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PDP assures action plan for growth of Chenab Valley


September 6th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday assured the formulation of a comprehensive action plan for the socio-economic growth of the people of ... Read more...

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Protect interests of tribals, panel tells Himachal


July 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Friday took a serious view of acquisition of private lands of people settled in tribal areas for upcoming projects and ... 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 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 moves ahead with conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity


February 10th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said that India is well placed to lead the way in incorporating the value of nature into national, regional and local policy ... Read more...

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Jairam moots changes in forest act


January 5th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said the government will amend the Indian Forests Act to give more rights to local communities on forest resources. "The ... Read more...

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Research shows similarities between marine and terrestrial ecosystems


November 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers, who examined the interactions between wolves and elk in the United States, as well as sharks and dugongs in Australia, have concluded in a recent study that ... Read more...

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Focus more on schools than on higher education: Digvijay Singh tells Sibal


September 12th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Sept.12 (ANI): Congress party general secretary Digvijay Singh has asked Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal to focus on school rather than higher education.Reacting to Sibal's proposal to ... Read more...

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Amazon losing 1,500 sq km each year


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Around 1,500 sq km (579 sq miles) of the Amazon forest is lost each year due to deforestation and environmental degradation in Peru. Peru has 68 million hectares (262,550 ... Read more...

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Tribal policy will be placed before cabinet soon


June 1st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The much-delayed national tribal policy, which aims to give tribals greater control over forest resources, will be placed before the cabinet for approval soon, Tribal Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in Assam following ULFA threat


April 30th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 30 (ANI): Police have beefed up preventive security measures in Guwahati following an intelligence alert over a possible strike by the rebel United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)."There are intelligence ... Read more...

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Part of Alaska was inundated by ancient megafloods


April 29th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): One of the largest fresh-water floods in Earth's history occurred about 17,000 years ago and inundated a large area of Alaska that is now occupied in part by ... Read more...

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Increased conflict in tropical forests projected despite Copenhagen Accord


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A new report has warned that the failure to set legal standards and safeguards for a mechanism to transfer funds to forest-rich nations may trigger a sharp rise ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Andhra engineer released in Assam


November 17th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kokrajhar (Assam) Nov 17 (ANI): Krishna Rao, the engineer from Andhra Pradesh, who was abducted on October 16, was released in Karigaon in Kokrajhar District of Assam this morning.Rao was released at ... Read more...

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Abducted engineers kin protest in Manipur


November 14th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal (Manipur), Nov.14 (ANI): Kin and employees of provincial electricity department staged a protest here on Friday demanding the release of the engineers, who were abducted by suspected rebels.Some unidentified gunmen abducted ... Read more...

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CPI asks PM to spike Vedanta, Posco projects in Orissa


November 11th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The communist Party of India (CPI) has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to "immediately intervene" to cancel the "in-principle clearance" given to two projects in the ... Read more...

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ULFA calls for shutdown over leaders detention


November 9th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov 9 (ANI): The rebel United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has called for a 12-hour shutdown across Assam to protest the detention of two of their top leaders.Shops, businesses and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh hands over two top ULFA rebels to India


November 8th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahatai, Nov. 8 (ANI): In an unprecedented move, Bangladesh has deported two top ULFA rebels to through the Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura.Border Security Force officials said Sashadhar Choudhury, ULFA's Foreign Secretary ... Read more...

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Ancient Mayans practiced forest conservation 3,000 years ago


July 25th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists from the University of Cincinnati (UC) have determined that the ancient Mayans practiced forest conservation about 3,000 years ago.Paleoethnobotanist David Lentz from the ... Read more...

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Pakistan eyes new tree planting record


July 11th, 2009 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's environment ministry will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record by planting maximum number of trees in a single day, a media report said. India holds the ... Read more...

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Apex court provides funds for afforestation, wildlife conservation


July 10th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Seven years after it ordered creation of a fund to improve the country's forest cover, the Supreme Court Friday ensured that Rs.10 billion is released from the ... Read more...

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Peru to repeal Amazon development plans after clashes


June 16th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 16 (EFE) Peru's Prime Minister Yehude Simon has said the government will ask parliament to revoke the controversial decrees on foreign investment in the Amazon region that had spurred more ... Read more...

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Forest products’ fair in Tripura to promote natural resources


February 18th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) A national "van mela" is being organised in the northeastern state of Tripura to promote sustainable use of forest resources and diversified utility of non-timber forest products. "The 'van ... Read more...

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Climate change and acid rain could be good for forests


October 21st, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): In a long-term study, scientists have suggested that contrary to popular belief, moderate increases in temperature and increased nitrogen from acid rain actually improves forest productivity, providing ... Read more...

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5 militants killed in an encounter in Manipur


September 9th, 2008 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
Bishenpur (Manipur), Sept 9 (ANI): Security personnel shot dead five separatist guerrillas hiding out on an island in the middle of a lake in Bishenpur area of Manipur during an encounter, ... Read more...

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39 ULFA rebels surrender in Assam


August 30th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Rangia (Assam), Aug 30 (ANI): As many as 39 militants of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) have surrendered to the army in Assam''s Kamrup District. ULFA rebels laid ... Read more...

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26 ULFA militants surrender in Assam


June 25th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Baksa (Assam), June 25 (ANI): As many as twenty six militants of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) have surrendered before the Red Horn Division of the Indian Army in ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh tribals demand forest rights


March 17th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Sonebhadra (UP), Mar 17 (ANI): Around 10,000 tribals in Uttar Pradesh's Sonebhadra District have demanded land and forest rights to sustain themselves. " We have no land to till and are ... Read more...

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International workshop on forest carbon stock to begin today


March 7th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): A two-day international workshop on developing methodology for assessment of enhancement of forest carbon stock due to conservation sustainable management of forests and increase in forest cover ... Read more...

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Delhi has become greener, says report


February 22nd, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The number of buildings and flyovers in the capital may have gone up but so has the city's green cover, which has increased by 15 sq km ... Read more...

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Security tightened at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati after rebel threat


December 26th, 2007 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, Dec 26 (ANI): Security has been strengthened at the famous Shakti Shrine Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati after a rebel threat. The alert comes over a week after a suspected Pakistani secret ... Read more...

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Intellectuals welcome the surrender of ULFA militants


November 24th, 2007 - 4:18 pm ICT by admin
By Peter Alex Todd Guwahati, Nov 24 (ANI): Assamese have welcomed the return of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) cadres to the mainstream of society. Cross sections of the society feel ... Read more...

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Eight ULFA rebels surrender in Assam


November 20th, 2007 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Tamulpur (Assam), Nov 20 (ANI): Eight rebels of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) have surrendered to the troops at Tamulpur in Assams Baksa District. "ULFA actually survives on the support ... Read more...

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