Delhi Police cracks down on firecracker shops

New Delhi, Oct 17 : Dozens of shops were found selling firecrackers in Delhi on Tuesday as police moved to ensure strict implementation of a Supreme Court order banning the sale and purchase of crackers in the capital due to pollution concerns around Diwali. No firecracker shop in the capital would be allowed to open […]

EPCA implements ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ categories of GRAP

New Delhi, Oct 17 : Ahead of Diwali and the winter season, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has implemented the “Very Poor” and “Severe” categories of its Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region. The decision was announced at a press conference here on Tuesday evening […]

‘India can reduce 520 mn tonnes of greenhouse gas’

New Delhi/Washington, Oct 17 : India can offset close to 520 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year through reforestation alone, according to a study. The study, released by The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organisation said that merely by conservation of nature, and reforestation, about 37 per cent of global greenhouse gas emission […]

Whales, dolphins have rich ‘human-like’ cultures: Study

London, Oct 17 : Whales and dolphins live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects, much like human societies, according to a study. The findings revealed that these intelligent creatures (also called Cetaceans) have sophisticated social and cooperative behaviour traits, such as regional group dialects, looking […]

Don’t deface public property during polls: Himachal HC

Shimla, Oct 17 : Acting tough ahead of the November 9 assembly polls, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the state election officials to ensure that no defacement of public property by any political party takes place in the run-up to the electoral exercise. A division bench, comprising of acting Chief Justice Sanjay […]