It is not often one sees a king cobra hatching eggs in a human habitat or places where humans frequent. That is why hundreds of people gathered at the rubber plantation of Pappachy at Praiyaram, Panathur in Kasaragod district to see the king cobra sitting peacefully on some eggs the other day.

C.J. Punnathara

Long infamous for heroin, opium, and other poppy products, the Golden Triangle, the mountainous, thickly forested intersection of Laos, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and China, is now becoming known for another plant: Hevea brasiliensis, the Par

The Rubber Board has invited applications from rubber growers for assistance in replanting and new planting under the Rubber Plantation Development Scheme. Applications in the prescribed form in duplicate together with two copies of correct survey plan of the land should reach the respective regional offices of the Board.

With diminished rice harvests, seawater seeping into aquifers and islands vanishing into rising oceans, Southeast Asia will be among the regions worst affected by global warming, according to a report scheduled for release on Monday by the Asian Development Bank.

The rise in sea levels may force the sprawling archipelago of Indonesia to redraw its sea boundaries, the report said.

Once, Bibile was famous for the goodness of 'Peni Dodam,' or oranges, just as apple-like big pears for Nuwaraeliya prior to the 1978 hurricane. Would the fate of gleaming red or yellow Rambutan in Malwana be similar?

KOTTAYAM: Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said that the Government should come forward to provide financial support to the farmers for overcoming the aftereffects of the economic slowdown in the agricultural sector.

KOCHI: The Centre should sanction a loan of Rs 100 crore to the crisis-ridden Rubber Marketing Federation and the societies under it to tide over the present crisis, said T H Musthafa, president, Rubber Marketing Federation.

KOCHI: The so-called

China's leading conservation centre is facing down an onslaught of rubber plantations.