moonlight is even more complicated. Despite the prevailing heat conditions and …
The Consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Hyderabad will organize an exhibition Calligraphy and Handicrafts in collaboration with the Siasat Urdu Daily.
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 18:06

Heat returns in North India

After a brief lull, simmering heat wave marked a return in Northern India as the scorching sun pushed mercury above normal levels in most parts of the region.
Saturday, 01 June 2013 17:42

Mansoon arrives in India

Monsoon has covered all of Kerala, some parts of coastal and south interior Karnataka, most parts of Tamil Nadu and some more parts of southwest and west-central Bay of Bengal.
Saturday, 01 June 2013 17:37

Cultural Sultanate

By – KULDEEP KUMAR This book brings to life hitherto unknown and unexplored aspects of the cultural and social life in the Delhi sultanate.
Scorching heat dried up natural waterholes in one of the biggest parks for tigers, the Jim Corbett national Park, forcing forest authorities to supply water to ponds and water bodies …