The Supreme Court Wednesday described the "frightening" quantity of undisposed and ubiquitously strewn plastic waste as a "time bomb," while expressing deep concerns if municipal authorities across

We are sitting on a plastic time bomb,” the Supreme Court said on Wednesday after the Central Pollution Control

PUNE: The much-delayed Pune metro rail project got a funding of Rs 10.01 crore in the Union Budget on Thursday. The Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations, that have proposed the project in association with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, have already made provisions in their respective budgets for the year 2013-14.

The budgetary head, 'Pune Metro', figures in the list of projects of the urban development department for the first time this year in budget. The total funding of Rs 10.01 crore has been bifurcated into three components.

Increase in the number of multidrug resistant pathogens and the accompanied rise in case fatality rates has hampered the treatment of many infectious diseases including cholera. Unraveling the mechanisms responsible for multidrug resistance in the clinical isolates of Vibrio cholerae would help in understanding evolution of these pathogenic bacteria and their epidemic potential.

Hearing a PIL, the Calcutta High Court on Monday inquired about the figures of public transport which were 15 years old, banned by the transport department.

From the active surveillance of diarrheal disease at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Kolkata, 3826 stool specimens collected during 2008–2011 were screened for DEC and other enteric pathogens. PCR was used in the detection of enterotoxigenic, enteropathogenic and enteroaggregative E. coli and 10 major colonization factor antigens (CFs) of enterotoxigenic E. coli. The relationship between DEC infected patient’s age group and clinical symptoms were also investigated.

After getting overwhelming response from the private sector in major rail infrastructure public private partnership (PPP) projects, Indian railways is now eyeing to attract an investment of around R1,000 crore from private sector for building toilets at 600 railway stations under PPP mode.

The much-needed step to provide basic amenity at stations comes in at a time when the national transporter is cash strapped and has no money to complete its major infrastructure projects. Railways, for long, has been struggling to provide clean lavatories at its stations as hygienic toilets have never been a priority for railways due to cash crunch.

Some months ago, a woman was caught with a tiger cub in her bag at the Bangkok Airport. She had put the sedated cub in her bag along with a few stuffed toy tigers.

A centre of excellence specialising in reading space weather conditions to help air traffic on polar routes would come up here by the middle of this year, the first of its kind in the country.

The city experienced its coldest day in 16 years on Wednesday as the mercury dipped to 9 degree Celsius, five degrees below normal.

“The minimum temperature will hover around 9 degree C for the next 48 hours. It is not likely to fall any further,” said Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre G.C. Debnath. The previous lowest temperature was 9.9 degree Celsius on December 11, 1992.