A glimpse of the Western Ghats. Photograph: Reuben NV/Rediff.com The Centre on Wednesday told the National Green Tribunal it would pursue the implementation of the Kasturirangan committee report on Western Ghats, not that of its precursor, the Madhav Gadgil panel. This comes two days after the tribunal had warned of strict action if clarity was not provided on the issue. The environment ministry told the tribunal it had brought about draft notifications, declaring ecologically ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
The key to any successful vacation is in the planning. The same can be said for making a vacation destination a thriving hot spot. But as it turns out, many tourist attractions weren't thought out that well. Case in point: Revel Casino. After two ...FOXNews.com, 2 hours ago
The 39-year-old, the fifth child of an illiterate labourer couple and only the second of their eight to be educated, now helms various ventures that bring in a turnover of between Rs 75 crore and Rs 90 crore. Jubilee Hills is Hyderabad's most coveted address, and a drive past the mansions here reveals why. Some houses look elegant while many are hideous, but all are quite large. JubileeHeights, the lavender-and-pink apartment block on road number 86, is not imposing. Neither is the first floor ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
While India is still growing, though at a slow pace, many countries have not yet been able to come off the last decade’s financial crisis. Recently Argentina defaulted on payments to its lenders. Post the default, credit rating agencies have classified the investment grade of the country as ‘poor quality and very high risk’ (technically called as Caa1 rating). Argentina is not alone. 24/7 Wall St., an online news portal, has come up with a list of 11 more economies that have ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan, with its epicenter located some 150 kilometers from the city of Namie in Fukushima prefecture triggering a tsunami alert, RT News reports. The city of Namie is located in the southern part of the Hamadori coastal region of Fukushima prefecture. The epicenter was also located 52km away from the city of Iwaki in Honshu province, reports suggest. More to follow. Map showing Fukushima prefecture courtesy Wikimedia ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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