Environment

UK supermarkets launch voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:18

London, April 26 (IANS) UK supermarkets and food companies launched a new voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging on Thursday as ministers were considering to force them into paying more towards collecting and recycling the waste they produce.

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Dust storm likely in Delhi on Thursday

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:46

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a hot morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.

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Sunny morning in Delhi

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:22

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Wednesday. The minimum temperature was recorded at 20 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.

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Giant mosquito found in China

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:50

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese entomologists have found a giant mosquito with a wing span of 11.15 cm in Sichuan province.

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Sunny Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:08

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Tuesday with the maximum temperature expected to be around 39 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said.

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Mekong River dolphin population increases for first time

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:08

Phnom Penh, April 23 (IANS) The population of dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river has increased for the first time after years of constant decline that has pushed the threatened species to the brink of extinction, activists said on Monday.

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Punjab finally waking up to decibel danger

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:02

Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance.

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Pleasant Monday morning in Delhi

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:46

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) It was a sunny and pleasant morning in the national capital on Monday with the maximum temperature expected to be around 36 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

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Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:28

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It was a sunny and pleasant morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.

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Heatwave conditions in Odisha

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:46

Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Heatwave conditions prevailed in Odisha with 12 places recording maximum temperatures above 40 degree Celsius on Saturday, the met department said.

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Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:52

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was a sunny and breezy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the maximum temperature set to touch 38 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

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Agra airport gets a strange guest

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:02

Agra, April 20 (IANS) Agra's Kheria airport had a strange guest who could not be welcomed by the terminal staff for want of expertise -- an Asian Palm Civet.

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