70% of Indian sewage treatment plants dysfunctional: Javadekar

 Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that 70 percent of all sewage treatment plants in India do not work due to high running cost.

Panel reviewing green laws for reducing role of inspectors

A high-level committee formed to review green laws has recommended reduction of role of inspectors in approving plans and monitoring air and water pollution.

Avoid sensationalism while tracking govt decisions: Javadekar to media

 Media should guard against sensationalism while tracking issues related to government policies and decisions and maintain a 'lakshman rekha', Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said.

IT will help balance environment, development: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said that merit-based and information technology-driven initiatives would help striking a balance between environment protection and development.

'I&B Ministry to look at changed information process scenario'

Returning to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after a long gap, Arun Jaitley on Monday said the media domain has expanded immensely and the ministry has to look at the changed information process scenario.

Arun Jaitley takes charge as I&B minister

Newly appointed Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday assumed charge of the office.

BJP aims to enrol 40 lakh members in Odisha

 The Odisha BJP Saturday launched its membership drive with a target of enrolling 40 lakh members in the state in the next six years.

Development, environment protection can go hand-in-hand: Prakash Javadekar

The global certification for Kerala's Ashtamudi estuary for sustainable fishing shows that development and environment protection can go hand-in-hand, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.

India for paradigm shift in solving global warming problem

India Tuesday advocated a "paradigm shift" in finding a solution to global warming, days after UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to "disaster".

Black money accounts need to be stemmed: Javadekar

Amid a debate on black money, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said efforts should be made to ensure that no illegal bank accounts originate at all and expressed confidence that such a thing will happen under the present government.

Let media do its work: I&B minister on Vadra spat

A day after Congress defended Robert Vadra over his public spat with a journalist, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said media should be allowed to do its work.

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit critical of Robert Vadra's behaviour

As Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra founds himself at the centre of a controversy after he pushed away a reporter's mike over a question on his land deals, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit has appeared critical of such behaviour.

Centre for Zoo Sciences to be set up

Government Monday announced setting up of a Centre for Zoo Sciences to assist recognised Indian zoos as well as zoos in South Asia in their development and management on scientific lines.

Seized wildlife products incinerated at Delhi Zoo
Seized wildlife products incinerated at Delhi Zoo

Sending a strong message across the government on Sunday destroyed a consignment of illegal wildlife products in full public glare at Delhi's National Zoological Park.

Why are Sonia, Rahul Gandhi silent on Robert Vadra issue?-Part 2

Why are Sonia and Rahul Gandhi silent on Robert Vadra's alleged land deals?

Why are Sonia, Rahul Gandhi silent on Robert Vadra issue?

Why are Sonia and Rahul Gandhi silent on Robert Vadra's alleged land deals?

India to start destroying stockpile of illegal wildlife items

India will on Sunday start destroying its stockpile of seized illegal wildlife articles, including tiger pelts and ivory, to demonstrate the country's commitment towards protection of its flora and fauna.

Thousands join 'Run For Unity' in Mumbai

Thousands of Mumbaikars participated in the two-km long Run For Unity to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel here on Friday.

Land, water management resources are need of the hour: Javadekar

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar Thursday stressed on the importance of land and water management resources and called for new perspectives to protect the environment.

Clean Ganga: SC pulls up pollution boards for not taking stringent action against industries
Clean Ganga: SC pulls up pollution boards for not taking stringent action against industries

Taking into consideration the present state of river Ganga, the Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the Centre and state pollution control boards for their failure to take action against defaulters.