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Wanted: clean air and water for Delhi

After the overwhelming victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi assembly polls, when Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as chief minister next Sunday, will he keep coughing as he habitually does? The AAP convenor has a chronic respiratory problem, caused by the poisonous mix that goes by the…

Cops may have thrown corpses in Ganga

Over 100 corpses that surfaced three days ago in river Ganga near Periyar Ghat in Unnao could be the unclaimed bodies that state police dumped in the river after autopsy. More than 100 dead bodies, in various stages of decomposition, were seen floating in the river in Unnao and 10…

Delhi police file, withdraw affidavit in Liaquat Shah case

Authors: Hakeem Irfan, Soma Basu The controversial Liaquat Shah case is turning out to be a major embarrassment for the Delhi police, who are deploying all possible tactics and making u-turns to protect tainted officials placed in its Special Cell. In a major setback, Delhi police withdrew an application filed against…

Breathing gets more injurious to health in India’s capital

The air that residents of New Delhi breathe cuts three years off their life spans, says a recent study by Michael Greenstone of the University of Chicago. The study, involving environmental economists from Harvard and Yale universities as well, says, “Bringing all regions of the country into compliance with air…

India releases air quality data but no plan to tackle smog

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched India’s first national air quality index this week to monitor pollution levels in a country which has the world’s most toxic air. The air quality index from the Central Pollution Control Board explains in layman’s terms the effect that breathing the air in 10 cities…

30 Years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Quick Overview On the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984, methyl isocyanate gas leaking from Union Carbide’s factory in Bhopal claimed more than 5,000 lives. More than half a million people still suffer the side effects of the exposure to the gas; the soil and groundwater have been contaminated and…