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Mayank Aggarwal

  • 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
  • RSS wings oppose GM crop trials, government says decision only after consultations

    Field trials of 15 genetically modified (GM) crops approved recently by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) may have to wait with the government saying it will not take a decision in a hurry, after two wings of the RSS -- Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh -- opposed any...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 7:05am
  • CBI refuses information on corruption charges against its officer to RTI activist

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) doesn't want to reveal corruption cases involving its own officers, and is willing to take legal recourse to ensure the same. The agency refused RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal's May 2013 request seeking information on graft cases against its officers...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 7:00am
  • PM Narendra Modi tells ministries to ease hurdles for green nod

    In run up to the general elections, Narendra Modi had publicly taken on green clearances roadblock promising that he will simplify process. Two months after swearing in as the prime minister, Modi's office has shot off a letter to all key infrastructure ministries to spell out specific changes...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 6:45am
  • AAP returns to 'Jantar Mantar' in bid to return to power

    Life has come full circle for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the party which was born of public protests at Jantar Mantar is back to its birthplace this Sunday (August 3) where it would be accusing BJP of running away from holding fresh Delhi elections. The first big public meeting, on August 3, also...

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 6:35am
  • Development is important but should have least disturbance to tribals: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government has clearly put down its resolve to get rid of “environment clearances” roadblock and restart India’s growth and thus proposals are apparently being mooted to exempt projects like roads & highways, transmission lines from seeking consent of “Gram...

    Friday, 25 July 2014 - 3:45pm
  • Government rejigs green clearance rules

    New rules: Govt lifts moratorium for such clearances, to "re-assess" Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index on the basis of which 43 polluted areas in the country were being identified

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 6:40am
  • Field trials of rice, cotton on the anvil

    The Union environment ministry on Friday cleared 15 proposals for field trials of certain varieties of Genetically Modified (GM) crops including rice, chickpea, mustard, cotton and others. The decision, however, did not found favour with activists raising voice against GM crops asking government to...

    Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 6:55am
  • What makes Maharashtra and Gujarat rivers most polluted in the country

    The environment ministry has identified 150 polluted stretches of rivers across India which need conservation work but interestingly nearly 1/3rd of those polluted river stretches are in Maharashtra and Gujarat alone.

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 7:15am
  • River of funds to flow for Ganga

    River Ganga's conservation and development was a major talking point for Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his campaign and the Union budget provided a glimpse of what's in store for the river with Rs 2,150 crore being allocated for its conservation and ghats development while around Rs 4,200...

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 6:55am