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Assam flood situation grim, 59 lives lost, 33 lakh affected
Guwahati, July 14 (IANS) At least nine more people were killed in five districts of flood-ravaged Assam on Tuesday, increasing the state's death toll due to the deluge to 59 even as 28 of its 33 districts waged a grim battle amid sufferings of around 33 lakh people, officials said.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam's Kaziranga park flooded, 51 animals killed, 102 rescued
Guwahati, July 14 (IANS) Flood in different parts of Assam inundated large swathes of land in Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage site, killing at least 51 wild animals though 102 animals have been rescued, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Bengaluru zoo shut during Covid lockdown
Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) The Bengaluru zoo will be shut during the citywide lockdown from July 14 to 22 amid a spike in Covid cases, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Assam flood situation worsensdeteriorates; 50 dead, 24 lakh hit
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) With six more deaths in Assam on Monday, the death toll in the ongoing floods has risen to 50 while the situation was deteriorating in 27 of the state's 33 districts affecting around 24 lakh people, officials said.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Assam oil well fire, leakage may be checked in 4-5 days (IANS Exclusive)
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) The leaking oil & gas well of the state-owned Oil India (OIL) in Assam is expected to be capped and the fire in one of the wells doused in four-five days, according to a top official here on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi breathes easy as air quality improves to 'Good'
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital improved drastically on Monday, with the particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 and 10 microns, which are too small to be filtered out of the body, mounting to 49 and 22 micrograms per cubic.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Railways on track to go green by 2030 with many initiatives
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) In a bid to make itself carbon-free by 2030, the Indian Railways has initiated a number of major initiatives to mitigate global warming and combat climate change.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 7K illegal borewells sealed in Delhi: DPCB to NGT
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) As many as 19,661 illegal borewells have been identified in the national capital, out of which over 7,248 have been sealed and the rest will be shuttered in three months, the Delhi Pollution Control Board told the National Green Tribunal on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Second wave of floods feared in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) Bangladesh State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Enamur Rahman said that at least 23 districts were predicted to experience a second wave of floods with the rise of water levels in major rivers due to heavy rains.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Assam flood situation worsens; 13 lakh affected, toll at 44
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam worsened further on Sunday with two more persons losing their lives in the deluge in Nagaon district, taking the death toll to 44 in the state, while the situation deteriorated across 24 of the 33 districts, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
India leading successful fight against COVID-19: Shah
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said India was leading a successful fight in managing the coronavirus pandemic at a time when health services of most countries were collapsing.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
China raises flood response to 2nd-highest level
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) China on Sunday raised the emergency response for flood control to Level II, the second-highest in the response system, as heavy rains continued to lash vast stretches of the country.
2020-07-12
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Why Covid-19 virus is not killing bats or making them sick
New York, July 12 (IANS) Bats which are the carrier of deadly viruses that affect humans like Ebola, rabies, and possibly the SARS-CoV-2 strain of virus that causes coronavirus. However, these viruses have not killed bats but humans.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Leopard enters house in UP district, beaten unconscious
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), July 12 (IANS) Two persons were injured when a leopard entered the house of one Murtaza Ali of Thakurdwara colony in Moradabad and attacked Murtaza and his mother.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka to seek green nod for Mahadayi water project
Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) Karnataka will soon re-submit the Mahadayi river project to the central government for environment clearance. The project would help supply water to four drought-prone Karnataka districts in the northwest region, an official said, here on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tiger census sets Guinness Record for world's largest camera trap survey
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The fourth cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation 2018, results of which were declared to the nation on Global Tiger Day last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has now entered the Guinness World Record for being the world's largest camera trap wildlife survey.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
11 dead, 23 missing in Nepal landslides
Kathmandu, July 11 (IANS) Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed the lives of 11 people in Nepal's Myagdi district, while search efforts continued on Saturday for 23 missing persons.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tropical storm makes landfall in New Jersey
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Tropical Storm Fay made landfall near Atlantic City in New Jersey, leaving thousands without power in the eastern US state, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
2020-07-11
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Amazon rainforest registers record deforestation in June
Brasilia, July 11 (IANS) Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has hit a monthly record of 1,034.4 square kilometres in June, the government reported.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife
California wildfire 90% contained
San Francisco, July 11 (IANS) A wildfire near Gilroy, a city in Northern California, has almost been fully, and all road closures in the area were called off as minimal fire activity was expected, officials said.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife
HC lauds Haryana's crop diversification scheme
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The decision of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to promote crop diversification got a major boost when the Punjab & Haryana High Court on Friday not only set aside the request for staying the operations regarding crop diversification but also lauded the steps taken by the state.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
IMD sounds red alert for east UP, warns of extremely heavy rains
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a red warning for east Uttar Pradesh which could receive extremely heavy rainfall and intense thunderstorm and lightning.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi govt launches massive 17-day plantation campaign
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday launched a massive 17-day campaign to plant 31 lakh plants, trees and shrubs across the national capital. He said that the city government is set to initiate early steps to tackle air pollution caused by stubble burning in the neighbouring states.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NGT seeks action-taken report on waste dumping in J&K's Wular lake
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district to submit an action-taken report on alleged dumping of municipal solid waste in Wular Lake around Ningli Tarzoo.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Minor among four killed in Arunachal landslides
Itanagar, July 10 (IANS) At least four people, including a minor, of a family were buried alive in a landslide in northeastern Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM dedicates Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project to nation
Rewa, July 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project, to the nation via video conference on Friday. It is Asia's largest power project.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tropical storm to bring heavy rain, winds to US East Coast
New York, July 10 (IANS) Newly-formed Tropical storm Fay, located about 113 km northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, is expected to bring "heavy rainfall and gusty winds" to the US East Coast, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
PM inaugurates 750-MW solar power project in MP's Rewa (Ld)
Delhi/Rewa, July 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday dedicated to the nation a 750-MW solar project - said to be Asias biggest -- at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh through videoconference from Delhi.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
PM inaugurates 750-MW solar power project in MP's Rewa
Delhi/Rewa, July 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday dedicated to the nation a 750-MW solar project ? said to be Asias biggest -- at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh through videoconference from Delhi.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rains bring relief from scorching heat in Agra
Agra, July 9 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Agra on Thursday, bringing respite from the hot and humid conditions in the city.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Recover sewage charges from households: NGT to Delhi govt
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed Delhi government to levy and recover sewage charges from all households for discharge of untreated effluents into river Yamuna.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rising global temperature creates 'enormous challenge' for meeting climate goals
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above the levels it was before the industrial era in each of the ensuing five years and there is a chance that it may exceed 1.5 degrees in at least one year, according to an analysis published by the World Meteorological Organization.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
K'taka, Maha setting up panel to manage floods in monsoon
Bengaluru, July 9 (IANS) Karnataka and Maharashtra would set up a joint committee to manage floods in the Krishna river basin during the monsoon when heavy rains lash both states, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Damini' app can protect against lightning: UP govt
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has issued an advisory to farmers, asking them to install the 'Damini' app on their mobile phones.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UK unrolls 30 bn pound Covid response plan for 'green recovery'
London, July 8 (IANS) UK's 30 billion pound Covid-19 response plan, announced on Wednesday by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, includes an additional three billion pound investments in energy efficiency schemes in 2020-21, taking the overall low carbon investments to about 20 billion pounds.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Environment/Wildlife
K'taka, Maha to discuss steps to control flood situation
Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi would discuss measures to control the flood situation during the southwest monsoon rains with his Maharashtra counterpart Jayant Patil, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
LG Polymers CEO, 11 others arrested for Vizag gas leak
Visakhapatnam, July 7 (IANS) LG Polymers Managing Director and CEO, Sunkey Jeong and Technical Director D.S. Kim were among 12 officials of the company arrested by Visakhapatnam police on Tuesday, in connection with the styrene gas leak tragedy that left 15 dead and hundreds hospitalised in May this year.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Power industry seeks govt support for extending FGD deadline
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The power committee of industry body FICCI has sought the government's help for installation of Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) at operational Independent Power Producers (IPP) and Captive Power Producers (CPP).
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
World Bank provides $400 mn to enhance support for Namami Gange
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Indian government and the World Bank on Tuesday signed a loan agreement to enhance support for the Namami Gange programme that seeks to rejuvenate the Ganga.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Climate change, pandemic teach us to work together: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, July 7 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Tuesday that climate change and the current Covid-19 pandemic are challenges which teach us to work together to create a peaceful world.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
52 killed in Japan due to torrential rain
Tokyo, July 7 (IANS) The death toll due to the torrential rain in Japan's Kyushu region increased to 52 on Tuesday, with the government issuing its highest alert as the Chikugo river in Oita prefecture overflowed.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Monsoon active in plains, showers in parts of north India
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The monsoon continues to remain active in the plains across the country though sluggishness persists in northwest India. However, there is a possibility of rain in some places in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh and south and east Rajasthan in the next 24 hours.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Gas leaks: Deposit money with Andhra officials, NGT tells 2 firms
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed two companies in Andhra Pradesh to deposit with Visakhapatnam and Kurnool district authorities within two week the compensation amount to given to kin of those who died and those affected by the toxic gas leaks last month.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
California wildfire grows to 2,000 acres
San Francisco, July 7 (IANS) A wildfire has grown to 2,000 acres in the hills east of Gilroy, Northern California, officials said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
6.1-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued
Jakarta, July 7 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia's western Central Java province on Tuesday morning, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. It, however, did not issue a warning for tsunami.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Black panther spotted in Karnataka's Nagarhole Tiger Reserve
Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) A forest range officer (FRO) in Karnataka's Nagarhole Tiger Reserve (NTR) on Monday spotted a black panther at a time when two photographs of a similar big cat have gone viral on social media.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha aims to produce 1,500 MW solar power by 2022
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) The Odisha government has set a target to enhance solar power production capacity to 1,500 MW by 2022, said an official on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Yellow alert in coastal K'taka with forecast of heavy rains
Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) Coastal Karnataka will witness widespread rainfall with lesser intensity for the next two days after which intensity will pick up, an official said on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
PETA seeks closure of illegal wet-markets to prevent another pandemic
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India on Monday released a video footage recorded at wet markets across the country revealing dog slaughter, wildlife-meat trade, and shockingly filthy conditions.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Japan braces for more rain as death toll reaches 37 (Ld)
Tokyo, July 6 (IANS) Japan is bracing for more heavy rain after a weekend of flooding left at least 37 people dead, with 13 others reported missing in the island of Kyushu, officials said on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics