- Man completes 800 km backwards walking to save forest(18:36)
Jakarta, Aug 23 (IANS) An Indonesian man on Friday completed an incredible feat of walking backwards nearly 800 kilometres from his village in eastern Java to capital Jakarta to raise awareness about deforestation and seek the government's help in saving a forest in his home province.
- Rains likely in Delhi-NCR, Odisha over the weekend(11:28)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rains are likely across Delhi-NCR over the weekend and heavy showers are predicted in Odisha, Kerala and Karnataka the next 48 hours owing to the movement of a cyclonic development over the Bay of Bengal, the Met Department said on Friday.
- 16 retail fashion brands commit to sustainability(23:56)
By Puja Gupta
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Sixteen retail fashion brands have signed the Su.Re (sustainability resolution) project launched by the Textile Ministry, IMG Reliance and Clothing Manufacturers Association Of India (CMAI).
- Andhra HC suspends pre-closure orders on Polavaram(23:20)
Amaravati, Aug 22 (IANS) In a setback to the YSRCP government, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday suspended pre-closure orders to Navayuga Engineering Company for developing a hydroelectric station as part of the multipurpose Polavaram project.
- SC asks NHAI to defend Salem-Chennai highway(23:10)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) as to how it will defend the Rs 10,000 crore eight-lane Salem-Chennai highway, a part of the 'Bharatmala Pariyojana', which is a scheme envisaged to cut the travel time between the two cities by half.
- 1 lakh LED streetlights in Kolkata, Bidhannagar(23:02)
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) In a bid to cut down on carbon emissions, the West Bengal government has decided to retrofit about one lakh smart LED streetlights in municipal corporation areas covering Kolkata and neighbouring Bidhannagar, a senior minister announced here on Thursday.
- Govt teams assessing damage in flood-hit areas: Shah(18:54)
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) Instead of waiting for reports of damage caused by recent floods in western India, the Central government has dispatched teams of officials to conduct damage assessment surveys, Union Home Minister Amit Shah told a meeting of the Western Zonal Council of states, a statement said here on Thursday.
- Punjab to canalise its rivers to prevent floods: Amarinder(17:14)
Jalandhar, Aug 22 (IANS) Reviewing the ground situation in flood-hit villages, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced his government would canalise all the rivers with technical support from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
- Fires in Amazon rainforest rage at record rate (Lead)(14:42)
Brasilia, Aug 22 (IANS) The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is experiencing a record amount of fires this year -- more than 74,000 outbreaks so far -- which is an 84 per cent increase from the same period in 2018, according to data from the country's space agency.
- Yamuna below danger mark on Thursday(12:38)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After swelling for two days, water level in the Yamuna river here has started to fall and has come down below the danger mark. However, it is still above the warning mark as it was flowing at 204.78 metres at noon, officials said on Thursday.
- Slight tremor felt in Himachal(10:06)
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) A low intensity quake was felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Thursday, an official here said. There was no loss of life.
- Nepal bans single-use plastics on Everest region(07:28)
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) Nepal will make the Everest region a plastic-free zone by 2020 by banning single-use plastics, a move that will curb excessive pollution on the highest point of the Earths surface.
- MCM to promote water conservation(23:36)
Gurugram, Aug 21 (IANS) The Millennium City Marathon (MCM) will be partnering with the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to promote water conservation.
- Renewables won't overtake coal soon in power sector: CIL(22:52)
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Iterating that renewable energy sources were unlikely to overtake coal as the major source of power generation in India any time soon, state-owned Coal India Ltd on Wednesday said the energy migration would happen "differently" in the country as compared to many other countries switching to renewables.
- Floods hit life in Punjab and Haryana, Delhi threat dips (Roundup)(20:40)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Large areas across Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday remained affected by the flood waters which have submerged crops and marooned villagers even though water levels in swollen rivers were receding, officials said. In Delhi, the Yamuna was still above the danger level, but not rising any more.
- Parks near home good for your mental health(18:18)
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Living within 300 metres of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction, says a new study.
- Allahabad High Court bans DJs for flouting noise rules(17:52)
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday banned DJs all across Uttar Pradesh. If someone violates the order, he or she can be sentenced up to five years and may have to pay a hefty fine of Rs 1 lakh.
- Vehicle pollutants up risk of common eye condition(16:10)
Taipei, Aug 21 (IANS) Long term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of the common eye condition -- age-related macular degeneration or AMD, says researchers.