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Millions of Americans battle blistering heat without power

By Arun Kumar Washington, July 2 (IANS) Washington was Monday slowly limping back to normal even as hundreds of thousands of residents across central and eastern United States continued to battle power failures caused by savage weekend storms.

Sweltering Delhi to get monsoon rains this week

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) As the capital continued to bake in the searing heat, the weatherman Monday held out hope of pre-monsoon showers over the next two days and the monsoon arriving at the end of the week. ...
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New alignment of Sethusamudram not feasible, court told

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Monday that an alternate alignment for building Sethusamudram channel in the Palk Strait to facilitate navigation between India and Sri Lanka, while saving the mythical Rama Sethu, was "neither ecologically nor economically" feasible. ...
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Climate change threatens largest sea turtles

Washington, July 2 (IANS) Climate change could nearly wipe out the leatherback turtles, the largest on earth, which grow up to a length of seven feet and weigh 900 kg, says a study. ...
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Still 'chasing the monsoon' to lift India's fortune

By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) No other weather phenomenon, perhaps, captures the attention of Indians as does monsoon, a shortfall of which can not just send the economy reeling, and people sweating, but also alter the fortunes of governments in power. ...
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Two earthquakes hit northeastern states

Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Two earthquakes of moderate intensity hit northeastern India Sunday. ...
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Northeast floods render 75,000 homeless, relief stepped up

Shillong/New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Units of the Indian Army have stepped up relief efforts in the northeastern states after swollen rivers caused devastation in the region, leaving over 75,000 people homeless Sunday in Meghalaya alone, an official said. ...
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'Gandhigiri' to protect tigers in Maharashtra

By Mauli Buch Chandrapur (Maharashtra), July 1 (IANS) Alarmed at the rise in tiger poaching, wildlife lover Bandu Dhotre will start a fast unto death in Nagpur from Monday to seek protection for the big cat in Maharashtra. ...
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Goa campaign against 'water injustice'

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, June 29 (IANS) A British charity has joined forces with a Catholic Church-backed NGO here to put an end to abusive and unethical tourism practices allegedly over-exploitative of Goa's water resources. ...
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Assam floods toll 18 dead, 2,500 train passengers still stranded

Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam has killed at least 18 people till Thursday, even as over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the third day as heavy landslides blocked tracks and cut off parts of southern Assam. ...
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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,