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  • India

    Ram Sethu: Centre gets six weeks to convey its stand

    The Supreme Court granted six weeks’ time to the Central government to communicate its stand on the Sethusamudram project. A Bench of Justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad accorded more time to the government

  • India

    Sethu row: Govt plans re-look at SC proposal, new routes

    The Centre is planning to reject the Pachauri panel report on the Sethusamudram project and set up a new committee to re-examine ‘Alignment 4A’ suggested by the Supreme Court. If needed, the panel will

  • Pakistan

    South Asia

    PASHMINA is Kashmiri: India granted, on September 12, the Geographical Indicat-ion (GI) status to Pashmina yarn, produced in th Kashmir valley by Tahfuz (a body of all Kashmiri handicraft artisans). Islamabad filed an objection claiming that the fine wool is also produced in Pakistan. A consultative committee of the Geographical Indication Registry of India rejected Pakistan

  • Sri Lanka

    Review of the Environmental Impacts of the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP)

    The Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP) is a 167 km long shipping canal, and envisages the creation of a navigable canal from the Gulf of Mannar to the Bay of Bengal to facilitate the movement of ships.

  • Pakistan

    In short

    Mobile alert Cellular companies in Pakistan have turned a deaf ear to the Sindh government's April 5 directive seeking them to shift base stations' antennas and mobile phone towers outside

  • Sri Lanka

    SOUTH ASIA

    Oil spill: The Sri Lankan government is still striving to deal with the oil spill that occurred in mid-September, after a Bangladeshi ship sank off the country's southern coast of Habaraduwa. The

  • India

    Environmental Impact Assessment for proposed Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project

    The Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project under the consideration of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, envisages creation of a ship navigation channel to suit different draughts (9.15 m, 10.7