Introduction of wild cheetahs to Indian reserves involves risks and opportunities: Top South African expert

JOHANNESBURG: The planned introduction of South African and Namibian cheetahs into Indian wildlife reserves, said to be the first-of-its-kind project in the world to move a large carnivore from one continent to another and put it in the wild, poses both challenges and unique research opportunities, according to a leading South African expert. Professor Adrian […]


Supreme Court pats Karnataka, raises iron ore mining cap in 3 districts to 15MMT | India News

NEW DELHI: In a relief to the steel industry facing shortage of raw material, the Supreme Court on Friday permitted 15 million metric ton (MMT) increase in iron ore extraction from Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga while appreciating the good work done by Karnataka to preserve ecology and environment. Though the SC’s environment panel, Central Empowered […]


Indian-origin Scotland Yard officer dismissed for ‘offensive’ messages

LONDON: An Indian-origin officer is among two dismissed from Scotland Yard without notice for their highly offensive and discriminatory behaviour following a professional standards investigation examining a year’s worth of social media messages, including a racist jibe about Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. Police Constable (PC) Sukhdev Jeer and PC Paul Hefford, both attached […]


Study reveals leaving small kidney stones behind causes complications later

WASHINGTON: Small stones that don’t seem to be creating issues are frequently left behind when kidney stones are surgically removed from patients. Leaving these asymptomatic stones behind, however, dramatically raises the likelihood of a patient experiencing a relapse in the five years that follow, according to a recent randomised controlled research. The findings of the […]