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Waste-to-energy plants could sustainably dispose of municipal solid waste, while generating electricity

 
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The Indian agricultural sector has definitely grown by leaps and bounds in the past years. However, the revolution ushered in during the late 20th and early 21st century has been noteworthy, despite being sporadic to a few selected crops or regions

 
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Solar energy benefits are not just for large industrial plants. Even housing societies and stand-alone homes must promote the use of solar power. It is better than the polluting diesel generator sets that are commonly in use

 
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US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken about scrapping the United States’ international commitments to tackle global warming such as the Paris Agreement. This is worrying, not least because the US is one of the world’s biggest polluters. Trump’s disdain for global warming is way off the mark.

 
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Research studies have shown that though climate change was not the direct cause for the Arab Spring, it hastened its occurrence, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The focus on shifting away from a personalised, gasoline-based transport order to a shared, electric one signals the beginning of the end of the oil era

 
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The concept of linking of rivers in order to balance the water resources from surplus to deficit areas has been in circulation at various times in the last century. During the British era, efforts were made to link the Ganga and the Cauvery rivers in order to distribute waters and facilitate navigation, but the idea remained on paper.

The concept of linking of rivers in order to balance the water resources from surplus to deficit areas has been in circulation at various times in the last century. During the British era, efforts were made to link the Ganga and the Cauvery rivers in order to distribute waters and facilitate navigation, but the idea remained on paper.

 
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Even as the city of Chennai was grappling with the after-effects of the devastating floods of December 2015, exactly a year later, Cyclone Vardah unleashed its fury, leaving behind a trail of destruction and devastation. At least 16 lives have been lost and more than 12,000 trees have been uprooted due to heavy winds.  
 
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The current human footprint exceeds the earth’s bio-capacity by more than 50 per cent. Humankind has exceeded the planetary boundaries for biodiversity loss, climate change and many other vital parameters.

  The current human footprint exceeds the earth’s bio-capacity by more than 50 per cent. Humankind has exceeded the planetary boundaries for biodiversity loss, climate change and many other vital parameters.
 
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Two recent scientific observations have brought the focus of the climate change discussion to the Arctic and the Antarctic. The breaking news is that a 1,000-foot-thick ice block is snapping off Antarctica, and the hot news is that the Arctic just had its hottest year on record.  
 


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China is yet to reciprocate to India’s territorial concerns on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor'
 
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The possibility of a Taliban attack targeting Emirati officials is not going down well with analysts writes Monish Gulati
 
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Since late 2015, cultural and political issues have strained relations between the two countries with anti-Indian sentiment growing amongst the government and people of Nepal, writes Dr. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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The recent judgment of a seven-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court barring politicians from seeking votes in the name of religion, caste or creed just ahead of crucial Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab is a welcome step in the right direction. The recent judgment of a seven-Judge Bench of the Supreme Cour
 
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It will also feature glimpses of Indian traditional, folk and tribal art such as Gond, Madhubani and Pattachitra paintings.

 
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spotlight image So the lady’s not for turning. Well, we knew that, didn’t we? Brexit means Brexit, no “partial membership”, no “half-in, half-out”. This was the section of Theresa May’s speech most heavily briefed in advance – but still gloriously welcome to the hard Brexiteers when she finally uttered t
 
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spotlight image It is unfortunate that Taiwan has a neighbor across the Taiwan Strait that wants to annex it, but, even more frustrating, Taiwanese also have to put up with people who echo China’s rhetoric and intended to intimidate Taiwanese into obedience.
 
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Read the transcriipt of UN Secretary-General's End-of-Year Press Conference, held in New York on December 16, here...
 
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spotlight image It is wrong to look only at Israel while fighting rages across the Middle East, writes the former Shin Bet chief.
 
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When is a scam not a scam? The short answer obviously would be, when it is approved by the Government in power. But then, the question arises: Is that necessarily true?  
 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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