Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

Close down all the fountains

Sir — Belgian authorities have rightly altered the mechanics of Manneken-Pis, the famous pissing boy who symbolizes going with the flow. The water that comes out of his bronze bladder will now be re...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Waste spurs plastic bar

Single-use plastic bags have been banned at Haltu market in Kasba after a heap of plastic trash emerged while digging up a portion of a road in the neighbourhood for the construction of a pavement. A ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 15.11.18

Nagaland to ban plastic

The Nagaland government will ban single-use plastic to prevent climate change.Addressing a gathering at the Ahuna-cum-Mini Hornbill Festival at Zunheboto on Wednesday, chief minister Neiphiu Rio said ...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur

Odisha  /  Published 15.11.18

BMC cracks whip on violators

The municipal corporation has intensified its enforcement activities across the city for implementation of ban on use of plastic, mandatory use of Odia signboard and freeing footpath and cycle tracks ...
By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.19

Indian airlines should be more eco-friendly

Sir — A Portuguese charter airline, Hi Fly, recently conducted plastic-free trial flights. The first such flight took off from Lisbon, Portugal, with no single-use plastic item on board. The unbridl...
By The Telegraph


West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.19

Digha fine on plastic

The East Midnapore administration has decided to impose a spot fine of Rs 500 on tourists found carrying plastic packets or thermocol at Digha, the move aimed at combating pollution at the beach resor...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

Business  /  Published 15.09.19

Plastics firms fear job loss from ban

The plastics processing industry has warned of job losses if the Centre shows undue haste to ban the use of single-use plastic in the country.Traders’ body CAIT has chipped in with a letter to envir...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.09.19

Single-use plastic ban: A solution or optics?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement on Monday that India will put an end to single-use plastic has raised doubts within the industry, when recycling of the waste is India's bigger problem, not...
in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.19

Apparently Spielberg got it wrong

Sir — Steven Spielberg got it wrong. Aliens, apparently, do not resemble the adorable ET. A group of researchers have argued that extraterrestrials resemble pasta. Italians might feel chuffed with t...
By The Telegraph

North East  /  Published 13.03.20

Drive against plastic by Kohima task force

The Kohima district task force carried out its fourth checking and confiscation exercise of single-use plastic in Kohima on Friday.The task force has been conducting checking and confiscation exercise...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur


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