Amitabh Sinha

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Textbook launch: India on its way to moon again as Chandrayaan-2 takes off

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Isro: “The launch of #Chandrayaan2 illustrates the prowess of our scientists and the determination of 130 crore Indians to scale new frontiers of science.

Pokhran parallel: Anti-satellite missile adds critical capability to strategic arsenal

India had unveiled its intention to acquire this capability way back in 2010 when the then chief of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) V K Saraswat had announced at a January 5 press conference that such a t

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Mission Shakti: India shoots down satellite with missile

Becomes fourth country to have such capability; PM says India a space power

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Why Donald Trump was wrong to cite India in pulling US out of Paris accord

President Donald Trump was never expected to offer any cogent reasons for pulling the US out of the Paris agreement on climate change, but what he came up with on Thursday night was not even factually correct, especially his

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Environment minister Anil Dave dies at 60

Anil Madhav Dave, whose selection as environment minister last July surprised many, died on Thursday morning. Dave, 60, had contracted pneumonia in January this year and had been unwell for the last few months.

India’s ‘gift’ to neighbours, GSAT-9 South Asia Satellite launched; PM Narendra Modi says, even the sky is not the limit when it comes to regional cooperation’

The South Asia Satellite was launched Friday by the Indian Space Research Organisation from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

‘Godzilla’ El Nino, primary reason for poor rainfall, has finally ended after 2 years

After two years of depleted rainfall, this monsoon season is predicted to bring good rainfall. The Indian Met department has forecast above average rainfall in the four-month season of June to September. It has said India as

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Monsoon onset may be late, here’s why it may not matter

There’s no correlation between when it hits Kerala and how much it rains, where.


At gaushala meet, why ministers were a bit cowed down

Discussions soon got overshadowed by sloganeering against cow slaughter and chants of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Gaumata ki Jai’.

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Interview with Prakash Javedkar: ‘No wholesale changes to green laws, focus on strict compliance’

He said the government will make amendments to laws “as and when necessary” but stressed that there was no plan to make any substantial changes to these laws “at present”.

Depleting water in Maharashtra’s reservoirs; falling steadily since January

Cumulative storage in India’s 91 biggest reservoirs is currently about half of their January levels. Maharashtra has drawn the most water the fastest, going from 30% of full capacity to 14% today.

COP21: History made in Paris, world reaches deal to save Earth

After two weeks of intense negotiations and years of acrimonious debate, more than 190 countries Saturday adopted a new agreement on climate change that could force lasting changes on economic activities across the world and

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World gets together one last time in Paris to save the earth

France’s Fabius presents ‘ambitious, balanced’ climate deal for approval

Climate talks enter extra time as negotiators go back to drawing board

Meanwhile, on India's initiative, a reference to 'sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patterns of consumption' entered into the draft text for the first time, in the preamble.

Climate talks enter extra time as negotiators go back to drawing board

Climate talks: Differentiation issue remains unresolved

Even as countries reported progress on some key issues after two days of ministerial meetings, the issue of differentiation between developed and developing nations...

Climate talks: Differentiation issue remains unresolved

Climate talks enter final lap, issues yet to be resolved

As the climate negotiators got down to work in a final dash towards finding an agreement, the big question being discussed was whether the conference...

Climate talks enter final lap, issues yet to be resolved

Amid hurly-burly of negotiations at Paris climate meet, a solution that’s escaping attention

While the world is trying to find the elusive climate agreement that would reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide, a new scientific report has suggested that some other easier and faster ways of slowing down global warming ar

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Negotiators make little progress as first week of climate talks draws to a close

The first week of negotiations at the climate change conference here in Paris was drawing to a close without any noticeable progress on the contentious subjects like finance or review mechanism...

Negotiators make little progress as first week of climate talks draws to a close

Climate talks: India wants focus on money raised

After two days of talks in small sub-groups, the negotiators produced the first draft agreement text on Thursday morning

Climate talks: India wants focus on money raised

On Day 3 of climate talks, pace frustrates many

It was just the third day of the climate change conference in Paris and already, there was growing frustration that the negotiations were not moving as fast as they should to ensure a strong agreement after the end of two wee

On Day 3 of climate talks, pace frustrates many

Negotiators start climate deal talks

With leaders having exited the stage, negotiators at the climate change conference in Paris got down to work on Tuesday, and not surprisingly...

Negotiators start climate deal talks

PM Narendra Modi pushes for action on climate change, with riders

For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after a handshake and a brief discussion with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, it was time to join over 150 heads of states and governments in putting up an unprecedented show of solid

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Idea Exchange: Delhi air quality got worse over the last 10 years. But media never questioned it, says Prakash Javadekar

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Amitabh Sinha of The Indian Express, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar sees an ‘agenda’ in calling Indian cities among worst polluted, defends Modi government’s stand on NGO

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One of the changes we hope for is more proactive communication from the leader: Jairam Ramesh

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Amitabh Sinha of The Indian Express, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh asserts that UPA’s land Bill wasn’t given a ‘fair trial’, says that everybody in Congress knows the buck stops with

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Foreign funding of 4 NGOs who opposed coal projects blocked

Home invokes FCRA, directs RBI; one of 4 gets questionnaire on India account

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Lima climate deal results in precious little; India satisfied

The Lima climate talks finally produced an agreement, but only just.

Climate talks extended as negotiators fail to break logjam

The climate talks at Lima were on the brink of collapse on Saturday after two attempts...

Climate talks extended as negotiators fail to break logjam
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