In some areas of Rajasthan, 10-20% of the standing crop has been damaged
Sanjeeb Mukherjee & Sahil Makkar

JAIPUR: The mystery over the existence of Saraswati river, it seems, may soon be solved.

BIKANER: A wild life conservator spotted a rare sight in Bikaner recently, a vulture chick. It belongs to the endangered long-billed vulture species.

Rains and hailstorms lashed the state of Rajasthan killing 12 people and damaging Rabi crops in the last 24 hours, officials said today.

Swine flu has claimed nine more lives in parts of Rajasthan in the last 48 hours, raising the toll due to H1N1 virus to 375 since January this year, an official said today.

State animal Chinkara, the state bird Great Indian Bustard and the national bird Peacock can all be offered over dinner in Rajasthan.

JAIPUR: The arid regions of Rajasthan are the worst sufferer of climatic changes, according to Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur.

After prolonged respite from the blistering heat conditions mercury took an upward swing and heat wave conditions revived in the state.

As many as 300 people were taken ill after drinking contaminated water at an industrial area in Bikaner over the past three days.

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the ministry of environment and forests to set up a national environment regulator with offices in every state to “appraise and monitor” the process for granting green clearances and how the regulations are complied with.

Industry expects the move to make the process, now fraught with uncertainties and huge delays, more transparent and efficient. At present, more than 4,600 proposals are pending with the forest advisory committee (FAC) for final clearance.