India  /  Published 16.12.21

Modi bats for natural farming

  Urging farmers to turn to organic or natural farming, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there is a need to take agriculture out of the chemical laboratory and connect it with the n...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Anand

Business  /  Published 11.12.21

Steel giants flag green goal pitfalls

The capital cost of setting up new steel plants and shutting down the old ones to meet carbon neutral goals could be a “major barrier to change”, JSW Steel chairman Sajjan Jindal said whil...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 10.12.21

Coal bidding belies ban fears

The Centre is optimistic of receiving a good response to the latest round of coal block auctions even as the Modi government has set a net zero carbon emission target by 2070 under COP26 protocol. Un...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 08.12.21

PM: India's new affordable tech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the world is looking towards India for affordable and sustainable technology-enabled solutions across all streams of emerging domains, including 5G, arti...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.12.21

Human intrusion depleted, destabilized nature

India emerged honourably from the Glasgow climate summit. We incurred the wrath of the West by disallowing the dramatic abolition of coal. Given the compulsions of our power supply, we could hardly un...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri


Opinion  /  Published 30.11.21

When green is grey

The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, grabbed headlines at CoP26 following his announcement of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. But such pronouncements ring hollow, given their dissonance with d...
By Prerna Singh Bindra

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Foot in the door: CoP26

Closing the CoP26 summit, Alok Sharma, the British president of the conference, said “we’ve kept 1.5 within reach, but its pulse is weak...” Sharma was upset because a last-minute as...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

A climate of mistrust: CoP26

The success of CoP26 in Glasgow is difficult to ascertain. There were some positive moments: pledges of net-zero targets by countries, including India, the US-China agreement on emission cuts, and the...
By Indranil De

Business  /  Published 24.11.21

COP26 cloud over Bengal coal block

The United Kingdom and Germany have flagged concerns about the development of the Deocha-Pachami coal block amidst a global effort to transition from fossil fuels in the wake of the unfolding climate ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

The coal conundrum

The Indian government has a peculiar problem. It wants to project India as a global leader but appears to lack a key ingredient for that role: the conviction and the clarity to own up to its actions o...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi


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