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Citizens’ group opposes sub-panel on Tipaimukh dam


August 30th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) A citizens' group Thursday opposed the formation of an India-Bangladesh joint sub-group on Manipur's Tipaimukh power project.The mega-power project, one of the largest in northeastern India, ... Read more...

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Brazilian court suspends massive Amazon dam construction


August 15th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) A Brazilian court has ordered to suspend the construction of the world's third largest dam until affected indigenous communities get a hearing in Congress.The ... Read more...

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Wary Goa tracking dam construction in Karnataka


August 1st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) Goa officials are taking photos and making videos of an under-construction dam in Karnataka over fears that it may cut off water supply to the state, ... Read more...

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Assam police launch operation against Maoists


January 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) Assam police have launched an operation in Assam's Dhemaji district in search of some Maoists, an official said Saturday.The drive came after police had a shootout ... Read more...

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Chinese troops in Pakistani Kashmir: Indian Army chief


October 5th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Wednesday said there were about 4,000 Chinese workers, including some of its army engineers, in Pakistani Kashmir, an issue ... Read more...

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Dam water to recede, Kullu deities coming


October 4th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 4 (IANS) The water level in a reservoir near here will be brought down this week for the "safe passage" of over 250 deities in a ... Read more...

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Renuka dam construction yet to begin: Dhumal


August 26th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) The construction of the multi-billion rupee Renuka dam hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh which will provide drinking water to Delhi is yet to begin, Chief ... Read more...

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Package for canal-hit and dam displaced not same, rules court


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that people affected by the canal network of the Narmada were not entitled to the same relief and rehabilitation (R&R;) ... Read more...

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Green tribunal stops Himachal hydropower project


July 29th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) In a major setback to the construction of a hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh that will provide drinking water to Delhi, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal in political spat with Delhi over dam project


July 21st, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 21 (IANS) Construction of a hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh to provide drinking water to Delhi has led to another political spat between the hill state and the ... Read more...

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China dam no cause for immediate concern: India


June 14th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India Tuesday said a Chinese dam on the Bhahmaputra river was not a cause for "immediate alarm", downplaying fears that the project would impact the ... Read more...

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Government taking steps to stop floods from Nepal


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Indian government will embank the rivers originating from Nepal to prevent floods in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday."The ... Read more...

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Hear views of Himachal’s dam-hit, Ramesh urged


April 14th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 14 (IANS) A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has urged union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh to hear the local people's viewpoint on construction of a hydroelectric ... Read more...

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Kerala acting against constitution on Mullaperiyar: Tamil Nadu


February 5th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Saturday strongly condemned the Kerala government for acting against the Indian constitution over the Mullaperiyar Dam issue and said it was tantamount to contempt ... Read more...

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Bihar conclave begins with call to invest


December 18th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 18 (IANS) A two-day Bihar conclave began here Saturday with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi asking delegates, including non-resident Indians (NRIs) of Bihar origin, to come forward and ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama on Wikileak - focus on climate not politics in Tibet


December 17th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama told a US envoy to India that "political agenda should be sidelined for five to 10 years and the international community should ... Read more...

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Bihar conclave to discuss challenges of change


December 17th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 17 (IANS) Nearly 200 delegates, including 30 NRIs of Bihar origin, will participate in a two-day conclave here from Saturday to discuss the challenges of change in the state. Dozens ... Read more...

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Japanese delegation to participate in Bihar conclave


December 1st, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 1 (IANS) A Japanese delegation will participate in a conclave here Dec 19-20 along with some 200 delegates to examine ways to accelerate the pace of socio-economic change in Bihar.The ... 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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Green concerns cloud Himachal dam project


October 13th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) The union environment and forests ministry has turned down Himachal Pradesh's proposal to transfer a huge chunk of forest land to build a multi-billion-rupee dam, an official said ... Read more...

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James Cameron set to return to Amazon for 3D film


September 6th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 6 (ANI): 'Avatar' director James Cameron is set to make a 3D film about an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest.The film is about indigenous people who oppose construction of ... Read more...

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Floods in Pakistan result of deforestation, dam construction: Experts


August 14th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): It's Independence Day for Pakistan, but there seems to be no freedom from the floods that have been ravaging the country since the past few weeks.Already termed the ... Read more...

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Opposing illegal dam construction is our right: Naidu (Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu Monday said it was his right to oppose the "illegal dam construction" over Godavari river, dismissing allegations that ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand dam project cannot be withdrawn: Ramesh


July 17th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Loharinag Pala Dam power project in Uttarakhand, that was stopped in 2008 due to protests, cannot be withdrawn as Rs.600 crore has already been invested in ... Read more...

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Medha Patkar attacks Assam on mega dams on Brahmaputra


July 14th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 14 (IANS) Medha Patkar, noted social activist and leader of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, Wednesday launched a blistering attack on the Assam government for going ahead with the construction of ... Read more...

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China projects won’t affect Brahmaputra water flow: Minister


July 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) China has told India it will only carry out 'run-of-the-river' projects on the Brahmaputra that will not affect the flow of water, says Water Resources ... Read more...

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Tripura Congress protests China’s plans of dam over Brahmaputra


June 15th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) China's reported plans of construction of a dam over the Brahmaputra river and diverting water to its arid regions were Tuesday strongly opposed by Congress legislators in ... Read more...

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Pak serves legal notice to India over Kishanganga dam construction issue


May 20th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 20 (ANI): Pakistan has served a legal notice to India concerning the long pending issue of construction of the Kishaganga dam over the river Indus.The Nation reported a private television ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh urges PM to intervene on Maheshwar project


April 29th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal/ New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivaraj Singh Chauhan has reportedly written a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, expressing dissatisfaction over a Union Environment ... Read more...

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Locals, environmentalists oppose dam construction in Himachal Pradesh


April 28th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Apr 28 (ANI): Locals and environmentalists have objected to the construction of proposed Renuka Dam in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur District, fearing severe ecological damage."The construction of Renuka Dam ... Read more...

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Environment ministry promises action against Narmada dam builder


February 16th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said that his ministry will issue a show cause notice to the company working on the Maheshwar dam in the Narmada valley ... Read more...

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Indian students say Chinese dam construction kept under wraps


November 13th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov 13 (ANI): Students in northeastern states on Friday said that the UPA Government was trying to underplay China's plans to build a dam on the river Brahmaputra.It may be noted ... Read more...

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Sunderlal Bahuguna protests against dam construction in Arunachal


November 4th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov. 4 (ANI): Renowned environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna on Wednesday registered his protest against dams being constructed in Arunachal Pradesh.During a news conference in Guwahati, Bahuguna said: "We ourselves are a victim ... Read more...

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No Chinese dam over Brahmaputra - PM assures Arunachal


October 20th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) China has formally clarified to India that it is not building a dam over the Brahmaputra river on its side, Arunachal ... Read more...

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Indian workers at Afghan dam face security nightmare


August 13th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) One of India's flagship projects in Afghanistan, the Salma Dam, has turned into a security nightmare, with its neighbourhood being the battleground for two rival ... Read more...

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