ENVIRONMENT

NGT directs Real Estate Sector to check air pollution

The National Green Tribunal, NGT, has directed Real Estate Sector in the National Capital Region to check air pollution caused by dust emanating from construction sites. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar Friday ordered an immediate halt to all construction activity in the national capital region that do not follow rules stipulated … Continue reading NGT directs Real Estate Sector to check air pollution

Govt to colour code industries based on pollution potential

The Centre has decided to re-categorise industries into Red, Orange, and Green based on pollution potential in order to adopt pollution criteria. Briefing media in New Delhi last evening, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar said, a resolution to this effect was adopted at the two-day State Environment and Forest Ministers’ Conference. … Continue reading Govt to colour code industries based on pollution potential

PM launches national air quality index

Says environment, development can go hand in hand Our Correspondent – The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India could lead the world to save from threat of global warming. Addressing the two-day conference of State Environment and Forest Ministers in New Delhi today Mr Modi emphasised that environment and development could go hand … Continue reading PM launches national air quality index

Monsoon to stay for more time

By Anoop Kumar Painuli

NEW DELHI: Monsoon is unlikely to return during the next week as per normal pattern. Current and prognostic meteorological conditions indicate that withdrawal of the monsoon will be delayed.

Mumbai Oil spill not an environmental concern

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Union Environment Minister Jayanti Natrajan Monday allayed fear that the Oil spill at a Mumbai beach was an environmental concern.

PM for effective environmental safety

By Anoop Kumar Painuli

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has emphasised the need to put in place a legal and regulatory framework for effective environmental protection.

Delhi to Plant Million Tree

Vinit Wahi
NEW DELHI:  Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit will launch “Plant a Tree This Monsoon Till a Million Tree” campaign starting from 23rd July, 2011. The objective is to strive, to achieve the national target of 33% of green cover in the city by 2012.

World Bank to spend $ 1 billion to clean Ganga

NEW DELHI: (AMN) India and the World Bank on Tuesday signed agreement for cleaning the river Ganga. They also agreed upon strengthening Rural Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation in the country.

World Environment Day observed

By Anoop Kumar Painuli

Rallies, awareness programmes and seminars marked the World Environment Day on Sunday. This year’s theme is Forests: Nature at Your Service which highlights the critical role of forests in providing services essential to every aspect of life.

Govt launches campaign ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’

NEW DELHI: (AMN) In a bid to protect and conserve Elephants in the country the government will soon set up a ‘National Elephant Conservation Authority’.

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SPORTS

Punjab, Goa in the Semi finals of Boys U-21 Football at KIYG

HSB / Pune Trailing 0-1 till the 56th Minute Punjab staged a fine recovery to down Goa 2-1 but both the teams ...

Odisha bag KIYG Under-21 men’s hockey gold

HSB / Mumbai Odisha thwarted Haryana from completing a hockey double as they beat them 4-2 in the Boys Under- ...

India wins 2nd ODI against Australia by 6 wickets

Virat Kohli made a sublime 104-run knock as India defeated Australia by six wickets in the second One-day Inte ...

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MARQUEE

Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

US school students discuss ways to gun control

             Students  discuss strategies on legislation, communities, schools, and mental health and ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Noted Film actor Kader Khan passes away in Canada

Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna's "Daag" and has featured in over 300 fil ...

Mortal remains of Mrinal Sen cremated in Kolkata

    Mortal remains of Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen, the last of the triumvirate of directi ...

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