Agra, May 3, Welcoming the Supreme Court's concern over discolouring of the Taj Mahal, the 17th century monument to love in Agra, historian Prof R. Nath, an authority on Mughal architecture, said "mud-pack treatment with 'Multani Mitti' was the chief cause (of its browning) and this should be stopped forthwith".
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) After a spell of heavy overnight rain, the minimum temperature here fell to 19.8 degrees Celsius on Thursday, five notches below the season's average, the weather office said.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Residents of national capital heaved a sigh of relief as heavy downpour brought down the mercury levels by almost 14 degrees instantly.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhi residents received a respite from the heat on Wednesday as rain and thunder showers were experienced in different parts of the city bringing an immediate drop in temperature by as many as 14 degrees Celsius during the late evening.
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) A high-velocity thunderstorm hit parts of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday afternoon, leaving a trail of destruction and resulting in maximum temperatures dipping at most places.
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Public protests were held in Assam on Wednesday over the Centre's decision to involve the private sector in the maintenance of public amenities at the state's four historical sites, even as authorities denied any move to hand these over to private parties.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The WHO report that projects India in a bad light in terms of air pollution is a grim reminder that the issue has become a national health crisis, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, May 2 (IANS) The ever-increasing deaths of elephants as well as people in human-animal conflicts in Odisha has alarmed environmentalists and wildlife enthusiasts who blame the state Forest Department's "callous approach" for the problem and have sought an urgent action plan to prevent loss of lives.
At the recently concluded Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, the joint communiqué focused on the challenges of evolving sustainable development policies for almost 2.5 billion citizens who are part of this 53-member grouping. India accounts for more than half the demography of the Commonwealth and is seen as the emerging leader of this large cluster of disparate nations which were once part of the British empire.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 27 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Delhi residents enjoyed some respite from the rising heat as mercury dropped by over two degrees here on Tuesday with maximum temperature being 37.6 degree Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the Met office said. More respite is likely on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) It was a sunny and clear morning in the national capital on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The national capital on Monday recorded a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, with weather analysts forecasting a further rise but holding out a promise of respite by Wednesday night.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) With a new rhino area to monitor and rising man-animal conflict to control, Uttar Pradesh's Dudhwa National Park will get ten elephants from Karnataka to deal with the situation, officials told IANS on Monday.
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) Narnaul town in Haryana hit a high of 44.3 degrees while Hisar town sizzled at 42.7 degrees on Monday as heat wave conditions were reported in parts of Haryana and Punjab.