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Delhi extends lockdown to curb Covid spread by another week | Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma visits Covid facility of govt hospital at late night | Congress MP Rajeev Satav dies of Covid-19 | India records 3.29 fresh Covid cases, 4,077 deaths in last 24 hours | Veteran journalist Sunil Jain passes away, PM Modi condoles

Ozone layer recovering but remains threatened – UN reports

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS) The Earth's protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations on Wednesday reported, urging unified action to tackle climate change and curb continued fluctuations to the composition of the atmosphere.

AMRI Hospitals organizes 2-day free health check-up camp for Bengal entertainment industry

Kolkata, Sept 10 (IBNS): AMRI Hospitals Ltd is organizing a 2-day free health check-up progamme at Purple Movie Town in Sonarpur for the entertainment industry of Bengal to sensitize the society at large on the merits of preventive healthcare which reinforces the hospital’s motto "Get Well Sooner".

Columbia Asia announces $150M expansion in Southeast Asia, India

Kolkata, Sept 10 (IBNS) Hospital systems in Southeast Asia and India, Columbia Asia, on Wednesday announced plans to invest another $150 million to expand its network to 34 hospitals and one clinic by 2018.

J&K floods a grim reminder of increasing climate change impact in India: CSE

New Delhi, Sept 10 (IBNS): As Jammu and Kashmir struggles to fight the onslaught of extreme weather with flood disrupting life in the north Indian state, an analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has suggested that it could be the result of extreme weather event, induced by a changing climate.

UN agency urges prosecution to end impunity for drug trafficking on high seas

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted a special event on the rise of narcotics trafficking on maritime southern routes, particularly the Indian Ocean, advocating that drug traffickers caught in international waters be prosecuted.

As climate change debate heats up, UN experts warn 'we are running out of time'

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) The United Nations weather agency on Tuesday voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in 2013, amid worrying sings that oceans and biosphere seem unable to soak up emissions as quickly as they used to.

'Merciless,' spread of Ebola in Liberia must be stopped in its tracks, Security Council told

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) Liberia is facing its greatest threat since its years-long conflict, the Security Council was told on Tuesday in a briefing that focused on the impact of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which is responsible for at least 1,200 deaths in the country.

Ebola: Ban to convene high-level meeting at UN headquarters to scale-up crisis response

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United Nations General Assembly to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Harsh Vardhan calls for packing in "power of belief" in war on disease

New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged governments to manifest 'power of belief' while strategising against the disease burden.

1033 passengers being tracked for Ebola Virus Disease

New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS) The government on Tuesday said 1033 passengers have been tracked by IDSP.

PM calls for making Ganga rejuvenation a mass movement

New Delhi, Sept 8 (IBNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for making Ganga rejuvenation a mass movement.

Indian scientist gets Midori Prize in Biodiversity

Tokyo, Sept 8 (IBNS) Indian scientist Kamal Bawa, who has made intellectual contributions to biodiversity science through research on conservation and rural livelihoods in biodiversity hotspots, publishing nearly 200 research articles and 10 books or monographs, won the 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity.

J&K cut-off from rest of India, 'Marcos' sent in for rescue

Srinagar, Sept 8 (IBNS): With all communications systems going down, Jammu & Kashmir is virtually cut-off from the rest of the country, as the situation of the state turned extremely grim, media reported.

Injured female rhino dies at Kaziranga

Assam, Sept 8 (IBNS): Suffering from severe pain for over 72-hours, a female rhino died at Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Monday, reports said.

Over 150 dead in J&K flood, rescue on

Srinagar, Sept 8 (IBNS): More than 150 people died and hundreds of thousands are stranded in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir as the region is marooned by its worst floods in past six decades, reports said.