Odisha cabinet approves green cover along major rivers

Bhubaneswar, Nov 9 (IANS) Odisha will create a green belt along the banks of major rivers such as the Mahanadi, Brahmani, Baitarini and Rusikulya, the state cabinet decided on Friday. The main objective of the scheme is to rejuvenate the rivers. The green cover will lie within one km width[Read More…]

Diwali more polluted this year than last: CPCB

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) This year’s Diwali was more polluted than last year’s due to heavy fireworks and unfavourable weather conditions like low temperature and wind speed, triggering a spike in particle pollutants, a report said on Friday. The report said that this year’s Diwali, which was on November[Read More…]

J&K governor reviews security ahead of Panchayat polls

Jammu, Nov 9 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday reviewed security arrangements ahead of panchayat polls in the state. “In a meeting attended by senior civil, police, central armed forces, the Army, state and Central intelligence agencies, the Governor undertook a detailed review of security management-related[Read More…]

HAL conducts spin test of basic trainer aircraft

Bengaluru, Nov 9 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on Friday conducted the spin testing of its basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 with controls in the aerospace hub of Bengaluru. “Our test pilots Group Captain (retired) K.K. Venugopal and Group Captain (retired) S. Chakki flew the aircraft for the maiden spin testing[Read More…]

Will do everything for peace in Afghanistan: Russia

Moscow, Nov 9 (IANS) Russia’s Foreign Minister on Friday said his country would do everything possible to bring peace to Afghanistan to help start a new chapter in the war-torn South Asian nation. Sergey Lavrov was speaking in Moscow at the opening of the second round of consultations on Afghanistan,[Read More…]

Army porter killed in ceasefire violation (Lead)

Jammu, Nov 9 (IANS) An Army porter was killed on Friday in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Akhnoor sector along the Line of Control in Jammu district, defence sources said. “An army porter identified as Deepak Kumar was martyred in sniper fire from Pakistan side. Our troops have[Read More…]

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