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India pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India’s environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi’s government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world’s most polluted major city, officials said Tuesday. The National Green Tribunal penalised the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it ...

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Sri Lankan court bars PM, cabinet from holding office

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A court in Sri Lanka has issued an order temporarily barring Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa from holding office. Judge Arjuna Obeyesekere issued the order on Monday, saying “irreparable damage would be caused” if Rajapaksa and his cabinet continued to hold office. He ordered Rajapaksa and his ...

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Experts warn of possible measles outbreak in Philippines

(Reuters) – Health experts have warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fueled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines. Measles cases jumped nearly fivefold to 17,300 in the 11 months to November versus last year’s figure, mostly ...

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ECC approves export of another 0.1 m Ton sugar

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Tuesday has approved export of additional 0.1 million ton of sugar. The ECC meeting today reviewed a five-point agenda. According to sources, a summary to resolve problems related to sugar industry was presented and meet decided additional 0.1 million tons ...

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