Rajasthan, UP may witness more thundershowers

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:22

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) While nearly 100 people died in dust storms and lightning strikes in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan overnight, many more parts of country will witness thundershowers accompanied by gusty winds, the Met department warned on Thursday.


ASI's 'beauty parlour' treatment cause of Taj's browning, says historian

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:42

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".


Cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:04

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.


Rain brings respite in Delhi from hot weather

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:34

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.


Protests in Assam, state denies move to 'privatise' heritage sites

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 18:24

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.


WHO report shows air-pollution a national health crisis: CSE

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 17:44

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.


Alarming rise in deaths of people, elephants in human-animal conflict in Odisha

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:14

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.


India must save itself from the plastic peril

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:22

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.


Partly cloudy Wednesday morning in Delhi

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 09:54

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.


Delhi sees some respite from heat, light rains likely on Wednesday

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 20:18

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.


Sunny Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:44

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.


Mercury on rise in Delhi, respite likely in two days

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:48

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.