ENVIRONMENT

London: 300 protesters arrested in ongoing climate change protests

WEB DESK Nearly 300 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill. The protests were organised by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion, which was established last year in Britain by academics and has become one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental movements. Police said, demonstrators … Continue reading London: 300 protesters arrested in ongoing climate change protests

Best way to face climate change is to be friendly with nature: VP Naidu

  Our Correspondent / New Delhi Terming climate change as the most common challenge faced by the world,Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the best way to face climate change is to be friendly with nature and live in harmony with it. Addressing an event her today, Mr Naidu said, as people brace … Continue reading Best way to face climate change is to be friendly with nature: VP Naidu

Oil spill threatens UNESCO site in Solomon Islands

AMN A huge oil spill from a grounded cargo ship threatens a coral atoll in the Solomon Islands, listed as a World Heritage site. UNESCO has expressed concern that the massive leak could ruin the environment. Australia has sent experts to help the Solomons deal with the disaster. They say up to 75 tons of … Continue reading Oil spill threatens UNESCO site in Solomon Islands

Over six billion people regularly inhaling air that put their life at risk: UN expert

Shifting to renewable energy could save up to 150 million lives by the end of the century amid concerns that six billion people regularly inhale air “so polluted that it puts their life, health and well-being at risk”, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Monday. Air pollution is present both inside homes and outside … Continue reading Over six billion people regularly inhaling air that put their life at risk: UN expert

Delhi Most Polluted Capital in World, Greenpeace Report

WEB DESK The capital city of India Delhi has been ranked the most polluted capital in the world, while Gurugram (Gurgaon in Haryana is the most polluted city, says a report prepared by Greenpeace. According to the latest data compiled in the IQ Air Visual 2018 World Air Quality Report and interactive world’s most polluted … Continue reading Delhi Most Polluted Capital in World, Greenpeace Report

NGT asks poll panel, govt to ban campaign material made of plastic

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The National Green Tribunal, NGT, has directed the Election Commission, the Centre and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to convene a meeting to consider whether to ban the use of campaigning material made of plastic during elections. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the … Continue reading NGT asks poll panel, govt to ban campaign material made of plastic

Kamal Nath asks PM to send Asiatic lion from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to issue suitable directions to the Union MOEF &CC and Gujarat for a smooth translocation of Asiatic lion from Gir (Gujarat) to Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh. In a letter written to the Prime Minister to PM, Kamlanath … Continue reading Kamal Nath asks PM to send Asiatic lion from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh

School children protest over climate change in Britain

  WEB DESK Thousands of school children in Britain, went on a strike yesterday in protest against climate change, with hundreds rallying in London’s Parliament Square. There were similar protests in dozens of towns and cities, including Brighton, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford. Many of the children said, their schools had shown them leniency in attending … Continue reading School children protest over climate change in Britain

World is “losing the race” on climate change, warns UN chief

WEB DESK United Nations secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change and demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord. Speaking on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos, UN chief said that he is not hopeful that nations would find … Continue reading World is “losing the race” on climate change, warns UN chief

India is at front in handling global environmental concerns: Dr Harsh Vardhan

AMN / HYDERABAD Union Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said India has become an inspirational example in handling environmental challenges especially reducing carbon emissions and generating green energies. Speaking after inaugurating the Atal Complex for the International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) at the INCOIS campus here Dr Harsh … Continue reading India is at front in handling global environmental concerns: Dr Harsh Vardhan

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ELECTIONS

Major victory for NDA in Bihar

File photo Anwarul Hoda / Patna As all the results have been declared in Bihar, out of 40 seats BJP has bagg ...

Haryana fully backs Modi, gives all 10 Lok Sabha seats to BJP 

AMN / CHANDIGARH The BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. Union ...

Punjab, a ray of hope for congress in North India

By Onkar in Singh The results of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab have come in. Congress which has been r ...

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SPORTS

BOXING: India bags 57 medals at India Open International tournament

GUWAHATI India bags a total of 57 medals including 12 Gold, 18 Silver and 27 Bronze at India Open Internation ...

Boxing: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa Amit Panghal fight their way to gold

Harpal Bedi / Guwahati ix-time world champion Mary Kom was crowned the 51kg champion while Amit Panghal (52kg ...

Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...