BABU LAL MARANDI - the first chief minister of Jharkhand and Union minister of state for forest and environment - had to resign and make way for Arjun Munda for the post of CM in 2002 following pressure exerted by some of the ministers. In the 2003 Loh Sabha elections, he contested from Koderma as a BJP candidate.

While the disappearance of tigers from the Sariska National Park shook the world wildlife fraternity, the reports of death of nine big cats in the Kaziranga National Park in the last three months is quite shocking.

Girls in / Madhya Pradesh have a valid reason to smile - and so does the government

Ladli Laxmi Yojana, the brainchild of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, launched for the empowerment of girl child in Madhya Pradesh, has after Delhi now been emulated by Uttar Pradesh.

SIPAHEEJALA (TRIPURA): A vulture has been spotted in Tripura after a gap of ten years. The bird was sighted during an animal census in Sipaheejala sanctuary, wildlife warden Nirad B Debnath said. "It was a matter of immense joy that a vulture was sighted by forest officials in this sanctuary recently especially at a time when the population of the bird has declined considerably in the country.

The only water palace in Eastern India may crumble any day, as the lake on which it stands is slowly shrinking--------

The only water palace in Eastern India may crumble any day, as the lake on which it stands is slowly shrinking

Child labour needs to be redefined. Some of it is need-based, but most of it is greed-based

The Festival of Lights - -Diwali

Ornithologists are apprehensive that sparrows might be wiped out for the sake of seeking pleasure

The latest to join the list of the depleting category of birds is the local Indian sparrow. The sparrows survive best if left alone in their habitat, say environmentalists. Recently, ornithologists raised an alarm when unani medicine practitioners recommended sparrow's meat for a sexual high.

In Krishnaganj gram panchayat in Pohari block of Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district the Total Sanitation Campaign has inspired the village community to think beyond construction of toilets, and create a viable revenue model for community toilets.