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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......

River experts miffed at being ignored on Ganga revival plan

  Were river experts excluded from IIT consortium on the Ganga River Basin Management Plan? Rashme Sehgal reports. Why were India’s leading river experts including a group of......

Why the future of environment looks so bleak

Prakash Javadekar’s one year as India’s minister of state (independent charge) of environment, forests and climate change has been an unmitigated disaster, says activist Himanshu......

Rescuing the Ganga and the country

If the Ganga manages a rebirth, so will the country, observes Subir Roy The strategy to clean up the Ganga is disarmingly simple and can be expressed in two sentences. One: don’t kill the......

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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Amendments to six green laws to be ready by Oct-Nov

A file photo of environment minister Prakash Javadekar. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Despite lawmakers severe criticism of a high-level committee... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/dVkCsx7UxMC9Z9BshH4nKM/Amendments-to-six-green-laws-to-be-ready-by-OctNov.html
River dirt rises 14 times in 26 years, environmentalists up in arms

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and its state units have assessed rising pollution, but miserably failed to execute effective clean-up... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/river-pollution-river-dirt-cpcb-environment-ministry-yamuna-ganga/1/453062.html
Infrastructure projects affect protected habitats

Why did the elephant cross the road? Because it had to. It's not a joke any more. As roads, highways, railway links and power lines eat into... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/how-infrastructure-projects-are-affecting-protected-habitats/article1-1370892.aspx
Coin cell battery surgically removed from boy's foodpipe

Rajkot, Jul 15 (PTI) A coin-shaped battery, which remained stuck in the food pipe of a two-year-old boy for more than a month, was surgically... ...

http://www.ptinews.com/news/6261238_Coin-cell-battery-surgically-removed-from-boy-s-foodpipe.html
Power output hit in Uttarakhand

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Debris and muck clog Vishnuprayag barrage With heavy rain lashing the State, hydroelectric power... ...

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