Sunday, March 27, 2005

New items

Here I have posted links to some of the news items I came across this weekend


Trouble blooms

The flowering of bamboo forests in northeast India could set off a trail of famine and ecological havoc. AARTI DHAR looks at the issue.


The beginning of the end -- a bamboo grove.

WHEN the bamboo flowers, death and destruction follow, goes a traditional saying in Mizoram, the tiny hill state in northeast India. Way back in 1959, bamboo flowering in the State set off a chain of events that ultimately led to one of the most powerful "movements" against the Government spanning over two decades.

Folklore apart, scientists say that the strange phenomenon of bamboo flowering, called "gregarious bamboo flowering", causes ecological havoc full story>>


Man of Indian origin arrested for murdering mother

A person of Indian origin was arrested on charges of murdering his mother at their residence in the Great Falls area of Washington.

Jayant Kadian (20) was charged with first-degree murder for full story>>


Tsunami: scars still remain in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's tsunami wreckage that dotted the coastline three months ago has largely been cleared. The scars, however, continue to remain and full story>>

A grateful Galle

Three months after its worst recorded natural disaster, a warm "thank you" note welcomes guests to a hotel in this southern corner of Sri Lanka. ``We remember those that came forward so spontaneously and gave generously to those in need. We also remember the Indian Navy doctors and their medical team that ran the OPD [out-patient department] at the hotel.. full story>>

Tsunami victims await Vivek Oberoi's return

Tsunami victims await Vivek Oberoi's returnJennifer
Soon after the tsunami struck on December 26, 2004, film actor Vivek Oberoi plunged into relief work at Devanampattinam in the Cuddalore district.

Two and a half months later, villagers in this fishing hamlet full story>>

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