Chandigarh faces major water crisis

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 08:24

Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Chandigarh and its neighbouring towns of Mohali and Panchkula faced a major water crisis on Sunday due to a snag in the water supply system.


India stresses on verifiable data on hydrofluorocarbons

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 20:06

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India on Saturday said that there was a need to have verifiable data on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which was important to create the baseline and decide upon a deadline to curb greenhouse gases, which are behind the depletion of the ozone layer.


Himachal rivers in spate owing to heavy rains

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 18:16

Shimla, July 23 (IANS) A majority of rivers and their tributaries in Himachal Pradesh are once again in spate as moderate to heavy rain lashed the hills in the state on Saturday, said officials.


26 killed in China rains

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 11:00

Beijing, July 23 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 34 others were reported missing due to heavy rains and subsequent floods in China's Hebei province, authorities said on Saturday.


China renews orange alert for high temperatures

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 08:54

Beijing, July 23 (IANS) China's meteorological department on Saturday renewed its orange alert for high temperatures in southern and western regions, with temperatures expected to top 40 degrees Celsius in some areas.


President's Estate gives boost to Swachh Bharat Mission

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 21:08

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) President's Estate has got a new garden waste management unit (GWMU) as part of initiatives to advance the Swachh Bharat Mission, an official statement said on Friday.


Panel formed to prepare Ganga de-siltation plan

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 17:08

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The government has set up a committee to prepare guidelines for desilting the Ganga river from Bhimgauda in Uttarakhand to Farakka in West Bengal, officials said on Friday.


India, Bangladesh, Myanmar work together on quake prediction

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 13:08

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Efforts are on by Indian seismologists and geologists to jointly carry out studies with Bangladesh and Myanmar and form a common geodetic network to verify fresh data and sort out discrepancies over earthquake-related research in the region.


Himachal sees 26% deficit rainfall

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:36

Shimla, July 22 (IANS) The southwest monsoon has remained 26 per cent deficit so far in Himachal Pradesh, with five out of 12 districts witnessing less than normal rainfall, the weather bureau said on Friday.


2016 on track to be world's hottest year on record: WMO

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:08

Geneva, July 22 (IANS) The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Thursday warned global temperatures for the first six months of this year shattered more records, meaning 2016 is on track to be the world's hottest year on record.


Sediment management needed in Koshi river: Experts

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 22:34

Patna, July 20 (IANS) Water experts and Bihar leaders on Wednesday stressed the need for sediment management in the Koshi river whose muddy, swirling waters have led to considerable problems for residents of Bihar and neighbouring Nepal.


Puppies set afire in Hyderabad, video sparks outrage

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 21:04

Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) In yet another incident of cruelty towards dogs, five minors burnt alive three puppies after tying them together and video recorded it, police said on Wednesday.