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Kolkata police discuss security with IPL stakeholders


March 21st, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Top officials of the Kolkata Police held a meeting Tuesday with various stakeholders of the Indian Premier League (IPL) regarding security during the matches to be ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to encourage ‘green’ industrial projects


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Maharashtra government is taking measures to boost green and environment friendly industrial projects in the state to protect the environment, an official said Friday."Projects with ... Read more...

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Brazilian officials probe oil found on beach


December 20th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian officials found oil on a beach in Angra dos Reis, a city in Rio de Janeiro state, and are trying to determine if ... Read more...

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Maharashtra starts criminal cases against Lavasa officials


November 4th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Nov 4 (IANS) After dilly-dallying for months, the Maharashtra government Friday initiated criminal proceedings against Lavasa Corporation Ltd. for violating environmental regulations at its ongoing hill city project near ... Read more...

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Ministers cite opposition to tiger reserve in Goa


July 19th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) In a setback for wildlife enthusiasts rooting for creating a tiger reserve in Goa, state Environment Minister Aleixo Sequeira said Tuesday there was popular resistance ... Read more...

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Bengal to support eco-friendly industries: Minister


July 8th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Urging industries to make greater use of environment friendly technology, the West Bengal government Friday said it would extend all support to eco-friendly projects but come ... Read more...

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Goa’s offshore casinos running without mandatory NOCs


March 16th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Three offshore casinos, including India's biggest one, have been operating on the Mandovi river in Goa without a mandatory no objection certificate (NOC) for nearly two ... Read more...

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No GM crop trials without states’ consent: Jairam Ramesh


March 9th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar opposed field trials of genetically modified (GM) crop Bt maize in his state, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Court orders Hiranandanis to appear before it next month


January 18th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) A local court here Tuesday asked three members of the realty major Hiranandani family to appear before it Feb 22 on a complaint alleging the environmental clearance to ... Read more...

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Heavy rains leave 250 dead in Brazil


January 13th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) At least 250 people have died due to heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in Brazil during the past two days, authorities said.In the mountainous Teresopolis, the ... 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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Environment ministry puts Lavasa Lake City on hold (Lead)


November 26th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The environment ministry has issued a show cause notice to Lavasa Corporation Limited for violating environmental laws, putting a stop to any further construction on its Lake ... Read more...

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Action soon against Adarsh housing society: Jairam Ramesh


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said action will be taken against Adarsh housing society in the next two to three days for violating environmental laws.The environment ... Read more...

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Tar balls continue to pollute Goa beaches


August 31st, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) Tonnes of slimy tar balls continued to pollute the Goa coastline, even as state authorities started an extensive operation, albeit belatedly, to clean the beaches, known for attracting ... Read more...

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Mayawati gives Taj Corridor accused key slot


February 14th, 2010 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday gave a key slot to a top bureaucrat who figures among the accused in the Taj Corridor scandal. R.K. Sharma, who was ... Read more...

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Environment education to be compulsory in Uttar Pradesh


January 28th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) Environment education will be a part of the school curriculum in Uttar Pradesh from the next academic session. State environment principal secretary Alok Ranjan told IANS here Thursday: "The ... Read more...

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Goa minister unable to demolish illegal resort, apologises


December 18th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) State Environment Minister Aleixo Sequeira Friday apologised to the legislative assembly for his inability to demolish an illegal resort owned by a firm run by Russians, who ... Read more...

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Thousands of volunteers pitch in to clean Yamuna


December 6th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Clad in yellow body suits and masks and armed with spades, thousands of students, executives and even government officials Saturday descended onto the banks of river Yamuna ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu pollution board to speed up industrial clearances


December 4th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) will speed up the process of issuing permission letters to industries once its procedures are computerised in a month's time, state ... Read more...

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Highlight Sundarbans in Copenhagen talks: Bengal government


November 19th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government has written a letter to the centre asking the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to highlight the Sundarbans issue in the Copenhagen ... Read more...

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Goa pollution control board’s powers curtailed


October 13th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Even as 91 out of the 103 open cast mines in Goa are being probed for illegalities and discrepancies in their operations, a missive from the ministry of ... Read more...

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Delhi to make 100 existing buildings greener


October 12th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Delhi government Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) to make "greener" 100 city buildings, including the Delhi Secretariat and ... Read more...

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Orissa forms crisis group to monitor oil spill off Paradip


October 8th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (IANS) Orissa Thursday formed a crisis group to monitor the pollution caused by oil spill from a sunken Mongolian ship near Paradip port, an official said. "We have formed a ... Read more...

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Goa’s illegal resort stands as Russian owners go missing


September 26th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 26 (IANS) The Goa government has been "unable" to execute the order of demolition of an illegal hotel resort for nearly nine months now as the Russian owners of the ... Read more...

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Himachal to be included in river conservation programme


September 4th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will be soon included in the National River Conservation Programme, an official statement said Friday. "The centre has agreed to include Himachal Pradesh in the National River ... Read more...

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Authority to force environmental laws to be set up


August 19th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) The central government will soon set up a national authority to enforce environmental laws, minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday. "At the state environment and forest ministers' meeting yesterday ... Read more...

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Include Himachal in national river conservation: Nadda


August 18th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Tuesday requested the central government to include the state in the National River Conservation Programme as most of the rivers in northern states originate from it. State ... Read more...

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Total ban on plastic bags in Himachal from Oct 2


August 16th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is set to impose a total ban on the use of plastic bags from Oct 2, state Environment Minister J.P. Nadda said Sunday. "From Oct 2, ... Read more...

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BSP leader’s institute polluting Gomti river: officials


July 14th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) An educational campus, owned by Bahujan Samaj Party general secretary Akhilesh Das has been charged with polluting the Gomti river, where thousands of fish have died due ... Read more...

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Gujarat offers herdsmen hefty sum to shift out of Gir


July 3rd, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 3 (IANS) The Gujarat government is planning to shift some 100 families of the Maldhari community living inside the sprawling Gir National Park as part of a project to resettle ... Read more...

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Parsvnath gets environmental nod for Panipat township


May 18th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Realty major Parsvnath Developers has got environmental clearance from the Haryana government for its Parsvnath Paliwal City project at Panipat, the company announced Monday. "After getting environmental clearance ... Read more...

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Tiger attacks in Sundarbans send wake-up call


January 14th, 2009 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Man is not a natural prey for big cats, but tigers in the Sundarbans in West Bengal are increasingly sneaking out of the dense mangrove forests and attacking ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai decks up for its first international match


April 27th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) The satellite town of Navi Mumbai has been spruced up and its D.Y. Patil Stadium bedecked as it prepares to host its first international match Sunday between the ... Read more...

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West Bengal to act against illegal hotels on the beach


February 29th, 2008 - 1:14 am ICT by admin
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) The West Bengal government is moving court against the unauthorised hotels and resorts that have come up on the sea beach at Mandarmani in violation of ... Read more...

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