natural resources

Should I shoot my officers for doing wrong, asks Natarajan


September 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Grilled over the role of officials from her ministry in the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining scam in Goa, an exasperated Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan ... Read more...

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Helium shortage sends prices sky high


August 27th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is widely known that natural resources are hard to get and they are only extracted from specific areas. It was recently reported that the balloon ... Read more...

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Cancel coal blocks allocation: CPI-M


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Coal blocks allocated to private companies, leading to a "gigantic corruption scandal", should be cancelled, the CPI-M said Thursday.The CPI-M said it wanted "a full ... Read more...

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Panel favoured auction of resources, Swamy tells SC


August 14th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Tuesday told the Supreme Court that auction was the only method of transparent allocation of natural resources for private commercial ... Read more...

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Can’t fetter executive to auction resources: SC


August 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that under the separation of powers between the three organs of the state, it could not fetter the executive to ... Read more...

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China, India can spur Nepal economy: Chinese envoy


July 30th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) Being located between China and India can be a driving force for Nepal's development, China's ambassador Yang Houlan said here.Nepal should "make use of such a ... Read more...

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Can’t interfere in policy matters, centre tells SC


July 25th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The central government told the Supreme Court Wednesday that courts could not interfere in policy matters."Policy can be impugned in the court only if, ... Read more...

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Revenue not the only aim of resource allocation, SC told


July 19th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government Thursday told the Supreme Court that the "common good" as enshrined in the constitution and not just the consideration of financial gain ... Read more...

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2G: SC to hold hearing on presidential reference


July 18th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme court Wednesday decided to hold hearing on the presidential reference to answer whether all natural resources other than the telecom spectrum could be ... Read more...

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Auction of resources would hit investments, SC told


July 17th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The investment climate in India would be affected if the Supreme Court's verdict on allocating natural resources through auction was allowed to survive, the government ... Read more...

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Auction can’t be only mode of alloting resources, SC told


July 12th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The government Thursday told the Supreme Court that it had no problem in the allocation of natural resources in a transparent, fair and non-discriminatory manner ... Read more...

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NGO wants SC to reject presidential reference in 2G case


July 10th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) Tuesday urged the Supreme Court not to entertain the presidential reference in the 2G case.The NGO said that ... Read more...

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Experts look at positives of Rio Earth Summit


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Though the Rio Earth Summit held last month did not come up with any major outcomes, but it did provide a wide canvas of concepts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Turkey to build 23 nuclear power units


June 6th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 6 (IANS) Turkey is determined to have its own nuclear power plant and aims to build at least 23 nuclear units by the year 2023, a minister has ... Read more...

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Auction of resources rational option, apex court told


June 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) told the Supreme Court Monday that auction was the only "rational and legal" way for allocating the nation's ... Read more...

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Students of northeast demand special constitutional status


May 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 30 (IANS) Demanding a special constitutional status for the northeastern states, almost all students' bodies in the region will jointly launch a massive agitation June 7, an official ... Read more...

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IT spending of Indian enterprises in 2012 likely Rs.1,910 bn: Gartner


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The IT spending of Indian enterprises is likely to touch Rs.1,910 billion in 2012, a 16.4 percent increase from 2011 spending of Rs.1,640 billion, driven ... Read more...

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World Bank to give $37 mn more for Himachal watershed project


May 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) The World Bank has agreed in principle to provide additional funding of $37 million (Rs.231.25 crore) for a watershed project in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem ... Read more...

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Apex court to take up presidential reference on natural resources


May 11th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday will take up for hearing a presidential reference whether the court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and ... Read more...

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2G case: Apex court allows review petition withdrawal (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the government to withdraw its petition seeking a review of the apex court verdict cancelling 122 licences that were allocated ... Read more...

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2G case: Citing parity, Raja seeks bail (Second Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A day before his 49th birthday, former telecom minister A. Raja moved a bail application in a special CBI court Wednesday after the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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2G case: Raja seeks bail citing parity (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A day before his 49th birthday, former telecom minister A. Raja Wednesday moved a bail application in a special CBI court after the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Government withdraws 2G review plea


May 8th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The central government Tuesday moved the Supreme Court to withdraw its petition for reviewing the 2G verdict holding that all natural resources should be allocated ... Read more...

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Maoists’ mediator Sharma to set out for Bastar Thursday


April 25th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Maoists' mediator B.D. Sharma will Thursday head for Chhattisgarh's Bastar region to initiate a dialogue for the release of captive Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon.Sharma ... Read more...

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2G: Supreme Court issues notice on review petition


April 13th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice on the government's plea seeking a review of its verdict cancelling 122 2G licenses and holding that an auction ... Read more...

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Apex court receives presidential reference on 2G (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A presidential reference on whether the Supreme Court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and insist on auction as the only route ... Read more...

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Apex court receives presidential reference


April 12th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A presidential reference on whether the Supreme Court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and could insist on auction as the only ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves presidential reference on 2G order


April 10th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) As part of the government's strategy to sort out the 2G spectrum tangle, the cabinet Tuesday approved a proposal to issue a presidential reference ... Read more...

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Canada adds over 80,000 new jobs


April 6th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, April 6 (IANS) Canada added 82,300 new jobs in March, bringing the country's unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 7.2 percent, Statistics Canada announced.It was Canada's best single ... Read more...

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2G: Apex court examines review petitions (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday examined the petitions of the central government, former communications minister A. Raja and seven telecom companies seeking a review of its ... Read more...

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Left attacks UPA coal scam


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Terming the alleged coal mining scam as "very big", the Communist Party of India (CPI) Thursday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of ... Read more...

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Cabinet seeks solicitor general’s views on presidential reference


March 10th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government will take a call on the proposal for a presidential reference on the Supreme Court's order on 2G licences regarding auction of ... Read more...

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Mexico steps up effort to protect biodiversity


March 7th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has signed the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol, which sets the rules for protecting biodiversity, as well as for the responsible and safe use of biotechnology, ... Read more...

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2G case: Government petition seeks court verdict review


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The central government Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its Feb 2 judgment striking down the "first come first served" policy for grant ... Read more...

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Vedanta merges units to create India’s largest resources firm (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta Resources Saturday said it will merge its Indian subsidiaries into a single unit this year to create India's largest natural resources firm with ... Read more...

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