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Muslim cleric held in Pakistan blasphemy case


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) A Muslim cleric has been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly putting some pages of the Quran among burnt papers to strengthen a case of blasphemy against ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers with a difference - on ‘clean Shimla’ mission (Letter from Shimla)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Their mission is to clean and they too are whistleblowers - literally. Shimla's new cleanliness wardens have been given the job of blowing the whistle on ... Read more...

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Soldier, another arrested for ‘magic mirror’ fraud


April 24th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) Two men, including an army soldier, were arrested in Rajasthan Monday for duping a property dealer of Rs.60 million on the pretext of selling him a ... Read more...

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Delhi woman held in Bangalore for smuggling computer chips


January 6th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 6 (IANS) Customs sleuths arrested a Delhi-based woman for attempting to smuggle in about 31,500 computer chips (memory cards) valued at Rs.63 lakh into the country from Hong ... 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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Idol immersion may have contaminated Delhi water


October 11th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) There is a strong possibility that Delhi's potable water has got contaminated with toxic dyes after the immersion of idols on Durga Puja last week ... Read more...

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Himachal bans disposable plastic products


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) After the success of ban on polythene bags, Himachal Pradesh Sunday imposed a ban on disposable plastic products. Packaged drinking water can, however, still be sold ... Read more...

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Himachal bans plastic products from Oct 2


September 26th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has banned disposable plastic products from Oct 2, an official statement said here Monday. Packaged drinking water will, however, not be affected by the ... Read more...

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Himachal takes green road to plastic disposal


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh plans to surface 150 km of state roads this fiscal by adding shredded plastic waste to tar, a minister said Tuesday."Molten plastic with liquid ... Read more...

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Agra’s war on plastic: One step forward, two steps back?


June 8th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 8 (IANS) It was one of the most successful eco-campaigns in the Taj city, and even earned rare praise from the Uttar Pradesh government, but Agra's war on ... Read more...

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Train mows down four children in Punjab


May 6th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lalru (Punjab), May 6 (IANS) Four children, who were picking polythene bags from a railway bridge, were crushed by a speeding train in this Punjab town Friday, police said."The accident ... Read more...

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Himachal’s eco drive gets prime minister’s award


April 21st, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) An innovative anti-polythene drive by Himachal Pradesh Thursday won the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration, a statement said.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave ... Read more...

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Peepli Live from Punjab village


April 17th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Nagla (Punjab), April 17 (IANS) Perched 30 feet above ground on a eucalyptus tree, Avtar Singh Nagla, a politician from Punjab, chews on roasted nuts as a battery of media ... Read more...

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Flouting Punjab’s polythene law could land you in jail


April 16th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) The manufacture, disposal and usage of polythene bags made of virgin plastic in Punjab will get tougher from May 1. Rigorous imprisonment up to three months ... Read more...

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Plastic bags help pollination in apple gardens in Kullu


April 9th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Apr 9 (ANI): Despite a strict ban imposed by the Provincial Government on the use of plastic and polythene products like bags in a bid to reduce pollution levels, apple growers ... Read more...

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Himachal bans plastic cups, plates


January 29th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) After imposing a ban on the use of all types of polythene bags made of non-biodegradable materials, Himachal Pradesh has decided to ban disposable plastic products from August ... Read more...

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Agra’s war on plastic: Nothing succeeds like success


January 26th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Jan 26 (IANS) The Taj city's success in its two-month-old war against plastic has been so impressive that the Uttar Pradesh government has been encouraged to take the campaign ... Read more...

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Himachal’s plastic waste drive may earn it national award


January 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) An innovative scheme launched by Himachal Pradesh to remove polythene wastes by using these to surface roads may win the state government a national award, an official said ... Read more...

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73 Mathura villages join battle against Yamuna pollution


January 10th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Rajpura (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 10 (IANS) Animal carcasses are not to be dumped into the river, washermen should not use chemicals to wash dirty clothes, the river bank is not ... Read more...

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Taj city hopes for cleaner, greener 2011


December 30th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Dec 30 (IANS) The city of the Taj can look forward to a whole lot of new developments in 2011, from banning of polythene bags, a much-needed war on ... Read more...

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Agra residents form human chain against polythene bags


December 19th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 19 (IANS) Braving a chilly Sunday morning, thousands of Agra citizens sporting white caps and holding banners formed a 20 km long human chain to sensitise people about the environmental ... Read more...

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Agra goes all out against polythene bags


December 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) Jan 1 has been fixed as the deadline to declare the Taj city polythene bag-free and the countdown has begun in right earnest with over 125 ... Read more...

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Himachal aims to earn carbon credits


December 8th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has started a process to earn carbon credits under a project of the UN, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Wednesday.Carbon credits provide a ... Read more...

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More than 2000 fetuses found in a Buddhist temple


November 20th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The police were shocked to the core when they found more than 2,000 fetuses in a Buddhist Temple in Thailand. The discovery came after the police raided ... Read more...

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10,000 kids keep guard against littering in Himalayas


October 29th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 29 (IANS) They may be young, but don't get caught littering in front of them. Over 10,000 schoolchildren are virtually on the prowl in the hills of Himachal ... Read more...

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Haryana bans polythene bags


October 16th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) The Haryana government Saturday announced a complete ban on usage, storage and recycling of polythene carry bags in the state The ban has been approved by Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Yamuna recedes in Agra (Lead)


September 28th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 28 (IANS) The swollen Yamuna river began receding in this Taj city Tuesday afternoon. However, the water level was still four feet above the lower danger mark of 495 feet, ... Read more...

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Agra wakes up to polythene menace, starts drains’ clean-up


September 28th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 28 (IANS) The Agra Municipal Corporation Tuesday launched a massive drive to clean up the city's open drains of thousands of quintals of polythene bags, empty bottles and wrappers ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No forced closure of shops during Games: Dikshit


August 31st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday assured businessmen against forced closure of their establishments and the resultant financial loss during the Commonwealth Games and sought public cooperation ... Read more...

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BSF seizes 31 kg heroin at Punjab border (Lead)


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), July 3 (IANS) In a major recovery along the border with Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) Saturday recovered 31 kg of heroin near here in Punjab but two smugglers ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to recycle plastic pouches


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) In a bid to minimise littering of plastic waste in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, the government has asked consumers to return empty edible oil pouches to the ... Read more...

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Haryana’s green drive: planting 5 crore saplings


June 11th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Haryana is all set for a major afforestation drive with plans to plant five crore sapling this year to enhance the state's green cover, officials said here Friday. "Climate ... Read more...

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Over 870 kg polythene seized


May 8th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Coming down hard on the rampant use of polythene, authorities raided a grain market here and seized a whopping 870 kg of plastic, an official said Saturday. "Over 870 ... Read more...

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A thousand hands to save Yamuna in Taj city (March 22 is World Water Day)


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 22 (IANS) As the world marks the World Water Day Monday to raise awareness about this basic natural resource essential for life, volunteers here have cleaned up the banks of ... Read more...

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Himachal to do away with plastic liquor bottles


March 7th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 7 (IANS) In a step towards making Himachal Pradesh plastic-free, the state government has decided to do away with plastic liquor bottles from April 1 and promote glass ones, an ... Read more...

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