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SC gives more time to centre on Palk Strait channel


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the government six more weeks to spell out its stand on building the Sethusamudram ship channel in the Palk Strait ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to jointly develop fisheries


January 15th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, Jan 15 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Colombo, India and Sri Lanka have agreed to repatriate genuine fishermen held in each other's territory ... Read more...

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Volcanic, tsunami fears about Kudankulam unfounded, say experts


December 16th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Ruling out any possibility of volcanic eruptions in the vicinity of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) site in Tamil Nadu as well as dangers of ... Read more...

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Sterlite to appeal against Madras High Court order


September 29th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) Sterlite Industries will appeal against the Madras High Court order closing down its copper smelter plant in Tuticorin."We have been informed by the counsels for the company about ... Read more...

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Court orders closure of Sterlite’s copper smelter plant (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) In another setback for the Vedanta group, the Madras High Court Tuesday ordered the immediate closure of the Tuticorin-based copper smelter plant of its Sterlite Industries India ... Read more...

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Court orders closure of Sterlite’s copper smelter plant


September 28th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) The Madras High Court Tuesday ordered immediate closure of the Tuticorin-based copper smelter plant of Sterlite Industries India Ltd - a part of the Vedanta Resources group - ... Read more...

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Authorities to protect coral reef in Tamil Nadu’s Gulf of Mannar


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu), July 23 (ANI): Authorities at the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park (GMMNP) in the Indian Ocean, situated on the Tamil Nadu Coast, will set up sea buoys to ... Read more...

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India focusing on sustainable use of bio-resources


February 17th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) India is focussing on sustainable use of its bio-resources and the government will establish the National Bureau for Forest Genetics in Dehradun to protect the country's forest genetic ... Read more...

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Government plans environmental study of Sethusamudram channel


January 14th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will carry out an environment impact assessment of the Sethusamudram channel, which aims to dredge a navigable link through the Palk ... Read more...

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Coral reefs may be affected due to sea warming


December 24th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Coral reefs, the most diverse marine habitat that support half-a-million species, may start losing dominance from Indian seas starting 2030 following increase in sea temperature, says a ... Read more...

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Cyclone Ward to cross Tamil Nadu coast Tuesday (Lead)


December 13th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Cyclone Ward is likely to cross Tamil Nadu coast between Kanyakumari and Nagapattinam Tuesday morning, the Indian Meteorological Department said. The cyclone, currently centred around 400 km from ... Read more...

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Cyclone Ward to cross Tamil Nadu coast Sunday night


December 13th, 2009 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Cyclone Ward is likely to cross Tamil Nadu coast between Kanyakumari and Nagapattinam around night Sunday, the Indian Meteorological Department said. The cyclone, currently centred around 400 km from ... Read more...

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Sethusamudram canal work will be stopped, says Rajnath Singh


April 20th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad/ New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh vowed to stop a controversial Sethusamudram shipping canal project, if voted to power.Religious groups say the project will ... Read more...

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World campaign to save Gulf of Mannar gathers momentum


November 21st, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.21 (ANI): Ecologists, academics, scientists and religious leaders from around the world will gather in London next week. Their aim will be to prevent the destruction of the Gulf of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka expects Cairn India to extract oil by 2010 (Lead)


July 7th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, July 7 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Monday entered into a petroleum resources agreement with Cairn India Ltd to explore oil and natural gas deposits in the northwestern Mannar ... Read more...

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Cairn India signs oil exploration pact with Sri Lanka


July 7th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Cairn India Ltd Monday entered into an agreement with the Sri Lankan government to explore the oil and gas deposits in the north-western Mannar gulf of the island, ... Read more...

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Seven die as LTTE attacks Sri Lanka Navy


June 11th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, June 11 (IANS) At least seven combatants were killed Wednesday as the Tamil Tigers launched a pre-dawn sea-borne attack on a Sri Lankan naval detachment in the north-western island ... Read more...

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Indian corals under attack by alien weed


June 10th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, June 10 (IANS) Coral reefs along the Gulf of Mannar on the southeastern tip of India are under attack by an alien algae, according to a report by Indian ... Read more...

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Baalu’s business interest in Sethu project: Swamy


April 28th, 2008 - 9:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Former Union Minister Subramanian Swamy Monday alleged in the Supreme Court that Union Transport Minister T.R. Baalu is trying for expeditious implementation of the Sethu Samundram Shipping ... Read more...

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VHP launches nationwide rallies to protect Ram Sethu


March 4th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tuesday launched rallies all over the country demanding 'monument of national importance' status to Ram Sethu, popularly known as the Adam's Bridge, ... Read more...

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Experts ask government to come clean on Sethusamudram


February 16th, 2008 - 11:23 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Scientists and experts at a meet organised here Saturday urged the central government to table a white paper in parliament on the "economic viability, environmental and ecological sustainability, ... Read more...

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Hindus, Muslims join hands against Sethusamudram Project


December 13th, 2007 - 6:58 pm ICT by admin
Varanasi, Dec 13 (ANI): People belonging to the Hindu and the Muslim communities offered prayers here for protection of the Ram Setu. They said that the mythological bridge was under threat by the ... Read more...

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