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Kudankulam project gets Madras High Court’s green signal (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) The Madras High Court Friday gave its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to load the fuel in the first reactor of the ... Read more...

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Petitions against Kudankulam reactors dismissed by Madras High Court


August 31st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) The Madras High Court Friday gave its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to load the fuel in the first reactor of the ... Read more...

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‘Sulabh toilet model can be adopted worldwide’


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak Sunday said Microsoft founder Bill Gates could adopt his NGO's model to build low-cost toilets in Asia, Africa and Latin ... Read more...

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Something fishy about the food, says Pakistani daily


April 30th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has questioned the quality and safety of the food in the country after fish in Karachi were "said to be heavily tainted with ... Read more...

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Larsen and Toubro bags Rs.1,454 crore orders


March 7th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Infrasstructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) said Wednesday it has bagged orders worth Rs.1,454 crore across various business segments in February-March."Water and effluents ... Read more...

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‘Sewage treatment plants abet growth of superbugs’


December 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Water discharged into lakes and rivers by sewage treatment plants may contain genes that help create resistant superbugs, warn researchers.Timothy M. LaPara, associate professor in environmental ... Read more...

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Nuclear scientist flays opposition to Jaitapur project


August 24th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Terming as "totally unacceptable" the opposition by environmental activists to the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in Maharashtra, top nuclear scientist M.R. Srinivasan Wednesday strongly advocated ... Read more...

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Ecology, India and Koran on the bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


August 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The books on the shelf this weekend are meaningful and thought-provoking -- encompassing a return to roots, be it the hometown or the country -- ... Read more...

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Bugs can destroy toxins in polluted groundwater


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Bugs can safely destroy dangerous toxins in groundwater, leaching from solvents in plastic effluents.A trial by researchers has shown that they could be used to clean ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Diskhit inaugurates effluent treatment plant


July 9th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday inaugurated a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Bawana Industrial Estate here for treating effluents and polluted water discharged ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Taj city’s daily struggle for water


May 25th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Agra, May 25 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal is becoming infamous for its dirty and scarce drinking water. Despite being situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, ... 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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Tirupur ‘independents’ to withdraw from poll fray


March 27th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) With their livelihood lost due to a court order shutting down 729 dyeing units, dyers and owners in Tirupur hit upon a novel idea to draw ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US ambassador visits Kashmir, takes Dal Lake boat ride (Second Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer flew down to Jammu Thursday and met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and a cross section of Kashmiris. Later, ... Read more...

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Country’s second-largest paper maker pushes growth


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers that has set up its Rs.1,000-crore third unit last month is confident of reaching 100-percent production of its capacity of ... Read more...

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Spotlight on Taj Mahal’s marble cancer at IFFI


November 25th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Jay Bajaj's short environmental film "The man who saved the Taj Mahal" is being screened at the ongoing 41st International Film festival of India. The movie focuses on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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‘Ghaziabad residents forced to drink hazardous water’


August 19th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The residents of Ghaziabad say they have been forced to drink polluted water due to the discharge of effluents by industrial units and that the problem has been ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears Rs.497 crore for Ganga clean up (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved the Rs.496.9 crore Ganga cleanup project with Japanese assistance at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The project, under 'Mission ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Ganga Action Plan (GAP) Phase-II


June 10th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the Ganga Action Plan (GAP) Phase-II project.The project would be assisted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears second phase of Ganga Action Plan


June 10th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved a proposal for carrying out the second phase of Ganga Action Plan worth Rs.496.90 crore with Japanese assistance ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Soft drinks are hard on health and also environment’


June 4th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Aerated drinks like those manufactured by Pepsi and Coca Cola don't just affect health but also severely impact the soil quality and the environment, an NGO said ... Read more...

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‘Pollution norms flouted in effluent treatment facilities’


June 4th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 4 (IANS) Effluent treatment facilities set up with central and state subsidies across the length of the Golden Industrial Corridor from Ahmedabad to Vapi in south Gujarat bordering Maharashtra do ... Read more...

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Pepsi factory in Kerala also causing problems: Achuthanandan


June 1st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday said that soft drink major Pepsi's factory in Palakkad district was causing serious problems to the locality it was situated in, similar ... Read more...

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Himachal orders British-era liquor unit shut


May 29th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has asked a liquor unit, set up by the British and now owned by an Indian firm, to stop production due to violation of ... Read more...

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Detergents, shampoos can make water carcinogenic


May 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Certain constituents in shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents are likely to turn water from sewage treatment plants carcinogenic.The study sheds new light on possible environmental sources ... Read more...

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Shampoos, detergents ‘form harmful substance in wastewater’


May 27th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Certain ingredients in shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents may be a source of precursor materials for formation of a suspected cancer-causing contaminant in water supplies that ... Read more...

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Water woes continue in Agra


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 22 (IANS) Seventeen years after 17 people died and dozens fell sick after drinking water supplied by the Agra Water Works, water continues to remain the number one problem of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Court orders 22 polluting units shut in Gujarat


April 14th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has ordered 22 units shut in a south Gujarat industrial estate for lacking requisite facilities to treat effluents. The court Tuesday ordered Sarigam Industries Association ... Read more...

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Anchar Lake near Srinagar on the verge of extinction


April 10th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr 10 (ANI): The Anchar Lake near Srinagar, which was once a popular tourist destination, is now on the verge of extinction due to encroachment, pollution and illegal ... Read more...

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Detergents source of cancer causing contaminant in waste water


April 8th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Water from sewage treatment plants could have cancer-causing contaminant linked to certain ingredients in shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents, a new study has revealed. The study ... Read more...

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Detergents, shampoos ‘form harmful substance in waste water’


April 8th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents contain ingredients that could form a cancer-causing contaminant in wastewater, scientists have reported.The study sheds new light on possible environmental sources ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Focus on natural debts while framing policies, says Pachauri


March 15th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The country should focus on natural debt rather than financial debt while framing development policies, chief of United Nations climate change organisation R.K. Pachauri said here Monday. ... Read more...

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Growing space debris poses threat to spacecrafts


March 9th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 9 (IANS) About 100 space debris experts who are taking part in the three-day meet of the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination (IADC) Committee here Tuesday expressed concern in the ... Read more...

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Tirupur hosiery exporters welcome Rs.200 crore grant


February 26th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) The knitwear exporters of Tamil Nadu's Tirupur are happy with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's Rs.200-crore grant for setting up a common effluent treatment plant there. "The textile cluster ... Read more...

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