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New government study to assess pollution-driven mortality

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Union Environment Ministry will soon initiate its first-ever study to assess mortality and acute events due to air pollution starting from 20 major cities this year, officials said. The government had earlier rejected acknowledging the international research from institutions like Lancet and World Health Organisation[Read More…]

Meghalaya Court acquits former Bangladesh minister of trespassing

Shillong, Oct 26 (IANS) A lower court in Meghalaya on Friday acquitted former Bangladesh Minister Salahuddin Ahmed who was arrested three years ago for trespassing into India. Pronouncing the verdict, the court of the first class judicial magistrate D.G. Kharshiing directed Meghalaya’s district police chief of East Khasi Hills, Davies[Read More…]

Pollution norms violated at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan (Lead)

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday told the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take “strictest action” against the violators at the Pragati Maidan re-development site after finding violations of dust control measures including uncovered stacks of building materials and no arrangement to sprinkle water. The[Read More…]

Sushma Swaraj to visit Qatar, Kuwait

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Qatar and Kuwait, two of India’s key energy security partners in West Asia, from October 28 to 31, it was announced on Friday. According to the External Affairs Ministry, during her visit to Qatar on October 28-29, Sushma[Read More…]

Dr Reddy’s Q2 net up by 77% YoY

Hyderabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Pharma major Dr Reddy’s on Friday reported a rise of 77% in its consolidated net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19, at Rs 504 crore from Rs 285 crore during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. The Hyderabad-headquartered company posted a net profit of[Read More…]

Black Eyed Peas release their seventh album

Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) American group Black Eyed Peas, consisting of will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo, have released their seventh album, “Masters of The Sun Vol. 1”. Produced by will.i.am, the album is the Grammy-winning group’s first in eight years and features rappers Nas, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad,[Read More…]

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