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‘Save Himalayas, create separate ministry for region’


September 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) A separate ministry should be set up for the Himalayas, which face ecological threats like deforestation and increasing pollution, a group of environmentalists suggested Friday."The ... Read more...

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Rs.896 crore spent on cleaning Ganga


August 30th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government has spent Rs.896.05 crore so far under the Ganga Action Plan for cleaning the river, parliament was told Tuesday.Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad farmers welcome land takeover quashing


August 24th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Thousands of farmers in three villages in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district had cause to celebrate Tuesday as the Supreme Court quashed the acquisition of their agricultural ... Read more...

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Congress to oppose closure of Bathinda thermal plant


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress in Punjab will oppose a move by the state's Parkash Singh Badal government to shut down the Bathinda thermal plant, former Punjab chief minister ... Read more...

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Huge toxic waste killing animals in China


August 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) Over 5,000 tonnes of highly toxic industrial waste have been dumped in a Chinese rural area, causing death to livestock and polluting soil and water, authorities ... Read more...

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Youth conference to find solutions to urban problems


July 23rd, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In an attempt to encourage youngsters to understand issues like unemployment, migration, pollution and the likes, and come up with possible solutions which maybe implemented, ... Read more...

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Iran inaugurates biggest solar power plant


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 22 (IANS) Iran has launched its biggest solar power plant in the northeastern city of Mashhad, the IRNA news agency reported.The solar power plant - built by native ... Read more...

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New environment minister promises more action


July 13th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Jayanthi Natarajan, the new environment minister who assumed charge Wednesday, lauded the work of the ministry - previously headed by Jairam Ramesh - and said ... Read more...

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300 bits of plastic found inside dead turtle


July 1st, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) A giant sea turtle starved to death as its gut was choked with over 300 bits of plastic, it was reported hereExperts were horrified to find ... Read more...

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Court summons Ganga crusader’s guru


June 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A local court in Bihar Monday summoned the guru of a Hindu leader who died fasting to save the Ganga from pollution.Swami Shivanand of Haridwar in ... Read more...

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Ganga crusader’s brother lodges police complaint


June 18th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 18 (IANS) The brother of a Hindu leader who died fasting to save the Ganga from pollution has filed a police complaint against another Hindu religious leader, police ... 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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Ascetic dies fasting for Ganga


June 14th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 14 (IANS) A 34-year-old ascetic, Swami Nigamananda, died here after fasting for two and a half months to save the river Ganga from pollution, yoga guru Baba Ramdev ... Read more...

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Efforts on to control adrift ship in Mumbai


June 12th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) A merchant ship being towed to Gujarat to be dismantled for scrap went adrift after breaking loose and is now near the Bandra shores, an official ... Read more...

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Waste management project in major Punjab cities from October


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 3 (IANS) The first project for door-to-door collection of garbage and solid waste management in major Punjab cities and towns will start in October, a minister said here ... Read more...

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World Bank approves $1 bn loan to clean Ganga river


June 1st, 2011 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $1-billion loan to India to help clean its river Ganga that accounts for one fourth of the country's water resources.The ... Read more...

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Blanchett criticised over tax scheme campaign


May 30th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett has attracted the wrath of Australians after agreeing to promote a controversial tax scheme in her native country.The actress appears in ... Read more...

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Eco warrior plugs drain to protect river from pollutants


May 19th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, May 19 (IANS) Supported by tens of hundreds of people, eco-warrior Balbir Singh Seechewal Wednesday plugged a drain with sandbags to prevent untreated municipal waste and industrial pollutants from ... Read more...

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86 arrested for Orissa killings


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 1 (IANS) At least 86 people were arrested Sunday for their alleged involvement in the burning alive of eight people, including a woman, in Orissa's Ganjam district, police ... Read more...

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Mob burns seven to death in Orissa


April 30th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) Seven people, including a woman, were burnt to death by a mob in Orissa' Ganjam district over a dispute related to the operation of a stone ... Read more...

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Development not at the cost of environment: new CII chief (Interview)


April 26th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The vigilant stance adopted by the environment ministry should be appreciated and it is time everybody, including industries, paid heed to environment laws, the newly ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro’s third phase approved


April 11th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday gave its nod to five Delhi Metro projects, including opening two new lines and extending three others.The new lines will link ... Read more...

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Himachal to fine tourists urinating in the open


April 11th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharampur, April 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Police are dealing with pollution of a different kind - tourists who urinate in the open despite the existence of washrooms.The roadsides along the ... Read more...

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Rare turtle captured in Vietnam for checkup


April 5th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hanoi, April 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A giant turtle has been pulled from a lake in Vietnam over concerns that the animal may be sick. The animal was removed from Hoan Keim ... Read more...

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China restricts food imports from Japan


March 26th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) China has banned the import of some Japanese food products amid fears of radiation contamination due to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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‘Zindagi…’ team hurl tomatoes at one another (With Images)


March 19th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The stars of Zoya Akhtar's "Zindagi Na Milege Dobara" had a unique bash at the time of shooting -- they celebrated the famous Tomatina festival ... Read more...

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Ascetics highlight Yamuna pollution to president


March 8th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), March 8 (IANS) More than 100 Vaishnavite ascetics from Maharashtra have requested President Pratibha Patil to help save the Yamuna river from pollution.In a memorandum submitted ... Read more...

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Using sound to diagnose ecological health


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Scientists are employing sound to diagnose ecological health of a landscape and to reconnect people. Soundscape ecology, as it is being called, focuses on what sounds ... Read more...

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Temples shut down to protest pollution in Yamuna


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gokul (Mathura), March 1 (IANS) In an unprecedented display of solidarity with the movement launched by the ascetics and Sri Krishna devotees of the Braj Mandal, temples here were shut down for ... Read more...

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World’s coral reefs ‘at risk due to overfishing, climate change’


February 24th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A major new assessment says that three-quarters of the world's coral reefs are at risk due to overfishing, pollution, climate change and other factors.Researchers say that the biggest ... Read more...

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Pedalling Delhi to Mumbai in 30 hours for a green cause


February 18th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Having cycled from Mumbai to Delhi in four days to spread the message of peace after the 26/11 attack, 53-year-old Vinod Punmiya will try now to pedal ... Read more...

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German law allows kids their right to make noise


February 17th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new legislation draft has been approved by the Germany cabinet to allow children to freely make noise.Some Germans are against the noise that children make. The ... Read more...

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A wind-powered car that covered 5,000 km in barely $16


February 14th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 14 (IANS) It's a car that travelled a distance of 5,000 km in Australia at a cost of just $16. Wondering how? Well, it was powered by the wind.The Wind ... Read more...

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2 million fishes found dead in Maryland


January 10th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say the recent killing of about 2 million fishes in Maryland may be due to the fact that the specie are outgrowing their habitat.The Maryland Department ... Read more...

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Dikshit inaugurates water conservation gallery


December 14th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday inaugurated the 'Water and Waste-water Gallery' at the National Science Centre to spread awareness about water conservation. The gallery, an initiative of ... Read more...

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