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Octogenarian green activist agrees to end fast (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, 80, who is on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, Friday agreed to end his fast after ... Read more...

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PM appeals to environmentalist to end indefinite fast


March 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday appealed to environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who has been on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, ... Read more...

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80-year-old green activist continues indefinite fast from AIIMS (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Noted environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who -- despite his advancing years -- has been on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, ... Read more...

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Jharkhand poised for higher industrial growth: Munda


January 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Jharkhand, which has huge mineral resources and hosts some of India's big companies like Tata Motors, is poised for higher level of industrial growth on the ... Read more...

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Banana peels - the low-cost natural water purifier!


March 10th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Banana peels, useful in polishing silverware and leather shoes, may have another surprising use -as a water purifier.Gustavo Castro and colleagues said that minced banana peels performed better ... Read more...

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Banana peel an excellent water purifier


March 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) The humble banana has uses beyond the realm of beauty remedies. Its peels can be used as an excellent water purifier, decontaminating drinking water of toxic ... Read more...

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Bugs to reclaim rare metals from waste for clean energy


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Bugs could soon be used to convert wastes from rare metals into high-value catalysts for generating clean energy, finds a recent study. Biosciences researchers have uncovered the process that ... Read more...

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‘Save Ganges’ campaign in Varanasi


February 1st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Feb 1 (ANI): In an attempt to create mass awareness about the 'Save Ganga' campaign, residents of Varanasi organised a mini-marathon on Sunday.Thousands of people, including women, participated in the ... Read more...

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India can generate 2,500 MW from waste: Assocham


March 16th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With efficient recycling technology, India can generate about 2,500 MW of electricity from the metro's waste in the next three years at a cost of Rs.3 billion ... Read more...

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Wetlands getting choked by hyacinth, pollutants


February 4th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) Wetlands in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, home to many beautiful and rare birds and other animals, are shrinking gradually threatened by unchecked hyacinth growth, siltation and pollutants dumped ... Read more...

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Beas and Parvati turning into sewage flowing drains


February 1st, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Feb 1 (ANI): Effluents discharged by heavy industries into rivers Beas and Parvati in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh has degraded them into sewage flowing drains. Rivers Beas and Parvati, which ... Read more...

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45 cows die after eating ‘poisonous’ industrial wastes


November 1st, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Forty-five cows have died after eating "poisonous substances" dumped in an open field by major pharma units in Ghaziabad, police said Saturday.Circle Officer C.P. Singh told IANS that ... Read more...

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Seers in Varanasi offer prayers to River Ganges, vow to cleanse it


October 23rd, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Oct 23 (ANI): Seers in Varanasi offer prayers to holy river Ganges and vow to cleanse it of all the pollutants. Residents, environmentalists and religious groups, who have formed a ''Ganga ... Read more...

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”Save Ganges” campaign in Varanasi


September 18th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Sept 18 (ANI): Children of seers'' families in Varanasi along with school children took to the banks of river Ganga today to save the river. On the call of the yoga ... Read more...

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Massive campaign to cleanse polluted water of River Ganges


February 20th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by admin
Varanasi, Feb.20 (ANI): To prevent the holy River Ganga from further pollution, a massive campaign has been launched from West Bengals Gangasagar, the point from where River Ganga flows into Bay of ... Read more...

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Clean River Ganges campaign picks up in Varanasi


February 20th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Varanasi, Feb 20 (ANI): A campaign to clean the River Ganges has been restarted with vigour by activists of 146 organisations. The campaigners said they wanted people to join the effort to ... Read more...

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President calls for working out arrangement of “Twinning Lakes”


November 14th, 2007 - 3:02 am ICT by admin
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