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HC confirms order to close down all sand quarries 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
Hits out at government for having failed to protect riverbeds; rules that regulating import of sand doesn’t fall under the State’s ambit
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HC Bench upholds order directing TN Govt to halt sand mining 19.1.2018 General News
The Madras High Court today upheld a single judge order directing authorities to stop sand mining in Tamil Nadu within six months. On November 29 last year, Justice R Mahadevan had directed the Tamil Nadu government to stop all sand mining and quarrying activities in the state within six months and not to open any new sand quarries. Dismissing appeals filed by Collectors of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts, a division bench comprising Justices K Kalyanasundaram and T Krishnavalli directed authorities to strictly comply with the single judge's order. The bench said the ban on sand mining would continue. Justice Mahadevan in his order had said that sand had been quarried beyond permitted level affecting the flow of water in rivers and impacting agriculture in the state. Besides ground water level had also dipped in several places due to mining of sand, he had said. The order was passed on a petition of M R M Ramaiya, a trader seeking a direction to the state
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Odisha seeks NCST intervention in Polavaram project row 19.1.2018 General News
Odisha government today sought intervention of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) in the Polavaram project row with Andhra Pradesh in which it said about 5,000 tribals of the state would be displaced, accoring to a CMO release here. The Odisha government sought NCST's intervention when its chairman Nand Kumar Sai met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the secretariat here and discussed the problems of tribals being displced due to several developmental projects, it said. During the meeting Patnaik said that at least 5,000 tribals living in Malkangiri district would be displaced due to the Polavaram project. Therefore NCST should immediately intervene as the interest of thousands of tribals is in danger, the release said. Earlier, Patnaik had in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought his intervention and demanded that the Polavaram project by Andhra Pradesh be stopped in the interest of the tribals. Odisha Chief Minister also drew Sai's attention ..
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Bellandur lake catches fire 19.1.2018 General News
A huge fire emanated from the highly polluted Bellandur lake, the biggest water body of the city, giving anxious moments to hundreds of residents living nearby. The locals noticed huge clouds of smoke billowing from the lake replete with sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris. The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said. Soon pictures and videos of the smoke and fire went viral even as various government agencies and Defence personnel doused the blaze, which also raised concerns about apathy of civic agencies towards a recurring problem in the lake. According to Defence officials, a strongcontingent of 5,000 army jawans of the ASC centre led by Major General N S Rajpurohit doused the fire in the lake. Spread over 1,000 acres near the infotech hub, the lake is highly contaminated receiving 60 per cent of the sewage generated in the city. The lake is in bad shape despite the National Green Tribunal pulling up the government and its .
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Improved Indo-US ties not property of one person, or party in either country: Consul 19.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The improved Indo-US relationship goes back many years and has seen multiple heads of state from different parties in both countries and the shared bond is no longer the property of one person, or party on either side, US Consul General for Mumbai Edgard Kagan said on Friday.
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Centre says 'status quo' with China unaltered at Doka La: Border dispute refuses to die down, five months after standoff 19.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The Congress asked the government to come clear on allegations about fresh Chinese troops build-up in the Doka La region
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Troops, cameras, radiation: China preps for North Korea crisis 19.1.2018 Zee News : World
China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis.
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China air pollution highly reduced due to serious measures taken in 2017, s... 19.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
China air pollution highly reduced due to serious measures taken in 2017, s...
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Reservoirs drying fast, state to start water cuts 19.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Gujarat government has decided to reduce water supply in cities, towns and villages soon, with the state staring at an imminent water crisis because of the fast-drying reservoirs of the Narmada dam. Of the 4.5 million acre feet (MAF) water allocated from the Narmada river for use in Gujarat, only 1 MAF remains as 3.5 MAF water has already been utilised for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes. Sixty-six per cent of its population is totally dependent on the Narmada water, Except South Gujarat, the entire state has been depending on the Naramada water, instead of local sources, for the past few years. The state government called an emergency meeting of ministers concerned and senior bureaucrats on Thursday to discuss the issue and decided to soon start water rationing. A senior bureaucrat said, "We are going to direct city and local authorities to impose water cuts in their areas. Cities such as Ahmedabad and Vadodara, which have other sources of water, will be directed to switch to their ...
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Gadkari, Kejriwal review Delhi's sewage treatment plants on Yamuna 19.1.2018 General News
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting to review the sewage treatment plants (STPs) on Yamuna River and discussed measures to make the water body free from pollutants."Along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, reviewed STPs of Delhi on the Yamuna, a tributary of Ganga supported by the Clean Ganga NMCG under the Namami Gange program," Gadkari tweeted."Had an excellent meeting with Gadkari Ji. Together, we have to work towards cleaning the Yamuna," added Kejriwal.Earlier in the month, water supply in most parts of the national capital was disrupted due to increased pollution in the Yamuna."Due to the increase in pollution, many areas, including North Delhi, Central Delhi, part of West Delhi, part of South Delhi, Delhi Cantt areas and NDMC areas, will remain affected and water supply will be available at low pressure," the Delhi Jal Board had said.Residents of Delhi faced a similar problem on first two days of the New Year due to a spike in industrial ..
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Fast reduction of air pollution in China in 2017: Govt 18.1.2018 General News
Air pollution levels in 338 Chinese cities, including Beijing, have plummeted last year due to series of measures taken by the government to improve air quality, the government said today. Tackling pollution has been listed as one of "the three tough battles" that China, the largest emitter, aims to win in the coming three years, according to the Central Economic Work Conference, an annual tone-setting economic meeting, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. China has been battling severe air pollution for a long time and has taken several measures to combat it. It has four-tier pollution warning system, red is the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue. The average density of Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 in 338 cities nationwide monitored by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) stood at 43 micrograms per cubic meter last year, falling 6.5 per cent year-on-year. For the period, the level of PM10 in the cities declined to 75 micrograms per cubic meter, .
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Goa invokes ESMA, prohibits proposed taxi strike tomorrow 18.1.2018 General News
The Goa government today invoked the Goa Essential Services Maintenance Act against taxi operators who have decided on go on strike tomorrow. "The Government of Goa in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by sub section (1) of Section 3 of the Goa Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1988 (Goa Act 20 of 1989) and being satisfied that in the public interest it is necessary, has prohibited strike in any form in all transport services for the carriage of passengers or goods by land or water in the state of Goa with immediate effect," read the notification issued by the government today. However, taxi operators said that they would go ahead with the strike as they had given a notice to the government a fortnight ago, as mandated by provisions of ESMA. "We had informed the state government in advance. There is no way that we would be withdrawing our strike. It would be peaceful," Vinayak Nanoskar, General Secretary of the North Goa Taxi Owners Association, said. Unions ...
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NGT orders inspection of areas around Nainital paper mill 18.1.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the inspection of areas around a paper mill in Nainital after a plea alleged the release of toxic liquid and solid waste into the reserve forest near it. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi ordered central and Uttarakhand pollution control boards to jointly inspect and collect soil and water samples from the areas around the Century Pulp and Paper mill and the adjacent Gaula river within a month. The green panel also directed the paper unit to install Mark II hand pumps at the villages of Bindukhatta and Shantipuri along the Paha drain in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand within two months. Mark II is a human-powered pump designed to lift water from a depth of fifty metres or less. "We direct Kamlesh Singh, scientist D from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), who has been the part of the joint inspection team to point out the locations for installation of hand pumps to the Century Pulp and Paper Mill
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Bengal’s rivers in a bad shape 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
17 of them have high levels of bacteria found mainly in human faeces, says study
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Resolve issues before taking up RDS modernisation, says A.P. 17.1.2018 Hindu: News
TS Irrigation Minister sought a meeting with his A.P. counterpart on the issue
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Fourteenth Meeting of the Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers held today Shri Nitin Gadkari calls upon states to cooperate with one another and with the centre to expedite projects for 17.1.2018 General News
Fourteenth Meeting of the Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers held today
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JK: Oppn walks out from assembly after speaker claims security 17.1.2018 General News
Opposition National and Congress members today staged a brief walkout from the assembly as MLAs, cutting across party lines, raised the issue of breach of privileges and protocol of speaker Kavinder Gupta and demanded government's intervention. National Conference and Congress MLAs walked out of the House for a few minutes after Gupta revealed how his security protocol was breached and was still waiting for a report from the authorities concerned. "We walked out in support of the speaker and for our rights," Congress legislature party leader Nawag Rigzin Jora said. Amid sloganeering against the government and in support of the speaker, the opposition took the decision after several members, including both from the PDP and BJP, speaking on the discussion of grants, raised the issue of breach of privileges and protocol by government officials and sought the intervention of the government. When independent MLA Pawan Gupta was speaking on the issue, the speaker intervened ..
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Goa taxis to be on strike on Jan 19, govt calls move illegal 17.1.2018 General News
Taxi operators in Goa will observe a strike on January 19 with unions claiming it has been called to protest the installation of speed governors in their vehicles as well as harassment by police and transport authorities. "Taxi operations at the airport, railway stations, bus stations and tourist spots would be severely affected. Not a single taxi will ply on January 19," said Vinayak Nanoskar, General Secretary, North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association. He added that taxi operators are not willing to install speed governors in their vehicles and alleged that a lobby within the state government is insisting on these governors at the behest of the company supplying it. Meanwhile Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has warned of stern action, including suspension of licences, against those resorting to violence during the strike. Transport minister Sudin Dhavalikar said the strike call by the taxi operators was illegal as the unions had not given the government a proper ..
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MDAVO decries likely inauguration of Mapithel dam, warns to oppose project 17.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MDAVO decries likely inauguration of Mapithel dam, warns to oppose project
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Farmers fear the worst asmonsoon plays truant 16.1.2018 Hindu: National
Prospect of failure looms over major crops in several districts
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