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54 Million Years Old Primate Bones in Gujarat Reiterate Mysterious, Isolated Gondwanaland Puzzle

A cache of ancient bones, exquisitely preserved, were found in a left-over coal mine in Gujarat, which appear to be the most primitive primate bones yet discovered, according to an analysis led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University and Des Moines University. More than that, the Gujarat primates date back to a time when what is now India was ...

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Endangered snow leopard noticed first time in Kumaon Hills of Himalayas

Uttarakhand that houses the beautiful Kumaon Himalayas became the talk of town when snow leopard- the most endangered species on earth, was noticed in the Himalayas, thereby disclosing for the first time that these species are still existing. As per the Uttarakhand forest department officials, a camera captured the picture of the snow leopard, thus making it the first recorded ...

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Old sewage disposal threatens Shimla’s environs, Himalayan ecology

By Vishal Gulati Old-style and unscientific disposal of sewage and solid waste is threatening the pristine environment and water sources of Shimla, known as the Queen of Hills during the British colonial period. Shimla also forms part of the Himalayan ecology. Its wooded deodars, Raj-style structures and chuckling peaks on the horizon may lure you, but it’s not an easygoing ...

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Sanjeevani herb mythological, not real, say Goa health expo organisers

Sanjeevani, a medicinal herb mentioned in the epic Ramayana which Lord Hanuman fetched from the Himayalas to cure Lord Ram’s wounded brother Lakshman, is mythological and not even mentioned in the Ayurvedas, claims a health expo organiser in Goa. The expo is jointly hosted by the state and central governments and a health sector NGO linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak ...

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54 Million Years Old Fossils Found, Solve Age-Old Riddles, Establish India was Once Isolated Gondwana Island

Some newly discovered fossils of the horse, the rhino and the tapir led researchers to solve age-old riddles concerning the common ancestor for the these animals. More than that the fossils reiterate the contention that India, ancient Gondwana island, was once separated from the mainland. The animals group likely to have originated on the subcontinent when it was still an ...

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Clean India Call Remains Unheard, Himalayas Turning to be Dumping Yard

The higher reaches of the Himalayas are virtually turning into an open air garbage dump. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for cleanliness seems yet to reach these lofty heights. "It’s surprising to see garbage littered here and there in this fragile ecosystem," Aditya Gosh, a tourist from Kolkata, remarked. "It seems the tourists here leave everything except footprints," Ghosh ...

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