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Air quality improving as stubble burning ending: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday again said that the air pollution in the national capital is due to stubble burning and added as the farm fires are coming to an end, the air quality is improving.
2019-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi: Most polluted city in the world on Friday
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Delhi has earned the dubious distinction of becoming the most polluted major city in the world with an air quality index (AQI) of 527 on Friday, as per data by Air Visual on the World AQI rankings.
2019-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Decision on Odd-Even extension on Monday: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the government will take a decision on extension of the Odd-Even scheme on Monday.
2019-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Venice flooded by highest tide in more than 50 years
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Venice has been hit by its highest tide in more than 50 years, leaving much of the Italian city under water and at least two persons dead, a media report said.
2019-11-14
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Landslides close Jammu Srinagar highway
Srinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) After opening briefly on Saturday, the Jammu Srinagar highway was again blocked on Sunday due to landslides triggered by rains at Digdol, 150 kilometres from Jammu.
2019-11-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
G20 nations need to amp up emission cut targets: Report
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Carbon emissions from the world's 20 biggest economies, including India, are rising, and the countries have to increase their emission targets that will put them on track to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a report by Climate Transparency said on Monday.
2019-11-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bulbul storm: Rainfall, gale-force winds in coastal Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) Amidst a high alert declared in the coastal districts, moderate to heavy rainfall with gale-force wind speeds of 70-80 kmh gusting to 90 kmh was reported from the coastal areas of southern West Bengal, as the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Bulbul' lay centred 140 kms south-southwest of Sagar island on Saturday morning, the Met department said.
2019-11-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Snowfall in Kashmir damages apple orchards, cripples life
Srinagar, Nov 8 (IANS) Heavy snowfall over the past 36 hours has caused massive damage to apple trees as life was thrown out of gear in the Kashmir Valley for the second day on Friday.
2019-11-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Woes mount as Kashmir gets season's 1st snowfall
Srinagar, Nov 7 (IANS) Kashmir witnessed its first snowfall of the season, plunging the mercury to sub-zero in Gulmarg and bringing woes galore as major disruptions are reported on roads, in power supply, besides air traffic being hit. The Met forecasts rain starting Thursday night and continuing on Friday.
2019-11-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi AQI improves, down to 'very poor' after a week
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The toxic smog hovering over Delhi lifted on Tuesday morning with bright sunshine and wind speeds aiding dispersion of pollutants, and pollution levels coming down considerably from "severe" to "very poor" category after almost a week.
2019-11-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 31,400 displaced due to quakes in Philippines
Manila, Nov 4 (IANS) More than 31,400 people have been displaced from their homes by the two massive earthquakes measuring 6.6 and 6.5 on the Richter Scale that jolted Mindanao Island in the Philippines last week, the government said on Monday.
2019-11-04
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Not exempted from Odd-Even, Delhi ministers pool, cycle to work
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Top Delhi Cabinet Ministers led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were seen car pooling and cycling their way to the Secretariat as the third Odd-Even car rationing scheme kicked-off on Monday morning. The ministers are not exempted from the scheme.
2019-11-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'Severe' Delhi air emergency may dissipate over weekend
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The severe air pollution causing health emergency in Delhi that has grabbed international headlines, may dissipate by Saturday-Sunday as favourable weather conditions is forecast that may cause a slow recovery in its air quality index (AQI).
2019-11-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC asks Delhi govt to consider pleas over Odd-Even plan
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Delhi government to consider representation of various petitioners who have challenged the third edition of the Odd-Even scheme that will take place between November 4 and 15.
2019-11-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Bad air cutting lives short by 7 yrs in Hindi heartland'
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) A new analysis of the air quality life index (AQLI) on Thursday showed the average citizen living in the Indo-Gangetic plain region can expect to lose about seven years of life expectancy. Particulate pollution is high in Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi's air pollution due to rampant construction: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Terming the AAP's proposed protest against stubble-burning in the national capital an obvious political stunt with an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections there, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday lashed out at his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal over his "brazen lies on the grave issue of air pollution".
2019-10-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Delhi air pollution, noise levels lower than last Diwali: CPCB
Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The capital city witnessed less air pollution this Diwali in terms of both gaseous and particulate matter, with both PM 2.5 and PM 10 counts coming lower compared to last year.
2019-10-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi AQI at 206, much better than Tuesday, data shows
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) There has been a sharp improvement in Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning even as smog covered the city skyline.
2019-10-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Orange alert in northern China over air pollution concerns
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) Fearing high amounts of air pollution forecast for Friday, authorities in Chinas northern Hebei province which includes the capital Beijing issued the second-highest level of alert on Wednesday, according to the local environment bureau.
2019-10-30
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi AQI turns hazardous from Tuesday afternoon
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Delhi's air quality index (AQI) has turned hazardous with thick haze covering the city and the AQI index shooting up sharply on Tuesday evening.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Diwali night saw sudden change in pollution level
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Air in Delhi this year was much cleaner before Diwali compared with 2018. But on the Diwali night, the peak level of pollution was somewhat similar to that of 2018, due to bursting of firecrackers.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Diwali pollution lowest in 5 years: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hailed the people for bursting less firecrackers this Diwali and said pollution levels in the national capital were the lowest in five years.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi air quality becomes severe after Diwali night
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi became severe on Monday for the first time this season after Diwali celebrations.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Delhi pollution level in 'hazardous' zone on Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The pollution entered the "hazardous" zone during Diwali in the national capital on Sunday. The air quality index (AQI) was 763, the highest, at the National Malaria Institute in Dwarka (West Delhi); 407 at the ITI Jahangirpuri (North Delhi), 313 at Shrinivaspuri (South Delhi).
2019-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Post-monsoon season in 2019 gets highest rain in 5 years
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) India has received the highest rainfall in the post-monsoon season beginning October 1 in 2019, as compared to the last five years.
2019-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cyclonic storm 'Kyarr' may hit Diwali in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Oct 26 (IANS) The cyclonic storm Kyarr may dampen Diwali festivities as the weather office has forecast heavy rains and gusty winds in Karnataka on Sunday.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab slashes VAT on natural gas from 14.3% to 3%
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) In a move that will scale up revenue generation significantly and reduce environmental pollution by encouraging industry to shift to natural gas, the Punjab government on Friday notified reduction in VAT on natural gas in gaseous state, other than compressed natural gas, from 14.3 to 3 per cent.
2019-10-25
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
More use of rooftop solar benefits discoms: BSES-CEEW study
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Power distribution companies (discoms) can enjoy net gains of upto 22 paise for every unit of electricity generated through solar rooftops, according to a study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and Delhi discom BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL), BSES announced on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Struck by storm, naphtha carrying tanker drifts towards Panaji
Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) An unmanned tanker believed to be carrying a cargo of naphtha, anchored at the Mormugao Port Trust in South Goa, has begun to drift towards the shores of the state capital, after strong winds and a rough current caused its anchor line to break on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Incessant rain affects normal life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 24 (IANS) Incessant rain triggered by a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal threw normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Snow leopard counting to begin, plan to double numbers
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that a protocol has been decided among the member countries to be the roadmap for enumeration of snow leopards.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Animal bones found in stomaches of Goa stray cattle
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) Days after Goa's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo claimed that stray cattle in the state's coastal belt have "turned non-vegetarian", trustee of a cow shelter where such animals are being relocated, has confirmed the unusual trend.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Traders oppose laser show for pollution free Delhi in CP
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Just days after the Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a laser show from October 26 to 29 at Connaught place's Central park, the traders here have started to register their protest against the event.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
AMU to tie up with wildlife dept on conservation efforts
Aligarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Research scholars in the Department of Wildlife Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, will now share their expertise with Uttar Pradesh's wildlife department. The experts will lend a helping hand in the conservation of many species on the verge of extinction in the state.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
No bar on Mumbai Metro construction in Aarey forest: SC
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that the order on status quo in Mumbai's Aarey colony forest area applies only to the felling of trees and there is no bar on the construction of a car shed for the Mumbai Metro.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tiger mauls farmer, forest watcher in UP's Pilibhit
Pilibhit, Oct 21 (IANS) A 50-year-old farmer was injured when a tiger pounced on him while he was working in his paddy field adjacent to the Haripur forest range in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR).
2019-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trash4Cash to fetch you entry to Goa jamboree! Hurry up
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Old newspapers, empty cigarette packets and ubiquitous packets of potato chips can fetch you a ticket to a jamboree, the 'LalaLand Festival' in Goa, which is aimed at promoting crossover art forms, sustainable innovations, new experiences and global trends.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Goa stray cattle turning non-vegetarian: BJP Minister
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Stray cattle in Goa's tourism savvy coastal belt, which includes popular beach villages like Calangute and Candolim, have "turned non-vegetarian" and only eat scraps of chicken and fried fish, claims the state's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
AAP urges CPCB to publish report on air pollution factors
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said the Central Pollution Control Board has blamed the people of the national capital for a surge in pollution levels in the city.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Swimming banned off Goa beaches for 48 hours amid heavy rain
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) Swimming has been banned off Goa's beaches for 48 hours after the India Meteorological Department on Friday issued a warning about heavy rain and gusty winds in several parts of the coastal state.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
No more chilli attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Oct 17 (IANS) After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilli bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
No more chilly attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Oct 17 (IANS) After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilly bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Face task of handling 20 mn tons paddy straw, Punjab to NGT
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Punjab, which has a large area under paddy cultivation producing around 20 million tons of paddy, is having to cope with managing a similar amount of paddy residue of 20 million tons.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana increasing maize area to reduce stubble burning
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Haryana is taking a number of steps to curtail crop residue burning, including diversifying rice area to maize crop and daily monitoring of fire burning incidents.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cow numbers in India see sharp increase since 2012
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) There has been a sharp jump, by 18 per cent, in the number of cows in the country, as per the latest livestock census report released on Wednesday, over the previous enumeration done in 2012.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Exide Industries forays into manufacturing of e-rickshaws
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Exide Industries Ltd, the country's largest stored energy solutions provider, announced its entry into India's burgeoning e-rickshaw market by launching its first model on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kiwis to take part in world's biggest earthquake drill
Wellington, Oct 16 (IANS) New Zealand Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare said on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders will join about 65 million people around the globe in ShakeOut, the world's biggest earthquake drill on Thursday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Tourists to fill up safety bond at Dudhwa National Park now
Lakhimpur, Oct 16 (IANS) Visitors to the Dudhwa National Park in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh will now be required to fill up a bond saying that in event of any mishap, they would alone be responsible for the consequences.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi urges Centre to share SAFAR's data to check pollution
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) As the air quality in the national capital started deteriorating, Delhi Environment Minister Kailash Gehlot on Tuesday wrote to Union Minister of Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan requesting for sharing data and technology of the ministry's System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to ascertain the causes of pollution in the city during winter.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
White male tiger Subhranshu dies at Odisha zoo
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) A five-year-old white male tiger died at the Nandankanan Zoological Park due to liver-related ailments on Tuesday, said an official.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife