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National Green Tribunal asks Yogi govt to shell out Rs 5 crore for polluting western UP rivers

The tribunal directed the UP chief secretary to personally look into issue of availability of potable water to the affected inhabitants of six districts.
People ride a scooter along a road shrouded in smog in New Delhi

Firecrackers ban caused a lot of unemployment while vehicles remain biggest polluters: Supreme Court

The top court observed that people involved in manufacturing of firecrackers have lost jobs and said the court does not wish to generate unemployment.
Commuters drive through heavy smog at Rajpath

India has 15 out of 20 most polluted cities in the world, says study

Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida and Bhiwadi are ranked in the top 6, suggests the report.
Gopal Das

Mission Ganga, missing activist: Why no one cares for Gopal Das

The future of the dying river and its true crusaders hangs in balance.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Vijay Verma/PTI

Kejriwal govt plans to introduce 1,000 electric buses to encourage public transport

Greater usage of public transport would be a major step towards curbing air pollution, said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

RSS to milk ‘temple’ cow for 2019 elections and a solution for all housing problems

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Smog

No relief for smog-choked cities as PM Modi’s goal to push natural gas stalls

After peaking to just above 10% six years ago, share of natural gas in energy mix has slid back toward 6%.
Narendra Modi

Nearly 400 districts will have city gas distribution facility in 2-3 years: PM Modi

Modi also said the number of compressed natural gas stations will increase to 10,000 by end of this decade, which will also help reduce pollution.
People gather during Diwali celebrations in Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

This Diwali once again showed the ugly side of the urban middle class

The pollution this festive season shows the middle class is increasingly self-indulgent, with little regard for laws and rules.
National Green Tribunal

Tamil Nadu govt slapped with Rs 2 crore fine for delay in removing Chennai encroachments

The National Green Tribunal slammed the state government over poor pre-monsoon preparedness & asked its Public Works Department to deposit the amount within 15 days.

On Camera

Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
anil ambani

Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

Mi-25 gunships | YouTube

Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?