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Delhi gets rainfall in patches on Monday, similar condition this week (Lead) (00:06)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Though monsoon clouds covered the national capital's sky on Monday, rain was only seen in patches, and similar conditions are is expected throughout the week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Action on 'war footing' for conserving Taj Mahal: Government (22:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) After being rapped by the Supreme Court over the condition of the Taj Mahal, the government on Monday said that it will take action on "war footing" to deal with air and water pollution in and around the world-famous 17th-century Mughal monument.

SC seeks experts, environmentalists' report on reducing garbage at landfill sites (21:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought a report of experts and environmentalist on reducing the gigantic mounds of garbage at the landfill sites at Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla here in national capital.

People are more important than industries, SC tells Centre (21:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday, while taking into note of a report that 60,000 people have died due to pollution, told the Centre that "people are more important than industries".

5 killed, thousands in hospital as heat wave hits Japan (21:24)
Tokyo, July 16 (IANS) Five people died and over 2,000 people were taken to hospitals due to heat exhaustion or heatstroke as heat wave continued to scorch Japan on Monday, the media reported.

Odisha CM urges Centre to tackle waterlogging at temple (21:12)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday requested Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma to take immediate steps to prevent waterlogging at the world famous Sun Temple at Konark.

HC takes suo moto cognisance on waterlogging in Delhi (20:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday took suo moto cognisance of the water logging problem in Delhi and asked the state government, civic authorities and other to file response related to the issue.

Maximum temperatures dip in Haryana, Punjab after rain (19:30)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Even though humid conditions prevailed over the region, the maximum temperatures dipped at most places acrossAHaryana and Punjab on Monday.

Heavy rains batter Maharashtra hill stations (19:10)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) After Mumbai and coastal districts, some of the most popular hill stations of Maharashtra were battered by heavy rains with Mahabaleshwar leading the list, according to the IMD here on Monday.

Indonesia villagers slaughter 292 crocodiles (18:50)
West Papua (Indonesia), July 16 (IANS) Hundreds of crocodiles in Indonesia were slaughtered in a retaliatory attack by locals after a villager was killed by one of the reptiles, officials said on Monday.

Essel plant to generate power from waste in Maharashtra (18:44)IANS Photo Service
Nagpur, July 16 (IANS) Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL) will construct Maharashtra's first Waste to Energy (WtE) plant with a capacity of 800 tonnes of waste, it was announced on Monday.

Pakistan's agriculture faces major blow due to water scarcity (17:48)
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan's agriculture is facing a major blow due to an ongoing water crisis in the country.

Ticks are more likely to attack blood group A: Study (13:48)
London, July 16 (IANS) People with type A blood could be more at risk of being bitten by a tick, including bugs that cause the potentially fatal Lyme disease, a study says.

The Indian Monsoon is a two-faced Janus: Both clean and dirty (12:16)
By Bhanu Sridharan
Chennai, July 16 (IANS/Mongabay) Every year during the dry season between December and March, a dirty haze appears over South Asia and China. It is a potent mixture of pollutants borne out of wood burning and crop burning, vehicular emissions and industrial combustion, christened the Asian Brown Cloud.

How we went wrong in understanding ecology - and what to do (Book Review) (12:16)
By Vikas DattaIANS Photo Service
Title: Being Ecological; Author: Timothy Morton; Publisher: Pelican/Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 399

Cloudy morning in Delhi, rains likely (10:12)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The national capital witnessed a cloudy and humid morning on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the Met office said.

Heavy rains in Kerala disrupts normal life (09:40)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Heavy rains pounded Kerala on Monday disrupting normal life with more rainfall predicted till Wednesday, weather officials said.

Plastic bags consumption reduces by 80% in Israel (07:06)
Tel Aviv, July 16 (IANS) Israeli consumption of plastic bags decreased by 80 per cent in 2017 than the year before, according to Israeli Environment Ministry on Sunday.

Delhi sees scattered rain on Sunday, to see light showers the week (Lead) (21:22)
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The National Capital on Sunday saw scattered rainfall with Met forecast predicting on and off monsoon showers throughout the week.

7 killed, 25 injured in J&K landslide (Lead) (19:38)IANS Photo Service
Jammu, July 15 (IANS) Seven persons were killed and over 25 injured in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Sunday, officials said.

Sri Lanka to build world class beach park (19:10)
Colombo, July 15 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government will construct a world class beach park, at a cost of $300 milliion, next to a mega multi-billion-dollar port city project in Colombo, the media reported on Sunday.

Haryana launches plantation drive in Gurugram (17:46)IANS Photo Service
Gurugram, July 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched a 'Paudhagiri campaign' (plantation drive) to increase the green cover in the state under which over 22 lakh plants will be planted during the monsoon season.

5 killed, 25 injured in J&K landslide (17:38)IANS Photo Service
Jammu, July 15 (IANS) Five persons were killed and 25 injured in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Sunday, officials said.

Himachal continues to experience rainfall (17:26)
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) Hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday continued to experience moderate to heavy rains and all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. There could be heavy rainfall at some places in the state till Monday, the Met office warned.

84 Amur leopard remain in the wild: Study (16:24)
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Scientists estimate that only 84 Amur leopards, a highly endangered specie, are left in the wild across its current range in Russia and China.

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