Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): Two men carrying leopard skin were arrested by forest officials in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. The forest officials formed a special team to catch the people involved in illegal wildlife trade. The leopard skin was to be sold to a party from Nepal and was found packed in a bag. Clouded leopards are rare in Bengal and are found mostly in Bhutan. Investigations were underway to crack down the smuggling racket. India’s leopards are under threat, with increasing numbers of the wild cats being poached for their body parts and villagers killing them for straying into human settlements.Wildlife experts say tiger and leopard parts are in great demand in China and other Asian countries.
Yogita Arun Tambe, 34-year-old visually impaired music teacher from Mumbai created a world record for playing 50 instruments in 49 minutes. Yogita is proficient in tabla, dholki, nagara, dimdi, halagi, dholak, nashik dhol and ghungru among others.
The Indian Express visits the home of BK Sachu, a retired teacher in Kohima Village who has a built a museum of his private collection from the battlefield of Kohima — one of the fiercest campaigns of World War II.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga, jointly unveiled a statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar through video-conferencing from Prime Minister Modi's residence in New Delhi.
The J&K administration has slapped the stringent Public Safety Act on detained former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, describing him as a “threat to public order” as the lockdown in the Valley entered its 40th day.
Senior journalist Ravish Kumar, who won the Ramon Magsaysay Award recently, spoke to The Indian Express. In a candid conversation, Ravish talked about his journey in NDTV, the role of journalists in society.
To appreciate the contributions of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. India celebrates September 15 as National Engineers’ Day. Deemed as the father of engineers by many, Visvesvaraya is remembered as a pre-eminent engineer of India.
Four-year-old, Jagga and Balia were born with fused brain and skull, a condition known as craniopagus. With the coordination of 33 faculty members, 42 resident doctors and 50 nursing staff, the AIIMS managed to separate the twins in two part surgery.
Description: The video shows the timeline of the 22-year-old Tabrez Ansari's mob lynching case that started in June 2019. Ansari was tied to a pole, assaulted and allegedly forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram" and "Jai Hanuman".
On the occasion ofAnant Chaturdashi, the country bid their adieu to Lord Ganesha after10-days of festivities and much fanfare. Devotees immerse Ganpati idols (Visarjan) in water and mark the end of the festival.
On the completion of 100 days of Modi government , Union Minister Prakash Javadekar held a press conference listing out the achievements of the government.
Javadekar said that the target of $5 trillion has given a roadmap.
Veteran lawyer and former Union law minister Ram Jethmalani passed away at the age of 95. He had mastery in the criminal law and was known as one of the highest-paid lawyers in India. He fought several high profile cases.
In a bid to boost the morale of ISRO scientists, Modi said, “I have lived the moment with you when communication with spacecraft was lost. Our courage has become stronger. Our determination to touch moon has become even stronger.”