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Pallikaranai fire dims visibility, hurts motorist


A massive fire broke out at Pallikaranai dumpyard early Saturday morning, affecting vehicular traffic for several hours.

The billowing smoke engulfed the entire locality and the thick haze reduced v

Ban orders to tackle spread of fever

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Ever heard of imposing ban orders to fight spread of viral infections like dengue?

The district administration here has done exactly that to tackle the situation after outbreak of various types of v

Patna drinking its own sewage

With only 10 per cent of Patna’s population connected to a sewage network system, some NGOs claim 90 per cent of the city’s excreta is flowing directly or indirectly into the Ganga river.

The Patna

Private firms unable to manage garbage in Chennai

In spite of newspapers daily publishing reports and photographs of garbage stagnation due to the poor show by private firms, the city corporation is still trying to find the right solution to the garb

No steps taken to keep ocean clean


While marine biologists and ecologists observe World Ocean Day on Friday, some 100 million litres of untreated sewage water will be added to Marina Beach via the Napier Bridge causeway and Adyar river

India, China to account for 50% emissions

Noting that little progress has been made in stemming climate change, a UN report has pointed out that India and China will account for more than half of transportrelated emissions in the world which

Heatwave to continue in AP for another day: Met office

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Amid reports that a large number of persons had died due to severe heatwave conditions prevailing in Andhra Pradesh, the met office said on Thursday that the hot weather would continue for another 24

Periyar encroached upon with impunity


At a time when natural resources are fast depleting and a war over drinking water looms large on the horizon, making World Environment Day one of the most important days on the calendar, the unmindful

Chennai varsity follows in DC’s green footsteps


In a bid to transform their campus into a plastic-free zone, professors at Saveetha University on Tuesday collected plastic bottles and bags and distributed paper bags.

Taking a cue from Deccan Chro

Three to get Green chariot awards from governor

The prestigious Green Chariot Awards for environment protection will be awarded by the Rotary Club of Madras Southwest at a function at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.

Instituted in 2010, the awards are i

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