'Woodland buffers help maintain bird communities in forest edges'

Bengaluru, Jan 10  Woodlands in agricultural fields surrounding a protected area maintain functionality of a wintering bird community, according to a recent study.

Agriculture is usually considered to be harmful to biodiversity as it involves conversion of huge tracts of forests into cultivation fields. Protected areas are formed to protect…

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Future prospects for the economy don't seem promising

Even the most optimistic estimates cannot deny that in all likelihood, the world economy will grow at a slower pace in 2019 than it did in the previous year.

Most significantly, the Chinese economy that had managed to keep its engine running at full throttle over the last four decades…

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Woman acid attack survivor turns saviour for burn victims

Bengaluru, Jan 7 Even 12 years after she survived an acid attack by a jilted lover during a train journey to Delhi from her hometown Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in April 2006, Pragya Singh remains a beacon of hope for scores of such burn victims. The 35-year-old gritty…

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Free for all voters

A recent Tamil feature film, Sarkar, contained scenes that criticised the culture of freebies. This triggered such strong opposition from the ruling party that the producer was forced to cut those scenes and re-release the film. This episode highlights the pivotal position that freebies have come to play.

It…

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