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Air pollution killed over 3,000 Indians every day in 2017, says study

One in eight deaths in India last year was attributable to air pollution, which contributes to more disease burden than tobacco use, a study said on Thursday while asserting the highest exposure......

Toxic air killed over 1 lakh children in India in 2016: WHO

Over one lakh children under five years of age died in India in 2016 due to exposure to toxic air, according to a new WHO study which noted that about 98 per cent of children in the same age group......

Is your city one of the world's 20 most polluted cities?

Production: Rajesh Alva/Rediff.comInformation: Press Trust of India. Delhi and Varanasi are among 14 Indian cities that figure in the list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5......

Air: The silent killer

Air pollution is now recognised as a major critical global risk factor for disease. Increasing public awareness of air quality and the burden of disease caused by air pollution is an essential step......

Mr PM, give us the freedom to achieve economic success

After many false starts, India may well be at the inflexion point that Deng Xiaoping took China to post-1978. The window of opportunity is wide open right now, says Rajeev Srinivasan. IMAGE: Prime......

Insurance for all should become a reality

The Insurance penetration in India is very low at 3.9 per cent as against the world average of 6.3 per cent, notes Nupur Pavan Bang.   More than a decade ago, just after......

100 years of ITC: Corporate India's big success story

ITC is one of those few enterprises in the world that has traversed a 100 year journey and has yet managed to remain contemporary, relevant and competitive. Image:FMCG major ITC has seen......

Waste pickers in Pune teach municipality cleanliness lesson

Waste pickers in Pune force corporates and the municipality to address safe disposal of sanitary napkins, notes Soma BasuFor two years, a waste pickers’ cooperative in Pune had been trying to......

Budget is immoral, anti-environment, anti-citizens

Collusion between ruling parties, corporate donations under Companies Bill is hidden. Environmental concerns made subservient to Cabinet Committee on Investment and regulatory agencies made......

Entire text of finance minister's Budget Speech

Budget 2010-11 provided considerable relief to income tax payers by raising the slabs at two levels but hiked the central excise duty on non-petroleum products across the board from 8 to 10 per......

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