- Water level at Haryana barrage increases(14:18)
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Due to heavy rains in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, authorities in Haryana's Hathnikund barrage on Sunday said the water level in the Yamuna river has increased, posing a flood threat to New Delhi.
- Yamuna rising, near danger level in Delhi(13:34)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The water level in the river Yamuna here has reached 203.37m and is expected to touch the "warning mark" of 204.5m in the next 36 hours, with the "danger mark" pegged at 205.33m, authorities said on Sunday.
- Iceland glacier commemorated with plaque(10:54)
Reykjavik, Aug 18 (IANS) Mourners will gather in Iceland on Sunday to commemorate the loss of the glacier Okjokull, which was officially declared dead in 2014 at the age of 700.
- Hundreds stranded in Himachal after heavy rains(10:22)
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Hundreds remained stranded in Himachal Pradesh after incessant rainfall triggered landslides, snapped road links, closing of hydropower projects and release excess water from a dam, officials said on Sunday.
- 39 mn people suffer from hunger in Latin America: FAO(07:30)
Montevideo, Aug 18 (IANS) An increase in the number of people suffering from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, now totaling 39 million, is a cause of concern for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to its deputy representative for that region.
- Major fire in AIIMS, Emergency wing closed (2nd Lead)(22:56)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A major fire broke out on a second floor of a building in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex on Saturday evening. No casualty was reported but as a precautionary measure, the adjacent Emergency department has been closed and patients shifted elsewhere even as efforts to douse the blaze are on.
- Delhi's air quality improves to 'Good', best in years(21:56)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi hasn't breathed this clean in years. Rainfall in and around brought the capital's air quality on Saturday to the "good" condition, while PM 2.5 levels, recorded at 15 by the US Embassy and 17 by Safar, were the lowest in this year.
- Bihar to set up lightning alert system, save lives(18:38)
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Alarmed over the rising number of deaths due to lightning strikes, the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA) has signed an agreement with Bangaluru-based Earth Networks to set up a lightening forecast system in the state.
- Panaji braces for 48 waterless hours, Congress hits out (Lead)(18:32)
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of the state capital and its outlying areas are bracing for more than 48 hours of water scarcity after a landslide washed away two key pipelines which supply water from the Opa reservoir in Ponda sub district to North Goa, including Panaji, it was announced on Saturday.
- With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar(18:10)
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) With Bihar receiving 45 per cent less than normal rain this year, several districts of the state are in the grip of a severe drought, even though flood has made lives miserable in the neighbouring states.
- Goa capital braces for 48 hours without water(18:00)
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of Goa's capital and other outlying areas are bracing for more than 48 hours of water scarcity after a landslide washed away two key pipelines which supply water from the Opa reservoir in Ponda sub district to North Goa, including Panaji.
- Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now (Lead)(17:54)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out on two floors of a building in the AIIMS hospital here, leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday. No casualties have been reported so far.
- Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now(17:44)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out at the first and the second floor of the PC building in the AIIMS hospital here leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday.
- 11 lose sight after botched surgery in Indore (Lead)(16:28)
By Chandrakant Naidu
Bhopal, Aug 17 (IANS) Eleven persons lost their vision to different degrees following suspected infection after they were operated upon for cataract in Indore Eye Hospital, a health official said on Saturday.
- CEOs must prioritize water risks in boardroom meets: Report(14:10)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the world stares at 40 per cent water supply gap by 2030, managing water must be a priority in the boardroom of every company in the world including in India -- to create and develop competitive advantages, while reducing financial losses and ensuring continuity of operations, a new report has suggested.