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Aircel offers free 'Aircel Locate' service in Jammu and Kashmir

Kolkata, Sept 15 (IBNS): Aircel offers free location based tracking service 'Aircel Locate' to help people locate their family and friends stranded in severe flood affected areas in Jammu & Kashmir, the company said on Monday.

New UN-backed protections for sharks, manta rays enter into effect

New York, Sept 13 (IBNS) Beginning Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need to be accompanied by permits and certificates confirming that they have been harvested sustainably and legally, as new United Nations-backed trade protections go into effect.

NASA's Orion Spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

California, Sept 12 (IBNS) NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

Greenpeace urges TGBL to commit to a holistic approach that helps eliminate pesticides from tea

New Delhi, Sept 11 (IBNS): Weeks after Greenpeace released its report "Trouble Brewing" highlighting the presence of toxic pesticide residues in tea, the tea industry remains divided on the issue.

Railways come in aid of J&K flood victims

New Delhi, Sept 11 (IBNS): Coming to the aid of flood ravaged victims of Jammu & Kashmir, Indian Railways has geared up his machinery to provide all possible help to the travelling public in the wake of unprecedented calamity that has gripped the state.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Army launches Operation Sahayata in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Sept 05 (IBNS) Due to incessant rains past 48 hours, Army has launched 'Operation Sahayata' to provide rescue and relief in areas of Kashmir Valley, Naoshera, Rajouri, Thanamandi and Poonch, in coordination with civil administration.

SAMOA: Stopping climate change is 'about people, about survival,' says UN envoy

New York, Sept 3 (IBNS) World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilient communities.

Govt's stand on speedy re-allocation can ride roughshod over environmental laws: Greenpeace

New Delhi, Sept 1 (IBNS): Greenpeace on Monday observed that the NDA government's submission to the Supreme Court on the coal scam hearing was an attempt to make light of the coal scam ruling.