- 3 killed in Northern California wildfire(12:54)
San Francisco, Sep 29 (IANS) At least three people were killed, while thousands others were evacuated from their homes due to a massive wildfire in Northern California, according to media reports.
- Python swallows blue bull calf in UP(10:32)
Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh) Sep 29 (IANS) An 18-foot-long Indian python swallowed a new-born 'nilgai', also known as a blue bull, in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
- Kerala CRZ violations: SC seeks to know if orders complied with(23:51)
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from Chief Secretary of Kerala, in four weeks, on a contempt petition alleging non-compliance of its order directing the state government to demolish structures violating the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms in the state
- PIL in SC seeks ban on stubble burning in view of Covid-19(21:52)
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) A PIL has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Punjab and Haryana governments to ban stubble burning, which usually takes place between September and December every year, against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
- PETA urges Modi to shut slaughterhouses, meat shops on Gandhi Jayanti(14:44)
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to close all slaughterhouses and meat shops on Gandhi Jayanti to commemorate the 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi who advocated non-violence and vegetarianism.
- Delhi HC orders notices on plea to prevent stubble-burning(13:19)
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices to the Union government and others on a petition for court directions to authorities concerned to initiate immediate steps to prevent stubble-burning in Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- 2K families affected by Krishna river flood in AP's Vijayawada(12:34)
Vijayawada, Sep 28 (IANS) Even as the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada has been in spate since Sunday afternoon in the wake of a downpour, officials monitoring the situation said on Monday that around 2,000 families living in the catchment area were affected by floodwater.
- Heatwave, gusty winds heighten risk of California wildfires(12:16)
San Francisco, Sep 28 (IANS) The US National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a red flag warning for nearly all of Northern California as a heatwave combined with gusty, dry winds have heightened the risk of wildfires in the already highly-devastated region.
- Teen mauled to death by leopard in UP(09:50)
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 28 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard near the Dudhwa forest range in Dhaurahra area of Lakhimpur Kheri district.
- 'SAATHI' to assist hospitality industry to boost tourism(20:45)
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) To assist the hospitality industry in their preparedness to continue operations safely and mitigate risks arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism has partnered with the Quality Council of India (QCI) to assist the industry through an initiative called SAATHI.
- Punjab provides 23,500 machines for paddy straw management(17:36)
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) In a series of measures to check stubble burning in the ongoing kharif season, the Punjab government has appointed 8,000 nodal officers in villages, besides giving 23,500 machines to farmers for management of paddy straw at the spot itself.
- NTPC invites bids for biomass pellet procurement(15:14)
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) State-run NTPC Ltd has invited bids for procurement of biomass pellets for its various thermal plants on domestic competitive basis (DCB) as part of its endeavour to reduce burning of crop residue on farmlands that cause air pollution.
- 10 Andhra districts register excess rainfall in 4 months(15:00)
Amaravati, Sep 27 (IANS) Ten Andhra Pradesh districts have received excess rainfall in the past four months till September 26, barring Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram with normal rainfall and Srikakulam being the lone deficient district.
- Sad state of Yamuna pains green warriors (World Rivers Day)(12:31)
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) River lovers and green activists in Agra on Sunday celebrated the World Rivers Day, at the Etmauddaula view-point park, by cleaning up a stretch of Yamuna bank and taking out a rally to demand a comprehensive National Rivers policy along with constitution of a Central Rivers Authority to manage major rivers of India.
- Three booked for killing dog, dragging carcass around(10:09)
Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 27 (IANS) Three persons have been booked by the Hathras police for allegedly beating a stray dog to death and then dragging its carcass in the area to "scare away the other canines".
- Heavy rains force evacuation of 200 people in AP's Nandyal(22:55)
Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 26 (IANS) As many as 200 people have been evacuated from Nandyal town and its vicinity in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district following heavy rainfall even as the district officials appealed to people to abandon low-lying areas and seek refuge in government shelters.
- Heavy rains lash Hyderabad, other areas in Telangana(18:12)
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to lash Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana for the second consecutive day on Saturday, inundating low-lying areas, disrupting vehicular movement, and throwing normal life out of gear.
- Toxic waste dumping in Gurugram village hurting environment(17:10)
Gurugram, Sep 26 (IANS) The lack of facilities for proper disposal of biological waste is a challenge in India and contributes a lot to pollution and contamination of ground water resources. One such instance has come to light in a Gurugram village, with frightening consequences for the groundwater, local residents and animals.
- Boarding burning oil tanker saved marine environment: Coast Guard(16:28)
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Boarding the burning as well as intermittently exploding 'MT New Diamond' - a very large oil tanker holding about 300,000 tonnes of crude - and connecting it to a tow to arrest its drift towards the Sri Lankan coast and positioning it into the wind was the turning point in saving the tanker as well as the marine environment, said the Indian Coast Guard.
- Another earthquake jolts Jammu and Kashmir(13:11)
Srinagar, Sep 26 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday even though the impact was felt only in Srinagar city and adjoining areas.