Unless effective tobacco control is in place, most tobacco-related deaths in the coming decades are likely to be seen in low and middle income countries. Tobacco surveillance among medical students offers an opportunity to assess the preparedness for tobacco control among future health care professionals in India.

Director of the Directorate of Town and Country Planning Pankaj Kumar Bansal (right) speaking at a meeting organised by the Coimbatore District Small Industries' Association on Tuesday.

COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore Master Plan is expected to be finalised by March next year, Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Director, Directorate of Town and Country Planning, said here on Tuesday.

At a meeting organised by

The concept is practised in the German city of Esslingen am Necker

I am confident that we can implement it with awareness on its benefits: Anshul Mishra

The other area of focus will be waste water treatment

COIMBATORE: Even as the Coimbatore Corporation is persuading people across its 72 wards to segregate waste at home, it is considering a more advanced measure that is in practice in the

A NEAR total bandh was observed here in the areas close to the airport to express the residents' opposition towards expansion plans for Coimbatore airport as they stand to lose their houses.

D Daniel Raj

COIMBATORE: Restrictions on the sale of water sachets may be implemented ahead of `World Classical Tamil Conference

Coimbatore: The State Government has announced a massive drive to ensure greenery in Coimbatore by planting one lakh saplings. State Forest Minister N. Selvaraj is expected to launch the drive on Tuesday.

Public also will have to play a significant role in achieving this objective, says Anshul Mishra

World Health Day:Conservancy workers take part in an awareness rally in the city on Wednesday.

Cement company near city to test the waste as fuel in its furnace

FINDING USE: Gunny bags full of plastics waste that the Coimbatore Corporation collected from across the city and kept at the Vellalore compost yard on Wednesday as part of a new component of the solid waste management programme.

COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore Corporation announced on Tuesday that it would reduce the duration of supply of Siruvani drinking water in order to overcome the shortage of Pilloor water in some of the eastern parts of the city.

The Corporation said that this was to enable the diversion of some amount of Siruvani water to the deficit areas in the eastern parts.

Call to conserve energy and protect the eco-system

Students urged to promote the practice of switching off non-essential lights

About 6,000 students of Avinashilingam University for Women to light candles

COIMBATORE: Kumaraguru College of Technology has launched a campaign to mobilise public support to Earth Hour 2010, to be observed on March 27.