• SC seeks report on STPs to check Ganga pollution
    1:32 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked if the Modi government intended to complete the task of cleaning the Ganga in its present term or carry it to the next term and keep the issue alive. The apex court also sought details on the status of various

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  • Kerala students develop 200-km-a-litre vehicle
    12:25 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Three sixth semester mechanical engineering students here have designed and developed a prototype vehicle which runs more than 200 kilometres per litre of petrol. “It is a wonderful innovation and needs to be promoted considering the energy crisis and rising oil prices”, said B. Anil, the

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  • Snow in Himachal, cold wave to intensify
    1:03 PM

    Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) The cold wave would again tighten its grip over Himachal Pradesh with the state’s higher reaches Tuesday experiencing a fresh snow. The weather office here has forecast heavy snow and rain in some parts of the state Wednesday. Shimla, which was partly cloudy throughout the day,

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  • World lends helping hands to Australia’s bushfire injured wildlife
    9:47 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) A call by an Australian wildlife welfare body for help in the recovery of animals injured in wildfires which ravaged parts of Australia last week has seen an unprecedented international response Tuesday, thanks to social media. The affected native koala bears which normally live in trees

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  • Our ancestors were not shark-like: Study
    9:46 AM

    London, Jan 13 (IANS) An analysis of a 415 million-year-old fish skull has suggested that the last common ancestor of all jawed vertebrates, including humans, was not very shark-like. The findings add further weight to the growing idea that sharks are not ‘primitive’ as earlier thought. “This 415 million year-old

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  • Mass die-offs increasing among birds, fish
    8:51 AM

    New York, Jan 13 (IANS) Mass mortality events among birds, fish and marine invertebrates have been increasing in frequency and magnitude over the past 70 years, shows an analysis of 727 mass die-offs of nearly 2,500 animal species. The number of mass mortality events has been increasing by about one

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  • Volcanic ash, smoke affect all flights to Tonga
    8:40 AM

    Nukualofa, Jan 13 (IANS) Rising ash and smoke from a volcanic eruption in Tonga have forced cancellation of all international flights to the Pacific island country, media reported Tuesday. Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand and Pacific Blue have all cancelled their flights to Tonga as the volcanic ash and smoke

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  • Robertson, Magurie advance at snooker Masters
    8:17 AM

    London, Jan 13 (IANS) Former world champion Neil Robertson beat Robert Milkins in the first round of the snooker Masters here but UK Championship finalist Judd Trump suffered an early exit to Stephen Maguire. Trump, runner-up to Ronnie O’Sullivan at both the Champion of Champions and UK Championship, was unable

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  • Cloud cover improves temperatures in Jammu & Kashmir
    8:17 AM

    Srinagar, J Jan 13 (IANS) The minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir rose Tuesday due to nightlong cloud cover. The weather office has forecast rain and snowfall in the Kashmir Valley. “Minimum temperature in Srinagar and Pahalgam showed improvement, recording 0.2 degree Celsius and 2.2 degrees Celsius respectively”, a weather

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