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Indian-born Kamaljit Bawa elected to prestigious US academy

April 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) Indian-born Kamaljit Singh Bawa, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Foreign firms keen to manufacture Aakash 2 in India: Sibal

April 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday said many foreign companies have shown interest in manufacturing the second version of the low-cost tablet Aakash 2 in India.

'Greenest ever' London Olympics claims trashed over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow type sponsors

April 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Human rights groups have dismissed London Olympic chief Sebastian Coe's claims that the upcoming sport event 'will be the greenest ever Games' as 'corporate spin', and will stage a protest against the Olympic committee for picking up sponsors responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, and causing other environmental damage.

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'Greenest ever' London Olympics claims trashed over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow type sponsors

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Human rights groups have dismissed London Olympic chief Sebastian Coe's claims that the upcoming sport event 'will be the greenest ever Games' as 'corporate spin', and will stage a protest against the Olympic committee for picking up sponsors responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, and causing other environmental damage.

India to host WITFOR 2012 tomorrow

April 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): India is all set to host the World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR) 2012 at the Vigyan Bhawan here on Tuesday.

Fury at Gillard's decision to snub London Olympic, fund-raising event invitations

April 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Canberra, April 15 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has disappointed the country's Olympic chief and athletes by turning down invitations to the London Olympics and the team's key fund-raising event.

Frolicking near sand 'unsafe for health'

April 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Washington, April 12 (ANI): On warm days, the beach seems an ideal destination for family vacation.

BUSINESSMEN OF FAISALABAD FROM PAKISTAN ARRIVE IN INDIA TO STRENGTHEN BILATERAL TRADE

April 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

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Urban populations expected to grow in Asia, Africa: UN

April 6, 2012 at 1:21 PM

United Nations, April 6 (IANS) The 2011 version of a UN report on urbanization has projected that there will be significant increases in population in cities on the Asian and African continents by the year 2050, an official said here.

Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions

April 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Helsinki, April 6 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has said it will focus on growing traffic between Europe and Asia, where it offers the shortest routes, to limit global warming pollution from aviation.

Chinese vice-premier Li focuses on boosting growth in Asia

April 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Beijing, Apr.3 (ANI): Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang has told the Boao Forum in Hainan Province that his country will expand regional cooperation, and seek greater engagement with Asia.

Sustainable development needed in Asia: Chinese official

April 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Boao (China), April 2 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang Monday called for joint efforts to push forward Asia's sound and sustainable development in the wake of complex global situations.

UN to observe Earth Hour

March 31, 2012 at 3:34 AM

United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN will observe Earth Hour Saturday by turning off the lights for one hour at its facilities around the world.

Chinese delegation terms BRICS summit a success

March 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (ANI): The Chinese delegation has described five-nation BRICS summit as a success and added that members have reached a consensus in a just-concluded meeting in New Delhi.

IGNOU offers online courses on sustainable science

March 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for three online courses on sustainable sciences, a statement said Thursday.

Farming requires 'climate-smart' revolution to sustain future generations

March 29, 2012 at 3:36 PM

London, Mar 29 (ANI): A report has cautioned that major changes are needed in agriculture and food consumption across the world in order to adequately feed future generations.

Address n-security in coherent manner, says Seoul communique

March 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Seoul, March 27 (IANS) Sustained efforts are required to address the issues of nuclear safety and nuclear security in a coherent manner that will help ensure the safe and secure peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the Nuclear Security Summit declared Tuesday.

Vidarbha farmers, widows 'mourn' decade of BT cotton (With Image)

March 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Nagpur, March 26 (IANS) Thousands of farmers and farm widows across Vidarbha Monday 'mourned' the tenth anniversary of the introduction of US-based GM Seed's revolutionary "BT Cotton" in India, an activist group said here.

Vidarbha farmers, widows to 'mourn' decade of BT cotton

March 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Nagpur, March 25 (IANS) Thousands of farmers and farm widows shall 'mourn' and protest the tenth anniversary of the introduction of US-based GM Seed's revolutionary "BT Cotton" in the country Monday, an activist group said here Sunday.

Pakistan, India discuss petroleum products trade, TAPI pipeline

March 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Islamabad, Mar 23 (ANI): Pakistan Petroleum and Natural Resources Secretary Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry discussed on bilateral trade of petroleum products forward and the progress of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project with Indian counterpart GC Chaturvedi in New Delhi on Thursday.

Highlights of Economic Survey 2011-12

March 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday presented the Economic Survey for fiscal 2011-12 in Parliament.

Highlights of Economic Survey 2011-12

March 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM

New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday presented the Economic Survey for fiscal 2011-12 in Parliament.

30-story building built in 15 days in China

March 9, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A Chinese company has achieved a unique engineering feat of taking only 15 days to build a pre-fabricated 30-story building in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province.

30-story building built in 15 days in China

March 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A Chinese company has achieved a unique engineering feat of taking only 15 days to build a pre-fabricated 30-story building in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province.

India asks BRICS academics to build default "go to" institutions

March 5, 2012 at 9:42 PM

New Delhi, Mar.5 (ANI): India's Sherpa to BRICS New Delhi Summit and Secretary, Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs, Sudhir Vyas, today asked scholars and experts from BRICS nations to strive for building the world's default "go to" institutions and agendas to meet global challenges.

India asks BRICS academics to build default "go to" institutions

March 5, 2012 at 6:46 PM

New Delhi, Mar.5 (ANI): India's Sherpa to BRICS New Delhi Summit and Secretary, Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs, Sudhir Vyas, today asked scholars and experts from BRICS nations to strive for building the world's default "go to" institutions and agendas to meet global challenges.

China to broaden international cooperation with more foreign visits

March 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Beijing, Mar.3 (ANI): China intends to expand international cooperation through continued high-level visits to foreign countries, the country's top political advisor, Jia Qinglin, revealed on Saturday.

China to broaden international cooperation with more foreign visits

March 3, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Beijing, Mar.3 (ANI): China intends to expand international cooperation through continued high-level visits to foreign countries, the country's top political advisor, Jia Qinglin, revealed on Saturday.

Prowess of scientific, technological cooperation can be leveraged by building bridges: Deshmukh

March 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Asserting that India-Africa cooperation needs to be built on principles of shared vision, and mutual understanding, Union Minister for Science And Technology Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday said that the soft prowess of scientific and technological cooperation can be effectively leveraged by building bridges between the scientific communities of both the nations.

'Quality employment is foundation of India's vision for growth': Kharge

March 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Stating that quality employment is the foundation of India's vision for growth, Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge today said that coming together of the countries of South-South will lead to an understanding of the best practices prevailing in these countries, and development of effective technical cooperation programmes.

Prowess of scientific, technological cooperation can be leveraged by building bridges: Deshmukh

March 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Asserting that India-Africa cooperation needs to be built on principles of shared vision, and mutual understanding, Union Minister for Science And Technology Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday said that the soft prowess of scientific and technological cooperation can be effectively leveraged by building bridges between the scientific communities of both the nations.

'Quality employment is foundation of India's vision for growth': Kharge

March 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Stating that quality employment is the foundation of India's vision for growth, Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge today said that coming together of the countries of South-South will lead to an understanding of the best practices prevailing in these countries, and development of effective technical cooperation programmes.

Safeguarding Ladakhs cultural heritage

February 19, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Leh, Feb 19. (ANI): The arid land of Ladakh truly reflects the age old beliefs of Buddhism evident through the mesmerising colourful prayer flags fluttering over the vast expanse of otherwise bland snow desert. It is a land of rich culture, traditional knowledge and natural wonders. The strength of locals to tolerate the geographical and climatic extremities often leaves the visitors flabbergasted. Ladakhis are the proud possessors of a hypnotising heritage.

Indian-born biologist honoured with Gunnerus Sustainability Award

February 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dr. Kamal Bawa, an Indian-born biologist at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is awarded the Gunnerus Sustainability Award for the year 2012.

Safeguarding Ladakhs cultural heritage

February 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Leh, Feb 19. (ANI): The arid land of Ladakh truly reflects the age old beliefs of Buddhism evident through the mesmerising colourful prayer flags fluttering over the vast expanse of otherwise bland snow desert. It is a land of rich culture, traditional knowledge and natural wonders. The strength of locals to tolerate the geographical and climatic extremities often leaves the visitors flabbergasted. Ladakhis are the proud possessors of a hypnotising heritage.

Olympic watchdog member says was misrepresented for quitting over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow deal

February 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM

London, Feb 12 (ANI): Meredith Alexander, a former member of the London Olympic watchdog, who resigned in protest over naming controversial Dow Chemical Company 'with the blood of Bhopal on its hands' as a sponsor of the sporting extravaganza, has reignited the row, accusing a senior Olympic official of misrepresenting her.

Olympic watchdog member says was misrepresented for quitting over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow deal

February 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM

London, Feb 12 (ANI): Meredith Alexander, a former member of the London Olympic watchdog, who resigned in protest over naming controversial Dow Chemical Company 'with the blood of Bhopal on its hands' as a sponsor of the sporting extravaganza, has reignited the row, accusing a senior Olympic official of misrepresenting her.

Needs Permanent Solution to address the Problem of Climate Change: India

February 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM

There is desperately a need of permanent solution to sort out the problem of climate change across the globe, said India today in an International Conference on Climate Change.......

India has stake in evolution of successful response to climate change: PM

February 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that India has a vital stake in the evolution of a successful response to climate change.

India has stake in evolution of successful response to climate change: PM

February 2, 2012 at 1:32 PM

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that India has a vital stake in the evolution of a successful response to climate change.

'US- Hizb-i-Islami preliminary exchange likely to lead to more meaningful talks'

February 1, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Peshawar, Feb 1(ANI): Preliminary talks held recently by the US and Afghanistan's Hizb-i-Islami resistance group have created the opportunity for more meaningful talks in the future, a political adviser to the group's leader Gulbadin Hikmatyar has said.

'US- Hizb-i-Islami preliminary exchange likely to lead to more meaningful talks'

February 1, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Peshawar, Feb 1(ANI): Preliminary talks held recently by the US and Afghanistan's Hizb-i-Islami resistance group have created the opportunity for more meaningful talks in the future, a political adviser to the group's leader Gulbadin Hikmatyar has said.

London 2012 Commissioner quits over Dow's Olympic sponsorship

January 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM

London/Bhopal, Jan.26 (ANI): A London 2012 Commissioner revealed Wednesday that she has quit in protest over Dow Chemical being allowed to sponsor the Olympic stadium wrap.

India, Japan condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations

December 28, 2011 at 10:05 PM

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): India and Japan has condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purpose.

Turin Shroud may be Christ's genuine burial robe

December 20, 2011 at 1:37 PM

London, Dec 20 (ANI): The Turin Shroud, one of the most studied artefacts in human history, could be the authentic burial robe of Jesus Christ, researchers say.

Delhi Economic Conclave to help India occupy global space in knowledge creation

December 13, 2011 at 11:13 AM

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): Chief Economic Advisor to Finance Ministry Kaushik Basu, has said the Delhi Economic Conclave to be held here would help India occupy bit of a global space in the area of knowledge and knowledge creation.

Jaipal Reddy calls for international cooperation to meet global energy security callenges

December 7, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Doha, Dec 7(ANI): India has called for intensifying global efforts for realization of sustainable global energy order for all.

Shipping Ministry closely monitoring piracy incidents: Vasan

November 18, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Chennai, Nov 18 (ANI): Union Minister of Shipping G.K. Vasan today said his ministry is closely monitoring incidents of piracy through the Director General of Shipping, in close coordination with the Navy, Defence and External Affairs ministries.

Mamata Banerjee initiates educational and sanitation programmes in WB

November 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Kolkata, Nov. 15 (ANI): In a new roadmap for development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the launching of educational and sanitation programmes in the region.

TERI opens European head office in Netherlands

October 6, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Utrecht (Netherlands), Oct.6 (ANI-Business Wire India): The European head office of the Indian research institute TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) has been opened in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Pressure of population, exploitation of natural resources stress on Himalaya: Vilasrao Deshmukh

September 30, 2011 at 9:52 PM

New Delhi, Sep 30(ANI): Union Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said that the Himalayan ecosystem is vital to the ecological security of the Indian landmass.

Canadian university, college heads to India for student admissions (Re-Issue)

September 29, 2011 at 3:36 PM

New Delhi, Sept 29 (ANI): It is that time of the year again, when students wishing to study abroad, begin frantic preparations to choose the correct university.

Canadian university,college heads to India for student admissions

September 29, 2011 at 1:12 PM

New Delhi, Sept 29 (ANI): It is that time of the year again, when students wishing to study abroad, begin frantic preparations to choose the correct university.

Increasing female literacy can be a force multiplier for pushing socio-economic development: Patil

September 8, 2011 at 5:29 PM

New Delhi, Sep 8 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday said that increasing female literacy has the potential of becoming a force multiplier in pushing forward socio-economic development of the nation.

Cholo Let's Go (to Dhaka)

September 5, 2011 at 2:42 PM

New Delhi, Sep.5 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh embarks on his first ever visit as the head of government to Dhaka tomorrow, heralding a new chapter in relations between India and its immediate eastern neighbour: A relationship which should have been warm and friendly and yet has been beset with complications.

New heat-regulating building material offers considerable energy savings

August 4, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): A new building material that can retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements has been developed by researchers based at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).

New heat-regulating building material offers considerable energy savings

August 3, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new building material that can retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements has been developed by researchers based at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).

Bouncing light increases solar cells electricity-generating potential by 26%

July 30, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new design by a team of engineers from the University of Minnesota has improved the efficiency of solar cells.

Centre's Interlocutor, NSCN meet; differences narrowed down

July 18, 2011 at 7:11 PM

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): The negotiating teams of the government and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN), which met here on Monday issued a joint statement saying differences between the two parties have narrowed, and some of the proposals would require further negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable solution.

Climate change a major challenge to India's agriculture, says PM

July 16, 2011 at 2:19 PM

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said that climate change has emerged as a major challenge to India's agriculture.

Soon, ivy-covered walls to generate power from the sun!

July 10, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Washington, July 10 (ANI): A New York company has developed a new form of solar panels, which are shaped like artistically fashioned ivy leaves decorating a wall's surface.

Fehmida Mirza calls for fostering Indo-Pak relations

July 7, 2011 at 9:32 PM

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker, Fehmida Mirza, on Thursday said that there was need for the parliamentarians to go beyond state level dialogue and ensure that the people of both the nations develop close relations. "Last year when we were here for the CPA meeting, I raised it with Meira and I requested her to form friendship groups in their parliament and today we have friendship group in Pakistan and India both. The whole idea behind it was through these friendship groups, we have more parliamentary exchanges," said Mirza, who arrived here on Thursday to hold talks with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

US, allies curb Afghan security forces' funds

July 4, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Kabul, July 4 (ANI): The US and its coalition partners have only agreed to fund an increase of around 46,000 Afghan security forces next year, a significantly smaller expansion than had been expected, Western diplomats have said.

US, allies curb Afghan security forces' funds

July 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Kabul, July 4 (ANI): The US and its coalition partners have only agreed to fund an increase of around 46,000 Afghan security forces next year, a significantly smaller expansion than had been expected, Western diplomats have said.

Salman Khurshid to participate in Singapore International Water Week

July 1, 2011 at 9:12 PM

New Delhi, July 1(ANI): Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid will participate in the Singapore International Water Week starting from Monday.

Wildlife surviving in Afghanistan by braving years of conflict: WCS Study

June 28, 2011 at 6:03 PM

New York, June 28(ANI): A new survey conducted by scientists of Wildlife Conservation Society scientists and supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has revealed that large mammals, including Asiatic black bears, gray wolves, markhor goats, and leopard cats are surviving in parts of Afghanistan despite braving years of conflict.

Wildlife surviving in Afghanistan by braving years of conflict: WCS Study

June 28, 2011 at 5:24 PM

New York, June 28(ANI): A new survey conducted by scientists of Wildlife Conservation Society scientists and supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has revealed that large mammals, including Asiatic black bears, gray wolves, markhor goats, and leopard cats are surviving in parts of Afghanistan despite braving years of conflict.

Clean energy pioneers from India winners of 'Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy'

June 17, 2011 at 3:56 PM

London, June 17 (ANI): Two companies from India - Abellon Clean Energy Ltd. and Husk Power Systems were on Thursday night announced as winners of this year's Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy'.

Two Indian firms among international finalists for 2011 global green energy awards

June 9, 2011 at 11:41 AM

London, June 9 (ANI): Two Indian and one Pakistan firms are the finalists from the Asian region for the world's leading green energy prize-The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2011.

Make agriculture more competitive to address climate change: Pawar

June 8, 2011 at 10:05 PM

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said agriculture has to become more competitive, efficient, and profitable and develop mechanism to reduce its vulnerability to climate change.

Pachauri calls for immediate pollution control

May 30, 2011 at 5:35 PM

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Expressing concern over rising pollution in India, R. K Pachauri, chairman of UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday urged the public to minimise pollution, as the effects of global warming are looming large over the world.

How rising oceans will impact humans well beyond coasts

May 28, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Washington, May 28 (ANI): A study has found that rising sea levels will impact humans living well beyond coastal cities.

India consumes only 4 tons of world's four key resources - minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass

May 13, 2011 at 11:52 AM

New York/Nairobi, May 13 (ANI): India consumes just four tons of the world's four key resources - minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per capita per year, while citizens of the developed countries consume an average of 16 tons of the same.

India has emerged stronger over last 65 years: Krishna

May 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Stating that India has emerged stronger over the course of about 65 years, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said New Delhi is well prepared to address developmental challenges and to contribute to global peace and development.

Pranab Mukherjee to attend ADB's annual meet in Hanoi

May 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will leave for Vietnamese capital Hanoi tomorrow to attend Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s 44th Board of Governors' annual meet.

PM to inaugurate 'Civil Services Day' tomorrow

April 20, 2011 at 7:52 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the 'Civil Services Day' here on Thursday.

Sustained dialogue with Pakistan will help in solving issues: Omar Abdullah

April 15, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Jammu, Apr 15 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said talks between India and Pakistan will always matter unless some other credible alternative top dialogue is found.

NIT Trichy study links nanoparticles to increased biofuel performance

April 9, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Washington, April 09 (ANI): A new study by an Indian researcher has indicated that the addition of alumina nanoparticles can improve the performance and combustion of biodiesel.

Ancient fossils hold clues for predicting future climate change

April 9, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that fossilized mollusks from some 3.5 million years ago hold clues that can predict global climate change of the future.

Cities in developing countries 'likelier to be hit by climate change'

April 8, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Washington, April 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that fast-growing urban areas worldwide, especially in developing countries, will suffer disproportionately from the impacts of changing climate.

Now, 'pruned' microchips that are faster, smaller, more energy-efficient

March 17, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique for doubling the efficiency of computer chips simply by trimming away the portions that are rarely used.

Cabinet approves establishment of MGIEP

March 15, 2011 at 4:14 PM

New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the establishment of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

Domestic action on climate change, India's strength: Ramesh

March 15, 2011 at 3:32 PM

New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam ramesh, on Tuesday said that India's strength lay in encouraging domestic action against climate change.

India, France discuss civil aviation cooperation

March 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM

New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi met Thierry Mariani, French Minister of State for Transport, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing, to discuss the Indo-French civil aviation cooperation issues.

Intensive agriculture sustainable, ecologically more viable to solve food security concerns

March 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, Mar.3 (ANI): The chairman of Syngenta AG, Martin Taylor, on Thursday said attaining food security is becoming a major challenge, and added that a solution was possible only through proper and efficient use of technology localized for the particular area.

Union budget is a missed opportunity: Greenpeace

February 28, 2011 at 5:22 PM

New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): Reacting to the Union Budget today, environment watchdog Greenpeace said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has not only missed a historical opportunity to ring in a concrete policy to address the soil health crisis but also failed to respond to the aspirations of the farmers in the country.

Finding a way to extend tomato shelf life

February 17, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working with colleagues at Purdue University to extend the shelf life of tomatoes.

Eco-Products International Fair 2011 commences on Thursday

February 9, 2011 at 8:34 PM

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will inaugurate the 7th Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF 2011) here tomorrow.

Real-time 'eco-driving' can cut fuel consumption up to 6pc

February 8, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Do you know how much fuel can be saved by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window and not using air conditioning? Well, a new study has all the answers for you.

Here's how you can make this Valentine's Day greener

February 6, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Valentine's Day is filled with cards, sweets, flowers and gifts, but its celebrations can create unintentional environmental side effects.

India, Finland to expand cooperation in energy: Farooq Abdullah

February 4, 2011 at 9:26 PM

New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday met Environment Minister of Finland Paula Lehtomaki and stressed on potential cooperation between both countries in the field of renewable energy.

Afghanistan far behind in environmental development: Hamid Karzai

February 3, 2011 at 4:52 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, who is presently on a two-day visit to India, on Thursday said his country is still far behind in tackling issues of development vis-'-vis sustainable environment.

India to reduce GDP emission intensity by 20 percent by 2020: Manmohan Singh

February 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that India is set to reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 20 per cent between 2005 and 2020.

India to reduce GDP emission intensity by 20 percent by 2020: Manmohan Singh

February 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that India is set to reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 20 per cent between 2005 and 2020.

People with good jobs in big cities more likely to be eco-friendly

January 19, 2011 at 3:46 PM

London, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study has found that people with good jobs in big cities tend to have a more pro-environmental attitude.

Is the Pakistani Army getting ready to take over? (Analysis)

January 7, 2011 at 11:40 AM

New Delhi, Jan.7 (ANI): Salman Taseer, the Governor of Pakistan Punjab is dead, killed by his own guard who, it is being said, could not tolerate his liberal views, especially in relation to the draconian Blasphemy Law.

Qantas planning 'green' planes that will fly using 'rubbish' as fuel

January 4, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Qantas is planning to use rubbish in an effort to power the airline's fleet with greener fuel, for which it will build a biofuel plant in Sydney.

Ahmedabad hosts traditional food festival

December 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Ahmedabad, Dec.20 (ANI): A three-day traditional food festival was organised by the Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) here during the weekend.

Gujarat farmers draw attention towards continuing agrarian crisis

December 12, 2010 at 5:23 PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Scores of farmers took part in a 'Kisan Swaraj Yatra', a rally, which began from Sabarmati in Gujarat and culminated at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat here on Saturday, to draw the attention of the government towards the issues concerning the farmers and the continuing agrarian crisis in India.

Indian economy expected to cross nine percent growth in 2010-11

December 7, 2010 at 3:39 PM

New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): The Indian economy may cross the nine per cent growth mark this year itself.

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