Greenpeace says Chinese vessels illegally fishing off Africa, Beijing disagrees

Chinese fishing boats have been illegally fishing off West Africa, Greenpeace said on Wednesday, adding that Chinese companies expanded operations in Africa from 13 vessels in 1985 to 462 vessels in 2013, but the government said they are within the law. 

Delhi HC seeks Centre reply on Greenpeace plea against a/c freeze

Delhi High Court on Monday sought the Centre's response on Greenpeace India's plea challenging suspension of its FCRA registration and freeze on its bank accounts, both domestic and those meant for foreign contributions.

One month left before shutdown: Greenpeace

Indian chapter of the non-governmental environmental organisation Greenpeace has funds to function for only one more month, company officials confirmed on Tuesday.

No proposal to grade NGOs over their performance: Gehlot

The government on Thursday said there was no proposal to grade NGOs on the basis of qualitative assessment of their performance, with the Congress taking a dig at the Prime Minister over his remarks about "five-star" NGOs even when there was no categorisation.

Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster

Ukrainians have marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, placing wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.

Congress expresses shock over govt scanner on Ford Foundation, Greenpeace

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday expressed his shock over the Ford Foundation and Greenpeace being scrutinised for their activities by the NDA Government at the Centre and said it revealed the Fascist mentality of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

US seeks clarification from India over putting Ford Foundation on 'watch list'
US seeks clarification from India over putting Ford Foundation on 'watch list'

The United States on Friday expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action.

Spain locates sunken Russian trawler off Canaries

 A Russian fishing trawler that sank last week off Spain`s Canary Islands has been found and is still losing fuel, Public Works Minister Ana Pastor said Wednesday.

India lags behind on scale conducting air quality checks: Greenpeace
India lags behind on scale conducting air quality checks: Greenpeace

India lags far behind on the scale on which air quality checks are conducted, according to an analysis by Greenpeace.

China's choking air pollution getting better: Greenpeace
China's choking air pollution getting better: Greenpeace

It seems here is some relief for people of China from the choking air pollution, as a new report suggests that the air quality may have modestly improved over the past 12 months.

Greenpeace India gets civil society support

Condemning the government's recent crackdown on Greenpeace India, civil society activists on Tuesday sent a protest letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, saying that in a country that has a history of standing up for social justice, ecological sustainability and the rights of the poor, such an act was "shameful".

Govt's move smokescreen to shut down our operations: Greenpeace

Greenpeace India, facing suspension of its licence to receive funds, on Tuesday alleged that the government's move is a "smokescreen" to shut down its operations in the country completely.

Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant

Turkey on Tuesday launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant, a controversial USD 20 billion project slammed by ecologists which Ankara hopes will begin a new era of greater energy self-sufficiency.

New revelations in Greenpeace case

Several brands of tea produced in India for the domestic and export markets are contaminated with potentially hazardous pesticides, including some not approved for use in tea plantations, an environmental activists group claimed Monday.

Will challenge Home Ministry order in court: Greenpeace India

Greenpeace India on Saturday issued a point by point rebuttal of charges made against it by the government and said it would not only challenge the order in courts but also continue to campaign fearlessly.

PIL activists should declare source of funds: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it should be mandatory for those filing PILs against the government on development projects to declare their source of funds, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned the judiciary against being influenced by "five-star activists".

Govt freezes Greenpeace India's bank accounts, NGO vows to keep fighting
Govt freezes Greenpeace India's bank accounts, NGO vows to keep fighting

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday suspended the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

Greenpeace on national air quality index: Worried over lack of action, implementation

Greenpeace India has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s initiative of launching the National Air Quality Index (NAQI) on Monday. 

Delhi HC quashes lookout notice against Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai

 Granting relief to Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai, who was stopped from flying to London in January, the Delhi High Court on Thursday quashed the "lookout" circular issued against her and questioned the government`s move to stop her from travelling.

Greenpeace welcomes relief to Priya Pillai

Greenpeace India on Thursday welcomed the relief granted to activist Priya Pillai by the Delhi High Court which quashed the 'look out' circular against her.