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Wendell Rodricks closes boutique to protest illegal mining


September 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) Green activists have welcomed ace designer Wendell Rodricks' move to close down a boutique in a five-star resort which was run in collaboration with a company ... Read more...

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Greenpeace for halting any further coal blocks allocation


September 11th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Environment organisation Greenpeace Tuesday called for a halt on any further allocations and forest clearances for coal mining, until a transparent public consultation process is ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Trivedi’s questioning cut short, sent to judicial custody (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Barely a day after cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was sent to seven days police custody after being arrested on sedition charges, investigators cut short his questioning ... Read more...

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Free cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, demands Kejriwal (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal Monday sought the release of jailed Mumbai cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and slammed the government for suppressing protests over Omkareshwar Dam ... Read more...

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Greenpeace flays crackdown on Kudankulam protest


September 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Monday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for its crackdown and use of force on protestors at the upcoming Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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Police cut short quizzing cartoonist Aseem Trivedi (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Barely a day after a cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was sent to seven days police custody after being arrested on sedition charges, investigators cut short his ... Read more...

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Police end quizzing cartoonist Aseem Trivedi


September 10th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Barely a day after a cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was sent to seven days police custody after being arrested on sedition charges, investigators cut short his ... Read more...

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Inter-Institutional TT: Double delight for Ghosh, Ghatak


August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) Teenager Soumyajit Ghosh and veteran Poulomi Ghatak captured the singles and doubles crowns at the 42nd All-India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships here Monday.Twenty-year-old Ghosh anointed himself ... Read more...

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Living atop a tree, he campaigns for the environment (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Brikesh Singh is getting ready to climb another tree, this time inside a tiger reserve, and stay there for a month - not for fun ... Read more...

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‘New thermal power plants to escalate Vidarbha farm crisis’


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Large clusters of coal-fired power plants proposed in Maharashtra's Vidarbha - known for farmers' suicides - may bring down the future availability of water in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US Congress wants to keep Myanmar import ban


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The US Congress Thursday voted to extend a ban on imports from Myanmar by one year despite recent easing of other sanctions against the country.The ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: India’s Vijender in 75 kg quarterfinal (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Fancied Indian boxer Vijender Singh moved closer to a podium finish as he pipped US rival Terrel Gausha 16-15 in a thrilling bout to enter the ... Read more...

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Coal mining threatens forests, tigers: Greenpeace


August 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Wednesday sought an immediate moratorium on new coal projects in the country citing evidences that the mining threatened forests and wildlife."From 2007 to ... Read more...

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Vice President, PM condole Lakshmi Sehgal’s death


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday condoled the death of veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal, calling her "an icon of ... 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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Assange served extradition notice


June 29th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been served with an extradition notice by British police, BBC reported. He is wanted in Sweden on sex assault charges.The 40-year-old ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Greenpeace complains to SEBI against GVK Group


June 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Global environment watchdog Greenpeace has lodged a complaint against the GVK Group with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), saying the Indian infrastructure ... Read more...

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Jagan’s mother to campaign in by-elections


May 28th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) With the arrest of Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on charges of corruption, his mother Vijayamma will now campaign for the YSR Congress in next month's by-elections.Vijayamma, ... Read more...

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Joshna, Anaka head Indian challenge in Chennai Open squash


May 19th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Seasoned campaigner Joshna Chinnappa and young Anaka Alankamony will head the Indian challenge in the WSA Chennai Open squash tournament to be held here from May ... Read more...

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Windies can impress but Shiv needs to bat higher, says Lara


May 17th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS/CMC) Batting legend Brian Lara has predicted a tough England series for the West Indies and says veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul needs to bat higher in the team ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Greenpeace urges Apple to use clean energy


May 9th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) Greenpeace India activists Tuesday urged global computer maker Apple to use renewable energy to power its data centres worldwide instead of fossil fuels like coal ... Read more...

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Windies rally but facing huge task to beat Aussies


April 26th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Roseau (Dominica), April 26 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies hit back in the last session with key wickets but Australia extended their lead significantly to leave the hosts with an enormous task ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi wants word changed in oath


April 19th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) Thursday asked the government to change a word in the oath of office taken ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US lifts ban on Myanmar charity work


April 19th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) The US has lifted a ban on charity works by non-profit groups in Myanmar after the country successfully held its parliamentary elections earlier this month.The US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Suu Kyi to visit Britain


April 18th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi is to make a symbolic visit to Britain after accepting an invitation from British Prime Minister David Cameron.She ... Read more...

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Cameron invites Suu Kyi to visit Britain


April 14th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has invited Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the country later this year.Cameron met Suu Kyi Friday ... Read more...

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Aged Royals and Knights battle it out at Eden Gardens (Preview)


April 12th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Two sides high on experience but with contrasting performance graphs in the ongoing Indian Premier League meet at the hallowed Eden Gardens here Friday.While Rajasthan ... Read more...

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From Hizbul spokesman to Kashmir’s anti-drug campaigner


April 8th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) He was once among the most wanted separatist guerrillas of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terror outfit in Jammu and Kashmir. But today Abdul Khaliq Dar alias ... Read more...

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PETA organises ‘Easter Protest’ in Delhi


April 4th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Indian chapter People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Wednesday organised a protest at India Gate against animal testing by cosmetic companies.Three PETA volunteers ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Anna Hazare postpones fast to March 25


March 14th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare, who was to sit on a day-long fast at Jantar Mantar Sunday to demand parliament pass the Lokpal bill, has ... Read more...

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Congress should revive regional leadership, says NCP


March 8th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) A day after its poor showing in the assembly polls, the Congress got a piece of advice from its ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ... Read more...

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Fukushima survivor denied Indian visa: Greenpeace


March 7th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Alleging that the Indian government is attempting to stifle criticism, an NGO here said the government has cancelled a visa granted to Maya Kobayashi, a Fukushima ... Read more...

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BJP’s Uma calculations go wrong


March 6th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Brought back to the party fold with an eye to backward caste votes, Uma Bharti's presence does not seem to have helped the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Election results a huge blow for Rahul, Congress (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Congress licked its wounds Tuesday after being routed in key state elections that a party leader had called a semi-final before the 2014 ... Read more...

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UP out of reach, Congress runs to shield Rahul


March 6th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was meant to be a virtuoso performance to put the Congress back in the reckoning in Uttar Pradesh, but star campaigner Rahul Gandhi's ... Read more...

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