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Speech of Nitin Gadkari in the International Conference on Water for Sustainable Development 20.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
  Following is the Text of speech delivered by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in the “Conference on International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-28” held at Dushanbe, Tajikistan:- Tajikistan has taken a leading role to get the theme of water at the centre of global Sustainable Development Goals for the coming decade.
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Haryana Government To Give Rs 50 To Children For Every Tree Planted 19.6.2018 NDTV News - India-news
The Haryana government today decided to introduce a scheme under which an incentive of Rs 50 will be given to schoolchildren for planting trees, an official release said.
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The hornbill housing crisis 16.6.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Nest adoption programmes are saving hornbill habitats in Arunachal Pradesh
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Angkor Wat: A bridge to the past 7.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Steeped in history and legend, Angkor Wat forges a special bond with Indians
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MSKVIB mulls 'friends of honeybees' plan for bee conservation 21.5.2018 General News
The Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Board (MSKVIB) plans to start an initiative called the "friends of honeybees" to curb the harmful methods employed to remove beehives in urban areas, a senior official said today. Vishal Chordia, chairperson of MSKVIB, said that these "friends of honeybees" would have proper training for the scientific removal of beehives, without killing the bees. "Calling pest control agencies to remove beehives, setting fire underneath them are harmful methods. In order to curb these harmful methods, we are exploring the setting up of friends of honeybees," he said. He said that a dedicated helpline number would be set up on which people could call and inform about the location of beehives in their areas. These would be important steps for bee conservation as well as to create awareness among people that honey bees are an important factor in our ecology, he said. The MSKVIB also proposes to set up a "Honey Park" at Mahabaleshwar in ...
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'Audacious movements have to start' 8.5.2018 FrontLine: The Nation
Interview with Samir Amin. By JIPSON JOHN and JITHEESH P.M.
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Delhi tomb was converted to temple, confirms official 5.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A Delhi government inquiry report has confirmed the controversial "conversion" of a Pathan Era tomb to temple in the city and it said that a fresh complaint was lodged to hand it back to the government for restoration, an official told IANS on Saturday.
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Look Beyond Rivers 5.5.2018 DNA: Top News
​​The mercury is climbing. These are the dog days of summer. Delhi is again facing acute water shortages — one of the biggest challenges it has been grappling with for decades. The worst-hit areas have been its pockets in the Southwest (rocky terrain), North floodplains (parched) and Northwest.  In such times, the Yamuna is always in focus. And it’s natural to some extent, because the river, despite being nothing better than a sewage canal at some places, meets about 70 per cent of Delhi’s water needs. And this is where the main problem has always been.   For, till about a century ago, the city did not depend directly on the Yamuna to meet its water needs. It was more for recreation, rituals, cargo transportation, and a source of livelihood for farmers, fishers, mallahs, washermen, pujaris and swimmers​/divers​.  Historian-filmmaker Sohail Hashmi says the river water was probably not potable in Delhi even before it began to be choked with sewage and industrial waste.  “It had mica seams embedded in the ...
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Modi's Mann ki Baat: 'Learn from Prophet's path of brotherhood'; highlights 29.4.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
PM Narendra Modi asked youngsters to join Swachh Bharat Summer Internship launched by Modi government. Find Modi's Mann ki Baat highlights and Modi's full text speech.
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Legal reforms is the answer to Kathua/Unnao, not vigils 26.4.2018 Rediff: Columns
'Loss of faith in the fairness of the system and the perception that one cannot expect justice are the first few steps to the slippery slope of anarchy,' warns Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).
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U'khand Guv advocates for green accounting in state, forest growth index 25.4.2018 General News
Describing Uttarakhand as the cradleof Indian forestry, Governor K K Paul today advocated for green accounting in the state and introduction of a forest growth index. He also said the Chipko Movement, recognised globally as the first environment conservation movement, had its originsin the hill state. Expressing concern over Greenhouse gas emissions, the governor said a concept ofgreen accounting,on the lines of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), should be introduced as forest growth index. The idea of green accounting is very important fora hill state like Uttarakhand where much depends on the condition of its forests, he said. The governor was addressing a convocation of IFS probationers at the Indira Gandhi National Forestry Academy here. Emphasising on research in the field of forestry, he said it will lead to major changesin the management of forest resources. Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan, who also addressed the convocation, asked the ...
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Getting people together for water conservation a challenge: Aamir Khan 22.4.2018 General News
Actor Aamir Khan has said that gathering people from villages to improve the water situation in Maharashtra was a huge challenge. Aamir's Paani Foundation aims to impart knowledge and bring about a change at the grassroots level in Maharashtra about water conservation and watershed management. "The biggest challenge is - people coming together. For example, water can only be stored in a pot which has no holes in it. Until human beings in a community, in the village, come together close (nothing can happen). "If there are cracks in the society, the water will seep through. You have to remove all the cracks and then come together and then you will grab water," Aamir said in an interview here. The 53-year-old actor added that the "biggest task is getting people together for this cause because society is fractured on many levels". "... Politically, there are five parties in each village, we have different castes in villages, you have land owners... Some do not have land, some people have .
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Ranbir, Deepika dazzled ramp of 'The Walk of Mijwan' 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor set the ramp on fire at "The Walk of Mijwan" on Thursday night flaunting the outfit designed by ace designer Manish Malhotra.
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Govt committed to preserve heritage buildings in state: Mamata 18.4.2018 General News
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government is committed to protect monuments and historical sites in the state. ?Today is International Day for Monuments and Sites. Our government is committed to the protection of monuments and historical sites,? Banerjee said in a Twitter post. "It is essential to preserve our heritage for our future generations," she added. Kolkata houses over 800 heritage buildings, which is among the highest in Indian cities, Kolkata Municipal Corporation officials said. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 had declared April 18 as the World Heritage Day.
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Gujarat Officials Booked For Fraudulently Availing Farm Subsidy 15.4.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Two government officials and four others have been booked for allegedly forging documents of farmers to withdraw almost Rs 1 crore under a government subsidy scheme to build farm ponds, police said.
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Lessons in indigo: Vietnam’s rich craft heritage 13.4.2018 Hindu: Travel
When India’s famous linen designer visited Sa Pa in Vietnam and returned with renewed love and big plans for the dark blue dye
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Relais & Châteaux announce April 10 as first charity day 10.4.2018 General News
Relais & Châteaux, the foremost association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs with more than 572 members across 66 countries, introduced the first Charity Day for the Indian Subcontinent today. Looking ahead, the regional delegation shall come together each year to commemorate 10th April as the day dedicated towards upholding the commitment to responsible tourism and giving back to the local community.Each member already, in their own way, has been helping the communities they are located in. Most of them are in remote locations and have been able to provide employment, sustain the local community and even help in infrastructure development, education and healthcare for the villages around them. Their initiatives are continuous and year-round for the local communities, and this particular day was chosen to put a spotlight on noteworthy causes, gather awareness and spread the spirit of giving and goodwill."As a testament of our unwavering pledge towards ...
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Relais & Châteaux announce April 10 as first charity day 10.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 10 (NewsVoir): Relais & Châteaux, the foremost association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs with more than 572 members across 66 countries, introduced the
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‘Go beyond the boundaries of buildings’: 60 minutes with Brinda Somaya 31.3.2018 Hindu: Health
From rebuilding an earthquake-ravaged village to collaborating on complex Mumbai high-rises, this architect has done it all
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Such a long journey, on stage 26.3.2018 Hindu: Home
On March 27, celebrated as World Theatre Day, well known theatre practitioners in Hyderabad debate on the diversity of themes, challenges in stage craft and niggles that need to be ironed out
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