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1 lakh km of road built with plastic waste, Modi govt saves Rs 30,000 per km: Read about the revolution in road construction

In 2016, Union minister Nitin Gadkari had announced the usage of plastic waste in road construction

Shiv Sena’s U-turn: After protesting against felling of trees in Aarey for metro shed, BMC claims cutting trees for coastal road project ‘inevitable’

BMC has estimated that about 600 trees will be affected by the project which aims to link the Marine Drive with the southern end of Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

Preliminary investigation reveals elephant ‘accidentally’ consumed explosive: Here is why that line of investigation does not make sense

Recently, the case of a pregnant elephant from Palakkad, Kerala dying after consuming a jaggery coated explosive came to the fore and led to widespread outrage

Lessons learned during Coronavirus lockdown: A way forward for environmental issues

The Coronavirus lockdown has had great impact on the environment and for the sake of a better future, we must draw lessons from it

NGOs, Environmentalist silent as ‘secular’ Shiv Sena allows axing of 300 trees for metro construction in Mumbai

After creating a ruckus over the felling of trees in Aarey forest, the Congress alliance partner - Shiv Sena has now decided to cut and transplant more than 300 for the elevated Metro-2A corridor between Dahisar and DN Nagar in Mumbai

Watch: Dia Mirza cries uncontrollably during discussion on climate crisis, insists ‘it is not a performance’

Dia Mirza declined to use a tissue paper offered to her, saying "I don't need a paper", and also refused when a fellow panellist offered her a handkerchief to wipe her tears.

Rich versus Poor nations: A debate that’s at the core of Climate Change discussions

Green House Gas Emissions, particularly CO2 and climate change cannot be delinked with the state of the economy and lifestyle of citizens

In a first, Western Railways installs three benches made of recycled plastic at railway station

Nearly 109 tonnes of plastic waste was collected during a fortnight-long cleanliness drive carried out by the Western Railways at its stations.

I opposed ban on single use plastic as it would cause job loss: Congress era environment minister wants India to keep using plastic

Jairam Ramesh had opposed PM Modi’s environmental friendly measure of banning single-use plastic, claiming that it will affect jobs.

Nations pledge to significantly reduce the use of single-use plastic at the United Nations Environment Assembly

The resolution to reduce the use of disposable plastic at the UNEA was guided by India.

Latest News

Virologist who spent weeks documenting his ‘battle’ against Coronavirus from hospital on NBC News finds out he was not infected

On Tuesday, Fair revealed that he was never diagnosed with the Chinese virus and had tested negative for it multiple times.

‘Drone boy’ Prathap NM makes a statement after OpIndia fact-check: Here is why his explanation makes little sense

'Drone boy' Prathap NM says he won't show his drones due to intellectual property issues, but will show certificates from unregistered events

Here is a short list of anti-Brahmin people and ideas Congress has nurtured and supported

The Congress party has been trying to paint the Yogi Government as 'anti-Brahmin'.

Stand-up comedian apologises for insulting memorial to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Arabian sea after MNS workers vandalised studio

The stand-up 'comedian' Agrima Joshua had made scornfully derisive remarks in her video against the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj memorial that is going to be erected in the Arabian Sea

Anti-Hindu Delhi Riots: Two employees of Tahir Hussain turn witness, testimony included in chargesheet

Girish Pal and Rahul Kasana - the two employees of the accused Tahir Hussain said in their statements to the police that they were present in the office of Hussain in Khajuri Khas area on February 24.

Recently Popular

The curious case of ‘Drone Boy’ who has made 600 drones using broken mixer grinders and televisions. A fact-check

While 'drone boy' Prathap NM has claimed to have made 600 drones using e-waste, not a single photo or video of them exist

Netizens ask Netflix to cancel comedian Kenny Sebastian’s special show after he hurls obscene abuses

Social media users are demanding that Netflix reconsiders special show of Indian comic Kenny Sebastian after he was allegedly found hurling obscene abuses to people on his Instagram page.

The Wire accused Yogi Adityanath of being ‘casteist’ for not killing Vikas Dubey hours before the encounter of the gangster

Notorious gangster, Vikas Dubey, who was arrested from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh was killed in an encounter in the wee hours of the morning on Friday

After obscene comments, clip of comedian Kenneth Sebastian calling Sanskrit ‘most useless language ever’ goes viral. Watch video

In the video titled "Journey to the centre of my brain", Sebastian is seen thanking God because 'all the people who spoke Sanskrit are dead'.

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