SC declines Karnataka plea challenging NGT order on 3 lakes(22:12) New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea by Karnataka government challenging a National Green Tribunal ruling to deposit Rs 500 crore in an escrow account for failing to take action on pollution in three lakes in Bengaluru.
Delhi AQI in very poor range but relief likely on Saturday(21:46) New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Delhi's air quality index (AQI) has deteriorated sharply to 339 on Friday with a toxic haze covering the city and neighbouring areas but relief is likely to come on Saturday as wind speed provides ventilation for the pollutants.
SC to hear Maradu flat owners' plea in open court(20:24) New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear pleas of some Maradu flat owners, in an open court, in Kochi seeking suitable relief from the builders of the housing complex.
Army rescues over 300 stuck near Zojila Pass after snowfall(19:08) Srinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) As many as 300-350 people, including women and children, stuck on the road to the Zojila Pass, connecting the Kashmir Valley to Ladakh, following heavy snowfall have been rescued by the Indian Army, a defence release said on Friday.
Not interested in doing politics over water: Kejriwal(18:12) New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he is not interested in doing politics over the water issue, and his objective is to provide clean water to citizens, as he announced the Delhi Jal Board's decision to waive off the development charges and infrastructure charges for water and sewer connections.
DAE's check dam in Kancheepuram improves groundwater level(17:46) Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) A check dam, funded by the Department of Atomic Energy, across the Palar river in Tamil Nadu's Kancheeuram district has been completed much ahead of schedule and started storing water, an official statement said on Friday.
Smog puts every person in Lahore at risk: Amnesty(12:22) New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Imran Khan government has been slammed in an international report for the inadequate response to the hazardous level of smog in the Pakistani city of Lahore that has put people's health at risk.
SC declines to stay NGT ban on RO Filters(11:30) New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has declined to interfere with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order prohibiting use of RO filters in Delhi and instead asked RO manufacturers association to move Centre with their representation before any notification is issued.
Etawah Lion Safari to open without Lion segment(10:28) Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 22 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav's dream project -- Etawah Lion Safari -- will finally be opened for public on November 24. However, the lion segment will not be opened for public as it does not meet the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) norms yet.
Pollution needs systematic, scientific solution: Javadekar(21:44) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The debate on pollution, particularly in the Delhi-NCR area, in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed heated and emotional appeals with members demanding either to declare an environmental emergency or take the issue up as a national emergency.
BIS sticks to water sample report in Delhi(15:22) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The controversy over drinking water sample collection for scientific tests in Delhi took a new turn on Thursday with a Bureau of Indian Standards team asserting that they indeed took a sample from from one Deepak Rai's house. Rai while speaking on a news channel on Wednesday denied the sample was taken from his house.
Delhi air slips to 'very poor' category again(14:42) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The overall air quality of the national capital on Thursday slipped into the higher end of the 'very poor' category and may deteriorate further due to the extremely low wind speed, after being in 'poor' for days.
6.4-magnitude quake hits Thailand(14:34) Bangkok, Nov 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit a border area between northern Thailand and Laos on Thursday. The Thai TV images showed collapsed roof from make-shift houses in Nan Province.
HC stays axing of 700 trees in Chandigarh for flyover(21:24) Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) In a major relief to green activists, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday ordered a stay on the axing of 700 fully grown trees for the proposed construction of a flyover.
Parl panel asks for final report to curb pollution woes(18:54) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A parliamentary panel meeting on combating air pollution in Delhi-NCR area, which was originally scheduled for last week but got cancelled because of the absence of key officials, was held at the Parliament committee room on Wednesday.
Punjab sees rise in stubble burning cases(15:36) Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Despite strict enforcement and granting a financial incentive to farmers for not burning their crop residue, Punjab this season has crossed last year's mark of stubble burning cases, environment activists said on Wednesday.
30% rise in skin problems due to pollution (LEAD)(14:48) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the air quality worsening in the Delhi-NCR region, health experts on Wednesday revealed that doctors have observed 30 per cent jump in skin related problems here.
Female leopard that killed boy, trapped(09:42) Lakhimpur, Nov 20 (IANS) A team of officials from the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR), in a joint operation with Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), caught a three-year-old female leopard that had killed a 7-year-old boy and preyed upon a few domestic cattle in Isanagar area of Lakhimpur Kheri.