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Parts of Delhi, Gurgaon receive heavy rains today | Textile firm BSL Ltd records Rs 11.48 cr PAT in FY22 | Road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court | Grounded for 3 years, Jet Airways to resume commercial flight operations | Indrani Mukerjea, accused of murdering daughter, leaves jail after 6.5 years

Sri Lanka emerges as a smuggling hub for India's star tortoises

The Indian star tortoise is the most smuggled tortoise species in the world, with thousands trafficked annually smuggled out from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan despite a 2019 total ban on the international trade in the species. While India continues to be the main country of origin for wild-caught star tortoises, Sri Lanka has in recent years become both a prominent source country and transit hub for trafficking networks that move the animals to East and Southeast Asia. Mongabay India writers Malaka Rodrigo and Pragati Prava report  

63 Indian cities dominate list of 100 most polluted places globally: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: India's air pollution worsened in 2021, the World Air Quality Report released by Swiss firm IQAir, has stated.

India’s clean energy partnership with US to show world how to align climate action, development

The India-US climate partnership launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden aims to show the world how to combine rapid action against climate change with economic development, according to a joint statement by the two countries.

Indian astronomers track supernova explosion to one of the hottest kind of stars

New Delhi: Indian astronomers have tracked a rare supernova explosion and traced it to one of the hottest kind of stars called Wolf–Rayet stars or WR stars.

India registers 14,199 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

New Delhi: Once again witnessing a spike, India recorded 14,199 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per the Ministry of Health reported data on Monday.

India witnessed eighth warmest year in 2020 since 1901: IMD

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said 2020 remained the eighth warmest year on record since nation-wide records commenced in 1901.

India test fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile system in Odisha

Balasore/IBNS: India on Thursday test-fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System off the Balasore coast in Odisha.

Maharashtra: Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall, 1 dies

Mumbai/IBNS: At least one person was killed as Cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon.  

COVID-19: Death toll touches 559 in India

New Delhi/IBNS: The death toll due to COVID-19 in India touched 559 on Monday, as per the latest government figures released.

In 2018 and 2019, one extreme weather event happened almost every month in India: Report

Nimli/Alwar/IBNS: The continuity and intensity of extreme weather events in India in the 2018-19 period has taken even climate scientists and meteorologists by complete surprise, says the latest State of India’s Environment Annual, which was released here today by Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.

Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meeting to review preparedness to deal with Severe Cyclone ‘Bulbul’

New Delhi/IBNS: A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, was held on Friday to review the preparedness to deal with Severe cyclone ‘Bulbul’over the Bay of Bengal and likely to affect coastal districts of West Bengal and Odisha.

6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan-India border region, tremors felt in north India

New Delhi/Islamabad, Sept 24 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale hit Pakistan-India border region on Tuesday as tremors were felt in the Indian capital New Delhi and other parts of north India.

Earthquake hits Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, tremors felt in North India

New Delhi: Mild tremors were felt across north Indian states on Tuesday.

India's Chandrayaan 2 leaves Earth's orbit, now moves towards moon

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IBNS): India's major lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 left the Earth's body and is now heading towards  the moon after a maneuver performed by the Indian Space Research Organisation.  

3.2 magnitude earthquake hits Maharashtra's Palghar, no casualty

Mumbai, Aug 13 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter Scale hit Maharashtra's Palghar district on Tuesday, officials said.