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Citizens, traders won’t be harassed under guise of plastic ban, assures Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam

Citizens, traders won't be harassed under guise of plastic ban, assures Environment Minister
Jun 22

As Maharashtra government readies to enforce the ban on a variety of plastic items from tomorrow, Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on Friday said errant manufacturers will face a strong action, but common people and small traders will not be harassed. He was speaking to reporters earlier today after a review meeting with the Maharashtra Pollution […]..Read More

Most people aware of harm caused by plastic, but use it due to lack of alternatives: Study

Most people aware of harm caused by plastic, but use it due to lack of alternatives: Study
Jun 22

Most people are aware of the harmful effects of plastic on environment, but continue using it due to lack of availability of cheaper alternatives, a study said. The national study conducted by market research and analysis company Velocity MR found that 90 percent of respondents are aware of the harmful effects of plastic and 85 […]..Read More

MSRTC sacks over 1,000 new recruits for taking part in strike

MSRTC sacks over 1,000 new recruits for taking part in strike
Jun 21

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has sacked 1,148 newly joined contractual employees for taking part in a strike earlier this month. The employees included 138 drivers-cum-conductors from Mumbai division. The action was a stern warning to employees that such acts of indiscipline will not be tolerated, an MSRTC official said. “These contractual employees […]..Read More

Rahul Gandhi served notice for disclosing identity of abused minors on Twitter

Rahul Gandhi served notice for disclosing identity of abused minors on Twitter
Jun 20

The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Wednesday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Twitter for ‘disclosing’ the identity of two minor boys who were victims of assault. Mumbai-based Amol Jadhav had filed a complaint against Gandhi and Twitter in the matter. President of the commission Pravin Ghuge said […]..Read More

Railways bids goodbye to ‘dark blue’ colour scheme, to repaint coaches in new ‘brown beige’ colour

Railways bids goodbye to 'dark blue' colour scheme, to repaint coaches in new 'brown beige' colour 1
Jun 20

In a major revamp, Indian Railways is set to change the look and repaint the ‘dark blue’ coaches of Mail and Express trains to a new colour scheme – ‘brown and beige’. The newly-painted Delhi-Pathankot Express with 16 coaches will be the first train to be rolled out with the new look. The new colour […]..Read More