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Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Moment of glory: Jadeja, Wisden's favourite player

Sir — The decision of Wisden to name Ravindra Jadeja the ‘most valuable player’ of the 21st century in Test cricket has astonished many. This is perhaps because of the tradition, in ...
By The Telegraph in

Delhi  /  Published 27.06.20

Locust attack: South Delhi, West Delhi on high alert

With swarms of locusts descending on neighbouring Gurugaon, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Saturday asked the national capital's south and west districts' administrations to remain on high al...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.06.20

Bihar on high alert as locust swarms arrive

The Bihar government has sounded a high alert after locust swarms started arriving in some districts along the border with Uttar Pradesh. The state agriculture department conducted operations in Kaim...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 31.05.20

Dr Solitarious & Mr Gregarious

On the menu... but conditions applyLocusts cause acute food shortage, but for a while scientists have been working on how to turn them into food for fish, poultry, farm animals and even humans. “Edi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Tamil Nadu  /  Published 30.05.20

Swarm of locust species attack crops in Tamil Nadu

A swarm of locust species have attacked banana, rubber and other crops in parts of plantation dominated districts of Tamil Nadu, causing concern among farmers over the possible destruction of their cr...
By PTI in Chennai

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.06.20

Drums to fight locusts in Jharkhand

Traditional musical instruments like dhols and nagaras (drums) have suddenly shot into prominence in Jharkhand’s fight against the possible invasion by desert locusts.In the first meeting of the tid...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.06.20

Locust attack fears over Garhwa

Garhwa district, bordering Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, has been put on high alert for locusts after swarms of insects reached Jhansi, about 200km from here, fuelling serious concerns about them en...
By N.N. Dubey in Ranchi

India  /  Published 28.05.20

Delhi govt issues advisory over possible locust attack

The Delhi government has asked authorities concerned to spray insecticides and pesticides on standing crops, vegetation, gardens and orchards to prevent a probable attack of desert locusts in Delhi.Ag...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.20

Apocalypse now

Sir — Following pestilence and floods — parts of Bengal and Assam have been submerged since Cyclone Amphan struck — infestation has now arrived in India to exacerbate the apocalyptic conditions....
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 26.05.20

Locust attack badly-timed 'serious infestation'

With a locust outbreak ravaging parts of western India, a Union environment ministry official Tuesday said it was a very badly-timed 'serious infestation' that has occurred when the country is already...
By PTI in New Delhi


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