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5 October 2001

Use technology to uplift people [India]: CM [Chief Minister]

Author: The Hindu [India]

The Technology Summit and Technology Platform 2001, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), got off to a start with the speakers focussing on the use of technology as a tool to eradicate poverty and achieve growth on the one hand, and...

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4 October 2001

Unilever's Mercury Fever [India]

Author: Nityanand Jayaraman, special to CorpWatch

The fifth in our series of articles on Global Compact companies examines Unilever's response when caught dumping toxic mercury waste from a thermometer factory in Southern India earlier this year. The Anglo-Dutch company recently closed the factory....

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4 October 2001

Unilever's Mercury Fever [India]

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2 October 2001

SOUTH ASIA: UNEP Launches State Of Environment Reports

Author: UN Wire

Poverty remains the biggest hurdle to reaching sustainable development in South Asia, a U.N. Environment Program official said Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the launch of four national "State of the Environment" reports...The reports identify...

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1 October 2001

India court extends clean fuel deadline by 18 days

Author: Reuters

India's highest court has extended by 18 days a deadline for buses in New Delhi, one of the world's most polluted cities, to switch to cleaner fuel and cut air pollution

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26 September 2001

India plans to regulate GM farm imports - official

Author: Reuters

India plans to regulate imports of genetically modified (GM) agricultural products due to concerns about their effects on health and the environment, a top government official said.

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25 September 2001

Greenpeace targets India's HLL for mercury pollution

Author: Reuters

Environmental lobby group Greenpeace and former employees of Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL) demanded yesterday the Indian consumer goods company pay for healthcare costs from alleged mercury pollution caused by its thermometer unit.

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24 September 2001

LANDMINES: Conference Calls For More Countries To Join Global Ban

Author: UN Wire

An anti-landmine conference concluded Friday in Managua with leaders of the 70 countries that have already banned mines calling on 90 countries to destroy the estimated 245 million mines in their military arsenals. In their resolution, the countries...

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10 September 2001

India may pull old vehicles off roads

Author: Reuters

The Indian government has asked an automobile industry body to draw up a plan for retiring older vehicles in a bid to reduce pollution and improve road safety, an industry official said last week

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7 September 2001

Indian 'Untouchables' Protest

Author: The Sowetan [Johannesburg]

Representatives of the Indian Dalit 'untouchable' caste attending the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) began a hunger strike yesterday, in a bid to ensure that their concerns are addressed in the final conference declaration.

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