As many as 99 large and medium scale industries with an investment of Rs 3.07 lakh crore are slated to come up in Chandrapur.

UltraTech Cement company on Friday said that it has temporarily shut down its Awarpur cement plant in Maharashtra, due to workers’ unrest, which has 3.6-million tonne production capacity.

Extensive experimental research has been devoted to the study of behaviour related to public goods, common-pool resources and other social dilemmas. In a majority of these studies, it is found that subjects tend to cooperate if they are allowed to communicate and make their own rules of use. In the context of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, a number of questions are being raised at public forums. Are communities capable of managing a valuable resource like a forest? Will transfer of authority not result in large-scale deforestation?

The Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) deployed at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) is all set to get more teeth.

Seven coal blocks that had been allocated to the Maharashtra state government in 2006, together accounting for more than 4,000 million tonnes of coal reserves, remain unoperationalised six years la

Nagpur: The recommendation by Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) to keep safety zones (eco-sensitive zones) around wildlife sanctuaries and national parks to 2km to 100 metre

New Delhi The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the coal scam finally started questioning the accused named in its first information reports (FIRs) on Monday.

The CBI, which had booked five private firms for misrepresenting facts to get coal blocks allocated, grilled Arvind Jayaswal, a director of Nagpur-based AMR Iron and steel and brother mining baron Manoj Jayaswal, for over six hours at its Delhi headquarters on Monday.

Director of AMR under scanner for allegedly twisting allocation facts

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today questioned Arvind Jayaswal in the coal block allocation scam. Jayaswal, director of AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Limited, was questioned for allegedly misrepresentating and concealing the fact that the company had already been allotted five blocks when it had applied for the one at Bander in Maharashtra. AMR was required to provide details of its allocations but is said to have concealed this because it would have weakened its claim and also because the company wanted to avoid scrutiny, the CBI believes.

Even as several instances of poaching were reported recently, forest officials on Thursday announced that 65 tigers are inhabiting the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR).

The authorities have arrived at the figure after a tiger monitoring exercise was conducted in the reserve between April 1 and May 31, during which the movements of felines were monitored with the help 94 camera traps.
According to Veerendra Tiwari, TATR’s chief conservator of forests and field director, there were at least 65 tigers in the area, excluding 20 cubs, which is an encouraging sign.

Bhubaneshwar So many threats... and so much money to be made – the trade off is tragically tilted against the Indian tigers.

Coal mining for electricity generation is the biggest threat to India's tigers, a report by environmental activists Greenpeace warned, demanding a moratorium on clearances for new mines just days after massive blackouts highlighted power shortages. A hot-button issue in India, tiger conservation pits the need to preserve wildlife against the development needs of a country that witnessed the slowest economic growth in nine years in March and where hundreds of millions continue to live below poverty line.

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