New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It was another scorching day in the capital Tuesday with the minimum temperature settling at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above average for the season, and the maximum likely to hover around the 45 degrees Celsius mark. The Met Office said the heatwave conditions would continue to sweep across the city.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, who demits office Wednesday, will be remembered for turning the statutory body into a pugnacious watchdog of good governance and administrative integrity at a time when India is experiencing the need for greater transparency and a rebalancing of power that has tilted over the years towards the executive.
Shimla, May 21 (IANS) India's richest biodiversity site in the western Himalayas, the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh, is likely to become the country's seventh natural Unesco World Heritage site, a wildlife official said.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the Danish 'grand prize' at the 2nd Copenhagen International Sand sculpture festival 2013 for his 15-foot coloured sand sculpture created on the "Go green, Save Earth" theme.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Two veteran journalists - Kuldip Nayar and N. Ram - have been selected for this year's 'RedInk Lifetime Achievement Award' instituted by the Mumbai Press Club, an official said here Monday. Maharashtra Governor
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Monday said that cell phone towers in the city were not illegal and that radiation from them doesn't affect health adversely. The COAI and Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) reiterated that mobile towers shouldn't be termed "illegal" as they have been installed as per the guidelines issued by the department of telecommunications and the radiation they emit is within the limits prescribed.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) International philanthropy group Safe Water Network Monday launched a tablet-based water and health education campaign designed to build awareness of and demand for safe water in rural communities. One of its kind, the campaign uses multiple regional dialects and culturally specific marketing content to educate community members on the benefits of safe water and its link to good health.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Monday ordered the demolition of all unauthorised structures on the flood plains and river beds of Yamuna and Hindon rivers in Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, officials said. "All illegal and unauthorized constructions either temporary or permanent and raised without the permission of any competent authority are to be demolished in Haryana, UP (Uttar Pradesh) and Delhi," said a statement issued by NGT - a dedicated tribunal for expeditious disposal of environment-related cases
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It was a scorching start to the week here Monday with the temperature shooting up to five notches above average at 44.5 degrees Celsius. No respite seems to be in sight as the Met Office said the mercury may touch 45 degrees Tuesday.
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) Punjab and Haryana continued to reel under intense heat with temperatures at some places crossing 45 degrees Celsius Monday, Met officials said here. Temperatures remained five to seven degrees above normal across both states