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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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Natarajan suspends green clearances to all 93 Goa mines


September 12th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan Wednesday announced suspension of the environment clearances (EC) granted to all the mining operations in Goa with immediate ... Read more...

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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

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Centre seeks SC nod to review eco-tourism norms (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday sought the Supreme Court's nod to review the guidelines on eco-tourism in and around protected areas following requests from stakeholders.The requests for ... Read more...

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Maoist rebel surrenders in Chhattisgarh


August 21st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) A woman Maoist guerrilla has surrendered to the police in Chhattisgarh and accused the rebel leadership of using tribals for its own aims, said police Tuesday."Ramdai ... Read more...

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Biju comes home from the forests of Philippines


August 19th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 19 (IANS) It was a homecoming for 36-year-old K.V. Biju, who was held hostage in the forests of southern Philippines for over a year by the Abu Sayyaf ... 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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Oceans absorbing half of greenhouse emission


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities, but US researchers fear this may not ... Read more...

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Eight held with snake venom in Goa


July 31st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Eight people have been arrested in Goa for illegally possessing snake venom worth Rs.1.5 crore, police said Tuesday.Police said the eight, who were arrested on a ... Read more...

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Hunt for tent rapist in Russia


July 27th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS) Police are searching for a man accused of raping women in forests throughout western Russia and recording the acts on video, reported RIA Novosti.The man has ... Read more...

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Government to set up board for project clearance


July 19th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government will soon set up a board to review and give one-time clearance for projects, including security clearance, the Prime Minister's Office said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Palande, three others charge-sheeted in Tikku murder case


July 6th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) The Mumbai police Crime Branch Friday filed a charge-sheet against Vijay Palande and three others in the murder of Delhi-based businessman Arun Kumar Tikku, a senior ... Read more...

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Punjab to check potable water quality


July 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Amid allegations of potable water contamination, the Punjab government has decided to get a survey conducted to check the quality of water being supplied to residents, ... Read more...

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Guerrilla killed, soldier wounded in Kashmir gunfight (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) One separatist guerrilla was killed and an army soldier wounded in a gunfight in north Kashmir's Kupwara district Saturday, an official said.A defence spokesman told IANS: ... 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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Maharashtra cop battles four dacoits, kills two


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad, June 23 (IANS) A lone police constable battled four dacoits and managed to kill two of them despite being severely injured in Maharashtra's Hingoli district, officials said Saturday.The incident ... Read more...

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Moscow to patrol forests with UAVs


June 23rd, 2012 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow's Forest and Environment Protection Department will use unmanned air vehicles (UAV) systems to patrol the forested areas in the city boundaries, according to a ... Read more...

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Wild animals killed 17 in Mozambique


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Maputo, June 22 (IANS) Wild animals such as crocodiles, elephants and lions have killed at least 17 people in a Mozambican province this year, according to Radio Mozambique.Over 40 people ... Read more...

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French agnecy to give Rs.372 crore aid to Assam


June 8th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) The Assam government Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French development agency, Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), for a Rs.372 crore worth aid to ... Read more...

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Zardari wants a greener Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for concerted efforts to turn the country green by planting the maximum number of saplings.He also wants active engagement ... Read more...

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SC chides government over Bhopal’s toxic waste


May 28th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday chided the central government for not doing anything for disposing off toxic waste for 28 years since the 1984 Bhopal gas ... Read more...

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India returns Bangladeshi jumbo


May 20th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) An elephant that entered Tripura last month from neighbouring Bangladesh and triggered panic among the people in various parts of the state has been handed over ... Read more...

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Boxing coach held with 3 leopard skins


May 5th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A 22-year-old boxing coach from Himachal Pradesh who along with his associates allegedly killed more than 10 leopards for their skin in the last five ... Read more...

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Sudripto Roy Himachal’s new chief secretary


May 1st, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) Sudripto Roy, a 1978-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, will be the new chief secretary of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Harinder Hira, who retired Monday.Hira was appointed ... Read more...

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Four fall sick after consuming wild mushrooms in Assam


April 27th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) At least four people fell ill after consuming wild mushrooms at Borhat under Sonari police station in Upper Assam's Sibsagar district Friday.The four ill persons belong ... Read more...

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Tiger on prowl near Lucknow finally trapped


April 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) A tiger, which was on the prowl for nearly three months on the outskirts of the state capital, was finally caught Wednesday, said a forest department ... Read more...

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Endangered Chinese alligators’ population rising


April 19th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Following efforts to support their survival, the critically endangered Chinese alligators living in the wild have witnessed a rise in population over the past few years.Anhui ... Read more...

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NASA to study climate change in Bangladesh


April 13th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) American space research institute NASA will conduct a study on the weather and climate change in Bangladesh."NASA will conduct the research under its South and Southeast ... Read more...

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Assam’s elephant population increasing


March 31st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) Assam has recorded a remarkable growth in its elephant population, according to the recently concluded elephant census in the state.The elephant census this year recorded a ... Read more...

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Hira new Himachal chief secretary


March 31st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) Harinder Hira, a 1976-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, will be the new chief secretary of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Rajwant Sandhu, who retired Saturday. She is ... Read more...

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Leopard strays into Nashik colony, attacks three


March 26th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), March 26 (IANS) Panic gripped the city as a leopard strayed into a thickly populated residential area from the adjacent jungles Monday and attacked three people, including a ... Read more...

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Illegal logging generates $15 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Illegal logging generates $10-15 billion around the world, the World Bank has said.Most illegal logging operations are run by organised crime, and much of the profit ... Read more...

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Save Kosi river corridor, save tigers: WWF


March 18th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Highlighting the importance of the Kosi river corridor in the Corbett tiger reserve in Uttarakhand, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Sunday that the crucial ... Read more...

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Abducted Assam officials released


March 6th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) Suspected Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants have released the two forest officials they abducted in central Assam's Karbi Anglong distict Tuesday morning.Chief Conservator of Forests ... Read more...

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NGO rubbishes minister’s claim on increasing tiger numbers


March 4th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) Days after Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain claimed that the number of tigers are increasing in various reserve forests in the state, a prominent wildlife organization ... Read more...

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