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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 …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres the motivation for his “strong commitment” to climate action is rooted in the ancient Hindu scriptures, the Vedas. PM Modi and Mr. Guterres met last week on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the two held meeting about climate …

If the US Stops Our Oil, Then No Oil Will Be Exported From The Gul

The United States will not be able to cease Iran exporting its oil and any move to prevent Iranian crude shipments passing through the Gulf would lead to all oil exports through the waterway being blocked, Iran’s president said on Tuesday. The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran and U.S. officials say they focus …

The US refuses to be partner

After partnering Vibrant Gujarat for two consecutive editions, United States has denied being a partner country for the upcoming edition of the summit that is scheduled to be held from January 18-20, 2019. Ten countries comprising Japan and Canada have already confirmed to be partner countries for the summit. A senior state government official from …

Coal scam case

A Delhi court Friday sentenced former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in a case relating to the allocation of coal blocks in West Bengal, PTI reported. The court has fixed December 3 for hearing of arguments on the quantum of punishment. In May last year, Gupta …