Environmental Issues

In Assam, adjutant storks get a baby shower

A village in central Assam’s Kamrup district on Thursday observed a unique ceremony for a bird which, in the folklore of some countries, is fabled to bring home babies. The villagers organised a baby shower for the greater adjutant storks nesting in their neighbourhood. Panchamrit is an Assamese ceremony entailing …

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Heavy rain likely today, tomorrow

India Meteorological Department has warned that the coastal districts in the State are likely to receive heavy rain on Thursday and Friday. Rainfall in the districts are likely to exceed 65 mm on Thursday with heavy rainfall in isolated places in the coastal belt. Heavy to very heavy rain is …

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Bikes exempted from odd-even scheme

Two-wheelers and cars carrying children in school uniform will also be exempted from the odd-even road rationing scheme which will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. The odd-even scheme will be implemented from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all …

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Odisha renews effort to revive gharial population

Five reptiles, fitted with radio transmitters, released into Satkosia gorge of Mahanadi Odisha has renewed its effort to revive the population of gharials, a “critically endangered” species of crocodile, in their natural habitat by releasing five reptiles into the Satkosia gorge of Mahanadi — the southernmost limit of gharials’ home …

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