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SC moved for staying Kudankulam’s 1989 environmental clearance


September 21st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Friday for staying the environmental clearance given to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in 1989 as this was ... Read more...

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India’s second school of mines to come up in northeast


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Even as irregularities in coal mining hits the headlines, India's second school of mines is being set up in the country's northeast in collaboration ... Read more...

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SC lifts ban on 18 iron ore mines in Karnataka (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday lifted the ban on iron ore mining in 18 category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurg and Timkur districts.Category A mines ... Read more...

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Government rejects BJP’s demands to end parliament logjam


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The government Monday rejected the conditions laid down by the BJP to end the parliament logjam and appealed to it to debate the issue ... Read more...

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SC lifts ban on iron ore mining for Karnataka


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday lifted the ban on iron ore mining in category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurga and Timkur districts.The apex court forest ... Read more...

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PM asked to cancel Jaitapur nuclear project


August 26th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Sunday urged to cancel the contract with French company Areva to set up nuclear reactors in Jaitpur in Maharashtra.The ... Read more...

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Rs.1.85 lakh crore coal blocks loss is flawed, says minister


August 26th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Minister of State for Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar Saturday said that the CAG's calculation of Rs.1.85 lakh crore loss over allocation of coal blocks to ... Read more...

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Vedanta refinery cuts output on bauxite shortage


August 25th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) has cut down production by about 50 percent at its refinery in Odisha due to scarcity of bauxite, a top official said ... Read more...

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Chennai Petroleum plans capex of Rs.760 crore this fiscal


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Oil refining company Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) plans a capital expenditure of Rs.760 crore this fiscal on various projects, said a top company official.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Anti-nuclear activists to continue protests at Kudankulam


August 11th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Anti-nuclear activists have claimed that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's (AERB) clearance to load enriched uranium fuel in the first 1,000 MW reactor at the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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SC sounds green alert on dismantling of ships


July 30th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday held that in future no ship would be allowed to be dismantled in India without the government's environmental clearance and the ... Read more...

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‘Risk of nuclear accident rises in Jaitapur’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A national alliance of political parties and groups warned Thursday that the location of six reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra "raises the risk of ... Read more...

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Foundation laid by Rajiv Gandhi: A bridge on paper


July 15th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 15 (IANS) In September 1989, Rajiv Gandhi, then the prime minister, laid the foundation of a bridge on the Chambal river. Nearly 23 years later, there is ... Read more...

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Himachal court dismisses cement firm’s petitions


July 6th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 6 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday dismissed a cement company's review petitions, which was fined Rs.100 crore for environmental damage and told to dismantle a captive ... Read more...

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SC notice on green nod for Maharashtra power project (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the environment and forests ministry on a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order declining to stay the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to annul Udangudi power joint venture soon


June 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) The 1,600 MW joint venture power project between Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) and power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), planned at Udangudi in ... Read more...

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Firm fined Rs.100 crore in Himachal, files review petition


June 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) Just about a month after the Himachal Pradesh High Court directed a private firm to dismantle a thermal power plant in Solan district over green concerns, ... Read more...

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Mundra Port SEZ gets halt order on green clearance


May 9th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 9 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Wednesday ordered the promoters of Mundra Port Special Economic Zone and Alstom Bharat Forge Power Ltd to stop construction activity till green ... Read more...

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Himachal greens upbeat over ‘environmental justice’


May 6th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 6 (IANS) Greens are upbeat after the Himachal Pradesh High Court handed out what they term "environmental justice" by fining a corporate house Rs.100 crore for violating the ... Read more...

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Firm fined Rs.100 crore for violating environmental laws


May 4th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the green bench of the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday imposed Rs.100 crore in damages on Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), a subsidiary ... 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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No green clearance to Jindal mining project in Chhattisgarh


April 20th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday cancelled environment clearance to the coal mining project of MP Naveen Jindal's steel and power plant in Chhattisgarh on ... Read more...

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Don’t clear new industrial projects in Noida: Green tribunal (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the environment ministry to not give environment clearances to any new industrial projects in Noida, on the outskirts ... Read more...

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Don’t clear new industrial projects in Noida: Green tribunal


April 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the environment ministry to not give environment clearances to any new industrial projects in Noida, on the outskirts ... Read more...

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BHEL still keen on Udangudi power project


April 8th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has assured Tamil Nadu government that it would complete the 1,600 MW Udangudi power project by the target ... Read more...

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40 mining companies in Goa issued notice


April 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Over 40 mine operating firms have been issued notice by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for extracting iron ore beyond the limits stipulated in ... Read more...

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Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial at sea rocks legislature


March 15th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) The issue of securing environmental clearance from the centre for the ambitious memorial for Chhatrapati Shivaji in the Arabian Sea rocked the Maharashtra legislative assembly ... Read more...

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Move to erect Shivaji statue in Arabian Sea rejected


March 15th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The central government has rejected a Maharashtra government proposal to erect an imposing statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the Arabian Sea, one km off the ... Read more...

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High court talks tough on mining


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Taking serious note of the recent death of labourers during a mining operation in Sonebhadra, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court directed the Uttar ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu hopes to save Rs.900 crore in Udangudi project


February 29th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's decision to have the state electricity board implement the 1,600 MW power project at Udangudi in Tuticorin district would result in saving ... Read more...

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Andhra villagers continue protest against power plant


February 29th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A year after three villagers died in police firing on a group opposing an upcoming thermal power project, the struggle by people of Kakrapalli in Andhra ... Read more...

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BHEL’s exit from Udangudi Power depends on government’s offer


February 26th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) will study the Tamil Nadu government's offer to it on the cancellation of the joint venture 1,600 MW ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu scraps power joint venture, BHEL surprised (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Taking the state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) by surprise, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday scrapped the 1,600 MW power joint venture with ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu scraps power joint venture with BHEL


February 24th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday scrapped the 1,600 MW power project joint venture with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and announced that the government ... Read more...

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Concast plans to set up Rs. 8 bn cement plant in Arunachal


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Concast Group Wednesday said it is planning to set up a 1.2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) cement plant at Arunachal Pradesh, pumping in an estimated ... Read more...

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