Message in a wicker basket

Message in  a wicker basket

Products of Rope International and women making them at the factory | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement A group of women giggle shyly at me on Google Meet as Pandiselvi, a former firecracker factory worker, proceeds to describe how her life has changed for the better in Sivakasi. She mentions the “random headaches and stomach ailments” … Read more

22 persons injured in two road accidents in Tirupattur

22 persons injured in two road accidents in Tirupattur

A private transport bus, heading from Tirupattur to Dharmapuri, with around 30 commuters, hit an empty lorry that was proceeding in the opposite direction, on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Twenty two persons, mostly passengers, were injured in two separate accidents after the private buses they were travelling in, hit other … Read more

Oil Spills Fast Facts | CNN

Oil Spills Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s a look at oil spill disasters. Spill estimates vary by source. 1. January 1991 – During the Gulf War, Iraqi forces intentionally release 252-336 million gallons of oil into the Persian Gulf. 2. April 20, 2010 – An explosion occurs on board the BP-contracted Transocean Ltd. Deepwater Horizon oil rig, releasing approximately … Read more

Bengaluru parents a worried lot after school vehicles cause seven fatal and 23 non-fatal accidents in 2023

Bengaluru parents a worried lot after school vehicles cause seven fatal and 23 non-fatal accidents in 2023

Children going back home in their school transport in Bengaluru. file photo | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K On October 10, a drunk man, who was driving a school bus, rammed into a bike and mowed down two pedestrians near Dodda Banaswadi. One of the three victims died on October 13 following injuries. Before the … Read more

Regulate high-powered bikes, put up speed breakers to prevent accidents, KHRC tells govt., police

Regulate high-powered bikes, put up speed breakers to prevent accidents, KHRC tells govt., police

The Kerala Human Rights Commission (KHRC) on Monday issued a slew of directions, such as regulating the use of motorbikes with high-capacity engines, installing speed breakers and increasing police patrolling, to prevent speeding and the resulting accidents on roads in the State. KHRC chairman Justice Antony Dominic also directed the State government and the police … Read more

Two motorists killed in separate accidents

Two motorists killed in separate accidents

A scooter rider was killed after a speeding motorcycle collided with him head-on on Karumariamman temple road in Kengeri on Monday. The victim, Pramod, 26, sustained severe head injuries and was admitted to a hospital where he succumbed on Wednesday. The Kengeri traffic police have registered a case and are investigating. In another incident, a … Read more

A deadly volcano could erupt ‘within days or weeks’ in Colombia. But only a small fraction of locals have evacuated | CNN

A deadly volcano could erupt ‘within days or weeks’ in Colombia. But only a small fraction of locals have evacuated | CNN

Bogota, Colombia CNN  —  Hundreds of families in Colombia are facing a choice: abandon their homes and livelihoods, or face the devastation of a predicted volcanic eruption in the coming weeks. The Nevado del Ruiz volcano, one of Colombia’s highest peaks, sits in a densely populated farming area and is infamous for claiming the lives … Read more

Cyclone Ilsa rapidly intensifies as it approaches landfall in Western Australia | CNN

Cyclone Ilsa rapidly intensifies as it approaches landfall in Western Australia | CNN

Brisbane, Australia CNN  —  A massive cyclone swirling off Australia’s western coast will likely make landfall as a category 5 storm – the strongest on the national scale – according to the country’s official forecaster. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) expects Cyclone Ilsa to cross the Pilbara coast of Western Australia Thursday evening or Friday … Read more

Mexico investigates migration chief over deadly fire in detention center | CNN

Mexico investigates migration chief over deadly fire in detention center | CNN

CNN  —  Mexican authorities are investigating the head of the country’s immigration agency, in the wake of last month’s deadly fire in a migrant detention center that killed at least 38 people and left dozens injured. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed on Wednesday that the Attorney General’s Office is probing Francisco Garduño, commissioner … Read more

Up to 10 people trapped after building collapses in Marseille | CNN

Up to 10 people trapped after building collapses in Marseille | CNN

Paris CNN  —  Between four and 10 people are believed to be trapped under rubble in the southern French port city of Marseille after a building collapsed early on Sunday, according to French authorities. A “violent explosion” at around 12:30am local time is believed to be the cause of the collapse, according to Marseille Mayor … Read more