Indore gets ‘cleanest city’ tag for third straight year

New Delhi : Indore was Wednesday adjudged India’s cleanest city for the third straight year in the central government’s cleanliness survey. The Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony here. While the New Delhi Municipal Council area was given the ‘Cleanest Small City’ award, Uttarakhand’s Gauchar was adjudged the […]

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Greenpeace Report Reveals : Delhi Most Polluted Capital in World, Gurugram Worst City

New Delhi: Delhi has been ranked the most polluted capital in the world, while Gurugram is the most polluted city, according to a Greenpeace report. According to the latest data compiled in the IQ Air Visual 2018 World Air Quality Report and interactive world’s most polluted cities ranking, which is prepared in collaboration with Greenpeace […]

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Film Producer Rajkumar Barjatya Passes Away

New Delhi :Bollywood film producer and father of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya, has passed away in Mumbai. The news was tweeted by his production house Rajshri Films’ official handle. He is survived by son Sooraj and wife Sudha. Associated with some of the biggest hits in the history of Hindi films, Rajkumar Barjatya inherited […]

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India’s capital chokes as AQI hit their worst in 2018 today

NEW DELHI: Pollution levels in New Delhi have hit their worst  and foggy Sunday. Senior government officials said the main reasons for the surge in the amount of toxic smog trapped over New Delhi were unusually cold air, including fog, and a lack of wind. Data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) showed the […]

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Heavy rains lash Andhra Pradesh as Cyclone Phethai set to hit the southern state

VISAKHAPATNAM: Heavy rains accompanied by squally winds lashed parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh as Cyclone Phethai finally made landfall in the state. Meanwhile government has urged the people to be careful.  Phethai has made landfall between Narsapur and Kakinada.  Authorities have sounded red alert in seven out of nine coastal districts and opened over 300 relief camps to provide shelter […]

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Kolkata becomes most polluted metro, air quality index worse than Delhi

KOLKATA: From past 72 hours, Kolkata’s air quality index is getting worse than the national capital,  making it the most polluted metro city in the country. The overall PM 2.5 count at Kolkata’s Rabindra Bharti University (RBU) on Thursday was 381, compared to 292.25 in Delhi’s Ashok Vihar, one of the capital’s most polluted localities. There are 19 […]

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6 Killed as Cyclone Gaja Hammers Coastal Tamil Nadu, trains, flights diverted

CHENNAI: Two Cuddalore residents and four people in Thanjavur were killed on Friday due to wall collapse, uprooting of trees and collapse of asbestos sheet roof as the severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ hit Tamil Nadu. In Tiruvarur district, a portion of a building collapsed causing the death of V. Kanaga (45) at Needamangalam, said police sources. According to Tamil […]

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Cyclone Gaja Set To Hit Tamil Nadu Today, Schools To Stay Shut

TAMIL NADU: Cyclone Gaja is predicted to make landfall on Tamil Nadu coast on Thursday evening bringing heavy rainfall to coastal state, a red alert has been issued for the state. Meanwhile the weather department said, prompting authorities to shut schools and colleges in the Cuddalore and Pamban  area. ‘Gaja’ that lay over southwest and adjoining southeast and west […]

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Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Brace for Cyclone Gaja

Chennai: Cyclonic storm Gaja will cross Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore and Pamban on Nov 15, bringing heavy rainfall coupled with gale wind, the Met office said Monday as the state government put its machinery on alert and kept on standby 30,500 rescue personnel. Neighbouring union territory of Puducherry, which is also covered by the cyclone […]

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Pollution in cities damaging insects and ecosystems reveals study

High levels of pollution found in many of the world’s major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new research from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The study, Plant defences mediate interactions between herbivory and the direct foliar uptake of atmospheric reactive nitrogen published in the journal Nature Communications, reveals that plants […]

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