DUMPED

  • From Srirangapatna, a data lesson for India's cities November 11, 2014

    How many public taps are currently in the city and where do new taps need to be installed? Where do new public toilets need to be created? Which houses do not have daily garbage collection? These are questions that confront city officials all over the world every day. The solution...
  • Is the Dhakkan in the bin? October 8, 2014

    A beautiful film made by Avinash and Tushar, where a young boy brings out the message of how improper disposal of waste and scrap is harming our animals ...
  • India drops solar antidumping plan before Modi meets Obama September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India has dropped plans to impose an antidumping duty on solar panel imports, a move that is likely to help mend frayed commercial ties with the United States before Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Barack Obama in September. Days before Modi took office in May, a quasijudicial body...
  • Two girlfriends, who look startlingly alike, dump cheating man at once; put up huge banner on motorway for all to see July 4, 2014

    Let this be a warning. If you ever cheat on your partner, remember that your name could be splashed across the highway on a giant billboard. Steve Frazer found that out the hard way when both his girlfriends dumped him at once and put up this sign for all of the...
  • Odisha: 7 dead as dumping yard of MCL mines in Sundergarh caves in August 10, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Seven person died on Saturday as the dumping yard of Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) mines in Sundergarh district in Odisha caved in. Three person have been injured in the incident. Rescue operation is still going on. The incident took place when some people from nearby villages were collecting coal from the...
  • Police suspect gangrape as minor girl dies of injuries April 3, 2013

    Raipur: A nineyearold girl was allegedly gangraped in Durg district of Chhattisgarh and died on Tuesday, police said. The girl, who was dumped in a ground adjacent to her house here with serious injuries on Tuesday morning, succumbed to her injuries in a government hospital in the evening, they said. She...
  • South Pole turning into waste dump February 10, 2013

    Berlin: The South Pole is turning into a waste dump, with leftovers from experimental setups slowly decomposing. Mounds of rubbish, discarded oil cans, car batteries and some dangerous chemicals litter the South Pole, according to a report. "We have a genuine waste problem in the Antarctic," says HansUlrich Peter of the...
  • China levies antidumping tax on US, EU chemicals January 26, 2013

    Beijing: China says it will impose antidumping duties on two chemicals from the United States and European Union for five years. The Ministry of Commerce said it ruled that US and EU companies have been selling the chemicals at unfairly low prices, hurting China's domestic industry. The two chemicals, ethylene glycol...
  • India can initiate action against dumping of goods by China December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The government can initiate action against dumping of goods by nations like China if a complaint is made with documentary proof that such imports were hurting domestic industry, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry...
  • Garden City Bangalore turning into a garbage dump August 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Garden City Bangalore is fast turning into a garbage dump after one of the five landfills in the city has been shut down leading to huge waste pileups. The Garden City has mounds of garbage at almost every street corner, stray dogs and flies flock to the garbage pileups, driving...
  • Dalit dumped after husband gets govt job August 14, 2012

    Pudukkottai: Marry a dalit girl, get a government job on the intercaste marriage quota, dump the wife and children citing her low caste as reason and then look for another bride, who could bring in a fat dowry. This was the plan of Sathishkumar of Alangudi in Pudukottai district, which...
  • Mumbai: 100 HSC answer sheets found dumped on road May 8, 2012

    Mumbai: The fate of 100 young students teetered in the balance last month, while their answer sheets to the Geography paper of the crucial, careerbuilding HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) examinations lay on an abandoned motorcycle in Kalbadevi, unattended and exposed to the elements. Thanks to the vigilant eye of a...
  • Allahabad: hospital dumps patients in the field August 4, 2011

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, a government hospital Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital dumped two of its patients because they could not afford to pay for their treatment. A jaundice patient and an epilepsy patient were dumped in a field near Jhunsi after the hospital...
  • Railways using Mughal era monument as dump yard December 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Angry with the Railways vandalising the country's oldest Mughal monument Nila Gumbad, Sports Minister MS Gill has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to intervene in saving the heritage site. Nila Gumbad is a 16th century monument and the oldest sign of Mughal India. It...
  • Red flags! You're about to be dumped February 25, 2009

    You've been dating this guy for a gazillion years and you still don't have a sparkling rock on your finger? Red flag! Why, you ask? Take for example, Jennifer Aniston (Beth) and Ben Affleck (Neil) in He's Just Not That Into You (a mustwatch for everyone). Together for seven years and...
  • Two injured in garbage dump blast in Lucknow November 16, 2008

    Lucknow: Two minor girls picking garbage at a rubbish dump were injured when a crude bomb concealed in a pan masala can went off, police said. This is the third explosion in the city in as many days. The girls, identified as Neelima, 11, and Rashika, eight, were rummaging through...
  • Dumped by authorities, Gurgaon takes garbage matter to HC October 4, 2008

    Gurgaon: Corporate executives in Gurgaon on their way to Chandigarh to fight a fresh battle and this time profit is far from their minds. They are leading the charge of local residents against illegal dumping of garbage at GurgaonFaridabad road. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's mother, Shabnam Singh says, "Yuvi almost got...
  • Cops, protesters clash over rubbish dumps in Italy September 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Riots have sprung again in Italy over the Naples rubbish dump. Thousands of protesters in Naples demonstrated against the civic authorities decision to dump rubbish in Chiaiano, a suburb of Naples. Violence errupted at the end of what had been a peaceful demonstration after the police...
  • Albania ammunition dump blast kills 5, injures 243 March 16, 2008

    Tirana (Albania): A massive explosion at an Albanian army ammunition dump near Tirana killed at least five people and injured 243, including many children, authorities said. The Prime Minister said he feared there could be many dead. The initial blast on Saturday at the depot at Gerdec village, about 10 kilometers...
  • Bangalore??s famous football ground is dying out September 5, 2007

    Bangalore: Civic apathy can cause quite a stench, literally in this case. A famous football ground in Bnagalore that produced national level players is slowly becoming a garbage dump. On Bangalores Vylikaval ground, many famous players nurtured their passion. It used to be a launch pad for many footballers, including...
  • Burning concern haunts Chennai family May 18, 2007

    Chennai: Here is a day in the life of the Kumars, who live close to a garbage dumping yard in Chennai. The burning rubbish has been play havoc with the family's health. ...
  • Chinese firms on EU antidumping radar April 5, 2007

    Beijing: The European Union, China's largest trading partner, has slapped the most frequent antidumping probes against Chinese firms, especially on machinery and electronics items. The EU has so far launched 127 antidumping probes into Chinese companies and intends to carry out more of them, an official with the Ministry of Commerce...
  • 110 bodies found dumped in Baghdad October 11, 2006

    Baghdad(Iraq): Iraqi security forces have found 110 bodies dumped across the capital in the past two days, all killed in a manner authorities attribute to SunniShiite sectarian strife. Baghdad police said 60 bulletriddled bodies were found around Baghdad between Monday morning and Tuesday morning, and another 50 were found later in...