A national website on tiger conservation, www.tigernet.nic.in, was launched by Union minister of forest and environment Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference, the minister pointed out that this would be the first consolidated database to provide an update on tiger deaths and details of tiger poaching.

The Open Budget Survey 2010 reveals that 74 of the 94 countries assessed fail to meet basic standards of transparency and accountability with national budgets. This opens the door to abuse and inappropriate and inefficient use of public money.

THIRUVANATHAPURAM: Realising the possibilities of computational biology, the state should think about promoting e-farming, said Pawan K Dhar, editor-in-chief of the Systems and Synthetic Biology Journal, Riken Yokohama Institute, Japan.

T. Ramakrishnan

Eco-restoration works to be carried out in Cooum, other watercourses of the city

S. Ramasundaram, Principal Secretary (Public Works), presenting a publication on Singapore to Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi at the Secretariat on Thursday. M.K.Stalin, Deputy Chief Minister, and K. Deenabandu, Principal Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister, are in the picture.

Industries can now access all the facilities and forms of Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) at the click of a button.
GSPCB launched a new software -

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the Delhi State Spatial Data Infrastructure Project at the Delhi Pavilion in the ongoing India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan here on Thursday.

The geo-portal with geo-spatial data of the Capital has been developed by the Information Technology Department of the Delhi Government.

George Monbiot

The leaked exchanges are disturbing, but it would take a conspiracy of a very different order to justify sceptics

With A Day To Go For Launch On October 14, The Transport System Has A Lot In Store, Including SMS Info Service
Paul John | TNN

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday launched an exclusive website -- www.karnataka.gov.in/floodrelief2009, which gives a detailed information about the recent flood fury.

• In early August, indigenous artists from the Australian state of Queensland collaborated in an exhibition. They wove thousands of metres of discarded fishing nets into sculptures. Much marine life gets trapped in these nets. • Switzerland