High salinity in groundwater proving costly for residents

Sewage and industrial waste flowing into Vrishabhavathi in the city is haunting the villagers near Bidadi. Clogged plumbing, ruined water heaters add to the woes of health problems such as skin problems and hair fall. Ramanagara: High saline and mineral content in groundwater is clogging plumbing and harming household appliances such as solar water heaters […]

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Foul gases and smog upset MIDC residents

Residents complain of foul odour and headaches due to industrial emissions; officials blame it on the reduction of buffer zones near industrial areas. Dombivli: Dombivli residents are suffering due to the highly polluting industries in the adjoining Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). Pollution control officials say that effluents and emissions are inevitable in an industrial […]

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Pipe-Laying work continues to be an inconvenience to Ismailabad residents

Despite many complaints, Ismailabad residents continue to face problems from the sewerage and water pipe laying work, being carried out by the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Haryana, since December 2019.  Kurukshetra: PHED pipe-laying work has been causing inconvenience to Ismailabad town residents ever since the work started in December last year. Kanta Rani, a […]

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Ban on PoP will hit hard: Idol makers

The district administration is keen to implement CPCB’s revised guidelines for idol immersion. Indore: Around 100 families of small scale sculptors, who are already suffering losses due to the pandemic, may be forced to live on the streets if the district administration’s plan to completely ban the use of Plaster of Paris (PoP) is enforced […]

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More pets abandoned post Unlock in Ernakulam

The number of pets found abandoned on the streets increases as lockdown measures come to an end. Ernakulam: As the pandemic regulations lifted and daily life resumed, there was a rise in pet owners deserting their animal companions.. Pet ownership had seen a growth in the past few months since the lockdown started. However, since […]

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Ghaziabad Covid impact: Plastic consumption surges

Since March 2020, the use of plastic goods has increased due to the onset of the pandemic. Ghaziabad, where plastic has been banned, has seen a rise in plastic waste from different sources, according to the Nagar Nigam authorities. Ghaziabad: Plastic consumption has seen an uprise since the Covid-19 outbreak in the city, particularly since […]

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Trin – Trin back on the streets but not loudly enough

Six months into the pandemic, with people taking to cycling lately, Trin-Trin, the public bicycle sharing system in Mysuru still has not seen a rise in rides. Sindhu Nagaraj |October 22 |  Mysuru: The rides on Trin-Trin have come down by almost half because of the pandemic. “Trin-Trin rides have declined,” says Asha Kerakatty, the […]

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City lacks planned dumping of animal waste

City suffers from ‘unplanned’ dumping of animal waste. After two years of witnessing the disgusting sight of scattered animal waste by the employees of GiftAbled NGO, the area became clean within a day after they lodged an FIR against Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) staff for dumping animal waste outside their workplace.   By Ritam […]

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The recurring sight of a Nilgiri Tree

Eucalyptus trees still cultivated by farmers for easy money, despite Karnataka High Court ban. February, 25, 2020 By Bibek Baidya. Nilgiri/Eucalyptus trees can still be found growing alongside farms in Yelahanka near the Yelahanka Airforce station. Sideshwara, M, one of the farmers in Yelahanka growing Eucalyptus trees, elucidated the various benefits of growing one. “These […]

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Familiarity breeds contempt – no home for indigenous cattle

The population of indigenous cattle has dropped by 6 percent despite an overall increase in cattle population.  By Pradnya Desai Cattle Census 2019 has recorded an increase in cattle population from 192 Million in 2012 to 192.5 Million in 2019. Karnataka has recorded a 22 percentile rise in the cattle population in this period and […]

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