S. Ganesan

D.M. Mohabey, Director, Palaeontology Division, Geological Survey of India, delivering a lecture at the Bharathidasan University in Tiruchi on Wednesday.

When documentary filmmaker Sudhesh Unniraman, 38, was approached by a producer from AIM Television to document the plight of the Ganga, he knew there was not much research to be done.

The network of seismic observatory labs at Gangtok, Agartala and Itanagar to study and analyse data for forewarning people of the North East about earthquakes will be operationalised within one year

Aarti Dhar

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Environment and Forests will bring out a white paper on the current state of scientific knowledge on the Himalayan glaciers.

It will establish an institutional mechanism to monitor the trends and variability of glaciers and study the impact of changes on the hydrological regime in the region.

As Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee hoped in his Budget speech, his announcements for exemptions for environment-friendly bio-diesel earned him smiles from environmentalists.

This act is for the scientific development of mines and minerals under the control of the Union and the regulation of activities connected therewith. It extends to the whole of India.

May 5: The exploration team have unearthed gold mines at Betamcherla and Pattikonda in Kurnool district here.
According to sources, two international companies will carry out the mining activities here. Though the Central government has given permission to one of these companies, another company is awaiting clearance, the sources said.

Jaisalmer: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale at Mokla near Indo-Pak border on Thursday gave a blow to the 853-year-old Jaisalmer Fort, the only fort in the country with people living in it. The walls of the fort were damaged, raising concerns about the architectural marvel

LUCKNOW: Taking serious note of illegal mining along river with the help of heavy machines in Uttar Pradesh, the high court on Friday constituted a probe committee to be presided by the Geological Survey of India. The court has directed the committee to submit its report in a sealed cover to the court by May 10.

- Mines dept raises questions over assessment

Iron ore mines in Chiria, Jamshedpur. Telegraph picture
Ranchi, Feb. 23: The state mines and geology department has blamed central agencies such as Geological Survey of India (GSI), Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) and Mineral Exploration Corporation of India Limited (MECL) for undermining the interests of Jharkhand.