Jayanthi Natarajan, Jairam Ramesh fought over mining clearance to Jindal Steel

Union Forest and Environment Minister in the UPA government, Jayanthi Natarajan had an epistolary "face-off" with her Cabinet colleague, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh over allowing Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) to conduct mining activities in the Saranda forest of Jharkhand.

CBI may examine Jayanthi Natarajan on environment clearances

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has banked on the MB Shah Commission report and its own secret inquiry into a list of nearly 350 files allegedly kept pending by former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan to lodge two preliminary enquiries on environmental clearances given for mining

Par panel wants more time to study bill on wildlife laws

 Passage of a bill, introduced by the previous UPA government, which seeks to strengthen wildlife laws by conferring arresting power to wildlife authorities is set to be delayed.

Congress to use Parrikar`s mining ban speech as tool

The Congress has found a way of attacking the BJP as well as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar during the Lok Sabha polls campaign, especially in the mining belt, using Parrikar`s speeches.

BJP defends Modi`s "Jayanthi tax" remarks

BJP on Monday defended the "Jayanthi tax" remarks of its Narendra Modi against the former Environment and Forests Minister.

Digvijay slams Modi on `Jayanthi tax` barb

Congress on Monday termed Narendra Modi`s "Jayanthi tax" barb against former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan as "in very bad taste", saying BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate "only knows to abuse".

Veerappa Moily takes charge of Environment Ministry, vows speedy decisions

Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday took additional charge of the Environment and Forests Ministry.

Natarajan`s exit as minister good for Goa: Parrikar

The exit of Jayanthi Natarajan as union minister of state for environment and forests was good for Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

Jayanthi Natarajan insists she wasn`t removed, rejects delay complaints

Jayanthi Natarajan on Sunday dismissed reports that she was removed as Environment Minister because she held up clearances to projects and insisted that she resigned on her own.

Party in need of people, Natarajan a part of that need: Rawat

Rubbishing the rumors surrounding the former Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan`s resignation from the post, Congress leader Harish Rawat on Sunday said the party is in need of people to work for the 2014 General Elections and added that she is a part of this need.

Jayanthi Natarajan quits from Cabinet as Environment Minister, to work for party

Jayanthi Natarajan tendered her resignation from the post of Minister of State for Environment and Forests on Saturday with Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily being handed over the additional charge of the Environment Ministry.

Environment Ministry yet to get letter from Goa on Western Ghats report

The Environment Ministry Tuesday said it is yet to receive any letter from the Goa government on the controversial Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats and will "look at it" once it comes.

India to step up efforts to promote bamboo plantations

Efforts like simplifying regulatory regime for private lands will be made to encourage states to take up bamboo plantations, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee revamped

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress on Saturday reconstituted the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee that includes Union ministers P Chidambaram, GK Vasan and Jayanthi Natarajan among others.

Rahul Gandhi to take up Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghats

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will take up with Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan the issue of implementation of Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghats in the wake strong protests in some hilly areas of Kerala against it.

1 mn deaf children in India awaiting medical aid: Natarajan

Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today said a holistic effort by government, medical fraternity and others would help in propagating the technology for the benefit of such kids.

Goa CM questions Tarun Tejpal`s Congress affiliations

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar asked Tehelka editor-in-chief Traun Tejpal if he was a "Congress stooge", and also why were Congress union ministers like Jayanthi Natarajan supporting him.

India against lowering of emission cut targets by dev nations

India Thursday expressed displeasure with "some" developed countries for abandoning the greenhouse gas emission targets set by the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and asked the industrialised nations to ratify their pledge for the second commitment period of the treaty.

Environment ministers face off on climate finance in Warsaw

Rich and poor countries squared off at climate talks in Warsaw on Wednesday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for "much bolder" action to stave off an existential peril.

India to oppose phasing out HFCs at UN Climate summit

India would strongly oppose the US and EU`s stand on the issue of phasing out refrigerant gas HFCs at the high-level ministerial talks at the UN Climate Change summit here, official sources said Wednesday.