The risks in fracking

The government should impose a moratorium on fracking as the negative consequences outweigh the benefits Many scholars believe that fossil fuel energy will decline markedly by 2050. Such conclusions have been challenged by others who say that the earth has enough resources to quench humankind’s thirst for development for many centuries to come. Among other
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The official said the decision was taken in the wake of significant improvement of the security situation in the State. Except for Tripura and Manipur, the Centre was issuing such notifications for Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. Last year, the Home Ministry gave up its power and asked the Assam govt. to take a
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India needs gender justice, not draconian laws We are living in strange times. For every minimum act of governance there is maximal rhetoric. While the government has permitted people who wield power to defend rapists and obstruct due process, and while some of India’s lawmakers are under a cloud, we have been presented with the
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The National Investigation Agency has probed 23 cases related to dreaded terror group ISIS in which 81 people have been arrested and 39 are absconding, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said some of the arrested and absconding accused have either provided or received funds for
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Supreme Court seeks response from Centre for its view The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond to an affidavit filed by the Election Commission (EC) of India to amend the law to prevent candidates contesting from multiple constituencies. Don’t believe rumours about EVMs: Election Commission A Bench led by Chief Justice of
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A Bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra agrees to hear the State’s plea to initiate contempt proceedings against Centre. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday orally assured Tamil Nadu that the court will ensure that the State gets its due allocation of the Cauvery water. In an urgent mentioning by Tamil Nadu, a Bench
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Bench also calls for setting up an independent secretariat Urgent measures are required to improve the collegium system of appointment of judges, including the setting up of an independent secretariat, the Supreme Court highlighted in a judgment on Wednesday. The apex court said “corrective measures” need to be taken against “post-appointment conduct or inadequate performance or failure
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Two towers, about three times the height of the Qutab Minar, are likely to be erected at as-yet-undecided locations in the country for disseminating Indian Standard Time. The National Physical Laboratory, an organisation charged with ensuring that Indian time stays accurate, has signed an agreement with IFR Information Dissemination Services (IFR) Ltd., which will set
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Wants clarity on what the judgment means by ‘framing a scheme’ The Centre is likely to move the Supreme Court for a clarification of its February 16 judgment in the Cauvery dispute even as the six-week time limit to frame a ‘scheme’ for sharing and allocation of the river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala
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AHMEDABAD: Taking a serious note of the death of 184 lions in the state in the last two years, the Gujarat High Court on Monday sought explanations of the Union and the state governments over the disturbing trend. The court issued notices to the governments, taking suo motu cognisance of the news reports on the government’s March
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