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New IPCC report due 8 August to thoroughly examine link between global warming, land use
science

New IPCC report due 8 August to thoroughly examine link between global warming, land use

Double of India's landmass needs to be devoted to biofuels, carbon capture & storage to cap warming at 1.5-deg C.

In coastal Tamil Nadu, one man is helping fishing communities to save their land using mapping technology
India

In coastal Tamil Nadu, one man is helping fishing communities to save their land using mapping technology

With help from local community leader Saravanan, fisherfolk are creating their own maps, thereby taking control of a tool that has always belonged to the powerful

'China is using a debt trap as a disciplinary tool to run Maldives': Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed tells Firstpost
World

'China is using a debt trap as a disciplinary tool to run Maldives': Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed tells Firstpost

Exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed speaks to Firstpost about anti-India designs in his country, Chinese influence and much more

Vice-Presidential Election 2017: M Venkaiah Naidu calls Congress' allegations 'false, politically motivated'
Politics

Vice-Presidential Election 2017: M Venkaiah Naidu calls Congress' allegations 'false, politically motivated'

The NDA's vice-presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday dubbed the allegations of irregularities against him and his family members by the Congress as "entirely false" and "politically motivated".

Baba, black sheep: Jai Gurudev and his greedy bhakts of Mathura
India

Baba, black sheep: Jai Gurudev and his greedy bhakts of Mathura

Jai Gurudev has a temple to himself in Mathura, dozens of ashrams, assets and cash worth crores of rupees and thousands of followers. But, it seems, before shuffling his mortal coil, which he compared to a house on rent, Guruji forgot to tell his bhakts the perils of spilling human blood for the petty purpose of grabbing land

Tamil Nadu 2016: People suffered under DMK rule, says Jayalalithaa
Politics

Tamil Nadu 2016: People suffered under DMK rule, says Jayalalithaa

AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said people had "suffered a lot" in the previous DMK government and urged voters to give her party a successive term in the 16 May polls

Khattar govt following policy of revenge and transfers, claims Hooda
Politics

Khattar govt following policy of revenge and transfers, claims Hooda

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday accused the state's BJP government of following a policy of 'badla' (revenge).

Smriti Irani hurls accusations at Congress in Amethi, questions land sale to Rajiv Gandhi Trust
Politics

Smriti Irani hurls accusations at Congress in Amethi, questions land sale to Rajiv Gandhi Trust

Attacking Rahul Gandhi on his home turf, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday questioned the alleged sale of land meant for a bicycle factory here to a trust run by his family but the Congress dismissed her "land grab" allegation as "wild and baseless".

Odisha: How land grab became a fine art under the Naveen regime
Politics

Odisha: How land grab became a fine art under the Naveen regime

In Odisha, illegal land acquisition has become a fine art, and the the Naveen Patnaik government clearly doesn't want these allegations probed properly.

Man booked for attempting self-immolation in front of UP CM's house
India

Man booked for attempting self-immolation in front of UP CM's house

As soon as he tried to pour the oil on himself, the alert police deployed there prevented him in taking the extreme step, following which they arrested him, and registered a case against him, the police said.

Godman or criminal? Rape not the only charge against Asaram Bapu
India

Godman or criminal? Rape not the only charge against Asaram Bapu

The godman, who has had a string of controversies plague his reputation, has among other things been accused of land grabbing, culpable homicide and attempt to murder.

Land wars: Why Posco will need a miracle in Odisha
Economy

Land wars: Why Posco will need a miracle in Odisha

The environmental clearance for the mega steel project is still missing and yes, there's no MoU.<br /><br />

Prosecution likely in Rs 700 crore case, time for Asaram Bapu to say his mantras?
India

Prosecution likely in Rs 700 crore case, time for Asaram Bapu to say his mantras?

The godman's trust has been accused of grabbing property worth Rs 700 crore that belongs to a pharmaceutical company.

Jairam to Jayanti-bashing: Why India's path to progress is antiquated
Economy

Jairam to Jayanti-bashing: Why India's path to progress is antiquated

The decibel level of protests against the restrictions being placed on acquisition of land and clearance of major projects by the MoEF has notched up, with three Congress govts seeking a review of such laws

Swamy does a Kejriwal, targets Sonia & Rahul for landgrab
Politics

Swamy does a Kejriwal, targets Sonia & Rahul for landgrab

Is Subramanian Swamy trying to do an Arvind Kejriwal with his accusations against Sonia and Rahul?