Environment

Agra NGO introduces chip to grow plants better

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 16:12

Agra, Aug 12 (IANS) An NGO planted saplings here on Saturday and introduced a Radio Frequency Identification chip to them which will ascertain the survival rate of the plants and their growth so they can be better cared for.

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Sunny morning in Delhi

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 09:42

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.4 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.

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Quakes rock several Italian regions

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 22:48

Rome, Aug 11 (IANS/AKI) A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Calabria in southern Italy early on Friday, the national geology and geophysics institute reported, adding it was followed several hours later by magnitude 2.3 and 2.5 tremors in the central Abruzzo region, and a magnitude 2.3 tremor in the northern Emilia-Romagna region.

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Heavy rain likely in Himachal

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:00

Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is set to receive heavy rainfall this weekend, the Met office said on Friday. Motorists have been asked to check road conditions before travelling to the interiors as there may be landslides.

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6.2-magnitude quake hits Philippines

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:04

Manila, Aug 11 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted the island of Luzon in the Philippines on Friday although no casualties were reported, officials said.

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Cloudy Friday morning in Delhi

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:44

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) It was a cloudy Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.

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Italy's scorching heatwave set to ease

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 22:56

Rome, Aug 10 (IANS/AKI) The searing 40C plus temperatures that have gripped Italy this month will drop in the next few days and just one Sicilian city - Catania - is set to remain on the health ministry's maximum heat alert, weather reports said on Thursday.

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Cloudy morning in Delhi

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:50

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) It was a cloudy Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

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Rhino horn trade will threaten its existence: US wildlife advocate

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:40

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Allowing trade in rhino horns in South Africa will undercut enforcement efforts in rest of Africa, China, Vietnam and other Asian countries. It is a major setback in tackling trafficking in wildlife, a renowned wildlife advocate has said.

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Light showers likely in Delhi

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:58

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) It was a cloudy Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's normal.

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24 killed in China landslide

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:42

Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and five others injured in a landslide on Tuesday in China's Sichuan province.

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