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Goa orders shutdown at soot emitting plant


August 28th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) A Vedanta Resources-owned company has been asked to shut down for 48 hours its coke oven plant in Goa's mining belt by the pollution control authority.The ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award for D.R. Mehta


August 4th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Renowned social worker D.R. Mehta will be presented the 20th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award at a function here Aug 20, it was announced Saturday.Congress ... Read more...

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Hydropower project: Court notice to Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday directed the state government to file an affidavit on the steps taken to direct a private company running a hydropower ... Read more...

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From 340 rooms to four, temporary digs await Pratibha Patil


July 20th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) After the 340 rooms of Rashtrapati Bhavan, a four bedroom bungalow here will be President Pratibha Patil's temporary residence after she steps down July ... Read more...

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Bodhi tree is healthy, says scientists


July 18th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 18 (IANS) The Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, is healthy once again."The Bodh tree is fully healthy," ... Read more...

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Kerala plans unique botanical garden


July 12th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) is working out a plan to set up a unique botanical garden to showcase the flora and fauna found abundantly ... Read more...

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Child panel demands report in Visva-Bharati incident


July 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India's apex child rights panel Monday asked West Bengal and the Visva-Bharati university to take action within 10 days in the incident of a class ... Read more...

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National panel to study drug abuse among children


June 25th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A study to gauge the extent of drugs and substance abuse by children will be taken up across the country, National Commission for Protection of ... Read more...

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UP prepares to finalize new industrial policy


June 8th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will engage with industrial and business bodies June 11-13 to frame the new Infrastructure, Industry and Service Sector Investment Policy for 2012.Officials ... Read more...

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Advisory board set for Metro rail projects


June 7th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The government has constituted a seven-member Metro Advisory Board headed by the urban development secretary which will help formulating plans for Metro rail networks across ... Read more...

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India to help replicate Project Tiger in Russia, China


May 27th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Six countries, including Russia and China, have sought India's help to replicate Project Tiger, one of the most successful conservation programmes running in the country ... Read more...

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Britain shows interest in tying up with Kerala B-school


May 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Britain is keen to forge ties with the city-based Asian School of Business (ASB) for conducting collaborative studies in areas like climate change, agriculture and energy, ... Read more...

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Awareness drive to be launched to protect Kerala’s fish


May 21st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will launch a campaign to protect the fish wealth of the state Tuesday on the occasion of 'International Day for ... Read more...

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Awareness campaign on marine biodiversity in Kerala May 22


May 8th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will organise an awareness campaign on marine life in the nine coastal districts of the state May 22, on the ... Read more...

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Chandy launches logo for biodiversity clubs in colleges


April 27th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) As a first step in setting up biodiversity clubs in all educational institutions in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday released the club logo.This new initiative ... Read more...

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Court directs medical benefits for TB workers


April 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed Delhi Tapedik Unmulan Samiti (DTUS) to implement its circular giving the medical benefits and facilities to the entitled people ... Read more...

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Kerala to preserve traditional life of tribal village


April 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Kerala has decided to seek the intervention of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) to conserve and preserve the traditional way of life of the state's only tribal ... Read more...

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IITs, IIMs to help MSMEs improve managerial skills


April 26th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) is working on a mechanism that would enable experts from top educational institutes to help micro, small and medium ... Read more...

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Delhi to get patents centre for small and medium units


April 25th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An Intellectual Property Facility Centre (IPFC) is being launched Thursday in the national capital to help micro, small and medium enterprises protect their innovations, inventions ... Read more...

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Don’t clear new industrial projects in Noida: Green tribunal (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the environment ministry to not give environment clearances to any new industrial projects in Noida, on the outskirts ... Read more...

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Don’t clear new industrial projects in Noida: Green tribunal


April 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the environment ministry to not give environment clearances to any new industrial projects in Noida, on the outskirts ... Read more...

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Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy


April 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.K.P. Laladhas, member-secretary of the newly-constituted board, said that a few important decisions have ... Read more...

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Indian zoos to be graded on performance


April 10th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do you know which is India's best zoo? Soon you will, with the authorities planning to grade the nearly 200 zoos in the country based ... Read more...

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Visit not to pressurise Bengal government: Rights body


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Amid reports of rape cases across West Bengal, a delegation of the National Commission for Women (NCW) that is visiting Kolkata, Monday denied this was ... Read more...

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Kerala to participate in world’s biggest biodiversity event


March 31st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Kerala has made huge strides in the field of biodiversity, and is now set to participate in the 11th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NCW members to visit Kolkata April 2


March 31st, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Amid reports of a large number of rape cases across West Bengal, a delegation of National Commission for Women (NCW) is scheduled to visit Kolkata ... Read more...

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Supreme Court nod on river interlinking (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the green signal for implementing the ambitious project to interlink India's rivers, saying it was in national interest. The court ... Read more...

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ASI wants marble removed from Bodhi tree


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is to probe why the Bodhgaya temple management has not removed marble slabs around the base of the Bodhi ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s democracy aids in better ties, trade: India


February 15th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) As Myanmar moves forward with its democratisation process, India Wednesday said the new civilian dispensation in its neighbouring country was paving the way for furthering ... Read more...

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‘India, Vietnam need to improve trade to counter China’


February 14th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India needs to aggressively develop its trade ties with Vietnam to take bilateral relations to the next level, particularly, to counter the increasing presence of ... Read more...

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Women’s panel probes Odisha gang rape


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 (IANS) An official of the National Commission for Women (NCW) arrived in Odisha Thursday to probe a 19-year-old woman's alleged gang rape in November last year in ... Read more...

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Kerala biodiversity body stops export of rare goat breed


January 29th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) recently helped the cause of biodiversity by stopping the export of a rare native goat breed to Australia, which may ... Read more...

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Kerala to streamline medicinal plants production


December 19th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) With the international market for medicinal plants estimated to be around $60 billion and their exports from India crossing Rs.3,000 crore ($567 million), Kerala -- home ... Read more...

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Where Diwali comes late and brings on animal slaughter


November 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) Almost a month after the rest of India celebrated Diwali, some interior areas of Himachal Pradesh are set to usher in the festival Friday, slaughtering hundreds ... Read more...

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Fewer foreigners adopting in India, as Indians step in


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Over the past few years, fewer foreign nationals have been adopting Indian children - and no, it's not a negative trend.According to the Central Adoption ... Read more...

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