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Goa mourns its very own Jairam Ramesh-like green minister


March 21st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Merely two days after announcing concrete measures to save Goa's forests and curb indiscriminate mining here, the state's very own 'Jairam Ramesh-in-the-making' Forests and Environment ... Read more...

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2G: Witness can’t recall Raja favour for Balwa firm (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) A former aide to jailed former communications minister A. Raja Tuesday told a special court hearing the 2G case here that he did not remember ... Read more...

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Ukraine to build shelters for stray dogs


November 4th, 2011 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Nov 4 (IANS) Ukraine will build shelters for stray dogs in big cities ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship, the government has announced."It is extremely important for Ukraine ... Read more...

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Dubai to donate used laptops for charity


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 2 (IANS/WAM) Three organisations in Dubai have launched a campaign through which the public will be encouraged to donate used laptop computers which will then be recycled and ... Read more...

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CBI witnesses’ statements made court frame 2G charges


October 23rd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A special court here considered the statements of witnesses presented by the CBI while framing charges against former communications minister A. Raja and 16 others ... Read more...

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UAE lifts ban on import of Canadian cattle


September 14th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday lifted a ban on the import of live cattle from Canada.Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, minister of environment and water, issued ... Read more...

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‘Other bills should not conflict with whistle-blower’s bill’


August 10th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on law and justice has said that the "government should exercise great care that there is no conflict" between the whistle-blower's ... Read more...

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Tiger reserves in Maoist areas ailing, says report


July 28th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Five tiger reserves in the country which fall in the Maoist-affected "Red Corridor" are suffering from a lack of effective management and poor morale among ... Read more...

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It’s an attack on democratic values: Norwegian minister (Interview)


July 23rd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Norwegian minister Erik Solheim, who was the face of peace efforts in Sri Lanka, Saturday said the "horrible" massacre of 91 people was an attack ... Read more...

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Hema Malini urges ban on Tamil Nadu’s Jallikattu


July 1st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini has written to Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on behalf of PETA urging him to ban Tamil Nadu's popular ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh holds Uttarakhand responsible for ascetic’s death


June 14th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Terming as unfortunate the death of an ascetic who was on an indefinite fast to save the river Ganga from pollution, Minister of Environment and ... Read more...

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UAE bans cucumber imports from European countries


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 1 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on import of cucumbers from a number of European countries including Spain, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.A resolution ... Read more...

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Protecting tuskers important for Sri Lanka: Minister


May 25th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will strengthen its policies to save elephants, according to the island country's Minister of Environment Anura Priyadarshana Yapa."The elephant is of special importance ... Read more...

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Chile schools join global environment project


May 19th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 19 (IANS) Chile has become the first in the world to have all schools in the South American country undertake projects on global environmental issues and upload ... Read more...

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UAE allows import of living sheep from Kazakhstan


April 19th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has lifted its ban on import of all kinds of living sheeps and goats and their products from Kazakhstan.UAE's Minister of Environment ... Read more...

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Tiger population in India rises to 1706


March 28th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): As per the second all-India tiger population estimation study, carried out in the designated 39 tiger reserves across the country, there has been an increase of 295 ... Read more...

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I am being made a Frankenstein: Jairam Ramesh


March 18th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh Friday said he is often "made a Frankenstein" by the Indian media for enforcing laws."I am surprised, and ... Read more...

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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...

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UAE to be free of plastic bags by 2013


January 10th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be free of plastic bags by 2013, the minister of environment has said.Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, minister of environment and water, was ... Read more...

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German Ambassador questions Jairam Ramesh’s remarks on German Automotive Manufacturers


November 13th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Nov.13 (ANI): The German Ambassador to India, Thomas Matussek, said here on Saturday, that its too difficult to imagine Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh commenting on ... Read more...

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Envoy defends German cars against Jairam Ramesh’s attack


November 13th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Germany Saturday strongly objected to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's scathing attack on German luxury cars like Mercedes Benz and BMW and asserted that German automakers are known ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena’s Prabhu refutes Adarsh allegations


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu, who owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh housing society in Mumbai, Tuesday refuted allegations that he had given environmental clearance to ... Read more...

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UAE lifts ban on birds’ imports from Gulf countries


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted a temporary ban on the imports of birds and their by-products from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, ... Read more...

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Solheim to visit Sri Lanka — to mend fences


October 18th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim plans to visit Colombo in a bid to mend troubled ties with Sri Lanka, where many had come to ... Read more...

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Congress MP asks Jairam Ramesh to probe Goa oil spill


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) As the state government tries to downplay the tar ball menace that has polluted several of Goa's famed beaches, an MP of the ruling Congress has asked ... Read more...

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Tigress relocated to Sariska Tiger reserve to revive breeding


July 29th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Prashant SharmaAlwar (Rajashthan), July 29 (ANI): A genetically compatible tigress from the Ranthambore Tiger reserve has been relocated to the Sariska Tiger reserve in Rajasthan, to revive hopes for tiger breeding.The ... Read more...

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Ship found in Arctic after 162 years


July 29th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A British ship abandoned in the Arctic in 1848 while on a rescue mission has been found intact in Canada. Canadian archaeologists found the HMS Investigator under about 25 ... Read more...

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Third blow for Vedanta in a month as mine faces new probe


July 15th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London/New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): In the third major blow to Vedanta in a month, the Chief Secretary of the Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) has ordered a new investigation into ... Read more...

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Dubai wood show, a blessing for exhibitors


April 14th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 14 (IANS/WAM) More than 150 exhibitors from across the world have put their wooden products on display here to woo buyers in the region. Suppliers of furniture, wooden building materials and ... Read more...

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Wildlife team to visit before uranium drilling in Meghalaya


April 14th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 14 (IANS) The standing committee of the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) will send a site inspection team to Balpakram National Park in Meghalaya to ascertain people's views on the ... Read more...

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UAE gives top priority to energy conservation (Second Lead)


April 9th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE, which has the world's highest ecological footprint, is according top priority to environment conservation and has launched two major projects on recycling and conversion of waste ... Read more...

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UAE starts conservation projects (Lead)


April 9th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE is according top priority to environment conservation and has launched two major projects on recycling carbon dioxide and converting waste into energy. The Emirates launched a paper ... Read more...

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UAE launches power conservation project


April 9th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE is assessing the Emirates' carbon emission and has launched a project for conservation of power. The ministry of environment and water will launch initiatives to lower energy ... Read more...

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UNDP chief Clark to visit India from March 5 to 10


March 4th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 4 (ANI): Helen Clark, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), arrives in India on Friday for a five-day official visit.During her visit, Clark will ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to prepare climate change mitigation model


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 2(IANS) Abu Dhabi will prepare a model for mitigation measures in two weeks so as to reduce carbon emission as per the agreement signed during the UN Conference on ... Read more...

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