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Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma writes to Tripura counterpart over cattle trade

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has written to his Tripura counterpart Manik Sarkar urging to unite against the Centre's new law on cattle trade and slaughter.

Jun 03, 2017, 10:35 AM IST

New rules would ensure cattle is not ill-treated: Maneka Gandhi

"The government has reinforced an already existing law and it is for the betterment of the farmers," Maneka said. 

May 27, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

NGT raps MoEF for delay in Coastal Zone Management Plan

The green panel said the authorities were primarily shifting the blame between the states and the Centre and the execution of the direction was being "kept in abeyance" without any justifiable reason.

May 16, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

Adani Power to set up 1 mn tonnes copper plant in Mundra

Hyderabad: Adani Enterprises is in the process of setting up a copper smelter project with a capacity of one million tonnes per annum at an investment of Rs 10,000 crore at Adani Port Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) in Gujarat.

Jun 08, 2016, 11:37 AM IST

After SC stay, Jayalalithaa asks PM Modi to promulgate Ordinance for Jallikattu

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written to PM Narendra Modi on Jallikattu.

Jan 12, 2016, 17:26 PM IST

Centre lifts ban on Jallikattu - bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu

Jallikattu is an integral part of Pongal festivities in Tamil Nadu and was banned by the Supreme Court in 2014.

Jan 08, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

NGT raps MoEF for 'singing old tune' on disposal of CFLs

The green panel on Thursday further warned the Environment Ministry over a plea relating to unregulated and unrestricted disposal of CFLs.

Dec 03, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

Centre to reply on plea seeking designated place for crackers

 The National Green Tribunal today sought response from the government on a lawyer's plea seeking designated time and place for use of firecrackers during festivals like Diwali.

Sep 28, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

Lawyer moves NGT seeking designated place for fire-crackers

A lawyer Thursday moved the National Green Tribunal against the environmental hazard caused by use of fire-crackers during festivals like Diwali and sought the creation of designated time and places for bursting them.

Sep 24, 2015, 18:01 PM IST

Formulate scheme for disposal of e-waste: NGT to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to convene a meeting of various stakeholders and propose a scheme for environment-friendly disposal of e-waste.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

CIC orders disclosure of communication between PMO and DoPT over Haryana whistleblower

Asserting that people have a right to information about obstructions to political executive and bureaucratic machinery and their working, CIC has held that such records must be disclosed even if they attract exemption clauses because of larger public interests.

Jul 12, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana seek green nod for power projects

State-owned power producers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have separately approached the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) seeking clearance for the expansion of power projects in their respective states.

Jun 10, 2015, 11:48 AM IST

ONGC seeks green nod for Rs 53K-cr KG-basin infra

ONGC is slated to begin production in 2019, with a peak output of 4.5 million tonnes a year, 20 percent more than previous estimates.

May 19, 2015, 16:24 PM IST

Felling of trees near Lucknow; SC asks UP, Centre to give info

 The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and Uttar Pradesh Forest department to give requisite information to a court-appointed amicus curiae on allegation of cutting down trees in a sprawling farm land near Lucknow to develop a smart city.

Feb 24, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

Submit info on members of state pollution control boards: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to submit detailed information about members and office bearers of all State Pollution Control Boards on their designation, experience and qualifications.

Feb 24, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

NTPC 'advised' to shift location of proposed power plant in AP

According to the minutes of the meeting of Experts Appraisal Committee under the Ministry, the region where the 4x1000 MW Pudimadaka Super Thermal Power Project in Andhra Pradesh is proposed, is a 'tsunami prone area'.

Jan 14, 2015, 10:52 AM IST

ONGC to spend Rs 16,200 cr to drill 45 wells in KG-Basin

The oil and gas major has approached the Ministry of Environment and Forests seeking clearance for preparing terms of References, according to the minutes of meeting of Expert Appraisal Committee.

Dec 07, 2014, 10:42 AM IST

Disposal of solid waste near Ganga: NGT seeks Centre's reply

 Taking a serious view of dumping of garbage around the Ganga, the National Green Tribunal has sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking directions for disposal of solid wastes on the bank of the river accumulated during Kartik Poornima fair in Uttar Pradesh.

Nov 20, 2014, 20:34 PM IST

Activists oppose deploying langurs to tackle Vrindavan monkeys

An activist here has lodged a complaint with the Ministry of Environment and Forests to book those responsible for hiring langurs to shoo away rhesus monkeys here ahead of President Pranab Mukherjee's visit on November 16.

Nov 14, 2014, 13:44 PM IST

Delhi zoo tiger attack: HC notice on plea for compensation

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Centre, National Zoological Park and the city government on a plea seeking compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the family members of a youth, mauled to death recently by a white tiger in the zoo here.

Oct 27, 2014, 19:47 PM IST