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SC gives more time to centre on Palk Strait channel


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the government six more weeks to spell out its stand on building the Sethusamudram ship channel in the Palk Strait ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Environment |

New alignment of Sethusamudram not feasible, court told (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Monday that an alternate alignment for building Sethusamudram channel in the Palk Strait to facilitate navigation between India and Sri ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Committee to decide whether Chennai port will handle coal


April 12th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) An expert committee set up by the Supreme Court is studying whether the Chennai Port Trust should be allowed to handle bulk cargoes of coal and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Agra MP demands expert investigations for Taj Mahal


October 15th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Agra Ram Shankar Katheria Saturday demanded proper and scientific investigations by experts to reassure the people that ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves order on Sterlite plant (Lead)


September 6th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its order on a plea of Sterlite Industries Ltd. (SIL), which has sought permission to continue operating its Tamil Nadu-based ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sterlite plant: Tamil Nadu asked to reply on environment report


July 18th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Tamil Nadu government and the state pollution control board to respond to an environment impact assessment of Vedanta group ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Beaches hit by tar balls, Goa tracking rogue vessels


May 24th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) With a fresh wave of tar balls hitting Benaulim beach, the authorities say they are inching closer to the rogue vessels which have been releasing spent ... Read more...

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Delhi government to supply free chlorine tablets (Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to offer free chlorine tablets but disputed claims that drug resistance in bacteria causing cholera and other diseases had risen ... Read more...

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‘No increase in drug resistance in cholera bacteria’


April 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday said that there had been no evidence of increase in drug resistance in cholera and other diarrhoea causing bacteria and these ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Projects to save Agra monuments back on track


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Agra, March 22 (IANS) The growing threat from pollution to India's prized monuments, including the Taj Mahal, has prompted the authorities to speed up action before it is too late.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

More detailed pollution check ordered at Tuticorin plant


February 25th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to carry out a "more detailed inspection" of the pollution allegedly being caused by a ... Read more...

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Supreme Court extends stay on Sterlite plant shutdown (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday extended the interim stay on the Madras High Court order closing down the Sterlite Industries' copper smelter plant at Tuticorin In Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tar balls spoiling Goa beaches may stay till October: Government


September 2nd, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Goa's tourism season, which begins in October, could be in peril. The state government has conceded that the tar ball phenomenon which has layered several beaches with ugly, ... Read more...

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Polluters will have to pay for oil spill: Ramesh


August 17th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Days after an oil spill from the Panamanian ship that rammed into another vessel in Mumbai harbour affected the ecology of the area, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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Sulphur dioxide level drops in Delhi


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The level of sulphur dioxide (SO2), a major pollutant, has decreased in the national capital, data released by the environment ministry revealed Friday. While the sulphur ... Read more...

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Government plans environmental study of Sethusamudram channel


January 14th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will carry out an environment impact assessment of the Sethusamudram channel, which aims to dredge a navigable link through the Palk ... Read more...

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Ayurvedic centre claims it has cure for swine flu


August 10th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Aug 10 (IANS) An Ayurvedic research centre specializing in medicines derived from cow products and derivatives Monday claimed that its formulations can prevent and "possibly" cure swine flu and similar contagious ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games village not on Yamuna riverbed: apex court


July 30th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday ruled that the Commonwealth Games village, meant to accommodate over 8,000 athletes from 71 countries, is not being built on the Yamuna riverbed ... Read more...

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Agra launches anti-pollution campaign


June 1st, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 1 (IANS) Agra, city of Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world, has launched a campaign against polluters, ahead of the World Environment Day June 5. Agra ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Alternate route for Sethusamudram channel to be examined (Lead)


July 30th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The central government has decided to appoint an expert committee to examine the feasibility of having an alternate alignment for a shorter navigational sea route around India's ... Read more...

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40 tonnes of chemical residues removed from Bhopal plant


July 2nd, 2008 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 1 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Tuesday removed 40 tonnes of chemical residues from the premises of the now defunct Union Carbide pesticide plant, which led to the world's worst ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chemical Park increases cancer risk in Cuddalore


March 23rd, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) People living in and around a special economic zone in Cuddalore are "2,000 times more" likely to be affected by cancer than the normal population, says a report ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India launches new mission to develop antibiotic molecules


February 22nd, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India has launched a mission to screen and develop antibiotic molecules to tap the over $25 billion global antibiotics market. The department of biotechnology under the ministry ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on Commonwealth Games Village site


February 19th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday reserved its order on the ongoing construction of the Commonwealth Games Village that has been challenged on the grounds that it could ... Read more...

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