- No drastic fall in Delhi air quality in next two days(21:12)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Though the air quality in Delhi remains in the poor category and stubble-burning incidents have increased in Punjab, Haryana and even Pakistan, no drastic deterioration of air quality is expected in the next two days.
- SDMC steps up efforts to curb pollution(21:04)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) With the increase in pollution, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has stepped up efforts to fight air and dust pollution in the national capital, taking stringent pollution control measures including action against burning of solid wastes, garbage, dry leaves, and plastics, rubber and construction activities.
- Three arrested in illegal Kochi flats case(20:36)
Kochi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Kerala Police's Crime Branch, probing if there was a nexus between officials and builders in the apartment complex whose demolition was ordered by the Supreme Court for violating the Coastal Regulation Zone rules, on Tuesday arrested three people, a top official said.
- FAO calls for boosting millets to fight malnutrition(20:08)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations have proposed to declare the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets, which are one of the most climate-resilient traditional crops of India.
- Delhi urges Centre to share SAFAR's data to check pollution(18:26)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) As the air quality in the national capital started deteriorating, Delhi Environment Minister Kailash Gehlot on Tuesday wrote to Union Minister of Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan requesting for sharing data and technology of the ministry's System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to ascertain the causes of pollution in the city during winter.
- Monsoon withdraws from eastern, northeastern India(17:00)
By Sujit Chakraborty
Agartala/Guwahati, Oct 15 (IANS) The four-month-long southwest monsoon has withdrawn from eastern and northeastern states and most parts of India during the last few days, a top Met department official said on Tuesday.
- Delhi asks government schools to ensure bag weight criteria(16:24)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Reiterating the rules for capping the weight of bags for classes 1-10, Delhi's Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked heads of government schools in the capital to ensure that bags for students in Class 1 and 2 should not be above 1.5 kg, while they should not be given any homework.
- Pressuring newly-weds to conceive affects mental health(16:04)
Gurugram, Oct 15 (IANS) Newly-married women are still subject to fulfiling unwarranted expectations such as having children, say experts at Apollo Cradle, adding such familial and societal pressure on women can affect their mental health.
- '1 in 3 children under 5 undernourished or overweight'(08:50)
United Nations, Oct 15 (IANS) At least one in every three children under five years of age is undernourished or overweight, according to a new Unicef report that sounds the alarm on the consequences of poor diets around the world.
- Dutch royals visit waste water treatment project(01:12)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) An Indo-Dutch collaboration on successfully treating waste water on a stretch of the Barapullah Drain to make it fit for non-drinking purposes, saw King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands visit the project site in the national capital on Monday.
- Karnataka's captured tiger healthy, under observation(22:14)
Bengaluru, Oct 14 (IANS) The captured man-eating tiger from Karnataka's Bandipur reserve forest is healthy and under observation at the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre in Mysuru, a wildlife official said on Monday.
- SC seeks status report on stubble burning panel's proposals(22:04)
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Taking a serious view on the depleting air quality in the capital, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF) to submit a status report on the recommendations of a high-level task force constituted to look into stubble burning in capital's neighbouring states.
- Delhi's dengue cases reduced to half in 2019: Kejriwal(17:58)
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that his government's anti-dengue drive has resulted in a reduction in the number of dengue cases to 467 till now, as compared to 830 cases last year.
- UP CM appeals to farmers not to burn crop residue(16:46)
Lucknow, Oct 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday appealed to the farmers not to burn stubble or crop residue in the fields as it has an adverse impact on the environment. He was speaking at a workshop on the National Clean Air Programme organised at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan here.
- New device shows promise in Type 2 diabetes treatment(14:42)
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that a newly tested medical device, called "Sleeveballoon", mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control.