environmental degradation

Kerala plans cargo movement through coastal shipping


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government plans to decongest the state roads, diverting at least 20 percent of the cargo traffic through coastal shipping by 2015 and 40 percent ... Read more...

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‘Uranium deposits necessary for power generation’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 4 (IANS) Uranium deposits in Meghalaya are needed for meeting the country's power generation needs, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Adviser, T.K.A. Nair, said here Wednesday."Uranium is a ... Read more...

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At Rio, India blames it on rich but content overall


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) It was a mixed bag for India on the penultimate day of the Earth Summit here Thursday where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh articulated ... 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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PM to attend key summits in Mexico, Brazil


June 15th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for Mexico and Brazil Saturday for two important summits where he would join global leaders in addressing the twin ... Read more...

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Delhiites feel their environment has deteriorated


June 5th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A majority of respondents to a survey on the capital's enviroment feel that its quality has worsened, while nearly half of them perceive a reduction in ... 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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Government to root out Goa mining mafia: Governor (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented assault on the mining sector, Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday said the government would crack down on the illegal mining mafia in the ... Read more...

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Inequality on rise in G20 nations: Report


January 19th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Inequality has increased in 14 of 18 countries of G20, including India, with economic growth failing to trickle down to the poor, a new ... Read more...

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China’s largest desert lake may vanish in 10 years


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (IANS) China's largest desert lake is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities and it could vanish in just a decade, officials estimate.Hongjiannao ... Read more...

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TCS, Wipro among top 10 in carbon disclosure leadership index


November 16th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) and Wipro are among the top ten companies in the leadership index for the Carbon Disclosure Project in India ... Read more...

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India loses nearly $18 bn to disasters: Expert


November 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 6 (IANS) India is paying a high price for its lack of disaster management practices -- Rs.86,000 crore ($17.5 billion) every year to be precise, says a UN ... Read more...

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India has more ‘multidimensionally poor’ than Pakistan


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) More than half of India's population at 612 million is "multidimensionally poor" - or deficit in health, education and living standards - making it the ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: PAC mentions one politician, not Kamat


October 5th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) The Goa legislative assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar, probing the state's illegal mining, has linked only one politician to ... Read more...

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Urban poor vulnerable to climate change: Kumari Selja


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) A vast majority of urban poor are vulnerable to climate change, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said Monday, blaming the developed ... Read more...

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Himachal bans disposable plastic products


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) After the success of ban on polythene bags, Himachal Pradesh Sunday imposed a ban on disposable plastic products. Packaged drinking water can, however, still be sold ... Read more...

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Himachal bans plastic products from Oct 2


September 26th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has banned disposable plastic products from Oct 2, an official statement said here Monday. Packaged drinking water will, however, not be affected by the ... Read more...

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Greenpeace wants new coal mining halted


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Greenpeace Thursday demanded a moratorium on all new coal mining in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, until a proper impact assessment was done in the area."Singrauli has ... Read more...

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Growth in Asia at high environmental cost: UN


September 19th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region has seen dynamic growth in the past few decades but this development has affected the environment, leading to pollution, increased emissions and ... Read more...

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Goa on terror radar, says outgoing governor


September 6th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) Goa is "one of the most vulnerable places on the radar of terrorism", the state's Governor S.S. Sidhu said in his farewell address.The address, which was ... Read more...

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Tibetan plateau facing environmental degradation: Report


September 5th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 5 (IANS) The Tibetan plateau is staring at ecological destruction due to extensive mineral extraction, deforestation and unscientific construction of highways and railways by the Chinese in the ... Read more...

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Apex court asked to extend mining ban in Karnataka


August 19th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Karnataka government and private miners on the report of a court-appointed panel seeking suspension of mining activities ... Read more...

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Court comes down hard on Himachal government


August 15th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) Corruption, environmental degradation, vacancies in hospitals, lack of help for the physically challenged... the Himachal Pradesh government has been pulled up by the state high ... Read more...

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Governor laments Goa’s degradation


August 14th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Goa Governor S.S. Sidhu has expressed serious concern over increasing drug trafficking and environmental degradation in the state."I would also like to draw your attention to ... Read more...

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Rights group urges Vietnam to release jailed blogger


August 11th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Vietnamese authorities to release a French-Vietnamese blogger who has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of subversion.Professor Pham Minh Hoang, ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh doctor spreads smiles, and greenery


August 4th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Aug 4 (IANS) Having successfully treated thousands of cleft-lip patients, including the little waif Pinki Sonkar -- the lead character of Oscar-winning documentary "Smile Pinki" -- a doctor here ... Read more...

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Jayanthi praises Ramesh


July 21st, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Praising her predecessor, new Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan said Thursday that Jairam Ramesh had handled the ministry well.Asked if ... Read more...

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Raise grain output, invest in research, says PM


July 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India needs to increase its foodgrain production, improve crop yields by increasing spending on research and improving quality of education in agricultural universities if ... Read more...

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Apex court may ban mining in 3 Karnataka districts


July 15th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday indicated that it may ban iron ore mining in Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka if it was found that ... Read more...

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Terrorism a cancer, hope SAARC nations will fight it: PM


July 9th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Comparing terrorism to cancer, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the scourge can consume societies in the South Asian region and hoped that the ... Read more...

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Brazilian star Marta’s message of women’s power in World Cup


June 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 28 (IANS) Brazilian football star Marta Vieira da Silva, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has said women not only play lead ... Read more...

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Amitabh Mattoo welcome back to Kashmir, tweets Omar


June 27th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday made an open offer to noted academician Amitabh Mattoo to return to the state and "advise us".Mattoo, a ... Read more...

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Constructions in Delhi Ridge: court notice to ministries


May 20th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) and the ministry of defence (MoD) on a petition seeking ... Read more...

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Jaitapur nuclear power project discussed by Manmohan Singh and Chavan


April 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here today to discuss the fate of the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project.The ... Read more...

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China to “basically eradicate poverty” by 2020: Wen Jiabao


March 7th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.7 (ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that China will "basically eradicate poverty" by 2020.Wen told a panel meeting of the National People's Congress that the State Council is drafting ... Read more...

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