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Monday, October 02, 2017

Wait for next year begins
The Telegraph

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar, Oct. 1: The immersion ceremony of Goddess Durga neared completion in the twin cities today with more than two lakh people taking part in the processions this time. The immersion exercise took place with tight security and passed more....

Hundreds of stingrays, prawns washed ashore near Alibag
The Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Hundreds of live stingrays, prawns and other smaller fish species were washed ashore close to the Alibag coast in Raigaddistrict in the past two days. Marine experts said that this phenomenon usually takes place towards the end of mon more....

States asked to identify water bodies under new rules for wetlands preservation
Greater Kashmir

The Centre has notified a new set of rules for preservation of wetlands under which the states will have to identify water bodies to be brought under this category by March next year. The Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017, notified more....

India among the worst affected by climate change: IMF study
Live Mint

A study on the impact of climate change by the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, shows countries in the tropics will be the worst affected as a result of global warming. “For the median emerging market economy, a 1°C increase from a temperature o more....

Plea in Supreme Court to protect tigers, conserve habitat

Chennai: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking to direct the Central Government and authorities to protect tigers from poaching, poisoning and hunting across the country. The petitioners, Chennai based entrepreneur VivekDilip and Suprem more....

Mohali’s Chhatbir Zoo adds three new species to its family
The Hindustan Times

Ahead of the National Wildlife Week, Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park — popular as Chhatbir Zoo — has welcomed seven new members belonging to three species — Indian wolf, Royal snake and Chukar partridge. With this, the total number of species at more....

Hospitals flouting biomedical waste rules on Telangana’s radar

Hyderabad: The state government has taken a serious note on the non-implementation of the biomedical waste management rules by healthcare facilities, including government hospitals like NIMS, Osmania and Gandhi hospital. Interestingly, only a 10 per more....

Centre notifies new rules for preservation of wetlands
Press Trust of India

New Delhi, Oct 1 (PTI) The Centre has notified a new set of rules for preservation of wetlands under which the states will have to identify water bodies to be brought under this category by March next year. The Wetlands (Conservation and Managemen more....

Yamuna in distress after immersions
The Hindu

Debris from hundreds of Plaster of Paris idols and plastic waste found in different ghats Government agencies in the national capital have failed the dying Yamuna yet again this year, as the nine-day-long Durga Puja festivities, which came to a halt more....

Durga Puja Committee Goes Green, Immerses Eco-Friendly Idols In A Pit

NEW DELHI: The five-day Durga Puja festivities came to an end yesterday with the immersion of idols across the country. But a day after, the Yamuna and other ghats in the national capital are filled with broken, undissolved Plaster of Paris idols. T more....

Durga idols immersion in Delhi adds up to polluted Yamuna

New Delhi [India]: After the conclusion of the 10-day celebrations of Durga Puja in New Delhi, the immersion of idols of goddess Durga started on Saturday in the national capital’s only river body, Yamuna. Hundreds of devotees gathered on the banks o more....

No lessons learnt: immersion remains choke Yamuna again
The Hindu

Remnants of idols, other plastic materials choke river after festivities end The government agencies in the Capital have failed the Yamuna yet again with tonnes of toxic and non-biodegradable waste choking the river post Durga idol immersions on Sat more....

Gurgaon India’s most polluted city on Sunday
The Times of India

GURUGRAM: Gurgaon was the most polluted city in the country on Sunday, with its Air Quality Index (AQI) touching the 274 mark (considered 'poor'). In contrast, Delhi's AQI was a 'moderate' 196. PM2.5 levels were reported between 112.78 to 118.90 mic more....

Yesterdays News (Sunday, October 01, 2017 )
New wetland conservation rules notified
Immersion without hiccups
Climate change to impact State’s water resources: Govt report
Delhi’s air goes from moderate to poor, likely to get worse soon
Fireworks in Delhi-NCR: Fresh plea challenges lifting of Supreme Court ban
Dussehra rally too loud, complains activist in Mumbai
Faith, ecology come together as immersion bucks pollution trend
Delhi's air turning foul again after respite since January
Year-long havan in Gurugram to fight air pollution
Wildlife smuggling continues in frontier areas

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