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  • Mamata leads candle light march in Kolkata
  • Government determined to root out terrorism, says Rajnath Singh
  • Iran warns Saudi Arabia, UAE of "retaliation" over terrorist acts
  • Iran's IRGC accuses Pakistan for 'sheltering' terrorists
  • The northern region "Kerala Samarakshana Yathra" by LDF gets underway
  • PM to visit Barauni in Bihar on Sunday, to lay foundation stone of Patna Metro Rail
  • Pulwama attack: Parties unite against terrorism; Modi reassures justice, India greases diplomacy wheels to isolate Pak
  • Labhpur TMC MLA rescued by police after a violent mob attacked him in relation to abduction of a daughter of BJP worker
  • Afghanistan: 22 militants killed in airstrikes
  • Nation will avenge killing of its bravehearts says Raghubar after paying tributes to Bijay Soreng
  • Bikramjit Singh late strike stun Aizawl FC
  • Rahul says Cong fulfilled promises to return land to farmers, tribals in Chhattisgarh
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Naidu calls for 'unparalleled' response to stop environmental degradation

Naidu calls for 'unparalleled' response to stop environmental degradation

New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday expressed concern over the unprecedented scale of environmental degradation and its drastic consequences, and called upon all nations to collaborate in an 'equally unparalleled manner' to ensure sustainable development.

Pointing out that the immediate impact of climate change were felt by developing countries, because of higher

dependence on climatic variables, Mr Naidu said that everyone must join hands to minimise the impact of climate change.

Addressing the World Sustainable Development Summit 2019, organised by The Energy and Resources

Institute – TERI, here, he underlined inclusive development, which he said, was central to sustainable development and also encompassed sustainable agriculture; sustainable mobility solutions; sustainable urbanisation; sustainable energy security and clean energy; sustainable waste management; sustainable efforts in wildlife conservation and sustainable green innovations.

India, he said, was among the few countries of the world where forests were growing in spite of exponentially

rising population and livestock pressures and India's forests acted as a net carbon sink. India has set a target

of raising its existing 21.54 per cent forest cover to 33 per cent of the total geographical area through aggressive

forestation drives, he added.

The Vice President lauded the efforts of the government for initiating efforts to create an International Solar Alliance with France for promoting clean energy. India, he said, was on course to achieving 175 GW renewable energy target and '40 per cent of India’s electricity generation is set to be from non fossil fuels, by 2022. India is committed to reducing 33 to 35 per cent of emission intensity of its GDP during 2005 to 2030 in tune with its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs),' he added.

He highlighted India’s traditional practices that reflected a sustainable lifestyle and the Vedic philosophy that

always emphasised the undeniable connection that human beings share with nature.

'Every individual must contribute to sustainable development, whether by turning the ignition off at long traffic

stops or by recycling and composting or by cycling to work in congested cities,' he said.

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New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the Government is determined to root out terrorism in the country.

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Pulwama attack: Parties unite against terrorism; Modi reassures justice, India greases diplomacy wheels to isolate Pak

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16 Feb 2019 | 8:29 PM

New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) India's strong retaliation to the deadliest ever terror attack on security forces in Valley continued on the second day on Saturday, with the all party meeting 'unanimously' declaring to fight terror, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance of giving justice to the sacrifices of soldiers and the Ministry of External Affairs using 'diplomatic routes' to pressurise Pakistan for action on prepetrators.

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Rahul says Cong fulfilled promises to return land to farmers, tribals in Chhattisgarh

Rahul says Cong fulfilled promises to return land to farmers, tribals in Chhattisgarh

16 Feb 2019 | 8:06 PM

New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday stated that the party has fulfilled another election promise to the tribals in Chhattisgarh by returning their land.

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Pulwana attack: Rajnath holds high level meeting to review security situation

Pulwana attack: Rajnath holds high level meeting to review security situation

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New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) Soon after the all party meeting on Saturday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a high level meeting at his residence to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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