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50% of India’s freshwater-based coal-fired power plants fail to meet standards, says report

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India’s coal-fired power plants have been rampantly flouting the country’s 2015 water consumption norms, says a new survey report released recently by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). A coal-fired power plant “Water Inefficient Power”, as the report is titled, says that even after six years since the water consumption norms came into force, the water-guzzling coal power industry is ...

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Lightning kills 18 elephants in India’s Assam

Elephants

A herd of 18 wild Asiatic elephants were found dead in India’s eastern state of Assam, possibly because of a massive lightning strike, local officials said on Friday, May 14, 2021. A woman prays next to the carcasses of elephants that, according to the forest officials, possibly died because of a lightning strike, on the foothills of the Kundoli reserve ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria imposes fresh measures aimed at flights from Brazil, India,Turkey

Boss Mustapha

The massive resurgence of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Brazil, Turkey and India has prompted the Nigerian Government to impose fresh measures aimed at preventing further importation of the coronavirus into the country. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation ...

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Lawyers say arrest of Indian female climate activist illegal

Disha Ravi

Lawyers for a 22-year-old Indian activist charged with sedition said on Thursday, February 18, 2021 that she was arrested illegally in southern India and produced at a New Delhi court. Disha Ravi According to legal documents filed on Thursday, the arrest was made without prior notice to her family or counsel. Disha Ravi, an environmental activist, is part of an ...

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34 bodies recovered, 170 still missing in glacier tragedy in India

Himalayan glacier

Two more dead bodies were recovered on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from the areas affected by the glacier burst in India’s northern hilly state of Uttarakhand, taking the death toll to 34, a local senior police officer said. People walk past a destroyed dam after a Himalayan glacier broke and crashed into the dam at Raini Chak Lata village in ...

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Himalayan glacier breaks in India, up to 150 feared dead in floods

Himalayan glacier

As many as 150 people were feared dead in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a hydroelectric dam on Sunday, February 7, 2021. People walk past a destroyed dam after a Himalayan glacier broke and crashed into the dam at Raini Chak Lata village in Chamoli district, the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Feb. 7, 2021. ...

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Study ranks West Bengal as India’s top buyer of ‘dirty’ coal power

Fossil fuel pollution

A new state-wise assessment of coal power procurement, done by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has found West Bengal to be number one state in buying the dirtiest coal power in India. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station According to the study, most of the stations supplying electricity to the state have not taken adequate measures ...

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India, Poland, others suspend all flights to Britain due to new coronavirus strain

Boris Johnson

India, Poland, Norway, Finland and Denmark have suspended all direct flights from Britain with immediate effect, citing a quickly spreading variant of the coronavirus that was detected the country. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali All flights from Britain to India will be suspended, starting onTuesday, December 22, 2020 and lasting until December 31, says India. Flights from India to Britain will ...

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Tribunal directs demolition of illegal structures on Chennai coast

Shri Narendra Modi

The National Green Tribunal in India on September 30, 2020 delivered a judgment ordering demolition and payment of cost of Indian Rupee (INR) 2.5 million for damage to environment of illegally built edible oil storage facility and associated pipeline by two companies who are subsidiaries of the global palm oil giant, Adani WIlmar, on the coast of Chennai, in the ...

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India’s coronavirus infections overtake Brazil as some rail services resume

Shri Narendra Modi

India displaced Brazil, on Monday, September 7, 2020 to take second place after the United States in terms of coronavirus infections, with 90,082 new cases whose numbers are expected to grow. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India This is as some cities re-opened underground train services shuttered for months. With its nationwide tally of 4.2 million exceeded only by ...

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