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No tourism in core areas of tiger reserves: Supreme Court


Stepping in to conserve the big cat, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that there shall be no tourism activity in any of the core zones of tiger reserves across the country.

Pilotless aircraft to fly over Kaziranga National Park

A pilotless aircraft will keep a vigil on the Kaziranga National Park where animals are in disarray after a large part of the world famous sanctuary was flooded, and also to help deal with poaching.

Jayanthi Natarajan welcomes SC order on tiger reserves


Hailing the Supreme Court order of disallowing tourism activity in core areas of tiger reserves, Environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Tuesday said she would ask the state governments to strictly follow the directives of the apex court.

New tensions as Japan pushes whaling


Japan appealed on Wednesday to resume whaling along its coasts but faced heated opposition from Western and Latin American countries, which accused it of trying to end a moratorium on a commercial hun

Unesco status gives research a shot in arm


A cluster of 39 sites spread over 7,953.15 sq km in the Western Ghats will now be inscribed on the World Heritage list. Unesco status will usher in international attention on the Western Ghats, which

Bodies from med college dumped in lake

Police certified that the mummified infant bodies, skeletal remains and human flesh, found in the Peddacheruvu water tank in Mahbubnagar town belonged to MBC college at Mahbubnagar.

The college was

Mysore mantra: Pedal your way to office

Government officials in Mysore district will have to pedal their way to offices on bicycles every Monday as per the orders issued by Mysore deputy commissioner P.S. Vastrad to all offices in the distr

Rio summit to make fresh bid to tackle environment woes


A crucial summit on global development kicks off here on Wednesday with nearly 20 heads of state and government, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in attendance in a fresh bid to rally the w

Gold for garbage on the beach


It was raining gold and silver coins in Marina Beach on Sunday. 150 persons who picked plastic bags and other plastic waste products in the Marina beach got lucky silver coins and three got one gram g

Sanitary inspectors check hotel kitchens


Unhygienic restaurants may cause food-borne diseases and so regular inspections at kitchens of hotels and eateries should be conducted, said Dr Krishnaraj, deputy director of health services, who is a

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