Siruthuli’s study findings to be released today

It is 10 years now since a citizens’ initiative to rejuvenate water bodies began in the city. Eight tanks in the city and another in the periphery were desilted. So were the canals that brought water to these tanks. The efforts proved to be good in 2004 when a good monsoon filled up the tanks. But, 10 years down the line – after Siruthuli’s launch in 2003 – the tanks and canals present a sordid sight: some are bone dry while the others hold more of sewage.

Corporate hospitals would have to face the test of providing equitable healthcare: N. Ram

Cancer specialists and public health officials optimistic that incidence of cancer will come down
With the Union Health Ministry categorising pan masala and gutka as banned food products because they contain tobacco, there is fresh hope among cancer specialists and public health officials that incidence of cancer caused by these items will come down.

Local bodies need to evolve a strong system of collection and disposal
COIMBATORE: A fresh crackdown embarked upon a couple of months ago against plastics by the Coimbatore Corporation signalled yet another brave attempt at curbing a problem that has actually managed to prevail over similar efforts so far.

Plastics, especially carry bags, have managed to cling steadfastly on to the people.