Days after the environment ministry relaxed rules to help create strategic defence infrastructure, the tribal affairs ministry refused to exempt these projects in the border states of north and nor

The Environment Ministry has approached the Supreme Court to free the process of wildlife clearance for infrastructure projects from the apex court’s monitoring, citing delays due to the “extremely

Pushing for a hydel power project in Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has ignored a letter from Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma conveying his ministry’s objection to

The law prohibits mining activity in the Sariska tiger reserve but disagreement among departments over land revenue records have allowed 12 mines to continue in the core area of the reserve.

The Rajasthan government, which is arguing in the Supreme Court to reduce the safety zone limit around the Sariska tiger reserve from 1 km to 100 metres, told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in J

The central empowered committee of the Supreme Court has asked the Rajasthan government to immediately stop mining activities allowed around Sariska in “blatant violation” of the court’s orders and

At a time when green clearances for border infrastructure projects are being fast-tracked, a strategic road on the Indo-Nepal border is set to go the extra mile to save forests and wildlife of the

* “Amend the new Land Acquisition Act to safeguard tribal land and disallow acquisition by a non-tribal, including private companies.”

A day after Cyclone Phailin lashed the Odisha coast, full-throated praise for the Naveen Patnaik government on minimising loss of human life through mass evacuation morphed into angry protests by t

The state is flouting every law and risking the future of its people to allow dubious private players a free run, says Jay Mazoomdaar.