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India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

Conjuring images of a dystopia, the shroud of bad air blanketing New Delhi in recent weeks has intensified global pressure on India to curb its greenhouse gas emissions.<p>India will arrive at the climate change summit in Paris next week as the third biggest generator of fossil fuel pollution blamed …

Dozens of whales die in mass stranding on India beach

At least 45 of 81 whales have died after stranding on a beach in the Indian southern state of Tamil Nadu.<p>The short-finned pilot whales washed ashore on the beach of Tiruchendur, a small port city in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district on Tuesday.<p>Deepak Bilgi, wildlife warden of the Gulf of Munnar …

Obama says Paris deal 'best chance to save the planet'

US President Barack Obama has hailed the landmark climate accord reached in Paris as strong and historic, calling it the best chance to save the planet from the effects of global climate change. <br>"Today the American people can be proud because this historic agreement is a tribute to American …

Climate

Boko Haram ahead of IS as world’s most deadly extremist group

Boko Haram was named on Wednesday as the world’s most deadly extremist group in the Global Terrorism Index. Deaths attributed to Boko Haram increased …

State finance ministers debate GST, urge simplicity

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - State finance ministers called on Friday for a proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be simplified but did not discuss what rate it should be set at, indicating scant progress on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s priority reform.<p>Truck drivers walk out of a Commercial Taxes …

India

Colours and crafts at IITF, make in India is theme this year

The 35th edition of the India International Trade Fair (IITF) held at Pragati Maidan, is ­opening for ­the general public from tomorrow.<p>People from …

Gujral doctrine for Modi darbar

India is a humongous economic and geopolitical presence in South Asia. Yet, since Independence, it has maintained certain humility, in the knowledge …

India

Inside the XI: A community hard hit by Paris attacks

Twenty-three-year-old Simon Moubarik stood silently during a short memorial for those who died on Friday. He said he was numb, but he didn't cry.<p>Like many of the young in this mourning city, he is traumatised, shocked and saddened by what happened.<p>"It breaks my heart," he said, after a moment of …