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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


  • J&K minister opposes anti-encroachment drive; J&K minister pelts stones during demolition drive
  • All opportunities being diverted to Gujarat. Nothing is given for Maharashtra by the central govt, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launches a direct hotline to the state CM’s office
  • MNS workers vandalise shops, assault cabs in Vasai area, near Mumbai.
  • After nothing was allocated in the Finance bill, I decided that TDP is not going to be in alliance with the NDA govt: AP CM Chandrababu Naidu
  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the second time in two hours. Will be adjourned till Tuesday.
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee’s name plate vandalised in Presidency University, Kolkata
  • Supreme Court asks Centre to visit Rohingya refugee camps after lawyer filed PIL alleging human rights violations at the camps.
  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh says there is nothing to fear if non-confidence motion is moved against the government.
  • Morally, BJP govt has failed in fulfilling the promises made to the state of AP, says Congress party’s Renuka Chowdhury


Administration urged to spread awareness on ill effects of using plastic

Covai Post Network

The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) – Coimbatore Council has urged the District Collector to initiate steps to spread awareness on the ill effects of using plastic products.

In a petition to the Collector, AIKS President S.Palanisamy said a lot of plastic was being dumped in the open areas, water bodies and sewage canals in Coimbatore resulting in illness. “The usage of plastic has drastically come down in neighbouring Karnataka and Kerala. Many people even burn plastic here. The administration should intervene and spread awareness on the ill effects of plastic,” he said in the petition.

“People can use jute or cloth bags instead of plastic ones. Hotels should also start serving food in either banana leaves or steel plates. Or they can use plates made out of ‘pakku mattai’,”
he said and urged bakeries and tea shops to serve tea in glass or steel tumblers.

“By encouraging the use of banana leaves and pakku mattai plates, we can also promote agriculture and help the farmers in the farmers in the district. We can also save the agricultural lands and water bodies from the pollution caused due to dumping of plastic waste,” Palanisamy added.