environment conservation

UP cabinet revokes facilities to key Mayawati aide


April 27th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh Friday took some major decisions at its third cabinet meeting, including revoking all facilities being provided ... Read more...

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Maharashtra NCC bags PM’s banner trophy 15th time


January 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra National Cadet Corps (NCC) has bagged the Prime Minister's Banner Trophy as Champion Directorate for the 15th time in 21 years.Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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UNIDO announces programme for stone industry in Rajasthan


December 15th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Thursday proposed an ambitious project for technology modernisation programme for Rajasthan's stone industry and strengthening of the stone testing ... Read more...

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RInfra’s Dahanu power plant gets ISO 50001:2011 certification


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure's Dahanu Thermal Power Station (DTPS) in Maharashtra's Thane district has become the first power generation company in the world to receive an ISO 50001:2011 ... Read more...

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Bihar set to turn green, politicians to plant trees


August 11th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 11 (IANS) With the aim of increasing forest cover to 35 percent in a decade, Bihar is employing several steps, including asking members of the ruling Janata Dal-United ... Read more...

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Plant a sapling in name of school topper, says teacher


June 16th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 15 (IANS) A school teacher in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district has proposed a campaign to plant saplings in the name of toppers in all classes for encouraging ... Read more...

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A fitting gift for Bihar’s ‘green’ daughters


May 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 8 (IANS) For the daughters of Bihar's Dharhara village, whose pledge to mother nature has made the place a green haven, a fitting gift is on the way ... Read more...

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Coral atlas of Gujarat released


May 1st, 2011 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 30, (IANS) A comprehensive coral atlas of Gujarat was released here Saturday by state Forest Minister Mangubhai Patel.The second publication brought out by the Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), ... Read more...

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Dikshit issues protect nature message on ‘World Earth Day’


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has urged the school students and teachers to protect nature on the occasion of 'World Earth Day'.Dikshit, who celebrated the occasion with ... Read more...

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Pak capital Islamabad observes Earth Hour


March 28th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 28 (ANI): The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad joined hands with the global community to observe Earth Hour-2011, for promotion of sustainable environment, conservation of energy and to mitigate ... Read more...

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Special stamp issued on OPEC’s 50th anniversary


February 14th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 14 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates Post Monday issued a special stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).An ornamental frame containing the stamp was presented ... Read more...

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Posco project gets conditional nod


January 31st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday gave a conditional clearance to South Korean steel giant Posco for the 12 billion dollar steel cum power plant in ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh pollution panel moves court against GMR Energy


November 11th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 11 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) has moved a local court against top executives of GMR Energy Limited for allegedly starting the construction work for a thermal power ... Read more...

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Get off the wheels for a day — to battle pollution


October 20th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Nabeel A. Khan Noida, Oct 20 (IANS) A couple here who runs a news and information portal wants Indians to observe Jan 30 next year as 'no driving day'.On that day, ... Read more...

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Over 500 global brands to participate in UAE expo


September 18th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS/WAM) Over 500 global brands from over 30 countries will be showcasing their latest products at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2010, organisers said ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra to be India’s green ambassador


August 9th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has agreed to be the national green ambassador to initiate eco-friendly campaigns in India, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh announced ... Read more...

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Governor Sankaranarayanan bats for new airport in Mumbai


July 29th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Thursday expressed a strong need for a new airport in Mumbai contending that a balance has to be maintained between the "concerns of environment ... Read more...

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Army veterans launch ecological operation in Kullu


July 27th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu, July 27 (ANI): A group of ex-Army men have launched an operation to re-green the hills and are converting a large area of barren land along the Sutlej River ... Read more...

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NGO commended for its environment conservation programmes in Gujarat


July 19th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Bharat Vikas Parishad, a forum devoted to national development has given the Vasundhra Trust, a non-governmental organisation of Rajkot in Gujarat a cash award of rupees one ... Read more...

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Seabuckthorn to green cold deserts in Himalayan states


June 8th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), June 8 (IANS) The cold deserts of the Indian Himalayas where the survival of many flora species is minimal may soon see massive plantations of seabuckthorn - ... Read more...

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UAE to observe World Biodiversity Day


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 21 (IANS/WAM) The Unite Arab Emirates will observe the World Biodiversity Day Saturday in an effort to create awareness about environment conservation. The celebration aims to draw attention of governments, communities ... Read more...

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Visitors get energy saving tips at expo in Abu Dhabi


April 19th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 19 (IANS/WAM) As part of an environment conservation campaign ahead of the World Earth Day, a unique exhibition in Abu Dhabi is giving the visitors some easy tips ... Read more...

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UAE gives top priority to energy conservation (Second Lead)


April 9th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE, which has the world's highest ecological footprint, is according top priority to environment conservation and has launched two major projects on recycling and conversion of waste ... Read more...

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UAE starts conservation projects (Lead)


April 9th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE is according top priority to environment conservation and has launched two major projects on recycling carbon dioxide and converting waste into energy. The Emirates launched a paper ... Read more...

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UAE launches paper recycling programme


April 9th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has launched a paper recycling programme to increase awareness on pollution and emphasise the importance of environment conservation. Two leading business groups from the region -- Emirates ... Read more...

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Brazil vows to reduce uses of plastic bags


March 30th, 2010 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, March 30 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has pledged to reduce the use of plastic bags in the country as part of its environment conservation campaign. Brazil expects to use 1.5 billion fewer plastic ... Read more...

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World Wide Fund organizes bicycle rally to promote ‘Earth Hour 2010′


March 20th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): The World Wide Fund (WWF) organized a bicycle rally here on Saturday to support the 'Earth Hour 2010' campaign.Aimed at sending across an inspiring message ... Read more...

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Costa Rica to help Himachal check carbon emissions


February 14th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) South American nation Costa Rica has expressed its willingness to enable Himachal Pradesh to emerge as a carbon-neutral state by reducing greenhouse emissions and earning carbon credits. An eight-member ... Read more...

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Snake catching training for fire fighters in Orissa


November 8th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Nov 8(ANI): Fire fighters of Bhubaneswar in Orissa are all set to undergo an extensive training for catching snakes in the wake of a rise in the population of reptiles.The ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh serves notice to polluting steel mills


November 2nd, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Environment Conservation Board has served notices to four steel units on the outskirts of this state capital city for defying pollution control norms, a board official ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh serves notice to 15 industries for pollution


October 28th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 28 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board Wednesday served notices to 15 steel making units ion the state for defying pollution control norms. These small scale industries, located at Urla, Siltara ... Read more...

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Green coloured products to promote environment conservation


October 27th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Moradabad, Oct 27 (ANI): The aluminium industry here is producing household and decorative items in the colour green with the theme of environment conservation.These green household items made from aluminium and wood ... Read more...

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Public hearing on Tata project illegal: CPI


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI), which has been opposing Tata Steel's proposed integrated 5.5-million-tonne per annum steel plant in Chhattisgarh, has now termed the Oct 12 public ... Read more...

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Tata Steel to spend Rs.2,000 crore on environment in Chhattisgarh


October 13th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 13 (IANS) India's largest private sector steel maker, Tata Steel, will invest Rs.2,000 crore on environment conservation at its Rs.19,500-crore plant coming up in Chhattisgarh's militancy-hit Bastar district. "Tata Steel officials ... Read more...

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Tata Steel gets villagers’ support for Chhattisgarh plant


October 12th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 12 (IANS) Tata Steel made a big headway Monday in its efforts to set up a mega steel project in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district, with most of the local residents supporting ... Read more...

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