Billion dollar ivory and gold trade fuelling DR Congo war: UN

Smuggling of ivory, gold and timber worth over a billion dollars a year is fuelling war by funding dozens of rebel groups in Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN report warned Friday.

Himachal streamlines timber distribution policy

A new policy by the Himachal Pradesh government to allot trees, instead of timber or wood, at subsidized rates for constructing or repairing houses has streamlined the process in the state, an official said.

Ke$ha promises fans to `return soon and better than ever`

Ke$ha has promised her fans that she will come back soon from rehab and she will be better than ever.

Govt considering introduction of forest certification

Government is considering introduction of forest certification as it will help in their sustainable management, a senior official said Tuesday.

Himachal govt to review timber distribution policy

The Congress-led Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday said it is reviewing the timber distribution (TD) policy as eligible candidates are not getting wood.

Now, a device that hears termites chew!

Scientists have come up with a new wireless device which they claim can detect the presence of termites by "hearing" them chew through timber.