THE facilitating text put forward by the chair of the ad hoc working group on long-term cooperative action, or the Bali track of the negotiations, did not find favour with any of the countries as a possible negotiating text, though the only country that spoke out against the text was Bolivia.

THE European Union has offered

Proposed discussion paper expected to outline the monitoring issues of developed and developing countries
WITH an eye on ensuring a

ALARM bells sounded for Posco

Illegal Mining In 7 States Leads To Speeding Up Of Work On Sector Watchdog
Urmi A Goswami NEW DELHI

THE government plans to set up the National Mining Regulatory Authority through an ordinance under the exisiting Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act. The ordinance is likely to be issued within a month.

Afresh row over the Navi Mumbai airport project appears to be brewing with project developer, City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco)

RELIGIOUS rituals may have to make some compromises for the sake of environment.

THE Navi Mumbai airport project is back on track. With the Maharashtra government and the civil aviation ministry agreeing to address ecological concerns, environment minister Jairam Ramesh has conveyed to the prime minister that things were moving forward on the project.

GEAC To Be Rechristened As Environment Appraisal Panel Under The Proposed Body
Urmi A Goswami NEW DELHI

THE Centre has pruned the mandate of the proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India.

will fast track hydro power projects in Arunachal Pradesh to counter the
Chinese buildup in the area. China
is developing a hydel project on the Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet. Beijing may have assured that the project would not impact
the flow of the river into India,
but New Delhi
is not sitting back.