Cyclonic storm ‘DAYE’ over Odisha moves west-northwestwards, weakens into a deep depression; heavy downpour forecast for next 12 hours

The cyclonic storm “DAYE” over south Odisha and its neighbourhood has moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 26 kilometres per hour and weakened into a deep depression.  AIR correspondent reports as the cyclonic storm crossed Odisha coast, heavy downpour occurred in the southern and south-west region of the State, raising the water level of
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The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning that extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over Odisha during the next 24 hours.  In a weather bulletin on Thursday, the Met Department said that satellite images indicate that a depression has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and North Odisha coasts. Rainfall at
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Warn of action against use of chemicals A day after The Hindu published a reportthat 11 samples of fish tested positive for formalin, the State Fisheries Department and the Food Safety Department swung into action, testing samples sold across markets. The Food Safety Department directed district officers and food safety officers to inspect fish markets and
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As carbon dioxide rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice will lose some of its protein and vitamin content, putting millions of people at risk of malnutrition, scientists warned on Wednesday. The change could be particularly dire in southeast Asia where rice is a major part of the daily diet, said the report
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The government is changing the visa rules to help Indians who get married on foreign soil. Foreigners getting married to Indian nationals abroad will no longer have to get their tourist visas converted into dependent visas, as the Union Home Ministry is set to change the rules. The decision came after a Filipino, who married
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EIA report says 18 factories in 10 Chinese provinces admitted to using banned chlorofluorocarbons An environmental pressure group claimed on Monday that Chinese factories are illegally using ozone-depleting CFCs, which have recently seen a spike in emissions that has baffled scientists. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) campaign group said 18 factories in 10 Chinese provinces
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Kerala government will introduce a mobile app to help transgenders The State government will roll out a mobile app for transgenders in the State since very few have registered for the transgender ID card scheme. So far, only 300-odd transgenders have registered for scheme, many being reluctant to reveal their identity. The ID cards too
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The campaign for reusable straws can look at this innovation from the Andamans If things go according to plan, you could be sipping your drink using a bamboo straw by next year. A scientist from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, has come out with a green alternative to
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Multinational eateries, schools fined; vendors hit as goods are seized The country’s commercial capital on Saturday became the first major city to embrace a tough plastic-free regime, even as the rains made the transition from the ubiquitous polythene carry-bag a tricky affair. The municipal authorities, meanwhile, decided to defer penal action against users and small
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A look at the 2016 Rules totreat andrecycle plastic waste The Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016 are the sharpest prongs in India’s legal arsenal against plastic. The most significant aspect of the Rules is that they strengthen the concept of ‘extended producers responsibility’ whereby plastics manufacturers and retail establishments that use plastic are legally
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