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Sunny Wednesday morning, hot day ahead (09:42)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The National Capital woke up to a sunny Wednesday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 29.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

Infosys sustains its eco-friendly mission (22:20)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys has reduced its electricity consumption per head by 53 per cent over the last decade, the company said in its 11th Annual Sustainability Report on Tuesday.

'Gene therapy, biotechnology can tackle deforestation and air pollution' (21:58)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Gene therapy and biotechnology can be used to tackle environmental issues like deforestation and air pollution, while genetic modification in mosquitoes can solve the problems of epidemic diseases such as dengue and malaria, experts said here on Tuesday.

Bids for Madhya Pradesh 26 MWp rooftop solar project by July (21:52)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bids for 26 MWp (mega watt peak) rooftop solar programme being implemented by Madhya Pradesh are to be submitted in July, the state government said on Tuesday.

Delhi begins to sizzle, warm week ahead (Lead) (21:16)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) While air quality saw further improvement in entire National Capital Region, mercury soared by at least three degrees in the national capital in past 24 hours with Tuesday recording 39.8 degree Celsius, a notch above the season's average, and is likely to rise further.

Heat wave grips Bihar, school summer vacations extended further (20:46)
June 19 (IANS) With a heat wave sweeping Bihar, the primary sections of all public and private schools in the state capital have been ordered closed till June 23, an official said on Tuesday.

Six more die in Assam floods, over 5.5 lakh still marooned (20:40)IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) With six more deaths reported from Cachar and Karimganj districts on Tuesday, the death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam has reached 17 as 5,64,074 people continued to be affected by the deluge in five districts on Tuesday.

Odisha continues to sizzle under intense heat wave (20:24)
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Intense heat wave continued in Odisha as 10 places recorded maximum temperatures of above 40 degree Celsius on Tuesday.

Two hedgehogs found at Delhi railway station (19:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Two hedgehogs, being trafficked, were found in an unclaimed bag at a railway station here and are currently under care, animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS said on Tuesday.

Railways to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030: Goyal (18:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will become a "zero carbon emitter" by 2030 through 100 per cent electrification of its network.

1 dead, 94 missing after boat sinks in Indonesia (18:32)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, June 19 (IANS) At least one body was found as rescuers continued to search on Tuesday for at least 94 people who are still missing after a boat capsized in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island a day earlier, officials said.

Landslide alert in Japan after earthquake (12:38)IANS Photo Service
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) Japanese authorities on Tuesday issued landslide alerts in Osaka, after a strong earthquake a day earlier measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale left four dead and 381 injured.

Railways' first waste-to-energy plant faces GST hurdles (12:12)
By Arun Kumar DasIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Indian Railways' long-awaited and ambitious project to set up a waste-to-energy plant at Jaipur railway station has run into Goods and Services Tax (GST) hurdles, causing a delay in the commissioning of the first such municipal solid waste management centre on the rail network.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dead (10:58)IANS Photo Service
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) The world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants, authorities said on Tuesday.

Partly cloudy morning in Delhi (09:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy morning on Tuesday but the sky is likely to be mainly clear in the day ahead, the weather office said.

Kumaraswamy writes to Modi on Cauvery Authority, raises contentious issues (Roundup) (23:52)
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday that the state will soon send to the Centre the names of its nominees in the Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB) and the Regulation Authority but it will have to address certain issues first.

Kolkata, south Bengal boil; summer vacation extended (22:44)
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) With Kolkata and large parts of southern West Bengal's districts reeling under a heat wave, the government has decided to extend summer vacation in government schools across the state upto June 30, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday.

After 'selfie accidents' Goa lifeguard agency cautions tourists (20:30)
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) A day after two tourists drowned while taking selfies at two different Goa beaches, the private lifeguard agency manning the state's beaches has cautioned tourists to beware of rough waves, which get generated in the monsoon.

Karnataka will nominate representatives to Cauvery Board: CM (Lead) (20:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will soon send to the Centre the names of its nominees in the Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB) and the Regulation Authority but it will have to address certain issues first, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday.

Intense heat wave prevails in Odisha (20:20)
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under an intense heat wave, even after the south-west monsoon set in the state, with mercury breaching the 40 degrees Celsius mark in over a dozen places on Monday.

Delhi breaths better air, mercury to rise (Lead) (19:56)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital and its surrounding regions around it breathed better in weeks with the air quality "moderate" on Monday, while the maximum temperature, at 36.8 degree Celsius, three notches below average, remained same over past 24 hours.

Monsoon rains fill Karnataka reservoirs (17:12)
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Heavy and incessant rains, since the onset of the southwest monsoon in Karnataka this month, have raised water levels in the state's reservoirs, said an official on Monday.

Audi CEO arrested in diesel emissions probe (Lead) (16:44)
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Rupert Stadler, the Chief Executive of German carmaker Audi, was arrested on Monday in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal.

How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use (15:00)
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

My illness delayed Goa going plastic free by 2018: Parrikar (13:32)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Stating that his mission to make Goa plastic free by 2018 was delayed because of his illness, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the state government will take strong steps to achieve the target.

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