India needs strong commitment to manage its waste: Experts

India needs strong commitment to manage its waste: Experts

A man sorts bottles at a plastic junkyard on World Environment Day, in Chandigarh, India. REUTERS/Ajay Verma   Singapore, May 25 (PTI) India needs to have a strong commitment on waste management with concerted efforts from all stakeholders including policy-makers, bureaucracy and the people, experts here said. The call came during the launch of a […]

Illegal online sales of endangered wildlife rife in Europe

London, May 23 (IANS): The online sale of endangered and threatened wildlife was rife across Europe, ranging from live cheetahs, orangutans, bears, polar bear skins, live reptiles and birds, a new investigation has revealed.   Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) spent six weeks tracking adverts on 100 online marketplaces in four […]

Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head

Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.   “Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats the planet […]

Chimps sleep on cleaner beds than humans: Study

New York, May 16 (IANS) If you think humans sleep on cleaner beds than other species, think again. According to a study, chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary relatives, keep their sleeping arrangements tidier than us.   The finding showed that human being’s sheets and mattresses harboured far more bacteria from their bodies than the animals’ beds […]

Ranveer Singh lends voice for Hindi version of ‘Deadpool 2’

Ranveer Singh lends voice for Hindi version of ‘Deadpool 2’

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS): Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has lent his voice to Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool in the Hindi version of Hollywood film “Deadpool 2”.   The film tells the story of an adult superhero with a twisted sense of humour. Based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, “Deadpool” is the original story of a former […]

‘Peter Rabbit’ to get a sequel

‘Peter Rabbit’ to get a sequel

Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS): Director Will Gluck will be back to helm the sequel of “Peter Rabbit”, which is slated to open in 2020.   Sony Pictures has dated “Peter Rabbit 2” for release on February 7, 2020 in the US and March 27, 2020 in the UK. Gluck will be writing the sequel too, […]

Katrina is same despite fame: Isabelle

Katrina is same despite fame: Isabelle

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS): Actress Isabelle Kaif, who is preparing for a “hectic” life in the film industry, says her sister and actress Katrina Kaif has not changed after gaining fame.   Isabelle, who made her acting debut with “Dr. Cabbie”, spoke about Katrina in GQ India’s May 2018 issue.    “It didn’t change much […]

Climate action woefully inadequate, U.N. talks leader Fiji says

OSLO, April 27 (Reuters): Government plans for slowing climate change remain ‘woefully inadequate’ despite promises of tougher action under the 2015 Paris agreement, according to Fiji, which will preside at United Nations talks in Germany next week.   Officials from almost 200 nations will work on a “rule book” for the Paris accord at the […]

Swachh Bharat can tackle public health issues, promote tourism: Prabhu

Swachh Bharat can tackle public health issues, promote tourism: Prabhu

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government’s ‘Swachh Bharat’, or ‘Clean India’, initiative has the potential to address public health issues and promote tourism in the country, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.   Addressing an industry chamber Ficci-ISC Sanitation Conclave, the Minister also underlined the need to improve soil fertility, saying soil security […]