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Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About How dogs have played a part in killing wildlife | July 31, 2011 The controversy about rising dog numbers has always been framed around the urban landscape. In the rural countryside, they are a menace to wildlife. There are more dogs in our country than tigers, leopards, wolves, hyenas and all other wild predators put together... Read more SC notice to NTCA on banning tourism in core area | July 31, 2011 Enlivening hopes of a tourism ban in core zones and critical tiger habitats of reserves, the Supreme Court issued notice to NTCA and the Madhya Pradesh government on a petition seeking an end to commercial tourism in these notified areas... Read more Taungyas get legal recognition | July 27, 2011 After six decades, the Taungya forest-dwellers in Gorakhpur and Maharajganj districts of Uttar Pradesh have finally got their share of rights on forestland. On July 25, around 651 Taungya families in six villages got land titles… Read more A Posco in Himachal | July 26, 2011 As the world watches peaceful protests of villagers against land acquisition for Posco project in Orissa, a silent protest is brewing in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh against number of small hydro projects in the Saal valley of the district… Read more Tribals demand implementation of Forest Rights Act | July 22, 2011 Alleging injustice by the administration, hundreds of tribal farmers of Melghat staged an agitation in front of President Pratibha Patil's house in Amravati, demanding implementation of the Forest Rights Act... Read more MoEF cites loopholes in forest laws to defend clearing Posco | July 19, 2011 The environment ministry made a specious argument before the Orissa High Court to defend its decision to clear Posco, saying forest laws did not provide any mechanism to verify their implementation in a case, it simply asked for an assurance from the state government for it... Read more Ministers cite opposition to tiger reserve in Goa | July 19, 2011 In a setback for wildlife enthusiasts rooting for a tiger reserve in Goa, state environment minister Aleixo Sequeira said there was popular resistance to the proposal... Read more Speedy decisions on Posco, Vedanta | July 17, 2011 While insisting that the environment must be protected at all costs, environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Sunday said "the past is over" and she will ensure speedy decisions on major projects like Posco and Vedanta. Once environmental clearance is given, it should not be changed or revoked, she said… Read more Will promote environment, growth: Jayanthi | July 17, 2011 There is no dichotomy between development and environment, says Jayanthi Natarajan, who takes charge after the controversial stint of Jairam Ramesh. Both are critical, she says, and there will be no compromise on either… See more Meet India's tiger hunters | July 11, 2011 India's tiger hunters are not just ruthless killers, they are traditional communities trapped in their past with a bleak future in front of them. In their fight for survival, the tiger is a casualty… See more SC directive on national ecology regulator | July 7, 2011 The Supreme Court has asked the central government to appoint a national regulator for appraising projects from an ecological angle, enforcing environmental conditions for approvals and to impose penalties on polluters...Read more Ramesh says no to 4th coal block in Chhattisgarh | July 6, 2011 After having cleared three coal blocks in the 'no-go' area of Hasdeo forests in Chhattisgarh, environment minister Jairam Ramesh has put down his foot against a fourth - Morga II... Read more In the News : 2011