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Paint industry likely to see single digit growth 2012-13


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The growth of the Indian paint industry (IPA) could shrink to single-digit this fiscal due to slackening demand following the slowdown in the automotive industry and ... Read more...

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India’s mining scenario chaotic: Rights group


June 14th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) India's government has systematically failed to ensure that the country's multi-billion-dollar mining industry adheres to key human rights and environmental laws, an international rights watchdog said ... 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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Brazil suspends Chevron drilling rights after spill


November 24th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said Wednesday it has temporarily barred Chevron Corp. from drilling new wells after an oil spill two weeks ... Read more...

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Judiciary must be responsive to emerging issues: President


August 6th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday urged the judiciary to be responsive to the needs of the time and to deal with emerging issues.The judiciary should "constantly ... 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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Supreme Court refuses to allow mining in Haryana


May 20th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday rejected Haryana's plea of filing a appeal seeking the vacation of its March 18 interim order banning the mining of minor ... Read more...

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Government policies should address children’s issues: Experts


May 10th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Government policies, especially in the fields of agriculture and environment, should address children's issues, like the effect of poisonous gases and pesticide use on children, ... Read more...

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Decision on Haryana’s misuse of forest funds soon: Ramesh


May 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said his ministry is examining the issue of misuse of forest funds by Haryana and will take a decision ... Read more...

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Government wants Andhra mine iron ore sale ban till CBI probe


May 3rd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that the iron ore stock excavated by the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) in Andhra Pradesh should not be ... Read more...

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Environment not a cost or obligation but intrinsic to business and growth: Jairam Ramesh


April 9th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 9 (ANI): In a panel discussion titled 'Environment Security: Beyond Copenhagen and Cancun',Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday highlighted that environmental security is important due to domestic ... Read more...

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Orissa moves SC against denial of green nod to Vedanta mining project


April 1st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Apr 1 (ANI): The Orissa Government today approached the Supreme Court challenging the Centre's decision to reject environmental clearance to the Vedanta bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri Hills.Challenging the Environment ... Read more...

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‘Green violations by Tata Steel, L&T were overlooked’


December 16th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The environment ministry overlooked green law violations by Tata Steel and Larsen and Toubro (L&T) in their Dharma port project in Orissa, an environmental group said Thursday, ... Read more...

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Lavasa disappointed at environment ministry’s extended stay


December 15th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 15 (IANS) Lavasa Corporation chairman Ajit Gulabchand Wednesday said he was disappointed at the environment ministry's decision to extend the 'stop work' order issued for the company's Lake City project ... Read more...

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Himachal court cancels green nod for cement unit


December 13th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) In a major setback to cement maker Harish Cement Limited, a subsidiary of Grasim Cements Limited, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday cancelled the environmental clearance granted to ... Read more...

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Environment ministry puts Lavasa Lake City on hold (Lead)


November 26th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The environment ministry has issued a show cause notice to Lavasa Corporation Limited for violating environmental laws, putting a stop to any further construction on its Lake ... Read more...

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Environment ministry issues notice to Lavasa hill town


November 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The environment ministry has issued a show cause notice to Lavasa Corporation Limited, a unit of Hindustan Construction, which is constructing a township on hills in Pune, ... 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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Action soon against Adarsh housing society: Jairam Ramesh


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said action will be taken against Adarsh housing society in the next two to three days for violating environmental laws.The environment ... Read more...

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Demolition of Adarsh housing society an option: Jairam Ramesh


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said that it appears that Mumbai's controversial Adarsh housing society had violated environmental laws and demolition of the building was one of ... Read more...

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Indian hotel charged with violating noise laws during Brand-Perry wedding


November 1st, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Aman-I-Khas, the luxurious Indian resort where Katy Perry and comedian Russell Brand tied the knot, has reportedly been charged with violating noise laws during the wedding celebrations ... Read more...

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Trendy new ‘Ice Cube Diet’ may not live up to its promises: Dietitian


October 27th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A dietitian has cast doubts on the new 'Ice Cube Diet' that promises to melt away pounds by simply popping a "Hoodia satiety cube" into the drink of ... Read more...

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Brand, Perry dragged to court for flouting wildlife laws


October 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 26 (IANS) A complaint was registered Tuesday at a Ranthambore court against British comedian Russell Brand, singer Katy Perry and four others for flouting environmental laws during the couple's ... Read more...

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Supreme Court extends stay on Sterlite plant shutdown (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday extended the interim stay on the Madras High Court order closing down the Sterlite Industries' copper smelter plant at Tuticorin In Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Green team visits Himachal hydro plant


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) A team of the National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) Saturday visited Kinnaur district where the Kashang hydro-power project is coming up and heard grievances of the local people ... Read more...

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Sterlite plant closure may lead to inflow of sulphuric acid from overseas


September 29th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) The closure of Sterlite Industries' Tuticorin smelter plant is likely to result in increased inflow of sulphuric acid from South Korea and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh into Tamil Nadu and ... Read more...

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Orissa Chief Minister to meet PM to discuss Vedanta, Posco projects


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Monday regarding the NC Saxena Committee report on Vedanta mining and Posco steel ... Read more...

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Wright County Egg Farm’s Unpleasant Past Surfaces


August 20th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Iowa, Aug 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The massive egg recall involving 380 million eggs sold under various brand names in the USA are pointing to the not- so- nice past of ... Read more...

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Environment ministry committee to discuss mining projects report


August 20th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): The Environment Ministry's Forest Advisory Committee will meet today to discuss recommendations of the N C Saxena panel report that seeks a ban on the mining projects ... Read more...

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Kerala theme park ordered shut after opposition attack


July 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Kerala's Congress-led opposition Monday raised the issue of a controversial mangrove theme park at Kannur and staged a walkout in the assembly, prompting the government to hastily ... Read more...

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Kerala’s CPI-M, Jairam Ramesh in face-off over theme park


July 17th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh appears to have rubbed Kerala's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) the wrong way by ordering a CPI-M-controlled society to close down ... Read more...

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Wal-Mart to pay a fine of $27.6 million in the ‘dumping case’


May 5th, 2010 - 3:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wal-Mart Incorporation is all set to pay a fine of $27.6 million. They reached a settlement in the infamous case in which the retail store was accused ... Read more...

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Bill for environment agency in monsoon session


March 16th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government will table a bill in parliament in the monsoon session for setting up the National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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