3 killed in 6.5-magnitude Indonesia earthquake

Jakarta, Dec 16 : At least three people were killed and seven injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java damaging 950 buildings, officials said on Saturday. The deceased include two women aged 80 and 34 and a 60-year-old man, a National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson said in a statement. The […]

Pradhan inaugurates first 2 CNG stations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 : Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated Odisha’s first two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations at Chandrasekharpur and Patia area of Bhubaneswar. The Minister inaugurated the two CNG stations here under the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga scheme to provide cheaper, environment-friendly and safer fuel to the CNG-run […]

British envoy draws attention to plastic pollution in oceans

Kolkata, Dec 16 : Juxtaposing the naturalness of silk with the artificiality of plastic, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday drew attention to the health of rivers and plastic pollution in the oceans. “It is incredibly appropriate that we are celebrating rivers at this particular point in time.. They reflect not only […]

Mercury to remain low for three days in NCR, air improves

New Delhi, Dec 16 : With dry and cold northwesterly winds blowing, the mercury may fall by a degree for the next three days, with the minimum temperature around Delhi likely to hover around 7 degrees, the weatherman said on Saturday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature may fall only by […]

3 killed in Philippines storm

Bangkok, Dec 16 : At least three people were killed and six others went missing after tropical storm Urduja struck the central Philippines, officials said on Saturday. One child was killed in a flood, an adult died in a landslide and a fisherman was killed in an accident, a National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management […]

All 438 Central Railway stations to have LED lights by March

Mumbai, Dec 16 : The Central Railway is on way to install energy-saving LED lights at all its 438 stations by March 2018, and exploit solar and wind power in a big way to cut on electricity bills, an official said here on Saturday. The CR and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd have signed an agreement […]