Environment

Forest department rescue three kangaroos in Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri: In a strange incident, the forest department in West Bengal has rescued at least three kangaroos in the past 48 hours from two different locations in Jalpaiguri. As per sources, on Friday, two injured kangaroos were rescued from near Gajoldoba in Jalpaiguri. Just hours after that, another kangaroo was rescued from the Farabari-Nepali area in …

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Soul Chef, Goa awarded for Best North-Eastern Cuisine at Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2022

Guwahati: A cafe in Goa that is owned by two home chefs belonging to Guwahati has been awarded the Best North-Eastern Cuisine in Goa at the Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2022. The restaurant, Soul Chef Goa serves a variety of authentic northeastern cuisines. Soul Chef Goa is run by Monalisa Baruah and Saurav Parashar, both …

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New processes for carbon capture could show new light on global warming challenge

Delhi: A group of scientists have computationally designed a hybrid material that can absorb greenhouse gas methane, converting it to clean Hydrogen and also simulated a process of capturing carbon dioxide in-situ and converting it to high purity hydrogen from non-fuel grade bioethanol.  They have also designed a facility that can test such materials and help …

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Field Manual for forest staffers managing human-elephant conflicts launched

New Delhi: India is home to approximately around 27,000 Asian Elephants which is the world’s largest population of this rare species.  However, as human populations have grown and elephant habitats have been altered by development, human-elephant conflict (HEC) has resulted in unfortunate and tragic outcomes for both people and elephants.  To help solve the problem, a …

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Assam: “Hargila Baideu” Purnima Devi Barman receives honorary doctorate

Bengaluru: Six eminent personalities including Assam’s Purnima Devi Barman were presented honorary doctorates by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at Sri Sathya University in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Mohan Bhagwat during the event said, “The signs of India growing by bringing together its knowledge base from the past with the futuristic studies are now visible …

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MP announces Rs 2 crore for preserving 800-year-old banyan tree in Telangana

Mahabubnagar: Protecting nature is seen to be the noblest deed of all and going on the same lines, TRS Rajya Sabha MP Joginapally Santhosh Kumar has announced Rs 2 crore for the preservation of an 800-year-old banyan tree which is known as Pillalamarri here. The funds were announced from his MPLAD fund. While announcing the funds, …

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India could experience heat waves beyond human survival limit: Report

NEW DELHI: India, very soon, could experience heat waves that could exceed the survivability limit of humans.  This startling revelation was made in a report by the World Bank.  According to the report, India will soon be one of the first countries in the world that will experience severe heatwaves that will break the human …

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