Education Minister Okendra Moirangthem's whimsical order directing government-run schools and colleges to enrol all students who seek admission has created a curious problem.

Years of illegal sand mining on beaches in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin, Tirunelvelli and Kanyakumari districts is affecting ecology, marine life and the entire coastal community.

With successful implementation of phase-I of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha has been selected for phase-II of the project by the Union ministry of forest and environment

A cholera outbreak at a village in north-east Afghanistan has infected 1,492 people, killed a young woman and left another 100 in critical condition, a provincial official said today.

A 6.3-magnitude quake struck off eastern Indonesia on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Karnataka is setting up a Natural Calamities Relief Fund with a corpus of Rs 125 crore to reduce hardships of the people hit by such disasters besides meeting the demands of the affected district

About 30 to 40 people were buried today in a rain-triggered landslide in China's southwestern Sichuan Province, as reported by local officials.

A four-year-old girl died due to measles and over 20 children are suffering from the disease at a village in Ganjam district, officials said today.

A strong 6.4-magnitude quake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra today, US seismologists said, just days after a tremor on the vast island killed dozens and left thousands homeless.

At least 11 people have been killed in an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus in northern Chile, where the rate of infection is more than six times higher than the rest of the country, as reported by the au