BHUBANESWAR - The movement against South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district got a boost with leaders of various political parties Tuesday announcing their support to the agitation led by the people likely to be displaced.

NEW DELHI - A total of 286 projects in various sectors, including construction projects, are awaiting environmental clearance, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told parliament Tuesday.

NEW DELHI - In a major move to make environment-friendly hybrid vehicles cheaper, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday exempted from customs duty specified parts used in them.

NEW DELHI - Hundreds of students and volunteers armed with brooms and shovels Sunday spruced up the area around Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat here at the launch of a think tank's national cleanliness campaign.

AGRA - Showers accompanied with hail in some areas lashed Agra district early Saturday morning, leaving farmers in this potato belt worried for the crop as it could be affected with diseases and yield poor quality.
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