Ananya Dutta

 KOLKATA: Asiatic lions, iguanas and emus will be seen among
the animals housed at the Alipore Zoological Gardens here in a little more than
a fortnight, and a consignment of kangaroos and zebras may not be far behind,
officials told The Hindu on Friday.

This latest CPCB report provides details of the monitoring study conducted to measure Ozone levels, VOCs including carbonyls in ambient air in the city of Kolkata. It also includes recommendations for control of VOCs releases. 

Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs play an important role in tropospheric chemistry by affecting the OH radical concentration, production of organic acids and photochemical oxidants.

As the railways minister, Mamata Banerjee may have flagged off many yatras in the past one year but the journey she has begun in her hometown of Kolkata promises to be the most ambitious yet.

KOLKATA, 5 JULY: The Rail India Technical & Economic Services (Rites), a Union government undertaking, will sign an MoU with Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) and KMC on 9 July for beautification of the Hooghly river front, said Miss Mamata Banerjee, railway minister. KoPT will set up a new port at Sagar and rail connectivity with Haldia port and Sagar port will be established, Miss Banerjee said.

KOLKATA, 28 JUNE: The sound of the Vuvuzela has travelled across continents. Already a concern for the players and Fifa officials in South Africa with the defeaning sound distracting players during the World Cup matches, the Vuvuzelas have now caused quite a stir in the state.

Privatisation of water supply to households may increase prices, but it ensures clean drinking water for all
Luis Miranda

BS III, II fuel availability causes confusion in 13 cities.

Murali Gopalan

One month into the new clean fuel regime finds the auto sector struggling with vehicle supply schedules and facing the prospect of stocks not being registered in metros with tighter emission norms.

This recent report on GM foods released by Greenpeace provides the perspective on citizens' views on GM foods. 87% of people have said that they have the right to information related to GM foods, before the decisions on GM/ GE foods are made.

Sandeep Joshi

NEW DELHI: From Thursday, petrol and diesel prices will go up in 13 cities, including the four metros, where stricter Bharat Stage-IV emissions norms are being implemented, requiring the sale of upgraded and less polluting fuel.