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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal


August 9th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Forest clearance panel reconstituted


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday reconstituted a panel for providing forest clearance to infrastructure projects, a ministry official said.The seven-member Forest Appraisal Committee (FAC) includes three ... Read more...

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Himachal greens upbeat over ‘environmental justice’


May 6th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 6 (IANS) Greens are upbeat after the Himachal Pradesh High Court handed out what they term "environmental justice" by fining a corporate house Rs.100 crore for violating the ... Read more...

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Firm fined Rs.100 crore for violating environmental laws


May 4th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the green bench of the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday imposed Rs.100 crore in damages on Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), a subsidiary ... Read more...

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No green clearance to Jindal mining project in Chhattisgarh


April 20th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday cancelled environment clearance to the coal mining project of MP Naveen Jindal's steel and power plant in Chhattisgarh on ... Read more...

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Andhra villagers continue protest against power plant


February 29th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A year after three villagers died in police firing on a group opposing an upcoming thermal power project, the struggle by people of Kakrapalli in Andhra ... Read more...

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New Tagore complexes to come up


December 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The government has received 30 proposals for setting up new Tagore cultural complexes and renovating existing ones to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath ... Read more...

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NGO picks holes in upcoming hydro project in Himachal


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) An NGO fighting for the cause of people affected by hydropower projects Tuesday said the upcoming World Bank-funded mega project in Himachal Pradesh has several flaws.In ... Read more...

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Himachal people object to ministry team’s visit without notice


October 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) People facing displacement with the upcoming greenfield plant of cement maker Lafarge India in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district Thursday objected to the visit of the ministry ... Read more...

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Lafarge gets reprieve from Himachal court


August 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) In a reprieve to cement maker Lafarge India, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday set aside the decision of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) that ... Read more...

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Environment ministry orders action against Lavasa, company ‘welcomes’ this (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pune/New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday ordered action against Lavasa Corporation Limited for illegal constructions on 681 hectares at its upcoming private hillstation near Pune. The company ... Read more...

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Ex-judge’s comment on Jaitapur N-plant unscientific: Ramesh


May 23rd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday termed "unscientific and disappointing" former Delhi High Court chief justice A.P. Shah's statement that Jaitapur nuclear power project ... Read more...

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Nirma’s cement plant could be shifted: Environment ministry


May 10th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Nirma's under-construction cement plant in Gujarat, located in a wetland, will damage the environment in the ... Read more...

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Companies asked to adopt corporate environmental policy


April 28th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The environment ministry Thursday asked all major public sector undertakings (PSUs) and private companies to adopt a comprehensive corporate environmental policy (CEP).The ministry, in its ... Read more...

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Court notice to Jindal SAW Ltd


March 29th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 28 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has issued notice to Jindal SAW Limited and others in a litigation alleging irregularities of the company to hold a proposed public ... Read more...

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Three five-star hotels on PPP mode likely in Goa


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Setting up of three five-star hotels in coastal beach resorts via public private partnership model (PPP) tops the agenda of the Goa government, according to official ... Read more...

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Environment ministry warns Nirma to abide by green notice


March 15th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday cautioned Nirma to abide by the stop work order issued last week, otherwise it will be constrained to take the dereliction ... Read more...

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Himachal to re-submit Renuka dam proposal for green clearance


March 11th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 11 (IANS) An environment clearance proposal for Himachal Pradesh's multi-billion-rupee hydropower dam project - which will quench the thirst of Delhi - would be re-submitted to ... Read more...

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Stop work on Andhra power plant: Environment ministry


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) A day after two people were killed in police firing during a protest against a power plant under construction in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district, ... Read more...

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Lavasa applies afresh for environmental clearance


February 14th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Lavasa Corporation has applied afresh for environmental clearance to the first phase of its Rs.3,000-crore hill city project near Pune, and this is being considered by a ... Read more...

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Court orders Hiranandanis to appear before it next month


January 18th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) A local court here Tuesday asked three members of the realty major Hiranandani family to appear before it Feb 22 on a complaint alleging the environmental clearance to ... Read more...

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MoEF to submit Lavasa report in Bombay High Court


January 17th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) will on Monday submit a report prepared by its Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on the environmental impact of Lavasa in the ... Read more...

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Lavasa to explain before environment ministry Friday


December 9th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Lavasa Corporation will make a supplementary presentation to the environment ministry here Friday in response to the 'stop work' orders issued for its Lake City project near ... Read more...

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Environmental panel seeks more information on POSCO


November 30th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) An environment ministry panel looking into coastal regulation zone (CRZ) violation by the South Korean steel major POSCO for its $12 billion project in Orissa Tuesday sought ... Read more...

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Jairam not to block BALCO’s Chhattisgarh project


November 24th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said there was no proposal to ban public sector firm Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd's (BALCO) bauxite mining projects in Chhattisgarh."The environment ministry ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai airport may get the nod this week


November 10th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The union environment and forests ministry is likely to clear the Navi Mumbai airport project this week with the ministry's expert appraisal committee (EAC) giving it a ... Read more...

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We will reply to green ministry on Polavaram project: Rosaiah


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah Tuesday said the state would send an appropriate reply to the union environment and forests ministry which has sought an explanation for ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu asked for distillery’s impact on ground water


November 1st, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The union environment and forests ministry Monday sought details from the Tamil Nadu government about the impact of a proposed distillery on the ground water in Thanjavur ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai airport plan tweaked on green concerns


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday made minor changes in the design of the proposed international airport at Navi Mumbai, keeping in view the objections raised by the environment ministry ... Read more...

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Panel probing POSCO divided, submits two reports (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Uncertainty over the future of South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa continued Monday with the environment panel, probing violation of laws, submitting two ... Read more...

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Environment panel submits separate reports on POSCO


October 18th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The environment panel probing violation of laws by South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa Monday submitted to the environment ministry two seperate reports ... Read more...

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Environment panel to re-assess Navi Mumbai airport plan


October 15th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The environment ministry's Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) will visit Mumbai next week to hold talks with the Maharashtra government on the Navi Mumbai airport project, Environment Minister ... Read more...

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Green concerns cloud Himachal dam project


October 13th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) The union environment and forests ministry has turned down Himachal Pradesh's proposal to transfer a huge chunk of forest land to build a multi-billion-rupee dam, an official said ... Read more...

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