Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

Plants & Trees

Your Plants May Benefit From Compounds Produced By Ants!

Sep 26, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Plants with diseases resistant to available pesticides may also benefit from the compounds produced by ants to protect themselves

How Your Plants Recognise And Respond To Microbe Invasion

Sep 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The initial defence begins with the detection of invaders at the cell surface, while a second alarm pathway is triggered within the cell

Telangana To Turn Barren Lands To Forests By Dropping Seeds From Drones

TheTelangana government is set to launch a drone-based afforestation project named 'Hara Bahara.

Plant milk: The emerging recipe for sustainable staple diets

Jun 01, 2021 Humane Society International India

Demand of diary has paved the way for plant-based dairy products and other milk alternatives

This Anti-COVID Face Mask May Make Your Garden Bloom

A Dutch designer has created a face cover that, unlike surgical masks, can be buried after use and is said to bloom into flowers in some time

18 February, 2021

AquaVitals, Your Port-Of-Call For A healthy Underwater Space

From giving the most appropriate composts to assembling the actual items, that will give your aquarium a much-unrivalled look, AquaVitals will satisfy all the requirements.

13 September, 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput's Fans Are Planting Trees; #Plants4SSR Trending On Twitter

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Television actor Ankita Lokhande also shared a picture in which she and her dog Hatchi are seen planting few saplings inside her Mumbai residence.

21 August, 2020

70 Trees Lopped Off, 170 More Could Face Axe For Road Widening Near Gandhi Ashram

Rosamma Thomas

Local people, among them several teachers and doctors, are agitating over the loss of tree cover and have formed a committee -- the Vriksh Bachao Samiti -- to protect the trees.

07 October, 2019

India's Green Cover Increased By 15K Sq Km: Prakash Javadekar On Aarey Forest Issue

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The apex court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in Aarey Colony in Mumbai to build a Metro car shed.

04 October, 2019

Bombay HC Junks Pleas Seeking Forest Tag For Aarey, Refuses To Stop Tree Felling

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A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre dismissed four petitions filed by NGOs and environmental activists on issues related to Aarey colony in Goregaon, a major green lung of the metropolis.

14 August, 2019

'Become Our Tree Brothers': Odisha Women Gift Saplings To Brahmagiri Villagers To Rebuild Green Cover

Aurko Mahapatra and Akash Baghar

In an age where people stuck in their ways and traditions are holding the world back by refusing to acknowledge changing climate and social norms, this was a refreshing instance of using an age-old tradition to move the world forward.


09 July, 2019

On Mahatma's Birth Anniversary, A 150-Km 'Padayatra'; PM Modi Urges BJP MPs

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked BJP lawmakers to visit constituencies where the BJP organisation was weak and reach out to the public seeking their feedback and gauging their expectations, while also discussing Gandhian thoughts with them.

06 April, 2019

Sikhs All Over The World To Plant A Million Trees To Celebrate 550th Birthday Of Guru Nanak

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The Sikh diaspora, all over the world has taken on the challenge to plant a million tree across India, Malaysia, Pakistan, US, UK, and many other countries, to celebrate the 550th birthday of Baba Guru Nanak, who founded Sikhism.

15 January, 2019

Cotton Seed Planted By Chinese Lunar Lander Germinates On Moon

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A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said on Tuesday.

12 July, 2018

Love In The Times Of 'Redevelopment'

Juhi Saklani

Not just anger against a destructive plan being forced on them, but also sheer love for trees, recently brought Delhiites together to save some 15,000 trees. Discreetly among them were government servants who were supposed to be the beneficiaries of the plan

04 July, 2018

Can't Leave The City To Die Like This: Delhi HC

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"Delhi government shall explain how a fully grown tree could be equated with 10 saplings? How long a sapling will take to grow as a tree. Delhi was earlier known for its bird population," the bench said.


29 June, 2018

Seven Colonies In South Delhi Safe For Now, Union Minister Says No Trees To Be Cut For Redevelopment

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The housing and urban affairs minister said the agencies have been asked to rework and redesign the plans to avoid cutting of trees.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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