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Wind developers have expressed interest over the new land policy for renewable energy announced by Gujarat about a month ago as it does not take possession of a power purchase agreement(PPA) mandatory while applying for land to set up a project in the state. They fear that without such a provision, land could get locked …

EverSource Capital along with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund of India (NIIF) have partnered U.K. government’s CDC Group to invest $330 million in Ayana Renewable Power (Ayana), the renewable energy platform founded by CDC. EverSource Capital, a joint venture between Everstone Capital and Lightsource BP, manages Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF) that has NIIF and …

On February 21, a major fire occurred in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, which is home to not just tigers but also elephants, spotted deer, bison, and antelopes. The fire was so severe that it took five days for the Indian Air Force and the forest officials, to douse the flames. Karnataka forest officials …

In a big setback for Vedanta, the Supreme Court has refused to permit the firm to restart the contentious Tuticorin copper, which was at the center of massive protests over pollution concerns but directed it to approach the Madras High Court for a reprieve. Setting aside a National Green Tribunal order that had permitted Vedanta …

Major pollution is being caused in the Yamuna at Agra by dumping of garbage and sewage, the National Green Tribunal has stated and directed the Uttar Pradesh government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore for its failure in discharging its duties. Solid waste is being burnt in open on the roads at …

Women and children walk kilometers every day in search for water in a crowded, downtrodden district of Pakistan’s financial capital, Karachi — a scene repeated in cities throughout the country. Across the border in India, government research indicates about three-quarters of people don’t have potable water at home and 70 percent of the country’s water …

India occupies 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day, but 40% of it remains uncollected causing choking of drainage and river systems, littering of the marine ecosystem, soil and water pollution, ingestion by stray animals, and open-air burning leading to adverse impact on human health and environment. These facts are said in the Centre’s latest …

US Gives Russia A 60-Day Ultimatum To Comply With Nuclear Treaty

The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington stated is a violation of a arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe. NATO allies led by Germany pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting in Brussels to give diplomacy one last chance before …

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US senators talk that they are more certain than ever after a private CIA briefing that the Saudi crown prince had a role in the murder of a journalist. In a blistering attack, Senator Lindsey Graham stated that he had “high confidence” Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, BBC reported. …

ABVP, You Can Do Better

After high-rated drama late on Monday in which poll strategist-turned-Janata Dal-Secular leader Prashant Kishor was attacked by activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), it’s official. It is BJP versus Nitish Kumar’s top aide in the Patna University students’ body elections. The ABVP is a student group linked to the BJP. Prashant Kishor was …

Delhi Government Bars Bloomberg-Funded Charity From Tobacco Control Work

A small Indian non-profit funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies will not be permitted to carry out tobacco-control work in New Delhi after it failed to disclose its funding, according to a city government official and a memo seen by Reuters. Other foreign-funded organizations will be required to seek prior approval in the future for anti-tobacco activities …

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday aimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his promise of providing employment to 2 crore youths during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Pointing an election rally, he sought to know why four people committed suicide in Rajasthan’s Alwar recently. “Narendra Modi in his election speeches in 2014 had stated he would …