The UK's police watchdog on Monday launched a probe into alleged corruption in Scotland Yard ranks for shielding influential politicians and officials involved in sex offences against children, including an Indian-origin boy who was found murdered in the 1980s.
The UN panel on climate change has said it cannot ignore the sexual harassment allegations against its former chairman RK Pachauri but stressed that the organisation is well prepared for the future as it seeks to focus on involving developing countries more closely in its work.
A sophisticated flood forecast model developed by Japanese scientists will enhance early warnings and help mitigate the impact of climate change in the flood-ravaged trans-boundary river basins of India, Pakistan and even China.
India's populous coastal cities Mumbai and Kolkata are most vulnerable to loss of life and properties due to coastal flooding in the second half of the century, the government has said quoting a UN report ahead of a key global climate conference in Peruvian capital Lima.
India must get actively get involved in the climate change talks to be held in Peru next month, expressing how much it wants as its share in the "carbon budget", or the country's annual flow of emissions, and and setting up time limit to reduce its carbon footprint, experts said Thursday.
The government should take a leadership role in global climate negotiations, an environment NGO said today, a day after UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to disaster.