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Agra’s famous petha makers in big trouble


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) Agra's traditional 'petha' (sweet ash gourd) industry is in trouble, a victim of the battle against pollution to save the Taj Mahal.For the past four days, ... Read more...

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Should I shoot my officers for doing wrong, asks Natarajan


September 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Grilled over the role of officials from her ministry in the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining scam in Goa, an exasperated Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws."The ministry has suspended clearance of all ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said."The ministry has suspended clearance ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam worth Rs 34,935 crore: Justice Shah Commission


September 7th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) The Justice M.B. Shah Commission report, which was tabled in parliament Friday, says that Goa's iron ore mining scam is worth nearly Rs.35,000 crore.The voluminous report ... Read more...

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SC lifts ban on 18 iron ore mines in Karnataka (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday lifted the ban on iron ore mining in 18 category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurg and Timkur districts.Category A mines ... Read more...

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SC lifts ban on iron ore mining for Karnataka


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday lifted the ban on iron ore mining in category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurga and Timkur districts.The apex court forest ... Read more...

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Garbage-free Bangalore by Monday, promise authorities


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP-ruled Bangalore civic administration has promised to rid country's IT hub from thousands of tonnes of overflowing garbage by Monday but doubts persist as its ... Read more...

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Goa orders shutdown at soot emitting plant


August 28th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) A Vedanta Resources-owned company has been asked to shut down for 48 hours its coke oven plant in Goa's mining belt by the pollution control authority.The ... Read more...

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Mormugao port causing Vasco’s coal dust pollution: Minister


August 7th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa's environment minister Alina Saldanha Tuesday said the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) was responsible for the coal dust pollution in the port city of Vasco, 35 ... Read more...

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‘Mining rejects can be used to buffer Goa water bodies’


July 21st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Goa's Water Resources Department (WRD) is advocating an innovative use of low-grade ore, cast away as mining rejects, to buffer up slopes surrounding water bodies instead ... Read more...

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‘Noida ground water overuse probe not held’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 19 (IANS) A two-member official team which came to investigate complaints against mall developers overdrawing ground water in sector 18 here left without conducting any probe, an activist ... Read more...

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Rights panel notice to Jharkhand over 22 workers’ deaths


July 11th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Jharkhand government over not compensating the next of the kin of 22 workers who ... Read more...

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Himachal court dismisses cement firm’s petitions


July 6th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 6 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday dismissed a cement company's review petitions, which was fined Rs.100 crore for environmental damage and told to dismantle a captive ... Read more...

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Boost for Odisha’s Dhamra port expansion plan


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The expansion plan of Odisha's Dhamra port got a boost with authorities Tuesday successfully conducting a public hearing in a village near the port, an official ... Read more...

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‘40 percent of Goa mining operations without clearances’


June 14th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) Nearly 40 per cent of the 100-odd mining operations in Goa are possibly functioning without requisite clearances, says a report by an international human rights organisation, ... Read more...

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Firm fined Rs.100 crore for violating environmental laws


May 4th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the green bench of the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday imposed Rs.100 crore in damages on Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), a subsidiary ... Read more...

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Ammonia leak: Disaster averted in Agartala


April 19th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) A prompt response from fire service personnel averted a major disaster here after they successfully contained an Ammonia gas leak from a local cold storage, officials ... Read more...

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40 mining companies in Goa issued notice


April 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Over 40 mine operating firms have been issued notice by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for extracting iron ore beyond the limits stipulated in ... Read more...

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Dumping waste in open a criminal offence in Kerala


November 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Monday directed the state police to register criminal cases against all those who dump waste on the streets.The ... Read more...

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CAG points to Kerala’s poor waste management


October 25th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Tuesday blamed the Kerala State Pollution Control Board, the urban local bodies and state government officials for not ... Read more...

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Coal giant looks at huge losses amid closure orders


August 24th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 24 (IANS) Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) stands to lose production of around 40,000 tonnes of coal each day following orders from the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board ... Read more...

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Goa’s illegally operated mines asked to shut down


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Nineteen out of the 100 odd operational mines in Goa have been ordered to be shut down by the state's top pollution control authority for ... Read more...

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Sterlite plant: Tamil Nadu asked to reply on environment report


July 18th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Tamil Nadu government and the state pollution control board to respond to an environment impact assessment of Vedanta group ... 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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Kerala cancels licence to endosulfan factory


May 27th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday cancelled the licence given to Kochi-based central government-run Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) to manufacture pesticide endosulfan, blamed for almost 500 deaths in ... Read more...

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639 polluting industrial units closed in Haryana


May 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Cracking the whip, the Haryana government ordered the closure of 639 industrial units in 2010-11 for violation of water and air pollution norms, a minister said ... Read more...

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Badal tells officials to monitor effluents


May 20th, 2011 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) A day after environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal and his supporters blocked a drain near Jalandhar as it was carrying toxic effluents into a river, Punjab Chief ... Read more...

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Ruling NCP leaders’ role in illegal mining worries Goa BJP


May 9th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 9 (IANS) The Goa Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday expressed concern at several office bearers of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), a junior partner in the Congress-led ... Read more...

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Ships from Japan not allowed to de-ballast in Goa ports


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) Fearing transmission of radiation, ships coming in from Japan at the Mormugao port in Goa have been asked not to de-ballast water from its holds, a ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Vigilance Bureau files fresh chargesheet against Koda


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Apr 2 (ANI): Jharkhand Vigilance Bureau has filed a chargesheet against former Chief Minister Madhu Koda, alleging that he took Rs. 90 lakh from two of his associates to contest the ... Read more...

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NALCO to set up pilot project on managing carbon


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) Monday said a pilot project on carbon sequestration will be implemented at its captive power plant at Angul in Orissa.Sidhanta ... Read more...

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Trinamool violating poll code, complains Left Front


March 8th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Monday complained to the Election Commission about violation of the model code of conduct by the Trinamool Congress which has ... Read more...

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Fate of 40 Goa mines to be decided Friday


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) The fate of 40 open cast iron ore and manganese mines in Goa will be decided by the state pollution control board Friday.Speaking to reporters Thursday ... Read more...

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Goa shuts illegal mine after tribal protest (Lead)


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) The Goa government has finally shut down an illegal open cast iron ore mine after tribals, who had been protesting for months, laid siege to ... Read more...

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