Environment

Quake hits Andaman Islands

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 21:04

Port Blair/Kolkata, Oct 1 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale shook the Andaman Islands on Sunday, an official said. No casualties or damage was reported.

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Australia launches 'thunderstorm asthma' warning system

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 20:48

Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) A year after a freak "thunderstorm asthma" outbreak killed nine and led to thousands being hospitalised in the southern Australian city of Melbourne, the Victorian state government on Sunday launched a world-first alert system to prevent a similar disaster in the future.

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Delhi to be hot for next 10 days as monsoon withdrawal begin

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 19:48

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday saw maximum temperature of 36.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, and weather analysts say the mercury will hover around this for next nine to ten days as the monsoon begins to withdraw.

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Campaign to salute ragpickers launched

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 14:56

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A campaign to salute millions of ragpickers, who collect used up plastic bottles from the trash for recycling, was launched on Sunday by a non-profit organisation here.

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This hormone could be making your dog aggressive

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:30

New York, Oct 1, Do your dogs turn aggressive and start barking, growling or try to lunge the moment they canine see another canine walk by? According to a new research, their hormones are partly to blame for this.

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Misty Sunday morning in Delhi

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:04

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) It was a misty Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.0 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, the weather office said.

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5.4-magnitude quake hits China

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:48

Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck China's Sichuan province on Saturday with no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 09:34

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.

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Wildlife crimes down over a decade: Environment Ministry

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:02

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) involving 19 Asian countries, to be held here on October 2 to address the issue of illegal wildlife trade, the government on Friday said wildlife crimes in India have dropped in last 10 years.

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Bihar woman approaches police for construction of toilet

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 19:04

Patna, Sep 29 (IANS) In what is surely a rarity, a woman in Bihar has lodged a complaint against her father-in-law for not constructing a toilet in their house and sought help police help in this matter, police said on Friday.

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Sharks, rays live longer than previously estimated: Study

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:58

Sydney, Sep 29 (IANS) An Australian university study published on Friday found a number of errors in the way the age of sharks and rays have been measured, and which actually live 18 years longer than previously estimated.

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