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China urges public to walk, ride bikes to help cut smog

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 17:04

The list of eight standards, published on the environment ministry`s website ( on Wednesday, urged citizens to refrain from burning garbage, and limit the use of fireworks and barbecues. 

HC asks authorities to expedite handing over sites for waste management

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 21:41

The Delhi High Court Monday asked civic agencies to expedite the process of handing over two sites, measuring about 200 acres, in the city to municipal bodies so that they can use the same for managing the garbage piling up.

Infant girl found abandoned in garbage bin

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 00:35

An infant girl was found dumped in a garbage bin in Jaitpur area of southeast Delhi this morning, police said.

Sewage at the beaches, piles of garbage mar Gaza`s summer

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:45

When Palestinians in the Gaza Strip seek some relief from the grind of life in an enclave plagued by conflict and hardship, they usually need to look no further than their sandy beaches.

SDMC to set up special task force for garbage collection

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 22:34

Unhappy with the work done by private firms, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Tuesday decided to constitute a special task force for lifting garbage from dumps within its areas.

Garbage issue; govt to give undertaking to Mandur residents

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 18:17

Karnataka government would give an undertaking to the agitating residents of Mandur living around the landfills, promising that garbage from Bangalore would not be dumped there after five months, State Minister Ramalinga Reddy said today.

Click and complain: App to alert NDMC soon

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 16:37

Soon, you can alert NDMC about malfunctioning streetlights or garbage on streets by clicking the site and sending the image to the agency using a photo-based mobile application.

Garbage treatment plant near monuments in Goa raises stink

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:12

A proposed garbage treatment plant near world-famous monuments in Goa, which are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India and visited by a large number of tourists, has drawn opposition from the locals.

Indians protest Mission`s "garbage-like treatment"

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 22:49

Upset over discourtesy by staff at the Indian High Commission here, over 2,500 Indians have petitioned the mission to be polite to their countrymen and not treat them like "garbage".

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.