With the current trend of land use/land cover (LULC) change taking place globally, several parts of northeast India are also showing signs of change in LULC pattern leading to forest loss. This study focusses on the expansion of monoculture rubber plantation (Hevea brasiliensis) in selected sub-watersheds in northeast India, and distributed in parts of north Tripura, Mizoram and a major portion in the Karimganj district of Assam.

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The rainfall pattern in North East (NE) India shows a large variation both spatially and temporally5 . Due to this, severe flood occurs frequently in the region. Therefore, it is important to study the variability of pre-monsoon and summer monsoon showers of the region in the geological past. The quantitative palaeomonsoonal record from NE India is poor.

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State Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department Director Dr Saingura Sailo said laboratory tests confirmed that the cause of the deaths of pigs in Champhai and Biate was classical swine fever whic

AIZAWL : Swine flu has struck Champai town on the Indo-Myanmarese border and has claimed the lives of a number of pigs and piglets in the last one month.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter and tweeted: ?

As many as 350 houses submerged; 84 families evacuated; schools closed

Previous studies have not adequately captured the heterogeneous nature of the diabetes epidemic in India. The aim of the ongoing national Indian Council of Medical Research–INdia DIABetes study is to estimate the national prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in India by estimating the prevalence by state.

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There has been an endemic situation in Mizoram's capital Aizawl city with 193 Dengue cases detected during the past few months, state health department officials today said.

With 34 people infected with dengue in Mizoram since October 25, 58 dengue cases have been detected in the state since February this year, Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (ISDP) State Nodal

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous northeastern state of Mizoram and adjoining areas on Wednesday. There was no report of any damage due to the tremor yet, officials said.