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India opens developed world’s cash tap

Biodiversity-based funding from developed countries to developing countries remained a hot potato issue till the closing night of the XI Conference of Parties. But it was India’s strategy, in its role as president, that was instrumental in countries reaching a consensus.

‘Bring natural processes to farm systems’

Total food security could become increasingly difficult to achieve in the long term unless governments across the world bring in more natural processes to agricultural systems.

GM argument heats up at meet

Passionate arguments were heard on Wednesday for and against genetically modified (GM) technology in an event that was held on the sidelines of the CoP. Scientists from Europe and Africa presented the

Expo to show destruction of mangroves

A host of exhibitions on biodiversity, being conducted at Hitex as sidebar events along with Conference of Parties (CoP-11) on the Convention of Bio-diversity, will be open to the public. Several orga

Malaria, dengue co-existence noted

Malaria and dengue are unpleasant enough individually. However, it’s their joint force that is fearful. Experts say a higher number of malaria and dengue co-infection cases have been noticed in the c

1st successful lung transfer in state

Rohit Shedge’s happiness knew no bounds as he thanked the doctors who saved his wife Archana’s life. Archana Shedge became the first patient to undergo a successful lung transplantation surgery in th

Patients flood Niloufer

Niloufer Hospital for Women and Children is seeing an unprecedented inflow of patients from the surrounding districts over the last five days. Though the hospital has 500 beds, nearly 1,500 patients h

Dewormer chokes 11-yr-old girl to death


An 11-year-old girl studying at the Marwari Vidya Parishad Government School in Nallagutta in Secunderabad choked to death after being administered deworming tablets at school.

About 140 students in

AP firm launches vaccine for JE

The question of preventing the deadly Japanese Encephalitis (JE) might have a safe answer now as a city-based biological products company Biological E.

Power crunch tames kitchens

After poor rains were being blamed for a price rise in essential commodities like rice and pulses, it is now the state’s power crisis that is leading to hike in rates. Twenty-one out of the 22 items,

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