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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 (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:17 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."The ministry has suspended clearance of all ... 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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‘Builders destroying Himachal’s ecology’


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Forests are vanishing, rock blasts are traumatising wild animals and debris is filling up riverbeds with builders having a field day in Himachal Pradesh, says a ... Read more...

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Trees cut for Holi, green activists despair


March 7th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 7 (IANS) Hundreds of trees have been pruned or cut down across Bihar in the last four-five days for Holi bonfires, green activists said Wednesday.The Holika bonfire, symbolising ... Read more...

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BJP to meet president over Goa illegal mining scam


October 31st, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday its leaders would meet President Pratibha Patil to demand a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into Goa's illegal ... 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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NGO seeks ban on mining in Karnataka, Andhra forests


March 30th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) Samaj Parivartana Samudaya, an NGO, Tuesday sought a ban on mining in the forest areas bordering Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh till the Survey of India ... Read more...

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Panel on illegal mining seeks quick replies from Karnataka


March 28th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 28 (IANS) A Supreme Court-appointed central empowered committee (CEC) Monday asked the Karnataka government to expedite its response to the questions that had been raised on illegal mining ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh asked to ease enforcement of forest laws


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 22 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) Tuesday asked the minerals-rich Chhattisgarh to ease its strict enforcement of forest laws "to enable socially ... Read more...

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Green lobby concerned at lopping of forest trees


March 19th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 19 (IANS) Environmentalists in Bihar expressed concern over the mindless cutting and pruning of trees from the forests for making bonfires for Holi (burning of Holika) festival.The burning ... Read more...

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BJP demands CBI probe in Posco approval


January 31st, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the clearance granted to the Posco project in Orissa by ... Read more...

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Patnaik welcomes clearance for Posco project


January 31st, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) Welcoming the clearance to the Posco project in the state, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said his government will study the conditions laid down by the central ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Posco project soon: Orissa


January 31st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) The Orissa government Monday welcomed the environment ministry's conditional nod for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in the state and said it would soon begin ... 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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Final decision on Posco by January end, says Jairam Ramesh


December 29th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said that a final decision on South Korean steel major Posco's violations of the green laws for its $12 billion project ... Read more...

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Environmental panel seeks more information on POSCO


November 30th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) An environment ministry panel looking into coastal regulation zone (CRZ) violation by the South Korean steel major POSCO for its $12 billion project in Orissa Tuesday sought ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh calls for harmony between corporate houses, displaced locals


October 29th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday called for a harmonious relationship between corporate houses and displaced locals in setting up of mega projects like the POSCO ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi tells tribals they have saved their land


August 26th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kalahandi (Orissa), Aug 26 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Central Government's rejection of environment clearance to a bauxite mining project in the Niyamgiri Hills is a victory ... Read more...

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Tribals happy after government rejects Vedanta Group’s plans for mining in Orissa


August 25th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Sharda LehangirKalahandi (Orissa), Aug 25 (ANI): Locals of Orissa's Kalahandi district expressed their happiness on Wednesday after the Union Environment Ministry rejected plans of India-focused miner Vedanta Resources Plc to go ... Read more...

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Maoists stepped into vacuum between tribals, government: Home Secretary (Interview)


April 13th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) "Overenthusiastic" officials tried to shift tribal people out of their homes in the forests and drove them into the extended arms of Maoists who ... Read more...

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Tiger reserves in country going Panna way, rues Ramesh


April 2nd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 2 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh Friday said most of the tiger reserves in the country are in a bad shape and are going ... Read more...

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Tribals in Madhya Pradesh seek their traditional rights


March 19th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Mar 19(ANI): Hundreds of tribals in Madhya Pradesh converged at Bhopal on Friday to stage a mass rally against the state Government for not honouring various pro-tribal policies mooted and ... Read more...

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Judge environment ministry by rejection rate: Minister


February 17th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) The performance of the environment ministry and the bodies coming under it should be judged by the number of applications it rejects and not by the permissions ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh attracts investments worth Rs.4,000 bn (Lead)


February 4th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, which came into existence in 2000, has received Rs.4 lakh crore (Rs.4,000 billion) investment from core industries alone, the state's Chief Secretary P. Joy Oommen said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to withdraw minor cases under forest laws


August 13th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Jharkhand government plans to withdraw minor cases filed under forest protection laws, on the lines of Orissa government, an official said Thursday. A forest department official told ... Read more...

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Tribal groups stage protest in Bhopal over land registration issue


August 3rd, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Aug.3 (ANI): Hundreds of tribals converged in Bhopal on Monday to stage a protest rally to highlight administrative authorities' apathy in registration of their land.Hundreds of tribals belonging to various organisations ... Read more...

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Trees cut all over Bihar for bonfires on Holi eve


March 21st, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
Patna, March 21 (IANS) Green trees are being chopped and pruned in Bihar to collect firewood for bonfires on Holi eve. Bonfires will be lit to burn the demon Holika Friday night ... Read more...

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