KOLKATA, Feb. 17: The state government plans to recover the huge costs of conducting feasibility studies in Nayachar Island from its potential investors. But the funds have to come from its own coffers for the time being. The proposed chemical hub would require extensive studies such as geographic mapping, geological and geophysical as well as oceanographic studies and environment impact assessment to get clearance.

Bhopal, Feb 17: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of new industrial area in village Hargarh in Jabalpur district. On this occasion he said that a proposal has been forwarded to the Union government for establishing a special economic zone (SEZ) at Hargarh.

An innovative Australian play highlights the dire status of Australia's indigenous people. Ngapartji Ngapartji, staged at the Sydney Theatre festival held in the third week of January, is based on

IBM sued over pollution Residents and business groups in New York sued IBM Corporation on January 3 alleging that decades of pollution from the company's former microelectronics plant in the village

On New Year's eve, Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat declared that his government had decided "to do away with' the special economic zones (sezs) in their present form and had asked the centre to

The public hearing for Jindal group's fourth coal mine in Tamnar block in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, was conducted amidst protests on January 5. People claimed they were not informed of the hearing and

the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (moef) cleared a controversial mining project by the Uranium Corporation of India Limited in Meghalaya last month, triggering fresh protests by local

An argument over a Valentine's Day gift leads shubhranshu choudhary to the politics of an aluminium ladder On the eve of Valentine's Day, a friend of my son persuades me to take my wife "out

tribal villagers in West Bengal's West Midnapore district chopped down around 6,600 young eucalyptus trees on a six-hectare state forest department plantation recently. The residents claim the

The indigenous Australian Githabul people now own over 112,000 hectares of national parks and forests in New South Wales, a south-east Australian state. At a special hearing, the Federal Court

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