NGO forum demands ADB to stop financing climate change

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) 6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation (APAN) Forum starts today and will run until October 19, 2018. This year’s theme focuses on resilience and avoiding the worsening impacts of climate change, although these efforts are not…

Coal scam in Margherita Mines in Tinsukia district

While coming down heavily on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the coal scam in Barak Valley, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Tuesday termed Sonowal as a ‘post-active CM’ rather than a ‘pro-active CM’. Bringing allegations against Bharatiya…

India leads world in informal employment

Nearly 81% of all employed persons in India make a living by working in the informal sector, with only 6.5% in the formal sector and 0.8% in the household sector, according to a new ILO (International Labour Organisation) report “Women and Men in the Informal Economy…

Civil society groups slam ADB’s support for fossil fuel projects

Civil society groups held a protest rally anew on Friday at the gates of Asian Development Bank (ADB), calling for the financial institution to rethink its fossil fuel energy policies and strategies, which they likened to dirty energy policy.” The lightning rally was…

Inspection of Mines

On the basis of the data provided by various State Governments to Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) under Ministry of Labour & Employment, 2.3 lakh people employed at various mine sites are estimated to be at the risk of contracting…