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Light rain lashes J&K, nights become warmer

Srinagar, March 7 | Light rain lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday as the Meteorological Department forecast light to moderate rain/snow during the...

9 apes at San Diego Zoo get Covid vax

San Diego, March 7 | Nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus after some gorillas were...

‘Wildfire smoke more harmful than other pollution sources’

New York, March 6 | Fine particles in wildfire smoke can be several times more harmful to human respiratory health than particulate matter from...

6.1-magnitude aftershock jolts NZ

Wellington, March 6 | A day after three massive temblors jolted New Zealand, an aftershock measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck off the...

Coral reefs in Solomon Islands hit by bleaching

Solomon Islands, March 6 | Scientists have identified a widespread coral bleaching event on shallow, inshore reefs that had been previously thought to be...

17% of food available at consumer level is wasted: UN study

Nairobi, March 5 | An estimated 931 million tonnes of food, or 17 per cent of the total food available to consumers in 2019,...

It will be 40C in J’khand by next week

Ranchi, March 5 | Jharkhand is likely to literally feel the heat from next week as the mercury is expected to touch 40 degrees...

14 dead in Afghanistan avalanche

Kabul, March 5 | At least 14 people were killed following a major avalanche in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, officials said on Friday.The avalanche took...

5.8-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, March 5 | A 5.8-magnitude quake jolted Indonesia's West Sumatra province on Friday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.The quake struck at 2.32...

Tsunami warning for Aus island after NZ quake

Canberra, March 5 | A tsunami warning was issued for Australia' Norfolk Island on Friday, following three massive earthquakes that struck New Zealands North...

Foul Delhi air likely to improve ‘sharply’ by Sat

New Delhi, March 5 | The air quality of the national capital deteriorated to 'poor' category on Friday, but will improve sharply by Saturday...

NZ downgrades tsunami threat after 3 quakes

Wellington, March 5 | The New Zealand government on Friday downgraded a tsunami warning andsaid that "all people who evacuated can now return" after...

Spring blooms as mercury rises in Kashmir

Srinagar, March 5 | With both the minimum and maximum temperatures continuing to improve in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, several varieties of spring...

‘US can achieve energy security together with climate ambitions’

Washington, March 5 | White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy has said that the US can can achieve energy security together with climate...

Why solving Bundelkhand’s water crisis is an annual mirage

By Sundeep PouranikBhopal, March 4 | Toote hue sapnon ki kaun sune siski (Who would listen to the sobbing of broken dreams?). This...

Wildfire at Simlipal under control, no loss of life reported

By Aakanksha KhajuriaNew Delhi, March 4 | A massive wildfire at the Simlipal National Park in Odisha, which was raging for around a week,...

Mass movements still occurring in Uttarakhand: Scientists

BY VISHAL GULATINew Delhi, March 4 | High resolution satellite imagery indicates that mass movement activities are still occurring where the rock and ice...

Bengaluru zoo celebrates World Wildlife Day by planting saplings

Bengaluru, March 3 | The state-run Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) in this tech city celebrated 'World Wildlife...

Party zones: The changing face of drains in Indore

By Sundeep PouranikIndore, March 3 | The word nullah (drain) conjures up images of filth and stench. But in Indore, the country's cleanest...

Tropical cyclone set to strengthen off Aus coast

Canberra, March 3 | A tropical cyclone off Australia's northeast coast is forecast to intensify throughout Wednesday and overnight, with gale force winds impacting...

Delhi’s air quality ‘moderate’ due to high surface winds

New Delhi, March 3 | The air quality of the national capital remained in the 'moderate' category on Wednesday due to high surface winds.This...

Lebanon complains to UN over oil spill

Beirut, March 3 | Lebanon's Foreign Ministry has filed a complaint to the UN, asking for investigations into an oil spill that reached the...

Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed

Jammu, March 3 | The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic on Wednesday due to a landslide that blocked the road near Banihal,...

World Wildlife Day: VP, PM stress on protection of animals

New Delhi, March 3 | As World Wildlife Day is being observed, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed...

Mainly dry weather likely in J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar, March 3 | Minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh improved on Wednesday due to partial cloud cover as the meteorological department...

Jal Shakti Ministry to launch 100-day campaign

New Delhi, March 3 | Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State for Jal Shakti, on Tuesday said that a 100-day campaign called 'Catch the...

Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung erupts again

Jakarta, March 2 | Mount Sinabung located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted again on Tuesday, spewing ash clouds as high as 5,000...

London tightens emissions standards for heavy vehicles

London, March 2 | London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that buses, coaches and heavy trucks will have to pay 300 pounds a day...

Germany urged to be carbon-neutral by 2040

Berlin, March 2 | In the run-up to the German federal elections later this year, around 140 aid and climate organisations have urged all...

Mainly dry weather likely in J&K, Ladakh till weekend

Srinagar, March 2 | The Met Department said on Tuesday that mainly dry weather is likely to continue in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh...

Wildlife Day webinar to focus on whale sharks

Amaravati, March 1 | Whale shark conservation along Andhra Pradesh coast and similar efforts on Asian elephants, tigers, olive ridley turtles and king cobras...

New law to protect Yangtze River takes effect

Beijing, March 1 | The Yangtze River conservation law took effect on Monday amid China's intensified efforts to protect its "mother river".With 96 provisions...

Weather improves in Kashmir after 6 days

Srinagar, March 1 | Sun rays filtered out of clouds after six days in the Kashmir Valley on Monday as the MET office forecast...

PM extols waterfowl, Jadav Payeng, Assam temples

By Sujit ChakrabortyGuwahati, Feb 28 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday during his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' programme highlighted the increase in...

Etawah’s lions shifted to Gorakhpur zoo

Lucknow, Feb 28 | A pair of Asiatic lions, named Pataudi and Maryam, have reached Gorakhpur zoo from the lion safari in Etawah.The lions...

Vast cracks free huge iceberg in Antarctica

London, Feb 27 | Almost a decade after scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) first detected growth of vast cracks, a huge iceberg, more...

Dust from Raj to make Delhi’s AQI worse

New Delhi, Feb 27 | The air quality of the national capital slightly improved on Saturday, with the hourly average air quality index at...

French law forces Apple to add iPhone, Mac repairability scores

San Francisco, Feb 27 | A new law has forced Apple to add iPhone and MacBook repairability scores to its online store in France.The...

Fresh snowfall on J&K mountains

Srinagar, Feb 27 | Rains in plains and snowfall in higher reaches of J&K occurred on Saturday as the meteorological (MET) department forecast same...

Landslides force closure of Jammu-Srinagar NH

Jammu, Feb 27 | Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended on Saturday after heavy rains triggered landslides along the Ramban-Ramsoo stretch,...

Pledges will cut emissions 1% versus 45% needed by 2030: UN

BY VISHAL GULATINew Delhi, Feb 27 | A United Nations Climate Change report has warned that with all current climate pledges, global emissions in...

Above normal temperature in North-West, Eastern India: IMD

New Delhi, Feb 27 | The Additional Director General of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday that above normal temperatures are prevailing...

Contempt proceedings into tigress Avni’s killing ends

New Delhi, Feb 26 | The Supreme Court on Friday closed the contempt proceedings in the killing of tigress Avni in 2018, after it...

Indian environment expert Ligia Noronha appointed UN Ast S-G

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Feb 26 | Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Indian environment and economics expert Ligia Noronha as an assistant secretary-general ...

Buddhist monks oppose fresh push for power plants in Arunachal

Itanagar, Feb 24 | Buddhist monks in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang have again strongly opposed the state government's fresh push for hydro power projects in...

India one of world’s top markets for solar energy: ISA

New Delhi, Feb 24 | India is now one of the world's top markets for solar energy, a new report by the International Solar...

Punjab signs pact for powerhouses of Shahpurkandi dam

Chandigarh, Feb 24 | The Punjab Water Resources Department on Wednesday signed an agreement for the construction of powerhouses of the Shahpurkandi dam project.It...

Scientists begin assessment of marine mammal population

Kochi, Feb 24 | In a major attempt that would pave the way for boosting India's seafood trade, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute...

India presents report on wildlife conservation initiatives: UN body

New Delhi, Feb 24 | The Indian government has produced a report detailing conservation initiatives for many species listed on the CMS Appendices, including...

What NASA is doing to help cut aviation emissions

Washington, Feb 24 | Through partnership with the industry, NASA wants to advance design and modelling tools pertinent to future aircraft products with an...

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Centre proposes to raise LIC’s authorised capital to Rs 25K cr

New Delhi, March 7 | With a view of listing the state-run insurance major Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the government has proposed...