Resale value dips,raddiwalas stop collecting glass bottles

Bengaluru: Scrap collectors and raddiwalas in the city have stopped collecting glass bottles because their resale value has plummeted. P. Hari, the owner of Sathya Old Paper Mart, Kumaraswamy Layout, informed The Observer: “The market value of glass bottles has decreased a lot in two years. Previously, we used to get around Rs 1-2 per bottle; now […]

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How Green are Electric Vehicles?

No very, when you consider the source of their power and their hazardous components, reports Jaskiran Singh The prospects of the electric vehicles’ (EV) market look very rosy right now. Mumbai-based investment-bank Avendus estimates that India’s EV market could be valued at Rs. 50,000 crores by 2025. And why shouldn’t it? The perils of using […]

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As Nivar calms down, TN heaves a sigh of relief

Situation not as bad as before, say residents The cyclonic storm Nivar, which is moving northwest, is likely to weaken further into a deep depression, according to the India Metrological Department. “The storm now lies inside the land area. There will, however, be rainfall and strong winds as well,” Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, […]

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SC order to raze 48k slums dwellings may expose lakhs to Covid

The Supreme Court order for demolition of 48,000 slum dwellings along 70 km of railway track in Delhi has put lakhs at risk of displacement and contracting Covid-19. ”The question is, where will they go,” Dev Pratap Singh, founder and CEO of The Voice of Slum, an NGO, said. ”The poor who have tested positive […]

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