Rashme Sehgal

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Vibrant Gujarat: More Myth than Fact

The social indicators in a state of 60 million people tell a different tale from the Vibrant Gujarat story being pushed by Mr Narendra Modi.

Tribal minister slams govt over Mahan coal block allocation

Minister of tribal affairs V. Kishore Chandra Deo has come down heavily on the Central government for granting clearance to the Mahan Coal Block (MCB) in Madhya Pradesh.

Degradation costs India $80bn a yr

Environmental degradation is taking a heavy toll and is costing India $80 billion annually. This translates to an equivalent of 5.7 per cent of India’s GDP.

UP has highest casualties at 2,048

The Uttar Pradesh state has the largest number of missing people in the Uttarakhand floods at 2,048 followed by Madhya Pradesh at 1,000. Rajasthan has 650 missing from the state followed by Gujarat which has 126. The number of local from Uttarkhand reported missing are 924.

Rain, glacial melt pose risk to Badrinath

Is the Kedarnath tragedy going to be repeated at Badrinath? Unpreced-ented rain caused the Chorabari Lake located above the Kedarnath shrine to burst its banks in mid-June bringing with it huge boulders and debris which destroyed the town and caused the death of thousands of lives.

MDGs: India fails to meet poverty deadline

India has once again failed to meet the deadline for eradicating extreme poverty.

‘Bill can’t reduce kid stunting, malnutrition’

Will the National Food Security Bill (FSB) help address the nutritional deficiencies of almost 75 million children in India who are victims of malnutrition.

Projects flood Chenab riverbed

While Uttarakhand was battling flood disaster, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on June 25 laid the foundation stone of the 850-MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project (RHP), being developed on the Chenab river i

Overflowing rivers destroy many dams

Several dams have been destroyed in the flood ravaged state of Uttarakhand.

U’Khand Speaker: Toll may be 10,000

Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, assessing the scale of the human tragedy unfolding in Uttarakhand, said the death toll may cross the 10,000 figure. This is 10 times more than the official figure given by the government, which places the death toll at 1,000.

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