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A recent study has found a newly developed compound that starves cancer cells by attacking their “power plants” - the so-called mitochondria.(Unsplash)

New drug inhibits growth of cancer cells

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:53 PM IST
A recent study has found a newly developed compound that starves cancer cells by attacking their “power plants” - the so-called mitochondria.
Bad air knows no boundaries and a multiplicity of agencies working in silos doesn’t help the situation(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Bad air knows no boundaries and a multiplicity of agencies working in silos doesn’t help the situation(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Tackling pollution, beyond stubble burning | Opinion

By Sumant Sinha
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:23 PM IST
While stubble burning continues to be a sensitive inter-state issue, the local administration should focus on these “internal” factors and mitigate them through proper planning, strict governance and the active participation of common citizens

Big trouble for coal fired power plants?

UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Many new chimneys will spit acid and power plants will have to reduce capacity to prevent environmental disaster.
This file photo taken on September 2, 2018 shows a view of the 100-megawatt molten-salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang in China's northwestern Gansu province.(AFP/ FILE)
This file photo taken on September 2, 2018 shows a view of the 100-megawatt molten-salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang in China's northwestern Gansu province.(AFP/ FILE)

China’s carbon neutrality pledge hurt by new coal power plans, says climate report

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:02 AM IST
The Chinese government’s plans to build more coal-fired power plants “contradicts” its carbon neutral targets, Draworld Environment Research Centre of Beijing and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air in Finland said in the report
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services in Punjab.(HT file photo)
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services in Punjab.(HT file photo)

After President declines meeting request, Punjab CM announces relay dharna in Delhi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Capt Amarinder Singh terms situation due to farmers’ rail blockade critical as last of state’s power plants shuts down due to coal shortage
Activists of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), the organisation that has spearheaded the rail blockade since September 24, has shifted the dharna from Devidas Pura to Jandiala Guru station but its members refused to lift the blockade.(HT file photo)
Activists of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), the organisation that has spearheaded the rail blockade since September 24, has shifted the dharna from Devidas Pura to Jandiala Guru station but its members refused to lift the blockade.(HT file photo)

Goods trains will stay off track in Punjab till farmers lift blockades

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:50 PM IST
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services
The capacity of plants will be 5 to 10 kWp (Solar electricity systems are given a rating in kilowatts peak) for the residential sectors and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The capacity of plants will be 5 to 10 kWp (Solar electricity systems are given a rating in kilowatts peak) for the residential sectors and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Start applying for solar plants at home in Chandigarh at zero cost

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Web portal www.solarchandigarh.com has detailed information on the scheme
The study was referred to by CPCB in its report titled “Impact of Lockdown on Ambient Air Quality” released on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The study was referred to by CPCB in its report titled “Impact of Lockdown on Ambient Air Quality” released on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Vehicle emissions fell to 5% in early lockdown: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:01 AM IST
The impact of the nationwide lockdown to halt spread of Covid-19 starting March 25 was visible on Delhi’s air quality but a source apportionment study commissioned by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi has revealed what exactly changed during the various phases of lockdown until May.
This year, CPCB has been directing state governments about an immediate implementation of its city-level action plans.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
This year, CPCB has been directing state governments about an immediate implementation of its city-level action plans.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Slowed by Covid, 100 cities must race to reach clean air targets

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:03 AM IST
City-level action plans of around 102 cities had been approved by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to meet the NCAP target of 20% to 30% reduction in PM 2.5 (respirable pollution particles) concentrations over the 2017 annual concentration.
An aerial view of a 750 MW solar power plant project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rewa on Friday.
An aerial view of a 750 MW solar power plant project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rewa on Friday.

Solar power is sure, pure, secure: PM

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 01:03 AM IST
PM Modi called solar energy pure, sure, and secure. “It is sure because other sources of energy might be depleted but not of the sun.
Last year, Delhi’s peak power demand clocked 7,409 MW in July. (Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
Last year, Delhi’s peak power demand clocked 7,409 MW in July. (Photo by Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)

Delhi’s peak power demand crosses 6,000 MW-mark

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2020 01:35 PM IST
The peak demand soared to 6,193 MW at 10.43pm on Thursday and the previous high of the season was 5,895 MW on Wednesday, said discom officials.
Russian officials said Friday that the spill was probably caused when long-frozen permafrost under the fuel tank melted and gave way, and ordered a review of infrastructure in vulnerable zones.(REUTERS)
Russian officials said Friday that the spill was probably caused when long-frozen permafrost under the fuel tank melted and gave way, and ordered a review of infrastructure in vulnerable zones.(REUTERS)

Mike Pompeo offers US help in cleaning huge Russian oil spill

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2020 04:59 AM IST
On May 29, a diesel-fuel tank at a power plant belonging to the giant Norilsk Nickel mining group collapsed near the Siberian industrial city of Norilsk, sending some 15,000 tons of diesel into a nearby waterway and pouring an additional 6,000 tons onto surrounding land.
These successive incidents ring a warning bell for Singrauli, said experts.(Sourced)
These successive incidents ring a warning bell for Singrauli, said experts.(Sourced)

Third ash-pond disaster in Singrauli in one year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 07:46 PM IST
The CPCB has asked Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) to investigate the incident that allegedly damaged large tracts of agricultural land and killed two villagers. Four other villagers are still missing.
Clean tech developers must find niches in the economy that will drive growth(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Clean tech developers must find niches in the economy that will drive growth(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

In a slowing economy, the quest for sustainability

By Arunabha Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:32 PM IST
India needs a new consensus on its energy and economic transition for a sustainable future. Time is running out
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Solar plant(HT file)
Solar plant(HT file)

Solar plant set up at NIT- Agartala to save Rs 60 lakh on power bill annually

Agartala | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 10:38 AM IST
A one MW capacity solar rooftop power plant was commissioned at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) here on Tuesday and will save energy valued at Rs 60 lakh per year, officials said.
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L&T power plant resumes operations

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Vishal Rambani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2020 11:35 PM IST
More than half of India’s coal-fired power plant units ordered to retrofit equipment to curb air pollution are already set to miss the deadline.(HT Photo)
More than half of India’s coal-fired power plant units ordered to retrofit equipment to curb air pollution are already set to miss the deadline.(HT Photo)

Finance Commission likely to reject Rs 835 billion package to cut pollution: Report

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 10:43 PM IST
The Finance Commission was likely to reject the power ministry’s spending proposal, according to the ministry official, who is not authorised to speak to media and so did not wish to be identified.
Indian authorities have informed their Russian counterparts that the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was secure following reports of a recent cyber attack.
Indian authorities have informed their Russian counterparts that the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was secure following reports of a recent cyber attack.

After reports of cyber attack, India assures Russia that Kudankulam nuclear power plant is safe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 10:29 PM IST
A part of a network at the Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, India’s largest civil nuclear facility, was breached earlier this year during a hacking attack believed to have originated on foreign soil.
The Centre has approved air pollution action plans for 102 non-attainment cities that did not meet the annual PM 10 national standard from 2011 to 2015 under the National Clean Air Programme (ANI Photo)
The Centre has approved air pollution action plans for 102 non-attainment cities that did not meet the annual PM 10 national standard from 2011 to 2015 under the National Clean Air Programme (ANI Photo)

102 city air pollution action plans ready but lack regional focus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 09:09 PM IST
Delhi’s action plan highlights some major cross-border issues such as exploring the feasibility of U-turns and underpasses near borders to turn back non-destined vehicles, covering trucks carrying construction material and addressing stubble burning.
Air quality across the national capital in the run-up to Diwali this year has been much cleaner in comparison to the days preceding the festival since 2016(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Air quality across the national capital in the run-up to Diwali this year has been much cleaner in comparison to the days preceding the festival since 2016(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Cleaner Diwali lead-up this year; big test tonight

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 06:28 AM IST
A day before Diwali, AQI was 287 (poor) on Saturday, compared to 338 (very poor) on the festival’s eve last year. In 2017, AQI on Diwali eve was “very poor” at 302.
Gadvasu V-C AS Nanda (in yellow turban) during the inauguration of the power plant in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Gadvasu V-C AS Nanda (in yellow turban) during the inauguration of the power plant in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

Vet varsity goes green way, gets solar power plant

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2019 10:32 PM IST
1.1 MW rooftop power plant is spread over 13,260 sqm and has 3,402 solar modules, say officials
The damaged penstock (pipeline) is connected to one of the two reservoirs of the state-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation’s (NEEPCO) Kopili hydel project on the Kopili river.(Twitter image)
The damaged penstock (pipeline) is connected to one of the two reservoirs of the state-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation’s (NEEPCO) Kopili hydel project on the Kopili river.(Twitter image)

4 still missing as water pressure blocks Assam rescue operation

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 12:41 AM IST
Rescue personnel said the access to the site has been blocked due to flooding and continued release of water from the punctured pipeline which can carry 12,000 litres of water per second.
Narrowing the plan further, the agencies have been asked to concentrate their anti-pollution measures in an area of four square kilometre (2 km x 2 km) around each air quality monitoring station in the 13 hotspots. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Narrowing the plan further, the agencies have been asked to concentrate their anti-pollution measures in an area of four square kilometre (2 km x 2 km) around each air quality monitoring station in the 13 hotspots. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

20 areas under CPCB scanner this winter - 13 hotspots and seven areas with unpaved roads

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:54 PM IST
The CPCB has asked government agencies to identify and target all sources of pollution in the hotspots during winter while road-owning agencies such as the PWD and civic bodies have been asked to repair all unpaved roads in the seven areas before winter.
This file photo taken on February 22, 2016 shows the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.(AFP)
This file photo taken on February 22, 2016 shows the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.(AFP)

8 years since Fukushima: ‘Capacity to generate nuclear energy rises’

Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:05 AM IST
The 18th edition of the biennial ‘Nuclear Fuel Report: Global Scenarios for Demand and Supply Availability 2019-2040’, released on Thursday, attributed the projections to extensive programmes to build nuclear reactors in India and China, and more favourable policies in countries like France and USA.
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People selling solar power to electricity dept to get less compensation: JERC

PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 12:27 AM IST
The charges are applicable for gross metering power plants and not for net metering power plants
India and France are also looking at ramping up capabilities for maritime surveillance in the Indian Ocean and cooperation in training astronauts for India’s proposed manned space mission, the people said.(HT image)
India and France are also looking at ramping up capabilities for maritime surveillance in the Indian Ocean and cooperation in training astronauts for India’s proposed manned space mission, the people said.(HT image)

India, France have similar visions for data security

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 12:00 AM IST
On the issue of data security, the people said India and France had not adopted China’s position of “tech for control” or the stance of some Western countries of using “tech for money”.
The HBO TV series “Chernobyl” featuring Soviet era nuclear nightmares is drawing tourists to the atomic filming locations and helping Lithuania grow as a tourist destination.(AP Photo)
The HBO TV series “Chernobyl” featuring Soviet era nuclear nightmares is drawing tourists to the atomic filming locations and helping Lithuania grow as a tourist destination.(AP Photo)

‘Chernobyl’ TV series sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

Lithuania | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 11:23 AM IST
The Baltic state’s only nuclear power plant built in Soviet times was open to the public even before the “Chernobyl” drama first aired in May but has since seen a steady uptick in visitors on the heels of the show’s success.
The two countries signed 10 agreements in the field of space research, aviation, information technology, power and education.(HT image)
The two countries signed 10 agreements in the field of space research, aviation, information technology, power and education.(HT image)

India, Bhutan ink 10 pacts to boost ties

Thimphu | By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 09:45 AM IST
The two countries signed 10 agreements in the field of space research, aviation, information technology, power and education.
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