Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) The heat wave prevailing over the plains of Punjab and Haryana remained unabated Friday with temperatures at most places in the two states remaining over 46 degrees.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) It was another day Friday when the capital reeled under the scorching temperature, which shot up to five notches above average at 45 degrees Celsius.
Gurgaon, May 24 (IANS) Gurgaon, which boasts of some of the most imposing skyscrapers housing offices and residential blocks, faces acute water scarcity, besides being choked by eight to 16 hours of power outages. Now several Gurgaon-based companies are stepping in to conserve water in their premises. The Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS), working under the ministry of water resources, has installed 36 waterless toilets for its 400-plus team.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) There is more to the sizzling heat in Delhi than rising temperatures. Scientists have found unusually high levels of toxic ozone in the city in the past two weeks
Patna, May 24 (IANS) Bihar plans to turn a village into a breeding centre for the Indian national bird peacock, forest officials officials said Friday. Madhopur-Gobind village in East Champaran district, home to around 500 peacocks, is popularly known as 'mor gaon' or peacock village
Dubai, May 24 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs has foiled a bid to smuggle 259 pieces of ivory that arrived from Africa at its Jebel Ali Customs Centre. The ivory items fall under the endangered fauna and flora category, in which international trade is prohibited by the CITES Convention. Dubai Customs inspectors seized the shipment "using advanced inspection techniques", an official said.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Extreme heat can affect medicines and these can become life threatening for those using them, doctors said Thursday. "Quality of medicines can deteriorate during summers because of high temperatures. As most medicines are designed to be stored at normal room temperatures, no drug should be exposed to temperatures higher than 86 degrees fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius)," the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) said in a statement here.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The government's decision to allow quadricycles, a category of four-wheelers on Indian roads, is fraught with the danger of further deteriorating road safety and pollution, a global not-for-profit organisation said Thursday. "Disregarding the fact that India tops the world in fatalities in road accidents - with 144,000 in 2011 - he government's proposed move to consider quadricycles is fraught with the danger of further deteriorating road safety and pollution in the country," said International Road Federation (IRF).
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar Thursday recorded its highest temperature in over three decades with the mercury hitting a high of 48 degrees Celsius as severe heat wave conditions prevailed over Punjab and Haryana. The temperature in Amritsar was a whopping nine degrees Celsius above what is the average for this time of the season, Met department officials said. As per data with the local administration in Amritsar, the highest recorded temperature in the city was 47.7 degrees Celsius on May 21,
Raipur, May 23 (IANS) Cases of sunburns and heat stroke have jumped in Chhattisgarh as most parts of the state are wilting under maximum temperatures of 47 degrees Celsius. Almost all the state's 27 districts Thursday recorded high temperatures, with Raipur registering 47 degrees Celsius