Uma Bharti launches Namami Gange projects in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 9 : Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday launched nine projects under Namami Gange programme for cleaning and conserving river Ganga in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district. The Namami Gange programme was first announced by the central government in July 2014 and consists primarily of efforts to prevent agricultural runoff and human waste from flowing […]

Inclement weather once again disrupts Simhasta Kumbh Mela in MP

Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), May 9 : Chaos prevailed at the ongoing Simhasta Kumbh Mela here on Monday as high-speed wind and accompanying rain disrupted the smooth conduct of the second ‘shahi snan’ (royal bath). Many pandals or makeshift tents collapsed due to the inclement weather while scores of others were waterlogged, leading to panic among […]

Salt room therapy beneficial in asthma treatment: Doctors

New Delhi, May 9 : As deteriorating air quality can lead to increase in asthma cases, health experts have suggested salt room therapy as highly beneficial in the treatment of the respiratory illness. According to them, salt room therapy has been tested in various parts of the world. It is completely natural and can provide […]

Use fish poop to feed plants, conserve water

Kolkata, May 9 : Want to conserve water and grow plants indoors without soil? One can do that by using fish poop. IIT-Guwahati student Siddharth Nimkar and his batchmates have developed a small scale model, consisting of a fish tank and a soil-less plant bed, to enable one to grow plants indoors without soil. Plants […]

Steps against brick kilns won’t curb pollution: CSE

New Delhi, May 9 : The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board’s initiative to curb air pollution from brick kilns is “half-baked” and not likely to succeed, the CSE said on Monday. The Board has directed the brick kiln industry to change technology from natural draft to induced draft within 90 days. It has issued a […]