Study : About one-fourth of the people in Punjab live in slums, and about 64 per cent of those staying in slums are below the poverty line, according to a study on 'Urbanisation: problems and

The environment and forests ministry has granted sweeping powers to the proposed Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in its draft notification. The Authority is being set up to check environmental

Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd (RLL), India's largest pharmaceutical company, has become the country's first to launch prescription products under its own label in the United States, the world's largest

The stage is now set for starting work on the Rs 1,200 crore Kondapalli power project of 355 mw near Vijayawada, with the signing of the fuel supply

Scientists and environmentalists see a link between the 'distress' of farmers in Andhra Pradesh and the environmental changes in the continent, especially after the forest fires in Indonesia,

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will for the first time ever, market an estimated $200 million worth of imageries from its Rs 10 crore 'specialist" satellite "Oceansat" even before its

The Supreme Court has suspended licenses granted to all wood based industries operating in reserved forests. They have the option to shift to industrial estates that shall be identified by state

The subsidy scheme to encourage the use of photovoltaic systems for household lighting is being liberalised. Instead of routing the subsidy through the state government agencies who buy the devices

A New York based energy company, armed with rights to a patent on a gasoline substitute made mostly out of trash, is now laying the groundwork to launch the fuel commercially in the United States.

The Health Ministry is negotiating with the World Bank for a $100 million term loan for setting up a chain of quality testing laboratories in the country. The laboratories would be authorised to

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