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Green tribunal scraps Posco’s $12bn Odisha project (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday suspended environment clearance to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Odisha, the biggest foreign direct ... Read more...

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Europe freeze extends India sojourn of migratory birds


February 16th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanpur (Haryana), Feb 16 (IANS) Migratory birds from Europe and Siberia landed at the Sultanpur National Park in September as usual, but are expected to stay around for longer this ... Read more...

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Thousands of Orissa villagers rally against Posco nod


February 1st, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) Over 3,000 villagers Tuesday held large rallies in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district to protest against the environment ministry conditional nod to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion steel ... 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...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Environment |

Anti-displacement group protests nod to POSCO


January 31st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) An anti-displacement group here said it will launch a nationwide agitation against the conditional approval granted by the environment ministry Monday to South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Posco welcomes conditional nod for Orissa project


January 31st, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) South Korean steel major Posco Monday welcomed the conditional approval of the environment ministry to its $12 billion project in Orissa, and said it was committed to create ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Environment |

POSCO final decision in a week: Jairam Ramesh


January 24th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A final decision on granting green clearances for South Korean steelmaker POSCO's steel mill in Orissa will be made by January-end, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Environment |

Polar bears ‘threatened’, not ‘endangered’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): The Obama administration has confirmed an earlier Bush-era decision that polar bears are merely 'threatened' rather than 'endangered'.The US Department of the Interior has upheld a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stop testing ‘gay’ asylum seekers for ‘arousal’: EU tells Czech Republic


December 11th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): The European Union has asked Czech Republic to stop its controversial practice of trying to find out if asylum seekers are gay by showing them porn to check ... Read more...

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Security concerns to dominate GCC summit


December 6th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass Abu Dhabi, Dec 6 (IANS) Security concerns are likely to dominate the two-day summit of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that begins later Monday in the capital of the ... 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...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese, Asian interns major victims of Japan’s slave-like working conditions


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.2 (ANI): Chinese and Asian interns are reportedly the major victims of Japan punishing working conditions, reports The Australian.Japan accepts 180,000 low-wage temporary interns a year under a scheme that lets ... Read more...

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Secretary Clinton opens the US-India Strategic Dialogue


June 4th, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opened the plenary session of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue with Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, the White House announced on Thursday."For ... Read more...

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UN Human Rights Council to send an independent mission to investigate Israeli attack on aid flotilla


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to dispatch an independent international fact finding mission to investigate violations of international law resulting from the Israeli attack ... Read more...

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Australian Government defers processing of Sri Lankan, Afghan asylum claims


April 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 9 (ANI): Australia has suspended the issue of immigration claims to Sri Lankan and Afghan shelter seekers."The decision has been made in the light of changing circumstances in both ... Read more...

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Gogoi expresses satisfaction over militants returning to mainstream


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 2 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed satisfaction over militants giving up arms and regaining the mainstream.Addressing a press conference here, Gogoi said: "All insurgent groups, have realised ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Saudi Mufti’s anti-terror message timely: Indian Muslim leaders


November 27th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Muslim leaders in India Friday welcomed the "timely message" by Saudi grand mufti asking Muslims not to support terrorism and urging them to unite against suicide ... Read more...

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Courts letting dangerous foreign criminals stay on in the UK


October 11th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.11 (ANI): An investigation has revealed uncovered scores of cases where offenders from overseas, including killers and sex attackers, have been able to stay on in Britain despite strenuous attempts ... Read more...

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Orissa tribals block UK’s Vedanta Group’s mining plans


July 24th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Repeated protests by tribal people in Orissa, India, have blocked the mining plans of one of Britain's biggest companies, leading to a costly delay.Anil Agarwal, billionaire chairman (and ... Read more...

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Oz Government mulls rehabilitating Guantanamo Bay inmates


December 27th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 27 (ANI): The Australian Government has left open the possibility of taking former inmates from the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Prime Minister Kevin Rudd warned that any US ... Read more...

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Canada spending millions of dollars in watching Qaeda suspects movements


November 17th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Nov 17 (ANI): Canadian government is learnt to be spending between five and ten lakhs in keeping a vigil on suspected al-Qaeda members, who belong to other countries but have ... Read more...

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Brain drain can be brain gain for source countries: UN


April 16th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 16 (IANS) The so-called brain drain of migrants taking their skills and initiative to their new countries of residence can also drive growth in their homelands, according to a ... Read more...

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