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SC may allow some iron ore mining to resume in Karnataka


August 31st, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday indicated that it may permit resumption of iron ore mining in category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurga and Timkur districts, ... Read more...

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BJD intensifies protest against Polavaram project


August 27th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Monday intensified its protest against the construction of the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.Thousands of BJD workers and ... Read more...

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Odisha objects to Andhra’s move on Polavaram project


July 24th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday objected to Andhra Pradesh floating tenders for the construction of multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in that state, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik raising ... Read more...

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Why is state government against heritage tag for Western Ghats, question greens


July 9th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) The Karnataka government's opposition to Unesco's heritage tag for the Western Ghats is being strongly criticised by greens and environmental scientists as illogical and another example ... Read more...

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Gujarat declines to shift its Asiatic lions to Madhya Pradesh


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Gujarat Monday told the Supreme Court that it could not consent to the shifting of its Asiatic lions from Gir forests to Kunopal sanctuary in ... Read more...

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Work at SAIL mine in Odisha still stopped


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Odisha government continued to halt operations at a key iron ore mine of the public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) in the state ... Read more...

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Odisha halts work at SAIL mine


February 14th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 (IANS) Odisha has stopped all operations at a key iron ore mine of the public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) in the state as a ... Read more...

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No special treatment for Lavasa: Chavan


November 10th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) As the central environment ministry gave conditional clearance to Lavasa hill city project near Pune, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday said that no special treatment ... Read more...

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Supreme Court stops all mining work in Bellary


July 29th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday ordered the suspension of all mining operations in Karnataka's Bellary region."Mining (is) suspended with immediate effect till further orders," said a ... Read more...

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Bihar task force report on Ganga dolphins soon


July 20th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) A task force for conservation of the endangered Ganga river dolphins is expected to submit its report in the next five-six months, officials said ... Read more...

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Probe against former CPI-M minister, 17 others


July 7th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), July 7 (IANS) A vigilance probe was ordered against a former CPI-M minister and 17 others Thursday for allegedly causing a loss of Rs.19 crore to the exchequer ... Read more...

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POSCO project: Supporters, protesters hold rival meets


March 13th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 13 (IANS) Supporters and protesters Sunday organised rival meetings in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district over South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project planned in the region, police said.Carrying ... Read more...

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Nirma asked to stop work on cement plant project


March 12th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 12 (IANS) Detergent major Nirma's proposed cement plant in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district is in trouble, with the central environment and forests ministry ordering the company to stop construction ... Read more...

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Himachal’s hydropower project to be commissioned by 2013


March 4th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 4 (IANS) A mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh that was caught in an administrative logjam after the central environment and forests ministry objected to the transfer of ... Read more...

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Political parties to support anti-POSCO movement


March 1st, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) The movement against South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district got a boost with leaders of various political parties Tuesday announcing their support ... Read more...

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Delay in clearances affecting coal production: official


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) World's largest coal miner, Coal India Limited Tuesday said a number of projects have got stuck with the central environment and forests ministry refusing to give the necessary ... Read more...

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Patnaik welcomes clearance for Posco project


January 31st, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) Welcoming the clearance to the Posco project in the state, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said his government will study the conditions laid down by the central ... Read more...

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Orissa objects to green signal to Polavaram project


January 7th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) Orissa will move the Supreme Court against the clearance granted by a Central Water Commission panel to the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh, an official said ... Read more...

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Big B’s Save Tiger programme in controversy


December 17th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) The 'Save Tiger' programme, hosted by superstar Amitabh Bachchan for a TV channel in Madhya Pradesh's Pench Tiger Reserve, has sparked off controversy with a NGO claiming ... Read more...

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Pro-industry tribal groups move court for Vedanta project


November 12th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 12 (IANS) At least eight pro-industry tribal groups Friday moved the Orissa High Court against the central environment ministry's order disapproving the London-listed Vedanta's refinery expansion in the state citing ... Read more...

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Orissa to wait for apex court verdict on Polavaram


November 12th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 12 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday said his government will wait for the Supreme Court verdict on the controversial Polavaram dam project, to be built by Andhra Pradesh ... Read more...

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Another Himachal dam project caught in logjam


November 4th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Nov 4 (IANS) Another mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh has been caught in an administrative logjam after the central environment and forests ministry objected to the transfer of ... Read more...

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Andhra offers talks with Orissa over Polavaram project


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 2 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has offered to have a dialogue with Orissa to resolve issues related to the controversial Polavaram irrigation project, a senior Orissa official said Tuesday."Their ... Read more...

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Orissa seeking legal opinion on Vedanta project


October 28th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 (IANS) Orissa has sought legal opinion to decide its further course of action on Vedanta Resources mining project which was denied clearance by the central environment ministry in August, ... Read more...

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Scope of central panel probing violations by POSCO widened


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The central environment ministry has decided to widen the scope of an investigation panel probing violation of laws by South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project ... Read more...

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Central panel inspects POSCO site


August 27th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) A four-member central panel led by former environment and forests department secretary Meena Gupta Friday visited the proposed POSCO site in Orissa to check if there was any ... Read more...

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100 held for protesting Vedanta project


August 26th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 100 people including workers of Orissa's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) were arrested Thursday as they protested the rejection of Vedanta's mining project in the ... Read more...

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Centre’s flip-flop on Noida memorial angers apex court


August 20th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The central government came under fire in the Supreme Court Friday for yet another flip-flop on the status of the controversial Noida Park - a dream project ... Read more...

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Orissa demands withdrawal of clearance to Polavaram project


August 10th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) Orissa Monday said it has asked the central environment and forests ministry to withdraw clearance to the Polavaram project on river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. "While granting the ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh denied permission for Upper Ganga Canal Expressway


August 3rd, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The central environment and forests ministry has refused Uttar Pradesh permission to build the 148-km-long Upper Ganga Canal Expressway, contending that the project would result in massive deforestation ... Read more...

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Activists welcome stay on mega-housing project in Goa


April 23rd, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Activists opposed to mega projects in Goa have welcomed the central environment ministry's order keeping a massive DLF-backed housing project in the state in abeyance following a writ ... Read more...

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Probe fresh mining clearances in Goa: BJP


March 27th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 27 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa Saturday demanded a probe into the environment clearance issued by the central government for 100 more mining leases in ... Read more...

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Yamuna severely polluted near Delhi’s Nizamuddin Bridge


March 7th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Yamuna river is severely polluted near Nizamuddin Bridge in Delhi, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said Saturday. "The stretch of the river Yamuna between Nizamuddin Bridge ... Read more...

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Dozens protest Bt Brinjal in Orissa


January 30th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Nearly three dozen academicians, farmers and social activists observed a fast Saturday in this Orissa capital against the government's move to introduce Bt Brinjal in the country. The protestors ... Read more...

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Bt Brinjal violates our right to safe food, say youngsters


January 30th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) "Better fast today, than eat GM food tomorrow", so said the banners held up by youngsters protesting against the possible introduction of genetically modified Bt Brinjal for ... Read more...

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