From the sky, the Garden City of Bangalore now looks more smoggy compared to other mega cities in the subcontinent, thanks to rising levels of tiny soot particles in the atmosphere from vehicle and

To unlock about 80 acres of premium land in Kolkata, held by four state-owned transport companies

The cash-strapped West Bengal government plans to unlock idle land in prime locations, owned by various state-run transport agencies, to raise needed revenue. The state Cabinet has approved a proposal in this regard to sell or lease land in the city and neighbouring areas, lying idle with four state-owned transport agencies — Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC), Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC), South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) and West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC).

Bangladeshi capital Dhaka has topped a global list of cities facing the highest climate change risks in the coming decades, while Indian metropolis Kolkata is ranked seventh, Mumbai eighth and Delh

Dhaka Bangladeshi capital Dhaka has topped a global list of cities facing the highest climate change risks in the coming decades, while Indian metropolis Kolkata is ranked seventh, Mumbai eighth and Delhi at 20th.

Manila, the capital city of The Philippines, was ranked second in the British risk consultancy Maplecroft's fifth annual 'Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas 2013', while Bangkok, Yangon, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City came third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Multinational companies operating in the Asian growth economies will be exposed to spiralling environmental risks over the coming decades, according to Maplecroft Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas 2013.

This Diwali night saw a rise in air pollution levels in some pockets of the Capital while noise levels declined compared with last year, according to an air-noise pollution assessment report released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Wednesday.

A senior CPCB official said: “The rise in air pollution can be attributed to adverse meteorological conditions -- decrease in average temperature, low wind speed, and increase in humidity -- in and around Delhi and the fact that people probably burst more smoke-producing crackers.”

Indian cities are fast-expanding at the cost of rural areas, says U.N. report

New Delhi and Mumbai figure low on the list of prosperous cities across the globe, but have the potential to make it to the top rung, says a United Nation’s report. Released in the city on Wednesday, the State of the World’s Cities report by the U.N. Habitat ranks New Delhi at 58 and while Mumbai has been placed at 52 among 95 cities. The reasons for Indian cities being ranked low is the poor status of development indicators like infrastructure, environmental conditions and avenues for employment.

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and a Kolkata-based NGO, Education for All, signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to promote environmental awareness training pr

On a day when the Supreme Court directed the Union and State governments to provide basic infrastructure, including drinking water and toilets, in all schools within six months, a survey conducted among parents (low-income group) in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore said that “toilets remain the single-most commonly voiced concern for girl students and their parents across India among the lower-income group.”

The secondary data of survey added that only 44 per cent schools covered by the Right to Education Act have separate, functioning girls’ toilets. In the rest, girls either need to risk embarrassment and run to nearby fields, or run back home to use the toilet.

Vadodara: The Amul model of co-operatives will travel from the land of Modi to Mamta’s bastion. The Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited (KDCMPUL), popularly known as Amul Dairy, is setting up a dairy plant in Kolkata with an investment of over Rs 100 crore.

Interestingly, in 2008 when Gujarat’s dairy union controlled by Congressmen had started the experiment to replicate the Amul model of co-operatives in West Bengal (WB) by collecting milk locally, there were apprehensions about the success of White Revolution in WB, which was then the red bastion.