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Rain lashes Delhi-NCR, brings respite from intense heat
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed the national capital and neighbouring areas on Friday evening, bringing much-needed respite to the people reeling under intense heat.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi witnesses light rains, heat wave abates
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The national capital on Thursday evening witnessed some relief from the rising mercury with light rains and dust and thunderstorm with no heat wave witnessed in the day.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Yogi sets up disaster relief team for locust attack
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has set up a Disaster Relief Team, headed by the Deputy Director, Agriculture Directorate, to deal with locust attacks in various parts of the state.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
IMD issues advisory to fishermen over rough Arabian sea
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that a low-pressure area was likely to form over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining areas around May 31 and advised fishermen not to venture into the deep-sea fishing till June 4.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heatwave intensifies, Churu in Raj sizzles at 50-degree Celsius (Ld)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Heatwave conditions intensified in most parts of the northern states on Tuesday, with Churu in Rajasthan scorching at 50-degree Celsius and the mercury breaching the 47-degree mark in parts of the national capital.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Churu sizzles at 50 degree Celsius in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) A severe heat wave continues to grip Rajasthan with Churu in the state touching 50 degree Celsius on Tuesday, an all-time second highest in the month of May, said Met officials.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Virtual summit for healthy, resilient ocean
Geneva, May 26 (IANS) A healthy and resilient ocean can help tackle climate change while providing sustainable food sources and jobs around the world.
2020-05-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife
Summer showers cool Bengaluru on Sunday, more expected
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Amid scorching summer temperatures in most southern states where mercury is peaking in the mid-40s Celsius, heavy rain lashed Bengaluru on Sunday, bringing in rainfall of 35.4 mm, an official said on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Seize LG Polymers premises, orders Andhra HC over gas leak
Amaravati, May 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered that the premises of LG Polymers in Visakhapatnam be seized in the case relating to gas leakage from the plant which claimed 12 lives and affected hundreds of others on May 7.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's power demand crosses 5K MW first time this season
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the power demand in the national capital has seen a drastic drop of about 50 per cent, but, on Sunday, it crossed the 5,000 MW mark for the first time in the season, data from State Load Dispatch Centre said.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi sizzles at 45.6 degree, Maha's Sonegaon hottest in India
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The national capital continues to face the wrath of the heat wave, with the mercury soaring to 45.6 degree Celsius in some parts of the city.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Centre needs to strengthen locust warning system: Rajasthan CM
Jaipur, May 22 (IANS) Locust attacks in Rajasthan have turned severe after three decades and hence there is a need to strengthen the Locust Warning Organisation, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Friday.
2020-05-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Delhi sizzles at 44.1 degrees in season's hottest day so far
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The national capital recorded season's hottest day till now with maximum temperature touching 44.1 Degree Celsius in some parts of the city on Thursday. However, Friday could see some respite.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
States want early notification on eco-sensitive area of Western Ghats
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Thursday interacted with Chief Ministers, Cabinet ministers and government officers of six states on issues relating to a notification on Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) of Western Ghats.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in Bengal
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Severe cyclonic storm Amphan made a landfall in West Bengal on Wednesday and caused severe damages in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas districts and their nearby areas, with a wind speed ranging from 155 to 185 kmph, accompanied by heavy rainfall.
2020-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Scheme to promote Blue Revolution gets Cabinet's approval
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), a scheme to promote a Blue Revolution in the country through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries, was cleared by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Strong winds, heavy rain in south Bengal districts
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Cyclone Amphan, which has weakened from a super cyclone to an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm', is likely to make a landfall in Bengal between Wednesday afternoon and evening even as strong winds accompanied by heavy rain lashed different south Bengal districts since morning.
2020-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cyclone Amphan: LS Speaker tells Bengal, Odisha MPs to be alert
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) With less than 24 hours to go before super cyclone Amphan makes a landfall in West Bengal, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday dialled up MPs of the areas that are likely to be affected by cyclone.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata forms task force, evacuates 3L people from coastal belts
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday held a high-level administrative meeting to review the arrangements in various south Bengal districts in view of cyclone Amphan that is expected to make a landfall in the coastal districts of the state on Wednesday.
2020-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
B'desh to begin evacuations as cyclone approaches
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) The Bangladesh government will begin evacuating people from the country's coastal regions to safety on Tuesday as Cyclone Amphan approaches with growing intensity, according to Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Shah Kamal.
2020-05-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Three leopards captured in K'taka after infant, old woman killed
Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS) The Karnataka forest department has captured three leopards, suspected to have carried away and devoured a sleeping boy and an old woman in the state's Ramanagara district in the last week, an official said on Monday.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab to provide 100% potable water by 2022: Amarinder
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the state was all set to provide 100 per cent potable water connections to all rural households by 2022, with a whopping 50 per cent of these households already covered with individual household water connections.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cyclone Amphan: Bhubaneswar-New Delhi trains' route diverted
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) In the wake of the threat posted by cyclone Amphan, the Indian Railways on Monday said that the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar special train will run on a diverted route for the next four days.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Amphan' intensifies into super cyclone: IMD
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department on Monday said that extremely severe cyclonic storm "Amphan" over the west and central parts of Bay of Bengal has intensified into a "super cyclone" with wind speed above 200 km per hour.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Lockdown 4.0: Delhi witnesses sudden spike in air pollution
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) As the country stepped into the fourth phase of the lockdown, the national capital, which for two months saw azure blue skies and breathable air, witnessed a sudden spike in the air pollution on Monday.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
'Amphan' might cross B'desh between Tuesday-Wednesday
Dhaka, May 18 (IANS) The severe cyclonic storm 'Amphan' may cross Bangladesh coast between late Tuesday night and Wednesday evening, the country's Met Department said on Monday.
2020-05-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hunt on for killer leopard in Karnataka forest fringe
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) A massive hunt is on to capture a leopard, which killed a 75-year-old woman at a village in the wee hours of Saturday on the forest fringe in Karnataka's Tumakuru district, the police said.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Depression over Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm: IMD
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday that the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm named 'Amphan'.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rains lash Hyderabad, other Telangana districts
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Heavy rains accompanied by gales lashed Hyderabad and some other districts of Telangana on Saturday, officials said.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Leopard which strayed into Hyderabad remains elusive
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) More than 24 hours after it strayed into Hyderabad outskirts and was seen resting on a roadside, the leopard remained elusive on Friday, leading to panic among locals.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Wildlife concerns rise after second fire in Hyderabad varsity campus
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) A major fire that broke out on the University of Hyderabad campus Wednesday night led to the death of several wild animals, students and wildlife activists said.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dust storm, heavy rains lashes Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A dust storm, along with heavy rain and wind, lashed the national capital and surrounding regions on Thursday, for the second time in four days.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Leopard spotted resting on road in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) A leopard was spotted resting on a road at Mailardevpally on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Thursday, sending panic among the people.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rural J&K households to get tap water connections by Dec 2022
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir plans to provide tap water connections to all rural households by December 2022 under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). During the current year, the Union Territory is planning for 100 per cent coverage of all 5,000 villages of three districts such as Ganderbal, Srinagar and Reasi, the Ministry of Jal Shakti said in a statement.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Olive Ridley hatchlings waddle seaward, Goa CM posts video
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) If last week's video of a majestic black panther posted by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took the social media by storm, a short clip of Olive Ridley hatchlings on the North Goa's Morjim beach hurriedly waddling towards the sea has now gone viral too.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Earthquakes in Delhi are usual, no need to worry: Scientists
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The National Centre of Seismology, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, on Monday sought to assuage the people's fear regarding frequent earthquakes in the national capital, asserting that tremors between two to three magnitude are usual and have hit the city 100 times in the last ten years.
2020-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Sea levels can rise more than 1 metre by 2100: Study
Singapore, May 8 (IANS) An international team of researchers has revealed that the global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1 metre by 2100 and 5 metres by 2300 if global targets on emissions are not achieved.
2020-05-08
Category: International, Singapore,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Post-lockdown plan: Odisha govt to focus on domestic tourism
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to bring domestic tourism to core focus in the post-lockdown phase for the revival of the economy.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Hazardous chemical plants should be away from human habitation: Experts
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The leak of styrene gas at a polymer plant in Visakhapatnam killed 11 people and led to evacuation of thousands of people in a 3-kilometre radius. Experts reckon gas leaks usually occur due to poor maintenance, and human habitation in the close vicinity of industries handling hazardous chemicals doubles the adverse impact.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Notice period for draft Environment Impact Assessment notification extended
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Environment Ministry has extended the notice period for the draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification (EIA), 2020, till June 30, following representations that the notification was done during the lockdown.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Dolphins spotted in waters off Thai coast
Bangkok, May 5 (IANS) Around 100 bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the waters off the west coast of southern Thailand as the countrys national parks remained closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-05-05
Category: International, Thailand,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
African lion cubs make first appearance at Hyderabad Zoo
Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) Two African lion cubs, born a month ago at Nehru Zoological Park here, came out for the first time in a 'day crawl'.
2020-05-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
More rains forecast in Bengaluru, south Karnataka this week
Bengaluru, April 29 (IANS) A long trough and two cyclonic circulations would bring more rains to south Karnataka this week, cooling Bengaluru as summer peaks, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-04-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Zoo makes in-house arrangements for feeding its inmates
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Since the imposition of lockdown and consequent restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, the Delhi Zoo has made in-house arrangements in order to feed its inmates.
2020-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
River dolphins spotted in Meerut Ganga waters
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) After flamingos in Mumbai, 'nilgai' in Noida, now rare sightings of dolphins were made in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city -- with nature reclaiming its space amid the lockdown.
2020-04-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Drop in gas emissions not enough to fix climate crisis: WMO
Geneva, April 22 (IANS) A drop in greenhouse gas emissions because of the coronavirus pandemic will not be enough to reverse the climate crisis, the World Meteorological Organization warned on Wednesday.
2020-04-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Lesser adjutant stork multiplying in fields: Ornithologist (April 22 is Earth Day)
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) In a first-of-its kind study in Asia, researchers have found the lesser adjutant stork that was thought to avoid human-modified areas like agricultural landscapes is multiplying there.
2020-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Corona spurs human killings near forests in MP
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) The "corona lockdown" has caused a major paradigm shift in the wilds of Madhya Pradesh.
2020-04-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Microsoft building AI-driven Planetary Computer to share environmental data
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Microsoft has announced a series of initiatives to protect and preserve biodiversity and ecosystems globally and developing a Planetary Computer to aggregate environmental data with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) amd Machine Learning (ML).
2020-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
IMD to release first-stage monsoon forecast today
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is scheduled to issue the first stage Long Range Forecast (LRF) for monsoon on Wednesday.
2020-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife