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Two Goa mines to shut down operations


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Two open-cast iron ore mines operating within a short distance of a wildlife sanctuary in Goa have been asked to shut down operations by the union ... Read more...

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‘Noida ground water overuse probe not held’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 19 (IANS) A two-member official team which came to investigate complaints against mall developers overdrawing ground water in sector 18 here left without conducting any probe, an activist ... Read more...

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Enforce noise laws during polls, Prithviraj Chavan urged


February 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) A day after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatened to hold election campaign rallies on Mumbai's streets, an organization working in the pollution field Saturday ... Read more...

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Maharashtra starts criminal cases against Lavasa officials


November 4th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Nov 4 (IANS) After dilly-dallying for months, the Maharashtra government Friday initiated criminal proceedings against Lavasa Corporation Ltd. for violating environmental regulations at its ongoing hill city project near ... Read more...

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Maharashtra promises ‘credible action’ against Lavasa developers


October 20th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra Government Thursday assured the Bombay High Court of initiating "credible action" against the private mega-township Lavasa for environmental violations. The move follows the Union ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena officials booked for noise pollution


October 7th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) A case has been registered against three Shiv Sena officials for violating court norms by exceeding the noise level limit at the Dussera rally held Thursday, ... Read more...

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Court dismisses Vedanta plea for refinery expansion (Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) The Orissa High Court Tuesday dismissed Vedanta Aluminum Ltd's petition to quash the central government's notification stalling expansion of its refinery project in the state, ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh holds Uttarakhand responsible for ascetic’s death


June 14th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Terming as unfortunate the death of an ascetic who was on an indefinite fast to save the river Ganga from pollution, Minister of Environment and ... Read more...

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Environment ministry orders action against Lavasa, company ‘welcomes’ this (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pune/New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday ordered action against Lavasa Corporation Limited for illegal constructions on 681 hectares at its upcoming private hillstation near Pune. The company ... Read more...

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Lavasa’s Pune project trips on green laws


June 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday asked the Maharashtra government to take action against Lavasa Corporation for allegedly flouting green laws in construction of its massive lake ... Read more...

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Nirma’s cement plant could be shifted: Environment ministry


May 10th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Nirma's under-construction cement plant in Gujarat, located in a wetland, will damage the environment in the ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears Rs.7,000 crore to clean Ganga


April 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved a World Bank-assisted project for cleaning Ganga at an estimated cost of Rs.7,000 crore (over ... Read more...

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Centre approves Rs 7000 crore project to clean Ganga


April 28th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the project for the cleaning of River Ganga to be implemented by the National Ganga River Basin ... Read more...

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Green activists welcome Delhi ban on plastic bags


April 5th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Environmentalists Tuesday welcomed the Delhi government's decision to impose a blanket ban on manufacture, sale, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital city.In ... Read more...

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Environmental impact assessment is a ‘joke’: Jairam Ramesh


March 19th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday termed as a 'joke' the current system of environmental impact assessment of proposed industrial projects.The ministry will soon ... Read more...

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Environment ministry warns Nirma to abide by green notice


March 15th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday cautioned Nirma to abide by the stop work order issued last week, otherwise it will be constrained to take the dereliction ... Read more...

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Nirma asked to stop work on cement plant project


March 12th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 12 (IANS) Detergent major Nirma's proposed cement plant in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district is in trouble, with the central environment and forests ministry ordering the company to stop construction ... Read more...

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Lavasa can’t build, has caused green damage: Environment ministry (Lead)


January 18th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Lavasa city project near Pune has violated green laws and caused environmental degradation, and no further construction activity can be carried out, the environment ministry Tuesday ... Read more...

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Demolish Adarsh building in three months: Jairam Ramesh (Roundup)


January 16th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Adarsh housing society scam took a dramatic turn Sunday when Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ordered the demolition of the building in Mumbai within three months ... Read more...

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Demolish Adarsh building in three months: Environment ministry (Second Lead)


January 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The environment ministry Sunday ordered that the scam-hit Adarsh housing society building in Mumbai be demolished within three months for Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) violations. The society ... Read more...

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Demolish Adarsh society building: environment ministry (Lead)


January 16th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The environment ministry Sunday ordered that the scam-hit Adarsh housing society building in Mumbai be demolished within three months for violating green norms.The ministry in its order ... Read more...

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Lavasa check: Medha Patkar advises team on areas to inspect


January 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lavasa, Jan 6 (ANI): Social activist Medha Patkar met with the inspection panel to discuss serious violations of the Lavasa project and instructed them on which areas needed to be visited.She also ... Read more...

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Environment ministry to hear Adarsh society Jan 4


December 28th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday granted an extension of seven days to Mumbai's scam-hit Adarsh housing society for the hearing on its show-cause notice for "unambiguously" violating coastal ... Read more...

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Jindal steel’s reply to environment notice by Dec 22


December 15th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday granted an extension of two weeks to Jindal Steel and Power Limited for replying to its show cause notice for revoking environment clearance ... Read more...

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Environment ministry to hear Adarsh society’s reply next week


December 14th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The environment and forests ministry will next week hear the reply of Mumbai's scam-hit Adarsh housing society to the show-cause notice issued for "unambiguously" violating coastal regulation ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society to file reply in Bombay High Court


December 6th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec 6 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Monday will hear a plea against the controversial Adarsh Housing Society on the environment violation.Adarsh Society has to reply to the Environment Ministry's ... Read more...

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Adarsh society asked to reply to notice by Dec 6


November 29th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday granted an extension of seven days to Mumbai's scam-hit Adarsh housing society for replying to its show-cause notice for "unambiguously" violating coastal regulation ... Read more...

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Jindal steel plant in Orissa gets green notice


November 26th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday issued a show cause notice for revoking environment clearance to Jindal steel and power plant in Angul in Orissa for violating green laws.The ... Read more...

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Environment ministry notice to demolish Adarsh highrise (Lead)


November 12th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday issued a show cause notice to Mumbai's scam-hit Adarsh housing society for "unambiguously" violating coastal regulation zone (CRZ) laws and asked why it ... Read more...

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Environment ministry issues show cause notice to Adarsh society


November 12th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday issued a show cause notice to Mumbai's scam-tainted Adarsh housing society for removing the unauthorised structure for violating environmental laws.In the notice, the ... Read more...

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135km stretch of Ganga in Uttarakhand gets green shield


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The central government has declared a 135 km stretch of the Ganga river from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand an eco-sensitive zone, Environment and Forests Minister ... Read more...

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We will reply to green ministry on Polavaram project: Rosaiah


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah Tuesday said the state would send an appropriate reply to the union environment and forests ministry which has sought an explanation for ... Read more...

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Russel Brand- Katy Perry In Legal Trouble


October 27th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Honeymoon has just started for the celebrity couple Katy Perry and Russell Brand, who tied the knot in India at the Ranthambore National Park on October ... Read more...

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Environment ministry stops Vedanta’s refinery expansion in Orissa


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The environment ministry Thursday decided to stall the six-fold expansion of London-based Vedanta's aluminium refinery and captive power plant in Orissa citing violation of environment laws and ... Read more...

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NGO welcomes Shiv Sena’s demand to stop mosque loudspeakers


October 21st, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Awaaz Foundation, a Mumbai NGO fighting against noise pollution, Thursday welcomed the Shiv Sena's demand to stop mosques from using loudspeakers to give the call to prayer."The Shiv ... Read more...

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