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Court notice to centre on diesel-run vehicles (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking steps for putting ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre on diesel-run vehicles


July 19th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking steps for putting ... Read more...

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CPCB fails to file report on water pollution at Bhopal site


July 15th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has failed to file a report in the Supreme Court on the status of groundwater contamination at the Union ... Read more...

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Capacity of hydropower plants on Ganga to be reduced: Natarajan (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure free flow and clean water in the Ganga, the union environment ministry is formulating a plan to cut down the capacity of major ... Read more...

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Don’t clear new industrial projects in Noida: Green tribunal (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the environment ministry to not give environment clearances to any new industrial projects in Noida, on the outskirts ... Read more...

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Don’t clear new industrial projects in Noida: Green tribunal


April 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the environment ministry to not give environment clearances to any new industrial projects in Noida, on the outskirts ... Read more...

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Committee to decide whether Chennai port will handle coal


April 12th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) An expert committee set up by the Supreme Court is studying whether the Chennai Port Trust should be allowed to handle bulk cargoes of coal and ... Read more...

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Court notice on plea against effluent discharge


March 28th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the environment ministry on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions for steps to prevent treated effluent ... Read more...

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Octogenarian green activist agrees to end fast (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, 80, who is on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, Friday agreed to end his fast after ... Read more...

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80-year-old green activist continues indefinite fast from AIIMS (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Noted environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who -- despite his advancing years -- has been on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, ... Read more...

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Idol immersion may have contaminated Delhi water


October 11th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) There is a strong possibility that Delhi's potable water has got contaminated with toxic dyes after the immersion of idols on Durga Puja last week ... Read more...

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Tearful farewell to Durga, 600 idols immersed in Yamuna


October 6th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The drum beats and the dancing peaked and the tears flowed freely. Thousands of Bengalis and others in the capital bid an emotional farewell to ... Read more...

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Goa water unsafe for bathing and fishing


June 30th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) Here's a note of caution for all those tourists who head to Goa annually for a bit of sun and a splash in the sea - ... Read more...

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Moratorium on polluting industrial projects extended


April 28th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The environment ministry Thursday extended the moratorium on developmental projects in 23 critically polluting industrial clusters.The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had identified 43 industrial ... Read more...

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Freeze on setting up factories in Faridabad, Panipat lifted


April 10th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board and the ministry of environment and forests have lifted the moratorium on setting up of new industries in Faridabad and Panipat ... Read more...

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Allahabad farmers take out rally to spread river pollution awareness


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Apr 2(ANI): Farmers of Allahabad, who are carrying out a rally to spread awareness about increasing pollution in River Yamuna, reached Agra on Saturday.The rally will culminate in the national capital."We ... Read more...

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Hundreds of sadhus march to Delhi for clean Yamuna


April 2nd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 2 (IANS) Hundreds of sadhus, on a march to demand release of water into the drying and polluted Yamuna and cleaning of the river, left for the ... Read more...

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PETA’s ‘open offer’ to model who wants to bare all


April 1st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Friday made an 'open offer' to model Poonam Pandey - who has expressed her intention to bare all ... Read more...

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Jairam visits energy plant in Delhi after protests


March 31st, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday visited an under-construction waste-to-energy plant in Okhla area of south Delhi following protests by some residents that the project will ... Read more...

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Cleaning Yamuna to miss 2015 target: Jairam


March 27th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Even as Delhi misses one deadline after another for treating sewage entering the Yamuna, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Sunday the treatment of all sewage ... Read more...

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Ramesh to meet CMs of Haryana, Delhi to check river Yamuna pollution


March 27th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Expressing concern over the growing pollution, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that he would hold a joint meeting with the ... Read more...

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Noise monitoring network launched


March 24th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi and six other cities in the country will now have real-time ambient noise monitoring stations as a national network for mapping noise pollution was ... Read more...

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MOEF gets Rs. 200 crores under bioremediation for first time


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Informing about special allocation of Rs. 200 crore under environmental remediation for the ministry in this year's Budget, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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No more passing the buck: Jairam to Delhi, Haryana on Yamuna issue


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANA) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday asked the Delhi and Haryana governments to stop passing the buck on the Yamuna, saying both of them should ... Read more...

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Water shortage to again hit parts of Delhi


March 1st, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) People in several parts of Delhi might again have to grapple with water shortages as two major treatment plants are likely to be shut down and supplies ... Read more...

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Movement to save the Yamuna gains momentum (Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra/Gokul, March 1 (IANS) A movement launched by the ascetics and Sri Krishna devotees of the Braj Mandal to save the Yamuna river from pollution is now gaining momentum. ... Read more...

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CPCB told to file report on level of pollution in river Yamuna


February 28th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a report on the level of pollution in the river Yamuna within two ... Read more...

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More detailed pollution check ordered at Tuticorin plant


February 25th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to carry out a "more detailed inspection" of the pollution allegedly being caused by a ... Read more...

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Moratorium lifted in 8 industrial clusters


February 16th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday lifted the moratorium on developmental projects in eight critically polluted industrial clusters.According to a ministry statement the moratorium was lifted for projects ... Read more...

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Delhi’s parched areas to receive water by Wednesday


February 15th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after taps went dry in parts of the capital, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Tuesday said that water supply will resume only by Wednesday morning ... Read more...

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Soon, protein supplements from slaughterhouse waste


January 4th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) India will soon bring a legislation to allow extraction of nutritional ingredients from slaughterhouse waste, which will then be sold in the market as protein supplements, the ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh under hazardous wastes threat


December 25th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Shahnawaz Akhtar Bhopal, Dec 25 (IANS) If you think Union Carbide is the only hub of hazardous wastes in Madhya Pradesh, you are in for a shock. There are seven other sites ... Read more...

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Pollution at ‘unhealthy levels’ in Delhi, says CSE (Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Pollution is rising to "unhealthy levels" in the Indian capital, and this can cause several health problems, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said Monday.The levels ... Read more...

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Pollution levels rise in capital


December 13th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Pollution level is rising in Delhi, with particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide reaching unhealthy levels, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report said Monday. According ... Read more...

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1,395 industries discharging effluents into rivers


November 24th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) There are 1,395 industries across the country discharging effluents into rivers, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday."Out of the 1,395 identified industries, 950 are operating effluent ... Read more...

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