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Indonesia volcano erupts (14:48)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Feb 19 (IANS) The Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia's Sumatra Island erupted on Monday, spewing columns of ash as high as five km with hot ash sliding down its slope.

Clear sky in J&K cause sub-zero temperature in valley (11:42)IANS Photo Service
Jammu/Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A clear night sky led minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley to remain below the freezing point on Monday even as temperatures in the Jammu region showed further improvement.

Partly cloudy sky on Monday (09:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy sky here in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 10 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average along with very-poor air-quality across NCR on Monday.

Canadian PM visits Mathura wildlife sanctuary (07:22)IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited Mathura Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Uttar Pradesh and interacted with the its founders and staff members.

Trudeau visits rescued elephants in UP (21:04)IANS Photo Service
Mathura, Feb 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday paid a visit to rescued elephants at a care centre run by animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura and said that India's wildlife needs protection.

Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study (18:34)
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins or scaly anteaters -- one of the world's most endangered animals -- out of Central Africa.

Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon (13:52)
By Arun Kumar Das
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Railways will provide space for electric vehicle charging stations at the parking lots of train stations to promote the use of green energy.

Red alert issued in Australian state for cyclone Kelvin (11:02)
Canberra, Feb 18 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday issued a red alert in the state of Western Australia (WA) after tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall earlier in the day, bringing with it winds of up to 250 kph.

Sunny Sunday morning in Delhi (10:22)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

Sunny Sunday morning in J&K (09:40)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in Jammu and Kashmir after four days of cloudy weather, the MET department said.

Now electrical vans to ply in Shimla (18:02)IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday flagged off here an electrical van service of the state roadways.

7.2-magnitude quake jolts Mexico, no casualties reported (Lead) (10:30)IANS Photo Service
Mexico City, Feb 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Mexico, with the epicentre recorded in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

Minimum temperatures improve in J&K (09:34)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir showed improvement on Saturday due to cloud cover, according to the weather office.

Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi (09:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) It was a foggy morning here on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

Strong earthquake hits Mexico (07:28)IANS Photo Service
Mexico City, Feb 17 (IANS) A powerful earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday as people fled out of buildings in capital Mexico City when the ground was shaking.

Six lions, 74 vultures poisoned to death in Tanzania (04:02)
Dodoma, Feb 17 (IANS) Six lions and 74 vultures were found dead near a national park in southern Tanzania this week after they were poisoned to death, authorities.

IFAD, Sudan invest $47.5m to help farmers (23:52)
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development and Sudan signed a $47.5 million dollar accord aimed at boosting farmers' incomes and resilience to climate change in four of the African country's states, IFAD said on Friday.

Cauvery verdict: Farmers, TN government welcomes it, opposition opposes (Second Lead) (23:48)
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw mixed reactions over the Supreme Court's Friday order on the sharing of the Cauvery river water, with the farming community and the government looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated.

Britain warned to prepare for more frequent floods (23:36)
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Communities in Britain were warned Friday to be prepared for more frequent flooding as a result of climate change.

British zoo's painted dog puppies finally given African-inspired names (23:30)
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Chester Zoo's seven playful African painted dog puppies, who were born two months ago to mom K'mana, were given African-inspired names on Friday.

India on track to reduce emissions: Modi (22:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that despite scepticism, India is on the path of reducing emission by 20 to 25 per cent over 2005 levels by 2020.

SC reduces Tamil Nadu's Cauvery water share (Third Lead) (21:10)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), down from 192 TMC allocated by a tribunal in 2007.

NGT asks Delhi, Haryana to resolve issue of ammonia in capital's water (20:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed the Delhi and Haryana governments to hold a meeting to resolve the issue of high ammonia content in the water of the river Yamuna.

Haryana to allot sites for filling stations through auctions (20:44)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) To bring transparency in the process of allotment of sites for vehicle filling stations, the Haryana government has decided that these will be allotted only through auction.

IIT Delhi establishes centre to study air pollution (20:02)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Friday inaugurated a Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) to help scholars devise solutions to fight air pollution and promote scientific research in the field.

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