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Kejriwal for modern technology to clean drains (22:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday pushed for using modern technology to clean drains, saying the current process is "primitive".

How to monitor safai karamcharis' work better, HC asks civic bodies (21:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought to know from the civic bodies how the work of safai karamcharis can be better monitored and regularised.

Heavy rain in Maharashtra, Nagpur turns into 'Venice' (21:22) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday leading to flooding in several cities, including Nagpur, which resembled Venice -- the Italian city known for its maze of canals -- on Tuesday.

Monsoon to hit Delhi June 30 onwards (21:04)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi and its adjoining areas are likely to see the monsoon by June 30, weather experts said on Tuesday.

10 million tonnes of fish go waste every year: Study (16:36)
Toronto, June 27 (IANS) Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the world's oceans every year, new research has found.

Sri Lanka seeks assistance for elephant conservation (16:06)
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank to conserve its wild elephant population, an official said on Tuesday.

Study expects 2 billion climate change refugees by 2100 (15:54)
New York, June 27 (IANS) Global mean sea level rise may dislocate hundreds of millions of people by 2100, making about one-fifth of the world's population -- two billion people -- climate change refugees, says a study.

China's desert greening inspires world: UN (13:36)
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's success in reforesting a major desert which was once a source of frequent sandstorms has provided ideas for other countries battling desertification, a top UN official said.

Saving Bangladesh rivers from dying is a daunting task (With Images) (10:30)
By Kamran Reza
Experts and environmentalists have criticised Bangladesh's environment agency for its decision to declare four dying rivers around Dhaka as ecologically critical areas (ECA).

Hot Tuesday morning in Delhi (10:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) It was a hot Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

Traffic resumes on Badrinath highway (10:12) IANS Photo Service
Dehradun, June 27 (IANS) The Badrinath highway which was closed after heavy rain and landslides around midnight, opened on Tuesday morning, an official said.

Odisha to receive rainfall (20:10)
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Several places in Odisha will experience moderate to heavy rainfall over Tuesday due to a cyclonic circulation, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Himachal may get southwest monsoon this week (19:16)
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is set to hit Himachal Pradesh as the MeT Office here has forecast widespread heavy rainfall for three days from Tuesday.

Firemen battle blaze near Spain's wildlife park (18:44)
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Hundreds of firemen and members of Spain's Military Emergency Response Unit (UME) worked through Sunday night and into Monday morning to contain a wildfire on the borders of the Donana National Park in southwest Spain.

Authorities kill shark scaring tourists in Spain (18:24)
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Authorities have captured and killed an eight-feet-long blue shark that caused momentary panic and forced tourists out of the sea at a resort on the Island of Mallorca over the weekend.

Maharashtra starts rating industries by emissions (14:36)
By Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, Nicholas Ryan and Anant Sudarshan
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) launched a new Star Rating Programme for air pollution on June 5, 2017, World Environment Day. The programme uses smoke-stack emissions data that MPCB is already collecting. But since sampling results are not very comprehensible to the general public, the MPCB is turning these pollution readings into an easy-to-understand Star Rating.

Breakthrough made in drought-resistant crops development (14:12)
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) A team of Australian researchers believes that they have made a breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops after being able to "close the pores" on leaves.

Climate change pushing apple orchards to higher altitudes in HP (13:58)
By Ashish Mishra IANS Photo Service
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) A new trend in apple cultivation has emerged in Himachal Pradesh -- apples are being grown in sparsely vegetative areas at higher altitudes such as Lahaul and Spiti valley, courtsey climate Change.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at $42bn (12:56)
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) A report on Monday valued the Great Barrier Reef at $42 billion and warned of vast economic consequences for Australia unless more is done to protect it.

Climate change: Neglecting oceans no longer an option (Commentary: Special to IANS) (12:12)
By Soumya Sarkar
When people think of climate change, pictures of melting glaciers, sweltering heat in summers and flooding of coastal areas predominate. Often lost in the imagery is the role the world's oceans play in countering the worst effects of global warming.

Snakebite kills 3 in Tripura (11:12)
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Three members of a family, including a child, died of snakebite in Tripura, police said here on Monday.

'India's thermal plants may become economically unviable' (11:00)
By Vishal Gulati
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India's ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute.

Partly cloudy Monday morning in Delhi (09:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

Respite from heat likely on Eid in Delhi (Lead) (23:56)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday sizzled at 39.4 degree Celsius, two notches above the season's average, but respite is likely on Monday, when Eid falls this year, would see light rains, said the weather department.

Government holds 3rd 'Slum Yuva Daud' (Lead) (21:10)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Two central ministers flagged off the third "Slum Yuva Daud" here on Sunday which saw thousands of youths taking part in the race from Kasturba Gandhi Polytechnic, Pitampura, to Pitampura Sports Complex in west Delhi.

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