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Economy and Politics | MoEF says no uranium mining in Meghalaya

Economy and Politics | MoEF says no uranium mining in Meghalaya
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First Published: Sat, May 15 2010. 12 19 AM IST
Updated: Sat, May 15 2010. 12 19 AM IST
New Delhi: The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has rejected a uranium mining proposal in Meghalaya from the department of atomic energy.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife on Friday.
The mining was proposed in the Rongcheng plateau in the ecologically diverse region within the Balpakram National Park.
Padmaparna Ghosh
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Bar council postpones exams to December
New Delhi: The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to postpone the proposed Bar exam for law graduates to December.
Earlier, it had proposed that the exams would be held in July-August.
A three-member committee on reform of legal education had recommended that “qualifying a bar examination should be made a requirement prior to admission to the Bar by all state Bar councils across the country”.
The apex court accepted the council’s proposal to postpone the exams.
Manish Ranjan
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Panel to monitor infra projects every quarter
New Delhi: The Planning Commission has decided to monitor infrastructure projects in key sectors such as power, roads, railway, ports and airports, on a quarterly and annual basis.
“The idea is to set targets for these projects including detailed ones such as extent of transmission lines, BOT (build, operate, transfer) roads, etc. that will be complete within a quarter or a year, so that ministries and ministers executing these projects are forced to perform and meet targets,” said an official in Planning Commission, who did not want to be identified.
Sangeeta Singh
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First Published: Sat, May 15 2010. 12 19 AM IST