The report highlights that each year 17 million women in least developed countries give birth in centres with inadequate facilities for water, sanitation and hygiene
Andaman & Nicobar wants to take a reverse gear on oil palm
5G: A dangerous generation
'I am a farmer about to commit suicide. Can you help me? My Aadhaar number is...'
Dirty air killing Indians early and in large numbers
1.2 mln early deaths by breathing dirty air; dying 2.6 years earlier; COPD, lung cancer high on chart; diabetes the new rogue. Electoral mandate cannot ignore this health emergency
AstroSat unveils star that regained its youth by feeding on its companion
Using AstroSat, India's dedicated space observatory, scientists have discovered that something similar was behind the prolonged youth of a star in the sky
‘Indo-Nepal effort needed to prevent Ganges Basin fish from losing genetic variability’
Steve Lockett, a Mahseer expert, feels the two countries must pool in their efforts to preserve the freshwater fish stocks in the Ganga and its tributaries
Nobody cares for Bihar's drying rivers in poll season
Most of the state's 600 rivers have either dried up or are on the verge
World Autism Day – let’s allow disability to change our societies for the better
Autism has changed. The diagnosis has changed. But have we? I have an idea — let’s let autism change us.
MNREGA wage hike less than minimum wage in 33 states
Nagaland is the only state where the wage rate is equal to or more than their minimum wage
Pollution 'time bomb' ticking for Ganga despite ODF
India is on the verge of being declared open-defecation free but the next big challenge is to safely dispose millions of tonnes of shit in our toilet tanks
Congress manifesto promises jobs, welfare steps
Five focus areas include: Unemployment, poverty, farm distress, access to quality education and healthcare
Menstrual hygiene in Africa: No pad or no way to dispose it
Women in sub-Saharan Africa still struggle to have a healthy and safe period
Why are Wayanad tribals, farmers wary of poll promises?
It seems that tribal leaders, farmers and environmentalists are not impressed with Rahul Gandhi contesting from their constituency
IMD warns of heat waves, warmer than normal summer
The weather agency predicts central and north-western India will bear the brunt of the sun, while heat waves has struck several parts of the south
Zika virus: US relaxes travel warnings to India
US health agency changes India’s status to “current or past transmission but no current outbreak” from the earlier “ongoing outbreak”
Why are fly ash brick manufacturers in a tough spot?
Though the government has stressed on increasing fly ash utilisation in the country, manufacturers allege that a situation of scarcity is being created by thermal power plants
Evidence of pre-modern iron technology found in Nagaland
Wui village of Tuensang district in the state is known for its traditional art of iron-smelting and iron tool production since pre-colonial times
How dust storms are adding to pollution woes of north India
Such storms lead to increase in surface ozone, particulate matter as well as harmful greenhouse gases
Forest Rights Act could play decisive role in LS polls: Report
One-fourth of constituencies in mainland India have FRA implementation as a core issue and can influence winning margins, finds a study
Can white faecal pellets take over as the future fertiliser in global south?
The global south is facing a major problem in managing faecal sludge, and such processes can prove to be very safe and useful
19 quakes strike Nicobar Islands within 10 hours
No casualties have been reported so far
Localised phenomenon, trough behind Nepal storm?
Twenty-five people have died and 400 injured in the storm that struck southern Nepal on March 31
Leonardo da Vinci revisited: Was he an environmentalist ahead of his time?
Leonardo’s notebooks are filled with illustrations of nature, their interactions with humans and in local ecosystems
Don't hold digital trade talks in WTO: Civil society groups call on governments
Developing countries must come up with their own agenda for digital industrialisation instead of advancing ones by tech giants, say activists