Climate

U’khand: As Downpour Batters, CM Says Can Call Army If Needed

After reports of cloudburst emerged from various parts of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday said that help of the Indian Army will be sought if need arises. The CM visited the areas affected by the rains to take stock of the situation and ongoing operations. “Teams of the State Disaster Response Force, …

U’khand HC Directs Monitoring Of Gaumukh Glacier

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand high court on Thursday directed the state government to monitor the glacial lake near Gaumukh glacier, the origin of the river Ganga on monthly basis. The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed in December 2017 stating that the snout of Gaumukh has been impacted by the debris deposited as a result …

NGT To Hear Petition Against Felling Of 2000 Trees In Doon

DEHRADUN: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) will hear a case regarding the felling of trees on the Sahastradhara Road in Dehradun of Uttarakhand. The petition filed by Rajat Narayan, a resident of Delhi has been listed for hearing on July 26. Protests inspired by the ‘Chipko Movement’ have been going on for some time now …

Breath Of Fresh Air: Delhi Govt To Launch Drive To Curb Dust Pollution

NEW DELHI: The Arvind Kejriwal Government, in a major move to curb air pollution in the national capital, has issued a directive to run a special drive on the Construction and Demolition (C&D) portal from July 15 to 30 which was launched in 2021. As of now, 600 sites have registered themselves on the portal. …

PM Modi Pitches For Natural Farming

SURAT/ NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for adopting natural farming saying that it is like serving Mother Earth, by protecting the quality of the soil and its productivity. PM Modi was addressing a Natural Farming Conclave that was held in Surat. He expressed confidence that Jan Andolan (People’s movement) regarding natural farming will …

10 Die, Over 40 Missing As Cloudburst Hit Amarnath Yatris

  SRINAGAR: At least 10 pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra died while more than four dozen were missing after a cloudburst hit the Baltal area in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The area, which falls in the Ganderbal district, houses a base camp for the pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra. At the time of filing …

For Development, Surguja Villagers Ask Patkar To Support Coal Mines Project

RAIPUR: Social activist Medha Patkar has to face the anger of the local villagers in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja area. The locals were complaining about the dual attitude of the social workers over the coal mine project, which is important for the development of the villages nearby. The villagers of Salhi and Parsa, who are supporting the …

India Partners With IRENA In Green Energy 

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to a strategic partnership between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for knowledge sharing in green energy. The agreement was signed in January this year. The agreement will benefit India’s efforts in the transition to cleaner …

U’khand: In A First, Rare Carnivorous Plant Species Found In Chamoli

  DEHRADUN: A highly rare carnivorous plant species, not seen anywhere in India in more than three decades, has been discovered in Chamoli district in the western Himalayas for the first time, as per officials of Uttarakhand Forest Department. Utricularia furcellata (Lentibulariaceae) was found in picturesque Mandal valley by a three-member team of the forest …

Reduce Cost, Maintain Quality: Gadkari At IRC Meet

NEW DELHI: With an aim to propel road building, Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari suggested a reduction of the cost of construction without compromising the quality. Gadkari was speaking at the 222nd Mid-Term Council Meeting of the Indian Roads Congress (IRC). In his virtual address, Gadkari said, “We are ready to …