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WHO estimates on pollution deaths based on ‘models and extrapolations’

There is no conclusive data available in the country to establish direct correlation of death/disease exclusively due to air pollution,” he said. “Health effects of air pollution are synergistic manifestation of factors...,” Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said.

Sabarimala: Holistic approach needed keeping sentiments in mind, says Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

Asked if an ordinance was required to deal with the situation, Mahesh Sharma said the Kerala government had to decide on the matter, adding that the Centre would intervene at the right time if required.

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Museum of Indian PMs to be ready in a year, include Narendra Modi: Culture minister Mahesh Sharma

The museum, close to the heritage building of the Nehru Memorial Museum, is being built by the Union government at a cost of Rs 271 crore.

This is what the restored Purana Qila lake looks like

The National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) had been assigned the task of restoring the lake which is also famous for boating among Delhi residents. The restoration of the various facilities and the illumination of Purana Qila have been done at an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore.

Government junks report on India’s poor rank on environment, terms it ‘Arbitrary’

India ranked bottom of the list in the environmental health category, and ranked 178 out of 180 on air quality. The EPI found that air quality remains the leading environmental threat to public health.

CCRT faces audit red flags, MoS tells Rajya Sabha loss only ‘notional’

The Indian Express had first reported about the audit report on March 26. The report was probing allegations of financial and administrative irregularities by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training Director G C Joshi.

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Situation in Jammu-Kashmir will improve under Governor's rule: Mahesh Sharma

"We kept it (alliance) for three years, but now with the present political situation having changed, the time has come for such a rule (Governor's rule). A rule where the might of the state can take on terrorists with the help of the people," Mahesh Sharma said

Centre to refund GST on rations used for langar, similar meals

The scheme, called Seva Bhoj Yojna, has an outlay of Rs 325 crore for financial years 2018-19 and 2019-20, according to a statement by the Ministry of Culture.

NCAP to play crucial role to address air pollution, says Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

Greenpeace India had earlier said that the targets, which were deliberated in the environment ministry as per the file noting and was also communicated by the minister to the press earlier, was lacking in the draft.

Art Fare: The first edition of International Kala Mela offers a platform for lesser known artists

The first indigenous art fair of its kind, organised by the prestigious Lalit Kala Akademi, the inauguration of International Kala Mela was done by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

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Increasing airfare in time of distress is concerning: Mahesh Sharma

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday reacted over the price hike by private airlines in the time of crisis. He said it is a matter of serious consideration for them as well as for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He further said that airlines should not increase their prices during the crisis period. He added that Air India has always played a social holistic role and acted in the same way during Nepal’s earthquake.

BJP, Congress lock horns over Karan Johar's 'intolerance' remark

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Reacting to Karan Johar's remark that freedom of expression in India is the 'biggest joke' Minister of State for Minority Affairs and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said those questioning tolerance are ignorant and have no knowledge of Indian culture. He said India is the only country where the intolerance power is so high and whosoever is raising questions has no knowledge about county's rituals. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said no country is as tolerant as India. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari said ever since BJP has come into power, everyone thinks they are not allowed to speak their ”Mann Ki Baat”. He added that except Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who is supporting BJP, all the artists are against BJP's theory.

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Not yet informed of AI flight delay issue: Mahesh Sharma

Trivandrum, Jan 09 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma on Saturday said that he was not yet informed of the situation on Air India flight delay issue. Passengers of an Air India plane in Delhi were delayed for several hours on Friday allegedly because the airline was eager to help out a BJP minister and two judges on another flight.

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