North East  /  Published 26.01.20

Fresh Bodo pact to be inked today

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal rushed to Delhi on Sunday reportedly to attend the signing of a “fresh” Bodo Accord, which is likely to be inked on Monday. After the lone outfit demanding ...
By Pranjal Baruah and Shajid Khan in Udalguri

North East  /  Published 07.02.20

Mohilary plea to lift all NDFB cases

Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw all cases against cadres of all four NDFB factions who have joined the mainstream...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Kokrajhar

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

Sri Lanka at crossroads on death penalty

Not the first but the fourth prime minister of Ceylon and occupying that office for just over three years, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike remains modern Sri Lanka’s most iconic politician. ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.19

Tigers sighted in new pockets

Over 400 pairs of cameras across the Sunderbans and South 24-Parganas have captured tiger images in areas that have not had any previous sighting of the big cat, suggesting a rise in the animal count....
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 04.08.19

Sightings kindle tiger hopes in Sikkim

 Frequent sightings of tigers in the higher altitudes of Sikkim in recent past have fuelled hope of a robust ecosystem for big cats in the eastern Himalayan state.Researchers said a detailed inve...
By Rajeev Ravidas and Debraj Mitra in Gangtok


West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Whistle-blower slams numbers

“From 2,500 tigers to 2,700 tigers is not a big leap. The problem is that there is a shift in baselines. At the turn of the century there were 1,400 tigers in 2006, that’s the new baseline. The sh...
By Debraj Mitra in Chowringhee

World  /  Published 15.09.19

Virus claims temple tigers

More than half of the tigers Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreedi...
By Reuters in Bangkok

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.19

Tiger widows seek damages

If a fisherman in the Sunderbans is killed by a tiger, the family not only has to deal with his death but faces intense harassment from the authorities, in case he was fishing in unlawful territory.In...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.18

Airlines must stop anti-consumer practices

Sir — It is infuriating that the biggest private domestic airline, Indigo, has decided to charge passengers an extra fee for web check-ins. This is a move that goes against the interests of travelle...
By The Telegraph in

North East  /  Published 27.11.18

Big cat cheer in Arunachal’s Dibang

Wildlife lovers have a lot to roar about after tigers were camera-trapped at Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh at a height of 3,630m, the highest range in the Indian part of Eastern Himalayas for big...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati


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