Man jumps into Kerala zoo's lion enclosure, saved

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:04

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a 45-year-old man visiting the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo on Wednesday jumped into an open enclosure housing of a lion, but was saved in the knick of time.


Rain, snow likely in J&K from Friday

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:10

Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Minimum temperatures improved appreciably in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the Met forecast rain and snow across the state beginning Friday.


Misty Wednesday morning in Delhi

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:28

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) It was a misty morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.


Mercury on rise in Delhi, Tuesday warmest February day

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:42

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With the maximum temperature at 29 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, making Tuesday the warmest February day for Delhi, the IMD said that both maximum and minimum temperatures are set to rise over the next two days at least.


Mild tremors felt in J&K

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:36

Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) A low intensity earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale occurred in the valley region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. No loss of life or damage to property was reported.


Misty Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:58

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) It was a misty morning here on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.


India to host World Environment Day

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:24

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India will host the World Environment Day 2018, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and United Nations Environment Program chief Erik Solheim said on Monday.


Indonesia volcano erupts

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 14:48

Jakarta, Feb 19 (IANS) The Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia's Sumatra Island erupted on Monday, spewing columns of ash as high as five km with hot ash sliding down its slope.


Clear sky in J&K cause sub-zero temperature in valley

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:42

Jammu/Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A clear night sky led minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley to remain below the freezing point on Monday even as temperatures in the Jammu region showed further improvement.


Partly cloudy sky on Monday

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:56

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy sky here in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 10 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average along with very-poor air-quality across NCR on Monday.


Canadian PM visits Mathura wildlife sanctuary

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:22

Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited Mathura Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Uttar Pradesh and interacted with the its founders and staff members.


Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:34

London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins or scaly anteaters -- one of the world's most endangered animals -- out of Central Africa.