Amitabh Sinha


Amitabh Sinha is a Senior Editor. He writes on Environment, Climate Change, Water, Science and Technology, Space and Nuclear affairs, and related stuff. He has worked with PTI, Reuters, and BBC before joining The Indian Express in 2007. Amitabh has a PG Diploma in Journalism from IIMC, New Delhi, and a Masters in Public Administration from National University of Singapore.

Ganga-polluting industries have shot up: Survey
Sat, May 20, 2017

The latest survey, carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), shows that there were in fact 1,109 grossly polluting industries along the Ganga river instead of the 764 that were known till now.

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave dies: ‘No memorials, plant trees, conserve water’
Fri, May 19, 2017

Dave’s body was flown to Bhopal on Thursday and kept at the BJP headquarters there. The cremation is set to take place on Friday.

For Anil Madhav Dave, work came first. Despite ill health, he spent long hours in office
Thu, May 18, 2017

Anil Dave was supposed to go to Coimbatore today to attend a function but he complained of uneasiness last night and had to be taken to AIIMS.

Govt clears 10 new nuclear reactors in big power push
Thu, May 18, 2017

These will add 7,000 MWe, more than capacity of all existing reactors.

Ganga pollution: Experts to take call on who should be held guilty
Mon, May 08, 2017

Proposed law on Ganga will not be enacted ‘in a hurry’, draft not complete: Uma Bharati.

South Asian diplomacy lifts off on 2230-kg ISRO satellite GSAT-9
Sat, May 06, 2017

Communications satellite to be used by all neighbours except Pakistan.

Monsoon and after: Months after ‘Godzilla’ El Niño ended, another may be building up. Here’s why that’s unusual
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

El Niño events have a 3-5 year cycle. But if one does develop later this year — even if weak phenomenon — we could see another warm winter.

Simply put: The heat is on. Or is it?
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

It seems to have got exceptionally hot across the country rather early this year. What is the reason? Does the data show it’s extra hot this year to begin with?

No regrets, no apology, no conspiracy, it was all in the open, says Uma Bharti
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Bharti sai she had always been “proud” of her participation in the Ram temple movement.

Traffic amendment kept waiting in Rajya Sabha
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Javed Ali Khan (SP) got the entire Opposition together when he blamed a television channel — “whose name can be confused with the divine weapon of Lord Krishna” — for spreading communal disharmony in Sambhal district, UP.

‘Bounty’ announced on Mamata unites MPs against BJP youth leader
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Yogesh Varshney, 26, who had declare the bounty, has been booked in a case of criminal intimidation, said police in Aligarh, UP.

Only 10% of Clean Ganga Fund from private firms
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

None of the big names of Indian industry figures in the list of companies that have contributed to the Fund.

Rains expected in northwest India from Saturday, temperatures to come down
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The relatively colder temperatures are likely to persist till April 10, IMD officials said.

Government firm on tax law changes, relents on tribunal postings
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The discussion in Rajya Sabha saw a lively sparring session between Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress leader P Chidambaram.

Parliament made irrelevant: Opposition
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Attacks govt for way Finance Bill passed, move to make Aadhaar compulsory for filing I-T returns

Too early to forecast: Jumping the gun on Monsoon
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

These are based largely on indications that El Nino-like conditions could develop in the equatorial Pacific Ocean during the second half of the four-month season (June-September) that brings nearly 75 per cent of India’s annual rainfall.

Taking action against global warming is a worldwide obligation: Former French minister
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Former Foreign Minister of France spoke to Amitabh Sinha on the future of Paris Agreement in view of the uncertainties triggered by the election of Donald Trump in the United States.

Underground search for the ghost particle hits wildlife clearance wall
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

NGT has slowed down the hunt for one of the universe’s fundamental particles in a giant cavern deep inside the Earth. What are neutrinos, why is the search for them so exciting, why does the observatory — India’s most ambitious scientific research facility yet — appear jinxed?

US lists Indians ‘living illegally’, govt says it is not convinced
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Sushma Swaraj said there had been no immediate change in the US government policy regarding illegal immigrants after the Donald Trump administration took over.

Govt plans to ease coastal rules, allow land reclamation for commercial use
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

The new order, to be called Marine and Coastal Regulation Zone (MCRZ) notification, is likely to be issued soon

NGT suspends nod to science research facility
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

It was originally meant to be located near Mudumalai national park, north of Ooty. But that area was later declared a tiger reserve.

5 Questions with M V Rajeev Gowda (Cong, Rajya Sabha): ‘Public funding of elections can reduce corruption’
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Tells Indian Express why he raised election funding during the debate on budget

Indians’ safety first, strategic partnership later: Sushma Swaraj
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

“For us, strategic partnership is secondary. The security and protection of Indian nationals comes first,” Sushma said.

Gurdaspur dam work to resume after Centre brokers agreement between Punjab and J&K
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The agreement comes a day after India agreed to resume talks with Pakistan on the Indus Water Treaty at the level of Indus Commissioners of the two countries.

Western Ghats: 57,000 sq km notified as ecologically sensitive
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

The 56,825 square km of land is spread over six states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Nearly 57,000 sq km in Western Ghats notified as ecologically sensitive
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

State governments and local populations at many of the identified places had resisted the formation of ESA fearing loss of livelihood and a ban on developmental activities in these areas.

Not sure about data in foreign reports on air pollution deaths: Environment Minister
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Government policies could not be framed solely on the findings of international reports, he maintained.

After Pakistan tour, World Bank CEO to be in Delhi for talks, Indus Water Treaty dispute on cards
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

In December, the World Bank had asked India and Pakistan to try out “alternative” approaches to settle their dispute

Indian Space Research Organisation scales 104 heights
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Flying its 39th mission since it became operational in 1993, the PSLV — called PSLV-C37 for Wednesday’s mission — delivered into space a payload of 1,378 kg in its 38th consecutive successful flight.

ISRO launches 104 satellites today: How important is this ton?
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

A ‘flock’ of 88 will get to work to map every inch of the planet in super high resolution, creating images of limitless potential.

ISRO attempts a century today, promise of hi-resolution Earth map on board
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

ISRO's PSLV-C37 will inject into orbit 104 satellites from 7 countries, nearly 3 times the highest number flown by a single mission currently.

Ennore port set to be showcaused for oil spill
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

The report by Environment Ministry’s southern zonal office has said that the port did not fulfil some of these commitments.

Bengaluru group one of five racing for lunar touchdown
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Team Indus has entered into a commercial agreement with ISRO’s marketing arm Antrix Corporation for the contest.

Bengaluru group one of four racing for lunar touchdown
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

SpaceIL of Israel and Moon Express of the United States were the first to sign their launch contracts, followed by Synergy Moon, a team that has groups working in as many as 15 countries.

Chennai oil spill: Centre slaps notice on port, wants action to contain impact
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

The nearly week-long crisis, triggered by oil spill resulting from the collision of two ships off the Kamarajar harbour on Saturday, is threatening to become a major ecological disaster.

India may ratify Doha amendments of Kyoto protocol today
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

A new climate change agreement for the post-2020 period, negotiated in Paris in 2015 and hence called Paris Agreement, has already entered into force