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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Gurkhas disrupt Darjeeling tea industry in West Bengal

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New Delhi India's ethnic Gurkhas, fighting for separate state in West Bengal, shut economy down, disrupting tea industry at peak production time Trouble brewing ... for a separate state in the hills of West Bengal. The demand for "Gurkhaland", a separate political and administrative unit to be carved out from the Gurkha populated districts of West Bengal ...

  2. News - Asia - NATURE

    Nepal's Royal Bengal tiger numbers soar

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu Big-cat populationup more than 60 per cent in five years, but tiger-related deaths also rise Nepal's Royal Bengal tiger numbers soar The number of wild Royal Bengal tigers in Nepal has increased to 198, a more than 60 per cent rise in five years, a government survey of the big cats showed. The findings are crucial for the protection of endangered ...

  3. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal begins Bengal tiger census

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 03:08pm by Reuters in Kathmandu

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu Hundreds of wildlife experts carrying sophisticated cameras began combing the forests in Nepal’s southern plains on Tuesday in the Himalayan nation’s biggest campaign yet to count the number of endangered tigers roaming in its national parks. The survey is crucial for planning strategy to double the number of Royal Bengal tigers in Nepal by 2022, as pledged ...

  4. HK garment siblings raise Dhaka's profile

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan Garment manufacturing wasn't known as the 'rag trade' for nothing. The slang for mass-produced clothing hinted at the varying quality and tough conditions under which it was made. The decline of the industry in Britain and el ...

  5. Depleted South China face a defensive crisis after Bengal frustration

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... held to a 3-3 draw by East Bengal on Tuesday night, a result which means they must win their two remaining matches in group H to qualify for the knockout round. But the coach has little time ... leave again on Saturday.' Centrehalf Lee Chi-ho and Joel Padilha picked up their second bookings of the tournament against East Bengal, while Hong Kong international Chan Siu-ki was sent ...

  6. The Dying Daily

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am

    ... The demise of India's only Chinese-language newspaper is symptomatic of Calcutta's crumbling Chinatown, as S.N.M. Abdi explains THAT FUNG FAT-YUNG'S son is totally absorbed in the English-language Economic Times says much about the plight o ...

  7. Calcutta's Marxists put British back on their pedestals

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am

    ... coalition capturing power in West Bengal, the royal bust was unceremoniously taken down along with statues of many other prominent British colonial figures and dumped in a store. The communists ... of other western 'bleeding hearts'. One obvious way out is to cash in on the city's heritage. But neither the mayor nor West Bengal chief minister Shri Buddhadev Bhattacharya ...

  8. Eco-tourism sets sights on Bengal tiger and Sundarbans

    Posted Jan 26th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... is the majestic Bengal tiger in its natural habitat, which is, for most of these creatures, the Sundarbans estuarine forest, at the confluence of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. This vast area ... Bengal tigers (a more precise figure is due out soon, following a census carried out earlier this month by government conservationists). Tiger poaching remains a serious problem ...

  9. Bengal ends 200 years of 'slavish' salutes for senior police officers

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... colonial-era red-brick building. But the 200-year-old police ritual is about to pass into the pages of history. Last week, West Bengal's communist state government decided to abolish the tradition, which costs 300,000 rupees (HK$51,000) annually in salaries. Since 1977, when the communists first came to power in West Bengal, police unions have demanded the abolition of the guard, ...

  10. Neighbours put politics aside to protect their Royal Bengal tigers

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta Setting aside nagging bilateral problems, India and Bangladesh are ready to conduct the first joint census of Royal Bengal tigers in the Sunderbans- the world's biggest mangrove forest that straddles the two countries. Wildlife officials and conservationists from both nations are expected to begin today counting the tigers and studying ...




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