Parts of Delhi sizzle over 44 degrees, more heat likely

New Delhi, May 21 : The national capital on Monday saw the warmest day of year with mercury crossing 44 degrees Celsius in some areas while the average maximum temperature was recorded at 41.8 degree Celsius, two notches above the season’s average. The situation is only likely to exacerbate. Heat wave conditions may grip parts […]

‘Laze’ warning issued as Hawaiian lava reaches sea

[Pahoa : Lava explodes above a tree on Kilauea volcano, Sunday, May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials say a small eruption has occurred at the Kilauea volcano summit, producing an ash plume that reached about 7,000 feet. The County of Hawaii issued a civil defense message early Monday about the eruption and warning that […]

Agra water tragedy: 25 years on, solution a dream

By Brij Khandelwal Agra, May 21 : A quarter century after 25 people died from drinking contaminated water supplied by the civic body, the Taj city continues to face an acute shortage of safe drinking water for its urban population of two million. On May 21, 1993, over two dozen people in Khatik Para, Ghatiya, […]

Punjab government patronising environmental massacre: Sukhbir

Chandigarh, May 21 : In the wake of death of a large number of fish in the Beas river, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday accused the Punjab government of “patronising an environmental massacre by turning a blind eye to massive and manmade ecological disaster” caused by industries. In a letter to […]

BSES offers economical energy efficient ACs

New Delhi, May 21 : In a move to promote energy efficiency, Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES on Monday announced an air conditioner (AC) replacement scheme which will allow consumers to save up to Rs 7,500 annually depending on the type of AC. A discom statement said the “AC Replacement Scheme” launched by BSES […]