Rescuers search for survivors amid debris after a building collapsed in Mumbai on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
Torrential downpours have swept away homes, triggered landslides and claimed at least 180 lives across South Asia.
The noxious air hanging over India’s towns and cities kills more than 100,000 children under five every year, a damning study published on Wednesday for World Environment Day found.
India typically witnesses water scarcity during summer months, but the situation this year is particularly bad in western and southern states which received less than normal rainfall in the 2018 monsoon season.
Col. Bin Suwaidan said that the statistics highlighted a decline in traffic accidents that resulted in injuries and deaths from Feb.1 to Aug.1 compared to last year. Dubai witnessed a 14 per cent drop in serious accidents and two percent drop in traffic fines registered during the initiative’s first six months compared to the same period last year.
India's health ministry has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, documents seen by media showed, potentially jeopardizing the expansion plans of big firms like Juul Labs and Philip Morris International.
Intensifying his criticism of India following the revocation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he would no longer seek a dialogue with New Delhi.