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Pollution
Opinion  /  Published 08.10.18

Lessons from the London bus system

I’ve always loved the bus system in London, but as time passes I’ve begun to value it more and more. If you’re not one of those people who need to topple out of bed and into office at a certain ...
By Ruchir Joshi in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.19

Curb indoor pollution to prevent flu: Doctors

 Indoor pollution is a major factor that triggers influenza, doctors and public health specialists said during an interaction on Saturday.Vaccination can prevent influenza but the focus should al...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Pollution spike in ‘solidarity’

The city’s air and noise pollution levels, which had been below the limits since the lockdown started, took a sudden leap after 9pm on Sunday when people burst firecrackers to show solidarity in the...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.20

Pollution levels offer sliver of hope

There can, perhaps, be a silver lining in the darkest of clouds. This would be especially welcome in the middle of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Such a sliver of hope, however temporary, seems to have...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 29.06.19

‘Yellowy’ killer flows from taps in Mathura, 2 kids dead

Two children have died and at least 200 people fallen ill over the past two days in a Mathura village after drinking “yellow, smelly” tap water supplied from tanks managed by the nagar panchayat.T...
By Our Special Correspondent in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

Our apathy towards our intangible heritage

René Goscinny, the witty comic book writer who created Asterix along with the illustrator, Albert Uderzo, was wrong. The Gauls are not crazy; but visitors to Gaul can be loony. Maurice, a cockerel, w...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.19

Dhabas & dhobis under air scan

The roadside eateries (dhabas) and cloth ironing set-ups of dhobis across Calcutta and surrounding areas, including Salt Lake and Rajarhat, are under the scanner for contributing a significant proport...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.06.19

Coal PSU told to cut down pollution by 20%

The state pollution board has asked Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL) to work out a detailed and comprehensive action plan to bring down air pollution levels of Dhanbad, the ninth most polluted town of the co...
By Praduman Choubey in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 05.06.19

Assam will be made pollution-free: CM

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said his government has a “prudent vision” to make the state pollution-free and it would come up with initiatives to achieve the goal.Addressin...
By Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee in Silchar

West Bengal  /  Published 03.06.19

Air monitor at Fort William

The city got its sixth automatic air pollution monitoring station on the Fort William campus on Monday.The station has been built as a background facility, meaning it is located far away from the know...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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