India  /  Published 11.11.19

Hundreds of birds found dead in Rajasthan

Hundreds of migratory birds belonging to about 10 species have been found dead around Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland saltwater lake, near Jaipur.Officials said they suspected water conta...
By PTI in Rajasthan

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.18

What's missing in the battle against air pollution

A step forward in India is often accompanied by two steps back. This was evident in the contrasting pictures of the nation’s environmental health, especially with regard to air pollution, that were ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.19


A festival in its broadest sense in these scattered times is less about faith, more about identity. Chhath is a pre-Vedic festival of Bihar, which has now travelled out to every part of India wherever...
By Upala Sen

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.11.19

Water bodies to get monthly care

The water bodies of Ranchi will be cleaned every month, the civic body has decided. Taking lessons from the difficulties in cleaning water bodies during festivals, Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) h...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur/Ranchi

India  /  Published 08.12.18

Arrests for dust at NCR building sites

Eighteen people were arrested in Greater Noida on Saturday for allegedly violating the National Green Tribunal’s orders on checking air pollution and leaving construction materials uncovered, offici...
By PTI in Noida


West Bengal  /  Published 05.11.19

Civic quick action plan to clean air

A 13-member committee of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation will submit a short-term plan to combat the city’s air pollution within a fortnight, mayor Firhad Hakim said on Tuesday. The committee, co...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 07.12.18

India foul air toll outstrips tobacco’s: Study

The analysis shows that lower respiratory tract infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ischaemic heart disease — in that order — account for the largest proportions of years lost fr...
By G.S. Mudur

Cricket  /  Published 04.11.19

ICC mulls advisory on post-Diwali Delhi games

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is likely to advise the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to maintain “caution” when slotting matches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi du...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

One does not simply adapt to noise pollution

Dhak, the rhythmic beat of which is apparently music to the Bengali ear, grated on my nerves on the night of Kali Puja. Woken up from sleep at midnight by the exuberant dhakis — Kali Puja is a signi...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.11.19

Union health minister silent on air quality

Even as Delhi and the National Capital Region are engulfed in a hazardous smog, Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan - who also happens to be an ear, nose and throat surgeon - has other issues on hi...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi


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