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Kerala to ban single use plastic products from January 1

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (UNI) Kerala Cabinet on Thursday decided to implement a ban on single use plastic products from January one in the state.
Considering the environmental and health issues related to mounting plastic waste, the Government has decided to ban the single use plastic products, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement here.
The use of plastic carry bags and sheets, cooling films, thermocol and styrofoam-based fancy items, plastic cups, plates, spoons, forks, straws, bowls, plastic flags, water pouches, juice packs, bottles (under 300 ml), plastic garbage bags, PVC flex materials etc will be banned.
The violators of the Government decision will face legal action under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.
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Kerala's first all-transgender-run canteen opens in Palakkad

14 Dec 2019 | 10:15 PM

Palakkad, Dec 14 (UNI) As the transgender community is gradually being mainstreamed, in yet another initiative to find their feet socially and economically, the state's first all-transgender-run canteen started functioning in this district on Friday.

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Electrical transformer exploded in AP

14 Dec 2019 | 10:08 PM

Eluru, Dec 14 (UNI) In a major fire accident, electrical transformer in the power station of Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme was exploded on Saturday.

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BJP launches long-term Namami Musi River programme

14 Dec 2019 | 10:00 PM

Vikarabad, Dec 14 (UNI) Telangana BJP State President K Laxman on Saturday launched a long-term 'Namami Musi River' (NMR) programme to mount pressure on the TRS government to take measures for effective abatement of pollution and its conservation and creating awareness among the people.

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Police files charge sheet in woman’s gang rape ,murder case

14 Dec 2019 | 9:31 PM

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (UNI) Police on Saturday filed a charge sheet in a court here in connection with the gang rape and murder of a dalit woman, a street vendor, in Kumaram Bheem-Asifabad district of Telangana last month.

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