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How government neglect caused the Himalayan tsunami

Himanshu Thakkar and Parineeta Dandekar reveal how government actions and neglect created such massive disaster from a natural phenomenon in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is facing a truly humungous,......

PM's talk on restoring Ganga promises nothing: Expert

Expressing displeasure at the prime minister's speech on the issue of the Ganga river basin, Himanshu Thakkar says that such sermons from the Centre have come and gone hundreds of times without......

Dead bodies pile up, epidemic fears rise, but govt not leery

The fear of epidemic outbreak will grow severe in around a month and once the rainy season gets over, reports Sushmi Dey Decaying bodies and debris flowing in streams and rivers from Uttarakhand......

Forecasters played poker while Uttarakhand drowned

The devastation in Uttarakhand is a classic example of the callous manner in which the Central Water Commission, the nodal agency tasked with flood forecast in the country, operates, says Himanshu......

Maha drought: Scams to poor planning, contributors aplenty

Even as Maharashtra faces one of the worst droughts in its history, the lack of attention towards all crops grown in the state, as well as numerous project delays, shows poor long-term planning by......

Colour me green' is India Inc's mantra this environment day

Starting from plating up green food to offering discounts on environment-friendly rooms to launching a new eco-sensitive infrastructure plant, corporate India is going the whole hog to show its......

Does the Budget have a human face?

When the Union Finance Minister Pranab babu rose to present his budget for 2011-12, he was basically presenting hisab kitab of how he was going to spend Rs 12,57,729 crore (Rs 12.57 trillion)......

Agri growth figure: Wishful thinking or gimmickry?

Foodgrain production in current is fiscal is likely to fall by at least 10%, if not more. It may be better to be realistic in our estimates than give unrealistic positive spin to these figures,......

Sanave Thomas shocked

Unseeded S D S Krishna of Andhra Pradesh caused the first major upset when he ousted third seed Sanave Thomas of Kerala 15-12, 15-8 in 30 minutes on way to the second round of men's singles in Rs......

Pakistani players disciplined

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jaggerdonated Rs 25 lakh (approximately US $52,600) to the Cricket Club of India'scricket academy on Tuesday after he was conferred honorary life membership of the club......
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Linkin' bark

On February 18, a fortnight before the 16th Lok Sabha polls were announced, the entire Madhya Pradesh cabinet flew to Ujjaini village in Indore... ...

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Desecration of environment has made Uttarakhand prone to floods, landslides

Since 2005, heavy monsoon floods have been causing havoc in Uttarakhand. This year, again, over 6,000 pilgrims were stranded forcing the government... ...

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118 signatories endorse statement on SLAPP cases against authors, journalists and publishers

About 118 prominent citizens, activists, and journalists have signed a statement of concern about what they call Strategic Litigation Against... ...

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Sewage units idle, but Rs 750 crore to set up more

NEW DELHI: More sewage treatment plants (STPs) to deal with pollution in the Yamuna, and 'beautification' of riverbanks seem to be the government's... ...

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Plans aplenty, yet Yamuna stays filthy

With the proposal to develop Yamuna in Delhi on the lines of Ahmedabad's Sabarmati rejected by both independent experts and Government officials,... ...

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