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Bihar suspends erring official engaged in relief work

Cracking the whip on erring officials engaged in earthquake and tropical storm relief work, the government has suspended one official, lodged FIRs against some and stopped salary of nearly......

Bihar storm kills 42, seriously injures over 80 persons

At least 42 persons were killed and over 80 seriously injured when a tropical storm ravaged 12 districts of Bihar on Tuesday night, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday. “Altogether......

Malaria deaths down, dengue up in India

Mosquitoes claim most human lives worldwide; the threat is highest in tropical regions.The graphic, above, shows the change in number of deaths in India due to malaria and dengue over the last few......

Tropical Cyclone Jack halts aerial search for MH370

Air search operations to hunt for the crashed MH370 were suspended on Tuesday due to a tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean, as a robotic mini-submarine neared completion of its......

Phailin is the strongest cyclone to hit India since 1999

United States experts have described Phailin as the strongest tropical cyclone to hit India in 14 years. The US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Centre in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, said Phailin is now......

Modi pulls up rich nations on climate change

Modi reiterated his plans to launch an alliance of 121 solar-rich nations in the tropics aimed at bringing affordable solar power to villages that are off the grid. In a blunt warning to rich......

Icrisat HQ to remain in India

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat) will continue to maintain its headquarters at Patancheru in India, while enhancing its research activities and impact......

Rains may break 2-year El Nino jinx

  After a hotter than usual summer, a better monsoon would boost agriculture, rural demand Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan’s hopes of a normal monsoon this year -- after......

Swachh Bharat cess: Pay more for air travel, eating out!

The decision to impose 0.5 per cent cess will translate into a tax of 50 paise only on every Rs 100 worth of taxable services. All services, including air travel, telephony, eating out and banking......

Lessons for the govt to help crisis-hit farmers

The monsoon is our finance minister and it is not just capricious, but perhaps the most globalised Indian. We need to invest in the science of monsoons and weather forecasting, notes Sunita Narain.......

Why Go Goa Gone could be Saif's Tropic Thunder

Rediff.com's film critic Raja Sen, who has written the dialogues for the zombie-comedy Go Goa Gone, tell us why Saif Ali Khan's character is such a gamechanger.From the very first time I read an......

PIX: Parineeti holidays in Australia

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:  Parineeti Chopra is enjoying her holiday in Queensland, Australia, and posted some pictures on Instagram.'What......

Can you recognise this actor?

It took us a couple of seconds to believe the actor playing Whitey Bulger in the upcoming Black Mass -- an old man with a receding hairline and eerily light eyes -- was Johnny Depp. ......

Kareena, Hrithik, Sonakshi, Soha: Bollywood LOVES Maldives!

Is this the ultimate filmi tourist destination?While the upwardly mobile prefer to fly away to cooler climes when Mumbai is marinating in the summer heat, Bollywood prefers to take off to the......

Sexy, glam, dramatic! Hollywood stars at Cannes

Hollywood adds a generous dash of glamour at the ongoing French film festival.Several Hollywood stars joined Katrina Kaif at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Take a look:......

World Cup Fan Zone: Party is getting bigger and better in Brazil

Many fans arrived in Brazil for the World Cup expecting a six-week party with a heady mix of top quality football, tropical beaches and Caipirinha cocktails played out to the soundtrack of a funky......

Sexy Vanessa-Mae to trade violin for ski at Sochi Games

Violin star Vanessa-Mae will put on her slalom skis next month to become only the third person to represent tropical Thailand at the Winter Olympics. A British citizen, the 35-year-old Vanessa-Mae......

Pot luck: FIFA to go ahead with controversial WC draw procedure

FIFA will go ahead with its controversial decision to stage World Cup matches at midday in tropical venues, president Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday as soccer's governing body announced a bafflingly......

Federer, Serena march on in US Open heat

Top-ranked Roger Federer continued his dynamic US Open form in near-tropical conditions on Saturday while fourth seed Serena Williams braved the steaming heat to avenge a shock defeat she suffered......

Storm may disrupt England-Bangladesh clash

England's World Cup showdown with Bangladesh on Friday could be disrupted by a huge tropical rain storm, forecasters say. "Storms accompanied by hail and rain could well hit any part of the country......
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Coping with summer

By Anand Pendharkar | Posted 5 hours Unlike our cities, fragile flora and fauna has evolved mechanisms to survive harsh climatic conditions... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/anand-pendharkar-coping-with-summer/17185195
Snow underwater? It's corals spawning

The beaches of Singapore's idyllic southern islands have been touted as a great place to unwind, but over the past week, the area has had a... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/features/snow-underwater-it-s-corals-spawning/139636.html
France to build Australia subs but US to arm them

Australia may have awarded France a bumper contract to build its next generation of submarines, but its highly secretive combat system will come... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/france-build-australia-subs-us-034749529.html
Seychelles carnival media coverage still going days after the event

The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. U.S., May 1 -- The theme for this year's Carnaval... ...

http://www.htsyndication.com/htsportal/article/Seychelles-carnival-media-coverage-still-going-days-after-the-event/12863535
Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires

Indonesia is pushing to ban new palm oil operations after last year's haze-belching forest fires were partly blamed on the industry's expansion,... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/indonesia-takes-aim-palm-oil-014339443.html

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