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Cubes of sorted compressed plastic bottles, Istanbul | Chris McGrath/Getty Images

You may be breathing in a lot of microplastics, even at home

Out of the 300 million tonnes of plastic produced, only 9% is recycled; the remaining 91% enters the air, land and water and parts end up in our lungs.
NTPC Badarpur power plant

This village ‘lives with cancer, TB & death’ just so Delhi can have a fraction of its power

Molarband residents blame Badarpur power plant for dozens of cancer & TB cases. NTPC rejects the complaints, says emission levels are within safe limits.
Air Pollution

The biggest environmental threat to people’s lives is now the air

According to the new 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to public health.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje

Air strip expansion proposal in Vasundhara Raje’s backyard raises Centre’s hackles

Proposal is part of ambitious international airport project in CM’s constituency Jhalrapatan, Jhalawar. Environment ministry panel raises questions
Hindu pilgrims seen on their way to the Amarnath cave

NGT orders had more to do with green concerns than Hindu faith

In Ujjain case, SC merely approved the temple authority’s adoption of suggestion made by an expert body to protect the stone structure from deterioration.
View of hazy polluted cityscape

Talk Point: Has the air quality changed post-Diwali after SC’s cracker sale ban?

Various perspectives on the air quality in Delhi NCR post cracker ban by the SC.

On Camera

Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

RFID

RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?