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87% of Himalayan glaciers stable since 2001: Javadekar

New Delhi: Dec 15; As many as 248 of 2,018 or 12.3% of Himalayan glaciers are "retreating" while 18 are advancing, environment minister, Prakash Javadekar told the Rajya Sabha on Monday in a written reply. The minister's reply, however, also revealed that a majority or about 86% of glaciers have remaned stable.

The minister said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in collaboration with the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) had conducted a study on a part of the glaciated region of Himalayas between 2004 and 2011 which threw up these results.

J-K: 4 terrorists killed in Bandipora encounter

Bandipora : At least four terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora town in an encounter with security forces on Monday.Operations betwe...

Gujarat proactively implementing social welfare schemes-Rupani

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said his government is proactively implementing various social welfare schemes with the aim of ensu...

BJP MLA moves court against AAP protest

New Delhi : Amid a tussle between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vijender Gupta...

Rain likely to lash North India in next 2 days

New Delhi : North India may witness rainfall in the next two days, forecasted the Indian Meteorological Department (MeT).Sunita Devi, Scientist in Met...