Delhi Metro chief Sreedharan to head the committee.

A committee of experts headed by the Delhi Metro Chief, Mr E. Sreedharan, will study afresh the issue of allowing new railway lines through the forests of the Western Ghats and hills in the southern region of Karnataka.

A request by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for a free hand to construct and maintain roads within a radius of 50 km from India

THE Dongria Kondh people living around the Niyamgiri hills in Orissa

Subhash Chandra N S, Bangalore, Jan 31, DHNS:

A privately-owned mahseer fishing resort on the banks of the Cauvery near the City, that is functioning in violation of the Indian Wildlife Act has attracted the wrath of a central watchdog for environment and forests.

New Delhi: The differences between two ministers Kamal Nath and Jairam Ramesh in the Supreme Court over a national highway in the Pench Tiger Reserve

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court's stay on construction work at one of Mayawati's pet projects - installation of statues of dalit leaders at a Noida park and setting up of a museum at a cost of Rs 685 crore - was making the state bleed Rs 3 lakh per day, the state told the apex court on Friday.

J. Venkatesan

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended its interim stay of the Andhra Pradesh High Court order allowing mining operations in six mines in the designated areas in Anantapur district and permitting transportation of the entire iron ore lying in the stockyards on their furnishing bank guarantee.

After finding that it had issued no direction to the Central empowerment committee for probing the "illegal" mining by the companies of powerful Reddy brothers and three other leaseholders in Obulapuram area, the Supreme Court on Thursday referred the case back to the Andhra Pradesh high court with a direction that it be disposed of expeditiously.

New Delhi: Karnataka minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy suffered a severe jolt after the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to vacate its interim orders stalling mining operations of Obulapuram Mining Company Private Ltd (OMC), a company owned by him in Andhra Pradesh.

Sustaining a ban on mining activities by Bellary brothers in Andhra Pradesh, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Andhra Pradesh High Court to decide on the plea against the ban within four weeks.