Audi CEO arrested in diesel emissions probe

Madrid, June 18 : Rupert Stadler, the Chief Executive of German carmaker Audi, was arrested on Monday in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal. German prosecutors named Stadler and one other Audi executive as suspects for fraud and false advertisement in the car maker’s continuing emissions scandal, Efe news reported. Nicolai Laude, […]

How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use

Toronto, June 18 : Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. According to the study, controlling the mosquitoes at the larval stage may be the best strategy to reduce their population. The researchers showed that introducing hungry minnows — small freshwater fish […]

3 killed in Japan quake

[Takatsuki : Passengers descend from a train on the track after train service was suspended to check for damage following an earthquake in Takatsuki city, Osaka, western Japan, Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka on Monday morning. /PTI] Tokyo, June 18 : At […]

3 killed in Japan quake

[Osaka : People wait for train service to resume following an earthquake in Osaka, Monday, June 16, 2018. A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. /PTI] Tokyo, June 18 : At least three people were killed and over […]

My illness delayed Goa going plastic free by 2018: Parrikar

Panaji, June 18 : Stating that his mission to make Goa plastic free by 2018 was delayed because of his illness, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the state government will take strong steps to achieve the target. “We will take powerful steps to ensure that Goa is plastic free by 2018. Because of […]

Monsoon is both a pollution pump and a cleanser, says study

By K.S. Jayaraman Bengaluru, June 18 : Like Janus, the Greek god, the Indian monsoon has two faces, according to a report by researchers from Germany in the journal “Science”. The report says the monsoon convection not only transports pollutants upward all the way to the stratosphere (that starts at 18 km), from where they […]