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Death toll in Indonesian landslides reach 31
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) The death toll due to the landslides in Indonesia's West Java province has risen to 31, the National Search and Rescue Agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
IIT-BHU signs pact for coal research
Varanasi (UP), Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, with the support of the Northern Coalfields Limited under an MoU with them, is going to establish a new research centre at the oldest mining engineering department in the country which came into existence in 1923.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi govt aims to reduce 5MT carbon emissions
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Efforts are being made to reduce the increasing pollution levels in the national capital by improving the transport system in the state. The Delhi government believes that by improving the transport system as well as reducing traffic jams, harmful particles such as PM10 and PM2.5 which cause air pollution could be reduced by up to 5 million tonnes.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Another spell of light snow, rain likely in J&K soon
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Weather office said on Sunday that light to moderate snowfall in the higher reaches and rain in the plains of Jammu and Kashmir is likely to occur from the evening of January 22 to January 25.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 56
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) The number of casualties due to the 6.2-magnitude earthquake which struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has increased to to 56, country's National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Forest fires in Chile consume over 3,200 hectares
Santiago, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Emergency Office of the Chilean Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (ONEMI) reported that 3,230 hectares of land have been consumed by forest fires in the past two days in the Valparaiso region.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Iraq,Environment/Wildlife
Leopard electrocuted in UP
Aligarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A leopard was allegedly electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district when the animal came in contact with the wiring placed on a fence in a potato field by a farmer.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fogged out: Low visibility at IGIA leads to over 40 flight delays
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Dense fog-induced low visibility conditions led to delay of over 40 flights from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tamil Nadu CM, Dy CM flag off Alanganallur Jallikattu
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Saturday flagged off the famed Jallikattu - bull taming sport - in Alanganallur in Madurai district.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
World's oceans continue to warm, despite reduced carbon emissions
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Despite reductions in global carbon emissions due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the world's oceans in 2020 were the warmest in recorded history, according to a new study.
2021-01-16
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Dense fog, zero visibility in Delhi, Lucknow, Amritsar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi, Lucknow and Amritsar witnessed dense fog on Saturday morning with zero visibility due to variable and calm lower-level winds, and the fog is likely to persist on Sunday as well.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Foggy morning affects life in J&K amid intense cold wave
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Dense fog and mist added to extreme cold in J&K on Saturday as the weather office forecast no major change during the next five days in the prevailing weather conditions.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
How dolphins are anchoring Chilika lake tourism amid pandemic
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) A dolphin jumps out of the brackish waters of Odisha's famed Chilika lake and is the cynosure for all eyes on a boat on the lagoon.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Wild buffalo shot dead after it killed two people in Assam
Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) A wild buffalo was shot dead by security personnel after it killed two people and injured two others in Biswanath district in northern Assam bordering Arunachal Pradesh, officials said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Leopard 'plays' with motorists in Himachal, raises concern
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Videos of a well-built leopard 'playing' with motorists in Himachal Pradesh's Tirthan Valley located in interiors of Kullu district has raised concern among wildlife experts.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian girl in Dubai helps recycle e-waste
Dubai, Jan 15 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl based in Dubai has launched a campaign via which she has helped collect more than 25 tonnes of e-waste for recycling in more than four years, a media report said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
3 killed after 6.2-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia
Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 24 others injured after a 6.2-magnitude quake jolted Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday, the National Disaster Management Agency said.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
S Delhi may face 15-hr disruption in water supply on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) People living in several parts of South Delhi will not get water supply from Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Friday evening and then again on Saturday morning, an official statement by Delhi JAl Board stated. As per DJBs statement, water supply will be affected owing to installation of flowmeter at G K North.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Wild buffalo kills man in Assam, angry mob sets forest office on fire
Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) An irate mob on Thursday set a forest department office on fire after a wild buffalo killed a young man in Biswanath district in northern Assam bordering Arunachal Pradesh, officials said.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nations must step up climate actions or face costs: UN report
Nairobi, Jan 14 (IANS) As temperatures rise and climate change impacts intensify, nations must urgently step up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report said on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Ganga conservation to be part of UP syllabus
Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) Students of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) will now study the Ganga conservation subject at the high school and intermediate level.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
After 25 years, Srinagar records minus 8.4 degrees at night
Srinagar, Jan 14 (IANS) Srinagar city recorded its coldest night on Thursday as the minimum temperature plummeted to minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, a record broken after 25 years.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
If chill in plains runs down your spine, head for sunny hills
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) If the chill in the plains of northern India runs down your spine these days, travel to the hills in Himachal Pradesh where the sun is shining brightly. The reason is less humidity in the hills compared to the plains where the sun is largely fogged out.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC takes up Yamuna pollution, says clean water basic right
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said pollution-free water forms a basic right under the constitutional framework as it took suo moto cognisance of the issue of contamination of rivers by sewage effluents.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bird flu: Unnatural bird deaths reported from J&K, Jharkhand
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Cases of avian influenza or bird flu have been confirmed in 10 states only, as on Wednesday, while further cases of unnatural mortality of birds have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal and four districts of Jharkhand, an official statement said.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
MDMK, MMK oppose Adani group's TN port expansion plan
Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) Two Tamil Nadu political parties on Wednesday opposed Adani group's Rs 53,031 crore Kattupalli port expansion project and demanded that it should be scrapped due to long-term impact on environment and the city residents.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
30 crows found dead in UP's Etawah
Etawah, Jan 13 (IANS) Amid the bird flu scare, about 30 crows were found dead at Navli village in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
At minus 7.8, Srinagar records coldest night after 8 years
Srinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) At minus 7.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far as the 40-day long harsh winter period, known locally as the 'Chillai Kalan', reaches its peak.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
New fissures emerge between Goa CM, Health Minister over IIT project
Panaji, Jan 12 (IANS) Political fissures appear to have developed in the Goa cabinet over the construction of a much-delayed IIT-Goa campus in North Goa's Valpoi assembly constituency, even as tremors of an old rivalry between Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane appear to be felt again in Goa's political scape.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Jammu-Srinagar highway may take 10 days to become motorable
Srinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which was closed on Sunday due to sudden collapse of a bridge continues to remain closed and may take 10 days to become motorable again, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Don't feed migratory birds: Announcements in Varanasi
Varanasi, Jan 12 (IANS) The district administration in Varanasi has banned feeding of migratory birds in the Ganga river and along the Ghats.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Threat from 'devastating' S.Australian bushfire downgraded
Adelaide, Jan 12 (IANS) The threat from a fast-moving bushfire in the state of South Australia (SA) has eased after thousands of hectares of land were burned, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-01-12
Category: International, South Africa,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
UP farmers export 30 metric tonnes of green chillies, tomatoes to B'desh, Nepal
Lucknow, Jan 12 (IANS) Farmers from Ghazipur district have exported 30 metric tonnes of green chillies and tomatoes to Bangladesh and Nepal.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
EU announces plan to preserve biodiversity
Brussels, Jan 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will invest several million euros on research in the next four years, especially on biodiversity, animal health and emerging diseases, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced here.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Belgium,Environment/Wildlife
Manatee with 'Trump' etched into its back spotted in US
San Francisco, Jan 12 (IANS) The US Fish and Wildlife Service has spotted a manatee with Trump itched into its back in the headwaters of Floridas Homosassa river ? a bizarre way to protest against the outgoing US president.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Frost bites Valley, Drass freezes rock solid at minus 28.5
Srinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) Morning fog affected pedestrian and vehicular movement in J&K on Tuesday as the gap between the maximum and the minimum temperatures narrowed down in Valley and Ladakh.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Storm Filomena grips Spain with no quick respite in sight
Madrid, Jan 12 (IANS) Almost two days after Storm Filomena battered central and eastern Spain depositing around half a metres of snow after almost 30 hours of continuous snowfall, the country is still struggling to return to normality.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
7 crows found dead in Karnataka, triggers bird flu panic
Mangaluru, Jan 12 (IANS) Amid fears of bird flu spread in neighbouring Kerala, seven crows were found dead at different places in Mangaluru on Monday.
2021-01-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
EIB to support 11 Sahel nations under Great Green Wall initiative
Paris, Jan 11 (IANS) The European Investment Bank (EIB) on Monday announced that it aims to provide new financial and technical support to back sustainable agriculture, clean energy, water, infrastructure and private sector financing in 11 Sahel countries most vulnerable to a changing climate by 2025.
2021-01-11
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
Telangana's water bodies, forests under watch for sick, dead birds
Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) All water bodies and reservoirs in forests and wildlife areas in Telangana are under surveillance for sick and dead birds in the wake of bird flu cases reported in nine states in the country, the state Forest Department said on Monday.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
2-week long wildfire in Dzukou Valley doused, damage assessment soon
Kohima/Imphal, Jan 11 (IANS) The two-week long wildfire in Dzukou Valley on Nagaland-Manipur borders has been doused, and no fresh fire or smoke was visible on Monday, officials said.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain closed
Jammu, Jan 11 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which was closed for traffic due to a damaged bridge at Ramban, around 150 kilometres from Jammu, will continue to remain closed, officials said.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Lucknow Zoo shuts bird enclosure after bird flu scare
Lucknow, Jan 11 (IANS) The Lucknow Zoo, known as the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, has shut down all bird enclosures following confirmation of bird flu in samples collected from the Kanpur zoo.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Bird flu spreads in Maha; no ban on eggs, chicken yet (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Sparking huge concerns, bird-flu has entered Maharashtra in a big way after test reports confirmed the deaths of several hundreds chicken and others birds due to the H5N1 Avian influenza infection commonly known as bird flu in five districts last week, officials said here on Monday.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Shallow fog envelopes J&K plains
Jammu, Jan 11 (IANS) Shallow fog enveloped the plains of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as the weather office said the sky would clear as the day advances.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bird flu grips 18 districts of Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Jan 11 (IANS) Bird flu is causing the deaths of crows in Madhya Pradesh, according to a report. Meanwhile, the flu has gripped at least 18 districts in the state.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Leopard carcass found in UP district
Baghpat (UP), Jan 11 (IANS) The carcass of leopard has been found near railway tracks in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district.
2021-01-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Minimum temperature to fall 3-4 degree over NW India
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Minimum temperature is very likely to fall gradually by three-four degree Celsius during next three-four days, causing isolated cold wave conditions over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and north Rajasthan on January 12 and 13, the IMD said on Sunday.
2021-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
J&K LG declares 'heavy snowfall' as natural calamity under SDRF
Jammu, Jan 10 (IANS) Extending the much needed relief to the people of snow-bound areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday declared "heavy snowfall" as state specific natural calamity under the state disaster response fund (SDRF) norms.
2021-01-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Okhla Vihar turns swamp after rains, residents stuck
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy carefully places a brick in the muddy swamp-like stretch on the road for a 70-year-old man. The old man carefully balances his weight on the brick and moves to the next step to cross the swampy stretch in southeast Delhi's Okhla Vihar in Jamia Nagar.
2021-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife