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News  /  Published 20.05.22

Initiative to exchange plastic for sanitary pads

Women from marginalised families in Kolkata and parts of the Sunderbans in the South 24-Parganas district are being provided sanitary pads in exchange of plastics. The idea is to cater to the menstru...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

India  /  Published 17.05.22

Wheat-laden trucks stranded in Gujarat

  The ban on wheat export by the Centre has left at least 4,000 trucks carrying the food grain stranded outside Deendayal Port at Kandla in Gujarat for want of permission from authorities to loa...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Ahmedabad

India  /  Published 14.05.22

Single-use plastic banned in Delhi Secretariat

Single-use plastic items will be banned in the Delhi Secretariat from June 1, a month before the nationwide ban on SUP comes into force, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Saturday. It will be en...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 07.05.22

Cotton bags replace plastic bags at Jadavpur market

A market in Jadavpur in south Kolkata has replaced plastic bags with ones made of cotton, the first in a series of initiatives planned by Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to enforce its plastic ban...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.05.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation vows to enforce plastic ban

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to enforce the plastic ban across markets and, according to Debabrata Majumder, the mayoral council member in charge of solid waste management, the ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

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Opinion  /  Published 30.04.22

Clash of civilizations

The unprecedented growth of an aggressive, anti-Muslim discourse in the aftermath of the election in Uttar Pradesh underlines an emerging form of Hindutva politics. The hijab row in Karnataka, provoca...
By Hilal Ahmed

India  /  Published 27.04.22

Supreme Court hearing on hijab ban

Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Tuesday assured that the batch of appeals challenging the Karnataka High Court judgment upholding the ban imposed by the state on the hijab will be heard in the S...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.04.22

Hijab ban: SC to list pleas against HC verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider listing pleas challenging the Karnataka High Court verdict which had dismissed petitions seeking permission to wear hijab inside classroom. A bench com...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.04.22

2 Udupi students boycott exam

Two pre-university college students from Udupi who had approached the Karnataka High Court challenging the ban on hijab, returned from the exam centre on Friday as they were not allowed to write the e...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Udipi

News  /  Published 22.04.22

Penalty rap for thin plastic bags in Salt Lake

“Most people don’t bring their own bags and we have to hand out groceries in something that they can carry easily. If not, our sales will dip. We have to rely on plastic as alternatives li...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake


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