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Climate change pushing apple orchards to higher altitudes in HP

Climate change pushing apple orchards to higher altitudes in HP

Shimla, June 26 (IANS) A new trend in apple cultivation has emerged in Himachal Pradesh -- apples are being grown in sparsely vegetative areas at higher altitudes such as Lahaul and Spiti valley, courtsey climate Change.



'India's thermal plants may become economically unviable'

'India's thermal plants may become economically unviable'

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India's ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute.

Socially-conscious e-waste warrior aims at Bengaluru cleanup

Socially-conscious e-waste warrior aims at Bengaluru cleanup

Bengaluru, June 25 (IANS) In a mushrooming urban landscape where waste disposal is becoming big business, meet one of India's new breed of waste warriors -- Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) is an enterprise with the motto of making maximum social impact in the area of sustainable urban development.

Strike personal rapport, focus on continuity, Modi urged

Strike personal rapport, focus on continuity, Modi urged

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set for his first face-to-face interaction with US President Donald Trump on Monday, almost every strategic analyst feels the outcome of this meeting will be the first indication of Washington's policy towards India in the Trump era.

Darjeeling shutdown may impact tea industry's production, revenue

Darjeeling shutdown may impact tea industry's production, revenue

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Darjeeling tea industry is expected to lose 20 per cent of its premium quality annual production and 40 per cent of its annual revenue due to the ongoing indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, tea planters said.

Nubia M2 Lite: Affordable selfie smartphone for millenials

Nubia M2 Lite: Affordable selfie smartphone for millenials

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Aiming to tap the millenials who wish to own camera-specific smartphones, manufactureres are now coming up with devices in sub-Rs 15,000 price band that house top-end camera specifications.

Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains set for revamp under 'Operation Swarn'

Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains set for revamp under 'Operation Swarn'

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) They are the premium trains in India. Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express were started to move people who could afford to pay more for a somewhat luxurious travel.

Blocking Twitter users: Can politicians be sued for violating fundamental rights?

Blocking Twitter users: Can politicians be sued for violating fundamental rights?

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The growing use of Twitter and other social media platforms by world leaders to connect with their audience has given public discourse such a distinct direction that new legal and constitutional conundrums have started to emerge for democracies the world over.

Eastern UP gets railways attention via Varanasi

Eastern UP gets railways attention via Varanasi

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Three years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted Varanasi as his parliamentary constituency, eastern Uttar Pradesh appears to have attracted a lot of attention from the railways which has undertaken projects worth over Rs 5,000 crore.

Micromax Evok Power: Powerful battery but needs to tweak performance

Micromax Evok Power: Powerful battery but needs to tweak performance

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Rs 7,000-Rs 10,000 smartphone market is abuzz with some decent devices (Xiaomi is one such example) and for people who want a smartphone but are on a shoe-string budget, this segment now offers plenty of options.

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