India  /  Published 15.01.21

Ganga pollution rap on UP government

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has come down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government over the discharge of untreated sewage in rivers joining the Ganga and said there was no indication how the &ldq...
By PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 13.01.21

Swamiji did not exhort us to arise, awake and stop not blaring music till eardrums of those in distress burst

The message of Swami Vivekananda is more relevant now than ever before. On Swamiji’s 158th birth anniversary on Tuesday, what used to be a solemn celebration was transformed into a show of comp...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 10.01.21

33,000 tonnes: India’s Covid waste in 7 months

Over the past seven months, India generated around 33,000 tonnes of Covid-19 waste, with Maharashtra contributing the maximum (3,587 tonnes) to it, according to a data by the Central Pollution Control...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 10.01.21

15-year-old vehicle? Scrap it, get Rs 1 lakh

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board has decided to provide an incentive of Rs 1 lakh for 15 years or older commercial vehicle that is scrapped and replaced by a new one. “From our side (for...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.01.21

Firecrackers shatter prudence

Calcutta rang in 2021 with incessant bursting of firecrackers. The noise pollution data of the Central Pollution Control Board confirms the noise spike post-midnight in most parts of the city. Accor...
By Jayanta Basu in Ballygunge


Jharkhand  /  Published 01.01.21

Anti-pollution drive in Jharia

“We organised the programme to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the plight of Jharia residents and wrote their messages on flags,” Ahmad said. Messages like: &ldquo...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 31.12.20

Drive to cut ironing stall pollution

The West Bengal pollution control board (WBPCB) has started the process of distributing 10,000 free LPG-powered iron pressers among roadside laundry stalls in Calcutta, Bidhannagar and Howrah to reduc...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.20

Out of breath: air pollution in India

Breathing polluted air is far deadlier than inhaling the coronavirus. A study published in The Lancet Planetary Health showed that foul air caused 1.67 million premature deaths during 2019 i...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.12.20

No more than 200 in churches for Xmas

Usually, huge gatherings are organised at grounds and churches for prayers and feasts on Christmas. However, in the wake of the pandemic, revellers have been asked to attend gatherings in groups. &ldq...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 23.12.20

Pollution kills 1.67m

New research has suggested that India’s air pollution deaths are about 30 per cent higher than earlier estimates — 1.67 million premature deaths during 2019, or more than 10 times the coun...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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