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Hot day ahead in Delhi

Hot day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The national capital is expected to witness a hot day Friday with the maximum temperature likely to hover around 39 degrees Celsius. Weather officials, however, said there was a possibility of thunderstorms by evening.

Delhi Friday recorded a minimum of 28.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above

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How did rare pheasants die at Himachal centre?

How did rare pheasants die at Himachal centre?

Shimla, May 7 (IANS) Conservation officials are in a bit of a tizzy in Himachal Pradesh. With two fully grown Western tragopans dying within a week of each other, a project to breed the critically endangered bird has received a setback.

One female Western tragopan died three days ago, while the

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Crocodile kills US woman in India

Crocodile kills US woman in India

New York, May 6 (IANS) A 25-year-old US woman was killed by a crocodile while she was snorkelling in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, her family has said.

The crocodile attack took place when Lauren Failla was snorkelling in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands off the coast of India, said Lauren's

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Floods threaten Kashmir Valley after incessant rains

Floods threaten Kashmir Valley after incessant rains

Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) Low lying areas in the Kashmir Valley faced the prospect of floods Thursday with water levels in all major rivers and streams rising alarmingly following two days of incessant rain.

Jhelum, the biggest river in the valley, and its tributaries like the Sindh, Lidder, Ferozepur, Ramiyar and

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Forest field staff threaten to boycott tiger census

Forest field staff threaten to boycott tiger census

Bhubaneswar, May 6 (IANS) Around 10,000 forest field staff in Orissa have threatened to boycott the tiger census starting Saturday to press their demand for more security in view of threats from Maoists and forest mafia.

J.B. Patnaik, general secretary of Orissa Non-gazetted Forest Service Association, said they will join the

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India needs bill on dam safety – and fast: parliamentary panel

India needs bill on dam safety – and fast: parliamentary panel

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With India having over 4,700 dams - the third largest number in the world - of which about 100 are more than a century old, a parliamentary panel has suggested the expeditious legislation concerning dam safety.

The Standing Committee on Water Resources, in its report

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Poacher arrested, 23 kg dolphin oil seized

Poacher arrested, 23 kg dolphin oil seized

Patna, May 6 (IANS) A team of forest officials and police recovered 23 kg of dolphin oil and arrested a poacher in separate raids in Patna district, officials said Thursday.

The team raided two houses in Islamganj village and seized 20 kg dolphin oil.

'Dolphin oil was kept in three containers but

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India among the worst 10 climate polluters: Study

India among the worst 10 climate polluters: Study

Melbourne, May 6 (IANS) India figures among the world's worst 10 countries causing environmental damage, according to a new study which lists Brazil as the most polluting country.

The research led by professor Corey Bradshaw, of the University of Adelaide's environment institute, has placed India at seventh position while ranking the

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Hot and humid weather makes Delhi fret

Hot and humid weather makes Delhi fret

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a hot and humid morning Thursday. The weather office has, however, forecast thunderstorm later in the evening.

The minimum temperature recorded early in the day was three degrees above the average, at 28.4 degrees Celsius. The maximum is expected to hover

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US carbon-dioxide emissions dropped 7 percent in 2009

US carbon-dioxide emissions dropped 7 percent in 2009

Washington, May 6 (DPA) US emissions of carbon dioxide tumbled seven percent in 2009, government figures have showed, marking the largest one-year decline in the heat-trapping gas blamed for global warming since records began in 1949.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) Wednesday attributed the sharp fall to a drop in energy

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