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21 Mar 2018, Edition - 981, Wednesday


  • J&K: 2 cops and 2 Army jawans martyred in Kupwara encounter; 4-5 terrorists still holed up
  • Sensex closed 139.42 points or 0.42% higher at 33,136.18 after rising as much as 350 points during intraday high
  • Both telcos are locked in a fierce battle for subscribers and need to invest in expanding their 4G network
  • The ₹ 6 Lakh reward will be part of the revised ‘Rehabilitation Policy for Militants
  • 15-year-old girl student commits suicide at her home on Tuesday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan
  • Maharashtra: 5 men linked to ISIS terror outfit arrested by ATS; plot to target Bodhgaya foiled.
  • DMK’s Stalin writes to CMs of 10 states, demanding fiscal autonomy for states
  • Former Maharashtra CM Sushilkumar Shinde speaks on Congress’ U-turn on Lingayats
  • Disruption in Lok Sabha leads to the house being adjourned for the day
  • Ceasefire violations at an all-time high as Pak has violated ceasefire 600 times in nearly 2 months


Starch-based bags that can dissolve in water launched

Covai Post Network

The City Corporation on Wednesday launched bio bag, made out of of starch and dissoluble in water.

Launching the bags that come in nine colours, Corporation Commissioner and Special Officer Dr. K. Vijayakarthikeyan said that the bags were totally starch based and toxic free.

Stating that the bags were compostable and not harm even if consumed, he said though there were many bio bags in India, none was free from plastic. “The bags will have the logos of Coimbatore City Corporation and Coimbatore Smart City Ltd,” he said.

Representatives of hotel owners, caterers, corporate houses and NGOs, who were present, were given samples of the bag, which would help Coimbatore to climb up the rank of cleanest cities, under Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 Scheme.