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SC moved for staying Kudankulam’s 1989 environmental clearance


September 21st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Friday for staying the environmental clearance given to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in 1989 as this was ... Read more...

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Ansari visits Dachigam National Park


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, presently on a five-day visit to Kashmir, Sunday visited the Dachigam National Park which is home to 'Hangul', the world's only ... Read more...

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Expert team to submit report on Posco by October


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) An expert team reviewing the environmental impact assessment of Posco's proposed $12 billion steel plant in Odisha will submit its report by October, the team said ... Read more...

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MoEF expert team visits Posco plant site in Odisha


August 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) A four-member expert team deputed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Tuesday visited the site of South Korean steel major Posco's proposed steel plant ... Read more...

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Will cancel 40 illegal mining operations: Parrikar


July 26th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Operations of 40 out of Goa's 100-odd mines which were running without clearances for the last few years will be cancelled within two weeks, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre on diesel-run vehicles (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking steps for putting ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre on diesel-run vehicles


July 19th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking steps for putting ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Central team starts to assess damage


July 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) A central team arrived in Assam Tuesday to assess the damage caused by the floods in the state's 27 districts.The first wave of floods and ... Read more...

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Himalayan Ski Village project delay costs state dearly


July 8th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, July 8 (IANS) The delay in commissioning the multibillion-dollar Himalayan Ski Village project, promoted by Alfred Ford of the Ford Motor Company near this Himachal Pradesh tourist town, ... Read more...

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Iron ore mining set to resume in Karnataka (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 4 (IANS) Iron ore mining will resume in two districts of Karnataka from August to augment the raw material supply to steel plants in the state, a top ... Read more...

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Rescue captive elephants, rights group asks Natarajan


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) An animal rights group Wednesday asked the union environment ministry to step up efforts to rescue captive elephants housed in hideous conditions across the country ... Read more...

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‘Uranium deposits necessary for power generation’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 4 (IANS) Uranium deposits in Meghalaya are needed for meeting the country's power generation needs, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Adviser, T.K.A. Nair, said here Wednesday."Uranium is a ... Read more...

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Biodiversity project launched in Himachal


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) A national project to access genetic resources, their economic values and share their benefits was launched in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday.The Rs.46-crore United Nations Environment Programme-Global Environment ... Read more...

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Drinking water for Delhi: Chief secretaries to meet


June 30th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) Senior officials of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi are to meet next week over the construction of a multi-billion rupee hydro-power dam project in Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Science Express-Biodiversity Special flagged off


June 5th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) To spread awareness about the biodiversity of the country, the Ministry of Environment and Forests along with the Department of Science and Technology Tuesday launched ... Read more...

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Is there any hope for the Yamuna? (Comment - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
The present state of the Yamuna river from Delhi to Agra, a distance of roughly 250 km, is alarming. Described now as a huge sewage canal, Yamuna water is unfit for ... Read more...

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Firm fined Rs.100 crore in Himachal, files review petition


June 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) Just about a month after the Himachal Pradesh High Court directed a private firm to dismantle a thermal power plant in Solan district over green concerns, ... Read more...

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Centre ignored protests over cement plant in 2004: Dhumal


May 13th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal Sunday alleged that the Congress-led central government in 2004 had ignored the people's objections while allowing ... Read more...

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Firm fined Rs.100 crore for violating environmental laws


May 4th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the green bench of the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday imposed Rs.100 crore in damages on Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), a subsidiary ... Read more...

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Rights group lauds India’s ban on animal testing


April 20th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Indian government's decision to stop experimentation on animals for training college and university students was Friday hailed by animal rights group Humane Society ... Read more...

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No experiments on animals in colleges: Environment ministry


April 18th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The ministry of environment and forests has issued guidelines to stop experimentation on animals for training undergraduate and post-graduate students in colleges and to instead ... Read more...

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Much-awaited work begins on Durgawati project in Bihar


April 18th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 18 (IANS) After more than three decades, much-awaited work on the Durgawati reservoir project on the Sone river began Wednesday in Bihar's Rohtas district, officials said."Finally, work on ... Read more...

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Chavan says Shivaji memorial in sea is on


March 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has asserted that the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial will come up in the Arabian Sea and the state would suggest amendments ... Read more...

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India approves Rs.200 crore for research on climate change


March 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With climate change posing one of the biggest challenges, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday announced Rs.200 crore for research to develop plant and ... Read more...

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Udangudi Power project may not need fresh environment assessment


February 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's decision to have the state electricity board implement the 1,600 MW power project at Udangudi in Tuticorin district may not necessitate another ... Read more...

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Delhi zoo looks at better upkeep - with its own revenue


February 10th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) There is good news for the Delhi zoo that attracts nearly 8,000 visitors every weekend and houses over 1,000 varieties of animals and birds, but ... Read more...

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Government sets up panel to promote tourism


January 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) To resolve inter-ministerial and industry issues and to promote tourism, the government has set up an inter-ministerial coordination committee for the sector under the chairmanship ... Read more...

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Chandra visited Raja’s office: 2G case witness (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Aseervartham Achary, ex-aide of jailed former communications minister A. Raja, Wednesday told a special court hearing the 2G case that Unitech's Sanjay Chandra, a co-accused ... Read more...

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NTPC board nod to Rs.18,347 crore investment plans


December 29th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) State-run thermal power generator NTPC Thursday said its board had approved investment plans of Rs.18,346.59 crore ($3.44 billion) for two power projects in India.The board of ... Read more...

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NGO picks holes in upcoming hydro project in Himachal


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) An NGO fighting for the cause of people affected by hydropower projects Tuesday said the upcoming World Bank-funded mega project in Himachal Pradesh has several flaws.In ... Read more...

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Shortage of armed forces firing ranges: Antony


December 12th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian armed forces face a shortage of field firing ranges (FFR) to practice the use of weapons with the number dwindling from 104 to ... Read more...

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Taj city eco-activists march against polythene


November 20th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 20 (IANS)Environmentalits Sunday marched with banners and posters to demand a complete ban on use of polythene, which is proving a major health hazard in the Taj city.Youthful ... Read more...

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Green panels protest construction in Greater Noida wetlands


November 15th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Nov 15 (IANS) Acting on the directions of the environment ministry, a joint team of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Tuesday inspected the ... Read more...

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Himachal people object to ministry team’s visit without notice


October 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) People facing displacement with the upcoming greenfield plant of cement maker Lafarge India in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district Thursday objected to the visit of the ministry ... Read more...

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Environment clearance process a farce: Goa PAC


October 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) Environment clearance (EC) certificates issued to mining projects by the union ministry of environment and forests are nothing short of a farce, the Goa assembly's Public ... Read more...

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