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Tigers may roam again in central Asia Scientists

New York, Jan 17 Caspian tigers who met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century may roam again in Central Asia thanks to a subspecies that is nearly identical, genetically, to the extinct big cats, say researchers.

Two arrested in Bihar for smuggling rare lizards

Patna, Jan 17 Two persons were arrested in Bihar's Kishanganj district for smuggling of two Tokay Gecko lizards, highly in demand in international market for their supposed medicinal purposes, police said on Tuesday.

Massive protest against Jallikattu arrests in TN

Chennai, Jan 17 Hundreds of people in Tamil Nadu took to the streets on Tuesday against the arrest of those who have demonstrated in favour of Jallikattu.

Severe cold shuts Kashmir University for 10 days

Srinagar, Jan 17 Intense cold and extremely slippery road conditions prompted the Kashmir University on Tuesday to postpone the day's scheduled exams and suspend classes for the next 10 days, an official said.

Foggy morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 17 It was a foggy Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 6 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

Australian shark nets killing protected species Report

Sydney, Jan 17 Over 90 animals on the protected species lists including a bottlenose dolphin and a green sea turtle were killed by newly installed shark nets in Australia's New South Wales, a government report revealed on Tuesday.

PETA slams Stalin’s ‘anti-national’ remark

New Delhi, Jan 16 After DMK's Working President M.K. Stalin dubbed PETA as anti-national for its criticism of Jallikattu, the animal welfare organisation hit back, saying to stand for kindness is patriotic and to stand for cruelty is un-Indian.

Think of Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, before Jallikattu ‘Visaaranai’ director

New Delhi, Jan 16 National Award-winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran on Monday came out in support of Jallikattu saying that before asking for a ban on the traditional and ancient bull-taming sport, people should think about banning crackers on Diwali and immersing lord Ganesh idols in water during Ganesh Chaturthi which disturbs the eco-system.

Massive protests against Jallikattu ban in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Jan 16 Thousands of people on Monday took to the streets in Madurai's Alanganallur town in Tamil Nadu protesting a ban against Jallikattu, the ancient and popular bull-taming sport that marks the Makar Sankranthi celebrations.

Water supply to remain affected till Tuesday due to rise in ammonia

New Delhi, Jan 16 The disruption in water supply here may continue for a couple of more days until ammonia levels at three of the major Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) fall to permissible limits, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said on Monday.

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