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After deleting Section 309

The recent government proposal to strike down Section 309 as a criminal offence under the Indian Penal Code is certainly welcome news. Studies have consistently found that an overwhelming majority of people who die by suicide have a mental disorder at the time of their death. However, often these disorders

Coral bleaching in Pacific may become worst die-off in 20 years’

Scientists warn extreme sea temperatures could cause a “historic” coral reef die-off around the world over the coming months, following a massive coral bleaching already under way in the North Pacific. Experts said the coral die-off could be the worst in nearly two decades. Reports of severe bleaching have been

Lima, a new low for climate action

A climate deal cannot be achieved by endless squabbling, but by accepting responsibility and acting decisively After nearly a fortnight of prolonged talks, some of it acrimonious, there was little that made anyone happy — except perhaps the developed world which was not called on to make any more clear-cut

Ragpickers to get ID cards, social benefits

As solid waste management gets privatised, they will need to be rehabilitated Keeping in mind the possibility of providing social entitlements to ragpickers and integrating them into an increasingly privatised solid waste management system, the Chennai Corporation is taking steps to issue identity cards to them. Working with Transparent Chennai,