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Heavy incessant rains trigger flood-like situation in Bengal (22:22) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Several rivers in some West Bengal districts were flowing above the danger level creating a flood-like situation, while a number of city roads saw waterlogging following incessant rains due to a cyclonic circulation on Sunday, officials said.

Odisha puts six districts on flood alert (20:50)
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday issued a flood alert in six districts after the IMD forecast heavy rainfall in the next two days.

Kashmiri politician Tarigami suffers heart block (18:56)
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Senior Jammu and Kahsmir politician and top communist leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami suffered a heart block on Sunday and was immediately rushed to the Srinagar medical institute.

Indira Gandhi saw herself as an environmentalist, not politician: Jairam Ramesh (18:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Indira Gandhi may have been criticised for her policies during her tenure as Prime Minister and called authoritative but what people hardly knows is that she was very much an environmentalist and naturalist, said senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on the life of India's iron lady.

Ayush boosting medical tourism in India: Experts (17:46)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Reviving traditional medicine system, such as Ayush, has helped boost India's medical tourism market in comparison to western nations, surviving only on modern medicinal system, health experts said here on Sunday.

India launches first R&D facility for high-end fuels, gas (16:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India has launched its first petroleum Research & Development (R&D) facility for testing high-end BS-VI quality fuel emissions, according to an official here.

IGL runs pilot project for gas-diesel generators in NCR (15:40)
Noida, July 23 (IANS) In a bid to cut pollution levels, state-run Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL), which supplies CNG and piped natural gas (PNG) in the National Capital Region (NCR), has started a pilot project to run on gas-diesel generators in residential complexes.

Indian scientists tap AI to identify aggressive breast cancer (12:46)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) While the word "biopsy" is enough to send patients into a tizzy, oncologists say it is crucial to correctly identify the cancer stage and "faster growing" ones for appropriate and timely treatment. And to ensure accuracy, researchers in India are now turning to artificial intelligence (AI).

Know how physical exercise prevents dementia (11:02)
London, July 23 (IANS) Regular physical exercise not only enhances fitness but also has a positive impact on brain metabolism, researchers say.

Sunny Sunday morning in Delhi, rains likely (10:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

Straying leopard raids village in Tanzania, attacks 3 (04:02)
Dar es Salaam, July 23 (IANS) A leopard strayed into a village in Tanzania's Handeni district and inflicted injuries on 3 people, police said.

Spanish scientists discover potential anti-Zika drug (01:35)
Murcia (Spain), July 23 (IANS) Researchers from a southeastern Spanish university announced the discovery of a molecule that could be used as a potential drug to fight the effects of a Zika virus infection.

Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG (19:46)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only "partially achieved" the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said.

Haryana to tag stray cattle, impose fines (19:06) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday announced it has decided to tag stray cattle in the state and impose fines on people who let their cattle loose on the roads.

Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG (17:54)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed.

Maternal high-fat diet may affect kids' mental health (17:14)
New York, July 22 (IANS) Babies whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet during their pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, a study has warned.

Depression may alter brain structure (16:12)
London, July 22 (IANS) An individual suffering from depression may be at an increased risk of developing changes in the structure of the brain associated with communication and thinking skills, researchers say.

Rajasthan MP collapses during meeting with Shah (15:22) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) A senior BJP leader and former minister in the NDA government, Sanwarlal Jat, on Saturday collapsed while attending a meeting of party MLAs and MPs with BJP President Amit Shah.

Emergency declared in New Zealand due to floods (14:56)
Wellington, July 22 (IANS) New Zealand on Saturday declared a state of emergency in several parts of South Island that have been affected by heavy floods.

Inadequate cold storage facilities for vaccines in 4 states (14:36)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have inadequate cold storage facilities for vaccines, a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has revealed.

'India's smart cities' plan can adversely impact environment' (14:30) IANS Photo Service
London, July 22 (IANS) The Indian government's vision to create 100 new smart cities to support the rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment, a study has warned.

Uncertainty over global climate fund may impact adaptation (Comment) (14:02)
By Joydeep Gupta
The disagreement between the US and the other 19 countries at the recent G20 summit at Hamburg has put a question mark over the sustainability of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the primary tool to help developing countries move away from fossil fuels and adapt to climate change impacts.

Your car may contain harmful pollutants: Study (13:28)
New York, July 22 (IANS) If you thought driving a car on a heavily polluted road may be safe, think twice. According to a new study, car cabins contain extremly high levels of some harmful particulate matter, twice the amount previously thought.

Rain ends dry spell in UP's Braj area (11:10)
Agra, July 22 (IANS) An hour-long downpour on Saturday ended the dry spell in the Braj area of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

Cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi (10:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) It was a cloudy Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.8 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average.

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