In a bid to curb pollution, a group in Meerut has decided to burn 50,000 kg of wood during Navratri, raising concerns whether the initiative would be a success.

A Hindu outfit, Shri Ayutchandi Mahayagna Samiti, is organising the event during which one crore offerings to fire will be made by priests, who have come from Varanasi and Vrindavan.

There has been little investigation into whether the “social gradient to health”—whereby people belonging to groups higher up the social ladder have better health outcomes than those belonging to groups further down—exists in developing countries like India. The relative strengths of economic and social status in determining the health status of persons in India is evaluated using the National Sample Survey Office data set for 2004 and 2014. This is evaluated with respect to two health outcomes: the age at death and the self-assessed health status of elderly persons.

The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) period saw dramatic gains in health goals MDG 4 and MDG 5 for improving child and maternal health. However, many Muslim countries in the south Asian, Middle Eastern, and African regions lagged behind. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the status of, progress in, and key determinants of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in Muslim majority countries (MMCs).

The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) today said the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had issued directives without giving a full opportunity to it to present its case.

NEW DELHI: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has clarified that it is not declaring Amarnath a 'silent zone' and devotees have to maintain silence only in front of the idol.

Observing that "Until some municipal commissioner is (not) sent behind bars, nobody will comply with court orders," the Bombay High court on Thursday issued show cause notice of contempt against Mu

Religious and traditional beliefs, cultural mores, and practices play a crucial role in the conservation of environment and biodiversity. The present paper describes a case study of two sacred groves in Western Himalaya. Sacred groves (SGs) are patches of land that are communally protected with religious zeal. A preliminary survey was conducted in these SGs to study their role in biodiversity conservation. The data collected included the general information regarding the SGs and the associated deity, nearest human habitation, access to them, and their floral and faunal diversity.

The usual chemical froth layer on the water of the Yamuna, there is now all kinds of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste lying on the ghats

Chhath is also about cleanliness and caring for rivers ponds, lakes and canals where the prayers are offered.

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