Rubbishing the opposition to amendments to land acquisition law by way of an ordinance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it would ensure higher compensation for farmers.

Large-scale antibiotic residues have been found in chicken samples lifted from Delhi and the National Capital Region.

The Adani Group’s ambitious $16-billion Carmichael coalmine project in Queensland in Australia, expected to provide power supply to 100 million Indians, has evoked vociferous protests.

Farmers blame drastic fall in groundwater table on bottling plant, saying it draws out far more water than can be naturally recharged

Till the late 1990s, Bansi Aheer, like all other farmers around Kaladera, used to irrigate his seven-bigha farm, drawing water from a well. “Water was easily available at about 40 feet. But it dropped annually by one or two feet and later by eight or ten feet,” he says.

The Rajasthan Government has argued for greater involvement of State Governments in the drug trial process along with online monitoring of trial subjects and provision of immediate medical care in

The destruction in Uttarakhand was caused not merely by excessive rain but due to mindless construction across young mountains and building of dams on the Ganga and its tributaries, said Magsaysay

Rajasthan is set to play a major role in solar and renewable energy, according to its Governor Margaret Alva.

“Energy is the key to progress. At the same time, it is a big challenge too. Rajasthan is a national leader in solar energy and under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, a majority of the solar projects are located in Rajasthan. In wind energy, India is globally positioned at No. 5, generating 11,000 MW after the U.S., Germany, China and Spain,” she said.

The Inter-Ministerial Group on Ganga river management was oriented more towards building dams and less towards saving the river, renowned water conservationist Rajendra Singh wrote in his dissent note on the IMG’s report.

The Magsaysay award winning conservationist, popularly known as “Waterman,” was here on Wednesday to talk about issues related to the conservation and revival of the Ganga. Accompanying him was celebrated environmental engineer G.D. Agrawal, also known as Swami Gyan Swarup Sanand. The duo objected to the IMG's recommendation to reduce the Ganga’s environmental flow, which is the quantity, timing and quality of water flow necessary to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems and the human livelihoods dependant on these ecosystems.

Observing that Shree Maheshwar Hydel Power Corporation Ltd. (SMHPCL), the private promoters of the Maheshwar dam project, had failed to begin commercial operation and had no funds to complete the project and rehabilitate the displaced, the Madhya Pradesh Government has threatened to terminate the project’s power purchase agreement.

A notice of default, a copy of which is with The Hindu , was issued by the MP Power Management Company Ltd (MPPMCL) in November last year but came to light only last week.

110 deaths since January; 148 since April 2012; 586 since 2009

The Rajasthan Government on Monday cautioned about rising incidence of swine flu (H1N1) in the State and sought Central assistance even as the Bharatiya Janata Party accused the Government of not being serious about addressing the epidemic-like situation. The virus has claimed over 110 lives in the State this year while 148 people have died of the disease since April 2012. Since 2009, when the epidemic first broke out in the state, a total of 586 people have succumbed to the disease.