Environment/Wildlife

  • Rain, hailstorm intensify cold wave in Agra
    3:54 AM

    Agra, Jan 15 (IANS) Rain and hailstorm in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra city led to a drop in temperatures, forcing authorities to shut down schools till Jan 18, officials said Thursday. The day temperature Wednesday plummeted to 13.4 degrees, while the minimum was 7.4 degrees Celsius, affecting the festivities and fervour

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  • Environmentalists welcome green court ruling on Yamuna
    6:22 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Describing it as “well reasoned”, environment experts Wednesday welcomed the National Green Tribunal judgement against waste in the Yamuna, while calling for an effective implementation as the key to a pollution-free river in Delhi. “The ruling is most welcome because it’s a well reasoned judgement.

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  • SC seeks report on Ganga cleaning
    5:26 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked if the Narendra Modi government intended to complete the task of cleaning the Ganga river in its present term or carry it to the next term and keep the issue alive. The court sought details on the status of various

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  • Rain leads to chilly Wednesday, Thursday to be colder
    3:27 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Overnight rain lead to a chilly Wednesday, as the maximum temperature settled six notches below the season’s average at 14.7 degrees Celsius. The Met department has forecast a colder Thursday. Wednesday’s minimum temperature, which was recorded three notches above average at 11 degrees, will dip

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  • Delhi HC issues notice on ACs in two district courts
    3:07 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to two district court judges over a plea seeking directions for installing air conditioners in the two court complexes. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought a response from the district

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  • Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake to re-open Jan 19
    2:47 PM

    Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) Chandigarh’s famous tourist attraction Sukhna Lake will be re-opened for the public Jan 19, the Chandigarh Administration announced Wednesday. The entire lake complex had been completely shut down for the public Dec 19 after avian flu (bird flu) scare. At least 30 ducks and geese at

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  • Rainwater harvesting made mandatory, DJB tells HC
    2:47 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it had made it mandatory for a property of 500 sqm or more to have provision for rainwater harvesting. The agency also informed the court that it had been making efforts to promote

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  • SC seeks report on STPs to check Ganga pollution
    1:32 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked if the Modi government intended to complete the task of cleaning the Ganga in its present term or carry it to the next term and keep the issue alive. The apex court also sought details on the status of various

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  • Kerala students develop 200-km-a-litre vehicle
    12:25 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Three sixth semester mechanical engineering students here have designed and developed a prototype vehicle which runs more than 200 kilometres per litre of petrol. “It is a wonderful innovation and needs to be promoted considering the energy crisis and rising oil prices”, said B. Anil, the

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  • Odisha to launch rooftop rainwater harvesting scheme
    11:17 AM

    Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) The Odisha government Wednesday decided to implement a new scheme for rooftop rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge in urban areas of thed state, with an investment of Rs.100 crore. The scheme will be implemented over the next five years. On a pilot basis, it will be

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  • Bird lovers call for boycott of Chinese ‘manja’
    9:36 AM

    Hyderabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Telangana forest department and animal lovers have called for boycott of Chinese ‘manja’ or kite-line this Sankranti to save birds. With the city and other towns in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh abuzz with kite-flying during Sankranti festivities that began Wednesday, the officials from the forest

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  • Scientists stamp squirrel monkeys as rare species
    9:19 AM

    New York, Jan 14 (IANS) A study has resolved a long-standing dispute concerning a small number of black-headed squirrel monkeys (Saimiri vanzolinii), which are found only in an isolated part of Brazil. Whether the monkeys are a sub-species of another species or a species by itself was the point of

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