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Delhi cool after drizzle, Tuesday to be hotter

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Light showers early Monday brought relief from the scorching heat to Delhi residents with the maximum temperature coming down to 37.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below average. Tuesday will be cloudy but could see the mercury go up again.

SC notice on green nod for Maharashtra power project

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the environment and forests ministry on a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order declining to stay the green clearance for a thermal power project in Maharashtra's Wardha district. ...
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Reduce water supply to VVIP areas: Dikshit to DJB

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to reduce water supply in Delhi's elite Lutyens zone, and distribute it to colonies which have been facing acute shortages for the last six days. ...
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Drizzle in Delhi, thunderstorm likely

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The week started on a pleasant note, as Delhiites woke up to light showers Monday morning. The weather office has forecast dust and thunderstorm in some parts of the city during the day. ...
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Heat wave kills 16 in UP

Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The unabated heat wave in Uttar Pradesh has claimed 16 lives since Sunday, officials said. ...
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Water crisis in Delhi as Haryana cuts supply

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Water woes continued to haunt the national capital as supply of water to Delhi's various treatment plants from neighbouring Haryana remained cut, a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) official said Saturday adding that the situation may worsen further as production at water treatment plants has come down sharply. ...
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Islamabad battles water crisis

Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistani capital Islamabad seems to be headed for a hard time following no rains. The city is left with water barely enough to sustain its requirements beyond a month, a media report said. ...
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Snow hits Amarnath Yatra preparations in Kashmir

By Sheikh Qayoom Baltal Base Camp, June 14 (IANS) Snow and inclement weather have hit the setting up of free kitchen (langar) services at this Amarnath Yatra base camp in north Kashmir, organisers said Thursday. ...
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15 distinct regions identified in Antarctica

Sydney, June 14 (IANS) Scientists have identified 15 distinct regions of Antarctica and its near-shore islands, based on the geography, geology, climate, flora and fauna of the ice-free areas, including the biologically distinct Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions. ...
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PETA for banning horse drawn carriages in Mumbai

Mumbai, June14(IANS) Animal rights group PETA Wednesday strongly pitched for banning horse drawn carriages in Mumbai, citing cruelty to the animal, and suggested it be replaced with battery-operated vehicles. ...
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Clean Energy: Collective Global Action Needed

New Delhi (INP): “India has made considerable progress in production of solar, hydro, wind, geothermal and other forms of Clean energy and it needs to be harnessed” said the Hon’ble Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy - Dr. Farooq Abdullah.

CII Congratulates PM for Staying Course on Reforms

New Delhi (INP): With his actions last week and the address to the nation last evening, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has unambiguously sent a message that the Government is determined to see through the reforms that have been at the centre of the political controversy lately.

Saving The Tiger

New Delhi: The country level tiger population, estimated once in every four years using the refined methodology, has shown an increasing trend with a population estimate of 1706, lower and upper limits being 1520 and 1909 respectively in the recent all India estimation (2010), as compared to the last country level estimation of 2006, with an estimate of 1411, lower and upper limits being 1165 and 1657 respectively.

Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended

Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said.

Delhi government to ban plastic bags

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital.

In Delhi, government spends Rs.950 on every plant!

By Gaurav Sharma New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Believe it or not, Rs.950 is what the Delhi government spends on every plant to make the national capital look green, according to an Right To Information (RTI) reply.

Rains boost Agra's green cover

By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) Heavy showers have come as a big boost to afforestation efforts in the Taj city.

Powerful earthquake rocks eastern Greenland

Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked the sea area off the eastern coast of Greenland Thursday, said the US Geological Survey, reported Xinhua.

Once in a blue moon this Friday

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There's something everyone does every once in a blue moon. If you take that idiom literally, Friday is the day to do that thing you do occasionally.

Climate change could push up risk of avian flu

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the effects of climate change,