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Wildlife

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2014
LIFE SCIENCES Gene enrichment

Flyovers for Kaziranga rhinos

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2014
THE government of Assam recently proposed building elevated roads with viaducts and flyovers on stretches of National Highway 37 (NH37). The highway acts as a boundary to the Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, also home to the world-famous One-Horned Indian Rhino.

Letters - March 1-15, 2014

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2014
Not Enough Milk For India

Jumbo conflict

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2014
  EAST-CENTRAL LANDSCAPE See also:  Much like Maoists Author(s): Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava Hungry gods Author(s): Sayantan Bera Extreme measure Author(s): M Suchitra Black elephant v white elephant Author(s): Alok Gupta Conflict of interest Author(s): Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava Why do they raid crops? Author(s): M Suchitra Conflicts are no less around national parks, sanctuaries Author(s): M Suchitra Interview ‘Elephant conservation is not exactly anybody’s priority’ Interviewee: M D Madhusudan Photo Gallery Man v elephant Reporter’s Diary On the trail of rampaging elephants Map On the move  

Letters - February 16-28, 2014

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2014
Corruption Stealing Upa’s votes Political analysts in the government must be a worried lot. None of its popular schemes, be it the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) or the National Food Security Act, is translating into votes for the ruling Congress, as was evident in the recent state Assembly elections (“Last ditch attempt”, January 16-31, 2014).

Rhino under hammer

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2014
Apermit to hunt and kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been sold at a US auction for $350,000. The Dallas Safari Club in Texas, which organised the auction, says the hunt will help protect the species by removing an old, aggressive rhino and funding future conservation. However, the auction has been fiercely criticised by conservationists and has even drawn death threats.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2014
TECHNOLOGY Under pressure

Tigers on the prowl

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2014
TWENTY-one-year-old Vijay Singh woke up early on December 29 and left for the nearby fields to defecate. When he did not return, his father, Raggu, tried calling him up on his cell phone, but got no response.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2014
EVOLUTION On guard

A doctor at the pole

Issue Date: Nov 30, 2013
After finishing medical school in Edinburgh, Gavin Francis did not want to be another run-of-the-mill physician. A life spent in slavish dedication to careerism was not for him. The young medical graduate saw Antarctica as the place where he would work for the rest of his professional life. He enlisted himself as a doctor at the Halley Research Station, a British Antarctic Survey base formerly known as Ice Station Zebra.
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