Poaching at all-time high, but tiger numbers still rose (2016 In retrospect)

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 11:02

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Its not been a great year for wildlife. More tigers and leopards were poached in 2016 than in any year of the previous decade, pangolins were killed in the hundreds while thousands of marine animals perished -- this, due to the debiliating effect of climate change. Yet, the good news is that the number of tigers still rose.


Himachal chilly, may not snow though

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:40

Shimla, Dec 28 (IANS) Large parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold on Wednesday, with the minimum temperature staying below freezing point, the weather bureau said.


Foggy Wednesday morning in Delhi

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 09:46

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) It was a foggy Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature settling at 7.5 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.


Centre confirms of bird flu virus in Odisha village

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 21:08

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The central government has informed the Odisha government about confirmation of H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza virus in village Keranga of the state's Khordha district, an official statement said on Tuesday.


Cheetahs sprinting towards extinction: Study

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 15:40

Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) With the cheetah being driven out of 91 per cent of its historic range in Asia and Africa, the world's fastest land animal could soon be lost forever unless urgent, landscape-wide conservation action is taken, warns a study.


Mild quake in Himachal Pradesh

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 13:54

Shimla, Dec 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Mandi on Tuesday registered a mild intensity earthquake, an official said, adding there was no loss of life.


China issues yellow alert for ocean waves

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:56

Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre has issued a yellow alert for ocean waves brought by typhoon Nock-Ten and a cold front.


Foggy Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 09:58

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) It was a foggy Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature settling at 9.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.


Minor earthquake felt in Uttarakhand

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 17:46

Dehradun, Dec 26 (IANS) An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 struck Uttarakhand on Monday with tremors felt in state capital Dehradun and its neighbouring Uttarkashi district, officials said. No major loss of life or property has been reported so far.


Bright sunny day in Himachal after snowfall

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 11:56

Shimla, Dec 26 (IANS) A day after snowfall, Himachal Pradesh saw a bright sunny day on Monday, turning the towns of Shimla and Dalhousie more picturesque.


Night temperatures drops in J&K

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 09:44

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 26 (IANS) Night temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir again dropped several notches on Monday after improving the previous day due to cloud cover.


Foggy Monday morning in Delhi

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 09:42

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) It was a foggy Monday morning here with the minimum temperature settling at 11 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.