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Landslide alert in Japan after earthquake (12:36) IANS Photo Service
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) Japanese authorities on Tuesday issued landslide alerts in Osaka, after a strong earthquake a day earlier measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale left four dead and 381 injured.

Railways' first waste-to-energy plant faces GST hurdles (12:12)
By Arun Kumar Das IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Indian Railways' long-awaited and ambitious project to set up a waste-to-energy plant at Jaipur railway station has run into Goods and Services Tax (GST) hurdles, causing a delay in the commissioning of the first such municipal solid waste management centre on the rail network.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dead (10:58) IANS Photo Service
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) The world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants, authorities said on Tuesday.

Partly cloudy morning in Delhi (09:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy morning on Tuesday but the sky is likely to be mainly clear in the day ahead, the weather office said.

Kumaraswamy writes to Modi on Cauvery Authority, raises contentious issues (Roundup) (23:52)
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday that the state will soon send to the Centre the names of its nominees in the Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB) and the Regulation Authority but it will have to address certain issues first.

Kolkata, south Bengal boil; summer vacation extended (22:42)
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) With Kolkata and large parts of southern West Bengal's districts reeling under a heat wave, the government has decided to extend summer vacation in government schools across the state upto June 30, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday.

After 'selfie accidents' Goa lifeguard agency cautions tourists (20:30)
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) A day after two tourists drowned while taking selfies at two different Goa beaches, the private lifeguard agency manning the state's beaches has cautioned tourists to beware of rough waves, which get generated in the monsoon.

Karnataka will nominate representatives to Cauvery Board: CM (Lead) (20:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will soon send to the Centre the names of its nominees in the Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB) and the Regulation Authority but it will have to address certain issues first, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday.

Intense heat wave prevails in Odisha (20:20)
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under an intense heat wave, even after the south-west monsoon set in the state, with mercury breaching the 40 degrees Celsius mark in over a dozen places on Monday.

Delhi breaths better air, mercury to rise (Lead) (19:56)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital and its surrounding regions around it breathed better in weeks with the air quality "moderate" on Monday, while the maximum temperature, at 36.8 degree Celsius, three notches below average, remained same over past 24 hours.

Monsoon rains fill Karnataka reservoirs (17:10)
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Heavy and incessant rains, since the onset of the southwest monsoon in Karnataka this month, have raised water levels in the state's reservoirs, said an official on Monday.

Audi CEO arrested in diesel emissions probe (Lead) (16:44)
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Rupert Stadler, the Chief Executive of German carmaker Audi, was arrested on Monday in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal.

How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use (15:00)
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

My illness delayed Goa going plastic free by 2018: Parrikar (13:32) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Stating that his mission to make Goa plastic free by 2018 was delayed because of his illness, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the state government will take strong steps to achieve the target.

Monsoon is both a pollution pump and a cleanser, says study (11:32)
By K.S. Jayaraman IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Like Janus, the Greek god, the Indian monsoon has two faces, according to a report by researchers from Germany in the journal "Science".

Renewable energy-based desalination could resolve India's perennial water woes (Comment) (11:04)
By Suhas Bannur
The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. Water covers a little over 70 per cent of the earths surface, and by this we erroneously presume that there is adequate potable water. Realistically, only 3 per cent of this water is potable.

Partly cloudy sky in Delhi, rains likely (09:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average.

3 killed in Japan quake (Lead) (08:22) IANS Photo Service
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when a an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Osaka city.

Assam flood toll now nine, over 4 lakh affected (23:00) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) The flood situation continued to be grim across Assam on Sunday, affecting over four lakh people in six districts as five more persons were killed in last 24 hours, taking the toll to nine.

Quake in Sikkim, tremors felt in north Bengal (22:14)
Siliguri, June 17 (IANS) A mild earthquake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, hit Sikkim at on Sunday night, with tremors also felt in three north Bengal districts, said the met office. No loss of life or property damage was reported from anywhere.

Mercury drops, air quality improves in Delhi (lead) (19:58)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi and surrounding areas on Sunday saw a respite from both dust pollution and heat, with air quality improving from severe due to changing wind directions, and maximum temperature falling to 36.8 degrees, three notches below average. Monday will also see similar weather.

Meghalaya CM banishes plastic from his office under 'Beat Plastic' drive (19:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Admitting increasing plastic consumption is a rising threat to his state, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said he had personally quit using plastic as well as barring it from his office.

Karnataka seeks 50% central aid for farm loan waiver (19:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Flagging the agrarian crisis gripping the country, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday urged the Central government to bear 50 per cent of the farm loans the state government plans to waive soon.

How dry riverbeds contribute to climate change (18:52)
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) Dry riverbeds are contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, says a study that could help scientists better understand how to fight climate change.

Posters, online campaigns for missing Kolkata cat (17:12)
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Consumed by the pain of losing his cat, a college professor has put up hundreds of posters across south Kolkata streets and started social media campaigns in the hope of getting his pet back.

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