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Sobriquet attaching garbage to my name a great honour: Aiyar

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 15:31

Nicknamed as `Kuppai (garbage) Aiyar` by workers of rival parties in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said he felt honoured by the sobriquet given to him as it was a testimony to his work.

Italy`s govt agrees to send in army against mafia dumps

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 08:31

The Italian government agreed to send in the army to fight the mafia which it blames for illegally dumping tonnes of toxic garbage around Naples, in an area dubbed the "Triangle of Death".

Twelve people die after garbage pile collapses

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 21:00

At least 12 people including four women and five children were killed when a huge pile of garbage collapsed on their huts Thursday due to heavy rains in Gadarwara town.

Highway patrol to nail garbage dumpers in Goa

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 16:22

A highway patrol to nail garbage dumpers and incentives to private entrepreneurs to salvage mounds of rubble are the next remedies in line for Goa.

New-born baby boy dumped near garbage bin

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 21:14

A new-born baby boy was found abandoned near a garbage bin in a town near Madurai on Thursday.

Bangalore to be zero-garbage city in six months

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 21:11

The Karnataka government and the Bangalore civic authorities Wednesday launched a drive to make Bangalore a zero-garbage city in six months.

Goa looks to German town to cure its garbage woes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 12:09

A southwestern German town, known for its clinical fetish for cleanliness and garbage management, will be Goa`s inspiration.

Garbage girl`s next mission: Cleaning up Uttarakhand`s hills

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 11:25

This Briton, known as the "garbage girl" of the mountains, has her work cut out even as authorities struggle to locate, rescue and give relief to survivors of the floods that wrecked parts of Uttarakhand.

Newborn boy found dumped in garbage bin in Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 21:26

A newborn boy was on Tuesday found abandoned in a waste bin at the new bus stand here, police said.

Twins die after consuming poisonous ash from garbage in TN

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 23:29

In a tragic incident, minor twins died reportedly after consuming poisonous ash dumped near a garbage bin at Thangammalpuram area.

Foetus found in garbage heap in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 22:50

A foetus was found in a heap of garbage in Vijay Nagar slum of the city, police said on Saturday.

Tonnes of foreign garbage seized in Shanghai

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 21:43

Customs officials in Shanghai seized 6,000 tonnes of waste tailings in March amid a crackdown on illegally imported garbage, state media reported on Thursday.