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115-million-year old shark fossils discovered in Jaisalmer: Research

According to the researchers, the Early Cretaceous was a period of great change for sharks, as new species evolved and old ones disappeared

The fossils discovered from the Habur Formation of Jaisalmer Basin in Rajasthan sheds light on a small assemblage of Early Cretaceous (Aptian) sharks (Pic Courtesy: Researchers)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 06:58 PM IST
ByDinesh Bothra I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Jodhpur

All that is wrong about Joshimath

The gains of power projects, railway schemes and highways, have to be weighed against the sensitive ecology of the region

The committee recommended that a comprehensive action plan be prepared for the Himalayan region covering expected disaster events and natural disasters like in Kedarnath and Joshimath (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 09:57 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Geological factors to rampant development: Decoding reasons for Joshimath crisis

The reports were commissioned by the state and the central governments to understand different aspects of sudden emergence of cracks.

Cracks emerged in the town between November 2022 and January 2023 (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 04:43 AM IST
By, Dehradun

Mining secy visits site of lithium reserves in J&K’s Reasi

Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir mining department, Amit Sharma, inspected the site of lithium reserves in Salal Haimana area of Reasi district on Saturday where he interacted with locals and met deputy magistrate Babila Rakwal to discuss relief and rehabilitation plan for people

J&K mining department secretary Amit Sharma along with a team of officials inspects the site of lithium reserves in J&K’s Reasi district on Saturday (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 11:04 AM IST

Banaras Hindu University to have gem testing facility soon

The full-fledged state-of-the-art laboratory is being set up at the Central Discovery Centre of the varsity under the second phase of the grants received through the SATHI (Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institute) scheme sanctioned by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India

The lab with an investment of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.75 crores under the project will have advanced and sophisticated instruments. (HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 12:58 AM IST
By, Varanasi
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