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New norms to improve forest rights act


July 13th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The tribal affairs ministry Thursday issued new guidelines to improve implementation of the forest rights act by expanding the list of items considered as forest ... Read more...

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CPI-M to launch stir for reserving jobs for Muslims


February 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura wants to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for Muslims but is concerned about the legal hurdles, a leader of ... Read more...

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Help sought for tribals’ livelihood plans in Tripura


November 16th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 16 (IANS) Tripura has sought Rs.440 crore from the central government to undertake livelihood schemes for thousands of tribals who have got title deeds in the state ... Read more...

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‘Rise of Maoists due to injustice with tribals’


November 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 12 (IANS) Maoist activities are growing in India's tribal areas because the traditional forest dwellers have been denied justice, a tribal leader said Saturday."Had there been justice for ... Read more...

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Government has improved standards of common man: PM


September 10th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government has taken several initiatives to ensure higher growth which has improved the living standards of the ... Read more...

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Tigers in Goa? Forest minister dodges queries


August 8th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) Goa Forests Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues questioned the existence of tigers in the state Monday, nearly two years after a male tiger was poached on the ... Read more...

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Digvijay supports Supreme Court ruling on Salwa Judum


July 15th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The problem of Left extremism in India is no less important than fundamentalism and communalism, Congress general secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister ... Read more...

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Jairam insists on more forest cover for India


June 5th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday emphasised on increasing the country's forest cover through the Green India Mission, while India played global host to the World ... Read more...

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India gears up to mark Environment Day for UN


June 4th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) A host of activities are slated for World Environment Day Sunday, with India hosting it for the United Nations this year with the theme ... Read more...

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What is a forest? India yet to define (World Environment Day is on June 5)


June 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Most people have read the definition of a "forest" at some point or another, but in India its legal definition is still evolving within the ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra Vs Rahul Bose on World Environment Day


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra and Rahul Bose are to compete on the World Environment Day June 5 to motivate people to do their bit ... Read more...

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Activists protest against forest land-grab


May 21st, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Hundreds of forest dwellers and tribals from around a dozen states across the country gathered in the capital Friday to protest against the grabbing of ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Posco resumes, despite protest


May 18th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) Despite opposition from the locals, the Orissa government Wednesday resumed the land acquisition process for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in the state ... Read more...

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New hurdles for Posco’s land acquisition plans (Lead)


May 17th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Orissa's plans to resume land acquisition for the Posco project in the state faced new trouble with project's supporters Monday refusing to cooperate unless their demands ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh: politics of compromise or middle path?


May 12th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Until a few months ago, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh was hogging the headlines by halting some of the biggest projects for violation of green norms. ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Posco to resume despite protest


May 8th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) The Orissa government Saturday said it will resume the land acquisition process for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in the state on May ... Read more...

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Orissa submitted fake documents for Posco nod: Activists


May 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The final clearance given to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa, the largest foreign investment in India, was based on "fake ... Read more...

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South Korea’s Posco gets green nod for $12-bn steel plant (Roundup)


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Six years after receiving a proposal for India's largest foreign investment project, a final green clearance was Monday given for using 1,253 hectares of forest ... Read more...

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Long wait for Posco - a timeline


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) It took almost five years for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa to get an environment clearance. The environment ministry Monday ... Read more...

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Orissa gets final nod for Posco project (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The union environment ministry Monday granted final approval to the Orissa government for diversion of 1,253 hectares of forest land for setting up the ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh questions Orissa’s intention on Posco


May 1st, 2011 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday questioned the Orissa's government intention on the proposed steel project by South Korean steel major Posco, saying it has not ... Read more...

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CPI-M plans agitation against land acquisition act


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and its front organisations Friday announced launch of an agitation to modify the country's Land Acquisition Act, 1894, formulated during ... Read more...

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Tripura mulls reserving jobs for Muslims


April 18th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Following the example of West Bengal, the Left Front government in Tripura wants to reserve government jobs for Muslims but is concerned about the legal hurdles, ... Read more...

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Anti-POSCO protesters burn effigy of officials


April 15th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) Anti-POSCO villagers in Orissa Friday burnt an effigy of district officials and a copy of the letter the state government sent to the central government saying ... Read more...

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Tiger panel office to come up in Nagpur


April 15th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) An office of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) would come up in Nagpur, considered as the "tiger gateway of the country", union Environment and Forests ... Read more...

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Jairam asks Orissa to resubmit POSCO report (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday asked the Orissa government to review its submission that that there are no tribal inhabitants or forest dwellers in the ... Read more...

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Group rejects Orissa’s claim about POSCO site


April 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 14 (IANS) An anti-displacement group Thursday here rejected the claim of the Orissa government that there were no tribal inhabitants or other traditional forest dwellers in the proposed ... Read more...

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No tribal dwellers in Posco project site, says Orissa


April 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) The Orissa government has reiterated that there were no tribal inhabitants or other traditional forest dwellers in the proposed site of the $12 billion Posco project, ... Read more...

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New norms for shifting people from forests withdrawn


March 7th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Facing the wrath of environmentalists, the central government Monday withdrew its new guidelines for declaring lands as critical wildlife habitats and relocating people from ... Read more...

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India approves South Korea’s $12 billion steel plant


January 31st, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- India's Environment Ministry on Monday approved a $12 billion steel plant project from South Korea, the biggest foreign investment in Indian history, the Times of India ... Read more...

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A long wait for Posco (Timeline)


January 31st, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) It took almost five years for the South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa to get an environment clearance. The environment ministry Monday accorded ... Read more...

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Posco’s $12 bn Orissa project gets conditional nod (Second Lead)


January 31st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday gave conditional clearance to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa, the biggest foreign direct investment in the country. ... Read more...

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Conditional nod to Posco project in Orissa (Lead)


January 31st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday gave conditional clearance to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa, the biggest foreign direct investment in the country.Posco is ... Read more...

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Implement PESA more effectively, says Joshi


January 8th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
Udaipur, Jan 8(ANI): Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Dr. C.P. Joshi has urged State Governments and Union Territory Administrations to implement the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA) in ... Read more...

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‘Creating reserves alone won’t help protect tigers’


November 30th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Creating reserves is not the only way to conserve tigers, liquor baron and Rajya Sabha member Vijay Mallya said here Tuesday.Mallya was speaking at an event at ... Read more...

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