Yearly Archives: 2018

The Indian bustard: on its last legs?

Indian bustard

We’ve read those stories of recent extinctions — Sudan, the last male northern white rhino and Brazil’s Spix’s macaws — with much consternation. But closer home, a tale of extinction may be unfolding before our very eyes: the Great Indian Bustard, that narrowly missed being christened India’s national bird, is …

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On a mission to revive traditional rice varieties

traditional rice varieties

At a time when the farming community here is switching to cash crops to tide over the huge loss in paddy cultivation, Thirunelly Agri Producer Company Ltd., a farmers’ collective in Kerala’s Wayanad district, has taken the plunge to revive rice production, albeit in a different avatar. The company made …

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‘Back series data based on global practice’

Back series

We need to work hard to achieve double-digit growth, says the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog The new RBI Governor will be much better as he is more of a team player and displays greater maturity, NITI Aayog Vice- Chairman Rajiv Kumar explains in an interview. He also, for the first …

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12 Indians honoured on ‘Vijay Diwas’

Vijay Diwas

Bangladesh on Sunday honoured 12 Indian war veterans as it celebrated the 47th anniversary of the ‘Victory Day’, marking its emergence as an independent nation following the 1971 Liberation War. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the nation to work together for the prosperity of the country, …

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