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World  /  Published 13.11.21

New draft pact shows COP26 rifts remain

As international climate change talks in Glasgow hurtled towards the closing hours, a new draft agreement released on Friday morning called for a doubling of money to help developing countries cope wi...
By Somini Sengupta, Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer in Glasgow

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.21

The State that failed

The Union ministry of women and child development protested against the downgrading of India from 94 to 101 on the Global Hunger Index, 2021. According to the ministry, the proportion of undernourishe...
By M.G. Devasahayam

Opinion  /  Published 08.11.21

Model that ignores messy truth of citizens’ lives

The Indian government has taken umbrage at the Global Hunger Index ranking India 101st among 116 countries, below Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, with the world’s highest child wasting rate amon...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.21

Face the dragon

There is a pattern in the Chinese approach towards Taiwan — denying the legitimacy of the latter’s existence, reinforcing the principle of ‘One China’, and the constant propaga...
By Pranay Kumar Shome

India  /  Published 03.11.21

KISS pact with UNDP for tribal growth

The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences  in Bhubaneswar signed a statement of intent with the United Nations Development Programme on Tuesday to work for tribal development and sustainable devel...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar


Opinion  /  Published 28.10.21

Letters to the Editor: Calcutta Metro bids farewell to non-AC rakes

Final goodbye Sir — The Metro Railway in Calcutta has formally bid farewell to the non-air conditioned rakes, some of which had been in service since its inception in 1984. When the AC coaches ...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 27.10.21

China, India worst hit by extreme weather

India is estimated to have suffered an average annual loss of about 87 billion dollars from extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, floods and droughts, a report by the United Nations weathe...
By Our Bureau, PTI in United Nations

India  /  Published 27.10.21

Emission cuts far short: United Nations

The world’s greenhouse gas emissions will fall by only 7.5 per cent by 2030 under currently pledged national emission-lowering actions, instead of 30 per cent required to limit global warming to...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 26.10.21

CO2 levels surged in 2020, says UN

Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record last year and the world is “way off track” on capping rising temperatures, the UN said on Monday, showing the task facing climate talks in Glasgo...
By Reuters in Glasgow

Opinion  /  Published 25.10.21

Kerala faces nature’s wrath due to human errors

‘God’s Own Country’ is certainly Kerala’s grandiose moniker coined by its vibrant tourism industry. The state’s picturesque landscape, salubrious climate, and relative im...
By M.G. Radhakrishnan


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