Green

  • John Green's 'Paper Towns' is bittersweet, yet unique 17-04-2014 10:23 PM

    At one point, I thought that John Green could not write what he did when he wrote, "The Fault in Our Stars" or at least when I read it, I felt that way. Till I picked up, "Paper Towns" (which was published way before TFIOS) and gave it a read....
  • Settlement reached over Mickey Rooney burial 13-04-2014 10:11 AM

    (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday approved a settlement between the estranged wife of late golden era Hollywood star Mickey Rooney and the conservator of his estate, ending a legal tussle over where the actor will be buried, the conservator's attorney said. Rooney, who died on Sunday at...
  • Keanu Reeves to star in Eli Roth's psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock' 07-04-2014 10:31 AM

    Los Angeles: Actor Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of Eli Roth's upcoming psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock'. The actor will star in the lead role and he will also serve as executive producer on the project, which enters production later this month, reports digitalspy.co.uk. According to Deadline, filming on the...
  • Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes his silver screen debut in 'Begin Again' 31-03-2014 11:15 AM

    Los Angeles: Singer Adam Levine is set to make his silver screen debut in John Carney's 'Begin Again'. After acting in TV show 'American Horror Story: Asylum', Levine is making his move from the rock-star stage to playing a rising rock star on the big screen in 'Begin Again', reports...
  • 3 seasons of 'The Walking Dead' has made Lauren Cohan more subdued 27-03-2014 03:11 PM

    New York: Spending your days killing zombies apparently takes its toll. Actress Lauren Cohan said being on AMC's 'The Walking Dead' for three seasons has had an effect on her. "My temperament has changed since I've been on the show because of being immersed in this dark material all the...
  • Naxalites launch anti-poll posters war, create panic 26-03-2014 11:19 PM

    Within days of their meeting with a joint team of senior police officers from Jharkhand and West Bengal, the Maoists pasted posters and circulated handbills warning villagers against voting in the Lok Sabha polls in over dozen villages under Govindpur block on Tuesday night. The Jharkhand Regional Military Commission-CPIML, issued...
  • Fan-made trailers that are so good that you won't miss the original 19-03-2014 02:20 PM

    Be it a popular movie franchise, a television show or an animated series. There are times when we are too impatient to wait for a new season. There are also times when we wish there was an alternative ending -- especially if you are a Game of Thrones fan. (Seriously,...
  • Incredible photos of the Chicago river dyed bright green in honor of St. Patrick's Day 18-03-2014 03:02 PM

    The Chicago river was dyed green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Boats cruise down the Chicago River while dumping in an orange powder, turning the water bright green. The tradition dates back to 1962. Over the years, event organizers have curbed the amount of dye used - from 100...
  • Bad Apple? Activist groups protest hazardous chemicals used in iPhone 13-03-2014 01:10 PM

    San Francisco: Apple's labour practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China. The campaign began Wednesday with an online petition put together by China Labor...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file status report in SC tomorrow 09-03-2014 06:24 PM

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing charge sheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a charge sheet was likely...
  • National Green Tribunal seeks report on measures taken to maintain ground water level 20-02-2014 07:36 PM

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered civil officials of Uttar Pradesh to establish what measures have been taken to maintain biodiversity and ground water level in the state. The NGT said the Public Works Department secretary should hold a meeting with officials of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, Ghaziabad...
  • Government to push Rs 46000 crore mission to increase forest cover 19-02-2014 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the UPA government has decided to push a Rs 46000 crore ambitious mission to increase forest cover in the country. Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said the Union Cabinet will consider on Thursday the Green India Mission, one of the eight missions...
  • Sugar mill, distillery, dairy plant to be inspected if they discharge effluents into Ganga 13-02-2014 12:14 AM

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and its Uttar Pradesh unit to inspect a sugar mill, a distillery and a dairy plant on whether they were discharging effluents into the Ganga river. The NGT was inquiring into whether the Simbhaoli Sugar Mills...
  • Harish Rawat seeks green bonus from Planning Commission 12-02-2014 08:14 PM

    Citing the state's large forest cover, the Uttarakhand government has sought Rs 2,000 crore per annum as 'Green bonus' from the 14th Planning Commission. The demand was made by Chief Minister Harish Rawat at a meeting with a visiting Planning Commission team headed by Dr YV Reddy at the secretariat...
  • AAP government faces flak over 'Delhi most polluted city' tag 29-01-2014 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has come under severe criticism from environmentalists following a report which found Delhi as the world's most polluted city - ahead of Beijing. Environmentalist Sunita Narain has alleged the Delhi government is doing nothing to put pollution checks in place. She...
  • Posco not to cut trees till Odisha gives forest clearance 24-01-2014 04:06 PM

    The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed that South Korean major Posco will not cut any trees in a village in Odisha for developing its Rs 51,000 crore steel project till the state government gives the final forest clearance. "It is now between them (Posco) and the state," a bench...
  • Will courts function at liberty of executive: NGT to Uttarakhand 24-01-2014 08:34 AM

    Irked over Uttarakhand government's failure to hold a meeting of an expert panel set up to examine impact of projects and development work after the natural disaster there, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday asked if courts will have to function at the liberty of the executive. "Why are they...
  • Sand Mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders 22-01-2014 06:58 PM

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday issued notice to all persons, named by Uttar Pradesh goverment as offenders indulging in illegal sand mining, asking why they should not be directed to pay compensation for unauthorised removal of the mineral from river Yamuna. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice...
  • '300 - Rise of an Empire' trailer: Sparta is again at war 22-01-2014 11:44 AM

    Los Angeles: The trailer of '300: Rise of an Empire' has been released online. The sequel to Zack Snyder's 2007 box office hit, will see Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) lead a battle at sea to defeat the Persian navy after the death of the Spartan land army, reported Deadline. Rodrigo Santoro...
  • Inspired by Rajasthan's pink city, Bihar's Bhabua paints itself green 19-01-2014 01:33 PM

    If it is pink for Rajasthan it is green for Bihar where a town has painted itself green to match its verdant surroundings. The initiative to paint buildings in Bhabua town with green colour was taken last Diwali and completed this week, Kaimur District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Singh, the man...
  • Bihar's 'environment friendly' Bhabua town to be declared 'Green city' today 16-01-2014 12:42 PM

    A Bihar town is painting itself green to send out an environment friendly message, an official said. Bhabua, district headquarters of Maoist affected Kaimur district, known for the Mundeshwari temple - one of the oldest centrally-protected monuments in the country - has changed as the facades of most of the...
  • Appoint regulator to monitor environmental clearances: SC to Centre 06-01-2014 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to appoint an independent national regulator to monitor environmental clearances given by the Ministry of Environment and Forest. The apex court has given the deadline of two months to the government for the same. Earlier also the SC had asked the...
  • Pranab Mukherjee addresses AMU students, speaks of climate concerns 27-12-2013 03:58 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called upon the international community to view the issue of climate change not just as a threat but also as a unique opportunity to work together. India, as a developing country with climate vulnerability, has an important stake in the evolution of equitable and multilateral...
  • Get on the environment friendly 'Green train' 15-12-2013 09:39 PM

    The Rapid Metro, an intra-city service in Gurgaon, is the first project on a public-private-partnership (PPP) model in the country. Five fully-automated trains with a frequency of four minutes run between five stations. Each train carries over 800 passengers on one trip. ...
  • Arrested 120 persons for illegal sand mining: Government tells National Green Tribunal 13-12-2013 03:56 PM

    Uttar Pradesh government has admitted before the National Green Tribunal that large scale illegal sand mining had been going on in Gautam Budh Nagar district of the state and said it has arrested 120 persons in this connection. The State government also assured a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice...
  • I think my son would become an amazing brother: Megan Fox 29-11-2013 02:17 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Megan Megan Fox, who is expecting her second child with husband actor Brian Austin Green, is optimistic that her 14-month-old son, Noah, would be an amazing brother. The 27-year-old star said that the couple are trying to explain Noah that there is going to be another baby...
  • Lost a great opportunity to win a series in India: Bravo 27-11-2013 08:32 PM

    Kanpur: West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo on Wednesday said it was due to his bowlers' inconsistency the team lost a great opportunity to register a series win against India in India. West Indies lost the three-ODI series 1-2 after going down by five wickets in the third and final one-dayer...
  • Mumbai: NRI found dead after falling from 27th floor 18-11-2013 10:45 AM

    Mumbai: A 55-year-old NRI was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Sunday evening in Andheri, Mumbai. The deceased has been identified as Punyakant Philip Raju whose body was spotted by at around 8 pm by some people who then informed the police. According to the people of the area near...
  • Watch a master pickpocket reveal the tricks of his trade 11-11-2013 07:04 AM

    Professional pickpocket Apollo Robbins demonstrates some of his techniques on writer Adam Green. In magic circles, Robbins is regarded as a kind of legend. Psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and the military study his methods for what they reveal about the nature of human attention, says a New Yorker story profiling his spectacular...
  • Ghaziabad's green areas being fast concretised, say environmentalists 06-11-2013 03:21 PM

    Ghaziabad's civic and development bodies seem obsessed with concretising the city's green areas, environmentalists say. Defying strictures of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on a petition filed against the reckless and indiscriminate concretisation of the city's open, soft and green areas, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation is fast concretising the soft...