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Two Goa mines to shut down operations


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Two open-cast iron ore mines operating within a short distance of a wildlife sanctuary in Goa have been asked to shut down operations by the union ... Read more...

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BJD intensifies protest against Polavaram project


August 27th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Monday intensified its protest against the construction of the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.Thousands of BJD workers and ... Read more...

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No plans to construct motorable road to Amarnath shrine: Kashmir


August 19th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has no plans to construct a motorable road to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, a minister said Sunday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Himachal court frames charges against Congress leader


August 14th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) A court in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday framed charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery against Congress leader and former minister Asha Kumari, accused of grabbing government ... Read more...

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Cuba plans to increase forest area


August 8th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 8 (IANS) Cuba is developing a National Forest Programme to increase the nation's freen cover, the Granma official daily reported.The director of Cuban ministry of agriculture's forestry department, ... Read more...

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Forest clearance panel reconstituted


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday reconstituted a panel for providing forest clearance to infrastructure projects, a ministry official said.The seven-member Forest Appraisal Committee (FAC) includes three ... Read more...

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Odisha objects to Andhra’s move on Polavaram project


July 24th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday objected to Andhra Pradesh floating tenders for the construction of multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in that state, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik raising ... Read more...

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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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Drinking water for Delhi: Himachal project clears legal hurdle


July 11th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) giving its clearance for awarding compensations, Himachal Pradesh will speed up the construction of a multi-billion-rupee dam project that ... Read more...

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Environment vs Development: Cost-benefit audit to get stricter


June 25th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With development projects taking a toll on the country's green cover, the environment ministry is tightening the audit process that would evaluate environmental losses against ... Read more...

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Team Anna accuses Krishna of mining graft in Karnataka


May 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 29 (IANS) Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan Tuesday alleged that External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna while serving as Karnataka chief minister indulged in corruption causing ... Read more...

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Green tribunal scraps Posco’s $12bn Odisha project (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday suspended environment clearance to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Odisha, the biggest foreign direct ... Read more...

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Goa mourns its very own Jairam Ramesh-like green minister


March 21st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Merely two days after announcing concrete measures to save Goa's forests and curb indiscriminate mining here, the state's very own 'Jairam Ramesh-in-the-making' Forests and Environment ... Read more...

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Government to root out Goa mining mafia: Governor (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented assault on the mining sector, Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday said the government would crack down on the illegal mining mafia in the ... Read more...

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Government will root out Goa’s mining mafia: Governor


March 20th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday said his government would crack down on the illegal mining mafia in the state.In his address to the newly-elected assembly on ... Read more...

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NTPC Himachal hydro plant to be commissioned next year


February 27th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 27 (IANS) State-owned National Thermal Power Corp's mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh is likely to be commissioned next year. The plant would generate 3,054 million units annually ... Read more...

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Himachal best state to integrate natural resources


February 25th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged the best state for positive shift in livelihood of rural folks through natural resource management, an official said here Saturday."The state ... Read more...

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Rajasthan forms new forest reserve


February 8th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 8 (IANS) With an aim to promote eco-tourism and protect wild life, the Rajasthan government Wednesday cleared a proposal to declare 13,100 hectares of reserved forest land in ... Read more...

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Supreme Court relief for Krishna (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) In a breather for External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, the Supreme Court Friday stayed the probe by the Karnataka Lokayukta police into the de-reservation of ... Read more...

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Supreme Court relief for Krishna


January 27th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) In a breather for External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, the Supreme Court Friday stayed the probe by the Karnataka Lokayukta police into the de-reservation of ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Krishna’s plea Friday


January 26th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Friday hear a petition by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna challenging the registration of an FIR by the Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) ... Read more...

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Krishna moves apex court against Lokayukta proceedings


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of a private complaint and the probe ordered by the Karnataka Lokayukta for ... 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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Schemes changing situation of minorities: PM


December 29th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the central government has launched several schemes based on recommendations of the Sachar Committee and these were bringing ... Read more...

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Charges against Congress leader can’t be quashed: Supreme Court


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) In an embarrassing development for the Congress, the Supreme Court has said cheating and criminal conspiracy charges against party secretary Asha Kumari related to a land ... Read more...

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Coal mining destroying tiger habitat, says report


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Mines are coming up in critical tiger habitat, resulting in fragmentation of large blocks of contiguous forests needed for tigers to roam in, said a ... Read more...

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Ashok Gehlot emerges triumphant - for now (Rajasthan Newsletter)


November 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) By bringing his government out of turmoil, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has proved his political acumen of 40 years.The Bharatpur violence and the disappearance ... Read more...

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Mizoram farming plan can be a model: official


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Nov 2 (IANS) The Planning Commission Wednesday lauded the Mizoram government's flagship programme - New Land Use Policy (NLUP) which aims to support 120,000 farming families over five years."NLUP ... 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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A ‘watershed’ project for uplift of villagers (Feature)


October 9th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 9 (IANS) An integrated approach in a Rs.365-crore project funded by the World Bank appears to have worked wonders in some 600 villages in the hills of Himachal ... Read more...

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Book Rajasthan minister in illegal mine lease case: Court


September 30th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 30 (IANS) A court in Rajasthan Friday directed police to register a case against Minister of State Bharosi Lal Jatav and 11 others in a case of illegal ... Read more...

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Green rules diluted to approve projects: NGO


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) An unprecedented number of infrastructure projects were cleared by the environment and forests ministry in the last five years and regulations were diluted for giving ... Read more...

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Haryana announces security policy for whistle-blowers, RTI activists


September 8th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) On the backfoot in the last four years over harassment to a whistle-blower from the Indian Forest Service (IFS), Sanjay Chaturvedi, the Haryana government Thursday announced ... Read more...

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Policy soon on pricing 84 natural resources


September 4th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The finance ministry will soon place before the union cabinet a note for approval on pricing of natural resources such as spectrum, petroleum, coal, ... Read more...

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Renuka dam construction yet to begin: Dhumal


August 26th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) The construction of the multi-billion rupee Renuka dam hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh which will provide drinking water to Delhi is yet to begin, Chief ... Read more...

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