Rashme Sehgal

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‘India’s e-waste will rise by 400% in next 5 years’

The threat of electronic waste (e-waste) destroying the ecological health is looming large over India.

IS death sentence a deterrent?

The death sentence awarded to the four convicts in the Delhi gangrape case has been lauded by those who believe only such exemplary punishment can act as a deterrent to other individuals.

Ganga activist fast enters the 87th day

Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand’s fast to save the Ganga has now entered its 87th day. The Swami, earlier known as Prof. G.D. Agarwal heading the department of civil and environmental engineering at IIT Kanpur, is on a fast-unto-death at Matri Sadan ashram in Haridwar to press for his demand for the scrapping of all hydro projects on the Bhagirathi, Alaknanda and the Mandakini river basins.

CAG raps Isro for allowing foreign satellites

Isro was rapped on its knuckles by CAG for allowing a foreign private satellite service provider to park its satellite in an orbit slot meant for Indian satellites in violation of the nation’s SATCOM policy thereby benefiting a foreign firm.

4 wetlands returned to J&K wildlife department

While the eyes of the world are focused on the renowned conductor Zubin Mehta conducting the Bavarian State Orchestra in the backdrop of the terraced Mughal gardens of Srinagar, a small but equally re

‘Stop mining in U’khand disaster areas’

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has questioned why the Uttarakhand government has allowed sand mining to take place in calamity-ridden areas.

U’khand eyes dam in seismic area

It appears that no lessons have been learnt from the Uttarakhand tragedy as the Uttarakhand government has been pushing full steam ahead with the Lakhwar dam project on the Yamuna river.

Caste wars fought over women’s bodies

Caste wars are being increasingly fought over women’s bodies in Haryana.

Jal satyagraha enters 2nd day

Despite a crackdown on their jal satyagraha, the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activists are undeterred by the arrests of villagers in the Narmada ghatti.

World’s worst lungs are in India: Study

Indians have the poorest lung function and the highest number of deaths from chronic lung diseases in the world. Doctors blame poor air quality for the malfunctioning lungs of the Indian populace.

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