AOL asked to pay Rs.4.75 crore as environment compensation

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 13:38

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed Art of Living (AOL) foundation to pay the remaining Rs.4.75 crore as environment compensation for damages incurred to Yamuna flood plains because of the World Culture Festival held in March.


Nano fertiliser promotes plant growth sans polluting water bodies

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 13:06

Bengaluru, May 31 (IANS) Indian-origin researchers in the US have shown that zinc nanoparticles can substitute nitrogen and phosphorous fertilisers to increase plant growth without causing water pollution - a serious problem with conventional fertilisers.


Why global warming hasn't touched Antarctic Ocean

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:44

New York, May 31 (IANS) While the world continues to grapple under the effects of global warming, researchers have found why the waters surrounding Antarctica are among the last places on Earth to be seemingly unaffected by the human-driven climate change.


Big dams worldwide causing extinction of species: Study

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:34

London, May 31 (IANS) Despite being hailed as conservation sanctuaries that protect species from hunting and deforestation, reservoir islands created by large dams across the world undergo sustained loss of species every year, new research has found.


Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:54

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.7 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, weather officials said.


How Thai research can help in Clean India mission

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:08

Bangkok, May 31 (IANS) As India grapples with an immense and seemingly insurmountable sanitation crisis, a Thailand-based international institute could show the way on tackling this challenge.


Pre-monsoon showers cool India, to stay for two more days

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 23:28

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Pre-monsoon showers continue to provide respite from heat in the north and east India and are likely to continue for two more days at least, the weather department and private forecasters said.


'New Indian technology for waterless tanning can save rivers'

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 21:20

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) With its breakthrough technology on waterless tanning for leather processing, the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) expects to save the rivers from the toxic chromium and sulphates effluents mixed in over 170 million litres of water every day.


AoL accuses NGT panel of bias, seeks its reconstitution

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:34

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Art of Living (AoL) foundation headed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Monday accused an expert committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) of bias and moved an application for its reconstitution.


Rain hits normal life in Uttarakhand

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 19:24

Dehradun, May 30 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted in Uttarakhand as rains battered most parts of the hill state on Monday, officials said.


Delhi gets rain, respite from heat for two days more

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 18:14

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Delhi residents on Monday got a respite from the hot weather due to intermittent pre-monsoon showers and weather analysts predict this situation will continue for two days at least.