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Coca-Cola India and World Vision to support rural schools in India


June 6th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 6 (IANS) Coca-Cola and World Vision, a humanitarian organization, have joined hands to revitalise 100 rural and semi-urban schools in India under the internationally recognised "Support My ... Read more...

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Visually-challenged students plant saplings in Kolkata


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 5 (IANS) To protect the greenery, a group of visually-challenged students observed the World Environment Day by planting medicinal trees here Tuesday.The 50 students, who took out a ... Read more...

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Assam governor launches green project


June 5th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) Assam Governor J.B. Patnaik Tuesday lunched an environment project to make the Raj Bhavan here "a green castle" and to create awareness among people, particularly ... Read more...

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Himachal average temperature rises by over 5 degrees


June 5th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) The average maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh has increased by 5.2 degrees Celsius during the past four decades, while average rainfall has remained unchanged, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Mario Miranda’s favourite fort returns to life


June 5th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Cartoonist Mario Miranda, who had brought to life the Reis Magos Fort in a sketch, could not live long enough to see his favourite structure restored ... Read more...

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Today is World Environment Day 2012


June 5th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) World Environment Day (WED) will be observed today all over the world. Run by the UNEP (UN’s Environment Programme), the aim of this event is to ... Read more...

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Depleting water sources in Himachal worry locals


June 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) Fearing drying up of traditional water sources and depletion of flora and fauna due to massive construction of hydropower projects, people of over two ... Read more...

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A tale of the last natural spring (Letter from Himachal - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shogi (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) For residents of Shogi, a hamlet tucked away in the hills near Shimla, a natural spring reminds them what havoc ecological degeneration can cause.The ... Read more...

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Is overfishing killing the hilsa in Bengal? (With Image) (June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) It is the ultimate in Bengali cuisine and Bengalis in both India and Bangladesh swear by the delicate taste of this premium fish. But the hilsa, ... Read more...

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Is there any hope for the Yamuna? (Comment - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
The present state of the Yamuna river from Delhi to Agra, a distance of roughly 250 km, is alarming. Described now as a huge sewage canal, Yamuna water is unfit for ... Read more...

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Zardari wants a greener Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for concerted efforts to turn the country green by planting the maximum number of saplings.He also wants active engagement ... Read more...

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Dhumal administers green pledge to public


June 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on the occasion of the World Environment Day Tuesday, administered a pledge to the people of the state to ... Read more...

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Assam township upbeat over 200 years of banyan tree


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pathsala (Assam), May 2 (IANS) People from all walks of life of Bajali area in this Assam township are gearing up to celebrate 200 years of a banyan tree that ... Read more...

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Special train to spread biodiversity awareness


June 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In a bid to raise awareness about the unique biodiversity of the country, the central government will be running a 16-coach train named 'Science Express ... Read more...

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Tara Sharma prepares for second season of TV show


May 31st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Motherhood kept her away from showbiz for a while, but now Tara Sharma is ready for her second innings on small screen -- she is ... Read more...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan green initiative gets new logo (With image)


May 30th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Rashtrapati Bhavan's sustainability initiative - Roshni Prachodaya Society (Roshni) - Wednesday got a new logo selected by President Pratibha Patil.The logo, created by ... Read more...

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Jairam insists on more forest cover for India


June 5th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday emphasised on increasing the country's forest cover through the Green India Mission, while India played global host to the World ... Read more...

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One crore saplings to be planted across Bengal (Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) In a joint initiative with the state government for a greener West Bengal, the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) Sunday announced that it will plant over 45,000 ... Read more...

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Youth walk for environment in Green Walkathon


June 5th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Hundreds of schoolchildren gathered early Sunday in the heart of the national capital for a Green Walkathon walk to mark the World Environment Day."The youth ... Read more...

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Delhiites can soon sell solar power to distribution companies(June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Delhiites will soon have an opportunity play a pivotal role in saving the environment by installing solar power plants on the rooftops of their houses ... Read more...

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One crore sapplings to be planted across Bengal


June 5th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) In a joint initiative with the state government for a greener West Bengal, the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) Sunday announced that it will plant over 45,000 ... Read more...

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Narmada water reaches Bhopal


June 5th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 5 (IANS) The people of this Madhya Pradesh capital received an apt gift on the World Environment Day Sunday -- supplies from the Narmada river that is supposed ... Read more...

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Dhoni to promote Jharkhand forest department


June 5th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 5 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been made the brand ambassador of Jharkhand's forest and environment department.The announcement by the state government in a full ... Read more...

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Mining eating into Goa forests: Church


June 5th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Excessive mining in Goa is proving to be a grave threat to the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats, the church warned in its World Environment Day message ... Read more...

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India gears up to mark Environment Day for UN


June 4th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) A host of activities are slated for World Environment Day Sunday, with India hosting it for the United Nations this year with the theme ... Read more...

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Indian artists collaborate for ‘green’ song


June 4th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Singer Shubha Mudgal, composer Debojyoti Mishra and lyricist Sam Panchmukhi have come together and created a song for World Environment Day being observed Sunday."Music has ... Read more...

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What is a forest? India yet to define (World Environment Day is on June 5)


June 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Most people have read the definition of a "forest" at some point or another, but in India its legal definition is still evolving within the ... Read more...

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India can’t do without nuclear, thermal energy: Ramesh


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said there was no alternative to commercial energy - nuclear and thermal - if India aims to continue ... Read more...

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Tihar inmates to get English lessons


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Tihar Jail here will soon introduce English lessons for its inmates.This was stated by Neeraj Kumar, director general of the prison, at the screening ... Read more...

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Economy, environment should go hand-in-hand: Jairam


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) India's approach towards environmental growth has to keep pace with economic growth to achieve the targets of "green economy", Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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Spanish-Vietnamese couple bike to India for green cause spot


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) A Spanish-Vietnamese couple, who are on a world tour on solar bicycles, believe India to be a "karmic" experience.Guim Valls Teruel, a Spanish traveller, and ... Read more...

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‘Press photography in Goa’s illegal mines risky’


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 2 (IANS) Press photography in Goa's hinterland pockmarked by open cast iron ore mines is fraught with risk due to the illegal mining mafia, according to the head ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra Vs Rahul Bose on World Environment Day


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra and Rahul Bose are to compete on the World Environment Day June 5 to motivate people to do their bit ... Read more...

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Capital to host short films fest on environment


May 31st, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A short films festival called WED'11 will showcase solution-oriented movies to celebrate the World Environment Day. Mike Pandey's "Shores of Silence: Whale Sharks in India" ... Read more...

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Bihar plans for green panchayats


May 27th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 27 (IANS) Bihar plans to plant six thousand saplings in each panchayat in the state by launching a new social forestry programme under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural ... Read more...

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