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'The Kasturirangan Report is a disaster for the Western Ghats'

'If the Kasturirangan Committee report is implemented, the mining and quarrying lobbies will flourish... It will be disastrous for the environment.' 'There will be water shortage, there will be......

Delhi among top hotspots for illegal tiger trade

Delhi, Sunderbans and the Western Ghats are among the hotspots of illegal trade of tigers, their parts and products, says a new global report. The joint report by the global wildlife trade......

Cong demands apology over K'taka speaker's remark

An emotional remark by Speaker K G Bopaiah while opposing the heritage tag to Western Ghats has stirred up a controversy as he virtually raked up a separate statehood demand for his home district......

New wonders on UNESCO's World Heritage List

India's 1600-km long mountain chain of Western Ghats, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to the List of World Heritage Sites by the United Nations. Click on NEXT for...

Shantiniketan, India's next World Heritage Site?

Shantiniketan, the abode of Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, and Western Ghats can well be the India's next World Heritage Sites, if UNESCO accepts the country's proposal.......

Implement Kasturirangan report to conserve Western Ghats: Govt

  A glimpse of the Western Ghats. Photograph: Reuben NV/   The Centre on Wednesday told the National Green Tribunal it would pursue the implementation of the Kasturirangan......

Conserve nature: Measures that can save Western Ghats ecosystem

If human beings have to remain in this world, they need nature and its resources. So it is for our own survival that we have to protect the forests, say environmentalists. The government’s......

HPCL's Rs 30k-cr plant stuck on Western Ghat moratorium

The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel report, submitted by ecologist Madhav Gadgil last year, was further delaying the Rs 30,000-crore (Rs 300-billion) refinery project of Hindustan Petroleum Corp......

FDI does not benefit any country: Madhav Gadgil

Madhav Gadgil headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel set up by the ministry of environment and forests in 2010. The report zoned 75 per cent of the Western Ghats into different grades of......

CIC orders report on Western Ghats be made public

In response to a RTI application seeking to make public a report by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel under the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi......

'Papilo Buddha is about the landless dalits'

Debutant director Jayan Cherian's Papilo Buddha (a rare species of butterfly found in the Western Ghats) is going to make it to the theatres today. The film had a tough time getting past the......

Kangana bags National Award for Queen

The 62nd National Awards have been announced. Kangana Ranaut has won the Best Actress award for her brilliant performance in Queen. The film, directed by Vikas Bahl, has also won an award for Best......

Review: Mynaa is a beautiful love story

Srikanth Srinivasa says Kannada film Mynaa is worth a watch for those who are in love. Director Nagshekar has gone one step further from his earlier venture Sanju Weds Geetha to make his new film......

Review: Aarakshan is disappointing

Aseem Chhabra feels Aarakshan is a result of a muddled script that forgets its purpose half way. Post YOUR reviews here! Chhagan Bhujbal, Mayawati, Lalu Prasad Yadav, and many other politicians in......

Review: Delhi Belly won't get laughs from everyone

Aseem Chhabra feels that Delhi Belly will appeal hugely to some audiences and not much to others, proving that the age of the pan-India audience is dead. Post YOUR reviews here!Many years ago an......

CL images: Hernandez to Man U's rescue, Barca held

Barcelona paid the price for wayward finishing as they were held to a 1-1 draw by their bogey-team Rubin Kazan in Champions League Group D on Wednesday. The Spanish champions, with Lionel Messi on......
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From Nottingham to Whitefield

Many people come to Bengaluru with heavy luggage that is filled with hopes and expectations, but when Glen Attewell, from the UK, was appointed as... ...
Quiet retreat in the hills

Matheran is the only hill station in the country where automobiles are not allowed. Perched above the Sahyadri Hills in the Western Ghats at 2,636... ...
MP Kateel to lead padayatra to protest water project on Oct 10

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Dakshina Kannada unit led by Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel will take out a padayatra under the banner,... ...
FairWild stamp for hirda, beheda fruits

Conservation efforts for northern Western Ghats received a leg-up after Pune-based NGO, Applied Environmental Research Foundation, the UK-based... ...
Are you game for cycling 700 km in the Western Ghats?

Yes? Then register for the Great Malnad Challenge ...

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