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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Faulty samplers and data fudging hamper India's air pollution fight

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by GDN

    ... The Guardian The World Health Organisation recently declared Delhi the world's most polluted city Faulty samplers hamper India's air pollution fight India is changing the way it maps pollution, with an update to its air quality index. In its initial phase, eight pollutants will be tracked in 46 cities with populations exceeding a million people. After five years, ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Coca-Cola plant in India closed by pollution authority

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... that it is extracting too much groundwater, an official said. An anti-pollution official said the Mehdiganj plant in Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh had breached the conditions of its operating licence, prompting the closure order earlier this month. "The plant is closed following our orders," Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board secretary J.S. Yadav said on Wednesday. "They have ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi launches Clean India Campaign by sweeping street

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... of massive urban migration, poor civic planning and inadequate waste disposal systems. Rivers and lakes are polluted with sewage and industrial effluent. Fewer than a third of the nation's 1.2 ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Mumbai’s new metro begins services despite ticket price fight

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:05pm by BLOOM

    ... to increase its total more than 10 times to at least 2,500 kilometres by 2031 to accommodate the expected surge in intracity commuters, reduce pollution and cut road deaths, according to Venugopal ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: Capital: The Eruption of Delhi, by Rana Dasgupta

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by David Wilson

    ... of a woman and planning to finish a novel. "I had no intention of staying in Delhi: I had passed through it a few times during childhood visits to Calcutta, and remembered it as a polluted ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India anti-graft hero sworn in as Delhi leader

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 03:42pm by AFP

    ... officials about local problems. He faces no easy task in governing Delhi, one of the world’s most congested, slum-ridden and polluted cities, lacking proper sanitation and reliable power and whose ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Final flag fall for Mumbai's venerable fleet of colourful Padmini taxis

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... must go. "The main issue is of the pollution," says Ramesh Sarnaik, a Road Transport Office inspector. He said newer cars had fewer harmful emissions and would also give passengers ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tens of millions of Hindus bathe in Ganges for Kumbh Mela festival

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Allahabad

    ... range of Indian spiritualism. Despite the hardships of waking early, plunging into the freezing and heavily polluted water and the crush of the crowds, pilgrims described being spiritually ... requires a monumental effort- and a budget of 16 trillion rupees (US$290 million). Thousands of buses and special trains were ferrying people to Allahabad where the heavily polluted Yamuna river ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Playboy bunnies prompt hunger strike threat in Indian party town Goa

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... wearing jeans, are supporting his campaign. "Indian culture is against nudity, and men and women drinking together. We don't want to be polluted by this western import," said Manoj ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Naked holy men lead thousands into Ganges dip as holy festival starts

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the heavily polluted Yamuna river flows into the equally dirty Ganges. ...




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