A reality check on the plastic waste management practices of major Indian cities shows that there has been limited success of anti-plastic policies, even as the country gears up to host World Environment Day 2018, with the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”.
Indian democracy will do well only when we learn to send the best candidate to represent us. Bhamy V Shenoy reveals why we are still a long way from that. Shenoy contested (and lost) the assembly elections in 1994.
Several people have been killed and many others injured in Thoothukudi as police fired on protesters marching towards the Collectorate, demanding closure of a Sterlite copper smelting plant that has been allegedly flouting all environment norms.
The adoption of the Red Fort by Dalmia Bharat has drawn flak from various sections of society. But it is not just about the Red Fort; the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme itself raises serious questions concerning preservation of monuments and urban heritage.
Almost 300 people, age 3 upwards, lent their strokes to 3500 sq ft of wall area, to beautify the neighbourhood as part of the ‘Colour My Township’ initiative organised by a residents’ collective in Lokhandwala, Kandivali.
India generates around 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day, but the amended rules for its management provide no road map towards reduction. If anything, it only gives the FMCG industry cause for cheer, say environmentalists.
No, the death penalty is not the answer. But an efficient and speedy system of justice — from reporting to conviction — is likely to be. Till we reach the point, we can only grieve and rage and feel guilty.
What do you do when you see an accident victim on the street, unconscious and bleeding? Or when the young girl opposite you in the bus is being evidently harassed? Can you, as a bystander, intervene and help?
The Centre has been actively promoting municipal bonds as a source to fund development of cities, but those with lower credit ratings may not find it a very smooth option to raise money through the same.
In 2014, the government launched FASTag in order to provide for seamless movement at toll plazas. But what do rules say about cars without FASTag getting into fast lanes? And what is the latest take on that by the Parliamentary Standing Committee?