Rashme Sehgal

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Verdict on junk food ban today


With the Delhi high court set to deliver a key judgment on the ban of junk food in schools on Wednesday, a panel of experts, set up to examine the harmful effects of junk food, point out that such a b

CAG audit castigates forest body

CAG has castigated the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) for widespread mismanagement and corruption.

Green candidate vows to save Orissa forests

As voting for the last phase of elections in Orissa takes place on Thursday, the prestigious Bhubaneshwar seat was witness to an unusual campaign conducted by environmentalist Manav Ranjan Mishra.

Voting exercise ignores climate change

India will see 8.5 crore people vote in the Lok Sabha elections but a key issue affecting this entire spectrum of Indians has been ignored across all political parties.

U’khand under fire before char dham

The countdown for opening the four dhams of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath has started but the Congress-led Harish Rawat government has come under fire for its failure to upgrade roads a

The uphill struggle to save Mahan forests


The road curving up to the Mahan forests has few trees growing on either side. The forests appears to thicken somewhat after one has travelled a few kilometres inside it.

Gram sabha to decide forest fate


A crucial gram sabha is being organised by the local tribal population to decide the fate of the Mahan forests in Madhya Pradesh.

Traders support Modi in Varanasi

Kunj Gali, located in a narrow gali, is the oldest wholesale market of this ancient city. It has more than 2,500 gaddidars (traders) selling exotic silk fabrics from these congested lanes.

Residents get ready for ‘Battle for Benaras’

Varanasi is the new political hotspot with BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal deciding to contest from one of the world’s oldest cities.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.