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India gets its way as climate summit ends


December 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) An impassioned speech by Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan capped the finale of the UN climate summit that ended here early Sunday with a Durban Package, after ... Read more...

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Climate change threatens South African farmers


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 22 (IANS) Climate change and erratic weather patterns are a major threat to South Africa's farmers, a media report has said ahead of the UN climate change summit ... Read more...

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Wipro joins Greenpeace rankings for energy efficiency


December 17th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 17 (IANS) IT bellwether Wipro became the first Indian firm to join Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard rankings for its commitment to energy efficiency, the company said Friday."We were the only ... Read more...

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India was concerned with China’s “newly pugnacious” foreign policy: Wikileaks


December 5th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 5 (ANI): The whistleblower website Wikileaks' recent secret releases of US diplomatic cables have revealed that European diplomats, including India, were "most vocal" that China's "newly pugnacious" foreign policy is ... Read more...

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India fully committed to Kyoto Protocol: Jairam Ramesh


December 1st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India was fully committed to the Kyoto Protocol but there was no agreement globally on its second commitment post-2012, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday. "India is ... Read more...

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Dhumal to attend global climate change summit


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is to attend a global summit on climate change to be held later this month in the US, an official ... Read more...

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India big player at Cancun climate change summit: Mexico


August 17th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India, one of the four BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries, will play an important role in the process of arriving at a consensus at ... Read more...

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Mexico seeks India’s support for positive outcome at Cancun (Lead)


August 16th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Mexico Monday sought India's "sustained political guidance and support" for an "ambitious outcome" of the UN climate change summit at Cancun later this year. ... Read more...

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India, Mexico exchange ideas on climate change


August 16th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) India and Mexico, the second largest economy in Latin America, Monday began discussions on a strategy for negotiations at the UN climate change summit at Cancun ... Read more...

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India, Mexico to discuss climate change


August 14th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Ahead of the global climate change summit in Cancun, Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa touches down here on a three-day visit Sunday that will explore views on ... Read more...

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China ready to support India’s non-permanent UNSC bid in 2011-12: Nirupama Rao


May 27th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBeijing, May 27 (ANI): Concerns over disputes such as the Boundary Question and China's move in recent times to grant stapled visas to Kashmiris not withstanding, Indian Foreign ... Read more...

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India hopeful about China’s support for UNSC seat


May 26th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
On Board Air India One, May 26 (ANI): Not expecting much diplomatic gains from President Pratibha Devisingh Patil's visit to China, India is, however, hopeful that Beijing would support India's candidature for ... Read more...

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India, China have enough space to prosper globally: Presidnet Patil


May 26th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
On Board Air India One, May 26 (ANI): Playing down China's nuclear help to Pakistan in establishing reactors and underscoring the border disputes, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil said on Wednesday that ... Read more...

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Sino-India ties have global dimension, not merely bilateral: President Patil


May 25th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, who will be visiting China from May 26-31 and will hold discussions with the Chinese leadership, said on Tuesday that developing friendly ... Read more...

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After UN speech, Lucknow girl to go green


May 8th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) While most children of her age look forward to playing with friends in summer vacation, 13-year-old Yugratna Srivastava, who made history by delivering a speech at a United ... Read more...

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Chinese dam not to impact Brahmaputra: Krishna (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) China has assured India that a hydroelectric project it is constructing on Tsangpo river in Tibet will not impact the downstream flow to the Brahmaputra and ... Read more...

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No impact of Chinese dam on Brahmaputra: Krishna (Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) China has assured India that a hydroelectric dam it is constructing on Tsangpo river in Tibet will not impact the downstream flow to Brahmaputra, parliament ... Read more...

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‘Green climate fund needed to tackle climate change’


March 24th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A green climate fund was essential to help the poor tackle the effects of climate change, global aid agency Oxfam International said Wednesday. "We will push for the ... Read more...

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Floating golf course in Maldives to counter threat of global warming


March 12th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Islands of the Maldives is poised to build a floating golf course and convention centre in what could be the first of a series ... Read more...

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UN names panel to finance climate change technology


March 5th, 2010 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 5 (DPA) A United Nations 19-member, high-level advisory group tasked with raising funds to help developing countries counter climate change with modern technology, was announced Thursday. The climate change ... Read more...

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UN chief regrets climate official’s resignation


February 19th, 2010 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 19 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday regretfully accepted the resignation of the top official for the UN programme on fighting climate change and has begun the search ... Read more...

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UN climate panel chief quits


February 18th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) UN climate panel chief Yvo de Boer Thursday announced that he is quitting. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary de Boer announced that ... Read more...

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Industrialised nations’ CO2 cut plans ‘are pathetic’, says Indian Copenhagen negotiator


February 13th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): One of India's senior negotiators at the Copenhagen summit has said that industrialised nations have set "pathetic" targets to reduce carbon emissions.According to BBC News, the Indian negotiator ... Read more...

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Greenpeace occupies Aztec-god sculpture in Mexico protest


February 5th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Greenpeace staged a protest in this Mexican capital to press demands for an effective climate-change treaty, occupying the fountain that famed artist Diego Rivera dedicated to Tlaloc, ... Read more...

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Environment education to be compulsory in Uttar Pradesh


January 28th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) Environment education will be a part of the school curriculum in Uttar Pradesh from the next academic session. State environment principal secretary Alok Ranjan told IANS here Thursday: "The ... Read more...

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BASIC countries accede to Copenhagen Accord


January 24th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Officials from Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC countries) met here Sunday and indicated their support to the Copenhagen Accord on climate change. The officials from the ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh hail initiatives taken at Copenhagen climate summit


January 12th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.12 (ANI): India and Bangladesh have welcomed the initiatives taken at the Climate Change Summit at Copenhagen in December 2009.On Monday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the visiting ... Read more...

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Copenhagen summit showed importance of India: EU


January 8th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 8 (IANS) The UN climate change summit in Copenhagen "has reminded us of the importance of the emerging countries, like India and Brazil", the European Union's first President Herman ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh calls for balance between coal mining and protecting forests


January 8th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh met Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal here on Thursday amidst concerns over global warming and carbon emission."We are ... Read more...

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Pachauri hopes binding agreement on climate change in Mexico


January 3rd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 3 (ANI): Nobel laureate Rajendra Kumar Pachauri on Sunday expressed hopes that countries would reach a time bound agreement to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases at climate change ... Read more...

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Parliament passed 17 bills during winter session (Parliament Roundup)


December 22nd, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Parliament passed 17 bills into law during its month-long winter session that concluded Tuesday with the Rajya Sabha adjourning sine die, but the session will be ... Read more...

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‘India does not require international aid for climate change’


December 22nd, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India "does not require" international aid to fight climate change and is capable of standing "on our feet", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday in the ... Read more...

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‘Copenhagen Accord will not harm India’s national interest’ (Lead)


December 22nd, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India stands by the Copenhagen Accord which will not open up the country's emission reduction efforts to international scrutiny or affect the country's national interests, Environment ... Read more...

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Media should also project voice of the silent, says PM


December 21st, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, December 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said that media has to project the voice of the silent, instead of only the "loud" sections of society, and also ... Read more...

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Maoist strike paralyses life in Nepal


December 20th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 20 (ANI): Normal life throughout Nepal was adversely affected on Sunday by a general strike called by the Unified CPN (Maoist).Cadres of UCPN (Maoist) and its sister organizations gathered in ... Read more...

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