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Environment

Cong MP demands lions should not be radio-collared

NEW DELHI:Congress MP Shakti Singh Gohil on Thursday raised the issue of death of Asiatic Lions in the Rajya Sabha. He demanded that cubs should not be radio-collared as it hampers their growth and leads to untimely death of the big cats.

Hurricane Sally weakens storm after landfall in Alabama

WASHINGTON: Hurricane Sally has weakened into a Category 1 storm after making landfall in the US state of Alabama, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, adding that it was still life-threatening.

New $4.5mn Walmart Foundation grants to empower farmers in India

NEW DELHI: The Walmart Foundation on Thursday announced two new grants worth $4.5 million to help smallholder farmers earn more from improved output and fair market access.

Ganga water may help check Covid, BHU conducting study (IANS Special)

VARANSI: The Institute of Medical Sciences of the Banaras Hindu University (IMS-BHU) is now looking forward to conducting human trials of the Gangetic bacteriophages -- viruses that infect and kill bacterial cells -- to prove their therapeutic utility and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection (Covid-19).

Tropical storm Sally expected to hit Louisiana

WASHINGTON:Tropical storm Sally is expected to hit Louisiana on Tuesday as a Category 2 hurricane, prompting authorities to issue a mandatory evacuation order in some parts of the US state.

Declare Sultan Pur Lodhi Qila Sarai National Monument: Residents

PHILLAUR: Residents of Phillaur, Nakodar, Shahkot, and Sultan Pur Lodhi subdivisions have demanded that the historic Qila Sarai in Sultan Pur Lodhi should be declared as a National Monument and be handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India for proper maintenance.

Wildlife population declined by 68% since 1970: WWF

NEW DELHI: Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds' decline in less than half a century. This has contributed to environmental degradation, leading to the emergence of zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19, according to WWF's Living Planet Report, 2020.

Ramdas Athawale visits Kangana as mark of solidarity

MUMBAI: Union minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Thursday met actress Kangana Ranaut, in the wake of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolition action at her office building in Bandra the day before.

Athawale was spotted at the actress' residence at around 6.30pm on Thursday, just hours after she visited her office. He has been quite vocal in his support for the actress.

Gold smuggling case: NIA searches Coimbatore goldsmith's premises

CHENNAI:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials on Wednesday conducted searches at the residence and business premises of a goldsmith in Coimbatore as part of its ongoing probe into the Kerala gold smuggling case, police said.

1st batch of Russian vaccine produced for civilian circulation

MOSCOW/NEW DELHI:In some good news for millions living in hope for a Covid-19 vaccine shot, the Russian Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine has been produced for civilian circulation.

Daily Covid-19 cases in Canada up by 25%

OTTAWA:Canada reported an average of 545 daily Covid-19 cases last week, up 25 per cent from the previous week which saw a daily average of 435, Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said.

Healthy gut microbes key for space travelers to reach Mars

LONDON: Gut microbes have immense benefit and now, new research reports that promoting a healthy gut microbiome could protect travelers from the rigours of long space travel.

Vegetable vendor held for minor’s rape

CHANDIGARH: A 22-year-old vegetable vendor has been arrested on the charge of raping a 16-year-old girl.

Bulandshahr violence: SSP, two police officials transferred

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday transferred Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police Krishna Bahadur Singh and attached him to the office of the Director General of Police here, a Home Department official said on Saturday.

Krishnamurthy Subramanian new Chief Economic Adviser

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday appointed Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (ISB) Associate Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) in the Finance Ministry for a period of three years.

Military Literature Festival begins with tribute to WWI soldiers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor V.

Pak-India trade much below full potential of $37 billion: World Bank

ISLAMABAD: The current level of trade between Pakistan and India is valued at a little over $2 billion, but it could be as high as $37 billion if both neighbours agree to tear down artificial barriers, the World Bank said in a report.

On brink of losing voice, Sidhu advised rest

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been advised complete rest for up to five days after he injured his vocal chords during an exhaustive 17-day election campaign for Congress candidates in poll-bound states.

Haryana man gets death penalty for honour killing of sister

CHANDIGARH: In a case of honour killing, a 26- year-old man was on Wednesday awarded the death penalty by a court in Hisar town in Haryana for murdering his sister in February last year.

Delhi girl kills self, names her teacher 'tormentor'

NEW DELHI: Relentless humiliation and rebuke from her science teacher over the last couple of months forced a Class 7 student here to commit suicide by hanging herself, police said on Thursday.

Tsunami alert on Pacific islands after 7.5-magnitude quake

NOUMEA (NEW CALEDONIA): A 7.

Stickers Not To Be Pasted On Fruits And Vegetables- Food Safety Commissioner

CHANDIGARH: The Food Safety Commissioner Punjab in a letter to all the Food Safety Teams has directed them to spread awareness amongst traders that the fruits and vegetables should not be sold in the market with stickers pasted on them.

Capt Amarinder govt releases rs. 270 cr for clearing pending vat / gst refunds

CHANDIGARH: Giving a further push to the Captain Amarinder Singh led government’s efforts to streamline the state’s fiscal situation and ensure timely payments, the Finance Department has released another Rs.

Sidhu terms KCR family as 'Ali Baba Aur 4 Chor'

HYDERABAD: Congress leader and Punjab's Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday termed Telangana Chief Minister K.

Xi, Putin, Modi agree to increase trilateral cooperation

BUENOS AIRES: Leaders of India, China and Russia at a trilateral meeting held here had an in-depth exchange of views on expanding mutual cooperation in international forums and to encourage greater interaction among the three countries under new circumstances.

Modi government betrayed farmers: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: The Modi government has stabbed farmers in the back by telling the Supreme Court that it cannot implement recommendations of the M.

M/s Meveric Solution Inc. makes presentation before CM

SHIMLA : A presentation was made by M/s Maveric Solution Inc.

Fresh controversy: Navjot Sidhu’s photo with Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla goes viral

NEW DELHI: Navjot Singh Sidhu, on whom Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had showered praises yesterday at the Kartarpur event, landed in a fresh controversy today after pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla posted a photograph of himself on Facebook with the Congress leader.

Himachal Pradesh sufferd Rs. 1600 crores losses during monsoon: CM

Petrol pumps bonanza: Dealers to move court

MUMBAI: Barely 72 hours after the Centre announced a pre-election bonanza of distributing a staggering 55,649 new petrol pumps in the country, the apex body of their dealers plan to challenge the move in court, a top office-bearer said here on Wednesday.

Slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari's killer Naveed Jatt shot dead

SRINAGAR: A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Naveed Jatt, who was wanted for the murder of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police sources said.

Polling begins for Madhya Pradesh Assembly election

BHOPAL: Polling began at 7 a.

State level Divyang awards to be given on 3rd December - Aruna Chaudhary

CHANDIGARH: The Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister, Punjab, Mrs.

No shagun money paid to married girls in 9 months

MUKTSAR: Four months after coming to power in March last year, the Congress had increased the shagun amount under the Ashirwad scheme from Rs 15,000 to Rs 21,000.

Surprise Inspection of Fruit and Vegetable Markets under Tandrust Punjab Mission

CHANDIGARH: Under the Tandrust Punjab Mission, 62 teams of Mandi officials supported by officers of Health and Horticulture department inspected the main Fruit and Vegetable Markets of the State.

Installation of reflectors must be ensured atop trolleys fetching sugarcane to cooperative sugar mills: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: "The Punjab Government has decided to ensure installation of reflectors atop the trolleys fetching sugarcane to the cooperative sugar mills.

Kartarpur Corridor a bridge of peace: Navjot Sidhu ahead of inauguration

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that the Kartarpur corridor will be a bridge and will erase enmity between the two nations.

Capt Amarinder govt releases Rs. 667.63 cr towards power subsidy, gst, various schemes

CHANDIGARH: On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Finance Department has released another Rs.

Cooperation department undertakes measure to check road mishaps

CHANDIGARH: "The Punjab Government has decided to ensure installation of reflectors atop the trolleys fetching sugarcane to the cooperative sugar mills.

Indian national arrested for raping minor in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A 22-year-old Indian national has been arrested by the police in Nepal's Palpa district on the charge of raping a seven-year-old girl.

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