ENVIRONMENT

Govt clears 222 eco-sensitive zones to safeguard wildlife

Environment and Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has said National Forest Policy is being revised to improve forest quality with participation of tribals and forest dwellers. Talking to media persons on achievements of his Ministry in one year of NDA rule, the Minister said more than 20,000 hectare have been added to forest … Continue reading Govt clears 222 eco-sensitive zones to safeguard wildlife

World Environment Day observed

The World Environment Day observed in India as elsewhere in the orld. With increasing concern about climate change across the world, this year’s slogan of the day was “Seven Billion Dreams: One Planet, Consume with Care”. Ascertained by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Day is observed every year on 5th June to raise … Continue reading World Environment Day observed

Bhutan sets new record for tree planting

A team of 100 volunteers has set a new world record by planting 49,672 trees in one hour in Bhutan. They smashed the previous record by almost 10,000 trees. It had been set by the Indian team three years ago. Bhutan’s planters gathered in the capital, Thimphu, for their feat, which Guinness World Records confirmed. … Continue reading Bhutan sets new record for tree planting

Hotels, malls, hospitals fined over rainwater harvesting

National Green Tribunal, NGT has imposed hefty fines on five-star hotels, malls and hospitals for not installing proper rainwater harvesting systems in their premises. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said yesterday that these units have even not cared to take the steps to install rainwater harvesting systems even after several reminders. … Continue reading Hotels, malls, hospitals fined over rainwater harvesting

Uma Bharti for policy on indiscriminate withdrawal of groundwater

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti has stressed on the need for a comprehensive policy to address the issue of indiscriminate withdrawal of groundwater, which has led to over exploitation of ground water in some areas. Addressing the meeting of Parliamentary Consultative Committee in New Delhi, Ms Bharti said, the supply and demand side management should … Continue reading Uma Bharti for policy on indiscriminate withdrawal of groundwater

Guj HC orders shutting down of 67 sand mining units Gir sanctuary

Gujarat High Court has ordered shutting down of 67 sand mining units in the Gir Forest Sanctuary, the only abode of Asiatic lions. A two-judge bench of the High Court, comprising Justice Jayant Patel and Justice G.B. Shah passed the order on a public interest litigation. The order came after the Gujarat forest department submitted … Continue reading Guj HC orders shutting down of 67 sand mining units Gir sanctuary

NGT seeks status from States on vehicular air pollution

National Green Tribunal, today issued notices to chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories seeking status on prevention of air pollution with regard to vehicular traffic. The Tribunal also directed them to come up with ideas to counter air pollution in respective states and Union Territories.

Australia helps to clean Ganga

Australia has assured India that it would extend full technological support for the ambitious project to cleanse the Ganga, saying measures like controlling effluent discharge could be used to clean the river. Australia has promised its full support to Ganga Rejuvenation plan. This was communicated by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop when she … Continue reading Australia helps to clean Ganga

1st phase of Operation ‘Chuka Lhyakhmo’ launched in J&K

 First Phase of Operation Chuka Lhyakhmo (Clean River) was launched today during an impressive function organized at Syed Mehdi Memorial Hall Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir, by District Police Kargil in collaboration with District Administration. A impressive Skit was presented on the theme Cleanliness of the society and Suru River. Briefing on the project, SSP … Continue reading 1st phase of Operation ‘Chuka Lhyakhmo’ launched in J&K

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

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ELECTIONS

Reports of EVMs replacement completely false: EC

AMN / NEW DELHI The Election Commission on Tuesday termed the allegations of EVM replacement as "completely ...

63 % polling recorded in the final phase of Lok Sabha polls

Voters have already exercised their franchise for 483 out of the total 542 parliamentary seats in previous six ...

India’s most controversial and longest Elections come to an end

Results on May 23  AMN / Elections for the 17th Lok Sabha concluded today after sweet and sour incident ...

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SPORTS

Boxing: Mary Kom, Nikhat Zareen to meet in semis at 2nd India Open

  HSB / Guwahati Six-time world champion Mary Kom and Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zaree ...

Defender Suman Devi Thoudam to lead Junior Women’s Team

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Defender Suman Devi Thoudam will lead 18-member Indian Junior Women's Team for ...

14 Indian women enter semi finals of India Open International Boxing tournament

    Indian women boxer including M C Mary Kom stormed into the Semi-Finals in the second India O ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...