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Forest fire in western Mexico burns over 8,000 acres


April 24th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by BNO News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Fast-moving wildfires in Mexico's western state of Jalisco have burned over 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) in less than three days, officials said on early Tuesday. There have ... Read more...

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What next for Bellary: Mother of all mining violations (Lead Comment, correcting name in para 15)


April 17th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
It is indeed significant that the Supreme Court's Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has called the ravaging of Bellary in Karnataka the worst-ever mining violation which it had been told to probe ... Read more...

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Who speaks for the Adivasi’s right to the forests?


April 17th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Aloka KujurRanchi, Apr 17 (ANI): Much is at stake for the Adivasis in Jharkhand. Inhabitants of a region heavily forested for hundreds of years and rich in mineral and ore deposits, ... Read more...

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What next for Bellary: Mother of all mining violations (Comment)


April 17th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
It is indeed significant that the Supreme Court's Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has called the ravaging of Bellary in Karnataka the worst-ever mining violation which it had been told to probe ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Sterlite Industries accused of unlawful deforestation in Chhattisgarh


December 18th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): A subsidiary of the Vedanta mining group in India has been accused of clearing forest land allegedly in violation of Supreme Court orders.According to the BBC, Sterlite ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Global warming likely to bring more floods, droughts in Pak’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 1(ANI): The recent floods in Pakistan were due to global warming and a change in extreme weather conditions, which may cause more floods and droughts in the country in future, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Illegal mining issue: Congress treads into Reddy’s Bellary turf


August 9th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Bellary (Karnataka), Aug 9 (ANI): The Congress Party's 320-kilometer 'Bellary Chalo' padayatra from Bangalore to press the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Karnataka to order a CBI inquiry into the ... Read more...

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Illegal mining scam: Reddy asks Congress leaders to witness Bellary’s developments


August 6th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Aug 6 (ANI): Reacting to the Congress party's 'Bellary Chalo' padayatra from Bangalore to Bellary to press the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Karnataka to order a CBI inquiry ... Read more...

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Regulator soon for mining sector in India, says Moily


August 1st, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Aug 1 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily has said that a regulating body under the Mineral Regulation Bill would soon be in place to check illegal mining ... Read more...

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Illegal mining issue: Janardhan Reddy ready to cooperate with Ombudsman


July 20th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, July 20 (ANI): Karnataka Tourism Minister G. Janardhan Reddy on Tuesday said that he is ready to cooperate with the Lokayukta (Ombudsman) for investigations into the controversial illegal mining issue.Reddy claimed ... Read more...

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Illegal mining issue: Reddy brothers meet Swaraj, Yeddyurappa


July 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Amidst allegations of illegal mining, Karnataka Ministers G Janardhan Reddy and G Karuanakar Reddy met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj and Karnataka Chief ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa slams Opposition on illegal mining issue


July 18th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has slammed Congress Party and Janata Dal (Secular) for attacking his ministers, Janardhana and Karunakara Reddy, without any substantial proof ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa urges Prime Minister to ban iron ore exports


July 17th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, July 17 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday said that he has urged Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to ban the export of iron ore.The issue was raised ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa meets Chidambaram on illegal mining issue


July 17th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday met Home Minister P. Chidambaram on the illegal mining issue.Talking to reporters after meeting, he said the Home ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa says no to CBI probe on illegal mining


July 16th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, July 16 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Fridaysaid there is no question of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the Reddy brothers mining operations.Talking to ... Read more...

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Karnataka Assembly adjourned over Reddy brothers mining operations


July 14th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, July 14 (ANI): The leaders of the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) stalled the proceedings of the Karnataka Assembly for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, as they continued to ... Read more...

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No CBI inquiry in Reddy brothers mining operations: Yeddyurappa


July 13th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, July 13 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday said there is no question of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the Reddy brothers mining operations; ... Read more...

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Puppetry spreads mass awareness in protecting Uttarakhand forests


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Barhani (Uttarakhand), May 22 (ANI): The Principal Conservator of Forests in Uttarakhand has directed his department to organise a series of puppet shows to be staged by range forest officers at various ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers’ lawyer calls on Karnataka Governor


May 10th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore (Karnataka), May 10 (ANI): Lawyer of Reddy brothers on Monday met Karnataka Governor HD Bhardwaj to apprise him about the complaint against Reddy brothers filed by K C Kondaiah, a member ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves order on Reddy brothers’ plea (Lead)


May 4th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved orders on the plea of the Reddy brothers, two of whom are ministers in Karnataka, to permit mining in a forested area ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Apex court reserves order on Reddy brothers’ plea


May 4th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved orders on the plea of Reddy brothers to allow mining in the forest area of Obulapuram on the Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka border. The court ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gujarat tribals demand ownership of forestland


March 7th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 7 (ANI): Tribals living in Gujarat has staged a protest here, demanding ownership of forestland, which they are cultivating.Over 1,000 tribals took part in a rally organised by the ... Read more...

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Mining banned in 157 of 261 Aravali mines


February 19th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a significant order aimed at halting further devastation of the Aravali range due to rampant mining, the Supreme Court Friday banned mining in 157 out of ... Read more...

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Many representations received for bauxite mining project in Orissa: Ramesh


November 27th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, has said that he has received a large number of representations with regard to a bauxite ... Read more...

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More pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi compared to last year


November 16th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Katra (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 16 (ANI): There has been an increase in the flow of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi this year.Around 7, 41, 8000 pilgrims visited the shrine in November, breaking ... Read more...

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Elephant rescued from a ditch in West Bengal


May 31st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri, May 31 (ANI): Forest rangers in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District have rescued an elephant that had fallen into a ditch.The elephant was passing through this route when it slipped and fell ... Read more...

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Swift flowing rivers causing threat to environment in West Bengal


May 29th, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 29 (ANI): Swift flowing rivers that change their course frequently and result in massive soil erosion have become serious threat to environment in West Bengal.Frequent landslides and sediment in the ... Read more...

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Himachal readies for a black harvest of poppy


May 21st, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) Poppy fields in the lofty mountains and inaccessible valleys of the state are in full bloom - and therein lies the danger. They will ... Read more...

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UPA government has fulfilled all its promises: Rahul Gandhi


April 20th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
While addressing an election rally in Lakhimpur (Assam) Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said “UPA government has fulfilled all promises made to the people five years ago. The government had promised ... Read more...

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Computer and Mobile phones are due to Congress: Sonia Gandhi


April 17th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by admin
Congress President Sonia Gandhi while addressing a rally in Dumariyaganj(UP) said that it was the Congress which fought for the Poor, Dalits and Backwards. She said that the UPA government in last ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

South Korea to produce wood pellet fuel in Indonesia


March 8th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 8 (IANS) South Korea has signed an agreement with Indonesia to produce wood pellets that are cheaper and cleaner to burn than fossil fuels, WAM reported. Korea forest service and Indonesian ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh tribals demand forest rights


February 18th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 18 (ANI): Tribals and other forest dwellers in Himachal Pradesh protested against non-implementation of forest rights in Kinnaur recently. The protestors alleged that the government of Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Post-pandemic reforestation in New World helped trigger Little Ice Age


December 19th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new analysis has suggested that post-pandemic reforestation in the New World helped trigger the Little Ice Age from 1500 to 1750.The analysis, by Stanford University researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hundreds protest in New Delhi against POSCO plant in Orissa


November 15th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Hundreds of people marched in New Delhi on Saturday to protest against a plant being built by South Korean steel maker POSCO in Orissa.Activists belonging to ... Read more...

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