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Diwali Debate: Fire over Crackers

Has the Supreme Court’s firecracker sale ban given the government a rare chance to remedy the crisis of air pollution or is it an...

Yamuna Floodplains: A Damp Squib?

The Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules 2016 seeks to shift the burden of protecting them from the center to the states and can lead...

“Carmic” Emissions

The “notice of violation” to Volkswagen’s diesel cars in the US should serve as a wake-up call for India. It will have to address...

Keeping the Woods Lovely, Dark and Deep…

India was the first country to develop a legislation for biodiversity. Yet, conserving this resource needs to be part of the national policy instead...
The Yamuna in Delhi is a sorry sight. Photo: Anil Shakya

Is this Life?

Though the Uttarakhand High Court has given an order granting “living entity” status to rivers Ganga and Yamuna, this will help save them only...
Will this woman’s mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar be safe from GM infusion? Photo: UNI

The GM Jinx

Another genetically modified crop, mustard, faces an uncertain future with the Supreme Court and the government passing the buck              By S Gopikrishna Warrier The history...
Protests broke out in Tamil Nadu when Anita ended her life after she failed to clear the NEET. Photo: UNI

NEET: Nothing Neat Here!

The medical entrance exam has created so much turmoil in Tamil Nadu that the Supreme Court was forced to take note of it and...
Demolition of Kant Enclave: The Hills Are Alive

Demolition of Kant Enclave: The Hills Are Alive

Above: Located close to Delhi, Kant Enclave is a prime property In a significant judgment, the apex court has ordered that Kant Enclave in the...
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Yamuna: The Neglected Tide

The devastation left in the wake of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s event on the banks of this river has shown why cities need to...
Jadavpur University restores admission tests

Jadavpur University restores admission tests

~By Sucheta Dasgupta It is both a vindication and a setback. After a couple of flip-flops, a hunger strike and much heartburn, West Bengal’s premier...

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