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Mayank Aggarwal

  • Special group set up to fast track development in northeast India

    Continuing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's focus on development of north-eastern region, the prime minister's office has directed the Project Monitoring Group (PMG) to fast track development projects in northeast region. The central government has already identified 21 such key projects worth...

    Monday, 1 September 2014 - 8:23am
  • Government junks Madhav Gadgil report on Western Ghats

    Under pressure from states, Centre says it prefers Kasturirangan recommendations

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 7:25am
  • With no candidate, Narenrdra Modi government advertises science department vacancy online

    Having failed to find a suitable person to wear the shoes of the secretary for the department of science and technology (DST), the Centre is now calling for open nominations from the science community to find a "visionary and a major contributor in shaping the future of Indian science, technology...

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 7:10am
  • NGT flays government for ambiguity over safety of Western Ghats

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday criticised the union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) for dragging its feet on taking final call on fate of environmentalist Madhav Gadgil's report on Western Ghats. Gadgil in his report had recommended notification of nearly 3/4th of Western...

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 7:40am
  • Will first river-interlinking project washout Panna reserve?

    Locals, activists voice concern as Uma Bharti's ministry moves proposal for green clearance

    Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 7:00am
  • After reaching for skies, India plans to explore ocean depths

    After having made its mark in space, India is now planning to explore the depths of the oceans. The country's first manned submersible mission, which will put India in the niche circle of US, Japan, China and Russia, has got a new thrust under the Modi government.

    Friday, 22 August 2014 - 6:20am
  • Ganga clean up: members of panel differ on ways to do it

    Consensus eludes on many issues within a committee of secretaries set up a month ago to find ways for prime minister Narendra Modi's pet project of cleansing river Ganga. The issue of flood plain management and viability of inland water ways have marked disagreements within departments, who are...

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 5:25am
  • Is Mumbai Ebola-ready?

    A bout of diarrhoea prompted a Vasai resident, who had returned from Nigeria on July 28, to visit the civic-run Sir DM Petit hospital last evening to check if he has Ebola. While doctors found no symptoms, he has been asked to remain home quarantined as a precaution. With a fair amount of scare...

    Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 6:00am
  • India stands tough in face of WTO pressure

    In a rare show of spine, India refused to bow to international pressure and did not sign an agreement at the World Trade Organisation meet in Geneva while back in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told US secretary of state John Kerry that "developed countries" need to understand the challenges...

    Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 7:20am
  • 1 in every 2 chickens in India contaminated by antibiotics, says study by CSE

    Non-vegetarians need to be careful as there is a possibility that one in every two chicken being consumed in India has strong presence of antibiotics, revealed a study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Wednesday stating that “large-scale indiscriminate use of antibiotics in poultry...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 11:27pm