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Despite Ramesh snub, SUV market rises

New Delhi: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh may call it criminal to use diesel-guzzling SUVs in India, but driving them off the road may not be easy as sales of these vehicles - often regarded as a

Jairam’s Goddess helps seal climate deal

Dec. 11: It was mainly thanks to the Indian environment minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh’s “goddess” that the UN climate conference reached a “compromise” on Saturday to set up a $100 billion “Green Fund” t

Ramesh chokes on emissions

New Delhi, Dec. 10: The environment minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh, has been attacked from all sides for what is being seen as a change in India’s position on binding emission cuts.

Speaking at the high-

BASIC nations 'very happy' with Cancun texts: Ramesh

India on Saturday said that the major emerging economies were "very happy" with the two draft texts prepared by climate negotiators from almost 200 nations on the Kyoto Protocol and a long-term action

India pulls a surprise move as Cancun climate talks collapse

Cancun: India has made a major move towards a global treaty where its own attempts to tackle climate change may become a 'binding commitment under appropriate legal form'. Environment Minister Jairam

'SUV owners should pay full market price of diesel'

New Delhi: Training his guns again on sports utility vehicles, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today asked the users of these fuel-guzzling cars to pay full market price for diesel which is subsi

Adarsh flats to be razed

New Delhi, Nov. 26: The Centre is said to have made up its mind to demolish the complete structure of the Adarsh Housing Society building located in a plush area of Mumbai, expectedly after December 1

Jairam Ramesh now calls SUVs 'socially useless vehicles'

Days after he termed use of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) in India as criminal, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday called them "socially useless vehicles".

"I have got very critical reactio

Environment panel calls for POSCO ban

New Delhi: The environment ministry's Forest Advisory Committee has recommended cancellation of the forest clearance given to South Korean steel major POSCO for its $12 billion project in Orissa, offi

Discourage sale of BMWs, Audis, says Jairam

New Delhi: Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday called for corrections in the fiscal policy to discourage luxurious cars like BMW and Audi in the country as they were a major sourc

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