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12 hours ago
Mercury drops, air quality improves in Delhi

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi and surrounding areas on Sunday saw a respite from both dust pollution and heat, with air quality improving from severe due to changing wind directions, and maximum temperature falling to 36.8 degrees, three notches below average. Monday will also see similar weather. Maximum temperature on Monday is likely to hover around 38 degrees, an IMD official said....

4 days ago
At least 10 killed in northern Nigeria attack: Police

Abuja, June 14 (IANS) At least 10 persons have been confirmed killed in a fresh attack by gunmen in Nigeria's northwest region, according to local police. Many others were wounded when the gunmen attacked two villages in the northern state of Zamfara late Tuesday, Xinhua reported. Zamfara police spokesman Muhammadu Shehu told reporters on Wednesday in the state capital of Gusau t...

5 days ago
Novel regenerative bandage may heal diabetics' wounds faster

New York, June 12 (IANS) Your painful, hard-to-treat sores may soon be a thing of the past as scientists have developed a regenerative bandage that may quickly heal them without using drugs, an advance which may help make healing of wounds in diabetics faster. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that the bandage healed diabetic woun...

6 days ago
Heavy monsoon hits normal life in Karnataka

Bengaluru, June 11 (IANS) Heavy rains and gusty winds lashed many parts of Karnataka on Monday, disrupting normal life, as southwest monsoon advanced vigourously. Southwest monsoon was vigorous over interior Karnataka and active over coastal Karnataka on Monday, the Bengaluru centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on its website. Heavy rainfall was observed in the s...

8 days ago
CO2 jabs result in short-term reduction of belly fat: Study

New York, June 9 (IANS) Fed up of trying to reduce belly fat? A weekly carbon dioxide gas-based therapy could be safe and effective in eliminating fat around the stomach, results of first clinical trials have shown. Carboxytherapy -- carbon dioxide gas injections -- could potentially be a new and non-invasive means of fat reduction. However, the changes were modest and did not re...

9 days ago
At least 23 travelers kidnapped Nigeria

Abuja, June 9 (IANS) At least 23 travelers were kidnapped on Friday in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kaduna, media reports said. A nursing mother and her baby were among victims of the abduction. The travelers were traveling along the dangerous Birnin-Gwari road in Kaduna when the gunmen intercepted them at Kwanar-Tsauni, between Udawa and Labi villages in the area, Xinhua repo...

9 days ago
India's groundwater widely contaminated with uranium, say researchers

New York, June 8 (IANS) Researchers have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers in 16 Indian states. The findings suggested that the main source of the uranium contamination is natural, but human factors such as groundwater-table decline, over-exploitation of groundwater for agricultural irrigation and nitrate pollution may be aggravating the problem. ...

9 days ago
Despite new waste-management rules, Delhi's Ghazipur landfill grows 15 metres in a year

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Even as the country's waste management rules call for effective recycling and have fixed a cap of 20 metres on landfill sites, Delhi's huge un-engineered dumping grounds have grown taller by two to 15 metres in the past 12 months, officials in the know have told IANS. India revised its decade-old solid waste management rules in 2016 but several norms seem to have...

9 days ago
IAF's second Jaguar crash in three days

Ahmedabad, June 8 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot escaped narrowly on Friday after the Jaguar aircraft he was flying developed a snag and crashed near an air base here in Gujarat. The pilot, a Squadron Leader, was returning to the Jamnagar Air Force base after a routine training mission when he detected the snag while landing, an IAF spokesperson said. He managed to eject ...

11 days ago
Delhi sees respite at 36 degrees

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The national capital and surrounding regions on Wednesday got a much-needed respite as the mercury fell by five degrees over the past 24 hours and maximum temperature was recorded at 36.6 degree Celsius, four notches below the season's average. With thundery developments in the northwest plains to continue, Thursday may also see respite but the mercury will rise ...

11 days ago
Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian youth in West Bank

Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Israel's military said on Wednesday that its forces shot and killed a Palestinian stone pelter in the West Bank. Izzeddin Tamimi, a 22-year-old villager of Nabi Salah, northwest of Ramallah, was killed during clashes between Israeli army forces and local Palestinian residents, according to the Palestinian health ministry, Xinhua news agency reported. Israe...

14 days ago
4 Pakistani soldiers injured in Pakistan-Afghan attacks

Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) At least six militants were killed and several others injured as Pakistani soldiers retaliated against cross-border attacks by militants from the Afghan side on Sunday, the Pakistani Army said. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, said that the militants attacked Pakistani security personnel who were busy in border fenc...

17 days ago
Pakistan President signs bill to mainstream tribal areas

Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday signed a constitutional bill to merge the country's northwest tribal areas with the northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, the media reported. The President signed the 25th constitutional amendment bill at a ceremony, following which the seven districts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have now offi...

18 days ago
Tough government rules keep Tesla away from Indian roads: Elon Musk

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that he would love to roll out Tesla electric cars in India but the tough government regulations have forced him to apply the brakes on his plans till date. Would love to be in India. Some challenging government regulations, unfortunately, Musk tweeted in a response to a Twitter user who wrote No Tesla in India on his Twitter...

18 days ago
Musk blames tough government rules for no Tesla in India

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that he would love to roll out Tesla cars in India but the tough government regulations have forced him to apply the brakes on his India plans till date. Would love to be in India. Some challenging government regulations, unfortunately, Musk tweeted in a response to a Twitter users who wrote No Tesla in India to him. ...

18 days ago
Normal monsoon in 2018, better than 2017: IMD

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India is likely to receive a better monsoon than it did in 2017, with the entire country expected to see normal rainfall between 96 to 104 per cent from June to September, officials said on Wednesday. In 2017, the country received 97 per cent rainfall, which is considered normal. On Wednesday, the Met updated its prediction cutting down on the error estimate, the...

19 days ago
UN official voices concern over situation in Idlib

United Nations, May 30 (IANS) The top UN official for humanitarian affairs on Tuesday expressed concern over the security and humanitarian situation in Syria's Idlib. The situation in Idlib is alarming, with airstrikes, clashes between armed groups, overcrowding and severely stretched basic services deepening the suffering of both displaced people who have fled there and host communities...

20 days ago
Subtropical storm makes landfall in Florida

Miami, May 29 (IANS) Subtropical storm Alberto, the first named storm of the season, has made landfall in the US state of Florida, bringing with it heavy rains and strong winds, weather officials said. Emergency management officials in Florida said the storm struck Laguna Beach just before 5 p.m. on Monday with wind speeds of about 45 miles per hour, reports The New York Times. ...

22 days ago
Over 66% voters favour scrapping anti-abortion laws in Ireland

Dublin, May 27 (IANS) A total of 66.4 per cent of voters voted to scrap the present anti-abortion laws in Ireland in a referendum, according to the final results announced by a returning officer here on Saturday. A total of 33.6 per cent of voters chose to retain the present abortion laws, or widely known as the Eighth Amendment among locals, that virtually ban abortions in the country, ...

22 days ago
Delhi reels under heat wave, no respite soon

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The national capital continued to reel under severe hot weather on Saturday with the maximum temperature in some parts soaring to 46.2 degrees Celsius, officials said, holding out no respite was likely until Tuesday at leart While the city recorded an average maximum of 45.4 degree Celsius, five notches above season's average, the temperature in Palam touched 46....

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