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In Rockfort City, civic water managers are a relieved lot 23.5.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Summer showers and release of water from Mettur dam have eased pressure
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World Bank fails to reach an agreement with Pakistan on Indus Water dispute, Kishanganga project 23.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The World Bank has said it failed to arrive at an agreement with a visiting Pakistani delegation on a way forward to address Islamabad's concerns regarding the Indus Waters Treaty with India.
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No agreement with Pak on resolving Indus Waters dispute: World Bank 23.5.2018 General News
The World Bank has said it failed to arrive at an agreement with a visiting Pakistani delegation on a way forward to address Islamabad's concerns regarding the Indus Waters Treaty with India. Over two days Monday and yesterday -- a high-powered Pakistani delegation led by Attorney General, Ashtar Ausaf Ali, met with Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank Chief Executive Officer, and the regional management for South Asia. During the meetings, held at Pakistan's request to discuss issues regarding the Indus Waters Treaty and opportunities within the treaty to seek an amicable resolution, "several procedural options" for resolving the disagreement over the interpretation of the treaty's provisions were discussed, the bank said. "While an agreement on the way forward was not reached at the conclusion of the meetings, the World Bank will continue to work with both countries to resolve the issues in an amicable manner and in line with the treaty provisions," the Bank said in a statement at the .
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Now, Jaisalmer faces polluted water threat 23.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A few days ago, spill of molasses from a sugar factory in Punjab was disposed off in Beas River, which polluted the water and killed fish, snakes and other animals.  The contaminated water then reached Rajasthan through Indira Gandhi Canal and is expected to reach Jaisalmer via Ganganagar on Tuesday morning. While the administration is on an alert about the matter in Ganganagar and has stopped the water supply but neither the canal department nor the administration in Jaisalmer is aware about this danger. According to experts, water laden with chemicals can be poisonous, which can harm the residents as there is no awareness about the issue in Jaisalmer yet. The water running in the canal has become black, poisonous and is also extracting a foul smell due to thousands of dead cattle flowing with the water. The canal enters Jaisalmer through Nachana and from there, a different canal supplies drinking water to Jodhpur. After that, the canal reaches Mohangarh, from where the water is supplied to the cities ...
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Two sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water 23.5.2018 General News
A SpaceX rocket today blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth. "Three, two, one, liftoff!" said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:47 pm Pacific time (1947 GMT). The USD 521 million payload, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO), was successfully deployed into its planned orbit some 500 kilometers above the Earth about 10 minutes after liftoff. The mission picks up from GRACE, a satellite pair that launched in 2002 and tracked, among other things, precisely how much ice was lost each year in Greenland and Antarctica until 2017. Groundwater, oceans, lakes, rivers and ice sheets will be monitored by the twin satellites, a joint mission between the US space agency and German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). The pair will fly 220 kilometers apart, or about the distance from Los ..
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KCR sets target of June 2 for cheque distribution under Rythu Bandhu 23.5.2018 General News
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officers to ensure distribution of Rythu Bandu cheques and Pattadar passbooks to all eligible farmers by June 2.The Chief Minister also expressed displeasure over the delay in completion of the programme due to technical problems and asked the officials to overcome these issues by the time the new registration policy came into effect on June 2."In some places, cheques and passbooks could not be distributed due to non-linkage of Aadhaar of farmers. But it also came to my notice that a few revenue officials were being irresponsible. It was also observed that purification of land records was not properly completed in some other places," he said."At a time when the government has been doing a lot for the benefit of farmers with great commitment, it is unfortunate that some of officials are unable to discharge their duties in tune with the requirement. It is high time that they change and jump into the action on war footing," he
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Nine dead as protest against Sterlite turns violent in Tamil Nadu 23.5.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Ever since the project went on stream, the company has been facing problems as agitators claim that the factory is causing harm to its employees
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AAP to take pollution in rivers to green panel 23.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
‘Punjab pollution panel has failed to discharge its duty’
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Drinking water crisis looming large 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Water level in KRS has dropped to ‘below dead storage’ level
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Metrowater hikes tariff for tanker supply 23.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
6,000 KL tanker to be priced at ₹475 for domestic customers
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Keep off infected areas, say doctors 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
With the vacation season on, doctors have advised against visiting areas infected with the Nipah virus. Those already there should stick to drinking
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'It's a message for all protestors: If you join, you are dead' 22.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'They should have spoken to the Sterlite protestors when they were sitting in the villages. They should not have waited for them to come to Tuticorin.' What started off as a lone village grumbling about ground water pollution on Tuesday turned into a battlefield.What thus started off as a lone village grumbling about ground water pollution on Tuesday finally turned into a battle field.A Ganesh Nadar reports.
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Meet on Krishna rejuvenation calls for robust dialogue 22.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It is also decided to evolve river basin understanding individually and collectively
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Haryana Sarasvati Heritage Dev Board to sign 3 MoUs 22.5.2018 General News
The Haryana Sarasvati Heritage Development Board and the state's irrigation and water resources department will sign three MoUs tomorrow to investigate the palaeo-channel, and study hydrological and geomorphological aspects relating to the mythical Sarasvati river. The Haryana government constituted the Board for the rejuvenation of Sarasvati river, a HSHDB spokesman said today. He said an MoU will be signed between the Board and the Indian Space Research Organisation, Hyderabad. Another MoU will be signed between the Board and the Irrigation and Water Resources Department and National Institute of Hydrology. The third MoU will be signed between the Board and the Geological Survey of India, he said.
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SC to hear plea against NGT order on lead content in PVC pipes 22.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea challenging the National Green Tribunal's order by which it has put on hold its earlier direction mandating all the manufacturers of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes with lead content to carry a warning that their use was harmful to human health.
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Canal cleaning to shield Bangladeshis, Rohingya refugees from monsoons: UN 22.5.2018 General News
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) A major canal dredging and renovation project is underway to protect local residents and refugees in southern Bangladesh from impending monsoon floods, the United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday.
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Molasses leak: 'Recovery of ecosystem of Beas river will take few yrs' 22.5.2018 General News
The entire ecosystem of the Beas river, which has been effected due to molasses leakage, will take a few years to recover, Punjab Chief Wildlife Warden said today. Noting that the leak has caused massive damage to the aquatic life, he said the restoration of ecosystem does take time. "It is not that ecosystem in river will get restored in a few months with the kind of catastrophe we have witnessed. It is going to take a few years,"Chief Wildlife Warden Kuldip Kumar told PTI. A large number of fish were found dead in the Beas on May 17 after molasses from a sugar factory leaked into the river in Punjab's Beas town, about 40 km from Amritsar. As many as eight to ten varieties of fish including cat fish, common carp died because of low level of oxygen in the river. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is likely to hold a meeting with senior officials in connection with the incident on Friday. Meanwhile, the Wildlife Department is also monitoring the long term effect on the behaviour ..
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Taj Ambassador case: NDMC says 'examining' licence cancellation directions by DPCC 22.5.2018 General News
The NDMC is "examining" the directions issued by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to cancel the licence of hotel Vivanta by Taj-Ambassador Hotel in Lutyens' Delhi, after the DPCC found "certain violations" in the operating norms during a recent inspection, officials today said. A team of the DPCC had conducted an inspection at the posh hotel on May 9, days after three men had died of inhaling toxic gases after being trapped inside a sewage treatment plant (STP) of the prime commercial property. "During the inspection, we had found certain violations in the norms, which need to be adhered to retain the licence to operate. So, we have sent directions to the the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to cancel the licence of the hotel," a senior official of the DPCC said on condition of anonymity. Besides, it has also directed the civic body to disconnect the electricity and water supply, unless corrective measures are taken for fixing operation of their STP. A senior official of the ...
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Landowners protest NHAI’s proposed Ring Road project 22.5.2018 Hindu: News
The ₹700-crore work will connect Dindigul highway with Tiruchi highway
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Illegal settlements in Bellandur lake buffer zone cleared 22.5.2018 Hindu: News
The drive will continue on Wednesday, says BBMP
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