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Sushma Swaraj unveils Ashoka painting


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has unveiled a painting depicting Emperor Asoka to mark the 2,600th year of the advent of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.The painting ... Read more...

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In Delhi, government spends Rs.950 on every plant!


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Believe it or not, Rs.950 is what the Delhi government spends on every plant to make the national capital look green, according to an Right ... Read more...

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Dikshit launches plantation drive in NDMC area


September 1st, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 1 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday launched a plantation drive in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area during which over 5,000 saplings will be ... Read more...

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Heavy showers lash Taj city


August 6th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) After several dry days, the Taj city Monday had three spells of heavy showers that flooded low-lying areas and caused traffic jams at busy intersections. The ... Read more...

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Dikshit launches plantation drive


August 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday launched the annual plantation drive during which one million saplings will be planted in the capital.Dikshit was joined by ... Read more...

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Punjab to plant trees along all highways


April 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) As Punjab celebrated the Baisakhi harvest festival Friday, the state government announced it was launching a major sapling plantation drive on vacant land along national ... Read more...

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What’s sucking Meghalaya’s famed oranges dry


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 23 (IANS) They have in the past been certified as the "best, sweet and juicy oranges" by central horticulture authorities. But the famed Khasi Mandarin oranges of Meghalaya ... Read more...

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Tibet vulnerable to climate change, says Karmapa


November 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 24 (IANS) Tibet is highly vulnerable to climate change and what happens there matters greatly to the rest of mainland Asia, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who ... Read more...

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Of loss, and love for a 30,000-member ‘green family’ (Feature)


October 17th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) The death of his wife and his young son left him completely shattered and he even contemplated suicide. But today, Bhaiyaram, 40, a farmer in Uttar ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

After politicians, officials to plant trees in Bihar


September 12th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) After politicians, Bihar's 400,000 officials have been asked to plant one sapling each to increase the state's green cover to 15 percent in the next five ... Read more...

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‘Green blessings’ from Lord Ganesha


September 6th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 6 (IANS) Prayers before the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha here are answered with blessings to make the earth greener!Shubh Sanskar Samiti, a Lucknow-based organisation holding religious programmes, is offering ... Read more...

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Indian PM pays homage to Bangladesh martyrs


September 6th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday paid tributes to those who died fighting for Bangladesh's independence -- from Pakistani rule.Army bugles played the last post ... Read more...

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Bihar ministers, legislator donate salary for green cause


September 6th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 6 (IANS) After Chief Minister Nitish Kumar donated a month's salary for a green Bihar campaign, his cabinet colleagues and legislators are also coming forward to donate their ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar gives month’s salary for green Bihar drive


September 3rd, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar donated a month's salary to a green Bihar campaign he flagged off Saturday.Giving the green signal to the Harit Bihar Abhiyan Rath ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bihar’s ruling party on a green mission


August 29th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is set to launch a campaign to plant five million saplings over the next two years, a party leader said ... Read more...

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Bihar set to turn green, politicians to plant trees


August 11th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 11 (IANS) With the aim of increasing forest cover to 35 percent in a decade, Bihar is employing several steps, including asking members of the ruling Janata Dal-United ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh doctor spreads smiles, and greenery


August 4th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Aug 4 (IANS) Having successfully treated thousands of cleft-lip patients, including the little waif Pinki Sonkar -- the lead character of Oscar-winning documentary "Smile Pinki" -- a doctor here ... Read more...

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Dikshit briefs Patil on Delhi plantation


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday met President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan and apprised her of the ongoing plantation drive in the capital, ... Read more...

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Delhi starts planting one million trees (Lead)


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi government Saturday launched a mass plantation drive that will see one million trees come up in the capital, taking its green cover to ... Read more...

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Dikshit launches green Delhi drive


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In order to enhance Delhi's green cover, the city government Saturday launched a mass plantation drive, led by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, to plant saplings ... Read more...

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Prayers, sapling plantations mark Dalai Lama’s birthday


July 6th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Mass prayers, sapling plantation and cultural shows were held here Wednesday to mark the 76th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.Tibetans gathered in ... Read more...

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WWF’s Adopt a Tree Campaign to start July 4


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) would kickstart its annual Adopt a Tree Campaign July 4 with active participation from various institutions, corporate houses, ... Read more...

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Through ponds, Agra to clean up Yamuna river


June 27th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh officials have devised a novel method to clean up the highly-polluted Yamuna river: excavate 10 ponds to store waste water that was hitheto flowing ... Read more...

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Plant a sapling in name of school topper, says teacher


June 16th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 15 (IANS) A school teacher in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district has proposed a campaign to plant saplings in the name of toppers in all classes for encouraging ... Read more...

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Delhi to increase its green cover: Dikshit


March 21st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said the government is making efforts to further increase the national capital city's green cover.The chief minister planted a ... Read more...

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Flower sapling sale increases with onset of spring in J.K


March 13th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar.13 (ANI): The sale of the flower saplings has increased in Jammu and Kashmir with the onset of spring season.With the rise in the demand, the turnover of the flower business ... Read more...

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Zardari vows to be guarantor of Pakistan’s better future


December 26th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 26 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has vowed to be a guarantor of the better future of the country, saying the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government will create ... Read more...

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This uninvited wedding guest has a green cause


November 30th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) You could say he barges into weddings, but it's all for a good cause. Santosh Bajpai turns up uninvited at Uttar Pradesh wedding ceremoies to make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Karva Chauth with a green cause


October 26th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 26 (IANS) Praying for longevity of your husband on Karva Chauth? Then why not plant a long-living tree after your husband? That's what an NGO dedicated to the cause of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A phone call will make your surroundings green


September 20th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) You are just a phone call away from turning your surroundings lush green, thanks to a helpline jointly launched by medical students, school children and scientists here for ... Read more...

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Nanu Nannu Kanasu Celebrates 125 Days Of Screening In Bangalore


September 14th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn wire): Actor Prakash Raj's directorial debut Kannada movie Naanu Nanna Kanasu has celebrated 125 days of its screening in Karnataka theaters this Sunday evening at the Bell Hotel ... Read more...

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Rural employment schemes a boon for West Bengal villagers


August 20th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 20 (ANI): Rural folk living on the outskirts of Kolkata have welcomed the various employment opportunities generated through financial aid by the Government social schemes like the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Jackfruit that are pieces of India’s living history (Feature with image)


August 19th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Tezpur (Assam), Aug 19 (IANS) These are no ordinary jackfruit that are served to patients and staff at the 155 Army Base Hospital here. But living products of history ... Read more...

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AMUL plants 10 million trees in Gujarat under Amul Green Campaign on Independence Day


August 16th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Anand (Gujarat), Aug.16 (ANI-Business Wire India): A new type of Green Revolution has begun in Gujarat. Three years ago, the 13 milk unions of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (better known as ... Read more...

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Agra city going green - the voluntary way


August 9th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Aug 9 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal is set to look greener from the barren wasteland it has been reduced to over the decades.Inspired by one man's ... Read more...

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