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Here’s how plants see blue light

New research published in Nature Communications Biology shows how plants can respond to blue light in particular by revealing the structure of cryptochrome-2, the molecule that reacts to blue light.
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Updated on Jan 05, 2021 08:19 PM IST
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California | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Plants with special needs: Caring for potted carnivores

These gardeners like a challenge. If it’s a plant that feeds on insects, grows in water or grows on other plants, you can count them in.
A Venus flytrap at the home of Payel Sarkar, who’s been growing carnivorous plants for three years. “I’ve watched in fascination and fright as they’ve devoured flies and spiders too,” she says.
A Venus flytrap at the home of Payel Sarkar, who’s been growing carnivorous plants for three years. “I’ve watched in fascination and fright as they’ve devoured flies and spiders too,” she says.
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 02:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNatasha Rego

Start applying for solar plants at home in Chandigarh at zero cost

Web portal www.solarchandigarh.com has detailed information on the scheme
The capacity of plants will be 5 to 10 kWp (Solar electricity systems are given a rating in kilowatts peak) for the residential sectors and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The capacity of plants will be 5 to 10 kWp (Solar electricity systems are given a rating in kilowatts peak) for the residential sectors and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

IIT Kharagpur designs robotic system to identify diseases plaguing plants

The robotic system consists of a tracked vehicle suitable for negotiating rough terrain field, a device mounted on the tracked vehicle capable of holding the camera and pesticide spraying nozzle, a pesticide spraying module, and camera-based vision module, an institute spokesperson said on Thursday.
IIT Kharagpur. (Mint file)
IIT Kharagpur. (Mint file)
Published on Oct 08, 2020 12:44 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Delhi-NCR residents prep for bad AQI days ahead with air purifiers, indoor plants

Denizens do it all from insulating the house to stopping outdoor runs, to set themselves for this time of the year when the smog blankets their sky.
Smog often shrouds Rajpath making India Gate look hazy during this time of the year.(PHOTO: Biplov Bhuyan/HT (For representational purpose only))
Smog often shrouds Rajpath making India Gate look hazy during this time of the year.(PHOTO: Biplov Bhuyan/HT (For representational purpose only))
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 01:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNaina Arora, New Delhi

Guest Column: In Covid times, cultivate kinship with plants

There’s a unique joy in watching plants grow. Nothing else can give us such exceptional happiness during this Covid-19 crisis
This could be the right time to start a positive engagement with nature -- by taking care of plants and starting a kitchen garden.(Shutterstock)
This could be the right time to start a positive engagement with nature -- by taking care of plants and starting a kitchen garden.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 11:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHira Singh Bhupal

World Environment Day 2020: Moradabad doctor gives plants to patients, makes them pledge to save environment amid coronavirus

On the occasion of World Environment Day, a doctor in Moradabad’s private hospital handed out plants to patients and made them take an oath to grow more plants and save their environment.
The corona warriors took a commitment from the patients to maintain social distancing, wear masks and take all possible preventive measures at this time. Doctors here believe that patients tend to obey the doctor’s advice hence they took this initiative today.(UNSPLASH)
The corona warriors took a commitment from the patients to maintain social distancing, wear masks and take all possible preventive measures at this time. Doctors here believe that patients tend to obey the doctor’s advice hence they took this initiative today.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 12:51 PM IST
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Moradabad | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Get in the mud: On Earth Day, grow plants indoors while in quarantine

The lockdown may restrict us from planting trees outdoors but this Earth Day, expert suggest we do our bit and grow more plants indoors
Nature has proven to have a relaxing and therapeutic effect on the mind, therefore, having plants indoors or around our home helps us stay calm
Nature has proven to have a relaxing and therapeutic effect on the mind, therefore, having plants indoors or around our home helps us stay calm
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 11:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNascimento Pinto

Home Decor Trends 2020: Invest in these indoor plants and bring health home

Indoor plants do a lot more than just add a dash of green to your decor. They can boost your overall wellness by being in your home.
Invest in these indoor plants and bring health home.
Invest in these indoor plants and bring health home.
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySneha Mahale

‘Last two years have been a lie’: Woman heartbroken after her favourite plant turned out to be fake

A woman was taken by surprise when she found out that the plant she had been watering for two years was actually made of plastic.
A picture of a hanging pot with green leafy plant.(Unsplash)
A picture of a hanging pot with green leafy plant.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 05, 2020 11:17 AM IST
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Washington D.C. | ByAsian News International

Admn sets ball rolling for Mohali waste-to-energy plant

Hands over MC 40 acres to further allot to National Thermal Power Corporation; civic body to construct boundary wall for Samgoli project within two months
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Updated on Feb 26, 2020 01:09 AM IST
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ByHillary Victor, Mohali

Plants have a ‘sense’ of their own size, and balance weight during growth accordingly. Here’s how

Even though the idea of plants sensing their own weight and thickening their stem accordingly sounds intuitive, this study is the first one to address this question in trees.
Even though the idea of plants sensing their own weight and thickening their stem accordingly sounds intuitive, this study is the first one to address this question in trees.(Pixabay)
Even though the idea of plants sensing their own weight and thickening their stem accordingly sounds intuitive, this study is the first one to address this question in trees.(Pixabay)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 12:17 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Sukhbir challenges CM to cancel PPAs with pvt thermal plants

Says agreement was drafted by Manmohan Singh govt and Akali govt implemented it verbatim
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Published on Jan 08, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Keep plants at your work desk to cut office stress

Keeping plants on the work desk may significantly reduce anxiety among employees who are typically removed from exposure to healthy green environments, a study claims.
Keep plants at your work desk to cut office stress.(Unsplash)
Keep plants at your work desk to cut office stress.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India

Want probation? Plant 2 neem saplings, court tells 2 assault convicts in Mohali

Judicial magistrate Kharar, Krishnanuja Mittal also asked them to maintain peace and be of good behaviour during this period.
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Published on Dec 04, 2019 12:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByShailee Dogra

Plant to treat effluents from 500 metal finishing units to be installed in Mohali

The Mohali Industries Association (MIA) and the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) are all set to install a low-cost common effluent treatment plant at the focal point in Chanalon in Kurali for the metal surface finishing industry of Mohali and its nearby districts.
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Updated on Nov 25, 2019 01:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times Mohali | ByHillary Victor, Mohali

Build your own oxygen banks, plant seven trees each: Javadekar to students

Javadekar, who holds the charge of information and broadcasting, was in Ludhiana as chief guest at the Sat Paul Mittal National Award
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Published on Nov 11, 2019 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Plants better than tech for reducing air pollution

Plants and trees may be better and cheaper options than technology to mitigate air pollution, says a new study.
Plants and trees may be better and cheaper options than technology to mitigate air pollution, says a new study.(Unsplash)
Plants and trees may be better and cheaper options than technology to mitigate air pollution, says a new study.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 10, 2019 09:53 AM IST
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New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

4 trapped inside Assam hydel electric plant after pipeline burst: Officials

A large portion of the Kopili Hydro Electric Plant was also inundated due to a rupture in the pipeline that carries 12,000 litres of water per second.
Two people were feared trapped inside a pump house, after a pipeline carrying water to the 275 MW hydel project in Dima Hasao district of Assam burst.(neepco.co.in)
Two people were feared trapped inside a pump house, after a pipeline carrying water to the 275 MW hydel project in Dima Hasao district of Assam burst.(neepco.co.in)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 11:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Plants under attack communicate with common ‘language molecules’

In a first, researchers have found that the smell molecules plants use to communicate with each other when under attack become more similar over the time of the threat .
In a first, researchers have found that the smell molecules plants use to communicate with each other when under attack become more similar over the time of the threat.(Unsplash)
In a first, researchers have found that the smell molecules plants use to communicate with each other when under attack become more similar over the time of the threat.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 05:47 PM IST
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New York | ByPress Trust of India

Expansion of atomic plant in Western Ghats gets green nod

A panel headed by noted ecologist Madhav Gadgil had in 2011 categorised Karwar as an ecologically sensitive zone-1 (ESZ-1) because of its rich biodiversity and vulnerability to natural disasters.
The river Kali flows from the east-west direction on the northern side of the project site, which is adjoining the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.(HT FILE)
The river Kali flows from the east-west direction on the northern side of the project site, which is adjoining the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.(HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 01:33 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Prince Charles collaborates with designers to create fashion line with plants

Prince Charles teamed up with sustainable fashion discovers Vin + Omi to create an avant-garde collection of clothing made entirely from nettles, a common weed found around the world which will be supplied from his private Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire.
Prince Charles teamed up with sustainable fashion discovers Vin + Omi to create an avant-garde collection of clothing.(@theroyalfamily/Instagram)
Prince Charles teamed up with sustainable fashion discovers Vin + Omi to create an avant-garde collection of clothing.(@theroyalfamily/Instagram)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 03:14 PM IST
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Washington D.C [USA] | ByAsian News International

In mega drive on August 9, Delhi govt to plant 3 lakh saplings in a day

Last year, 500,000 saplings were planted in a day. Scarcity of land has forced the forest department to reduce the overall plantation target of this year to 2.4 million from last year’s 3.2 million.
The Delhi government will conduct its mega plantation drive for this year on August 9 and has aimed to plant over 300,000 tree saplings and shrubs across the national capital.(Hindustan Times)
The Delhi government will conduct its mega plantation drive for this year on August 9 and has aimed to plant over 300,000 tree saplings and shrubs across the national capital.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 04, 2019 10:26 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByVatsala Shrangi

Mumbaiwale: How to identify plants that only spring up in the monsoon?

A 60-year-old guidebook, complete with beautiful illustrations and local names might help
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRachel Lopez

4 men who fell trees granted bail, told to plant, raise 270 saplings

District and sessions judge Rajendra Kumar Sharma ordered the four — Rama alias Ramlal Teli, Jaswant Dhobi, Dinesh Teli and Mohammad Hussain — on Monday to also provide evidence of the survival of the saplings every three months. The number of saplings is 10 times that of the trees they are accused of felling.
The four are accused of cutting 27 khair trees (botanical name acacia catechu) around midnight at Gandher on March 19 purportedly for the purposes of smuggling.(Representative Image/HT File PHOTO)
The four are accused of cutting 27 khair trees (botanical name acacia catechu) around midnight at Gandher on March 19 purportedly for the purposes of smuggling.(Representative Image/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 12:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami

MCG to plant 40,000 indigenous saplings in Gurugram

The latest policy is likely to make RWAs responsible for maintaining these saplings, giving them a higher chance of survival, an official said.
Of the 529 parks in the city at the start of this year, 377 are maintained by RWAs and rest 152 are maintained by the MCG.(HT Photo)
Of the 529 parks in the city at the start of this year, 377 are maintained by RWAs and rest 152 are maintained by the MCG.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 04:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByKartik Kumar

Plants uprooted, buried in drive against Bt brinjal in Haryana

Earlier this month, farmers in Haryana and experts had expressed fears of widespread contamination of GM brinjal in the state with the farmer accused of cultivating Bt brinjal in Fatehabad district admitting that he had been growing and selling the GM produce since 2017.
Team under the leadership of district horticulture officer (DHO) of Fatehabad on Friday, destroyed and uprooted the plants of genetically modified (GM) or other BT Brinjal in dhani (cluster of houses) near Ratia town of this district.(HTPhotos)
Team under the leadership of district horticulture officer (DHO) of Fatehabad on Friday, destroyed and uprooted the plants of genetically modified (GM) or other BT Brinjal in dhani (cluster of houses) near Ratia town of this district.(HTPhotos)
Published on May 18, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

North MCD ordered to donate 20 footballs, plant 100 trees

Justice Najmi Waziri passed the orders after the DHO expressed regret over the delay and voluntarily undertook to do some social work, including planting trees and encouraging sports among schoolchildren.
North MCD ordered to donate 20 footballs, plant 100 trees(Hindustan Times)
North MCD ordered to donate 20 footballs, plant 100 trees(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 07, 2019 02:41 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Okhla waste-to-energy plant gets Centre’s notice over violations

“Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986, you are hereby directed to show cause why the EC should not be kept in abeyance,” the notice reads.
“Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986, you are hereby directed to show cause why the EC should not be kept in abeyance,” the notice reads.(Hindustan Times)
“Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986, you are hereby directed to show cause why the EC should not be kept in abeyance,” the notice reads.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 08:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBaishali Adak

First plants on moon, China says it has done the job

Pictures sent back January 12 showed plant shoots growing well nine days after the experiment was initiated, Chongqing University, which led the biological project, said in a briefing .
Pictures sent back Jan. 12 showed plant shoots growing well nine days after the experiment was initiated, Chongqing University, which led the biological project, said in a briefing Tuesday(Facebook Photo posted by from space with love)
Pictures sent back Jan. 12 showed plant shoots growing well nine days after the experiment was initiated, Chongqing University, which led the biological project, said in a briefing Tuesday(Facebook Photo posted by from space with love)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 04:17 PM IST
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