Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured the nation that though climate change is a global concern, measures under the soon-to-be-submitted National Action Plan will have area specific focus, includi

Calling himself "just a politician' who was alarmed by the warnings that were coming to 10, Downing Street

With not much time left for the Commonwealth Games 2010, the crucial Games Village project which is especially being built for the event has just seen four per cent completion so far.

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran has been named the Prime Minister's special envoy on climate change.

Frequent electricity cuts have made it clear that the city needs to be prepared for frequent blackouts and for yet another dry summer this year too.

Despite two civil wars, illegal logging and poaching, the elusive and endangered pygmy hippos are alive and well in the forests of Liberia.

Two men were tram pled to death by an angry wild elephant after another pachyderm fell into an irrigation well while being chased away by people of a village in Krishnagiri district on Saturday.

Union rural development minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has put the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) under the scanner, in order to plug loopholes and to make it foolproof, as the s

A CBI special court in Jaipur has convicted wildlife poacher Kalya Bawaria, responsible for a series of killings of tigers and leopards in the Sariska tiger project in Alwar in Rajasthan. Bawaria has been sentenced to imprisonment for two years and five months and is currently in judicial custody facing trial in several wildlife poaching cases. CBI probe revealed that Kalya had linkages with several middlemen based in Rajasthan and Haryana through whom the skins of tigers and leopards were being traded with wildlife smuggler Sansar Chand.

Oil and Natural Gas Corp will shut a key facility at its largest gas field off Mumbai, for a fortnight from March 1, to hook up new units, leading to fall in gas output by 38 per cent. ONGC, which had closed a production complex at the Bassein field in January, will shut the second complex BPA to enable additional gas wells in the South Bassein and Vasai East field to be hooked up to the production system. Company officials said the gas output during the shutdown would fall from 17.72 million standard cubic metres per day (mmscmd) from current 28.78 mmscmd. The shutdown of BPB process complex in January led to fall in gas production from 25.5 mmscmd to 15.5 mmscmd. Officials said the company has invested Rs 2,937 crore in additional development of the South Bassein field and another Rs 1,688 crore in the Vasai East field to avoid the expected decline in production this year onward. Under these two major development projects, two offshore platforms BCPA-2 and BCPB-2 are being installed near the existing process complexes of BPA and BPB at South Bassein field. With the implementation of this project, additional 20.53 billion cubic metre gas and 1.974 million tons additional condensate would accrue. Meanwhile, Essar Oil said thet it will raise $2 billion through issue of securities in domestic and international markets. The firm would issue equity shares, convertible debentures, american depository receipts (ADRs) and foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs), among others, it said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. The proposal was approved by the shareholders during their extra ordinary general meeting (EGM) held here.