Earth Day-2017: Students, environmentalists, MNCs join chorus to save planet

New Delhi, April 22 : The 48th Earth Day celebrations on Saturday saw participation from school children in awareness drives, campaigns in social media, emotional appeals from MNCs and a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep the planet clean and green. While describing the Earth Day “a day of gratitude to mother earth”, […]

Earth Day-2017: Nature’s warning – mend ways now or be doomed

By Kushagra Dixit New Delhi, April 22 : Even as the world celebrated the 48th Earth Day on Saturday, over a hundred farmers from drought-hit Tamil Nadu were seen protesting in the national capital along with the skulls of their kin, who chose to kill themselves as deficit rains for the fourth year in a […]

Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj

Agra, April 22 : Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here. Officials however said on Saturday evening that the matter has been resolved. A […]

Over 2,800 companies breaking air pollution rules in China

Beijing, April 22 : China’s environmental authority on Saturday found over 2,800 companies in violation of standards during the first round of air pollution inspection. Inspection teams in 28 cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas found 2,808 of the 4,077 companies breaking the rules, Xinhua news agency cited the Environmental Protection Ministry as […]