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Should I shoot my officers for doing wrong, asks Natarajan


September 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Grilled over the role of officials from her ministry in the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining scam in Goa, an exasperated Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said."The ministry has suspended clearance ... Read more...

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Greenpeace for halting any further coal blocks allocation


September 11th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Environment organisation Greenpeace Tuesday called for a halt on any further allocations and forest clearances for coal mining, until a transparent public consultation process is ... Read more...

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Will cooperate with CBI on probe into iron ore scam: Shettar


September 9th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 9 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Sunday said his government will "fully cooperate" with CBI in its probe into massive illegal export of iron ore ... Read more...

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Commission pegs Goa mining scam at Rs 34,935 crore, BJP wants Kamat booked (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) The Justice M.B. Shah Commission report, which was tabled in parliament Friday, says that Goa's iron ore mining scam is worth nearly Rs.35,000 crore. The ... Read more...

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Apex court slams Karnataka on iron ore mining, orders CBI probe (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In blistering criticism of the Karnataka government for overlooking the illegal mining, transport and export of iron ore, the Supreme Court Friday ordered a CBI ... Read more...

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Apex court slams Karnataka government on iron ore mining


September 7th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In blistering criticism of the Karnataka government for looking the other way when iron ore in the state was being illegally mined, transported and exported, ... Read more...

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Toxic mushrooms kill seven, poison 50 in China


August 4th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Consumption of wild mushrooms in China's Shaanxi province has claimed the lives of least seven people and poisoned more than 50, forcing the country's top ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Russia’s Siberia region hit by wildfires


July 30th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forest fires continue to rage in Russia's Siberia region on a total area of over 230 square km, with the worst of the blazes concentrated ... Read more...

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Fodder shortage may hit milk production: Pawar


July 18th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Faced with a 40 percent shortage of fodder, it would be difficult for India to achieve the target of 160 million tonnes of milk production ... Read more...

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‘Gandhigiri’ to protect tigers in Maharashtra (With Images)


July 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), July 1 (IANS) Alarmed at the rise in tiger poaching, wildlife lover Bandu Dhotre will start a fast unto death in Nagpur from Monday to seek protection for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi government to allot plots to physically challenged


June 19th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday announced that industrial plots would be allotted to physically challenged people.Labour and Industry Minister Ramakant Goswami said the physically challenged would ... Read more...

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Rajasthan, Harayana issued notice on illegal mining (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan and Haryana governments on a petition that alleged illegal mining was continuing in the states ... Read more...

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Apex court issues notice to Rajasthan on illegal mining


June 8th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan government on a petition alleging that despite a ban, illegal mining was continuing in the state's ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea on illegal mining in Rajasthan


June 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) An NGO moved the Supreme Court Tuesday seeking direction to the Rajasthan government to enforce a complete ban on mining activities in Alwar district as ... Read more...

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Camel safari, night viewing, cycle track and boating around Taj Mahal soon


May 4th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 4 (IANS) The Taj Mahal may soon be opened up for night viewing, from a safe distance though. The Uttar Pradesh government is working on a roadmap to ... Read more...

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Infant is Karnataka top cop (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 31 (IANS) The Karnataka government Saturday appointed Abdul Rehman Infant as the state's new police chief, shunting out incumbent Shankar Bidari to the Karnataka State Police Housing Board.The ... Read more...

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Habitat loss drives Sumatran tiger to verge of extinction


February 29th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) The destruction of vegetation is driving the Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) researchers say. The Sumatran tiger, native to Indonesia, ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese forest found under volcanic ash


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) A forest in north China that was preserved under a layer of volcanic ash deposited nearly 300 million years ago has been found.The fossil forest, located ... Read more...

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Krishna must resign, demands BJP


January 20th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday demanded the resignation of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna after the Karnataka High Court allowed probe into ... Read more...

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Krishna declines comment on court ruling against him


January 20th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday declined comment on the Karnataka High Court allowing probe into allegations that he had de-reserved large forest area for mining ... Read more...

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Illegal mining: Court allows probe of Krishna, Kumaraswamy’s role (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) In a jolt to External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and a major embarrassment to the Congress, the Karnataka High Court Friday allowed probe into charges that ... Read more...

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Most of earth’s acid comes from nature


January 12th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Satellite imagery has revealed that 90 percent of the earth's formic acid comes from nature, researchers say. The revelation has stunned researchers from the Belgian Institute ... Read more...

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NCP demands closure of Meghalaya cement plants


January 7th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 6 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday demanded the state government issue immediate closure notices to all cement plants operating in Jaintia Hills district in violation ... Read more...

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Clashes at Kerala-Tamil Nadu border post over Mullaperiyar


December 6th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Kumily (Kerala), Dec 5 (IANS) Kerala Police Monday night issued orders banning any gathering of more than five people for three days in and around the border checkpost near ... Read more...

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Ban mining in forest areas: Jairam Ramesh


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 3 (IANS) Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh Saturday called for a ban on mining in forest areas."I am against mining in forest areas... tribals living in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Japan to continue supporting forestry projects in India


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Friday said it will continue to support forestry projects in India by making focussed efforts to rejuvenate the forests ... Read more...

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Over 9 hectares of forests lost per minute: UN report


December 1st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS) More than nine hectares of forests were lost per minute between 1990 and 2005, a period when the world's deforestation rate accelerated, a UN survey shows.The ... Read more...

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Goa plans to revive 60 mines in sanctuary


October 29th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 29 (IANS) The Congress-led Goa government has given a controversial lease of life to more than 60 non-operational mines in the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, leaving environmentalists angry.The ... Read more...

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Andhra ready to help Bengal in tackling Maoists


October 20th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Having successfully tackled Maoists in the state, Andhra Pradesh is now ready to extend strategic and technical support to West Bengal and other states to battle ... Read more...

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North hills of Kerala on alert amid fear of Maoist entry


October 13th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) The forest districts of north Kerala have come under special police vigil upon fears of infiltration by Maoist guerillas, Chief Minister Ooommen Chandy told the state ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s green cover halved in 30 years


October 9th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 9 (IANS) Increasing cattle, movement of security forces, construction of new highways and roads and illegal felling -- all these factors have led to a 50 percent degradation ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s anti-Maoist push drives tuskers wild


September 16th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 16 (IANS) Anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand have caused a herd of elephants to migrate from Saranda jungle, bordering the districts of West Singhbhum and Simdega, and damage standing ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb attacks Mamata for unreal job promises


September 15th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's promise of creating 10 lakh jobs in five years, her predecessor and communist leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday criticised ... Read more...

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CBI grills Janardhana Reddy for more than five hours


September 13th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday questioned for more than five hours former Karnataka minister and mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy and his brother-in-law Srinavasa ... Read more...

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