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BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills

07 Dec 2019

BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills

On Friday, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar delivered an appalling statement, claiming no Indian study has established a direct link between pollution and a reduced lifespan.

Vegetables in Delhi found to have high lead content: Study

26 Jul 2019

Vegetables in Delhi found to have high lead content: Study

If you think eating your vegetables is going to assure good health, you might want to check again.

SC sets aside NGT order; Sterlite plant to remain closed

18 Feb 2019

SC sets aside NGT order; Sterlite plant to remain closed

In a big win for the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court, on Monday, refused to allow the re-opening of Vedanta's Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi.

Stop illegal sand mining in Rupnagar: NGT directs Punjab government

05 Feb 2019

Stop illegal sand mining in Rupnagar: NGT directs Punjab government

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Punjab government to stop illegal sand mining in Rupnagar district and take action against the erring officers within three months.

NGT raps DPCC over report on Wazirpur's 'polluting' industrial unit

01 Feb 2019

NGT raps DPCC over report on Wazirpur's 'polluting' industrial unit

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) over its report on a factory allegedly causing pollution in Delhi's Wazirpur area, terming it a "fixed match".

Sterlite employees to fast unto death if plant isn't re-opened

26 Jan 2019

Sterlite employees to fast unto death if plant isn't re-opened

Permanent employees of the Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, have announced that they will all fast unto death from Monday if the government does not issue an order to re-open the plant.

NGT to Volkswagen: Deposit Rs. 100cr tomorrow or face arrest

17 Jan 2019

NGT to Volkswagen: Deposit Rs. 100cr tomorrow or face arrest

On Thursday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered German car manufacturer Volkswagen to deposit Rs. 100cr with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) by 5pm tomorrow, as reparations for the 2015 emissions scandal.

Meghalaya: Navy divers enter mine to find trapped miners

30 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Navy divers enter mine to find trapped miners

A couple of days after the Indian Air Force transported heavy-duty pumps to the rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, rescue operations have resumed, and authorities are making the final push.

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

28 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

A day after National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel found a foul smell emanating from the rat hole coal-mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, authorities have stepped up rescue efforts.

Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead

27 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead

After nearly two weeks of search operations to find 15 miners trapped inside a 'rat hole' coal mine in Meghalaya, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now fearing the worst.

Meghalaya: Illegal mine owner arrested; no word from trapped miners

16 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Illegal mine owner arrested; no word from trapped miners

A couple of days after it was reported that 13 miners had been trapped inside an illegal 'rat hole' coalmine in Meghalaya, the owner of the illegal mine has been arrested by the police.

Vedanta welcomes NGT order; says workers will get back livelihood

16 Dec 2018

Vedanta welcomes NGT order; says workers will get back livelihood

Mining company Vedanta Ltd yesterday welcomed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order to resume operations at the company's facility in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu and said those affected by the plant's closure will get back their source of livelihood.

NGT clears way for reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

15 Dec 2018

NGT clears way for reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

The Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi has come a step closer to reopening.

Meghalaya: At least 13 feared dead inside illegal 'rat-hole' mine

14 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: At least 13 feared dead inside illegal 'rat-hole' mine

In an unfortunate incident, at least 13 coal miners are feared dead, after they got trapped in an illegal 'rat hole' coalmine in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills.

Seven construction companies fined for violating air-pollution control norms: SDMC

04 Dec 2018

Seven construction companies fined for violating air-pollution control norms: SDMC

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has collected Rs. 3.5 lakh as penalties from seven construction companies for violation of air pollution control norms in the first three days of December, the civic body said yesterday.

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

03 Dec 2018

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

At a time when the national capital is choking on "very poor" air, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a Rs. 25 crore fine on the Delhi Government for failing to curb pollution.

Ensure staff, equipment in wildlife dept: Court to Delhi Government

10 Nov 2018

Ensure staff, equipment in wildlife dept: Court to Delhi Government

A Delhi court has ordered the release of three snakes, rescued from two men, into their natural habitat and also directed the Delhi government to ensure proper staff and equipment at the 'understaffed' wildlife department.

While Delhi chokes, Delhi CM Kejriwal is vacationing in Dubai

10 Nov 2018

While Delhi chokes, Delhi CM Kejriwal is vacationing in Dubai

While Delhi is choking under a blanket of haze, its Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has flown out of the country is currently in Dubai with his wife on a "private trip".

NGT forms committee over private colleges within Agra's bird Sanctuary

08 Nov 2018

NGT forms committee over private colleges within Agra's bird Sanctuary

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a committee to decide whether two private engineering colleges have been constructed inside Agra's Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.

Social media account created for citizens' complaints: CPCB informs SC

01 Nov 2018

Social media account created for citizens' complaints: CPCB informs SC

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) today informed the Supreme Court that it has created accounts on Twitter and Facebook where citizens can lodge complaints about Delhi-NCR pollution.

Delhi-govt fined Rs. 50cr for inaction against steel pickling units

17 Oct 2018

Delhi-govt fined Rs. 50cr for inaction against steel pickling units

The National Green Tribunal yesterday fined Delhi government Rs. 50cr for not taking action against steel pickling units in residential areas as they fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity.

NGT summons Delhi-govt official to explain action-plan on climate change

12 Oct 2018

NGT summons Delhi-govt official to explain action-plan on climate change

The National Green Tribunal has summoned an official of the Environment Department in Delhi to explain the proposed amendments made by AAP government in the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC).

#KisanKrantiMarch: What are our farmers demanding?

02 Oct 2018

#KisanKrantiMarch: What are our farmers demanding?

Thousands of farmers today marched towards Delhi over demands ranging from farm loan waivers to cut in fuel prices.

NGT seeks UP govt's report on dump yard near school

10 Sep 2018

NGT seeks UP govt's report on dump yard near school

The National Green Tribunal has sought a report from UP government on a plea filed by a private school opposing setting up of a dump yard in Sitapur district on the ground that it was a health hazard.

SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case

04 Sep 2018

SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case

The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a plea by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the National Green Tribunal's order allowing Vedanta group access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in the state.

NGT directs CPCB to inquire about 51,837 industries in Delhi

26 Aug 2018

NGT directs CPCB to inquire about 51,837 industries in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to constitute a committee to inquire about the status of 51,837 industries in the Delhi which are running in residential areas without requisite approvals.

Maharashtra to set-up study chairs in 13 varsities after Vajpayee

21 Aug 2018

Maharashtra to set-up study chairs in 13 varsities after Vajpayee

Maharashtra government will set up a study chair in the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in each of the 13 universities in the state, the state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar announced.

Over 1L diesel-run cars off Delhi roads soon?

04 Aug 2018

Over 1L diesel-run cars off Delhi roads soon?

More than 1L diesel-run cars are likely to go off Delhi's roads soon.

Ganga should have health warning like cigarette packs, NGT opines

28 Jul 2018

Ganga should have health warning like cigarette packs, NGT opines

Expressing concern over the quality of Ganga water, the National Green Tribunal has asked why the river can't have health warnings like the ones on cigarette packs.

NGT anguished over Ganga's condition; says water unfit for use

27 Jul 2018

NGT anguished over Ganga's condition; says water unfit for use

The National Green Tribunal today said the water of the Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, was unfit for drinking and bathing and expressed anguish over the situation of the river.

There can't be "blanket-ban" on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC

23 Jul 2018

There can't be "blanket-ban" on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC

More than nine months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned protests at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, the SC has said a blanket ban is unacceptable.

Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

19 Jul 2018

Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

The NGT today expressed dissatisfaction over the cleaning up of Ganga and said the situation was extraordinarily bad and hardly anything effective has been done to clean the river.

Hit by vacancies, NGT plans to hear cases using video-conferencing

15 Jul 2018

Hit by vacancies, NGT plans to hear cases using video-conferencing

Crippled by the delay in appointment of experts and judicial members, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is planning to conduct hearings through video-conferencing to decide the environmental cases pending in its regional benches.

Are religious acts allowed on government property? SC to decide

06 Jul 2018

Are religious acts allowed on government property? SC to decide

The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench the question whether religious activities can be allowed on a government land or property in India.

Lack of sewage-facilities: NGT slaps Rs. 50k fine on AAP-govt

05 Jul 2018

Lack of sewage-facilities: NGT slaps Rs. 50k fine on AAP-govt

The National Green Tribunal today slapped a fine of Rs. 50,000 on AAP government for not filing the reply on a plea alleging lack of sewage facilities in a South Delhi colony.

NGT stays felling of 16,000 trees in Delhi till July-19

02 Jul 2018

NGT stays felling of 16,000 trees in Delhi till July-19

A week after the Delhi HC stayed the felling of 16,000 trees, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has extended the stay further, till its next hearing on July 19.

DGCA moves NGT, says it's impossible to dump poop mid-air

21 May 2018

DGCA moves NGT, says it's impossible to dump poop mid-air

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has moved National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking a stay and review of its December 20, 2016, and January 10 orders, which asked airlines to pay Rs. 50,000 as environmental compensation if their planes dump waste mid-air.

Delhi: Rainwater-harvesting system cannot be installed at 9 metro stations

27 Apr 2018

Delhi: Rainwater-harvesting system cannot be installed at 9 metro stations

Rainwater harvesting systems at nine metro stations in Delhi and Noida cannot be installed because the minimum land required (36 square meters) for constructing it is unavailable, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) told National Green Tribunal.

Delhi govt asks schools to collect used textbooks, form book-banks

21 Apr 2018

Delhi govt asks schools to collect used textbooks, form book-banks

The Delhi Government has asked its schools to collect old usable textbooks from students of all classes and form book banks.

Doctor allegedly manhandled, offloaded from IndiGo-flight after complaining about mosquitoes

10 Apr 2018

Doctor allegedly manhandled, offloaded from IndiGo-flight after complaining about mosquitoes

A Bengaluru doctor was allegedly manhandled and forcibly offloaded from an IndiGo flight at the Lucknow Airport yesterday after he complained of mosquitoes in the plane.