Amid concerns over Taj Mahal turning yellow due to increasing pollution, the district administration has banned burning of cow dung cakes in the city while use of coal by small units will also be p

Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, Sulabh International on Sunday kick-started its nationwide ‘Toilet for Every House’ campaign from Katra Sadatganj village i

Plans to construct 16 dams from Varanasi to Hooghly will convert river into 16 ponds

Terming the recent flash floods in Uttarakhand a “man-made disaster,” noted geoscientists, environmentalists and social activists have cautioned against showing any haste in carrying out constructi

Highlighting the importance of proper audit of the non-government organisations (NGOs), particularly those getting grants from the government, a report based on information received under RTI reveals that the Union and State governments give yearly grants worth Rs.1,000 crore to various NGOs.

“At a time when the grants to the NGOs given by the Centre have been increasing — from Rs. 561 crore in 2002-2003 to Rs. 835 crore in 2008-09, we need to have a ‘National Grants-in-Aid Commission’ through which all grants to the voluntary sector by all the Ministries should be routed for transparency and better monitoring of projects,” said Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) Director Suhas Chakma.

Expanding the scope of the investigation into the Coalgate, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday began a probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks between 1993 and 2

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on the Centre’s reported plans of using psychiatrists to counsel activists protesting against

For operational use by Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Waking up to the urgent need to improve the road connectivity in strategically located areas along the border with China, the Union government has started work on 26 major roads in five States. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sanctioned Rs.1,934 crore for strategic road projects, totalling 804 km, for operational use by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) that guards the 3,488 km India-China border from the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.

Within the next two years Rajasthan will become the world's solar power hub as Reliance Power plans to take up the generation capacity of its newly-opened 40-MW plant at Dhursar village in Pokhran to 300 MW by 2014.

“We will add another 100 MW by 2013 to the existing capacity and then take it up to 300 MW at the same location in the next two years. This will be the world's largest solar power generation facility at a single location, thus giving a big push to efforts to produce energy through use of non-conventional sources,”

The move comes after it failed to meet the March 31 deadline set by PMO

With Coal India Ltd. (CIL) not following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's directive to commit coal deliveries to power companies, the Centre, on Tuesday, issued a Presidential directive, asking the public sector undertaking (PSU) to immediately sign fuel supply agreements (FSAs) with power producers.