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NGT imposes Rs 50 crore fine on Delhi government

Oct 16, 2018 New Delhi:The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 50 crore on the Delhi government for not taking action against illegal, polluting steel-pickling units in the national capital’s…

Sunny Monday but air quality dips in Delhi

Oct 15, 2018 New Delhi: It was a sunny Monday morning in the national capital that witnessed poor air quality as the minimum temperature was recorded two notches below the season’s average at 17 degrees…

22 killed in Indonesia flash floods, landslides

Oct 13, 2018 Jakarta: At least 22 people including children were killed and 15 others wounded as flash floods and landslides struck West and North Sumatra provinces of Indonesia, officials said on Saturday. The disaster…

Cyclone Titli triggers flood-like situation in Odisha

Oct 12, 2018 Bhubaneswar:Heavy rains triggered by the Titli severe cyclonic storm has caused flood-like situations in several districts of Odisha on Friday. The situation remains vulnerable, especially in Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajapati districts where…

8 die as cyclone Titli batters Andhra, Odisha coast

Oct 11, 2018 Visakhapatnam/ Bhubaneswar: A very severe cyclonic storm Titli unleashed havoc in north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha on Thursday, claiming eight lives in Andhra and causing widespread destruction, officials said.…

100% organic Sikkim shortlisted for FAO’s Future Policy Award

Oct 10, 2018 United Nations: Sikkim’s achievement in becoming the world’s first totally organic agriculture state has gotten it a place on the shortlist of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy Award.…

Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle biggest ocean polluters: Report

Oct 9, 2018 Manila: Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestle are among the companies that contribute most to ocean pollution with single-use plastics, according to a study presented on Tuesday by the “Break Free from Plastic” initiative.…

Hurricane Michael batters Cuba

Oct 9, 2018 Havana:Hurricane Michael has battered west Cuba with strong winds and heavy rains as it whipped through the Yucatan Channel on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, where it may turn into…

Europe needs to step up climate action: Environmental group

Oct 8, 2018 Brussels: A day ahead of the European Union Environment Ministers’ meeting expected to adopt the EU’s position for the UN Climate Summit (COP24) in December, the world’s leading body of climate scientists…

US sends Marine troops to Syria to fight IS

Oct 4 , 2018 Damascus:A US aircraft has brought Marine forces to the battle against the last pocket of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, a war monitor reported. The…

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