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  • India will face more Jammu & Kashmir floods-like calamities in future, warn researchers 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With over 6 lakh people still stranded in what is being called as the worst floods in over a century in Jammu and Kashmir, an analysis done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has warned that India may face more such calamities in future. "India will be...
  • 'Unprecedented rains, unplanned urbanisation behind J&K floods' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Unprecedented rainfall, unplanned urbanisation and lack of preparedness are the basic reasons behind the floods which have devastated Jammu and Kashmir, a Delhi-based environment research and advocacy organisation on Wednesday said. An analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that the floods could very well be another...
  • Watch: Can chicken consumption lead to slow poisoning July 31, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, CSE chef Sunita Narain said that chicken had to be kept in the farm for 35 days before being consumed so that the antibiotics could be flushed out. This practise is not observed in India. Thus, chicken consumption can lead to slow poisoning as well...
  • AAP more interested in autorickshaws than environment: Sunita Narain January 29, 2014

    Environmentalists have criticised the Aam Admi Party (AAP) government in Delhi after a study found that it is the world's most polluted city, ahead even of Beijing. Environmentalist Sunita Narain has alleged that the Delhi government is doing nothing to put pollution checks in place. ...
  • India needs a competitive civil service which requires to know English: Srivatsa Krishna March 12, 2013

    The new UPSC exam rules will close down linguistic concessions offered to all vernacular languages and will take into account the score of the English language paper in the final selection for top jobs. IAS Officer Srivatsa Krishna shared his perspective on the pros and cons of such steps. Q. I...
  • Air pollution reaches 'critical' level in India February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as China deals with crippling levels of air pollution, a new report has discovered that air pollution is the fifth leading cause of death in India. Delhi has been rated as one of the most critically polluted cities, and Chief Minister Sheila Dixit has admitted that the...
  • Delhi: Pollution at all-time high, leads to smog November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A thick layer of smog continues to envelope Delhi amid rising concerns. The Supreme Court has expressed concern, but the Delhi government unsure as to what has caused smog said that it's because of neighbouring states Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, "We are...
  • Mamata's remarks in Kolkata rape unfortunate: CPM February 19, 2012

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing opposition fire for rubbishing the rape victim's complaints as a conspiracy. ...
  • LPG cause of air pollution, CSE debunks report September 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry's recent report on sources of pollution levels in cities across India is a victim of bad science and politics. That's the allegation by the Centre for Science and Environment. The Ministry report blames LPG combustion and road dust as the biggest contributor to air pollution...
  • 26 yrs on, Bhopal gas tragedy verdict on June 7 May 13, 2010

    Bhopal: Twenty-six years after the Bhopal gas tragedy which claimed thousands of lives, a local court trying the case would pronounce its verdict on June 7. Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P Tiwari said Thursday he will pronounce the judgement on June seven on the toxic leak from the Union Carbide India...
  • India stand on climate to help US: CSE chief December 4, 2009

    New Delhi: India's stand at the Copenhagen Climate Summit was tabled in Parliament on Thursday. Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh made it clear that India will follow its own path while at the same time submitting to domestic voluntary cuts in intensity targets of 25 per cent by 2020....
  • Bhopal 'death factory' is killing, polluting still December 3, 2009

    Bhopal: It was seen as a symbol of the new emerging India--a factory that would not only generate thousands of jobs, but manufacture cheap pesticides for millions of farmers. But the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal left a more potent legacy when it accidentally released toxic gases into the air, killing...
  • 25 years later, toxic water still haunts Bhopal December 2, 2009

    Bhopal: On December 3, 2009, it will be 25 years since tragedy struck Bhopal following the leak of the deadly methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) plant. The tragic incident of 1984 is still haunting the residents of Bhopal with groundwater, three kilometers away from the...
  • Hyderabad techies join hands to solve traffic problems October 2, 2008

    Mahatma Gandhi once said “Be the change you want to see” and this has been truly followed by an IT professional, Sameer Mehta. He along with other techies of Hyderabad have come together to solve the traffic problem of the city. ...
  • Delhi Diwali toxic, southern cities' green card better November 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The din and festivities of Diwali is over and all that remains now on the streets is smoke and dust. But the city that has had the most toxic Diwali is Delhi. All the key pollution indicators – sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and suspended particulate matter (SPM) –...
  • Coke gets fresh fizz of life in Kerala September 30, 2006

    Palakkad (Kerala): In what came as a breather of sorts for Coca Cola plant at Plachimada in Kerala's Palakkad district, the Perumatty Panchayat on Friday renewed the plant’s temporary license for three months. But the relief comes with many stringent conditions attached. “Thirteen conditions have been raised before them before...
  • Cola row: Kerala govt to move SC September 23, 2006

    New Delhi: Kerala's Left Democratic Front government will approach the Supreme Court against the High Court order quashing the ban on production and sale of Coca-Cola and Pepsi in the state, Law minister M Vijayakumar said on Saturday. Terming the High Court verdict as "mysterious", Vijayakumar said State Government had banned...
  • Cola godowns attacked in Kerala city September 23, 2006

    Thiruvananthapuram: A day after Kerala High Court lifted the ban on sales of Coca-Cola and Pepsi, pro-Marxist Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activists ransacked the godowns of the soft drink giants in the heart of the city on Saturday. A group of activists rushed to the godown of Pepsi at...
  • 'Name & shame' food with pesticides September 14, 2006

    New Delhi: The Centre for Science and Environment, at loggerheads with the government over the softdrink pesticide issue, has advised it to adopt a 'naming and shaming' policy as followed in some foreign countries to create public pressure against suppliers of contaminated food. In UK, for instance, the government gives publicity...
  • US comes to Cola's rescue in India September 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Uncle Sam has come to the rescue of the Cola giants. The US has reportedly urged the Indian Government to treat PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co fairly in the issue surrounding the alleged pesticide content in their products. New tests had found that eleven soft drink brands, which in 2003...
  • Karnataka HC stays ban on Pepsi September 4, 2006

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Monday stayed a state government ban on the sale of Pepsi’s soft drinks in public places. The stay excludes schools and colleges. The Karnataka government, through a notification on August 14, banned soft drinks in public places like schools, colleges, bus terminus, hospitals and government...
  • Insects in cola, Goa sues PepsiCo August 30, 2006

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the pesti-cola controversy. Weeks after the Delhi-based NGO, the Centre for Science and Environment, exposed that the colas manufactured by PepsiCo and Coca Cola contain pesticides in high quantities, many states have gone on a banning spree. Now, the Food and Drug...
  • Coke, Pepsi's India dreams soured August 26, 2006

    New York: As Coke and Pepsi defend allegations of high pesticide levels in soft drinks sold in India, industry experts are sceptical whether the companies' responses to the issue will prevent a sales drop in India for the second consecutive year. In a report published earlier this month, environmental...
  • Cola row gets political flavour August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: The Left has come out strongly against the Government on the cola controversy and accused it of defending MNCs. And it's not just the Left which is skeptical of the health ministry's clean chit to cola companies and their products. The Karnataka government, which has enforced a ban...
  • Tell Us: An alternative to colas August 24, 2006

    While the Health Ministry dilly-dallies on whom to side with, CNN-IBN finds out how CSE conducted the tests. ...
  • How CSE found pesticides in cola August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: The pesti-cola controversy is unlikely to lose its fizz for some time to come. After an environmental group - the Centre for Science and Environment - exposed that soft drinks manufactured by cola giants PepsiCo and Coca Cola contained pesticides in amounts higher than normal, there has been...
  • Tell Us: Do you think colas are safe? August 23, 2006

    CSE exposes high level of pesticides in colas, Health Ministry rubbishes the report. ...
  • No clean chit to colas: Ramadoss August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday said that the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report on pesticides in colas was "inconclusive". However, Ramadoss clarified that he had not given a clean chit to anybody, as claimed by the CSE. The CSE rejected Ramadoss's statement and accused him of...
  • Govt can't digest CSE's cola report August 23, 2006

    New Delhi: In a report that could provide some relief to Pepsi and Coke, an official experts' committee on Tuesday punched holes in the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report on pesticides in colas. "Balanced approach (by CSE in reviewing the literatures on various aspects) has not been followed while...
  • No reprive to cola cos by Kerala HC August 21, 2006

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday refused to stay the Kerala government's decision to ban the products of the soft drink giants Pepsi and Coke. On August 18, both the companies had, in separate petitions, challenged the ban imposed by the state government on aerated drinks. Denying the stay, the court,...