A highly toxic Chinese ship, detected with at least “79 deficiencies since 2010” at different ports, is now on its way to a ship-breaking yard in Chittagong for dismantling.

South Asian countries must not allow their beaches to be used as dumping grounds for the chemically contaminated and extremely hazardous ships from the western countries.

She is contesting against Mrs Nandini Mukherjee of CPI-M, a professor of Computer Science and Engineering in Jadavpur University, in the by-election on 25 September.

A Dutch engineering company is trying to make safer the dangerous job of dismantling old ships contaminated with chemicals - by building the world's first "green dock wharf" in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh's Supreme Court agreed on Monday to allow ship breaking yards more time to meet tougher safety and environmental rules, allowing them to operate until at least mid-October.

The crop protection industry has joined hands with Crop Life India, an association of technology-driven agriculture companies, to form an Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force in a bid to check the rampan

Draft rules on Hazardous Substances (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) rules, 2011.

Seven ship-breaking yards at Sitakund were Thursday fined Tk 36.50 lakh for violating environment protection rules and failure to maintain proper safety measures for the workers.

The action was taken after inspection of the ship breaking yards by enforcement team led Environment Directorate chief Monwar Islam.

India opposed the listing of chrysotile asbestos in the PIC list on day two of the Rotterdam Convention. India cited pieces of national evidence suggesting that the substance can be used safely. Sudan too cited the same reasons for opposing the listing of chrysotile asbestos also known as white asbestos.

ERODE: More than 100 residents staged a demonstration in front of a private textile processing unit in Sipcot premises in Perundurai in Erode district on Thursday protesting against the discharge of untreated effluents into open space.

People claimed that the