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Go for inclusive growth

As much as the government works to formalise the Indian economy, conditions force people into illegal and informal business

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India needs a new approach to fire safety

In addition the codes governing fire safety and governance, we should have guidelines and framework to conduct a comprehensive risk-assessment …

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20 Indian cities saw 80% of building fire deaths

The latest Indian Risk Survey report ranks fire outbreak as the third biggest risk to businesses

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Elephanta caves: Re-carving the old magic

Working for over eight months at a stretch, the Wadars tibals arrive at Elephanta Island to recreate the old magic of the caves by breaking …
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The more Asians migrate to cities, the more it will help tigers, says study

Researchers from a prominent non-profit feel that Asia's increasing urbanisation and rapid demographic transition could mean that tiger range …

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Interim Budget 2019: Board for marginal communities, but where’s the welfare?

Government announces setting up of a welfare development board for de-notified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes

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Elephanta Island gets too much development too fast

Getting power supply could have shaped the island’s future, but now the recent CRZ notification has put its existence at risk

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Take a decision on draft parking rules, Supreme Court tells Delhi govt

The apex court has given the government 10 days to decide and also give an undertaking on the schedule of bus purchase

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The push to drive indigenous people out of forests

Life of a Dongria Kondh tribal offers insights on Indian government’s reckless interventions into the lives of indigenous people

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How the Centre is diluting green clearance norms

In the name of streamlining process to get environmental clearances, the Centre has turned these rules into mere formality

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