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Environment

Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study

June 20, 2019 New Delhi:  Himalayan glaciers across India, China, Nepal and Bhutan have been losing the equivalent of more than a vertical foot and half of ice each year since 2000, a new comprehensive…

Environment

HC issues notices to planning agency over danger to Goa’s Baga hill

June 19, 2019 Panaji: The Bombay High Court in Goa on Wednesday issued notices to the North Goa Planning and Development Authority and other agencies over the alleged illegal cutting of forested cover and construction…

Rain expected in Delhi-NCR in next 48 hours

June 19, 2019 New Delhi:  Rainfall in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday has brought some relief from the scorching heat as the temperature dropped significantly in the region. The Met department is expecting…

Heatwave kills 90 people in last 72 hours in Bihar

June 18, 2019 Patna: Severe heatwave killed 12 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past three days to 90, official said on Tuesday. However unofficially, the…

Environment

Environment issues not justifiable: Rawat on Auli wedding

June 18, 2019 Dehradun:  Amidst environmental concerns over the impending wedding extravaganza of the controversial Gupta brothers’ two sons in Auli, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday strongly defended the high profile marriage…

Environment

Greenland loses over 2 bn tonnes of ice in a day

June 16, 2019 New York: In a sign that this year could once again set records for loss in Greenland ice, researchers have found that the island’s ice sheet lost more than two gigatonnes (a…

Environment

Close to $1bn approved for environment, climate action

June 15, 2019 New Delhi: Countries have approved programmes and projects worth almost $1 billion to tackle growing threats to the environment and to help some of the earth’s most vulnerable people adapt to climate…

PM writes personal letter to village pradhans on saving rainwater

June 15, 2019 New Delhi:  Concerned about the water crisis in rural areas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a personal letter to ‘Gram Pradhans'(village chiefs) requesting them to conserve rainwater during the forthcoming monsoon.…

Environment

Environmentalist raises concerns over wedding of tycoons’ sons in Auli hills

June 12, 2019 Ghaziabad: A Ghaziabad-based environmentalist has written to Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar expressing concern over the upcoming wedding of the sons of two South Africa-based controversial tycoon brothers in the ski destination…

Cyclone Vayu to hit Gujarat on Thursday, thousands being evacuated

June 11, 2019 Ahmedabad: Even as severe heat wave conditions prevailed, Gujarat is readying for Cyclone Vayu that is likely to make a landfall on the state’s coast on Thursday, while teams of state and…

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