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PM Narendra Modi

Environment is the most under-reported disaster of Narendra Modi government

The new BJP manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha elections provides no respite from this ongoing assault.
School children leaving for school amid heavy smog in New Delhi | Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Delhi govt’s ‘laziness’ not helping city’s pollution problem, report

A Delhi-based environment body claimed that the govt machinery has been reactive rather than pro-active, and also noted that Varanasi's situation was deteriorating.
Women try to protect themselves from heavy smog and air pollution | PTI

Air pollution third highest health risk in India, ranking just below smoking, finds study

A report by a US-based organisation states that over 1.2 million people died in India due to air pollution in 2017, and warned against overall long-term exposure.
National Green Tribunal

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%.

On Camera

aap

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.