Conservationists sound alarm as India loses 106 leopards in 2 months

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 13:20

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A staggering 106 leopards have died in the first two months of this year in forest areas across the country -- a number that conservationists and officials said was alarmingly high for the "vulnerable" feline species in India.


Himachal higher reaches turn white again

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 10:32

Shimla, March 4 (IANS) Cold returned to Himachal Pradesh on Sunday with the state's higher reaches experiencing more snowfall, while mid and low hills had widespread rainfall, the Met Office said.


Partly cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 10:14

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 17.3 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, the Met Office said.


Landslides on Jammu-Srinagar Highway hit traffic

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 18:20

Jammu, March 3 (IANS) Fresh landslides triggered by continuous rains in Ramban district disrupted traffic flow on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Saturday, authorities said.


Ice skaters take to Amsterdam canals

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:50

Amsterdam, March 3 (IANS) The bitter cold gripping Europe has frozen over parts of Amsterdams canals, allowing the locals to ice skate on the waterways, the media reported on Saturday.


Big Cats: Predators under threat (Comment: Special to IANS) (March 3 is World Wildlife Day)

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:18

It is a startling statistic which beggars belief, but the truth is there are more tigers living in captivity in the US than survive in the wild in their natural habitat in Asia -- several sub-species are already extinct, and those that remain cling on in their last bastions. They have some prominent champions -- including the Russian President and the governments of Cambodia and Kazakhstan -- and there are some positive signs with India reporting an increase in numbers.


Florida scientists note decline in shark migration

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 09:48

Miami, March 3 (IANS) Thousands of migrating blacktip sharks are gathering off the South Florida coast, as they do every year, but scientists have warned that their numbers were shrinking.


Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 09:12

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the Met Office said.


Tiger spotted in Bengal's Lalgarh forest

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:30

Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) A Royal Bengal tiger was caught on a camera trap in Lalgarh forest in Bengal's West Midnapore district, a forest official said on Friday.


Incessant rain closes Jammu-Srinagar highway

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:34

Jammu, March 2 (IANS) Widespread rain along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Friday triggered the shooting stones at some places, forcing the closure of the road.


Rain, snow lash Jammu and Kashmir

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:34

Srinagar, March 2 (IANS) A fresh spell of rainfall lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir while the higher reaches received moderate snowfall on Friday.