Pollution needs systematic, scientific solution: Javadekar(21:44) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The debate on pollution, particularly in the Delhi-NCR area, in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed heated and emotional appeals with members demanding either to declare an environmental emergency or take the issue up as a national emergency.
BIS sticks to water sample report in Delhi(15:22) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The controversy over drinking water sample collection for scientific tests in Delhi took a new turn on Thursday with a Bureau of Indian Standards team asserting that they indeed took a sample from from one Deepak Rai's house. Rai while speaking on a news channel on Wednesday denied the sample was taken from his house.
Delhi air slips to 'very poor' category again(14:42) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The overall air quality of the national capital on Thursday slipped into the higher end of the 'very poor' category and may deteriorate further due to the extremely low wind speed, after being in 'poor' for days.
6.4-magnitude quake hits Thailand(14:34) Bangkok, Nov 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit a border area between northern Thailand and Laos on Thursday. The Thai TV images showed collapsed roof from make-shift houses in Nan Province.
HC stays axing of 700 trees in Chandigarh for flyover(21:24) Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) In a major relief to green activists, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday ordered a stay on the axing of 700 fully grown trees for the proposed construction of a flyover.
Parl panel asks for final report to curb pollution woes(18:54) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A parliamentary panel meeting on combating air pollution in Delhi-NCR area, which was originally scheduled for last week but got cancelled because of the absence of key officials, was held at the Parliament committee room on Wednesday.
Punjab sees rise in stubble burning cases(15:36) Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Despite strict enforcement and granting a financial incentive to farmers for not burning their crop residue, Punjab this season has crossed last year's mark of stubble burning cases, environment activists said on Wednesday.
30% rise in skin problems due to pollution (LEAD)(14:48) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the air quality worsening in the Delhi-NCR region, health experts on Wednesday revealed that doctors have observed 30 per cent jump in skin related problems here.
Female leopard that killed boy, trapped(09:42) Lakhimpur, Nov 20 (IANS) A team of officials from the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR), in a joint operation with Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), caught a three-year-old female leopard that had killed a 7-year-old boy and preyed upon a few domestic cattle in Isanagar area of Lakhimpur Kheri.
Prez expresses concern on air pollution in Delhi(19:28) New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed concern over the air pollution in Delhi and neighbouring areas and said that days of smog sometimes give the feeling of doomsday scenario being fast forwarded.
Verma slams Delhi CM for doing politics on air pollution(19:16) New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from West Delhi Parvesh Verma here on Tuesday criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for doing politics in the name of air pollution and shifting the blame on Haryana, Punjab and UP governments for their failure in stopping stubble burning.
Ecological connectivity to be focus of UN meet on wildlife(17:44) New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The theme of a major UN wildlife conference dedicated to migratory species in India early next year will be 'Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home', it was announced in Bonn on Tuesday.
Paswan wades into Delhi water war with AAP(15:58) New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Amid the raging water war in Delhi and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party questioning the report that found Delhi water to be of bad quality, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday tweeted details of the 11 places from where the water samples were collected.
NGT slaps Rs 10 cr fine on UP govt, Rs 280 cr on tanneries(09:42) Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 crore on the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to check sewage discharge containing toxic chromium into river Ganga at Rania and Rakhi Mandi in Kanpur.