By Iris Philips
JAMMU, Sep 18 (IPS/IFEJ) - Tsring Angmo a student from Rumbak village in Ladakh attended a workshop conducted by the Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC) in India out of sheer curiosity. "I came away feeling responsible for the safety of the endangered animal,'' she said.
By Keya Acharya
BANGALORE, Aug 25 (IPS) - While India has been steadily attracting foreign investment into its booming mining sector, the fact that the best prospects lie in tribal-dominated and heavily forested areas is cause for concern.
India is mineral-rich. Approximately 24 types of minerals, including iron, bauxite, copper, chromite, gold, lead, manganese, zinc and coal, are found in nearly 50 percent of its total landmass of 3.20 million sq km.
By Sandhya Srinivasan
MUMBAI (IPS) - ''Let paedophiles around the world know that India should not be their destination in future,'' said Mumbai judge P.S. Paranjape, as he sent two Britons off to jail, on the weekend, for sexually abusing street children under the guise of providing them shelter.
By Julia Godoy
PARIS (IPS) - The French decision to send the asbestos-contaminated aircraft carrier Clemenceau to India for disposal constitutes a violation of national and international rules, according to several environmental and health groups.