Quake rocks Mizoram again, no damage, casualties
  • Quake rocks Mizoram again, no damage, casualties(22:16)
    Aizawl, July 5 (IANS) A moderate earthquake of 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Mizoram's Champhai district on Sunday afternoon, the seventh tremor to jolt the northeastern state in two weeks, officials said.
Rain clobbers Maharashtra, high alert in Konkan
  • Rain clobbers Maharashtra, high alert in Konkan(18:53)
    Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to batter coastal Konkan Maharashtra, including Mumbai, for the third consecutive day on Sunday, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued high alerts for the next two-five days, officials said.
Royal Bengal tiger dies of heart failure at Hyderabad Zoo
Meet exotic birds in live session series
  • Meet exotic birds in live session series(15:21)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, July 5 (IANSlife) The lockdown may have had us homebound, but it has opened endless virtual opportunities of e-learning and entertainment. If you a bird enthusiast, Mumbai's interactive bird park, is offering a series of four live sessions with their exotic celebrity birds - that they term 'celebirdies' - starting July 14.
Shark kills spearfishing man in Australia
15 dead in Japan floods, landslides
  • 15 dead in Japan floods, landslides(14:04)
    Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) Fifteen people have died, while nine others were reported missing in Japan's southern island of Kyushu as devastating rains have caused flooding and landslides, its was reported on Sunday.
Locusts damage over 1,100 hectares of crops in Nepal
Yogi govt to set world record in tree plantation
Hospitality Initiatives to focus on Beautiful Planet
  • Hospitality Initiatives to focus on Beautiful Planet(11:58)
    By IANSlife Features
    New Delhi, July 4 (IANSlife) Sustainability and climate change are in the spotlight as industries across sectors try and include initiatives and practices in order to go green in the interest of the environment. To that end the, RARE India in the hospitality sector has launched three campaigns with the aim of growing its community of earth loves and travel enthusiasts who believe in sustainable living.
Want permanent flood solution in Bihar, UP & NE: Shah to officials
  • Want permanent flood solution in Bihar, UP & NE: Shah to officials(22:14)
    New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a high level meeting on Friday to review preparedness of measures to deal with monsoon and flood situation in major flood-prone river basins in the country. This meeting comes in the wake of Assam experiencing devastating floods that has left 33 dead so far.
Mumbai, Konkan lashed by heavy rains; traffic hit (Lead)
  • Mumbai, Konkan lashed by heavy rains; traffic hit (Lead)(20:47)
    Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) In the current season's first major downpour, rain lashed vast areas of Maharashtra's coastal Konkan, including Mumbai, since early Friday morning, hitting road traffic movement in several parts of the city, officials said.
Moderate quake rocks Mizoram, no report of damage, casualty
Emulate Haryana for supply of drinking water: Shekhawat
  • Emulate Haryana for supply of drinking water: Shekhawat(19:52)
    Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday lauded the efforts of Haryana for swiftly moving forward to achieve the target of providing piped drinking water to all rural households in the country by 2022.
Assam fire: NGT defers deposit of Rs 25 crore fine by OIL
  • Assam fire: NGT defers deposit of Rs 25 crore fine by OIL(17:43)
    New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has deferred its direction for deposition of Rs 25 crore interim fine by the Oil India Ltd, following the gas well leakage and fire in Assam, till the actual amount and its disbursement plans are worked out.
Goa body opposes cutting of 50,000 trees for central projects
Lockdown helps metro cities achieve 95% of clean air target
  • Lockdown helps metro cities achieve 95% of clean air target(15:54)
    New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown has resulted in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru achieve 95 per cent of their 2024 National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) targets in a short span of 74 days, according to an analysis.
Mumbai lashed by heavy rain, traffic hit
  • Mumbai lashed by heavy rain, traffic hit(13:13)
    Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) In the current season's first major downpour, rain lashed vast areas of Konkan, including Mumbai since early Friday morning, hitting road traffic movement in several parts of the city, officials said.
Global e-waste surges 21% in five years: UN report
  • Global e-waste surges 21% in five years: UN report(19:18)
    New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, the UN's Global E-waste Monitor 2020 said on Thursday.
Kriti Kharbanda watches Pulkit, pet dog 'meditate'
'Urban forest' set up at CAG's office in Delhi
  • 'Urban forest' set up at CAG's office in Delhi(16:44)
    New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In a bid to control air pollution in the national capital, an urban forest has been set up in the park of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) office.
Delhi govt to launch massive plantation drive from July 10
  • Delhi govt to launch massive plantation drive from July 10(15:41)
    New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In a bid to reduce air pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government is all set to launch a campaign to plant as many as thirty-one lakh plants, trees, and shrubs across the city by July 26.
Himachal hydroelectric project achieves major feat
  • Himachal hydroelectric project achieves major feat(19:06)
    Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Acieving what they called a major milestone, authorities executing a major hydroelectricity project in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday said they have managed to connect two faces of a headrace tunnel despite high geo-thermal temperatures.
B'luru, Mysuru zoos to be shut on Sundays in Unlock 2.0
  • B'luru, Mysuru zoos to be shut on Sundays in Unlock 2.0(17:36)
    Bengaluru, July 1 (IANS) Zoos in the city and Mysuru will be closed for the public on Sundays following the state government declaring complete shutdowns on Sundays from July 5 to August 2, an official said on Wednesday.
  • Scrap draft EIA 2020, say Himachal's green activists(17:18)
    Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Green activists in Himachal Pradesh have written to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change to scrap the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020 proposed by it.
Over 97% CO2 emissions from space heating in Himalayas attributed to households
  • Over 97% CO2 emissions from space heating in Himalayas attributed to households(16:08)
    New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Over 78 per cent of the total emissions in the Indian Himalayan region are from space heating in residential dwellings in rural areas, with 71.4 per cent attributed to the northern states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir, according to a recent report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).