Friday, Mar 22 2019 | Time 13:42 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Gautam Gambhir joins BJP; pledges to live up to 'expectations'
  • Taking note of Pitroda remarks Jaitley makes 'Nikkamma' jibe on Rahul Gandhi
  • Gautam Gambhir joins BJP: Calls saffron party a 'fabulous platform' to serve India
  • Controversy over Pitroda remark; Cong in damage control mode, calls it personal view
  • More children killed by unsafe water than bullets
  • Former Karnataka Minister B Sriramulu confident of BJP candidate Devendrappa winning LS election from Bellari with thumping majority
  • Lupin launches generic Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets USP
  • Applicants in J&K to soon get passports within 2 weeks: RPO Srinagar
  • Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Indian men’s hockey team to face Japan
  • JeM militant arrested in Delhi
  • Sugar rates steady
  • IPL 2019: MSD's CSK to take on Virat's RCB in opener
  • IPL 2019: MSD's CSK to take on Virat's RCB in opener
  • A 56 year-old person was arrested on charges of cheating
  • Dharwad building collapse: death toll mounts to 15
World


Pasir Gudang chemical spill: Malaysia sees spike in cases

Pasir Gudang, Mar 15 (UNI) The number of cases at the medic base, where a large number of people are affected by the pollution stemming from the recent chemical dumping incident at Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium continue to grow.
With 780 new cases been registered recently, the toll rose to 3,555 cases.
According to media reports, the dumping incident has affected some 3,555 people. Hundreds of Malaysians have fallen sick in country's south after toxic waste was allegedly dumped into a river at Sungai Kim Kim river in southern Johor region on March 7.
Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Sahruddin Jamal said only 202 individuals received further treatment at hospitals, with 113 warded. He said many who were hospitalised earlier had been discharged, The Straits Times reported.
"A total of 531 victims who received treatment at Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) and Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) have been discharged and allowed to go home," he said.
The illegal dumping of toxic waste into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor, has also forced the closure of all 111 schools in the area.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that it has not yet reached the level which required evacuation.
"The people should have faith in the government in handling this issue," he said.
A tanker lorry dumped the chemicals in the river on March 6, according to the Johor Department of Environment. The first 103 people fell sick on March 7 and since then, the number of people who have fallen sick has risen to 937.
UNI XC KPV SDR 1932
More News

Education critical to ensure future of forests

22 Mar 2019 | 1:34 PM

United Nations, Mar 22 (UNI) The UN has drawn attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.

see more..

Education critical to ensure future of forests: UN

22 Mar 2019 | 11:32 AM

Geneva, Mar 22 (UNI) The United Nations on Friday drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.

see more..

Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon proud to serve their homeland

22 Mar 2019 | 11:09 AM

Beirut, Mar 22 (UNI) Peacekeepers from Malaysia serving under the United Nations flag in Lebanon face a “a totally new experience” according to the commander of the Malaysian contingent in the country.

see more..

Funds needed to meet needs of vulnerable communities: UNICEF

22 Mar 2019 | 10:45 AM

United Nations, Mar 22 (UNI) “Urgent and sustained funding” for a Government-led response to what is now a “massive and protracted” humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, said the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN relief chief on Friday.

see more..
Brazil's ex-President Michel Temer arrested for corruption

Brazil's ex-President Michel Temer arrested for corruption

22 Mar 2019 | 10:36 AM

Rio De Janerio, Mar 22 (UNI) Former Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in Sao Paulo as part of a massive corruption investigation, local media reported on Friday.

see more..
image