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Ansari visits Dachigam National Park


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, presently on a five-day visit to Kashmir, Sunday visited the Dachigam National Park which is home to 'Hangul', the world's only ... 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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Agartala to be Northeast India’s first solar city


September 12th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) To reduce dependency on conventional energy, the Tripura government Wednesday announced ambitious plans to make Agartala a 'solar city', replacing at least 10 percent of usual ... Read more...

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Goa temporarily suspends all mining operations


September 10th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) In a major development, the Goa government Monday temporarily suspended operations of all the working mines in the state, pending verification of documents relating to mining ... Read more...

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Tripura to build science village


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 10 (IANS) A science village is set to come up in Tripura to popularise scientific concepts in rural areas of the northeastern region.The project at Nimbark village, 10 ... 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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Parrikar dares Centre to find, shut illegal Goa ore mines


September 5th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) The escalating war of words between Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government just got hotter.Speaking at a Teachers ... Read more...

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Jayanthi Natarajan to arrive in Goa amidst mining controversy


September 5th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan is expected to arrive in Goa next week, even as the state government is at loggerheads with the ... Read more...

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Mining dumps in Goa the next Congress-BJP battleground? (With Image)


September 5th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Till recently it was considered mining waste - all 700 million tonnes of it. With technology now available to extract low grade ore from the ... Read more...

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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

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IIT-Kanpur barred from taking foreign donations


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Sep 3 (IANS) The union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has barred Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur from accepting foreign donations, citing the premier institute's laid-back attitude in submitting ... Read more...

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Two Goa mines to shut down operations


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Two open-cast iron ore mines operating within a short distance of a wildlife sanctuary in Goa have been asked to shut down operations by the union ... Read more...

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Notice to governments over child rights


August 29th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central and the city governments on a plea which said that authorities have failed to create ... Read more...

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NRI appeals for LPG connection in India


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Unable to procure a cooking gas connection for his home in Punjab has forced a British citizen of Indian origin to approach the Punjab Non-Resident Indians ... Read more...

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Manipur to give Rs.75 lakh to Mary Kom


August 15th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 14 (IANS) The Manipur government has increased the cash reward and other benefits for Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said Wednesday."The government ... Read more...

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Women’s group claims Goa government in cahoots with casinos


August 13th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led coalition government in Goa is hand in glove with the casino industry, a leading women's organisation here alleged Monday.Sabina ... Read more...

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Odisha to release captured leopard into wild


August 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A leopard currently lodged at a zoo after being captured about a month ago in Odisha's Subarnapur district could be released into the wild soon, ... Read more...

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Tripura introduces high security vehicle number plates


July 30th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 30 (IANS) The Tripura government Monday introduced high security registration plates for all vehicles to check their thefts and accidents in the northeastern state.Accidents and thefts of cars ... Read more...

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Northeast’s fourth mega food park in Tripura


July 29th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 29 (IANS) The northeast's fourth mega food park will be set up in Tripura at a cost of Rs.72 crore to accelerate the growth of food processing industry ... Read more...

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Will cancel 40 illegal mining operations: Parrikar


July 26th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Operations of 40 out of Goa's 100-odd mines which were running without clearances for the last few years will be cancelled within two weeks, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly stove a boon for rural women (With Image)


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Juelkunti (Karnataka), July 25 (IANS) Time was when women of this village of 121 households had to daily trudge for considerable distances to gather firewood to light their stoves for ... Read more...

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Extra subsidised rice to poor in 12 districts in Northeast


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 23 (IANS) The central government has provided additional quota of rice at a subsidised rate for the poor living in 12 backward districts in the northeast, a state ... Read more...

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Court stays construction of mosque near Jama Masjid


July 20th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday stayed the construction of a mosque near the proposed Jama Masjid Metro station and told the municipal corporation to hand ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Central team starts to assess damage


July 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) A central team arrived in Assam Tuesday to assess the damage caused by the floods in the state's 27 districts.The first wave of floods and ... Read more...

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Leopard captured in Odisha made to ‘entertain’ locals


July 9th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) Odisha officials have drawn flak after a captured male leopard was brought to the residence of a district collector to "entertain" people in the area.The leopard ... Read more...

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Now, Parrikar accuses Chidambaram of ‘dadagiri’ in postings


July 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday accused union home ministry of P. Chidambaram of 'dadagiri' over the issue of appointment of Indian Police Service (IPS) ... Read more...

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‘Uranium deposits necessary for power generation’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 4 (IANS) Uranium deposits in Meghalaya are needed for meeting the country's power generation needs, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Adviser, T.K.A. Nair, said here Wednesday."Uranium is a ... Read more...

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Biodiversity project launched in Himachal


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) A national project to access genetic resources, their economic values and share their benefits was launched in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday.The Rs.46-crore United Nations Environment Programme-Global Environment ... Read more...

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Prakash Mishra appointed new Odisha police chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The Odisha government Tuesday appointed senior police officer Prakash Mishra as the state's new Director General of Police, shifting incumbent Manmohan Praharaj to the department of ... Read more...

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Dikshit lauds steps to regularise illegal colonies


June 9th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday thanked union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath for amending the regulations and facilitating regularisation of unauthorised colonies in ... Read more...

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UP to pilot national single window for investors


June 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday agreed to be a pilot state in an eBiz (e-governance) project of the central government which aims at providing single-window clearance to prospective ... Read more...

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Landslides disrupt rail services to Northeast


June 4th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam)/Agartala, June 4 (IANS) Rail services between southern Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram and the rest of India have been suspended since Sunday following heavy landslides on railway tracks, ... Read more...

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Government employee kills self over ‘official problems’


May 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A 51-year-old campaign officer working with the union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was found hanging from a ceiling fan inside his house Friday afternoon, ... Read more...

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