Conservatives

  • In support of 'Earth Hour campaign' Howrah Bridge to go dark for an hour 28-03-2014 07:06 PM

    Some of the iconic structures in Kolkata, including the Howrah Bridge, would go semi-dark for an hour on Saturday to support conservation of energy under the Earth Hour campaign. Between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday, all ornamental lights would be switched off at the famous Howrah Bridge and...
  • Gul Panag shows solidarity towards residents suffering from water shortage; stays away from Holi 17-03-2014 01:26 PM

    Chandigarh: Bollywood actor Gul Panag, the AAP's Lok Sabha candidate in Chandigarh, stayed away from Holi celebration Monday to promote water conservation. "In solidarity with the residents of Chandigarh who are suffering from acute water shortage, I will not be playing Holi," Gul tweeted. "Celebrate a vibrant, safe and environmentally...
  • Conservationists oppose move to open Taj Mahal on Fridays 24-01-2014 01:43 PM

    Conservationists in Agra have opposed a government proposal to open the Taj Mahal on its weekly off on Friday to those who pay $100 or Rs 5,000. Agra Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar said a new proposal has been forwarded to allow entry to the protected monument on a holiday at...
  • NTCA says no to reintroduction of white tigers in MP 22-12-2013 01:32 PM

    The National Tiger Conservation Authority has refused to give its nod for reintroduction of white tigers in Madhya Pradesh saying they have no "conservation value", a decision that may come as a setback to the state's efforts to secure these rare species. The decision was taken sometime ago during a...
  • Hiware Bazar village becomes a model of development, economic progress 22-12-2013 10:49 AM

    Pune: Pucca houses, clean roads, water supply at 7 am, lush green fields are sights such that are rare even in the most developed of towns, but Hiware Bazar near Pune is a unique and successful experiment. Its story is unique as it presents an alternate model of development based...
  • FTP: Oil minister Moily travels by metro: Should more VIPs use public transport? 09-10-2013 11:30 PM

    Delhi Metro has a VIP commuter now as Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily has started his drive to save fuel by commuting through metro to work. Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily took the metro to the ministry on Wednesday. He plans to do so every Wednesday and he has also adviced his...
  • Oil Minister Veerappa Moily travels to work in metro to save fuel 09-10-2013 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily took the metro to the ministry on Wednesday. The minister took the Metro from a station near his residence and travelled to the Central Secretariat station, which is near Shastri Bhawan. The Petroleum Minister latest action is said to be part of a fuel...
  • Veerappa Moily to unveil mega fuel conservation campaign today 24-09-2013 09:18 AM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily will on Tuesday unveil a mega fuel conservation campaign aimed at cutting oil demand so as help the nation save up to USD 20 billion in foreign exchange. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asked Moily to prepare a plan to cut oil import bill by...
  • Tony Abbott sworn in as Australia's new PM 18-09-2013 12:11 PM

    Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia's new prime minister on Wednesday and promised immediate action to slow the stream of asylum seekers arriving by boats from Indonesia and to repeal an unpopular carbon tax levied by the previous administration. Abbott was the first of 42 government executives to be...
  • Republican-led US House passes bill restricting abortion 19-06-2013 07:29 AM

    Washington: The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation severely restricting abortions, a move that could alienate women from the conservative party. The bill would ban abortions 20 weeks after fertilization occurs, a time when a fetus begins to feel pain, Republicans said. The legislation makes exceptions for...
  • Union cabinet approves Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission 17-05-2013 06:00 AM

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission to conserve and restore the sites associated with the Father of the Nation. "The mission would be entrusted with the identification, collation and assessment of information on Gandhi heritage material for its management and...
  • Govt to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year 09-05-2013 11:10 PM

    New Delhi: With per capita availability of water depleting at a faster pace, the government on Thursday approved a proposal to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year under which awareness programmes will be launched for conservation of the scarce natural resource. Under the proposal, which got the nod of the...
  • UK: Lawmaker Nigel Evans arrested for allegedly raping two men 05-05-2013 07:23 AM

    London: British MP and senior Conservative Party politician Nigel Evans was arrested on Saturday by the London Police after being accused of raping two men. The reports identify the politician as Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans, a 55-year-old from Lancashire, northwest England, who has served in Parliament for...
  • Lawmaker arrested on suspicion of rape, say reports 05-05-2013 03:00 AM

    London: British media say that a senior Conservative Party politician has been arrested for questioning on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The reports identify the politician as Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans, a 55-year-old from Lancashire, northwest England, who has served in Parliament for two decades. British...
  • German experts to help conserve Kolkata's landmarks 22-11-2012 04:23 PM

    Kolkata: Renowned German heritage conservationists will visit Kolkata this November to help draw conservation plans for four of the city's iconic landmarks. Touring the city for two days on Nov 28 and 29, a group of 10 German experts, including the director of Museum of Asian Art, Berlin, will visit...
  • Thousands of Amur falcon birds poached in Nagaland 08-11-2012 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed visuals of shocking massacre of tens of thousands of migratory Amur falcons in Nagaland. The NGO, Conservation India, has documented the slaughter. The NGO has estimated that 12,000 to 14,000 birds are being hunted for consumption and commercial sale every day. The captured birds are...
  • Hollywood is getting conservative: Emma Stone 23-10-2011 01:46 PM

    London: Actress Emma Stone thinks Hollywood movies are getting more conservative because studio bosses are afraid of "offending" anyone. "It concerns me that movies seem to be getting more and more conservative and watered down. Movies need broad appeal to succeed and bosses don't want to alienate anyone," contactmusic.com quoted...
  • We need Delhi's drive to succeed: Cameron 06-10-2011 12:49 AM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday tried to enthuse the Conservative party and the people by insisting that things will soon improve economically and called for the same 'drive to succeed' that is seen in Delhi, Shanghai or Lagos. Faced with mounting criticism that his government s plan...
  • Britain's tough justice alarms campaigners 18-08-2011 10:14 AM

    London: Tough prison sentences such as four years for trying to organize a riot via Facebook have triggered alarm in Britain that the government's crackdown over last week's unrest may be too harsh. Britain's Conservative Party, which leads a coalition government, has promised tough action following four nights of violence...
  • Young Indian Leaders: Saving Kashmir's heritage 02-07-2011 07:10 AM

    Srinagar: Kasmir Young Indian Leaders, the award, now in its second year, recognises young men and women who have charted their own destiny. Saima Iqbal, a conservation architect, working tirelessly to restore the cultural sanctity of the Kashmir valley. It's like paying a longstanding debt to the fabled Nishat garden,...
  • Tiger count up: a good day for the big Indian cat? 28-03-2011 11:20 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai talks to Tiger conservationist Valmik Thapar about the rise in the population of tigers in India by 12 per cent. ...
  • Tiger census: numbers expected to rise 24-03-2011 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: A 10 to 15 per cent increase in tiger numbers across the country - that is what expected from the tiger estimation exercise 2011. Even as the country's top wildlife scientist are totting up the numbers only to be revealed next week, here's a preview of what can...
  • High rise at Marine Drive draws ire 17-12-2010 11:54 AM

    Mumbai: Even before the numerous Coastal Regulatory Zone violations controversy could die down, a fresh one is brewing around the first re-development project of the iconic Marine Drive in Mumbai. Vasant Sagar, the first high rise in the area, has drawn the ire of the residents, conservationists and architects alike....
  • Sariska tiger was poisoned to death: Minister 04-12-2010 12:13 PM

    Jaipur: A tiger that was found dead in Sariska Tiger Reserve last month had been poisoned, Rajasthan Forest Minister Ram Lal Jaat said in Jaipur on Saturday. The male translocated tiger, ST-1, was poisoned with organophosphorus insecticide, the minister said. The forensic report has confirmed poison in the tiger's body....
  • Declare elephant a national heritage: panel 31-08-2010 11:51 AM

    New Delhi: The Union Environment Ministry on Tuesday released the report of a specialised task force set up by it under the Chairmanship of Dr Mahesh Rangarajan to address the problems related to the Asian elephant. The report calls for the setting up of a National Elephant Conservation Authority on...