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The mysterious European businessman who gave India its iconic railway book stalls

At a time when booksellers everywhere appear a threatened breed, the life of Emile Edouard Moreau, who set up A H Wheeler and Co, the chain of railway bookstalls that endure to this day, appears as a fascinating example of a man with interests that spanned continents, and yet about whom there …

Literature

Project Tiger: How India has kept the tiger alive

"That it has kept the tiger alive..."<p>Wide-eyed and unflinching, Bittu Sahgal doesn't hesitate when asked about Project Tiger's achievements. "Had it …

Wildlife

Yakub Memon: Once best CA awardee, to hang for terror

Once named as the best chartered accountant by the Memon community, Yaqub Abdul Razzak Memon, the most high-profile convict in the March 1993 Mumbai …

India

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Coal scam: Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, eight others ordered to be put on trial

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta and seven others were today ordered to be put on trial by a special court, …

The plant that can kill and cure

<b>Nightshades have a deadly reputation but these plants, steeped in myth and folklore, have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. And they may have properties that could keep us healthy today, writes Mary Colwell.</b><p>"J K Rowling was extremely good at botany, and one of the plants she …

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