Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s third Union Budget on Monday left the middle class and salaried people high and dry, hit by slow economic growth and the rising cost of living.

Luxury Sedans, SUVs Hit Speed-Breaker Harder With FM's New Cess

The Minister of State (IC) for Petroleum and Natural Gas released the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for north-east India, outlining steps to leverage the hydrocarbon sector for development of the region in Guwahati.

This briefing note synthesizes the latest evidence on the impacts of traditional biomass cooking and discusses options for addressing these challenges, with recommendations for policy-makers in Kenya and across sub-Saharan Africa.

The National Mission for a Green India proposal, released under the aegis of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, is a significant attempt to integrate the mechanism of ecosystem services in the overall framework of forest conservation in India. It suggests a series of strategies for improving the quality of forests and proposes reforms for strengthening joint forest management. This paper discusses the likely impact of these reforms on current forest use practice. It does so by analysing the various provisions of the mission and how they support or contradict ongoing forest uses.

The steep decline in the world oil price in the last quarter of 2014 slashed fuel price subsidies. Several governments responded by announcing that they would remove subsidies for one or more fuels and move to market-based pricing with full cost recovery.

The Road Transport Highways Ministry has issued a draft notification specifying the design and shape of the star-rating stickers that will be placed on the windows of vehicles.

Fossil-fuel burning for cooking purposes accounts for 12% of PM2.5 pollution in Delhi, traditional stoves produce soot that can cause asthma

GAURIBIDANUR (CHIKKABALLAPUR DISTRICT): Until last month, Thimmakka had to blow her lungs out even to make a cup of coffee. And this had been her ritual for 40 years now. Not any more.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pricing of Petroleum Products, 02/12/2015. The total amount of subsidy/under recovery on petroleum products in 2014-15 and 2015-16 (April to September) is given at the Annexure I. The details of taxes being levied by Central Government during last year and current year are given at the Annexure II.