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'What is better than dying for Gangaji?'

'Two have already sacrificed their lives.''How many more shall need to sacrifice before the government listens?''Four, five or six? They are ready, waiting.'After Ganga campaigner G D Agrawal's......

After 4 years of Namami Gange, how clean is India's holiest river?

'Though the river is cleaner than what it was five years ago, a lot more needs to be done.' IMAGE: Hindu devotees gather to take a holy dip in the river Ganga on the occasion of the annual Hindu......

Brace yourself for a major water crisis

The IMD has said temperatures in most parts of the country from March to May would be ‘above normal’. Sanjeeb Mukherjee reports. The sudden rise in temperature across much of the......

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......

Scorching summer may hit water supply and fodder

In the first of a two-part series, Sanjeeb Mukherjee examines the impact of the upcoming summer on agriculture and drinking water supply. Summers have set in and if weather predictions and current......

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,......

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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