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Zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs (05:52)
Indianapolis (US), Oct 22 (IANS) A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs in their pen at a zoo in the US.

Himachal achieves 66% target in providing LPG connections (20:00)
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday claimed that its 'Grihini Suvidha Yojana' (GSY) has been a success as it has achieved 66 per cent target in five months since its launch on May 26.

Air quality gets better in nearly 350 Chinese cities (18:00)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) More than half of China's cities saw air quality improve year-on-year in September, the Chinese Environment Ministry has said.

Misty Sunday morning in Delhi (09:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature settling at 17 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

Delhi's air pollution spikes, severe in some regions (20:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The National Capital saw a sudden spike in the air-pollution on Saturday, a day after Dussehera.

Delhi's Dwarka chokes as garbage burning releases toxic gases (20:37)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Residents of Dwarka sub-city on Saturday took out a protest march as open burning of garbage continued, spewing toxic fumes and worsening the air quality to "severe-plus or emergency".

CWC monitoring Brahmaputra, Siang rivers (18:40)IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Central Water Commission (CWC) officials are closely monitoring the water levels in the Brahmaputra and Siang following fears about sudden bursting of an artificial lake formed by a landslide on the Tibetan side a few days ago.

Indonesia ignored warning about soil instability before quake (18:08)
Jakarta, Oct 20 (IANS) Geologists had warned Indonesian authorities regarding soil instability in the region on Sulawesi Island that was affected by an earthquake and a tsunami in September, experts said on Saturday.

Misty Saturday morning in Delhi (09:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Saturday with minimum temperature settling at 17.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

Delhi will soon become a gas chamber: Kejriwal (23:08)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday flayed the Centre and the neighbouring state governments for their inaction to stop stubble burning and said that "Delhi will become a gas chamber".

Delhi's air very-poor, may turn severe (21:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The national Capital and the regions around it continue to suffer a "very-poor" air quality on Friday, which according to experts, may worsen due to combined effects of Dussehera and meteorological reasons such as low winds in Delhi.

North-East states alerted after landslide on Brahmaputra upstream (21:00)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian states through which the river Brahmaputra flows have been alerted to take precautionary measures following a landslide in the mainstream of the Yarlong Zangbo, as the river is known in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.

Copenhagen to host C40 Mayors Summit (17:02)
Copenhagen, Oct 19 (IANS) Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen on Friday announced to host the C40 Mayors Summit in October 2019.

MSC Cruises orders four deluxe cruise liners (13:52)
Genova (Italy), Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri said it has signed an agreement with MSC Cruises - the worlds largest privately-owned cruise company - for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships at a cost of over 2 billion euros.

Piyush Goyal to receive US university award for rural electrification effort (12:14)IANS Photo Service
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) India's Union Minister Piyush Goyal will on Friday receive the prestigious Carnot Prize from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his work for rural electrification while he held the power and renewable energy portfolios.

Indonesia quake, tsunami: 70 children still remain missing (10:53)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 70 children were still reported missing after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island last month, authorities said on Friday.

Misty Friday morning in Delhi (10:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Sunday with minimum temperature touching 17.8 degrees Celsius, the season's average.

Right policy action can help cut emissions: IEA (09:24)
Paris, Oct 19 (IANS) A global effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between now and 2040, the IEA's analysis on energy efficiency said on Friday.

Delhi government forms inspection team to check pollution (22:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With Delhi air quality worsening, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday formed an inspection team to carry out surprise checks in the capital to check air pollution violations.

NCR sees very-poor air quality, set to drop further (22:20)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The National Capital Region saw a "very-poor" air quality on Thursday, which experts believe may further deteriorate within the next two days due to weather conditions, stubble burning and festival season.

EU recognises 'need' to strengthen climate targets (19:06)
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) In response to the landmark IPCC report on global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius published last week, 28 EU heads of state and government have called upon all countries of the world to commit at the upcoming climate summit in Poland to review the levels of ambition of their Paris Agreement pledges by 2020.

Punjab CM seeks compensation to check stubble burning (17:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek compensation for farmers for avoiding stubble burning.

Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan (15:04)
Tokyo, Oct 18 (IANS) Some of Japan's famed cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, have bloomed unexpectedly this autumn, according to weather experts.

Pleasant Thursday morning in Delhi (10:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) It was a pleasant morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 18 degrees Celsius, at par with the season's average.

Death toll in cyclone-hit Odisha 57, damage put at Rs 2,200 cr (Lead) (20:26)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The death toll due to cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in Odisha has increased to 57 and the damage is estimated at Rs 2,200 crore, said an official on Wednesday.

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