GREEN

  • Government calendar themed 'Clean India, Green India' launched 9 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 'Clean India Green India' is the theme of the Indian government's calendar for 2015 that was released on Wednesday by Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, who also launched a mobile app to download its digital version. Jaitley, who addressed the brief function at the National Media Centre, said...
  • Tom Hanks, Sting, Al Green receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors December 8, 2014

    Washington: Heralded as a musical genius who rose from a British shipyard hometown to make his mark, Sting will receive the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts. Top performers and power players from Hollywood, Broadway and Washington have gathered to honor five artists who will receive...
  • Delhi bans 15 year old vehicles: Can this be implemented? December 3, 2014

    Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal held that all vehicles which were more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the city roads. ...
  • Over 29 lakh vehicles set to go off Delhi roads following NGT verdict November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 29 lakh vehicles will go off the national capital's roads following a National Green Tribunal order putting a ban on plying of vehicles older than 15 years, the Delhi government has said. Dismayed at the increasing level of air pollution in Delhi, the NGT had on November...
  • Delhiites give mixed response to ban on 15-year-old vehicles November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: World Health Organisation (WHO) states that Delhi is the world's most polluted city. A city where average pollution level is eight times higher than the average. The National Green Tribunal Authority (NGTA) has banned all vehicles aged above 15 years from plying on the roads in the national...
  • More than 15-year-old vehicles not permitted to ply in Delhi: NGT November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday held that all vehicles which were more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the city roads. A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, also directed that...
  • Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrant November 21, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday bypassed Congress to announce the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation that will protect 5 million illegal workers from deportation and may benefit hundreds and thousands of Indian techies seeking legal permanent status. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a...
  • Cash rewards for best cleanliness campaigns: Akhilesh Yadav November 13, 2014

    Lucknow: With a view to encouraging people's participation in "Clean, Green and Healthy UP" programme launched by the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced cash rewards for the best performing hospitals and wards. "In the special campaign being run by KGMU, SGPGIMS and other government hospitals in Lucknow,...
  • CPI-M ruled Tripura's capital Agartala wins 'Clean and Green City' award November 9, 2014

    Agartala: The Agartala Municipal Corporation won the 'Clean and Green City' award this year for waste material management and keeping the city green. "We have been given this award by the Skoch Foundation, a New Delhi based Urban Policy and Development Expert Group for waste material management and keeping the...
  • Tripura's capital Agartala gets clean city award November 8, 2014

    Agartala: Tripura's 176-year-old capital Agartala has been awarded the clean and green city award by a New Delhi-based urban policy and development experts group, the city's mayor said on Saturday. "Agartala topped the 29 towns and cities short-listed by the Skoch Foundation for the award. The capital city has been selected...
  • Israel, Australia lend support to India's 'Second Green Revolution' quest November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India's agricultural sector contributes 16 per cent of total GDP & 10 per cent of export earnings in the economy. Despite being largely self-sufficient in food production, Indian agriculture currently faces a slew of problems its growth is much slower than other sectors of the economy; productivity is...
  • Modi combining best of Gandhi, Nehru to bring '3rd revolution' in India: Shimon Peres November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel Prize winner and former President of Israel Shimon Peres lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he is paving the 'third revolution' in India by combining tradition with the right technology to take the country to new heights. "I met yesterday your Prime Minister and he himself is running...
  • National Green Tribunal issues notice over rising cases of Cancer in Greater Noida November 7, 2014

    Noida: The National Green Tribunal has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh government, the UP pollution control board, the District Magistrate and SSP of Noida to file a report on the rising cases of cancer in the Greater Noida district, allegedly due to consumption of...
  • Delhi: NDMC defends its decision to paint road dividers pink and green November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: In parts of Delhi that come under New Delhi Municipal Council, road elements like kerbs,traffic dividers and roundabouts have been painted pink and green. This is in violation of the international traffic guidelines. As per these guidelines, colour combinations of yellow and black or white and black contrast...
  • Green Diwali options: Upcycled candle moulds, sandstone diyas October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Upcycled candle moulds, rangoli- inspired bamboo trays and sandstone diyas are some of the 'green options' market players are coming out with to tap on to consumers preferring eco-friendly products this Diwali. While the eco-friendly candles are the much sought after green product this season, a wide range of...
  • Green Day, Sting among nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame October 10, 2014

    (Reuters) - Punk rock band Green Day, rockers Nine Inch Nails and singer Sting are among the 2015 nominees announced on Thursday for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They lead a diverse list that includes The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the late singer Lou Reed, German electronic...
  • NGT orders coal miners and transporters to pay Rs 400 crore royalty October 7, 2014

    Shillong: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered coal miners and transporters of Meghalaya to pay about Rs 400 crore royalty to the state government as per Mines Development and Regulation Act, 1957, before transporting the 6.3 million tonnes of extracted coal lying in depots across the state. While delivering the...
  • Suit, tie and a cycle: Can New York inspire PM Modi to build a green city in India? September 24, 2014

    PM Narendra Modi starts his big US visit on Thursday. Ahead of that, our executive editor is in New York, getting us the mood there. He is at the central park, on a cycle, talking about Modi's dream of building smart cities. ...
  • DMRC observes World Green Building Week September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will be observing World Green Building Week till September 27 to promote construction of environment friendly buildings. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has partnered with Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to observe the week on the theme "Get up,...
  • If she wanted to be more like me, why couldn't she just copy my hairstyle: 10 best quotes of Rachel Green as 'Friends' turns 20 September 22, 2014

    We all have had a relationship similar to what Rachel and Ross had. Rachel Green aka Jennifer Aniston was emulated for her style and hair more than any of her 'Friends' costar. The actress played the rich blonde who leaves her groom at the altar to live a life or...
  • Delhi: NGT sets September 30 deadline for units to apply for borewells September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed all unauthorised borewell units operating without its consent in Bawana and Narela industrial areas here to apply according to norms by September 30. A bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed that any unit which is operating illegally and without submitting the...
  • Green Park to host only Test matches: Rajeev Shukla September 17, 2014

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said that new stadium will be built in the state to host IPL and limitedover matches while Green Park will be used solely as a Test venue. "To host big tournaments like the IPL, a city should have at least...
  • Steps to make Rameswram a holy island August 31, 2014

    Rameswaram: The Vivekanandha Kendra at Kanyakumari is joining hands with Rameswaram Municipality and Ramanathapuram district administration to make this holy island a "Green island", according to Saraswathi Coordinator for the programme. She said that two seperate buckets would be given to the house hold to collect plastic waste and biowaste seperately...
  • Hyderabad: Ganesha goes green, ecofriendly clay idols flood the market August 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Pearl City is all set to celebrate the Ganesh festival in an ecofriendly manner and with the tallest Ganesh idol in the country this year. The 60feet high Ganesha in Hyderabad is drawing the attention of every passerby. The gigantic idol took almost three months and 200 artisans at...
  • Greenery depleting in Lord Krishnas land Vrindavan August 17, 2014

    As lakhs of pilgrims throng Lord Krishna temples in Mathura and Vrindavan on Janmashtami, many are lamenting the dwindling green cover in the region. The Braj Mandal, spread over roughly 150 km and stretching from Bateshwar to Kosi and from Bharatpur to Aligarh, is facing both rapid construction activity and illegal...
  • Railways to harness green power to reduce hefty energy bill August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways have firmed up plans to harness solar and wind power as part of its move to tap renewable energy in a big way to reduce the fuel bill substantially. The total fuel bill of railways during the current financial year has been estimated to be a whopping Rs...
  • HC issues notice on PIL seeking installation of green toilets August 7, 2014

    Madurai: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has ordered issue of a notice to the Railway Board Chairman and the Southern Railways General Manager, among others, on a PIL seeking a direction to install 'Green toilet system' in all trains to prevent environment pollution. A...
  • Lady Gaga makes a cameo in the new 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' trailer July 29, 2014

    Pop star Lady Gaga sure knows how to wow her fans. Be it with her albums, her bold, independent statements or her choice of outfits. This time, she has chosen to surprise her fans with a little cameo appearance in the upcoming film 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'....
  • Swift green clearances to make MP power surplus: Shivraj Singh Chouhan July 21, 2014

    Enthused by swift green clearance to a "number of projects" in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asserted that the state would be power surplus in next four years and supply electricity to others. Outlining future development plans of MP which was once among the least developed BIMARU states, Chouhan...
  • Sand mining: National Green Tribunal issues notice to 24 people in Uttarakhand July 9, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice to 24 people for carrying out illegal sand mining activities in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar sought response from all of them after the counsel for Uttarakhand government told the tribunal that certain people were carrying on illegal...