The brick-kiln owners in the state have opposed the government notification asking them to use fly ash for making bricks.

As per the notification, a brick-kiln in 100 kilometre radius of any thermal plant is required to add 25 per cent of fly ash in the material used to make bricks. However, the kiln owners have rejected the government decision.

CPI(M)-Trinamul rivalry affects aid to cyclone Aila victims relief funds from the central government to help victims of cyclone Aila in West Bengal have hardly reached the needy. Political one-upmanship between the ruling cpi(m) in the state and Mamata Banerjee

A tenth of India

The recent Supreme Court judgment giving a go ahead to the construction of the Games Village has opened the doors for further construction along the Yamuna bank.

The Delhi Master Plan already spells out new land uses along the banks which is expected to lead to eventual canalisation of the river fear environmentalists.

Coal exports from Meghalaya to Bangladesh will resume tomorrow after the neighbouring country lifted its ban, official sources said, reports PTI.

Mumbai About 2,000 people from 25 agricultural and fishing villages gathered at Poynad Village on Alibaug-Dharamtar Road, about 113 km from Mumbai, on Thursday to protest against a proposed coal-fired thermal power plant.

The Lieutenant-Governor

Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna is proposing to convert the 22-kilometre Yamuna riverbank stretch into a biodiversity zone, seen by experts as a radical ecological solution to the dying river.

The precious portland cement essentially meant for structural application is invariably used for masonry work, where as the masonry cement still remains far from common knowledge and usage. An attempt has been made in the present study to explore the possibilities of obtaining the characteristics of masonry cement from the blend of ordinary portland cement and class F flyash.

SC mining ban alone won