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Hyderabad gearing up for global bio-diversity meet


September 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Hyderabad is gearing up to host a global bio-diversity meet next month in which about 10,000 delegates from 193 countries, including heads of states and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Telangana demand picks up momentum again


September 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) The demand for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh is picking up momentum with the BJP's fast in the national capital Wednesday ... Read more...

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Western Ghats being handed over to mining barons: Goa’s green campaigner


July 5th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) A rampaging iron ore mining industry and colluding officials are behind the shocking exclusion of Goa's forests from a cluster of 39 areas in the Western ... Read more...

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Kalam’s green mission at Rashtrapati Bhavan


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The sprawling Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan became a laboratory for nature-related experiments for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his 2002-07 presidential tenure."It was a great ... Read more...

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India, US launch open government platform


June 12th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) India and the United States have unveiled the Open Government Platform, a bilateral effort aimed at fostering transparency and enhanced citizen engagement by making government data, ... Read more...

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Government assures safe pilgrimage in Uttrakhand


June 4th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The central government has held out the promise to make safe, hassle-free and environment friendly the 280-km Nanda Devi pilgrimage in Uttrakhand, held once ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Colourful birds evolve faster


May 14th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that bird species with multiple plumage evolve into new species faster than those with only one colour form, confirming a 60-year-old evolution theory. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy


April 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.K.P. Laladhas, member-secretary of the newly-constituted board, said that a few important decisions have ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bengal to set up rescue centres for stray jumbos


March 27th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) In a bid to reduce man-elephant conflict and rehabilitate jumbos driven away from the herd, the West Bengal government is planning to set up two 'Elephant ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mushroom path for eco-conservation


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) Mushrooms seems to be helping in ecological conservation at Assam's Deepor Beel. Guwahati based NGO Eco Concept has come forward to help the people living on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Adding self-reliance to conservation, with jams and jellies


February 13th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) Mrinali Moshahary had never imagined that her bottles of papaya jelly would be an instant hit among those visiting the North East Agri-Fair 2012 in the ... Read more...

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Tibet wetlands boost tourism potential


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Plenty of wetlands in China's Tibet region have raised its tourism potential. It is home to 6.5 million hectares of wetland, Global Times reported Friday.Tibet has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN accolade for Odisha tribals’ green farming (With Images)


January 5th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 5 (IANS) A decade ago, Ralila Muduli, a tribal woman from Odisha's Koraput district, was struggling to feed her family of six. But then she was introduced ... Read more...

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Swiss ambassador to visit Maharashtra villages


October 17th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) Swiss Ambassador Philippe Welti will visit villages in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district Tuesday and exchange views on adapting to climate change, an official statement said here.Welti will ... Read more...

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Stop being elitist, focus on interior: Dibakar


September 20th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Exploring the country's interiors for stories and talent is the need of the hour for Bollywood, says filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee, adding that the filmmakers should ... Read more...

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GM cotton seeds a threat to Indian farmers: Researchers


June 27th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharwad (Karnataka), June 27 (IANS) Leading agricultural research institutions Monday warned that extensive use of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds was destroying farming bio-diversity and jeopardising the livelihood of over ... Read more...

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Land acquisition policy: Will examine NAC suggestions, says Deshmukh


May 20th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said Thursday that the government will examine the suggestions of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the proposed changes in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

EU delegation calls on Omar Abdullah


May 12th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) A European Union (EU) delegation met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here Thursday evening, and discussed the socio-economic and political developments in the state ... Read more...

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Himalayan rally of another kind


April 6th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Dinesh PantPithoragarh (Uttarakhand), Apr 6 (ANI): The entire Himalayan region is in the throes of a transformation, ostensibly towards 'development'. "Development towards what and for whom?" is the moot question, in ... Read more...

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Over 200 or 70: Difference in Sundarbans tiger numbers?


March 28th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) How many tigers are there in West Bengal's Sundarbans area? While the latest national tiger census puts the figure at 70 in the dense mangrove forest, ... Read more...

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German bank pulls out of Jaitapur nuclear project: Greenpeace


March 15th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Greenpeace Tuesday said that a German bank had pulled out of the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharshtra citing "sustainability and reputational risk". ... Read more...

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Supreme Court orders status quo for Vedanta University project


January 28th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo in respect of land acquired or sought to be acquired for the proposed Vedanta University project at Puri in ... Read more...

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Thirteen percent decline in birds at Orissa’s Chilika Lake


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Orissa's world-famous Chilika Lake saw a 13 percent decline in the number of domestic and migratory birds this winter as against the previous year, says the latest bird ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Supreme Court to hear Vedanta University’s appeal


January 21st, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear Vedanta University's appeal against the Orissa High Court order quashing land acquisition for its university project in Puri.The Orissa government and ... Read more...

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Declare Sawantwadi-Dodamarg ‘eco-sensitive’, government urged


January 20th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) A top Mumbai NGO Wednesday urged the central government to declare the Sawantwadi-Dodamarg area of Sindhudurg district of the Konkan region as Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) and implement ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India, China agree to continue cooperation on climate change


December 16th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) India and China Thursday agreed to continue their consultations on climate change negotiations and strengthen bilateral cooperation in green technologies.A joint communique issued after talks between ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India, China reiterate desire to resolve boundary question through talks


December 16th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): India and China on Thursday reiterated their firm commitment to resolve outstanding differences, including the boundary question at an early date through peaceful negotiations.In a joint ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai airport gets environment ministry’s clearance


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 22 (ANI): The Environment and Forest Ministry on Monday gave full clearance for the construction of a new international airport in Navi Mumbai.The Environment and the Aviation Ministry had been ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves additional amendments to Seeds Bill


October 20th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday approved moving additional amendments to the Seeds Bill, 2004 to ensure availability of quality seeds to farmers."The legislation will regulate the quality of ... Read more...

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Now aptitude test in civil service prelims


October 18th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In a major step towards changing the pattern for the civil services entrance exams, the Union Public Service Commission Monday announced a new syllabus for the preliminary ... Read more...

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Alarming decline in natural resources: Report


October 14th, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The population of tropical species is plummeting and humanity's demands on natural resources is skyrocketing to 50 percent more than what the earth can sustain, a new ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UNESCO team to visit plateau of flowers


October 10th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Satara (Maharashtra), Oct 10 (IANS) A team of experts from UNESCO will visit Maharashtra's picturesque Kaas Plateau where an amazing variety of wild flowers grow to examine a proposal of granting it ... Read more...

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Gubernatorial style bashes for Meghalaya’s centenarians


October 6th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 6 (IANS) Meghalaya residents who attain 100 years of age can now celebrate the event at the Raj Bhavan, thanks to an initiative by Governor R.S Mooshahary."I will invite anyone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, European Union review bilateral relations in Brussels


October 4th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Mritunjay Kumar SinghBrussels Oct.4 (ANI): India and European Union reviewed the progress of their relations here on Monday, as Vice President Hamid Ansari, presently on a two-day visit to Belgium ... Read more...

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India, Europe Union review bilateral relations in Brussels


October 4th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Mritunjay Kumar SinghBrussels Oct.4 (ANI): India and Europe Union reviewed the progress of their relations here on Monday, as Vice President Hamid Ansari, presently on a two-day visit to Belgium ... Read more...

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