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.
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.
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.
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.
13 Jan 2019
After Meghalaya-mining incident, NGT asks police to investigate all illegal-mining
A month after 15 miners were trapped in a coal mine, search operations for which are still underway, a three-member committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Meghalaya Police to investigate into nearly 1,200 cases of illegal quarrying across the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
15 Oct 2018
Delhi: NBCC told to stop construction at Pragati Maidan
Seeking to curb Delhi's pollution level, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) yesterday asked the state-run NBCC to "immediately halt" all construction and demolition activities at its project site at Pragati Maidan, officials said.
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).
03 Oct 2018
#KisanRally: Allowed to enter Delhi post-midnight, farmers end protest
Protesting farmers who were stopped from entering Delhi on Tuesday ended their rally in the early hours of Wednesday after they were let into the national capital post midnight.
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.
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.
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.
13 Aug 2018
Blue or orange? Vehicles in Delhi-NCR to soon be color-labeled
The SC has accepted a proposal by the road transport and highways ministry to color-label vehicles depending on the fuel they use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
07 Jul 2018
Delhi: With L-G's approval, plan to chop 3,000 trees canceled
Bringing huge relief to Delhiites, the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has now officially cancelled the previous decision to cut down almost 3,000 trees to make way for seven central government colonies.
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.
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.
25 Jun 2018
Delhi's 'Chipko movement': Thousands hug trees, say 'won't leave them'
Sarojini Nagar saw a lot of activity yesterday afternoon, as more than 1,500 people came out in unison to protest the cutting of a whopping 16,500 trees to make way for seven central government colonies.
25 Jun 2018
Delhi HC stays felling of 16,000 trees till July 2
The Delhi HC has stayed till July 2 the planned felling of more than 16,000 trees for redevelopment of residential facilities for central government employees.
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.
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.
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.
02 Apr 2018
Vaishno Devi: NGT raps J&K over rehabilitation plan for mules
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Jammu and Kashmir government for not finalizing a rehabilitation plan for horses and mules which have been barred from plying from Katra to the Vaishno Devi temple and slapped a cost of Rs. 50 lakh on the state government.
15 Feb 2018
Pillion-riding Amit Shah leads 1L strong rally in Jind, Haryana
Keeping with BJP's philosophy of doing things king-size, BJP president Amit Shah's "Yuva Hunkar Rally" in Haryana's Jind was exactly that.