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PCB fails to monitor air pollution,rue shortage of staff, equipment

PCB fails to monitor air pollution,rue shortage of staff, equipment

By Makhmud Eshonkulov 27/12/2014 17:21

Due to acute shortage of field staff and requisite equipments, the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) is yet to start monitoring air pollution as per the revised National Ambient Air Quality (NAAQ) norms, notified by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in November 2009.

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United in grief... and sorrow

United in grief... and sorrow

By 27/12/2014 16:59

Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia yesterday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.

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US GDP growth seen not enough to compensate for China slowdown

US GDP growth seen not enough to compensate for China slowdown

By Nate Beeler 27/12/2014 16:40

The US economy is accelerating and is expected to achieve GDP [gross domestic product] growth of 3 per cent next year, but economists say that is not enough to combat the global aggregate demand slow down resulting from contraction in China, Japan, Europe and emerging markets put together.

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2015, an important year for Europe's economy

2015, an important year for Europe's economy

By Payam Boromand 24/12/2014 18:11

Next year will once again be important for Europe's economy. After the doubts and disappointments brought by the year now coming to an end, with downward revisions for growth and dangerously low inflation, it is vital for the new year to start off on the right foot. Otherwise the socio-political situation in many member states might become unsteady, reinforcing extremist parties which have already made gains in the European Parliament elections.

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