ENVIRONMENT

Shinde for eco-friendly power generation

NEW DELHI: The government is planning to introduce eco-friendly technologies for power generation in the country. The Union minister of power, Sushil Kumar Shinde, speaking at the Economic Editors’ Conference-2010 in New Delhi on Tuesday said : “Tourist destinations like Goa should be ..

No environment clearance to Vedanta plans

NEW DELHI: In a sever blow to Vedanta’s Aluminium Refinery plant based at Lanjigarh district of Khalandi,the Ministry of Environment and Forest on Thursday in its fresh order has cancelled expansion of Alumina Refinery from 1 MTPA to 6MTPA and 75MW Captive Power Plant to 300 MW Captive Power ..

National Green Tribunal Launched

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has become operational from October 18, with Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta taking over as its first Chairperson.
The National Green Tribunal is exclusively dedicated to environmental issues. This Body, established by an Act of Parliament ..

Goa Church seeks environment protection

PANAJI:The Catholic Church in Goa says “bad governance” has led to environmental degradation in the western Indian state.
A statement jointly issued by the diocesan Council for Social Justice and Peace and Caritas Goa on Oct. 3 made a specific reference to the mining industry, garbage problems ..

Officials at war with Minister on Brutanga

NEW DELHI: Due to serious differences between the ministry’s senior official and Minister the Brutanga irrigation project is in fix. According the source the senior most official in the department is putting spanner on the project and not following the instructions of Minister.

SC raps centre for ignoring court on Polavaram

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today came down heavily on central government for not informing the court on the forest clearance given to the Polavarm project.
The two judge bench of justice MK Sharma and justice RC Jena made this observation on the writ petition filed by the state government.

Ramesh not to stall Brutanga irrigation project

NEW DELHI: Ending speculation Minister for Environment and Forest Jairm Ramesh on Monday categorically ruled out that stage –I clearance granted for diversion of forest land for Brutanga irrigation project in Nayagarh district has been withdrawn.He informed that a team of technical experts ..

Ramesh to visit Simlipal Tiger Forest reserve

NEW DELHI: So moved by the elephant deaths in the Simlipal Tiger Forest Reserve in the state, Minister of environment and forest Jairam Ramesh is planning to visit the Tiger Forest after the end of parliament session. The visit will be some time first week of September. Recently elephant deaths..

Ramesh rejects environment clearance to Vedanta

NEW DELHI: The union environment ministry on Tuesday totally rejected forest clearance to multinational Vedanta’s 1.7 billion US dollar bauxite mining project in Orissa.
Talking to media persons here the Environment minister Jairam Ramesh said that there were very serious violation of Environment..

Vedenta mine project hit roadblock

NEW DELHI: Vedanta’s proposed plan to mine the bauxite-rich Niyamgiri mountains in Kalahandi district of Orissa suffered a major set back on Tuesday when a four-member panel jointly formed by Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry

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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 ...