Eco Friendly

  • Hyderabad: Ganesha goes green, eco-friendly clay idols flood the market 12 hours 27 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: The Pearl City is all set to celebrate the Ganesh festival in an eco-friendly manner and with the tallest Ganesh idol in the country this year. The 60-feet high Ganesha in Hyderabad is drawing the attention of every passerby. The gigantic idol took almost three months and 200 artisans at...
  • India's first electric bus starts running in Bangalore March 3, 2014

    Bangalore: India's first electric bus has started running on Bangalore's roads. The route on the busy Majestic-Kadugodi road in Bangalore has India's first electric bus. The city's transport corporation launched this bus last week. Zipping past the smoke-emitting regular buses, the orange beauty stands out. "The pollution level is quite...
  • New eco-friendly cell phone cases help keep germs away December 10, 2013

    Washington: Germaphobes rejoice! A US company claims to have developed a new line of eco-friendly cell phone cases that not only shield against radiation but also eliminate up to 99.9 per cent of harmful bacteria on mobiles. The Tenerarca leather phone cases have a built-in line of defence against bacteria...
  • Bangalore: 6 lakh students to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali November 2, 2013

    Bangalore: At least six lakh children across Bangalore have said no to crackers this Diwali and the State Pollution Control Board is confident that the initiative is going to make a big difference. High decibel levels, pollution and the possibility of getting injured - these are what school children in...
  • South Central Railway to provide bio-toilets on trains May 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) plans to procure 200 more eco-friendly bio-toilets to provide the facility on more trains in the next few months. The decision was taken after successful trial of 48 bio-toilets fitted to the 17 coaches being run on Hyderabad-Mumbai Hussain Sagar Express and Kacheguda-Bangalore Express. Bio-toilets...
  • Hi-tech gadgets to keep Delhi Metro stations clean May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Eco-friendly chemicals, hi-tech machines and bio-degradable garbage disposal bags will ensure cleanliness of Metro stations. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to re-work its cleaning and housekeeping practices by using advanced and hi-tech machineries and is conducting specialised training programme for its staff to ensure the entire...
  • Samsung takes the 'green' route with the Galaxy S4 April 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Samsung can be accused of a lot of things, but there's no denying that the company tries to push the envelope every now and then. This time around, to set apart its Galaxy S4 flagship from the competition, the company has opted to go green. Samsung is going to ship...
  • Kumbh: Juna Akhara saint's eco-friendly ashram February 15, 2013

    Allahabad: Maha Kumbh is an amalgamation of the varied colours of India. Acharya Mahamandleshwar Awadhesha Giri Maharaj of Juna Akhara has designed his ashram at the Maha Kumbh in an eco-friendly manner even though it is no less than a five-star retreat. The ashram has been constructed near the banks of...
  • Mysore set for an eco-friendly Dussehra October 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Mysore has taken on a festive spirit and the pandals are going eco-friendly this festive season. It's the festival season across India and Mysore is preparing itself for the grand Dussehra celebration. The city - from Mysore Palace to Brindavan Gardens - has been brightly lit up, catching everyone's...
  • Make your own eco-friendly Ganesha this year September 18, 2012

    Watch how you can make an eco-friendly Ganesha for the Ganesha Utsav that begins on Tuesday. ...
  • Sikkim aims to become 'fully organic' by 2015 August 20, 2012

    Gangtok: Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a senior state official has said. "The entire state will be converted into a certified organic state by 2015. Our schemes and policies are well...
  • India is world's capital for open defecation: Ramesh October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming India as world's capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said that 100,000 "bio-toilets" will be installed in about 300 backward gram panchayats in the next two years at a cost of Rs 150 crore. "We are the world's capital for open...
  • Global carmakers to go greener at Auto Expo 2012 January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Fuel-efficient cars and a slew of new SUV models will be unveiled at Delhi's Auto Expo that kicked off on Thursday as global carmakers continue to rev up their activity in one of the world's few growth engines despite a recent slowdown in sales. Around 50 new models will...
  • Go the green way on Ganesh Chaturthi September 1, 2011

    With thousands of idols being immersed on Ganesh Chaturthi, here's how you can celebrate the festival in an eco friendly manner. ...
  • Surat: only clay idols allowed for immersion July 29, 2011

    Surat: Every year, about 25,000 idols of lord Ganesha and other deities are immersed in Surat's Tapi river. Most of them made of Plaster of Paris and painted with hazardous chemicals leave the river polluted and dirty. But that's set to change. Following a Gujarat High Court order, the Surat police...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi to go green in Goa September 3, 2010

    Panaji: Environmentalists in Goa have began campaigning for an eco-friendly Ganesh festival in the coastal state this year. With Ganeshotsav getting increasingly modern and, in its turn, detrimental to the environment, green minds have started convincing people to celebrate an ‘eco-chaturthi'. The five-day long festival devoted to the elephant-headed deity...
  • Top 10 green jobs July 1, 2010

    Here is a list of top 10 "green-collar" job.That combine technology with respect for our environment 1.) Eco-Tourism: Tourism is considered the largest employment sector in the world economy, so it’s no wonder that workers at all levels will become involved in greening the industry. Ecotourism is growing at three times...
  • CFLs: green, cost-effective but also hazardous June 8, 2010

    The CFL bulbs, other than being eco-friendly and cost-effective, can also be hazardous in case of a breakage or leak. ...
  • Eco-friendly Mumbai homes to counter power cuts April 11, 2010

    Mumbai: As Mumbai gears up for another rough summer the state government is discussing a proposal that could provide some respite from incessant power and water cuts in the future. The proposal is to make eco-friendly norms mandatory for all new buildings in the city. "A draft proposal has been formulated,...
  • Eco-friendly devices at display in Delhi expo December 12, 2009

    New Delhi: While the UN Climate Change Conference if on in Copenhagen, the Environment Expo held in Delhi showed how everyone can help in saving the environment. From cars running on fuel cells to bikes running on gas and from electricity generation through heat to solar-powered houses, everything was showcased...
  • Durga Puja goes green: Eco-friendly goddess September 25, 2009

    What makes Durga idols eco-friendly? The search for an answer took us to Kumartuli or the artisan's colony in North Kolkata. A report. ...
  • Asus launches Bamboo Series notebook in India April 8, 2009

    Asus has launched the eco-friendly Bamboo Series Notebook in India. The notebook is designed with real bamboo and Asus maintains that it is 'green' throughout its life cycle - from its conception and production to its recycling. It complies with RoHS and WEEE Standard. Stanley Wu, Country Manager for Notebook business, ASUS...
  • Save the planet: Go for eco-friendly gadgets March 31, 2009

    If going green is in fashion-Why not also have gadgets that are eco friendly. Rati Chaudhary gets you some options ...
  • Welcome to Hotel Floyd, it is all green here March 14, 2009

    Welcome to Hotel Floyd! from the eco-friendly paint on the wall to fabrics made from recycled materials to the windows...this place is greener than ever. ...
  • Have a healthy Holi: Play with eco friendly colours March 12, 2009

    There is also the flipside to Holi, the colours used could cause some serious damage to your skin. So heres what you can do to make your Holi a healthy experience. ...
  • Samsung goes eco-friendly with 'Blue Earth' mobile February 17, 2009

    Samsung has unveiled the innovative solar powered full-touch screen phone "Blue Earth", alongside Samsung's vision for environmental sustainability. Under the slogan: "The Blue Earth Dream: Eco-living with SAMSUNG mobile", Samsung has reinforced a commitment to protect the environment through the design of eco-friendly products and a program of activities for...
  • Eco-friendly X-mas, decorations using recycled materials December 25, 2008

    Bangalore: A small church in Bangalore wants to pass on a strong message on climate change. Used mineral water bottles can make flowers, used tyres can make wreaths and you can make an eco-friendly Christmas, all this at Marthoma church in Bangalore, which is making a difference even in these...
  • Green Diwali saves money...and the planet! October 24, 2008

    Aarti Surendranath, former actress, socialite and environmentalist has been campaigning against firecrackers for a while, now. And it's just as well; there have been quite a few incidents in the recent past where people have even passed away or become deaf, and stray animals have suffered due to the use...
  • Shibani Kashyap's Diwali tune: Save the planet! October 23, 2008

    Mumbai: Singer Shibani Kashyap, who lives by herself in Mumbai is going back to her hometown in Delhi to celebrate Diwali with her family and closest friends. "There's no place like home," says Shibani, who hit the Indian music scene with her album Ho Gayi Hai Mohabbat in the year 1998. She...
  • Green Heroes : Resorts that are eco-friendly September 29, 2008

    A place designed to have least impact on the esc-system. Watch the eco-friendly resort in Puducherry. ...