Daily Archives: December 16, 2018

Making India’s polluters pay

Indian plastic packaging manufacturers have made a small start towards recycling plastic. But unless they step up efforts in the coming years, they are unlikely to make a dent on the pollution problem When the Centre published the Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules in 2016, a key element of it …

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Where rocks get a pasting

It looks like any other mass of rock. But the pieces extracted at Thenpoondipatti in Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu are put to a specific use. Taken to the neighbouring village of Jaderi, they are crushed and soaked in water to obtain a fine paste which goes on to adorn …

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Life on the edge: border units lack basic amenities

It is a truism that a not-so-healthy and ill-equipped force cannot guard a nation’s borders properly.Nearly 82% of Border Outposts (BOPs) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), deployed along the inhospitable and rugged China border, do not have access to clean drinking water. Over 40% are unconnected by road, according …

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Govt. says SC misread note

The government moved the Supreme Court on Saturday for a correction in the Rafale judgment, saying the court had erred in English grammar to “misinterpret” information submitted to it in a sealed cover note about the pricing of the 36 fighter jet deal.The eight-page “correction” application, filed by the Ministry …

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