Avalanche kills seven in J&K’s Kulgam

Victims include five policemen; three others were rescued from under several feet of snow Seven people were found dead at the end of an over 18-hour-long operation on Friday to save 10 people who were trapped under several feet of snow when a major avalanche hit an installation near the …

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Chinna Thambi moves between boundaries

It roams near Amaravati riverside Unsuccessfully translocated wild elephant Chinna Thambi has been on the move, oscillating between Palani range of Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary and Amaravati Rage of Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR), since 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Forest range officers and anti-poaching watchers from Amaravati, Palani and Udumalpet ranges are …

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Govt. grants divisional status to Ladakh

Similar status demanded for Pir Panjal, Chenab Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday granted Ladakh a divisional status, thus creating three administrative units of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh in the State. “The J&K government has approved the creation of a separate administrative and revenue division for Ladakh. …

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Dutch probe mass seabird death mystery

Dutch scientists said they are baffled after 20,000 dead or dying guillemots washed up on North Sea beaches in a phenomenon not seen for decades. The fish-eating seabirds have been washing up between the northern Wadden Islands and southwestern Zeeland — all showing symptoms of severe starvation, a marine biologist …

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‘No proposal to modify February 12 circular’

Decision to remove 3 banks from PCA after considering capital infusion by Centre, says RBI Governor Among the various issues Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das touched upon during his first post-policy interaction with the media was the February 12 circular of the central bank which mandates banks to …

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NGOs call for funds to eliminate TB

Non-governmental organisations (NGO) working to eliminate tuberculosis have urged the government to ensure that the National Strategic Plan for 2017-2025 is fully funded and effectively implemented to eliminate tuberculosis. ‘Invest substantially’ Several NGOs and stakeholders, including TB survivors, have urged the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and …

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