- Illegal Bt brinjal farming in Haryana, allege activists(20:44)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Illegal cultivation of Bt brinjal has been found in some parts of Haryana, the Coalition for a GM-Free India alleged on Thursday, citing tests it conducted on suspected genetically modified brinjals collected from two farms in the state's Sirsa and Fatehabad districts.
- Biocon net jumps up 59% in Q4(20:32)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Biotech major Biocon Ltd on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 243 crore for the fourth quarter of the fiscal 2018-19, registering 59 per cent annual growth from Rs 153 crore in the same period a year ago.
- Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention(17:20)
London, April 25 (IANS) Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain.
- Cyclonic storm to bring rain in TN on April 30, May 1(15:56)
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted rains on April 30 and May 1 in Tamil Nadu as the well marked low pressure area lying over East Equoatorial Indian Ocean and adjoing southeast Bay of Bengal will first intensify into a depression and then into a cyclonic storm in the next 48 hours.
- Climate protesters block London Stock Exchange(15:22)
London, April 25 (IANS) Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion blocked the entrance to the London Stock Exchange on Thursday as climate change protests continued in the British capital.
- Greens decry patchy recognition of air pollution, asks MPs to be pro-active(14:16)
By Bappaditya Chatterjee
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) In the midst of elections, environmentalists have flagged concerns over "patchy recognition of the problem of unhealthy air" by MPs over the past five years, particularly those representing the cities and towns that figure in WHOs list of most polluted cities.
- Vast expanse of rainforests lost in 2018: Analysis(14:06)
Washington, April 25 (IANS) More than 3.6 million hectares of pristine tropical rainforest were destroyed in 2018, according to satellite analysis, with beef, chocolate and palm oil among the main causes, the media reported on Thursday.
- Rediscovering treks of Kedarnath, Badrinath(14:02)
Dehradun, April 25 (IANS) For centuries, pilgrims trekked hundreds of miles to visit Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines nestled in the Garhwal range of Himalayas in Uttarakhand.
- Half a million UK children missed measles jab(09:44)
London, April 25 (IANS) More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children's charity the Unicef reveals.
- Heatwave conditions in Delhi, no respite likely soon(19:34)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi witnessed heatwave conditions on Wednesday with the temperature recorded at 41.7 degrees Celsius, and people must brace for hot and dry days ahead as weather forecasters rule out possibility of any rain till end of this month.
- Encounter with 'God' may bring long-lasting health(15:32)
New York, April 24 (IANS) A personal encounter with the "ultimate reality" or God -- spontaneous or under the influence of a psychedelic drug -- can bring positive changes in psychological health even decades after the initial experience, says an interesting study.
- Asthma-causing toxins found in e-cigarettes(14:58)
New York, April 24 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes, popularly known as e-cigarettes, may contain microbial toxins associated with myriad health problems, including asthma, reduced lung function and inflammation, warns a new study.