Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

Day devours night: India in dark on light pollution

Pitri Paksha, an austere period in the Hindu calendar during which the devout pay homage to their ancestors, ended last week. Recounting the universal nature of the rituals of honouring the dead &mdas...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.09.20

When mechanised sweepers lie idle

 Five dust-sweeping machines, bought at a cost of Rs 2.25 cr to curb air pollution in Dhanbad, are lying unused since the imposition of the lockdown, but that’s not stopping the local corpo...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 17.09.20

Police turn down plea for cycling lanes

Police have turned down a proposal to have dedicated lanes for cycles on some roads in Calcutta, arguing that such corridors will shrink the road space, slow down vehicles and lead to an increase in a...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.09.20

Covid waste notice to 2 hospitals

The state pollution control board has slapped showcause notices and imposed fines on two hospitals, AMRI Salt Lake and Satyabala ID hospital in Howrah, for flouting Covid waste management rules. &ldq...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.20

Impure ideas to ensure purity

I think I am doing slightly better than some others during the lockdown because I have been trained in a certain way since childhood.  I was born into a family of Bengali priests and Sanskrit te...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

World  /  Published 13.09.20

Worst air quality on planet in West Coast

Exhausted fire crews worked on Sunday to beat back raging wildfires that have scorched millions of acres across three western US states, all while an anguished search goes on for the dozens of people ...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.20

Shameful: Dr Maroona Murmu's casteist trolling

Sir — We, the undersigned teachers of the Department of History, Jadavpur University, strongly and unambiguously condemn the vilification and the rancorous trolling on social media platforms of ...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.09.20

State left out of clean air initiative

The world is set to observe the first ever International Clean Air for Blue Skies Day on Monday, but at least five highly polluted cities of Jharkhand are yet to make it to the non-attainment list of ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.20

Smoke screen: Vehicular pollution

Sometimes the real picture emerges even if the smoke has not quite cleared. That is what seems to have happened with regard to the findings of a study by the National Environmental Engineering Researc...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 30.08.20

Green ruling aids gas

The crackdown by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on polluting units is expected to push up the demand for natural gas. Demand for the "clean fuel" will also go up from fertiliser units and...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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