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  • China allays India's fears on Brahmaputra dam

    Political parties on Monday expressed serious concerns over China's announcement of completing a major hydropower dam on Brahmaputra, called Yarlung Zangbo in Tibet, even as NDA government tried to allay fears stating that it had full knowledge of the neighbouring country's plans. China, meanwhile...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Industry will now have to shell out five times more for forest land

    Industry in India may soon have to shell out nearly five times the money which it presently pays for forests land being diverted for industrial projects. Not just more money, the mandatory compensatory afforestation may also be doubled soon.

    Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Now, penal action against those breaking green laws

    Violating environmental laws and getting away with only fines would soon be a thing of the past as a high-level committee formed to review India's green laws has recommended penal and criminal action against such defaulters.

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Proactive PMO takes control of easing green clearances

    In the run up to the 2014 elections, industry and its bigwigs across India wholeheartedly supported the BJP and its PM candidate Narendra Modi and now the NDA government, it seems, is thanking them in return. Leading from the front, is prime minister Narendra Modi's Office itself that in the last...

    Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Tribunal cancels green clearance to 3600 MW thermal power plant

    Pulls up MoEF for casual approach while according green clearance

    Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 7:50am
  • CWC red-flags move on India-Australia cooperation on Ganga

    A proposal to involve Australia for Ganga rejuvenation may lead to leakage of data over Ganga River basin to India's neighbouring countries. Expressing such apprehensions, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has red-flagged a move to include Ganga rejuvenation, especially development of Ganga river...

    Friday, 14 November 2014 - 6:55am
  • PMO wants quick disposal of environment cases stuck with Supreme Court

    Prime minister Narendra Modi's office has expressed its worries over union environment ministry's cases being stuck in the Supreme Court as it has led to huge delays in infrastructure projects worth several thousands of crores. The PMO has urged attorney general Mukul Rohatgi to take urgent action...

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • AAP may field defeated Lok Sabha candidates for Assembly

    Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) seven candidates in Delhi for 2014 Lok Sabh elections may have not won any seat but the party is now considering giving ticket to most of them in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. "It is true that none of our seven candidates won in Delhi but at the same time it cannot...

    Thursday, 6 November 2014 - 5:45am
  • RSS wants BJP to promote 'Hindu' icons through books?

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) wants Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government to "correct history" and it seems the government is doing exactly that. To start with, the Union government has not just looked at renaming central government schemes or places named after Gandhi family leaders...

    Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 7:06am
  • Activists write to PM on the dilution of the Forest Rights Act

    Expressing concerns over "consistent efforts" of the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) bringing out resolutions and orders in violation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006, a group of tribal rights activists, environmentalists, forest worker rights from across India have now written...

    Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 7:00am