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HP officials colluding with hotel owners in Kasauli (21:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said officials of the town planning department of Himachal Pradesh were hand in gloves with the owners of hotels and resorts in Kasauli engaged in unauthorized construction.

Put location, work roster of safai karamcharis on website: Delhi HC (21:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that the location and time-wise work roster as well as identity of each safai karamchari working under civic bodies should be put up on their website and at the site which a worker is assigned.

Cabinet approves India-Israel MoU on water conservation (20:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel next week, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both countries on water conservation.

Monsoon to hit Delhi, northwest India in 48 hours (20:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Monsoon rains are expected to lash Delhi within two days, it was announced on Wednesday.

Rains bring down mercury in Himachal (19:40) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply on Wednesday due to widespread rain, with Hamirpur town recording the highest rainfall of 64 mm in the state, the weather office said.

14-year-old tigress dies at Goa zoo (18:58)
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old tigress "Sandhya", one of the oldest and most popular inmates of the state's only zoo at Bondla in south Goa, died on Wednesday.

Rain brings respite from heat in Delhi (16:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Rain in the national capital on Wednesday afternoon brought immediate respite to Delhiites from the last few days' heat and humidity.

We worship 'gau mata', won't tolerate insult: Goa Minister (15:32) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) A cabinet minister in the BJP-led coalition government, who has in the past demanded a ban on bikinis in Goa, has warned that no untoward incident against "gau mata" will be tolerated in the state.

20 students hurt as tree crashes on prayer assembly (14:20)
Raigad (Maharashtra), June 28 (IANS) At least 20 students were hurt when a large tree crashed in the compound of a school in Kapde-Burke village here on Wednesday morning, officials said.

Study suggests early warning systems to save crops from wildlife (12:08)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have recorded high levels of damage to crops and human life by the wildlife. The solution is deploying early warning systems and awarding adequate compensations, says a new study.

Cloudy sky, rain in Delhi on Wednesday (10:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) There will be some respite from the hot and humid weather as the MeT office forecasts thundershowers and rain in the national capital on Wednesday. The sky will remain overcast.

Kejriwal for modern technology to clean drains (22:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday pushed for using modern technology to clean drains, saying the current process is "primitive".

How to monitor safai karamcharis' work better, HC asks civic bodies (21:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought to know from the civic bodies how the work of safai karamcharis can be better monitored and regularised.

Heavy rain in Maharashtra, Nagpur turns into 'Venice' (21:22) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday leading to flooding in several cities, including Nagpur, which resembled Venice -- the Italian city known for its maze of canals -- on Tuesday.

Monsoon to hit Delhi June 30 onwards (21:04)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi and its adjoining areas are likely to see the monsoon by June 30, weather experts said on Tuesday.

10 million tonnes of fish go waste every year: Study (16:36)
Toronto, June 27 (IANS) Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the world's oceans every year, new research has found.

Sri Lanka seeks assistance for elephant conservation (16:06)
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank to conserve its wild elephant population, an official said on Tuesday.

Study expects 2 billion climate change refugees by 2100 (15:54)
New York, June 27 (IANS) Global mean sea level rise may dislocate hundreds of millions of people by 2100, making about one-fifth of the world's population -- two billion people -- climate change refugees, says a study.

China's desert greening inspires world: UN (13:36)
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's success in reforesting a major desert which was once a source of frequent sandstorms has provided ideas for other countries battling desertification, a top UN official said.

Saving Bangladesh rivers from dying is a daunting task (With Images) (10:30)
By Kamran Reza
Experts and environmentalists have criticised Bangladesh's environment agency for its decision to declare four dying rivers around Dhaka as ecologically critical areas (ECA).

Hot Tuesday morning in Delhi (10:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) It was a hot Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

Traffic resumes on Badrinath highway (10:12) IANS Photo Service
Dehradun, June 27 (IANS) The Badrinath highway which was closed after heavy rain and landslides around midnight, opened on Tuesday morning, an official said.

Odisha to receive rainfall (20:10)
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Several places in Odisha will experience moderate to heavy rainfall over Tuesday due to a cyclonic circulation, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Himachal may get southwest monsoon this week (19:16)
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is set to hit Himachal Pradesh as the MeT Office here has forecast widespread heavy rainfall for three days from Tuesday.

Firemen battle blaze near Spain's wildlife park (18:44)
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Hundreds of firemen and members of Spain's Military Emergency Response Unit (UME) worked through Sunday night and into Monday morning to contain a wildfire on the borders of the Donana National Park in southwest Spain.

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