Light or non-inhaling smokers are damaging their health far more seriously than they may think, and women in particular are more at risk than men, a study of Danes has found. "There is an amazingly

A UN study has discovered a 3-km deep blanket of pollution spread over South Asia which can radically change the monsoon pattern, cause drought, reduce India's winter rice yield and lead to a spurt

Emphasising the pivotal role of women and children in making Delhi a green and clean city, the Delhi Chief minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, called upon women of Delhi to adopt trees in their

At a time when there is a glut of rice in the country's godowns and markets, and there is almost a consensus on the need for crop diversification by weaning the farmer from the paddy-wheat rotation,

A recent survey has revealed that about 12-15 per cent of school children are suffering from asthma in India. This was revealed by Dr Deepak Talwar, Chairman,Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases.

Bandaal village in Fatehpur block is in the grip of gastro-enteritis with more than 24 persons, including children, ill. Two persons have already died. Health officials have rushed to the village to

In a significant development which may result in the closure of about 60 tanneries, set up at Leather Complex here under a special project of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation

The residents of one of the most polluted cities in India can breathe easy now. Adopting a tough posture against the dye house owners, the Panipat district (Haryana) administration has sealed 25 dye

Punjab Chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh announced that he would soon be writing to the central government for the assessment of the drought like situation in Punjab. He said, although Punjab

The Kali Bein rivulet has virtually turned into a stream of sullage with 45 lakh litres of untreated poisonous water from over 100 tanneries flowing into it daily due to the non-functioning of the