Road construction gathers dust

Road construction under the Smart Cities Mission has made life difficult for commuters and local business owners. Rourkela: The ongoing construction on the two-lane Panposh Road and the Link road (Civil Township Bypass) has led to a one-way movement, resulting in traffic on that one lane and dust everywhere.  Kanta Devi (name changed), a local […]

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People’s health worsens after Visakhapatnam gas leak

The  poisonous Styrene gas leak from the explosion seven months ago still haunts many people in the surrounding villages. Visakhapatnam: After seven months of the gas leak, most people who lived in surrounding areas of the L.G Polymers Company are still suffering from health-related side effects. Nearly 45 to 60 people in villages around L.G […]

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Council stops collecting garbage due to lack of dumping space

The existing dumping ground near the Bidadi railway station has been earmarked for the construction of the six-lane Bengaluru-Mysore highway, leaving the Municipal council to find another ground. Bidadi: The Bidadi Municipal Council has run out of space to dump garbage and has stopped collecting it for the past few weeks. Residents have taken to […]

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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 rashes 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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