Environment

8 held for selling poison syringes to kill dogs

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:52

Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Police in China's Anhui province have arrested eight members of a gang who sold syringes containing chemicals to kill dogs which would then end up on restaurant menus.

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Cheetahs must be listed as 'endangered', say scientists

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:54

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) With cheetah population in southern Africa found to be 11 per cent smaller than recent estimates, an international team of scientists has called for uplisting the cats' conservation status from "vulnerable" to "endangered" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

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Foggy Wednesday morning in Delhi, 10 trains cancelled

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:44

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) It was a foggy morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The visibility stood at 500 metres.

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Kashmir Valley freezes at sub-zero temperatures

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:04

Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region remained below freezing point on Wednesday as the ski resort of Gulmarg recorded the coldest temperature at minus 9.8.

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World losing battle against global warming: Macron

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:50

Paris, Dec 13 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the international community that it was losing the battle against global warming and called on the world leaders to take concrete action.

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Rain sees temperatures dip across Rajasthan

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 20:00

Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) Dense fog engulfed the Rajasthan capital on Tuesday, creating trouble for office-goers and school-going children. The overnight intermittent rains led to a dip in temperatures across the state on Tuesday.

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Manali gets season's first snow, more in HP till Wednesday

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:58

Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as snow eluded Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla on Tuesday, the picturesque tourist town of Manali experienced mild snow, this winter season's first. There are chances of more rain and snow in the hill state till Wednesday, officials said.

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6.2-magnitude quake hits Iran

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:32

Tehran, Dec 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Iran's Kerman province on Tuesday.

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Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi, 15 trains cancelled

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:56

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) It was a cloudy Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.8 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average.

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Srinagar gets season's first snowfall

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:04

Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Srinagar city received season's first snowfall on Tuesday as higher reaches both in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley received moderate snowfall.

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Rains, hailstorm in Rajasthan to bring down temperature

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:30

Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) Rain and hailstorm in different parts of Rajasthan are set to bring down the temperature further, the weather office said on Monday, as Jaisalmer saw a drop of 12 degrees due to rainfall.

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