Garbage pile ups become major problem for India cities

Water logging and garbage pile-ups seem to be the never ending problems of Indian cities. But two events in the recent past have gone on to prove that there is something horrendously wrong the way we dispose of our waste.

Chandigarh, India’s best planned city, went down under…

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Gadkari entrusted with tough job of cleaning Ganga

Is it possible ever to clean up the Ganga, the mainstream of India, revered by Indians from Kashmir and Ladakh to Kanyakumari, from north down to south from east and north-east to north-western India? Ms. Uma Bharati has been displaced by Mr. Nitin Gadkari as the Cabinet Minister…

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India should take humane view of Rohingya refugees (Comment: Special to IANS)

Given its rich mineral resources, historical and civilisational ties and strategic location, sharing maritime and land borders, Myanmar holds a pivotal position in India’s Act East policy. However, Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have become a serious security concern not only for Myanmar, India and Bangladesh, but for the entire…

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What's causing so many changes to India's monsoons?

For the third year in a row, the monsoon season has produced floods in the northwest and the northeast, while south India has suffered from a rainfall deficit. Rainfall extremes have increased threefold over the last few years and now extend over all of central India — from Gujarat to Odisha…

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