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GRAP-pling with pollution: NCR gets into action 15 days before deadline

Noida, Oct 2 (IANS) To combat air pollution, Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) has been implemented in the National Capital Region (NCR), 15 days in advance. Under GRAP’s imposition, if the AQI is over 300, then…

No fuel at Delhi petrol pumps without PUC certificate from Oct 25

New Delhi: Refuelling at petrol pumps in the national capital will not be possible without Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate from October 25, the AAP government said on Saturday. “In a bid to curb vehicular…

Riverbed areas on alert as Yamuna crosses danger mark in Delhi

New Delhi: An alert was sounded in the riverbed areas of the capital on Tuesday after the Yamuna crossed the evacuation level and started flowing above the danger mark following three days of incessant rainfall. The…

Kaziranga ‘evening safari’: Assam CM, Sadhguru didn’t defy law, says official

Guwahati: Amid the row over violation of the Wildlife (Protection) Act by driving a safari vehicle inside the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR) in Assam beyond the scheduled time by Chief…

Human price of shrinking forests: Odisha tops casualties inflicted by elephants

  Bhubaneswar: It seems that there is no end to the ongoing human-animal conflict in Odisha as the eastern state has reported the countrys highest number of human casualties in elephant attacks during the past…

Deforestation stoking man-animal battles; UP sees over 36 deaths in big cat attacks since 2020

Lucknow: Increased man-animal conflict in and around the three main tiger reserves in Uttar Pradesh have emerged as a major cause for concern in recent years. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR), Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) and…

Gurugram: Underpasses, subways closed for NMT amid heavy downpour

Gurugram: Incessant rain continued to lash Gurugram for the third day on Saturday leading to severe waterlogging and disrupting traffic in several areas. Owing to the downpour, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has closed all…

Amangarh Tiger Reserve in UP likely to open from November

Lucknow: The Amangarh Tiger Reserve (ATR) in Uttar Pradesh is likely to open for public from mid-November this year. A proposal to this effect has already been sent to the state government. The Amangarh Tiger…

PM advises E&F ministry to set parameters for clearing projects

Narmada: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday advised the Environment and Forest departments to set parameters to give early clearances to the environment and forest-related projects. The Prime Minister said for clearance 6,000 projects applications…

Massive traffic jams across Delhi after overnight rain

New Delhi: Vehicles in the national capital were moving at a snail’s pace at various places as roads were clogged with heavy traffic jams on Friday morning following the overnight incessant rain. According to the…

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