- Summer showers cool Bengaluru on Sunday, more expected(19:32)
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Amid scorching summer temperatures in most southern states where mercury is peaking in the mid-40s Celsius, heavy rain lashed Bengaluru on Sunday, bringing in rainfall of 35.4 mm, an official said on Monday.
- Now, drones and planes to fight locust menace in Rajasthan(16:35)
By Archana Sharma
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) It is for the first time that drones and planes will be used to fight the locust attack in Rajasthan, said B.R. Karwa, project director, Agricultural Technology Management Agency, here on Monday.
- Seize LG Polymers premises, orders Andhra HC over gas leak(23:18)
Amaravati, May 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered that the premises of LG Polymers in Visakhapatnam be seized in the case relating to gas leakage from the plant which claimed 12 lives and affected hundreds of others on May 7.
- Delhi's power demand crosses 5K MW first time this season(21:16)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the power demand in the national capital has seen a drastic drop of about 50 per cent, but, on Sunday, it crossed the 5,000 MW mark for the first time in the season, data from State Load Dispatch Centre said.
- Locusts reach Jhansi, officials on alert(09:48)
Jhansi (UP), May 24 (IANS) A sudden movement of a swarm of locusts spotted on the outskirts of Jhansi district on Saturday evening, has put the district administration on alert.
- Urgent action needed to safeguard biodiversity: UN report(16:46)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, the latest edition of UN's The State of the World's Forests released on Friday said.
- Heatwave in UP, Rajasthan till Monday(09:50)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department on Friday forecast heat wave condition for Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan till Monday while a day less in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana.
- States want early notification on eco-sensitive area of Western Ghats(22:07)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Thursday interacted with Chief Ministers, Cabinet ministers and government officers of six states on issues relating to a notification on Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) of Western Ghats.
- Cyclone 'Amphan': MHA teams to assess damages in WB, Odisha(16:38)
By Rajnish Singh
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) As cyclone 'Amphan' is currently whirling at a speed of 70 kmph over Bangladesh a day after leaving a trail of devastation across a wide swath of West Bengal and Odisha, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is setting up special teams to visit these states and assess the damages.
- Amphan roars over B'desh, to weaken in few hours(13:49)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A day after killing 12 people in West Bengal, Cyclone Amphan is currently whirling at a speed of 70 kmph over Bangladesh but is slated to weaken into a Deep Depression and gradually into a Depression in few hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.
- Tiger carcass found in Pilibhit Reserve(12:42)
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) Less than a fortnight after a tiger was found dead in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR), the decomposed carcass of another tiger was found on Wednesday in the reserve.
- Heat kills thousands of Australians yearly: Study(10:24)
Canberra, May 21 (IANS) Australian researchers have called to add climate change as an official cause of death after a study published on Thursday found that heat-related deaths have been under-reported in the country.
- Savage cyclone Amphan weakens, centres over B'Desh(09:47)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A day of killing 12 people after barrelling in from the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds up to 185 kmph, severe cyclonic storm Amphan on Thursday weakened and lay centered over Bangladesh about 270 north-northeastwards of Kolkata with a wind speed of 27 kmph.