Waste

  • CJ Mushtaq fights garbage woes in Srinagar 06-07-2014 12:37 PM

    Mushtaq Khan, a resident of Srinagar city has turned CJ to highlight the unscientific disposal of municipal waste in his city. This, according to CJ and residents, has led to contamination of natural resources as well as resulted in foul smell engulfing the residential areas in and around Srinagar Municipal...
  • 'Obama's carbon emission policy to benefit India' 05-06-2014 07:10 AM

    Washington: The new ambitious carbon emission standards announced by the Obama administration can usher in a great India-US cooperation on low-carbon growth strategies, a top Indian industrialist has said. "The announcement by the Obama administration that the US will cut carbon emissions from its power sector affirms that the US...
  • A device that alerts when someone pees in a swimming pool 08-05-2014 05:28 PM

    New York: Those who have a habit of peeing in a swimming pool, beware. Here comes a device that glows green the moment it detects traces of human waste in water. Developed by researchers at Texas A&M University, the container adds zinc ions to water that glow if urine or...
  • State government serves notices to 18 hospitals over non-compliance of bio-waste rules 04-05-2014 06:03 PM

    The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) has issued notices to 18 government and private hospitals, including AIIMS Raipur, for allegedly ignoring the rules for disposal of bio-medical waste. "On the direction of Chief Minister Raman Singh, the Board has intensified its vigilance to check pollution in the hospital premises. "In...
  • Satyamev Jayate 2: How the waste should not to be wasted 16-03-2014 02:16 PM

    New Delhi: The third episode of Aamir Khan's popular issue based show may not have been high on emotions, nevertheless it struck the right chord. A pertinent issue of how to clean up our city, Aamir Khan opened the show narrating that how we all laud foreign countries for being...
  • NDMC set to introduce new waste management system 02-03-2014 09:44 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon be bringing in an integrated waste management system through which garbage will be collected from doorsteps and disposed of in a scientific and mechanised manner, NDMC Chairman Jalaj Srivastava has said. "A provision of Rs 100.09 crore has been made for...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan 23-02-2014 03:44 PM

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan 23-02-2014 03:32 PM

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be...
  • 46 years on, Vietnamese helmet returned by US soldier 14-01-2014 05:56 PM

    In 1968, young American soldier John Wast was scouring a battlefield in central Vietnam for weapons and intelligence when an enemy helmet with an image of a dove scratched onto it caught his eye. He tied it to his rucksack, and five months later took it home as a war...
  • Non-utilisation of Rs 4 crore for safely disposing carbide waste: Audit 03-12-2013 10:12 AM

    About Rs 4 crore earmarked for safe disposal of toxic waste lying at Union Carbide site in Bhopal was not utilised by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB), an audit report has said. The state government has allocated Rs 2 crore during 2009-10 to the MPPCB for common treatment facility...
  • Rise in waste is sign of prosperity, says Tarun Gogoi 16-06-2013 12:45 AM

    Guwahati: Accepting that waste management by civic authorities of the city is not up-to-the-mark, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said "increase of waste is a sign of prosperity and high standard of living". Addressing a press conference here to express his optimism about Congress victory in the forthcoming...
  • SC questions states on delay in pan masala ban 04-04-2013 03:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed 23 states and five union territories to file status report on the implementation of the notification issued by them banning the sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco or nicotine. The apex court bench of Justice GS Singhvi an Justice Kurien...
  • Nuclear waste in Kolar mines? Residents protest 23-11-2012 05:17 PM

    Kolar: Protests have broken out in Karnataka's Kolar district after reports that the government is planning to dump nuclear waste from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant into the defunct gold mines. Residents of Kolar observed a bandh on Friday against the move and backed by the MLAs and MPs. The...
  • Ex-Army man produces power from poultry waste 06-11-2012 09:07 AM

    Jhajjar: Former Army man Rammehar Singh has been generating electricity from chicken waste to power his farmhouse. His household wasn't affected by the recent grid failure across North India. With the installation of a 50 kilowatt capacity poultry waste based biogas power plant at his poultry farm, Rammehar Singh has...
  • Bangalore garbage crisis: City image takes a hit 01-11-2012 09:48 AM

    Bangalore: The IT city is slowly becoming the garbage city and even the New York Times has reported about the falling hygiene standards here. For more than two months now city authorities have failed to sort out the garbage mess. Under fire, the corporation has now approved Rs 300 crore...
  • Modi vs Sonia: Gujarat newspaper says it is being targeted 02-10-2012 09:04 AM

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he was willing to say sorry to the Congress if his allegations over foreign trip expenses of Sonia Gandhi were proved wrong. He said that he had a newspaper report to back his claims. However, the newspaper company itself has refused...
  • Modi attacks PM over 'wasteful expenditure' 01-10-2012 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi upped the ante on Monday asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with whose permission the "wasteful expenditure" of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), were being made. "Should we forgive such people who make such wasteful expenditures?" he asked. The Gujarat CM launched a barrage...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Toxic waste not disposed for 30 years 28-09-2012 10:59 AM

    Bhopal: Solid toxic waste has been lying at the site of the gas tragedy in Bhopal, the union carbide factory, for over 30 years. A new study of groundwater in and around Bhopal reveals a high level of contamination. Activists are demanding that the state government takes action. A solar...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Finally, a solution to plastic waste 25-09-2012 01:30 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: If things go as planned, the plastic-shredding units at Palayam may soon start functioning. The City Corporation will initiate discussions with two private firms at Kollam and Perumbavoor in the coming days to arrive at a decision on transporting cleaned plastic waste. According to Mayor K Chandrika, the Corporation...
  • Bangalore: Paving greener ways through plastic 24-09-2012 02:28 PM

    Bangalore: The garbage menace has been accentuated using every possible means, be it the media, the public, the civic bodies, NGOs, the state government and even the central government. A city-wide discomfort fuelled by a groundswell of anger brought the incompetence of the civic apparatus, out in the open with...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Food waste crisis hits Technopark 21-09-2012 03:13 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: It seems the Technopark authorities are following in the footsteps of the City Mayor - they have refused to take up the responsibility of waste management. Instead, they have asked the companies to do it themselves. According to the park authorities, the employees have to take back the food...
  • Threat of biomedical waste in Thiruvananthapuram 19-09-2012 02:36 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Syringes, vaccine vials and drip sets being washed down the drain and on to the road during heavy rains is a common sight for the residents of Thampuranmukku behind the General Hospital in the city. Tired of repeated complaints to the authorities and of getting temporary, namesake solutions for...
  • Bhopal tragedy: German firm pulls out of clean-up project 18-09-2012 09:16 AM

    Bhopal: In a major setback for Bhopal, a German company has pulled out of the project to clean 350 tonnes of toxic waste from the Union Carbide Plant, saying it is too hazardous. The plant was the site of the world's worst disaster in which 15,000 people were killed in...
  • Veggies grow on waste in Bangalore 11-09-2012 03:39 PM

    Bangalore: As the garbage crisis festers, residents in some parts of the city seem to have woken up to the fact that the garbage generated at their houses is their own responsibility. Some are now seen segregating waste at its source in their houses and apartment complexes. Express looks at...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Parassala too says 'no' to city waste 11-09-2012 03:27 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Parasssala Grama Panchayat has said an emphatic no to the Thiruvananthapuram Corporations plans to cart city wastes to the panchayat limits. The grama panchayat will not support any move that would prove hazardous to public health, panchayat president T K Sarojini said. On Monday, Sarojini issued a statement...
  • T'puram: No solution in sight for garbage woes 31-08-2012 05:56 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the heavy downpour worsening the garbage problem in the city, the City Corporation remains clueless on a solution. The Corporation is now burying the waste on vacant lands under its possession. We are burying the waste mainly on our land on the Chalai bypass. However, it cannot be...
  • Garden City Bangalore turning into a garbage dump 25-08-2012 06:31 AM

    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 pile-ups. The Garden City has mounds of garbage at almost every street corner, stray dogs and flies flock to the garbage pile-ups,...