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.


'Climate change probably not responsible for Harappan civilisation collapse'

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 16:16

Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Climate change was probably not the sole cause for the collapse of the Harappan civilisation in the Indus-Ghaggar-Hakra river valleys, say Indian scientists in a breakthrough study, highlighting that the the Harappans "did not give up" despite the decline in the monsoon.


Parrikar raises stink over garbage, toilet audits

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 16:08

Panaji, May 30 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday that garbage management is one of the major scams in India but is still not being probed by the government auditors because of the obvious issue of stench and discomfort.


Tibet plans new wetland nature reserve

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 12:50

Lhasa, May 30 (IANS) The Tibetan government is planning to establish a new nature reserve in 88,000 hectares of wetland, an official said on Monday.


Kashmir's Sonamarg: Meadow of gold turning to concrete jungle?

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 12:06

Sonamarg (Jammu and Kashmir), May 30 (IANS) "Where is Sonamarg? All I see is a concrete jungle of bricks and iron." The remarks by a local visitor summed up the destruction brought by human greed to one of the most sought after tourist destinations of Kashmir called the "meadow of gold".


Rainy Monday morning in Delhi

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 09:54

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) It was a rainy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 23 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average, weather officials said.