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Medical workers attend to a suspected coronavirus patient as he is shifted to the isolation ward of Gandhi Hospital, in Hyderabad

Coronavirus, Chernobyl, Katrina no accident, were predicted but not averted

US agency CDC had predicted COVID-19. Ebola, SARs were nature’s alarm bells. Yet, human greed and narrow parochial goals suppressed those warnings.
Passengers wearing masks walk outside the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China

Why Wuhan coronavirus crisis isn’t China’s Chernobyl

The coronavirus epidemic is a crisis for public health, economy and even for China’s upper ranks. But that doesn’t make it a catalyst in the mould of Chernobyl.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Ukranian Airlines plane crash won’t be Iran’s ‘Chernobyl’ moment

Tehran’s responses to the incident was similar to that of Moscow’s after Cherbnobyl — denial, grudging acknowledgment and an apology. But Ali Khamenei is not Mikhail Gorbachev.
Three Mile Island nuclear power plant

Three Mile Island, site of America’s nuclear power blunder, set to close-down in few weeks

The partial meltdown and release of radiation in 1979 at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant is an enduring symbol of all that can go wrong with American nuclear energy.

Ukraine has Chernobyl under control: Leonid Bershidsky

Ukraine has grossly mismanaged Chernobyl in the last quarter of a century, but it has been honest about its condition and needs.
Decaying personal items sit on the floor of a house abandoned following the Chernobyl nuclear reactor meltdown | Photographer: Vincent Mundy | Bloomberg

Chernobyl lessons unlearned: Russia hides another nuclear leak

On 26 July, a large group of experts published a paper attributing a radiation cloud that spread over Europe in 2017 to an undeclared accident in Russia.

33 years after nuclear explosion, Chernobyl has become a wildlife paradise

The biodiversity in the Chernobyl exclusion zone shows wildlife is more resistant to radiation than previously thought.

On Camera

A man outside Yes Bank branch in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Yes Bank to raise $2 billion in share sale to raise capital

The share offering will be from 15 to 17 July, according to a stock exchange filing. Shares of Yes Bank climbed as much as 5.6% on Thursday morning.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.