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Understanding silica, the ‘dust of death’

May 19, 2016 1:30 am

The white dust is free crystalline silica, the “powder of death” — lethal byproduct of quartz crushing that causes the incurable and irreversible respiratory disease, silicosis.

238 deaths later, silicosis is still the killer in Godhra’s quarries

May 18, 2016 2:02 am

In October 2013, the NHRC recommended a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs each for their families and asked the state government to submit a compliance report by February 2014.

Silicosis deaths: Supreme Court asks Gujarat to pay Rs 7 crore, pulls up chief of pollution board

May 17, 2016 4:20 am

Supreme court directed the Gujarat government to release more than Rs 7 crore as compensation to the families of 238 workers who died due to silicosis after working in Godhra’s quartz and stone crushing industries.

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All regional passport offices in Mumbai to remain open for 8.5 hours on December 3

Updated: November 30, 2022 9:27:08 am

In a bid to ease the process, from November 30, people can file forms on and pay for the same online to book appointments.

Maharashtra Cabinet approves new dedicated department for Divyangs

Updated: November 30, 2022 9:25:52 am

At present, schemes for Divyangs are implemented through the Social Justice and Special Assistance Department's Commissioner, according to sources in the know of the matter.

In the name of the father-in-law and his spirit, Dimple on campaign in Mainpuri

November 30, 2022 9:25:47 am

BJP, which is seeking to expand its caste outreach in UP and spared no effort in honouring Mulayam on his death, is also recalling the SP founder's contributions in its speeches.

Apple supply chain data shows receding exposure to China as risks mount

November 30, 2022 9:22:46 am

The concentration of suppliers in China, the site of most production by Foxconn which accounts for 70% of iPhones made globally, has been a key feature for Apple, the world's most profitable smartphone vendor.

Racist, stigmatizing: Why WHO will now call monkeypox ‘mpox’

November 30, 2022 9:22:35 am

The change of name, announced after a series of consultations with global experts, has been provoked by the racist connotations that “monkeypox” sometimes carries. Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while “monkeypox” is phased out, the WHO said.

AQI in Mumbai improves to ‘good’ category

Updated: November 30, 2022 9:22:07 am

The experts attributed the improvement in AQI to the change in wind speed direction. Mumbai on Tuesday also recorded a minimum temperature of 17 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees less than normal.

Man dives into the sea to retrieve ring as proposal attempt goes wrong

November 30, 2022 9:22:05 am

Scott Clyne was able to get the ring after it fell into the ocean.

AR Rahman congratulates daughters Khatija and Rahima as they buy Porsche Taycan EV worth Rs 1.53 crore: ‘Boss women’

November 30, 2022 9:20:45 am

AR Rahman says he is proud of daughters Khatija Rahman and Rahima Rahman as they have chosen to go green.

Mumbai: At 17°C, night temperature below 20°C thrice in November

Updated: November 30, 2022 9:19:59 am

The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Santacruz observatory recorded the night temperature at 17 degrees Celsius.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Messi’s Argentina battles Lewandowski’s Poland in blockbuster game

Updated: November 30, 2022 9:31:20 am

FIFA World Cup 2022 Day 11 Live Updates, November 30: Argentina look to defeat Poland while Denmark and Australia duke it out.