Environment

Sunny Monday morning in Delhi

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:36

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) It was a sunny Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.8 degree Celsius, the average of the season.

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Four more districts declared open defecation-free

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 17:52

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Four more districts were on Sunday declared open defecation free (ODF) after eight days of "Swacchata Hi Seva" campaign, taking the number of total ODF districts in the country to 201.

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Mild quake hits Chamba in Himachal

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 17:42

Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) A mild quake was recorded on Sunday in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said.

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After rains, mercury plummets sharply in Himachal

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 17:06

Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) After two days of widespread and largely heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, tourist spots on Sunday saw the maximum temperatures plummeting by five to six degrees, the weather bureau said. The weather will largely remain dry this week.

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15 vulture species facing extinction set to get global protection

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:54

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Fifteen species of vultures in 128 countries, including four that are critically endangered in India, may get a fresh lease of life with a 12-year multi-species coordinated action plan to conserve African-Eurasian vultures set to take wing at a UN summit next month, conservationists say.

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Cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:00

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) It was a cloudy Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

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Wet morning, more rains in store for Delhi

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:34

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Delhi saw heavy rains overnight and on Saturday morning with the weather office saying that more rains were likely during the day. The minimum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 23.5 degrees Celsius, the season's average.

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Eco-friendly sewage treatment plant inaugurated in Mathura

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:32

Mathura, Sep 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday inaugurated an eco-friendly sewage treatment plant of 75,000 liters capacity here, developed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) using indigenous technology.

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Jumbos feast on fruit buffet in Mathura

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:26

Mathura, Sep 22 (IANS) Animal lovers on Friday celebrated Elephants Appreciation Day at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation Centre in Mathura during which a jumbo buffet was organised for the pachyderms rescued from a life of suffering at human hands.

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Rain brings respite from heat in Delhi

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:22

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Rains on Friday brought a much-needed respite from the heat to the national capital as the temperature dropped to 24 degrees Celsius, the season's average.

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Overnight rains bring relief in Lucknow

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:10

Lucknow, Sep 22 (IANS) Overnight rains in Lucknow and neighbouring areas have brought some relief from the humid conditions and the mercury has also dropped a few notches on Friday.

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Hurricane Maria kills over 15 in Dominica Island

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:30

Roseau (Dominica), Sep 22, More than 15 people were killed and 20 others reported missing after Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island of Dominica with winds of 260 kph.

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