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GoM accepts Chawla panel report on natural resources


October 15th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A group of ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has accepted most of the recommendations of a committee set up to suggest ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena demands Rane’s sack for Adarsh scam


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Tuesday demanded the dismissal of Maharashtra Industry Minister Narayan Rane after his name cropped up in the ongoing probe hearing in the ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh launches village-level Green India Mission


March 26th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26(ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, on Saturday launched the Green India Mission, which targets five million hectares of new forest cover and ... Read more...

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India planning to have vulture safe zones


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Concerned over the dwindling population of vultures in the country, India is planning to have 'vulture safe zones' where the use of the drug diclofenac, ... Read more...

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Concern for sparrows on spiritual leader’s 100th birthday


January 24th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The forthcoming 100th birthday of spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra sect Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in March will be celebrated by paying special attention to the humble sparrow, ... Read more...

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Environment meets religion in Patna’s park


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KumarPatna, Jan.3 (ANI): The Environment and Forest Departments has created the Rajdhani Vatika Smriti park in Patna, where trees with religious significance have been planted.Avdesh Kumar, the Forest officer of ... Read more...

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Congress files graft complaint against Yeddyurappa, ministers


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 3 (IANS) The Congress Friday complained to Karnataka Lok Ayukta (ombudsman) N.Santosh Hedge that Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, his son, the state Bharatiaya Janata Party (BJP) chief and three ministers ... Read more...

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Environment ministry slammed for failing to implement green schemes (Lead)


November 26th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Friday slammed the environment ministry for failing to meet its main objectives of afforestation, conservation of biodiversity, pollution control and spreading ... Read more...

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New mining policy would curtail illegal mining: Steel Secy


September 21st, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The newly proposed mining policy would help curtail illegal mining and empower people settled in and around mining areas, Steel Secretary P.K. Misra said here Tuesday. "The ... Read more...

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No ousting tribals from national parks, states told


August 26th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Objecting to displacement of the Scheduled Tribes populations from the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the tribal affairs ministry has directed as many as nine states to ... Read more...

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Karnataka sets up special panel to check illegal mining


August 18th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government Wednesday constituted a 14-member special committee to check illegal mining and export of iron ore and other minerals from the state. "The committee, headed by ... Read more...

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Sniffer dogs to curb wildlife crime


July 30th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Dogs, specially trained to sniff out illegal wildlife products like tiger skins and bones, joined the forest departments of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand Friday. The dogs ... Read more...

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Poplar trees cloned in Uttarakhand for more production


May 31st, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lalkuan (Uttarakhand), May 31 (ANI): The Forest Research Centre at Lalkuan in Uttarakhand's Nainital District has successfully cloned species of poplar trees, thereby lending a fillip to poplar-based agro forestry.To promote ... Read more...

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Nature lovers participate in ‘Save Tiger Campaign’


February 13th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Feb 13 (ANI): Nature lovers from different professional backgrounds have come forward to actively participate in 'Save Tiger Campaign' in Jaipur.These people do not run an organization and are not doing ... Read more...

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Workshop on use of textiles in agriculture to begin today


September 18th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 18 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will jointly organise a workshop on use of textiles in agriculture here ... Read more...

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Workshop in Delhi on use of textiles in agriculture


September 17th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will jointly organise a workshop on use of textiles in agriculture here ... Read more...

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India’s environmental situation alarming: PM


August 18th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The "multiple environmental crises that confront our country have created an alarming situation", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Tuesday, while asking state governments to curtail ... Read more...

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PM to address National Conference of Ministers of Environment and Forests today


August 18th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): For a comprehensive stock taking of the implementation of policies and programmes concerning protection of environment, forests and wildlife, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests ... Read more...

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PM to address National Conference of Ministers of Environment and Forests


August 17th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): For a comprehensive stock taking of the implementation of policies and programmes concerning protection of environment, forests and wildlife, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests ... Read more...

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Eight arrested for illegal mining in Orissa


August 12th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) Orissa's vigilance department Wednesday arrested at least eight people, including mining officials and a mine owner, for their involvement in illegal mining in the state, an official ... Read more...

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Officials, mine owners booked for illegal Orissa mining


August 11th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) Orissa's vigilance department Tuesday filed cases against nine people, including state officials and two mine owners, for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in Keonjhar district. "We have ... Read more...

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Vigilance sleuths find proof of illegal mining in Orissa


August 8th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) A probe by the vigilance department into an alleged multi-crore mining scam in Orissa's Keonjhar district has found evidence of illegal mining in the area, with the ... Read more...

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Escaped white tigress brought back to Aurangabad Zoo


July 24th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad, July 24 (ANI): The white tigress, which had escaped from its cage during the early Friday morning, has been recaptured after a three-hour long operation.The 18-acre zoo in the Siddharth Garden ... Read more...

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Fire in Andhra Pradesh secretariat, employees rescued


May 7th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) A massive fire broke out Thursday in one of the office blocks at Andhra Pradesh state secretariat, the seat of governance, here. No loss of life was reported ... Read more...

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Kerala opposition stage walkout over Munnar land row


December 17th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in Kerala Wednesday walked out of the assembly after terming as false the Left government's claims of having recovered 1,662 acres of land in the ... Read more...

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Centuries old teak trees on the verge of decay in Chhattisgarh


October 3rd, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Shiv Shankar Sarthi Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Oct.3 (ANI): A cluster of four gigantic Sagwan (teak) trees, believed to be over two centuries old may soon decay despite being located in Ecotone region ... Read more...

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15 percent of captive elephants in South India have TB


September 10th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) The first exhaustive study of captive elephants in southern India has found that 15.25 percent of them suffer from tuberculosis.Principal investigator of the two-year-long study Jacob Cheeran told ... Read more...

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Kerala forest officials face CPI-M wrath over land dispute


June 19th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mananthavadi (Kerala), June 19 (IANS) A Kerala farmer's three-decade old legal battle with the forest department for the ownership of land has taken a violent turn with activists of the Communist Party ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa keeps finance, gives home to trusted man


June 8th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has allotted portfolios to his ministers nine days after assuming office and kept with him 10 departments, including finance and the intelligence wing ... Read more...

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Forests are now a resource for conservation, says Minister S. Regupathy


May 13th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): S. Regupathy, Minister of State for Environment and Forests, today said that forests, which were previously viewed as a resource for consumption, are now considered a ... Read more...

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Five trained jumbos shifted to Dudhwa National Park to monitor rhino and tiger


March 23rd, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by admin
Jaldapara, Mar 23 (ANI): Five trained jumbo elephants have been shifted from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Bengal to the Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh by forest department to monitor the ... Read more...

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Conference of forest secretaries, conservators and wildlife wardens to begin today


February 12th, 2008 - 9:44 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Forest Secretaries and officials of Forest Departments from all over the country will meet here today to discuss issues relating forest areas, management of protected areas, man-animal ... Read more...

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Conference of forest secretaries, conservators and wildlife wardens to be held tomorrow


February 11th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Forest Secretaries and officials of Forest Departments from all over the country will meet here tomorrow to discuss issues relating forest areas, management of protected areas, man-animal ... Read more...

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