State endorses Sport Killing

Poachers are having a field day in Bihar, courtesy India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF, CC). The visuals of Asia’s largest antelope being gunned down reminds us of the Pre – Independence Jalianwala Bagh massacre by the arrogant Brigadier General R.E.H. Dyre in Amritsar, Punjab. Prakash Javdekar, Union Minister of State (Independent […]

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India’s Bid for Membership to NSG- What went wrong?

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in a bilateral meeting with the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 23, 2016. Photo Courtesy: PIB There is a general feeling today among some sections of the Indian public and the diaspora that the country has entered its best […]

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The Harappan Civilisation – Oldest in the world?

Photo Courtesy: Archaeological Survey of India The Harappan civilisation, childhood lessons notwithstanding, builds a sense of awe. Back again in news – the civilisation makes us proud once again. Reportedly, a major breakthrough of recent times, the mighty civilisation that was earlier computed to be 5,000 years old, is now being estimated to date back at […]

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New National Policy on Marine Fisheries: Reviewing changes

With a coastline of 8,118 km, India harbours a huge potential for its aquaculture and fisheries industry and is already a major supplier and producer of fish in the world. As per National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), India is ranked third in fish production and second in aquaculture in the world. Fisheries contribute 1.07 per cent of […]

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Punjab and drugs – the deep connect

New Delhi, June 21 (G’nY News Service): ‘Udta Punjab’ by Anurag Kashyap has brought the crisis of drug abuse that has gripped the State into mainstream discourse. The movie provides rare glimpses of the extent of the menace that affects all, without the bias of gender or class. The following section provides succinct previews about the […]

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Proactive Wildlife management is better than culling

Revival of Asiatic lions is one of the rarest success stories, found anywhere on the planet. It is a known fact that to save the rare lion the conservation efforts had to also protect their habitats in and around the core protected area—Gir National Park & Sanctuary in Gujarat.   The efforts succeeded in increasing […]

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Mining: Destruction over Development

Sufficient geological evidence points out mineral deposits like bauxite, iron, coal, manganese etc. are abundantly found in India. It is also pertinent to note that a major portion of these deposits remain untapped. Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh are among India’s major mineral bearing states, and as a consequence, most affected by mining.   Mineral Production […]

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