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MPs cycle their way to parliament


September 7th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A group of MPs from various political parties Friday cycled to parliament to spread awareness about the need to protect the environment and to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Singapore to use surveillance cameras to catch litterbugs


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 30 (IANS) Singapore will set up more surveillance cameras at 100 locations in the next three months to catch litterbugs, who throw items from high-rise housing blocks, said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women demanding mobile phones but not toilets, says Ramesh (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday expressed concern that the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and rued ... Read more...

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Total sanitation campaign being seen as ‘token’, says Ramesh


February 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government’s response sought on national traffic management policy


February 6th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) On a plea for formulating a national policy for traffic management and air pollution checks, in keeping with the 2005 WHO guidelines, the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Goa aims to cash in on Bollywood boom


December 19th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) There was a Bollywood touch to Goa's celebration of its 50th anniversary of liberation from 450 years of Portuguese rule Monday with a vision document suggesting ... Read more...

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Waste, ecology and art - expression beyond mindless frill


September 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Piling heaps of waste and concern for a clean environment have given birth to a strange synergy between natural landscape, ecology, waste and art. Young ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Hazare’s fast is feast for homeless


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) They're homeless and consider themselves lucky if they get one square meal a day. Now, thanks to Anna Hazare's fast against corruption, they have found ... Read more...

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Now, a fine for littering in Islamabad


August 17th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Anyone caught littering would now have to pay a fine in this Pakistani capital.A rule framed in 2008 was put in force Tuesday.Dawn said that littering ... Read more...

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Cooperation needed for sustainable development: US


July 18th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Ahead of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to India, the US Monday said it planned to spend $100 million on clean energy projects ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

President Patil emphasizes need for proper sanitation in rural areas


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Emphasizing on the need for proper sanitation in rural areas, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said improved sanitation is regarded as a socio-cultural and economic yardstick ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Prop 23 Gets A Thumbs Down From Voters


November 3rd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The voters in California turned down a disputed proposal to put on hold the much touted greenhouse gas reduction law on Tuesday which proved they ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Diwali mela with a business school twist


October 31st, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Oct 31 (IANS) A daylong Diwali mela at the Management Development Institute (MDI) here Sunday combined work and play, with the business school using the event to map consumer behaviour and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Supreme Court extends stay on Sterlite plant shutdown (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday extended the interim stay on the Madras High Court order closing down the Sterlite Industries' copper smelter plant at Tuticorin In Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Supreme Court stays order on Sterlite plant closure (Lead)


October 1st, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed till Oct 18 the Madras High Court order asking Sterlite Industries to shut down its copper smelter plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.Sterlite Industries, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sterlite approaches Supreme Court to stay plant closure order


September 30th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 30 (IANS) Sterlite Industries, part of the London-based Vedanta Resources, has approached the Supreme Court to stay the Madras High Court's order closing its copper smelter plant in Tuticorin with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sterlite seek three weeks to shut smelter plant (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) Sterlite Industries India Ltd has approached the Madras High Court, seeking three weeks' time to close down its smelter plant at Tuticorin.The high court had Tuesday, deciding on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sterlite to appeal against Madras High Court order


September 29th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) Sterlite Industries will appeal against the Madras High Court order closing down its copper smelter plant in Tuticorin."We have been informed by the counsels for the company about ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Court orders closure of Sterlite’s copper smelter plant (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) In another setback for the Vedanta group, the Madras High Court Tuesday ordered the immediate closure of the Tuticorin-based copper smelter plant of its Sterlite Industries India ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘For Real’ - Sharp symphony on domestic harmony (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


September 17th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "For Real"; Cast: Sarita Choudhury, Adil Hussain, Zoya S. Hassan, Sriharsh Sharma Churai, Sameer Dharamadhikari; Writer-Director: Sona Jain; Rating: ***And quietly slips the night into a tortured morning-time ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Car rally organized to spread environment awareness in Delhi


September 5th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 5 (ANI): A women's magazine here on Sunday organized a car rally to spread awareness about the advantages of having a clean environment.This was the tenth car rally organised ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Four Arab states, Turkey sign deal to exploit oil shale


April 20th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, April 20 (DPA) Four Arab states and Turkey have signed an agreement with leading firms for setting up a regional centre to help exploit vast oil shale deposits in the five ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sanitation now on national agenda in India, says UNICEF representative


April 13th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): Lizette Burgers, the Chief of Water and Environmental Sanitation of UNICEF has said India is heading towards achieving Millennium Development Goal in sanitation as it has put ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Main vessel for India’s fast breeder reactor to be lowered in two weeks (Lead) (With Images)


October 28th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Armed with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's (AERB) clearance for erection of major nuclear reactor components, officials of Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam (Bhavini) building the Rs.5,600 crore fast ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Main vessel for India’s fast breeder reactor to be built in two weeks (With Images)


October 28th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Armed with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's (AERB) clearance for erection of major nuclear reactor components, officials of Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam (Bhavini) building the Rs.5,600 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Behavioral change in sanitation practices will lead to lasting social development


October 24th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
By Kulsum Mustafa (CNS)"One of the biggest challenges before us is to bring about sustained behavioral change in the mindset of people towards sanitation. It is important that the man on the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Only an inclusive city can be a sustainable city: Kumari Selja


October 5th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Tourism Kumari Selja today said only an inclusive city can be a sustainable and we have to work towards ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tripura goes green with use of compressed natural gas


September 15th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Sep 14(ANI): Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is being used as a source of energy and fuel in industry, transportation and domestic sectors in Tripura with the objective of maintaining ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Daily Horoscope: 30 August 2009


August 30th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Aries: You should be experimenting with different possibilities all day. Don't rush into a decision - whenever possible, sleep on it first. Tomorrow, the planets will have even more information to reveal. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

NSS to build herbal gardens in Chandigarh schools, colleges


August 16th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The National Service Scheme (NSS) will build herbal gardens in schools and colleges in Chandigargh that have its units, an official said Sunday. "These herbal gardens would be ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Wah! Chandigarh’ to celebrate spirit of city


August 12th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) In a bid to commemorate the spirit of Chandigarh, the local administration in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising a campaign called "Wah! Chandigarh ... Read more...

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School students combat climate change in their own ways (June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 4th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Nihar Thadani New Delhi June 4 (IANS) They are young and enthusiastic and their mantra is go green! Apart from being passionately involved, these youngsters are pursuing their own climate change initiatives ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kashmir’s Amarnath pilgrimage begins June 7


May 13th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine in Kashmir, which was at the centre of a land row last summer, will begin June 7 and end ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Emma Watson tipped to be ‘Greenpeace’ global ambassador


April 2nd, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): 'Harry Potter' actress Emma Watson has reportedly been approached by environmental campaign group Greenpeace to become their global ambassador, after declared her love for clean environment.The decision to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Infection control strategies for antibiotic-resistant organisms in hospitals


March 16th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Hand-washing, a clean environment, appropriate infection barriers, and early identification of patients at high risk of colonization with a transmissible microorganism are some of the infection control ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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