Rashme Sehgal

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Niyamgiri tribals say no to Vedanta bauxite plant

The Supreme Court has ordered Orissa government to submit a report, based on the views of villagers, within three months to be forwarded to the environment ministry. The ministry has, in turn, been given a two-month time period to take a final view on granting clearance to the mining project.

Ministry pushes study on quakes

The ministry of earth sciences is making a major push to study earthquakes as also pick up warning signals to predict earthquakes .

India to study Polar impact

India is planning a major initiative to study the impact of the Polar regions on the Indian monsoon which forms the backbone of the Indian economy.

Early rain precipitated disaster

Giving a low down of the Kedarnath disaster, ministry of earth sciences secretary Shailesh Nayak blamed the unusual behaviour of the monsoon which hit north India two weeks earlier than was expected.

Anaemia alleviation caught in controversy

PHOTO COURTESY: Unicef/Giacomo Pirozzi

Hundreds of children across the country are falling ill after consuming iron and folic acid tablets under the weekly iron and folic acid supplementation (WIFS) programme to combat anaemia.

Traffic in chaos as cities shrink space

With Indian cities getting bigger, the average travel distance within the city space is rising rapidly causing increasing congestion and air pollution.

India drags feet on fuel standards

The Centre for Science and Environment is critical of government dragging its feet in establishing fuel saving standards for cars.

IT tool to aid firms manage water

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD), along with 14 top Indian companies, has joined hands to launch the India water tool (IWT). The IWT provides free detailed data on groundwater availability and quality risks, helping companies better manage their water use.

Starting prayers at Kedarnath a Herculean task

With heavy rains continuing to lash large swathes of Uttarakhand, the moot question being asked is will the state government succeed in removing the huge stone boulders and debris in Kedarnath by September as had been promised by chief minister Vijay Bahuguna.

Easy insecticide availability is problem

The death of 22 children who ate insecticide-laced food at the Dharma Sati Primary School Mashrak in Chhapra raises the issue of widespread availability of hazardous insecticides and the absence of an

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