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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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Madras HC reserves order on Kudankulam petitions


August 29th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Disposing of a plea against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), the Madras High Court Wednesday reserved its decision on other petitions filed by G. Sundarrajan for ... 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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Expert team to submit report on Posco by October


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) An expert team reviewing the environmental impact assessment of Posco's proposed $12 billion steel plant in Odisha will submit its report by October, the team said ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam activists willing to withdraw protest


May 7th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Even as they have decided to return their voter identity cards, the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) activists under the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) ... 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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Pakistan fumes over UN carbon credits to India


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan plans to challenge a decision of an UN agency to grant carbon credits to India on a hydropower project.According to Pakistani officials, India secured the ... Read more...

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Mixed response as third round of Kudankulam talks ends


December 15th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The third round of talks between the central and the state panel on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu ended Thursday ... Read more...

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Moratorium on new projects in coastal Maharashtra extended


October 31st, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The union environment ministry has extended till December 2011 the moratorium on considering new projects in Maharashtra's coastal Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, officials said Monday.However, ... Read more...

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Coal India awaits environment clearance for 13 projects


August 30th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Thirteen coal mining projects of Coal India Ltd are pending with the environment and forests ministry for approval, Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told ... 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 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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National policy on environmental impact assessment soon: Ramesh


June 21st, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) A national policy on environmental impact assessment of industrial projects coming up in ecologically sensitive areas will be announced in two to three months, Environment and ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists renew attack on GMR


June 14th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Emboldened by government inaction three weeks after they burnt down Indian infrastructure and power major GMR Group's office and site camp in western Nepal, the Maoists, ... Read more...

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Attack on GMR to cost Nepal dear


May 27th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) The attack on Indian infrastructure and energy major GMR's power project in western Nepal by Maoists Sunday is going to cost the Himalayan republic dear with ... Read more...

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Government pushes for Jaitapur n-project with added safety, higher compensation (Roundup)


April 26th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government is pushing ahead with the 9,900 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra with added safety measures and a new compensation package ... Read more...

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Government steps in to stop demolition of Ringo Starr’s birthplace


April 20th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Beatles member Ringo Starr's Liverpool birthplace has been saved after the government stepped-in to block its demolition.In a dramatic 11th hour move, Housing Minister Grant Shapps imposed special ... Read more...

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Pak agencies to probe two ministries over India’s success in getting carbon credits


April 16th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 16(ANI): Pakistani intelligence agencies have seized the records of at least two federal ministries to investigate an alleged institutional lapse in raising objections over India's bid to secure international carbon ... Read more...

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Court notice to Jindal SAW Ltd


March 29th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 28 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has issued notice to Jindal SAW Limited and others in a litigation alleging irregularities of the company to hold a proposed public ... 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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India should learn from Japan episode: Jairam Ramesh


March 18th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India is not prepared to abandon nuclear power as a source of energy, but should definitely take lesson from the nuclear disaster in Japan and ... Read more...

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India sets up panel to assess tsunami related risks


March 17th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India Thursday said it was setting up an expert panel to assess tsunami related risks for existing infrastructure projects including nuclear power in the wake ... Read more...

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Insecurity dogs ITC’s business safeguard plan in Nepal


February 13th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 13 (IANS) After suffering attacks and disruptive strikes in Nepal's lawless plains for years due to diminishing security and protracted political instability, Indian tobacco major ITC's strategy to ... Read more...

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Moratorium on new projects in coastal Maharashtra extended


January 10th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday extended the moratorium on considering new projects in coastal Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra till June 2011, officials said Monday. However, the ... Read more...

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Mumbai JV wins bid for Nepal’s first recycling plant


November 30th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 30 (IANS) Navi Mumbai's Hydroair Tectonic's joint venture with Nepal's Kasturi Trade Link has won the bid for setting up Nepal's first waste recycling plant, pipping five other ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh calls for harmony between corporate houses, displaced locals


October 29th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday called for a harmonious relationship between corporate houses and displaced locals in setting up of mega projects like the POSCO ... 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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No environmental bar to projects cleared in Konkan


August 26th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Environmental clearance already granted to projects in the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of coastal Maharashtra will continue to be in force, despite the four-month moratorium imposed for giving ... Read more...

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Centre’s flip-flop on Noida memorial angers apex court


August 20th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The central government came under fire in the Supreme Court Friday for yet another flip-flop on the status of the controversial Noida Park - a dream project ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh says polluter must pay for Mumbai oil spill


August 17th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said today that the 'polluter must pay' for the environmental and maritime losses arising out of the ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh denied permission for Upper Ganga Canal Expressway


August 3rd, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The central environment and forests ministry has refused Uttar Pradesh permission to build the 148-km-long Upper Ganga Canal Expressway, contending that the project would result in massive deforestation ... Read more...

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No rules to regulate depth of mining pits: Kamat


July 30th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Friday disclosed that the state mining department has no rules in place to regulate the depth of mining pits. "There are no norms/restrictions ... Read more...

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Goa to frame new mining policy


July 30th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Faced with increasing civic protests against rampant mining in the state, the Goa government is considering framing a new mining policy. In a written reply in the ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s park project at cost of trees: Apex court told


July 23rd, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Friday that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's ambitious NOIDA park project dedicated to BSP and Dalit icons was being set up on ... Read more...

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Nuclear power plant to come up in West Bengal


July 16th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) A nuclear power plant is to come up in Haripur in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, despite some people being against the project, said Srikumar Banerjee, chairman of ... Read more...

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