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Mercury dips in Himachal after rains (10:18) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Sep 22 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Saturday due to widespread rain. The weather bureau here said more rains are in store till Monday.

Widespread rainfall in Punjab, Haryana may damage paddy crop (09:48) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Widespread rainfall across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Saturday brought miseries to farmers as untimely showers have affected the standing paddy crop in the agrarian states.

Light rains, cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi (09:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) It was a cloudy Saturday morning in the national capital with light rains recorded in few parts. The minimum temperature recorded was 22.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.

Beijing holds VegFest as veganism gains popularity in China (08:08) IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) Around 10,000 people are expected to take part in a "Plant-Based Festival" in Beijing this weekend as many people in China are pursuing healthy, eco-friendly and trendy lifestyles and has prompted especially the younger generation, to go vegan.

Six of 11 lions in Gir die in infighting: Forest Department (21:22)
Gandhinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) As many as six of the 11 Asiatic lions found dead during the last eleven days in their only abode, Gir forests, died fighting among themselves, according to Gujarat Forest Department officials. The cause of death of the other five is yet to be ascertained.

19 smuggled exotic birds recovered in Bengal (20:12)
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Nineteen exotic birds smuggled into India from Bangladesh in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, were recovered on Friday. One person has been arrested.

Agra cools after showers (19:14)
Agra, Sep 21 (IANS) Ending a long dry spell, the clouds opened on Friday afternoon bringing relief to the lakhs of saplings planted by government departments and voluntary groups in the city this season.

Heavy rain alert in Punjab this weekend (19:08)
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The Punjab government on Friday issued an alert for heavy rains across the state till September 24.

Heavy rains forecast for UP (17:18)
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) After a gap of almost 10 days, rains are set to return to some parts of Uttar Pradesh, the weatherman said on Friday.

Himachal may get heavy rains till Sep 24 (15:42) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is likely to get heavy rains over the next three days, with the southwest monsoon remaining subdued for over a fortnight, the Met office here Friday.

Solid waste in Himachal's industrial hub health hazard: Watchdog (15:32)
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) For the last two years, the civic body of the Baddi town, Himachal Pradesh's biggest industrial hub, has been dumping municipal waste in Kenduwal village that has become a potential health hazard, an environmental watchdog said on Friday.

Emami Paper to invest Rs 2K cr in Gujarat for greenfield plant (14:44)
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Emami Paper Mills on Friday said it will invest Rs 2,000 crore for setting up its new manufacturing plant at Bharuch in Gujarat and also for adding capacity in the second phase.

UN Secretary General to visit India with focus on renewable energy (14:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will embark on a four-day visit to India from October 1 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which he will attend a series of events on renewable energy and sanitation, it was announced on Friday.

Cyclone Daye weakens, dumps heavy rain in Odisha (12:46) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Several parts of Odisha have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms under the impact of cyclonic storm Daye.

Light rains likely in Delhi (10:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It was a mainly clear sky on Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.8 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, with light rains predicted for the day ahead.

New nano-filter cleans water 100 times faster: Scientists (08:42)
Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) Australian scientists said on Friday that they have developed a nano-filter that can clean contaminated water 100 times faster than the current technology, pointing to better access to the crucial resource worldwide.

Philippines landslide toll reaches 22 (08:28) IANS Photo Service
Manila, Sep 21 (IANS) The death toll from a landslide in Philippines has reached 22, an official said on Friday.

Conflicts, climate worsen food insecurity in many countries (05:46)
Rome, Sep 21 (IANS/AKI) Persistent conflicts and extreme weather are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, said a report issued on Thursday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Cyclone alert for South Odisha and Coastal Andhra (20:12)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued a cyclone alert for South Odisha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Landslide in Philippines kills 15 (Second Lead) (20:04)
Manila, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 15 people died on Thursday and more than 50 were missing after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried several houses in the Philippines Cebu province, authorities said.

Landslide in Philippines kills 6 (Lead) (17:18)
Manila, Sep 20 (IANS) Six people died and at least 20 houses were buried on Thursday after a landslide in Philippines' Cebu province.

Cyclone alert issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh (14:48)
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued a cyclone alert for Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

4 killed in Philippines landslide (14:04)
Manila, Sep 20 (IANS) Four people died and at least 20 houses were buried on Thursday after a landslide in Philippines' Cebu province.

Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi (09:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) It was a sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average.

Australian woman critical after shark attack (08:22)
Canberra, Sep 20 (IANS) An Australian woman was in a critical condition on Thursday after being attacked by a shark.

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