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MOUNTAINS have always enjoyed a special status. Their beauty and mysticism have inspired poets, philosophers and even fairy-tale tellers. We accept their importance as sources of minerals and water,

WHICH wildlife sanctuary in India is the world's only floating sanctuary? And, did you know the giant clam lays one billion eggs at a time? These are some of the fascinating facts on natural life put

IT WAS a strange case of politicians taking out their venom on snakes. Angry CPM workers in Kerala vandalised and set fire to the Parassinikkadavu Snake Park in Kannur. The reason for the wanton

Conservationists in Kerala want to ban an arrack shop located in the heart of the Chinnar wildlife sanctuary because it endangers the grizzled giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura dandolena). The Idukki

Badly planned strategies, along with other reasons, have resulted in a failure to conserve the habitats of wild animals. An example: fewer numbers of a rare migratory bird are now visiting the Keoladeo National Park.

A commitment to excellence and breathtaking photography characterise the two recent films on Ladakh made by Naresh and Rajesh Bedi

IN Pakistan, environmentalists have gone to court to save the houbara bustard from being hunted by wealthy Arabs. The bustard case has not only angered the Gulf states, it has also provoked a surge

Some of the smaller cities and satellite towns - which have, in the past, been feeding Delhi's growing appetite for used cars - is expected to see prices of pre-owned vehicles sliding, as

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