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How a holy river degenerated into sewage canal

By Brij KhandelwalAgra/Mathura April 18 | As Sri Krishna-Radha devotees in Braj Mandal celebrate the birthday of Yamuna on Sunday, their hearts are filled...

5.8-magnitude quake jolts Japan’s Miyagi prefecture

Tokyo, April 18 | An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's Miyagi Prefecture on Sunday, according to the authorities.The Japan...

Erratic weather in J&K, Ladakh, improvement likely from Monday

Srinagar, April 18 | Weather in J&K and Ladakh remained erratic on Sunday as moderate rain in plains and light snowfall occurred on the...

Rain, snow lashe valley, Ladakh; improvement likely from Monday

Srinagar, April 17 | Moderate rain lashed the plains and light snowfall occurred on the hills of Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday as the...

2 tiger, 2 lion cubs born in Bengaluru zoo

Bengaluru, April 16 | Two tiger cubs and two lion cubs were born recently in the city's Bannerghatta zoo, an official...

‘Multi-pronged strategy to transform Hyd into low-carbon city’

Hyderabad, April 16 | Hyderabad has employed a multi-pronged strategy to transform into a climate resilient and low-carbon city, Mayor Vijayalaxmi Gadwal said...

Normal monsoon to usher growth, douse inflation (IANS Insight)

New Delhi, April 16 | Predictions of a normal monsoon season brightened India's FY22 economic prospects amidst gloom induced by the resurgence of Covid...

India to see ‘normal’ monsoon this year, forecasts IMD (Lead)

New Delhi, April 16 | India is expected to see "normal" rainfall during the monsoon season between June to September this year, as per...

Germany aims to switch to train for domestic travel to cut...

Berlin, April 16 | The state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) and the German Aviation Association (BDL) launched a joint program to strengthen the...

Haryana reduced 30% on Yamuna supply, didn’t reduce ammonia: Delhi to...

New Delhi, April 15 | The Delhi government has informed the Supreme Court that the presence of pollutants in the Yamuna between Palla and...

Apple, partners launch $200M carbon removal initiative

San Francisco, April 15 | Apple on Thursday launched a first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative, called the Restore Fund, that will make investments in forestry...

Temperature crosses 40 degree in northern India

New Delhi, April 15 | No heat wave Conditions are likely over the country on Thursday but heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated...

Cyclone-related deaths in Indonesia reach 181

Jakarta, April 15 | The death toll from the tropical cyclone Seroja that recently hit Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has indreased to 181,...

IMD predicts heavy rain in TN, Puducherry for next three days

Chennai, April 15 | The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for the next three days in Chennai and the union territory...

Weather to remain erratic in J&K till weekend

Srinagar, April 15 | Rain lashed the plains and light snowfall occurred in the hills in the Valley on Thursday as the Meteorological (MeT)...

Mid-summer thunderstorms in parts of Andhra in next 3 days

Amaravati, April 14 | The Met department forecast mid-summer thunderstorms in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam and Rayalaseema, accompanied by lightning for...

IMD predicts rain, isolated thunderstorms over five days in Telangana

Hyderabad, April 14 | The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast light to moderate rainfall over several places in Telangana, over the next five...

Delhi may face water shortage due to high ammonia levels in...

New Delhi, April 13 | Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha on Tuesday accused the Haryana government of releasing "highly contaminated water"...

Cyclone-related deaths in Indonesia reach 179

Jakarta, April 13 | The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has...

AAP MLA Atishi appointed as vice president of ICLEI

New Delhi, April 13 | Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Kalkaji Atishi has been appointed as vice president of the International Council for...

Heavy rains in Kerala for 5 days, forecasts IMD

Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 | The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in Kerala for the next five days and has issued yellow...

How grey wolves survived ice-age extinction

Toronto, April 12 | Grey wolves which are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice...

Tiger mauls farmer to death in Dudwa Reserve

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 | A 45-year-old farmer has been mauled to death by a tiger inside the buffer forests of the...

Kenya’s elephant number increases at 2.8%

Nairobi, April 12 | Kenya's elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades...

Short spell of rain, snow likely in J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar, April 11 | Weather remained partially cloudy in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast another short...

Tiger tranquilized, nylon rope around neck removed

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), April 11 | More than 110 days after a tiger was spotted with a nylon rope around his neck in...

3 rescued rhino calves released into Assam tiger reserve

Guwahati, April 10 | Wildlife authorities on Saturday translocated and released three rhino calves into the Manas Tiger Reserve (MTR), which...

Providing safe drinking an inescapable duty of the govt: Kataria

New Delhi, 10 April | Stressing the severity of the crisis of paucity of clean and safe drinking water across the globe, Minister of...

Ken-Betwa linkage project will devastate Panna Tiger Reserve: Sonia

New Delhi, April 9 | Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar, expressing her concern...

Rhino calves rescued during floods in Kaziranga to move to Manas...

Guwahati, April 9 | Three rhino calves, two females and one male, which were rescued two years ago...

Indonesian Prez visits cyclone-hit region as toll hits 165 (Ld)

Jakarta, April 9 | Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday visited the East Nusa Tenggara province, where cyclone-related disasters have left at least 165...

Tulips add magical colours to Kashmir’s landscape as weather remains dry

Srinagar, April 9 | Thousands of tulip flowers in bloom with myriad colours are adding a magical tinge these days to the...

Unchecked climate change could extinct species like snow leopard

New Delhi, April 9 | Many animals and plants unique to the world's most stunning natural places face extinction if greenhouse gas emissions continue...

Indonesia floods toll climbs to 165

Jakarta, April 9 | The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has...

US to help India achieve 450 GW green energy goal: Kerry

New Delhi, April 9 | US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry has welcomed India's ambitious goal of generating 450 gigawatts of...

Animals in Telangana forests flock to saucer pits to quench thirst

Hyderabad, April 8 | Wild animals in the forests of Telangana are flocking to saucer pits dug and filled with water...

NZ delivers next phase of climate action

Wellington, April 8 | The New Zealand government on Thursday delivered on a key election commitment to tackling climate change by banning new low...

Indonesia floods: Death toll climbs to 138

Jakarta, April 8 | The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province...

Delhi pollution body notice to CETPs for not meeting norms

New Delhi, April 8 | The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued show cause notice to all 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs)...

Telangana sanctions Rs 853 cr to strengthen Hyd’s flood control system

Hyderabad, April 8 | To prevent a repeat of the mayhem wreaked on Hyderabad following unprecedentedly heavy rainfall in October last year, the Telangana...

More rescue teams sent to cyclone-hit Indonesian areas

Jakarta, April 7 | Additional rescue workers were being flown in as scores of people were still missing on Wednesday after a tropical cyclone...

Rains may have scaled down Uttarakhand forest fires

Dehradun, April 7 | Following scattered rainfall in Uttarakhand, forest fires across the hill state on Wednesday slowly began to scale down after creating...

Haryana to SC: Delhi causes 79% of pollution in Yamuna waters

New Delhi, April 7 | The Haryana government has unleashed a barrage of allegations against Delhi Jal Board (DJB) in an affidavit in Supreme...

Indonesia floods: Death toll climbs to 117

Jakarta, April 7 | The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara rose...

Ozone pollution harms maize crops: Study

New York, April 6 | A team of researchers has shown that ozone in the lower layers of the atmosphere decreases crop yields in...

Tropical cyclone Seroja kills 128 in Indonesia

Jakarta, April 6 | At least 128 people were killed and 72 others remain unaccounted for due to floods and landslides triggered by tropical...

Gurugram: Urban forest to be developed in Aravali

Gurugram, April 6 | An urban forest is to be developed in the Aravali area of Sikanderpur and Chakarpur in the city, said the...

Weather to remain erratic in J&K, Ladakh till Wednesday

Srinagar, April 6 | Rain lashed the plains and snow occurred in higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the...

Stray rhinos who entered Assam village, released back in forest

Guwahati, April 5 | Two one-horned rhinos, who strayed from Orang National Park and Tiger Reserve and entered nearby villages in Assam's Darrang district,...

‘Negligence’ is leading to wildfires in MP’s national parks

By Sundeep PouranikBhopal, April 5 | There has been a recent spurt in fire incidents in the national parks of Madhya Pradesh. The sudden...

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Airtel Payments Bank increases day-end balance limit to Rs 2 lakh

New Delhi, April 18 | In line with the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) guidelines, Airtel Payments Bank on Sunday announced that it has...