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Call to check industrial pollution in Ganga

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 23:52

The water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation ministry and the environment, forests and climate change ministry Thursday said they will jointly check industrial pollution of the Ganga river.

To eliminate graft, processes will be made simpler: Javadekar

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 13:48

Following the arrest of Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar by CBI in connection with a case of alleged bribery, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that processes will be made simpler so that corruption can be eliminated.

Javadekar expresses deep grief over yoga guru Iyengar`s death

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:19

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the death of world-renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar whom he hailed as "great lion of Indian yoga".

Never said we object to mimicry of MPs: I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 00:15

Clarifying on the issue of objections raised by MPs to RJs making fun of the lawmakers, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday that it was fine if people make fun of them.

Never said we object to mimicry of MPs: I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 00:14

Clarifying on the issue of objections raised by MPs to RJs making fun of the lawmakers, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday that it was fine if people make fun of them.

RJs mimicking MPs a serious issue: I&B Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 17:05

The growing trend of Radio Jockeys (RJs) mimicking Parliamentarians and their "double-meaning" talks is a serious issue, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

CPCB`s ESS inspects 201 industrial units in 2013-14: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 17:14

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has set up a mechanism under its environmental surveillance squad programme to carry out surprise inspections and assessment of pollution levels of industrial units, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Govt seeks proposals for five more tiger reserves

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 16:53

Government has accorded "in principle" approval for creation of two new tiger reserves in the country and has sought proposals from states for giving the status to five more protected areas, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Govt to take steps to stop poaching of one-horned rhino

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:16

Terming the poaching of one-horned rhino as a serious matter, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said he will hold a meeting in Assam shortly to evolve a strategy to deal with the issue.

Govt hails SC dismissal of plea for LoP to Congress

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 21:11

Government on Friday hailed the Supreme Court dismissal of a plea which had sought that the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha be granted to Congress party.

BASIC countries ask developed nations to `walk the talk`

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 19:45

Environment Ministers of BASIC countries including India and China Friday said developed countries should "walk the talk" in addressing climate change in keeping with their historic responsibilities.

`Time for action by developing nations on climate change`

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 12:14

Noting that response of many countries is not adequate to combat climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said time has come for "enhanced action" by developing nations.