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MT Dawn Kanchipuram had 584 MT of bunker oil 27.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Directorate General of Shipping files report before National Green Tribunal
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Now, CCTV cameras to check dumping of debris in lakes 27.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
BBMP to levy fine of ₹5 lakh on those throwing any waste in city’s lakes
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Goans oppose coal-terminal expansion 27.4.2017 Hindu: Other States
Panaji: A large crowd of environmentalists, MLAs, and citizens from across the State gathered in Vasco, South Goa, on Wednesday opposing the coal-terminal expansion plan of berth 5A-6A, which is to be...
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National Green Tribunal notice on encroachments in Munnar 27.4.2017
CHENNAI: The National Green Tribunal Chennai has taken a suo motu case against encroachments in Munnar and slapped notices on the Idukki district collector, Forest-Environment Secretary, State Pollution Control Board chairman, Forest Principal Chief Conservator, and Munnar Municipal Commissioner. The case will be considered on May 3. The tribunal’s notices were based on media reports about illegal constructions and mining, which upset the natural ecosystem and mountains of the once pristine hill station. Reports also exposed rampant pollution and resorts constructed in blatant violation of the environmental law. Water resources have been also filled up. Private parties, government employees and politicians had encro-ached land, say media reports. The district revenue authorities recently tried to stem the rot but the Government did not appreciate the officials’ stance. As a result, the anti-encroachment drive has been halted in Munnar. Union Minister C.R. Chaudhary recently visited the encroached land in ...
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NGT takes case on eco damage 26.4.2017 Hindu: National
Serves notice on Idukki Collector
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Contempt plea filed in NGT against Sri Sri over his remarks 26.4.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, April 26 A contempt plea was on Wednesday moved in the National Green Tribunal against spiritual figure Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for holding the Centre and the green panel responsible for the damage caused to Yamuna by allowing his NGO to hold a mega cultural extravaganza. The plea filed by Yamuna activist Manoj Misra has sought action against Ravi Shankar and said the statement made by the Art of Living (AOL) founder interfered with free and fair dispensation of justice. The matter is listed for hearing tomorrow before a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar. Delhi Development Authority counsel Kush Sharma told PTI that they have received a copy of the petition and would address the tribunal on the issue. In the statement published on AOL's website, Ravi Shankar had blamed the government and the NGT for permitting AOL and said his foundation had obtained all necessary permissions, including from the green panel, and the event could have been stopped in the beginning itself if ...
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Contempt plea filed in NGT against Sri Sri over his remarks 26.4.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
In a statement Ravi Shankar had blamed the government and the NGT for permitting AOL and said his foundation had obtained all necessary permissions.
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Bengaluru: Activists question government's silence on clarifying violations near lakes and wetlands 26.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
Today the biggest problem lake activists face is the lack of proper documents which leads to encroachers claiming they are in the right.
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Contempt plea filed in NGT against Ravi Shankar over his remarks 26.4.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Contempt plea filed in NGT against Sri Sri over his remarks 26.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
A contempt plea was today moved in the National Green Tribunal against spiritual figure Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for holding the Centre and the green panel responsible for the damage caused to Yamuna by allowing his NGO to hold a mega cultural extravaganza.The plea filed by Yamuna activist Manoj Misra has sought action against Ravi Shankar and said the statement made by the Art of Living (AOL) founder interfered with free and fair dispensation of justice.The matter is listed for hearing tomorrow before a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar.Delhi Development Authority counsel Ku
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Prod for stench-free Howrah station 26.4.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to Railway Board, Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and West Bengal Pollution Control Board, regarding cleanliness of Howrah station.
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After 50 years, Bellandur Lake to be cleared of weeds, debris 26.4.2017
Bengaluru: Bengaluru Development Authority's (BDA) Herculean drive to remove weeds from Bellandur Lake continued for the second day on Tuesday. The move follows direction by the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal, Delhi and this is the first such clean up drive after 50 years. Currently two earth movers have been deployed for the purpose and boats are expected to join in later. The team is now only able remove weeds on the lake periphery as earth movers cannot go into deep waters. According to sources, it would take at least three days for the boats to arrive from the Delhi and after that deweeding is expected to be taken up in full swing. The clean-up drive would be tentatively a six-month long process. Rafi, the crane operator said, "It is difficult for the JCB to go into the water. They can go up to 15-20 metres into the lake and beyond that it is dangerous." He claimed there were a lot of mosquitoes in that area and the stench was unbearable. It is estimated that the lake is currently filled ...
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Caterpillars- a panacea for plastic pollution! 26.4.2017 thehansindia3909
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NGT asserts jurisdiction to hear Gujarat case 26.4.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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Construction of artificial drain hits bird life in Surajpur wetland 26.4.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
Notably, the ownership of the Surajpur wetland is with the irrigation department.
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15 factories sealed for polluting Delhi 26.4.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
Around 15 metal glass melting units have been sealed in Rampark colony area of Loni as they were polluting the environment.
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NASA’s Super Pressure Balloon launched 26.4.2017 The Tribune
Washington: NASA has successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, super pressure balloon from New Zealand, that will help detect cosmic rays from beyond our galaxy as they penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere. The mission will run for 100 or more days floating at 33.5 km. It may be visible, particularly at sunrise and sunset, in Argentina and South Africa. PTI Clooneys to spend over $1 mn on delivery Los Angeles: George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney are reportedly spending more than $1 million to have a royal-like experience when Amal gives birth to twins. Earlier it was also reported that the 55-year-old actor had made a reservation for the entire Kensington wing at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. IANS Polythene-eating caterpillars to fight pollution             London: A commercially-bred caterpillar can quickly break down polythene bags and may help get rid of the plastic waste accumulating in landfill sites and oceans, scientists say. A hundred wax worms, the larvae of the common insect ...
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NGT notice to govt, green ministry 26.4.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, April 25 A plea seeking execution of the National Green Tribunal’s order to frame an aviation policy for the eco-sensitive Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand today prompted the green panel to seek responses from the Environment Ministry and the state government. A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Uttarakhand government, National Board of Wildlife and others on a plea raising concern over the looming threat to the flora and fauna due to regular operation of helicopters in the eco-sensitive zone in the state. The wildlife preserve is known for its dense forests, which has trees like oak, chir, pine, birch, alpine, besides rhododendron meadows and numerous flowering plants of Himalayas. It is also a home for endangered and rare species like Musk Deer and Himalayan Tahr (a type of wild goat). A large number of pilgrims, intending to avoid the 16-km trek to visit the Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district, ...
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Vaiko writes to Pinarayi on Neutrino Project 26.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
MDMK leader Vaiko, presently lodged in Puzhal Central Prison here, has written to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urging him to ensure that permission is not granted by the Kerala Wildlife Auth...
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NGT notice on unregulated chopper service to Kedarnath 26.4.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Petition highlights threat to wildlife in eco-sensitive zone
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