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'China won't share hydrological data until India withdraws from Doklam' (23:24)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) China will not share hydrological data with India until it withdraws its troops from Doklam, an expert at a Chinese think tank has said.

Relocation of Pune NGT bench to Delhi irks opposition, activists in Goa (22:20) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) The relocation of the Goa bench of the National Green Tribunal from Pune to New Delhi by the Union Environment and Forests Ministry has irked the Opposition and green activists here.

1,000 take part in green festival in Bengaluru (With Images) (21:30)
Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) About 1,000 people from all walks of life took part in a cultural festival titled 'Namma Bengaluru Habba' (Our Bengaluru Festival) at the Sankey Tank here on Sunday to create awareness on preserving the environment.

Monkey-faced piglet born in Cuba (20:44)
Havana, Aug 20 (IANS) A dark-skinned piglet with a face similar to that of a monkey was born last week in a town in western Cuba, state media reported.

Bihar flood toll reaches 253 (20:40) IANS Photo Service
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) The flood situation remained grim in Bihar while the death toll rose to 253 on Sunday, an official said

Flood situation improving in Bengal barring Malda (20:08) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) The flood situation in northern West Bengal showed an overall improvement, barring Malda district where nearly five blocks were still inundated by the increasing water level of Mahananda river, the state government said on Sunday.

Himachal sets up biodiversity committees in 366 panchayats (18:24)
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has set up biodiversity management committees initially in 366 gram panchayats in biodiversity-rich Chamba, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts under a United Nations project, official sources said on Sunday.

CMFRI develops breeding technology for Indian pompano (17:10)
Kochi, Aug 20 (IANS) Mariculture in the country is set for a major boost with the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) successfully developing a seed production technology for Indian pompano.

Large wildfire burns in Greenland for two weeks (15:24)
Nuuk (Greenland), Aug 20 (IANS) A huge wildfire has been burning in Greenland for two weeks now, the media reported on Sunday.

Delhi Metro opens plant to recycle construction waste (14:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Delhi Metro has opened a facility to recycle the waste produced during its demolition and construction work, it said on Sunday.

Despite the rhetoric, the US can't pull out of Paris pact before Nov 4, 2020 (Comment: Special to IANS) (12:34)
By Rajendra Shende
The world today is "locked" in more ways than one. Brutal inequality, dreadful terrorism, unashamed threats on territorial claims and bullying on nuclear missile attacks have all locked our civilisation in a spiral trajectory of global hazards without any sign of slowing down.

Cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi (10:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning here on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.

Flood situation deteriorates in Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur (Lead) (23:32)
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Notwithstanding an overall improvement in the flood scenario in northern West Bengal due to the reduced rainfall, the situation deteriorated in parts of Malda and South Dinajpur districts on Saturday, as reports of affected people looting relief materials came from a couple of places.

NF railway hopes to restore full connectivity by Aug 28 (21:58) IANS Photo Service
Maligaon/Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) With the flood fury continuing in West Bengal and Bihar, train services on Northeast Frontier Railway were still in disarray, as its network still remained breached in Bihar's Kishanganj, Katihar and Araria districts and full connectivity could not be restored before August 28, a release said on Saturday.

River interlinking will reduce impact of floods: Uma Bharti (21:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday reviewed the flood situation in different parts of the country and said that long-term solution to mitigate impact of floods and drought lies in interlinking rivers besides building large storages.

Civic bodies seize 250 kg of banned polythene (21:24)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A week after the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order to ban plastic bags less than 50 micron thickness in Delhi, the civic bodies on Saturday claimed to have seized about 250 kilos of them here.

Rain brings respite, mercury drops 9 degrees in Delhi (Second Lead) (19:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Rain in the national capital on Saturday brought the mercury down by nine degrees Celsius with the maximum temperature recorded at 29.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average.

Sierra Leone mudslides, floods death toll rises to 467 (19:42) IANS Photo Service
Freetown, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll in the mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone has climbed to 467 and is expected to rise further, officials said.

Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga (Lead) (18:40) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.

Privacy issues haunt Bihar's flood-hit women (16:08)
By Imran Khan IANS Photo Service
Katihar/Kishanganj (Bihar), Aug 19 (IANS) Even as over 10 million people uprooted by the floods in 15 districts of Bihar grapple with survival issues amid inadequate relief, the womenfolk face problems of another kind -- privacy issues amid inhuman living conditions.

Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga (15:40) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.

Heavy rain causes water-logging, traffic jams in Delhi (Lead) (15:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Heavy rain in the national capital on Saturday brought relief from the sweltering heat but caused water-logging leading to traffic snarls in parts of the city.

Scientists use supercomputers to preview total solar eclipse (12:12) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Using supercomputers, researchers have forecast how the corona of the sun -- the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and extends millions of kilometres into space -- will look during the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21.

UP power shortage adds to humidity woes (10:02)
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is facing an acute shortage of power as the demand for electricity has peaked due to humid conditions, an official said on Saturday.

Rainy Saturday morning in Delhi (10:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) It was a rainy Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 29 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

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