NASHIK: The Bombay High Court (HC) on Thursday directed the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) to pay Rs 33 lakh to the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) as the latter's

Leading packaged drinking water brands such as Bisleri, Bailey and Man- ickchand Oxyrich don't expect Ms Mamata Baner- jee's plans to sell cheap bot- tled drinking water to rail- way travellers to eat into their sales.

Forget those images of ravaged villagers, kids with distended bellies and ragged clothes and a future as grim as the cracked, sun-baked earth. Islands of poverty still exist but most of rural India is transformed beyond imagination thanks to a host of factors which has put unprecedented wealth into the hands of farmers across the country and turned it into a huge consumer market.


India is the second largest bicycle maker in the world with an annual turnover of 12 million units per year, the industry one of the most established and stable industries in the country.

In a grubby courtroom in Manmad, a major train junction around 90 km from Nashik, a pitched battle is being fought to protect the rights of an elephant. Lakshmi has been in custody since April 14 after the Manmad police registered a complaint against the owner, alleging that he had "whipped and poked' the elephant, troubling and abusing it during a BSP rally to mark Ambedkar Jayanti.

The aim of this work was to evaluate the performance of UASB reactor for treating municipal wastewater.

If you thought a large glass of milk a day is essential for good health and strong bones, you could be mistaken. In a 20-page report released Thursday, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), stated that the unhygienic conditions of major dairies across India, may in fact make milk consumption hazardous to humans. The report

maharashtra has set up a committee to look into the growing prevalence of sickle cell anaemia in the state and prepare a plan to check the spread of the disease. The move comes in the wake of a

WHILE writing out the receipt for Pandurang Kadam's onion crop on April 19, the trader did not realise that it would be used as forensic evidence. The next day Pandurang returned to the Lasalgaon market and set himself on fire. The town watched in shock as Pandurang burned in the yard where a thousand farmers' hopes are extinguished every day. In his pocket, they recovered the receipt.

over 1,000 residents of Gondegaon