Environment

Rains expected in Odisha from next week

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:32

Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (IANS) A low-pressure area which has formed over the south Andaman sea is likely to trigger rainfall in several parts of Odisha from December 7, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

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World leaders gather in Nairobi for pollution-free planet

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:52

Nairobi, Dec 3 The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest decision making body on the environment with delegates from 193 countries, will gather in this Kenyan capital for three days from Monday to step up action to counter rising pollution levels.

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Cloudy sky, 'very-poor' air-quality in Delhi

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 09:50

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a cold-polluted Sunday morning with minimum temperature recorded at 8 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average and a "very-poor" air-quality.

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Quake jolts area near N.Korea n-test site

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12

Pyongyang, Dec 2 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale on Saturday rocked North Korea's Kilju county, close to the site where Pyongyang recently conducted a nuclear test.

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Misty, cold Saturday morning in Delhi

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:50

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) It was a misty and cold Saturday morning in the national capital as the minimum temperature dropped to 7.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the average.

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Cold wave continues in J&K

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:02

Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) Cold wave continued unabated in the valley as Leh town in Ladakh region witnessed the coldest night in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 8.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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Cyclone Ockhi beings rain to Karnataka

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:56

Bengaluru, Dec 1 (IANS) Light to moderate rains were received in the city and across Karnataka on Friday due to cyclone Ockhi which has induced heavy rains in neighbouring Kerala and Tamil Nadu states, the weather office said.

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Misty Friday morning in Delhi

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:38

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) It was a misty Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal.

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6.0-magnitude quake hits Iran

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 09:52

Tehran, Dec 1 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Iran on Friday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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Leh freezes at minus 11.3, cold wave sweeps valley

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 09:44

Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) Cold wave continued in the valley on Friday as the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir remained frozen with Leh recording the night's lowest temperature at minus 11.3 degrees Celsius.

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Can't tell if poop is human or of bird: CPCB to NGT

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:50

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Thursday told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it did not have equipment to tell if the poop that fell over a house here, allegedly from an airplane, was human or a bird's.

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Air pollution rises in Delhi-NCR as stubble burning goes on

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:36

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Air quality in Delhi-NCR worsened yet again on Thursday, with at least seven out of 21 monitored regions facing "severe" or "severe-plus" levels of pollution as the wind speed dropped but kept blowing from the stubble burning states.

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