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No more chilli attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Oct 17 (IANS) After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilli bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
No more chilly attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Oct 17 (IANS) After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilly bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Face task of handling 20 mn tons paddy straw, Punjab to NGT
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Punjab, which has a large area under paddy cultivation producing around 20 million tons of paddy, is having to cope with managing a similar amount of paddy residue of 20 million tons.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana increasing maize area to reduce stubble burning
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Haryana is taking a number of steps to curtail crop residue burning, including diversifying rice area to maize crop and daily monitoring of fire burning incidents.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cow numbers in India see sharp increase since 2012
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) There has been a sharp jump, by 18 per cent, in the number of cows in the country, as per the latest livestock census report released on Wednesday, over the previous enumeration done in 2012.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Exide Industries forays into manufacturing of e-rickshaws
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Exide Industries Ltd, the country's largest stored energy solutions provider, announced its entry into India's burgeoning e-rickshaw market by launching its first model on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kiwis to take part in world's biggest earthquake drill
Wellington, Oct 16 (IANS) New Zealand Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare said on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders will join about 65 million people around the globe in ShakeOut, the world's biggest earthquake drill on Thursday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Tourists to fill up safety bond at Dudhwa National Park now
Lakhimpur, Oct 16 (IANS) Visitors to the Dudhwa National Park in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh will now be required to fill up a bond saying that in event of any mishap, they would alone be responsible for the consequences.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi urges Centre to share SAFAR's data to check pollution
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) As the air quality in the national capital started deteriorating, Delhi Environment Minister Kailash Gehlot on Tuesday wrote to Union Minister of Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan requesting for sharing data and technology of the ministry's System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to ascertain the causes of pollution in the city during winter.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
White male tiger Subhranshu dies at Odisha zoo
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) A five-year-old white male tiger died at the Nandankanan Zoological Park due to liver-related ailments on Tuesday, said an official.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Delhi air to be 'very poor' from Tuesday'
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) For those living in and around Delhi, the coming days spell bad news as air quality entered the higher end of the poor category on Monday, with a worsening AQI score of 280, and is slated to enter the "very poor" threshold on Tuesday.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Video of lion chasing visitors in K'taka zoo old'
Bengaluru, Oct 13 (IANS) A video clip doing the rounds on social media of a grumpy lion chasing visitors in Karnataka's Ballari zoo safari was taken 45 days ago, an official said on Sunday.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man-eating tiger in Karnataka forest tracked, captured (2nd Lead)
Bengaluru, Oct 13 (IANS) The man-eating tiger, which was at large for five days, was tracked down and safely captured in Karnataka's Bandipur reserve forest on Sunday after tranquilising it, an official said.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man-eating tiger in Karnataka forest traced and captured
Bengaluru, Oct 13 (IANS) The man-eating tiger, which was at large for five days, was captured in Karnataka's Bandipur reserve forest on Sunday, an official said.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sonowal opens Kaziranga park for tourists
Guwahati, Oct 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday opened the Kaziranga National Park for the visitors for this season.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Venice presents plan to tackle climate change
Copenhagen, Oct 12 (IANS) In a bid to save its heritage, the Italian city of Venice has presented a plan to tackle the effects of climate change, calling for responsible tourism at this years C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen.
2019-10-12
Category: International, Denmark,Environment/Wildlife
Google heavily paid groups that defy climate change: Report
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Google has been accused of making "substantial" donations to at least a dozen Washington-based think tanks that deny climate change and are actively campaigning against stricter climate legislation.
2019-10-12
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Activists arrested in NY, London climate protests
New York/London, Oct 11 (IANS) Thousands of activists were arrested after staging protests in New York City and London over politicians' alleged inaction on climate change.
2019-10-11
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal to address C40 summit via video-conferencing
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) After the Centre denied him the permission to attend C40 Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address the session on Friday through video-conferencing on the steps to tackle air pollution. He will also address a joint press conference of seven cities.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Flights, trains cancelled in Japan ahead of typhoon
Tokyo, Oct 11 (IANS) Hundreds of flights and trains were cancelled in Japan on Friday ahead of of the arrival of super typhoon Hagibis, considered one of the most powerful storms in the Pacific this season.
2019-10-11
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Kolkata's e-plan bags global award at C40 meet
Copenhagen, Oct 10 (IANS) The low carbon commute transition of Kolkata with planned introduction of 5,000 e-buses and electrification of all ferries that run across the Ganges river by 2030 won the world's seven best climate projects here on Thursday.
2019-10-10
Category: International, Denmark,Environment/Wildlife
Hunt on for killer tiger in Karnataka forest
Bengaluru, Oct 9 (IANS) A massive hunt is underway in Bandipur reserve forest in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district to trap a tiger which killed two persons, including an octogenarian on Tuesday, a wildlife official said on Wednesday.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rains inundate various Kolkata roads
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Several areas of the city were inundated, disrupting vehicular movement following heavy showers since Wednesday afternoon.
2019-10-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hunt for killer tiger in Karnataka reserve forest
Bengaluru, Oct 9 (IANS) A massive hunt is underway in Bandipur reserve forest in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district to trap a tiger which killed two persons, including an octogenarian on Tuesday, a wildlife official said on Wednesday.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
BJP MLA prays for damaging limbs of single-use plastic users
Jaipur, Oct 9 (IANS) A video purportedly showing the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Ramganj Mandi MLA Madan Dilawar praying to Godess Durga to damage the limbs of people who use plastic containers, went viral on Wednesday.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single-use plastics
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Gurdwara Bangla Sahib has decided to ban use of all types of plastics in the shrine complex to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Gurdwara Bangla Sahib has decided to go green by banning the use of all types of plastic in the holy shrine complex to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
'Construction industry could cut emissions 44% by 2050'
Copenhagen, Oct 8 (IANS) A research on Tuesday said changes to the construction industry could cut the emissions generated from buildings and infrastructure 44 per cent by 2050.
2019-10-08
Category: International, Denmark,Environment/Wildlife
Cobra, giant python rescued in Agra
Agra, Oct 7 (IANS) The Wildlife SOS on Monday rescued a five-foot long cobra from the premises of Lamba Footwear Industry and a 12-foot long Indian rock python from Akbara Jila village in Agra.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rafting mission in Ganga to spread message of conservation
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday launched the 'Ganga Aamantran', an initiative to connect with Ganga's stakeholders.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Air travellers won't mind Rs 1,000 as carbon fee if told wisely
Toronto, Oct 7 (IANS) Would you pay Rs 1,000 extra for your international air travel towards helping curb carbon emissions? According to researchers, air travellers respond better if they know the producers and importers of airplane fuel have been billed for it -- not just themselves.
2019-10-07
Category: International, Canada,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cannot cut Aarey trees till Oct 21: SC
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday prohibited cutting of any more trees in Mumbai's Aarey colony and directed the Maharashtra government to maintain status quo till October 21, the next date of hearing.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Special SC hearing on Monday over Mumbai tree-cutting
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hold a special hearing on Monday over the Maharashtra government's decision to fell over 2,000 trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony to build a Metro Rail yard.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Special SC hearing on Monday over tree-cutting in Mumbai
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court has set up a special bench hearing on Monday over the Maharasthra government's decision to fell trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony to build a Metro Rail yard.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vets trying to save elephants rescued from Thai cliff
Bangkok, Oct 6 (IANS) A team of veterinarians was on Sunday trying to save two elephants, rescued from a cliff near a Thai national park where six tuskers fell to their deaths after slipping off a waterfall.
2019-10-06
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Remains of prehistoric flying reptile found in Australia
Canberra, Oct 4 (IANS) An Australian research team on Friday announced that it had discovered the fossilized remains of a new species of gigantic pterosaur, a kind of prehistoric flying reptile, believed to have soared the sky some 96 million years ago.
2019-10-04
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal CM releases cheer pheasants in nature
Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday released a pair of the highly endangered cheer pheasants near Seri village here.
2019-10-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
4 killed as typhoon lashes S. Korea
Seoul, Oct 3 (IANS) Four people were killed as Typhoon Mitag lashed the southern and eastern regions of South Korea with heavy rain and strong winds, authorities said on Thursday.
2019-10-03
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
IndianOil launches drive to turn plastic waste into bitumen
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Country's largest PSU oil refiner and retailer Indian Oil Corporation has taken up various initiatives to support the government's drive to eliminate single use plastic by converting these toxic wastes to productive use.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rural India has declared itself ODF: PM Modi
Ahmedabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that rural India has declared itself Open Defecation Free (ODF) on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a target which the Centre had set in 2014.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
India proud of citizens like Chandrakant Kulkarni: PM
Ahmedabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday praised retired employee Chandrakant Kulkarni, who donated almost a third of his pension towards "Swachh Bharat Mission", saying India is proud of citizens like him.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
IndianOil scouts for single-use waste plastic providers
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Petrochemical major IndianOil Corporation on Wednesday issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for procurement of single-use plastic waste which can be economically converted into other usable materials.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Hundreds plog for a clean India in 8 cities on Gandhi@150
Bengaluru, Oct 2 (IANS) Hundreds of people, young and old, boys and girls plogged to pick up litter, including plastics as the Swedish do and cleaned eight cities across the country to mark Gandhi Jayanti, a fitness brand cult-fit official said on Wednesday.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
7 railway stations in Rajasthan among top 10 in cleanliness
Jaipur, Oct 2 (IANS) Seven railway stations in Rajasthan topped the charts in a cleanliness survey ranking in the top 10 category.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
BSF dog squad participates in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'
Jammu, Oct 2 (IANS) Registering their role in the Modi government's major mass movement, the Border Security Force (BSF) dog squad participated in the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" initiative at the Jammu Railway station and bus stop on Wednesday on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha achieves 100% ODF status
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) After missing several deadlines, Odisha finally achieved 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, revealed data on Wednesday.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tourism Ministry bans single-use plastics at monuments
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The Tourism Ministry here on Wednesday banned the use of single-use plastics inside or within 100 meters of any monument.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
95% schools have girls toilet: SEQI
New Delhi Oct 2 (IANS) As many as 95 per cent schools across 32 states and Union Territories have girls toilets, according to the School Education Quality Index (SEQI) developed by the NITI Aayog.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
TN 100 per cent free of open defecation, reveals data
Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has achieved 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status as per data uploaded on the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) website.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Bihar claims ODF status, announcement delayed
Patna, Oct 2 (IANS) Though most urban and rural areas of Bihar achieved the open defecation free (ODF) status on October 2, its formal announcement was yet to be made, said officials, here on Wednesday.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics