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India  /  Published 11.04.19

'Breathless' in Varanasi? It's bad air, not Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have received the top United Nations award on environment but his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, from where he is seeking re-election, has turned ‚Äúbreathless‚Ä...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

World  /  Published 08.02.20

US waits for nod to join virus fight in China

US experts on infectious diseases, including government officials, are awaiting approval to enter China to help fight the coronavirus epidemic, having been included on a list proposed by the World Hea...
By Reuters in Shanghai

India  /  Published 02.02.20

Alert against China trip

India on Sunday issued a travel advisory urging ‚Äúeveryone to refrain‚ÄĚ from visiting China and saying all those who have returned from China after January 15 could face quarantine in efforts to low...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.02.19

SC exempts Saridon from ban on drug cocktails

The Supreme Court has exempted the popular painkiller Saridon from a ban on over 300 fixed-dose combinations (FDCs), or cocktails of two or more drugs, ordered by the Centre last year, the medicine’...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 17.12.18

Local pollution is spreading its long arm

A study has identified the Indo-Gangetic Plain as the source of nearly half the premature deaths from air pollution in the country, affecting people within and outside the region.Indian and US researc...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


Bihar  /  Published 09.12.18

Stubble becomes burning issue in Patna

Burning of crop stubble, which is cited as a major reason for New Delhi’s polluted air, is catching up in Bihar and farmers have started adopting the practice in Patna district as well. Alarmed over...
By Dev Raj in Patna

World  /  Published 05.12.18

WHO seeks political pledge on pollution

Senior World Health Organisation officials speaking at the UN climate summit on Wednesday urged India to show ‚Äúvery strong political commitment‚ÄĚ to address air pollution and climate change, saying...
By Jayanta Basu in Katowice (Poland)

India  /  Published 28.11.18

Pollution sticker rap

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought an explanation from the Union law ministry on why it had not acted on an order to have separate coloured hologram stickers for polluting and non-polluting vehicle...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.02.20

A virus exposes authoritarian maladies

What started in Wuhan is now a global epidemic. The World Health Organization has suggested that although it might be too early to call the outbreak a pandemic, countries should be “in a phase of pr...
By Harsh V. Pant

Opinion  /  Published 30.04.19

How screen time hurts children and society

Digitization might be an inevitable ‚ÄĒ and, in many ways, a welcome ‚ÄĒ aspect of technological and social progress around the world, but must it take hold of human lives from their very onset? The W...
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