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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, …

Adani Enters Industrial 5G Space

NEW DELHI: The Adani group on Monday announced its foray into industrial 5G space after they acquired 400 MHz of the spectrum in the 26GHz millimetre wave band in the 5G airwaves auction. Adani Data Networks Ltd (ADNL), the digital connectivity solutions arm of the Adani Group, secured this spectrum for 20 years in the …

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 …

Rare Sun Halo Spotted Over Doon Skies

DEHRADUN: Rare optical phenomenon ‘Sun Halo’ or 22-degree halo in which a rainbow appears around the Sun was visible in Dehradun skies on Sunday. Bikram Singh, director of Meteorological Centre, Dehradun, said, “The phenomena occur due to refraction of sunlight in millions of hexagonal ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. Our eyes see the colours …

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 …

Flouting COVID Rules Escalates Bengal’s Positivity Rate

KOLKATA: Bengal reported 3029 fresh COVID cases in the last 24 hours, reported to the state’s health bulletin. The state also saw five deaths. With the state’s active caseload reaching 28856, there is a visible concern in every sphere. Health experts warn that flouting COVID-appropriate behaviours is one of the major reasons behind the rising …

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 …

Jio Becomes First Company To Offer 4G Services In Ladakh

LADAKH: Telecom giant Reliance Jio added another feather to its hat by expanding its network services to Ladakh. Jio installed a tower in Spangmik village near the Pangong lake which has been a friction point between India and China for years. The telecom operator became the first network to provide 4G mobile connectivity in and …