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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws."The ministry has suspended clearance of all ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said."The ministry has suspended clearance ... Read more...

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Tripura to build science village


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 10 (IANS) A science village is set to come up in Tripura to popularise scientific concepts in rural areas of the northeastern region.The project at Nimbark village, 10 ... Read more...

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Surprise in store for Natarajan: Parrikar


September 6th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) There is a big surprise in store for union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan when she arrives in Goa Sep 11, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Odisha releases captured leopard after protests


August 8th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) After coming under criticism from wild life activists, authorities in Odisha Wednesday released a leopard into the wild, a month after it was captured by officials ... Read more...

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Do tigers have AIDS? Government says ‘no’


August 7th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Is there any evidence of HIV/AIDS in lions and tigers, asked an MP in August 2010. Two years later, the environment ministry has come out ... Read more...

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Mormugao port causing Vasco’s coal dust pollution: Minister


August 7th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa's environment minister Alina Saldanha Tuesday said the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) was responsible for the coal dust pollution in the port city of Vasco, 35 ... Read more...

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Odisha to release captured leopard into wild


August 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A leopard currently lodged at a zoo after being captured about a month ago in Odisha's Subarnapur district could be released into the wild soon, ... Read more...

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Goa government pitches for fish-devourable Ganesh idols (With Image)


August 1st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) With Ganesh Chaturthi, the most popular religious festival in western India to be celebrated next month, Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government is pitching ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks BARC help for uranium problem in water


July 11th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought technical help from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to tackle the growing problem of uranium in ground water, particularly ... Read more...

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At Earth Summit, Natarajan longs for some green food


June 21st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Jayanthi Natarajan, India's environment minister and principal interlocutor at the Earth Summit who is assisting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, it appears, has enough ... Read more...

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Rich nations shy from commitment at Rio Earth Summit


June 21st, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) As the Earth Summit began Wednesday, India had more than one reason to be happy, with its main concerns addressed in the draft ... Read more...

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Bengal orders closure of 10 sponge iron units


June 18th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has ordered 10 sponge iron units in Burdwan district to be closed down for flouting pollution norms, an official said Monday."In view ... Read more...

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‘40 percent of Goa mining operations without clearances’


June 14th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) Nearly 40 per cent of the 100-odd mining operations in Goa are possibly functioning without requisite clearances, says a report by an international human rights organisation, ... Read more...

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Goa politicians involved in mining operations: Rights group


June 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) The active involvement of politicians in Goa's multi-crore mining business has come to the fore in a report released by an international rights watchdog.The 70-page report ... Read more...

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Australia throws spanner in GVK’s $6.4-bn coal mine project


June 5th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Indian infrastructure major GVK Group suffered a setback Tuesday with the Australian government halting work on the $6.4-billion Alpha coal mine project in Queensland till it ... Read more...

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Latin America’s largest garbage dump closes in Brazil


June 4th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Jardin Gramacho, a gigantic trash dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro that was considered Latin America's largest, finally closed Sunday and ... Read more...

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Special train to spread biodiversity awareness


June 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In a bid to raise awareness about the unique biodiversity of the country, the central government will be running a 16-coach train named 'Science Express ... Read more...

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Capacity of hydropower plants on Ganga to be reduced: Natarajan


May 29th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure free flow and clean water in the Ganga, the union environment ministry is formulating a plan to cut down the capacity of major ... Read more...

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India to help replicate Project Tiger in Russia, China


May 27th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Six countries, including Russia and China, have sought India's help to replicate Project Tiger, one of the most successful conservation programmes running in the country ... Read more...

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32 tiger deaths so far in 2012


May 15th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Even as India is striving hard to save big cats, about 32 tigers have died so far this year - nearly half them victims to ... Read more...

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Cheetah translocation was cabinet decision: Jayanthi


May 9th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) With the Supreme Court putting on hold the government's ambitious project to import the cheetah from Africa, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Wednesday said her ministry ... Read more...

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89 power projects pending with environment ministry


April 30th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A total of 89 power projects seeking green clearance are pending with the ministry, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told the Lok Sabha Monday. Replying during ... Read more...

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Britain for negotiated settlement of aviation tax


April 19th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Britain Thursday called for negotiated outcome on the issue of a carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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Carbon tax on aviation sector not deal breaker: EU


April 12th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 11 (IANS) The European Union has denied charges made by Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natrajan that a EU law that charges airlines for carbon emissions is a "deal-breaker" ... Read more...

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‘EU aviation tax deal breaker in climate change talks’ (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone is unacceptable and is a deal breaker in climate change ... Read more...

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Don’t blame environment ministry for coal shortage: Natarajan


April 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The shortage of coal should not be blamed on green clearances as the environment ministry has given licences for coal mining and power projects way ... Read more...

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EU tax unacceptable in climate change talks: India


April 11th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday said the EU decision to collect billions of dollars every year by unilaterally imposing a carbon tax on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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Green tribunal scraps Posco’s $12bn Odisha project (Second Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday suspended environment clearance to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Odisha, the biggest foreign direct ... Read more...

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Goa mourns its very own Jairam Ramesh-like green minister


March 21st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Merely two days after announcing concrete measures to save Goa's forests and curb indiscriminate mining here, the state's very own 'Jairam Ramesh-in-the-making' Forests and Environment ... Read more...

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Chavan says Shivaji memorial in sea is on


March 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has asserted that the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial will come up in the Arabian Sea and the state would suggest amendments ... Read more...

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14,000 trees to fall for Delhi Metro


March 19th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A total of 14,298 trees are likely to be felled here during the third phase of Delhi metro, the Lok Sabha was informed Monday.Environment Minister ... Read more...

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Jairam hopes Akhilesh brings in good governance to UP


March 10th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hiware Bazar (Maharashtra), March 10 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday congratulated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Akhilesh Yadav and hoped that his reign would bring in good governance in ... Read more...

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