KARUR: Farmers in the pollution-hit Noyal river basin have urged the State Government to quickly disburse the compensation awarded to them by the Loss of Ecology Committee.

Depleting water resources, industrialisation and the rampant use of pesticides has led to the pollution of water bodies in Punjab, which has resulted in an acute and chronic morbidity among people. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in association with the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB).

From wasteland to a green hub

KARUR: Farmers and residents affected by industrial pollution bitterly complained about their plight when the members of the Tamil Nadu Assembly Committee on Public Sector Undertakings came visiting their localities in the district.

NASHIK: A bus carrying 14 workers of a company at Rasegaon was burnt on Saturday evening while it was on its way to the factory. No death has been reported, but some workers were injured. A case has been registered at Dindori police station.

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French authorities made headlines last month when they said as many as 500 sets of radioactive buttons had been installed in elevators around the country. It wasn't an isolated case.

Emphasising conservation: Members of the Nilgiri Ecological and Animal Protection Samiti staging a demonstration opposite the Collectorate in Udhagamandalam on Wednesday.

The sewage treating capacity of the KWSB treatment plants has shrunk to a mere 60 million gallons a day as one of its treatment plants has abruptly stopped functioning.

Jamshedpur: Cement major ACC Limited has decided to extend waste management solutions to local industrial units in the steel city and its adjoining areas.

Action please: Effluents from a yarn-dyeing factory at Vairapalayam in Erode enter Kalingarayan Canal, which irrigates thousands of acres in Erode district.