Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: NGT

In Haryana tragedy, deadly mix of ‘illegal mining’, disputed leases & a village of dependents

Dadam mining zone, comprising 48 hectares in the middle of protected forests, has been lucrative as well as controversial over the years. The landslide last week has led to more questions.

1 still trapped in Haryana mining site disaster, panel formed to probe irregularities

NDRF and SDRF teams continue rescue work overnight. Panel under district magistrate to probe mining activities in the Dadam mining zone by Goverdhan Mines and Minerals.

Draft notification banning plastic less than 100-micron in thickness issued: Centre to SC

The top court was hearing an appeal against an order issued by the National Green Tribunal against the use of PVC & chlorinated plastic for banners or hoardings used during polls.

SC stays NGT order prohibiting use of parks for marriage, cultural functions in Delhi

A bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and V Ramasubramanian, however, said that in no circumstances, the use of parks be permitted for more than 10 days in a month.

NGT rejects Omaxe plea seeking recall of order finding it guilty in Chandigarh project

Omaxe's submission that there is a violation of natural justice as it was not heard during formation of the committee that found it guilty of changing river Siswan's course was rejected.

‘Wholly disappointed’ — SC stays NGT order forming panel on Assam’s Baghjan oil well fire

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday stayed a National Green Tribunal order constituting a fresh six-member committee to fix responsibility for the failures of...

Ministerial panel questioning NGT mandate, but forgets the body is always on Centre’s side

The National Green Tribunal decided on 34 appeals against the Centre’s decision to grant environmental clearances in 2020 — it dismissed all except three.

NGT decisions causing losses to industry, need to look at its mandate — ministerial panel

The group of ministers looking into making India a manufacturing hub has flagged how NGT's decisions could be pushing industry into litigation.

Supreme Court allows green crackers in Telangana for 2 hours during Diwali

The Telangana HC on 12 November came out with an order asking the state government to ban firecrackers, which was challenged by the traders association in the top court.

NGT cracker ban is a piecemeal solution. Sudden bans don’t work, larger policy is needed

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Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.