Must Read News Articles – March 4th, 2019

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India fortifying case to put Jaish on ban list

India, supported by France, prepares a fresh proposal to place Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar on the ban list operated by the UNSC’s 1267 committee, security agencies are putting together new details of the outfit’s threat not only to India but also to the West.

India nudges Myanmar action on Naga militants

India’s improved ties with Myanmar led to that country’s crackdown in late January on the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).

A.P. villagers yearn to revive historic temple

Motupalli — where a historic temple of Veerabhadraswamy, a fiery form of Lord Siva, is located — has been an important port for centuries with flourishing trade with South Asian countries, especially during the medieval period

The basics are vital

Making hospitalisation affordable will spell relief, but there is no alternative to strengthening primary health care

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Deepening slowdown

India’s economy is inarguably slowing, and the latest estimates from the Central Statistics Office disconcertingly point to a deepening slowdown.

Hailstorm kills over thousand birds near Pench Reserve

A hailstorm in the buffer zone of Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday has killed 1,102 birds, a senior forest official said.

Odisha shelter homes to have lightning protection system

lightning has emerged as the leading cause behind natural deaths across the State.

Palghar to get another seismometer

Three days after two earthquakes rocked Maharashtra in quick succession, the National Centre of Seismology (NCS) and India Meteorological Department (IMD) said another seismometer would be installed in Palghar district, taking the total number of such monitors to four.

A tale of six elephants using one corridor in two countries

Scientists advise trans-boundary conservation for wildlife along the border.

Failing the forest

Both human rights and wildlife rights groups have not used the Forest Rights Act as a conservation tool

U.K. offers collaboration in fighter tech, carriers

As the Indian Air Force (IAF) continues its efforts to procure new fighter jets, the U.K. has made a pitch for cooperation in the fields of building aircraft carriers and future fighter aircraft technologies.

SpaceX’s capsule docks on ISS

The launch is a step towards resuming manned space flights

Trend of recycling gold by retail users on the rise

Jewelers report up to a 15% increase in transactions involving exchange of old gold, attribute shift to a jump in metal price

India’s electric vehicle success story will ride on two wheels

Adoption of electric two-wheelers will need cheaper lithium-ion batteries, increasing charging speed and improving charging infrastructure

 

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