• India's DNA scientists have initiated a project to clone the Indian cheetah by using the genes of its Iranian cousin. Scientists from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad will assist these DNA scientists to complete the project within five years.

• Twelve persons were taken into police custody on charges of illegal hunting of tiger and leopard in the forest area near Kanha National Park in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh.

• To increase the participation of people in the state's developmental work, the cabinet of Chhattisgarh has approved the