pollution control

New oxide can help slash diesel pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified a material that can slash pollution levels caused by diesel-powered vehicles by up to 45 percent.The material, from a family of minerals called ... Read more...

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Hindus promote electric cremation in Taj city (Letter from Agra)


June 1st, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 1 (IANS) Motivated by ecological concerns, enlightened Hindus here are promoting electric cremation of the dead."Each year we need a minimum of 55,000 trees to burn bodies in ... Read more...

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India-Japan coast guards’ deep sea mock drill ends


January 30th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Indian and Japanese coast guards Monday concluded a deep sea mock drill to counter a range of maritime threats in the Asia-Pacific region.The 11th ... Read more...

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India ranks lowly 125th in meeting environmental challenges


January 28th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) India ranks a lowly 125th in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges with Switzerland taking the top spot, according to the 2012 Environmental Performance ... Read more...

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NASA scientist shows how to slow global warming


January 17th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Key steps on pollution control would slow down global warming by 0.5 degree Celsius, increase crop yields by 135 million tonnes and prevent thousands of premature ... Read more...

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Andhra inks MoUs for Rs.6.5 lakh crore investments


January 13th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh garnered investment proposals worth about Rs.6.50 lakh crore during the Partnership Summit 2012 which concluded here Friday, signalling that the state was a ... Read more...

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2006 Chandy deal: Heated debate, walkout in Kerala assembly


October 25th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) The Kerala assembly witnessed over two hours of heated debate followed by an opposition walkout Tuesday over a 2006 decision by Oommen Chandy to set up ... Read more...

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Notice to NDMC on Khan Market traders’ plea


July 8th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on a plea by the Khan Market traders' association challenging a ... Read more...

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New fast attack craft joins Indian Navy


June 8th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 8 (IANS) India Wednesday added a new warship to its fleet with the commissioning of a fast attack craft here that can aid in anti-piracy operations in the ... Read more...

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No parking fee in Khan Market till June 6: Court


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted a stay till June 6 on the New Delhi Municipal Council's (NDMC) decision to levy a vehicle parking fee ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders probe into minister’s death (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tiruchirapalli, May 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday paid homage to her ministerial colleague N. Mariam Pichai, who died in a road accident. She has ordered a ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa condoles minister’s death


May 23rd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa condoled the death of her ministerial colleague N. Mariyam Pichai, who was killed in a road accident near Tiruchirapalli Monday.She ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu minister dies in road accident


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Tiruchirapalli, May 23 (IANS) N. Mariyam Pichai, Tamil Nadu's minister for environment and pollution control and minorities welfare, died in a road accident near here Monday morning, officials said.Pichai, 60, ... Read more...

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Nigeria to set up 28 plastic recycling plants


May 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, May 13 (IANS) Nigeria plans to set up 28 plastic recycling plants in cities across the country to control pollution, a top official has said.Ogundayo Dada, director of ... Read more...

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Temporary free parking allowed in Khan Market of Delhi


April 8th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday gave interim relief to traders of the city's posh Khan Market, who had challenged in the court the ... Read more...

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Netherlands Minister Van Hagen calls on C.P. Joshi


April 5th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): Melanie Schultz Van Hagen, Minister of Infrastructure and Environment, Netherlands, called on Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr. C.P. Joshi here on Tuesday.During the ... Read more...

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Ship collision: Green damage to be assessed


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Port and pollution control authorities will assess the environmental damage from an oil spill after two container vessels collided in West Bengal's Hooghly river Nov 22."The officials ... Read more...

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Environment ministry slammed for failing to implement green schemes (Lead)


November 26th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Friday slammed the environment ministry for failing to meet its main objectives of afforestation, conservation of biodiversity, pollution control and spreading ... Read more...

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Environmental clearance for industries goes online in Delhi


November 26th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Taking a further step towards e-governance, the Delhi government Friday made its environmental clearance process for industries online.The online system for grant of consent to industries by ... Read more...

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CAG slams environment ministry for not implementing plans


November 26th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Friday slammed the environment ministry for failing to implement its ambitious projects of afforestation, conservation of biodiversity, pollution control and spreading ... Read more...

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CAG slams environment ministry over green plans failure


November 26th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Friday slammed the environment ministry for failing to implement its ambitious projects of afforestation, conservation of biodiversity, pollution control and spreading ... Read more...

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No Panjab University hostel for freshers using cars


November 25th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 25 (IANS) Freshers wanting hostel room in the Panjab University here will have to give up the comfort of their cars. Pitching in for eco-friendly bicycles, the university administration has ... Read more...

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Misty morning, but warm day ahead in Delhi


November 7th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Sunday morning began on a misty note in Delhi but it will get warmer during the day as US President Barack arrives in the national capital."The minimum ... Read more...

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Slight increase in Delhi’s pollution during Diwali-week


November 6th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) There was a marginal increase in air pollution in the capital during the Diwali-week, the Delhi government's pollution monitoring body said Saturday."Carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide concentration ... Read more...

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Coast Guard commissions pollution control vessel


October 9th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard's state-of-the art indigenously built pollution control vessel ICGS Samudra Prahari was commissioned at the naval dockyard here Saturday by Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.The ... Read more...

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Automatic air monitoring station at Delhi airport


September 28th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) In a first of its kind, the Indira Gandhi International airport Tuesday got an automatic ambient air monitoring station which will disseminate round-the-clock data regarding air quality. Inaugurated ... Read more...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan inspires Agartala to be energy efficient


September 24th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Inspired by the Rashtrapati Bhavan's 'Roshni' project in New Delhi, this Tripura capital also aims to turn eco-friendly with ambitious plans afoot to make it an energy-effiecient ... Read more...

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Oil leak stops from sinking ship, slick danger unabated (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) An ecological disaster loomed large off Mumbai and the Konkan coastline due to an oil slick though the Coast Guard Monday said it had stopped the leak from ... Read more...

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Maharashtra slaps green tax on old vehicles


August 5th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Wednesday decided to impose an environment tax, ranging from Rs.750 to Rs.3,500 for five years, on old public and private vehicles and plough back the ... Read more...

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Over 25 percent of China’s surface water contaminated


July 27th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): More than a quarter of China's surface water is contaminated, the country's Ministry of Environmental Protection has claimed.Admitting that China still faces "severe challenges" in pollution control, ... Read more...

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President’s Estate recognised for green effort


July 25th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The President's Estate has become the first urban habitat in India to be accorded a ISO 14001:2004 certificate for environmental management, including pollution control and energy ... Read more...

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‘Draft e-waste rules will fail to curb illegal trade’


May 18th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The draft regulations the environment ministry has prepared for handling and management of electronic goods waste (e-waste) in the country might be ineffective in controlling its ... Read more...

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Pune’s Tiana Group in industry, services pact with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation


May 11th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, May 11 (ANI-Businesswire India): The diversified Pune-based Tiana Group plans to enter into a partnership with Japan's industrial behemoth Mitsubishi Corporation in the area of power generation, infrastructure development, oil and ... Read more...

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Court bans 15-year-old commercial vehicles in Tripura


March 26th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 26 (IANS) Guwahati High Court has directed the Tripura government to phase out commercial vehicles that are more than 15 years old to check pollution. The court also told the traffic ... Read more...

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SAIL commissions pipe coating plant at Rourkela


February 13th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) State-owned Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), one of India's leading steel makers, has commissioned a pipe coating plant at its Rourkela unit in order to explore the ... Read more...

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