QUICK PILL The Greater Adjutant stork ( Leptoptilos dubius ) could once be found from India to Southeast Asia in the hundreds of thousands. Long despised and treated as a pest, this giant, ungainly bird is endangered with just 1,000 remaining by the 1990s. catchnews.com, 2 months ago
The continuing impact of demonetisation and a lowered GDP growth estimate will bring down the advertising expenditure growth to 10 per cent in 2017, after growing by 15.5 per cent in 2016. The advertisement spend is expected to be Rs 61,204 crore in 2017 ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 week ago
North Korea is urging its people to memorise its leader Kim Jong-un's New Year's address by offering giveaways, a US broadcaster reported on Friday."Local parties and labour organisations are pushing for various events, including contests to learn the address ...Prokerala, 1 month ago
China's ruling Communist Party has cracked down on Tibetans who planned to attend the Kalachakra Puja in Bodh Gaya.But the Tibetan people have dared the Communists by listening to the Dalai Lama's sermons on the Internet and sharing videos on social media, says Claude Arpi. IMAGE: His Holiness The Dalai Lama delivers a sermon at the Kalachakra Puja in Bodh Gaya. Photographs: M I Khan for Rediff.com Some say 100,000, others speak of 200,000 devotees, from nearly 90 countries around the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has declared the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) not dead ahead of key trade talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sydney on Saturday, despite opposition to the trade pact from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The ...Sify, 1 month ago
The United States has asked China to "immediately" return its unmanned naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea which it alleged has been "unlawfully" seized by them. "Using appropriate government-to-government channels, the Department of Defense has called upon China to immediately return an unmanned underwater vehicle that China unlawfully seized on December 15 in the South China Sea while it was being recovered by a US Navy oceanographic survey ship," Pentagon Press ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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