Cigarette butts damage plant growth

Posted on   3:51 pm

Cigarette butts — the most common form of litter on the planet — significantly reduce plant growth as their presence in the soil affects the germination success and shoot length (the length of the stem), find researchers.

RGV violates traffic laws, gets fined

Posted on   3:46 pm

Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma landed in trouble by riding triple on a motorbike and posting the video on Twitter, prompting the police to fine him for traffic violation, here on Saturday.

Hima grabs fifth gold in a month

Posted on   3:45 pm

Indian sprinter Hima Das extended her sensational run by claiming her fifth gold of the month as she returned to her pet 400m competition with a season-best time of 52.09 seconds here.

Railway insurance: Private firms making huge profits

Posted on   3:38 pm

Private insurance companies received a premium of around Rs 46 crore in the last two years from railway and its passengers while making a payout of only Rs 7 crore in claims under the national transporter’s travel insurance scheme, an RTI has found.

Health tips for people visiting Athi Varadar

Posted on   3:24 pm

Carry aplenty water, stay hydrated and do not skip meal. Store oral rehydration solution (ORS) and consume in case of giddiness. Conserve energy by refraining from pushing against the crowd and screaming. Keep your hands up on chest which protects from getting hurt.