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Safety audit negligent : Mumbai footbridge collapse 6 dead

The Mumbai footbridge collapse had left six people killed and more than 30 others injured.   A preliminary report of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has blamed the structural audit for the collapse of foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station on Thursday.   The incident had left six people killed and more Read More…

Culture Environment Life Style North India Social Travel

22 Crores take dip in 49 days : Kumbh Mela enters Guinness

The biggest religious congregation has also been named in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest crowd management, sanitation drive and painting exercise on public sites.   The 49-day Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj has ended with lakhs of people taking a holy dip in the Sangam, confluence of River Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Read More…

Food & Health Life Style National

Last three years Suicides in Military service on the rise

An Indian Air Force officer, identified as Wing Commander Arvind Sinha, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a double barrel gun in his official quarters at the Air Force Colony in Prayagraj on Tuesday.   The incident took place at around 8 am. Arvind Sinha was the Central Air Command Public Relations Officer (PRO). Read More…

Asia Environment World

Indus Waters Treaty: The limitations of Indian Government

The Indus system comprises the main Indus River, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej. The basin is mainly shared by India and Pakistan with a small share for China and Afghanistan.   Under the Indus Waters Treaty signed between India and Pakistan in 1960, all the waters of three rivers, namely Ravi, Sutlej and Beas Read More…

Environment Industries Legal Supreme Court

Setback for Sterlite : SC sets aside order for reopening plant

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed an appeal filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board against the National Green Tribunal ‘s order of December 15, 2018, to re-open Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi.   A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Navin Sinha said the plea by Vedanta was not maintainable before the Read More…

Environment Europe Nature

20,000 guillemots washed washed away off dutch coast

Scientists are scrambling to understand the sudden death of an estimated 20,000 guillemots off the Dutch coast, hundreds of which are washing up on the country’s shoreline.   The bodies of the birds, which spend most of their lives at sea where they dive for their food, started emerging over the past month, from the Read More…

America Environment

Chicago freezes at -20 degrees, midwest cold wave blast to get worse in US

Low temperatures early Thursday morning were expected to reach minus 23 Fahrenheit (minus 31 Celsius) at Chicago Midway International Airport, with wind-chill values as low as minus 39, according to the National Weather Service.   If you thought Wednesday was brutal in the US Midwest, the cold blast that sent demand for power and natural Read More…

Food & Health Industries North India

Yogi Government Cow policy creates not only financial burden but ..

Earlier this month, the UP government announced a 0.5% ‘gau kalyan’ (cow welfare) cess on liquor and road toll collections. It also doubled an existing 1% levy on the incomes of wholesale produce markets, and the proceeds are intended to fund the construction and maintenance of new shelters for cows.   The chief minister had Read More…

Culture Environment Food & Health Travel

Millions hindu visits Kumbh Mela festival in Uttar Pradesh

More than Millions of people have taken to the waters at the confluence of India’s sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers as part of the Kumbh Mela festival – humanity’s largest gathering.   Approximately 15m people could have bathed on Tuesday. They expect about 120m visitors over 49 days.   Hindus believe bathing at the rivers Read More…