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World Environment Day: Modi urges to preserve planet’s biodiversity

New Delhi, June 5 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to preserve the planet's biodiversity on the occasion of World Environment...

CRPF to plant 22 lakh saplings on World Environment Day

New Delhi, June 4 | The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will plant 22 lakh saplings to augment the country's green canopy on the...

6.8-magnitude quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami alert

Jakarta, June 4 | An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's North Maluku province on Thursday, but did not trigger a...

Wildlife poaching doubles during COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi, June 4 | Poaching incidents for consumption and local trade have more than doubled during the lockdown period, according to a recent...

Dozens of endangered turtles hatch on Galapagos Islands

Quito, June 4 | Dozens of the endangered green sea turtles began their journey to the ocean after hatching in nesting sites on...

Clean tech could cut fossil fuel profits by 2/3: Carbon Tracker

New Delhi, June 4 | A new international report on Thursday showed how falling demand and rising investment risk is likely to slash the...

1 killed in Maha as Cyclone Nisarga whirls past Mumbai

Mumbai, June 3 | One person was killed in Maharashtra's Raigad district and at least 7 others injured in Mumbai as Cyclone Nisarga...

Bengal to plant 5cr mangrove trees in Sundarbans: CM

Kolkata, June 3 | West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that the state government will plant 5 crore mangrove trees in...

Nisarga may have passed Goa coast: CM

Panaji, June 3 | Cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' may have already moved away from the seas off the Goa's coastline, but government departments are...

Cyclone Nisarga’s Maha landfall full of fury

By QUAID NAJMIMumbai/Raigad, June 3 | After a wait of 72 hours, Cyclone Nisarga made a thumping landfall at Shriwardhan-Dive Agar in Raigad district,...

New Microsoft programme to empower agritech startups in India

New Delhi, June 3 | Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new programme to help agritech startups in India build industry-specific solutions, scale and grow...

LG Polymers has absolute liability for loss of life: NGT

New Delhi, June 3 | The National Green Tribunal (NGT) said on Wednesday that LG Polymers has absolute liability for the loss of life...

Nisarga: Evacuation work nearly complete, 43 NDRF teams on spot

New Delhi, June 3 | With landfall process of Cyclone 'Nisarga' afoot and expected to continue for at least three hours hitting coastal districts...

Cyclone ‘Nisarga’ makes landfall near Maharashtra’s Raigad district

New Delhi, June 3 | The landfall process of Cyclone 'Nisarga' has begun and will continue for three hours, the India Meteorological Department...

Kerala to track down mastermind behind death of pregnant elephant

Palakkad ( Kerala) June 3 | The Kerala Forest department has launched a 'manhunt' for those responsible for the death of a 15-year-old pregnant...

‘Nisarga’ may hit Maha coast by afternoon, flights curtailed (Ld)

Mumbai, June 3 | Maharashtra braced for the onslaught of the Cyclone 'Nisarga' currently hovering around 175 kms from south-southwest of Mumbai --...

‘Nisarga’ may hit Maha coast by afternoon, flights curtailed

Mumbai, June 3 | Maharashtra braced for the onslaught of the Cyclone 'Nisarga' currently hovering around 190 km south-southwest of Mumbai -- which...

Geared up to tackle ‘Nisarg’ with zero casualty aim: Gujarat Relief...

Gandhinagar, June 2 | Cyclonic storm 'Nisarg' is likely to hit the state on or after June 3 with winds expected to gush up...

21 killed, seven injured in three Assam landslides (Lead)

Silchar (Assam), June 2 | At least 21 people, including three children and 10 women, were killed in three separate landslides in southern Assam...

‘Nisarga’ heads towards Maharashtra, concerns at vital installations (2nd Lead)

Mumbai, June 2 | As Cyclone 'Nisarga' whirls towards Maharashtra at a steady pace, concerns have been expressed about the nuclear and chemical plants...

Nisarga’s landfall to be rare-of-the-rarest event: Experts

New Delhi, June 2 | As the storm brewing in the Arabian Sea intensified into a tropical cyclone Nisarga on Tuesday morning, many experts...

34 NDRF teams deployed in Maharashtra, Gujarat: DG

New Delhi, June 2 | Thirty-four National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed as the cyclone Nisarga brewing in the Arabina Sea...

Nisarga swirls towards Maharashtra, concerns at nuclear, chemical units (LEAD)

Mumbai, June 2 | As the Cyclone Nisarga whirls towards Maharashtra at a steady pace, concerns have been expressed, here on Tuesday, about the...

Cyclone ‘Nisarga’ to make landfall near Alibag in M’rashtra

New Delhi, June 2 | The deep depression in the Arabian Sea strengthened into a cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' on Tuesday morning and will make...

Shah holds meet over cyclone brewing in Arabian Sea

New Delhi, June 1 | Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting to take stock of the situation and preparedness to...

Maha will be most affected by Cyclone ‘Nisarga’, warns IMD

New Delhi, June 1 | Cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' will affect the coastal districts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, more than Gujarat and other neighbouring states,...

Monsoon to be ‘normal’: IMD pegs rains at 102% of average...

New Delhi, June 1 | The India Meteorological Department (IMD), here on Monday, reiterated that the country would receive normal monsoon in June-September and...

Swimming banned off Goa beaches for 48 hours

Panaji, June 1 | In view of the heavy pre-monsoon showers expected over the next 48 hours, swimming in Goa seas, is off-limits, a...

Cyclone ‘Nisarga’ to cross Maha, Gujarat coasts in 2 days

New Delhi, June 1 | The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that the depression in the Arabian Sea is slated to further...

Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan escape unharmed in honey bee attack

Hyderabad, May 31 | Popular actor Chiranjeevi, his actor son Ram Charan, daughter-in-law Upasana Konidela and other family members were attacked by a swarm...

Low intensity tremors indicate major earthquake could hit Delhi

New Delhi, May 31 | Ten low to moderate intensity tremors, shaking Delhi-NCR in the span of one and a half month indicate that...

Yediyurappa asks B’luru officials to be ready for monsoon

Bengaluru, May 31 | Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa convened a meeting of ministers and officials to begin precautionary measures to face...

Gusty wind damages trees, minor structures in Taj Mahal

Agra, May 31 | Gusty wind with heavy showers that lashed Agra Friday evening left behind a trail of destruction in the city. Some...

Locusts may have changed direction but Bihar on alert against attack

Patna, May 30 | The Bihar government is geared up about the possibility of locust attacks in the state. Squads have been set up...

B’luru civic body gets tough on Swiggy over faulty waste disposal

Bengaluru, May 29 | City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has levied a fine of Rs 50,000 on food delivery startup Swiggy...

Restored Chilika Lake benefitted over 2 lakh fishermen: IIT-M

Chennai, May 29 | The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday said its researchers undertook a major restoration project at the famous...

Is Thar, the new home of Indian leopard

By Archana SharmaJaipur, May 29 | Leopards are now looking for new habitats, places where they were never seen before, this search for...

Shifting UN summit makes sense, but nations vow ‘clean resilient recovery’

By Vishal GulatiNew Delhi, May 29 | With Britain announcing new dates the already deferred crucial climate UN talks, known as the COP26, until...

Aus zoo keeper mauled by lion, critical

Sydney, May 29 | An Australian zookeeper has sustained critical injuries to her head and neck after being mauled by a lion at a...

Delhi witnesses light rains, heat wave abates

New Delhi, May 28 | The national capital on Thursday evening witnessed some relief from the rising mercury with light rains and dust and...

Telangana braces for locusts, alert sounded on Maha, C’garh borders

Hyderabad, May 28 | Authorities in Telangana on Thursday sounded an alert in the districts bordering Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh to prevent entry of locust...

No heat wave this weekend: Thurderstorm, squall to bring respite (Ld)

New Delhi, May 28 | For the last few days Delhi and other states of north India have been experiencing extreme heat wave conditions...

Respite from heat wave likely for Delhi till June 2: IMD

New Delhi, May 28 | For the last few days Delhi and other states of north India have been experiencing extreme heat wave conditions...

Sloth bear attacks, blinds woman in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 28 | A hungry sloth bear in search of food in Karnataka's Channapatna ended up grievously attacking and blinding an old woman...

Leopard attacks Telangana forest officials

Hyderabad, May 28 | Two forest personnel were injured in Telangana's Nalgonda district on Thursday when a leopard attacked them while they were helping...

Locust attack: Delhi issues advisory for spraying pesticides

New Delhi, May 28 | To deal with the attack of locusts in the national capital, the Delhi government has issued an advisory for...

Covid-19 intensifies need to expand sustainable energy solutions

New Delhi, May 28 | Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will fall short of ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable,...

Rajasthan’s Churu bakes at 49.6 degrees, heatwave to abate by May...

New Delhi, May 27 | Churu town in Rajasthan once again recorded the maximum temperature at 49.6 degree Celsius on Wednesday, with the India...

Global warming reaches ocean depths, threatens deep-sea life

Sydney, May 27 | Even though the deeper layers of the ocean are warming at a slower pace than the surface, animals living in...

Business

Loan against unit-linked policy will prevent lapses: HDFC Life CEO (IANS...

By Sanjeev SharmaNew Delhi, June 5 | HDFC Life Insurance company is in touch with the regulator about allowing loan against policy for...