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Animal population in India under stress

The human population rise in India is a major reason for the dwindling forests. In the past few decades, forests have been cleared for agriculture, construction and various other developments. More and more forests are encroached for various reasons. Today, India has only very little of its original forest cover left.

The dwindling forests have led to frequent human-animal conflict. The Western Ghats and the forest of northeastern region are among the world’s richest biodiversity hot spots. Huge participation of the people is needed for the protection of these biodiversity hot spots.

Recently a workshop was held in Shillong on biodiversity. Details about it can be found here.
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Soil erosion damages the Fatrade beach in Goa

Rising seawaters and soil erosion have damaged the Fatrade-Varca silvery beach. Betalbatim’s Sunset beach had earlier met with similar fate. Sea has eaten up a large part of the Fatrade beach. The situation came into notice during August but little has been done here.

Rising seawaters is going to be a major problem to many beaches in India. Global warming is the main reason for this. Rising seas are causing havoc throughout the coastal areas in India. Main damage is done during the monsoon season. The poor fishing community living along the coast are the first affected.

Details about the sea erosion in Fatrade beach can be found here.

Hindu links for 9/20/2006

Hindu News
700-year-old sacred Hindu text restored using imaging technology
Each palm leaf of the sacred Hindu manuscript, the Sarvamoola granthas, was captured in multiple sections, processed and digitally stitched together. This image shows a stitched and processed page after applying modern imaging technologies. Images were taken by Roger Easton, from Rochester Institute of Technology, and Keith Knox, from Boeing LTS, using a Sensys scientific digital camera and an infrared filter.
Amendment to Gujarat Anti-Conversion Act passed
A bill to amend Gujarat's anti-conversion law to allow conversions between different sects of the same faith as well as between Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism was today passed in the state assembly.
How India’s neighbors views terrorist strikes in India?
The Malegaon bomb blasts were a major attack on the Muslim community, both in terms of its intensity and casualty.
The way civil society and police officials handled the situation is commendable. The union gov…