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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani lauds people's support for water drive 26.5.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday lauded citizens for wholeheartedly supporting the ongoing Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Yojana, saying their role in the drive would make water scarcity a thing of the past in Gujarat. The CM was speaking after reviewing water conservation works in Bagthala village of Morbi district. "Lakhs of citizens are sweating it out in this heat to increase water storage capacity. This sweat will help in making Gujarat free of water shortage," Rupani said. He said that when the water conservation drive was launched on May 1, the number of JCBs involved in de-silting work was 527, which had now gone up to 4,500, number of tractor-dumpers from 2,000 to over 14,000, and different organisations involved from 525 to 2,600. "From 27,000, the number of workers engaged in water conservation related works has gone up to 3.25 lakh," he said. Rupani reiterated that in view of the popular support, the state government had decided to continue the water conservation drive for three ...
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Gujarat: Long before govt, slum dweller began Jal Sanchay 26.5.2018 DNA: India
Yes, it's clearer than the water. A woman, who lives at one of the corner slum houses near Shyamal crossroads, has proved that she is ahead of the sarkar when it comes to storing rainwater. She has been dwelling in the dark Rajivnagar shanty for the last 40 years, but saving the free water better than the government's plan propagated through Jal Sanchay programme (water harvesting). Zarina Ghori has been using rainwater since last two years. The family has installed a roof rainwater harvesting system, and their yearly water need is met by the rain. The family have saved time and money by the simple mechanism of installing a water pipe. They have built an underground tank beneath their room. The tank is seven-feet-deep and ten-feet-wide. They let the water flow from the roof on the first day of the rains. From the second day, they divert the water to the tank. "Before the underground water tank was installed, we used to spend Rs300 to meet our monthly water needs. Also, we used to queue up and go to near ...
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Jaipur based NGO quenches thirst in Bundi 26.5.2018 DNA: India
An NGO from Jaipur has come forward to quench the thirst of hundreds of cattle and animals in two villages of Bundi, about 235 kilometers from the state capital, where water to drink even for humans is hardly available on burning stony dry land in mining areas of the district. Reports of cattle and animals dying due to thirst prompted the volunteers to transport water by tankers to supply into the ponds and empty reserves meant for the animals. The district is currently experiencing the scorching heat of 46+ degree Celsius.     The organisation came to know of the scarcity of water and of cattle and animals dying of thirst in Chainpuriya and Devdungri villages of Bundi district through reports in the newspaper following which we decided to arrange tankers to supply water in these villages, Sanjeev Sankhala of Jaipur based Help suffering lives society. The water tankers are now being sent to these villages daily and empty reserves and tanks meant for animals in and around the two villages are being ...
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Flipkart-Walmart deal: CAIT fears predatory pricing by Walmart 25.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Continuing its protest against the USD 16-billion Flipkart-Walmart deal, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) today wrote to commerce minister Suresh Prabhu expressing concerns that Walmart might adopt predatory pricing and deep discounting, which will kill the trade. In its second letter to Prabhu, the traders' lobby referred to Walmart as "the US version of The East India Company", and also asked for a thorough investigation of the Walmart-Flipkart deal. "Walmart is nothing but a US version of The East India Company which conquered the country," CAIT said in the letter, adding, "It is highly regretted that some of the people for just merely earning the profit have sold major chunk of e-commerce to Walmart." CAIT also feared that Walmart will penetrate the retail trade through e-commerce, and indulge in predatory pricing, and deep discounting, thereby creating an uneven playing field for others. "It will source globally the cheapest material and will dump in the country to wipe out the ...
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Suresh Prabhu to raise visa, steel duty, WTO issues with USTR, Commerce Secy 25.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Import duty hike on certain steel and aluminium items and visa restrictions are among the key issues to be flagged by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu during his meeting with the US Trade Representative (USTR) and American commerce secretary.   Prabhu will visit Washington and New york during his five-day visit beginning from June 10. "I have a meeting with USTR and also with their commerce secretary. We will raise the issue of unilateral actions by the US, the recent restrictions put on (movement of professionals) and imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium," Prabhu told PTI. He said that India is engaging with the US at every level as there are huge business opportunities for American companies here. "We want to make sure that we have a much bigger agenda with the US," he said, adding there is a market for the US in the civil aviation sector in India. The minister would also meet private players besides think tanks which influence US decision making. India has time and again raised its ...
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5th India CLMV Business Conclave held at Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 21-22 May 2018 24.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation at the 5thIndia CLMV Business Conclave at Phnom Penh   The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India along with Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia organized the 5th India-CLMV Business Conclave in Phnom Penh on 21-22 May 2018.
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Commerce Minister Releases Strategy Paper on Computer Software and Electronics Exports 24.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
    The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu releasing the strategy paper & business plan of India’s Computer Software &ITeS and Electronics Export, prepared by Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council in New Delhi   Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) has prepared a strategy paper for augmenting software exports to US$ 178 billion by 2022.
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BSA employees facing financial crunch 24.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
BSA employees facing financial crunch
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Jaipur: A dirty pond feeds this village’s hope 24.5.2018 DNA: Money
People living in the tribal area of Shahabad, Baran are facing severe drinking water crisis. Residents of Kaglavar village of Gadreta Gram Panchayat do not have any other option other than going to a nearby pond, one kilometer away, to get their daily dose of drinking water. But the water in the pond is dirty. Villagers fear it is contaminated and, therefore, not fit for consumption.  A dozen Kaglavar residents including Sanya Saharia, Prithvi Saharia, Madan Saharia, Sundar Lal, Santosh Saharia informed that the people of Kaglavar village have to go to Khatka village for drinking water as there is no water resource present in their village. They added that they have no other option than drinking contaminated water from the pond at Khatka village. There is a tube-well in their village, but it is not functional since last two months The water scarcity and consumption of contaminated water is resulting in spreading of diseases among the village population.  However, to some respite, a water tanker came to ...
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Global Parli brings hope to parched Beed 22.5.2018 Rediff: News
'We are not promising prosperity to these villagers. Instead, the focus is on self-sufficiency.'
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Villagers relocate ‘parched’ fish to Brahma Sagar Lake 21.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
You must have seen people saving panthers, tigers, snakes, pythons, monkeys, dogs etc. by relocating them from one place to another. Well, in a unique initiative some people from Menar village, also known as Bird Village, of Udaipur district have presented a wonderful example of kindness by relocating fish.  Due to the lack of water in the area, the fish population was in the brink of death. However, the villagers while showing their affection towards the aquatic creatures filled some water in the dry pits of the pond with the help of around ten to fifteen water tankers. However, 10-15 tankers were not enough for the pond of such a huge capacity. So, the residents of the village decided to report the matter to the forest department urging them to saving the fish. On getting the information, the team of the forest department reached the spot immediately and put the fish in large drums full of water after pulling them out of the pond with the help of traps. Later, the fish were left safely in Brahma Sagar ...
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Jaipur: Brain-dead man’s organs gives new lease of life to four 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The donation of a 42-year-old brain-dead man’s organs gave a new lease of life to four people through cadaver transplant. His two kidneys were transplanted to individual patients admitted at the SMS Hospital on Friday, and his heart and liver were sent to Delhi to be transplanted to patients at different hospitals. The donor Rajendra Singh was a resident of village Bajwa in Chidawa Tahsil. He was brought to SMS Hospital in serious condition after he fell from the roof top of his house on May 15. “He was admitted in ICU at trauma centre and despite medical treatment, his condition did not improve and a board of doctors declared him as brain-dead on Thursday, May 17,” Dr Jitendra Hingonia, sr medical officer at SMS trauma centre who holds responsibility to keep all the donated organs safe and in functioning status told DNA. After counselling efforts by Dr DS Meena, medical superintendent, SMS Hospital, family members of Rajendra agreed to donate his vital organs to patients in need. “His liver, heart and ...
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SC approves draft Cauvery Management Scheme 18.5.2018 Rediff: News
Karnataka, which is facing a political tug-of-war between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress-Janata Dal-Secular over government formation, had earlier made a failed bid to temporarily stall the finalisation of draft Cauvery management scheme.
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India Calls for Judicious Use of Resources at 4th Brics Ministerial Meeting in Durban 18.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
India has called for a judicious use of resources amidst concerns over resource depletion and scarcity.  Addressing the 4th BRICS Ministerial meeting in Durban, South Africa today, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that a decrease in global materials, or at least stabilization at present levels, demand major reductions in metabolic rates in the Asia-Pacific region, especially India.
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Tourism Minister urges Civil Aviation Ministry to provide better air connectivity to tourist destinations; 18.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
 The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Sh. K. J. Alphons yesterday held a high level meeting with the Minister for Civil Aviation, Sh. Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Sh. Jayant Sinha along with senior officials from both the Ministries regarding providing better air connectivity for tourist destinations.
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West Bengal panchayat polls: BJP establishes itself as dominant TMC's only rival 17.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
 The ruling Trinamool Congress today headed for a massive victory in West Bengal's rural polls, bagging 19,394 seats in gram panchayats, while the BJP emerged as its main rival, though with a tally that was far lower than that of the TMC, according to results declared till the evening. State Election Commission (SEC) sources said the Trinamool was ahead in another 560 gram panchayat seats for which counting was in progress. The BJP had won 5,050 seats and was leading in 55 seats, the sources said. This is the first time in many years that the BJP has been elected to the gram panchayat level in every district of the state. The BJP had made its presence felt in rural polls in the districts after the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition. The CPI(M) slipped to the third position from the second place it occupied the last time panchayat polls were held. It won 1,306 gram panchayats and was ahead in another 27, the sources said. The Congress emerged fourth among the political parties by winning 918 seats and leading ...
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Live social media session on Startup India with Suresh Prabhu #AskPrabhu 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu in a live session on social media answered aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who had pressing questions on Startup India and the support which they could expect from the government on 16th May. Wednesday between 4:30 pm and 5pm. Participants used the hash tag #AskPrabhu to put their questions across during the live session.
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Creation of Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) in Department of Commerce 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Department of Commerce formally issued notification for creation of Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Hon’ble Commerce and Industry Minister Sh. Suresh Prabhu has given his approval for creation of DGTR in Department of Commerce, consequent upon amendment carried out by Government of India to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 on May 7, 2018 in this regard.
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Deep Depression intensified into a Cyclonic Storm " SAGAR" over Gulf of Aden 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
A depression formed over Gulf of Aden in the evening of yesterday, the 16th May 2018.  Moving west-northwestwards it intensified into a deep depression in the early morning and further into a cyclonic storm “Sagar” at 0830 hours IST of today the 17th May 2018 over Gulf of Aden near latitude 13.20N and longitude 48.70E; about 400 km east-northeast of Aden (Yemen) and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands.
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Suresh Prabhu launches Intellectual Property mascot – IP Nani 16.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
  The Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Suresh Prabhu launched the Intellectual Property (IP) mascot – IP Nani – at the conference on National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi today.
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