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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says 117 more mandis join eNAM platform; total number reaches 962 across India
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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says 117 more mandis join eNAM platform; total number reaches 962 across India

Integration of APMC mandis with eNAM will strengthen and facilitate farmers to sell their harvested produce through the online portal, he said.

At Arunachal Pradesh's Basar Confluence, a celebration of Galo culture, an ecofriendly way of life
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At Arunachal Pradesh's Basar Confluence, a celebration of Galo culture, an ecofriendly way of life

The Basar Confluence of Arunachal Pradesh provides a glimpse into the way Galo people eat, fish and practice art. The festival also focuses on causing no damage to the environment, which is central to the Galo culture

Bamboochi: Handcrafted and customisable, bicycles made out of bamboos are in for the long haul
India

Bamboochi: Handcrafted and customisable, bicycles made out of bamboos are in for the long haul

It’s been five years now that Pathak has been creating bicycles out of bamboo, a passion-driven enterprise he’s christened, ‘Bamboochi’.

IKEA looking at West Bengal as a sourcing hub, says West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra
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IKEA looking at West Bengal as a sourcing hub, says West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra

Swedish furniture retail company IKEA has evinced interest in sourcing products from West Bengal, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday said

Kin of Odisha elephant attack victims to receive speedy compensation, says Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Debabrata Swain
India

Kin of Odisha elephant attack victims to receive speedy compensation, says Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Debabrata Swain

The PCCF stressed the need for awareness programmes in schools, colleges and villages to reduce man-elephant conflict in Odisha.

Narendra Modi unveils key connectivity projects in Mizoram, Meghalaya to boost development in North East
India

Narendra Modi unveils key connectivity projects in Mizoram, Meghalaya to boost development in North East

Narendra Modi inaugurated crucial connectivity and power projects in Mizoram and Meghalaya to accelerate development in the northeastern states, a focus area of his government's Act East Policy

India can answer its environmental woes by involving local communities under Biological Diversity Act
India

India can answer its environmental woes by involving local communities under Biological Diversity Act

One example of citizen participation comes from the Mendha Lekha village in Maharashtra, which recorded and tracked its biological wealth in 2004.

Watch: End of the line for Cambodia's homegrown 'Bamboo Train'
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Watch: End of the line for Cambodia's homegrown 'Bamboo Train'

With a wooden platform jerry-rigged to a small engine, Cambodia's one-of-a-kind "Bamboo Train" delights tourists as it clatters through bucolic countryside — but its days are numbered as the Southeast Asian nation plans a railways overhaul.

Whoa! Panda accused of faking pregnancy to get five-star treatment
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Whoa! Panda accused of faking pregnancy to get five-star treatment

Pandas are generally associated with being lazy. But a panda at Taipei zoo in Taiwan pulled a clever one on zoo worker's.

Giant pandas have not evolved to eat bamboo, says study
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Giant pandas have not evolved to eat bamboo, says study

Despite two million years of munching almost exclusively on bamboo, the giant panda's gut has not adapted to eating the plant - putting the creatures in an "evolutionary dilemma", scientists said.

Wacom Launches New Bamboo Edition Tablets
Biztech

Wacom Launches New Bamboo Edition Tablets

The new multi-touch and pen tablets are targeted at those wanting to create personalised digital content like drawings and other forms of art.