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No function, rally at Girgaum Chowpatty, says Bombay High Court 22.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Bombay High Court said on Thursday that: "Beaches are an essential part of the environment, and if a beach is polluted, it will violate fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, which mentions the right to live in a pollution-free environment." The HC observed this while restraining any public functions or rallies other than those approved to be held at the Girgaum Chowpatty. A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice PN Deshmukh said: "There are very few open spaces in this city for a common man to breathe fresh air. Moreover, it (Chowpatty) is a major tourist attraction. Article 51 (A) (G) makes it every citizen's duty to protect the beach. It cannot be damaged by holding functions and rallies." The state government held the 'Make In India Week', a two-day event, at the Chowpatty, in 2016, after being granted an ad-interim relief by the Supreme Court. A major fire had broken out during the event. As per the committee, three functions are permitted annually at the ...
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Waste management in Guwahati - the Indore formula 21.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Waste management in Guwahati - the Indore formula
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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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'Kejriwal's ambition, ego and greed have changed him' 19.6.2018 Rediff: News
Kapil Mishra was one of the closest aides of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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Dust storms kill 15 in UP; Delhi, NCR remain covered in haze 15.6.2018 Rediff: News
Authorities alerted people to avoid staying outdoors and L-G ordered to halt all civil construction activities across the city till Sunday.
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Air Quality still 'severely' polluted in Delhi 14.6.2018 DNA: Money
Dust enveloped the national Capital with the air quality remaining in the 'severe' category for the third consecutive day on Thursday. While the particulate matter (PM) units came to a few notches down from Wednesday, but the air quality index (AQI) was still within the severe mark at 431 units. PM 10 levels (coarser particles) levels at 8 pm stood at 1263 units, over 12 times the safe standards while PM 2.5 (one of the major pollutants in Delhi-NCR) levels at 265 units were three times the permissible limit, as recorded by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). After two days of spiked pollution levels, the Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal asked civic agencies to stop all civic construction work till June 17. The permissible limits of PM 10 and PM 2.5 levels are 100 units and 60 units, respectively. The dust particles remaining suspended in the air made the weather too hazy as well as lowering visibility even during the day. However, the air quality levels which deteriorated due to a dust storm ...
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Environmental emergency in Bellandur lake, not even 1 ml of clean water available, NGT informed 14.6.2018 DNA: Top News
 Indiscriminate discharge of untreated sewage into Bengaluru's Bellandur lake has resulted in an "environmental emergency", a committee has told the National Green Tribunal, adding that there is not even one millilitre of clean water in the lake. The NGT-mandated committee said the biggest lake of the beautiful city of Bengaluru had become the largest septic tank of the city due to "sheer callousness and indifference" of the authorities. "According to the material collected, the water holding capacity of Bellandur lake has rapidly shrunk due to indiscriminate dumping of construction and demolition waste, municipal solid waste and due to vast spread of hydrophyte and microphytes in the lake water. Hydrophytes are aquatic plants that grow in or near water and provides cover for fish and other aquatic organisms. "The commission during the inspection was shocked to notice a road that has been constructed on the Varthur lake by dumping construction and demolition waste under the garb of laying a pipeline," ...
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In the last 25 years, Antarctica's ice has melted to cover Uttar Pradesh at least three times over 14.6.2018 DNA: Money
The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study. In the last quarter century, the southern-most continent's ice sheet a key indicator of climate change melted into enough water to cover Uttar Pradesh nearly three times over to a depth of nearly 13 feet (4 metres), scientists calculated. All that water made global oceans rise about three-tenths of an inch (7.6 millimetres). From 1992 to 2011, Antarctica lost nearly 84 billion tons of ice a year (76 billion metric tons). From 2012 to 2017, the melt rate increased to more than 241 billion tons a year (219 billion metric tons), according to the study Wednesday in the journal Nature . "I think we should be worried. That doesn't mean we should be desperate," said University of California Irvine's Isabella Velicogna, one of 88 co-authors. "Things are happening. They are happening faster than we expected." Part of West Antarctica, ...
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Rajasthan: Deadly heat kills chinkara & laughing dove 14.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The reports of deaths of animals and birds in the state have emerged. In the Nosar village of Lohawat, hundreds of birds of a particular species known as laughing dove have died in past three days. On the other hand, 50 chinkara too lost their lives in the Bhadriya village of Jaisalmer due to getting stuck in the fencing. After the matter of the death of the birds came to light, a team of doctors of the Animal Husbandry Department reached Nosar village and collected the samples of the dead birds. The samples were then sent for research and the reason of the death will be revealed once the report is out. Although, the doctors are claiming that prima facie it looks that food poisoning could be the cause of the death of the birds. During the inspection, the team of doctors also collected samples of water from the nearby reservoirs and tubewells. Along with this, the medical team has asked the villagers to consult the physician immediately after complaints like fever or vomiting and diarrhea. Apart from this ...
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Delhi water is full of arsenic, fluoride: Report 13.6.2018 Sify Finance
[India], June 13 (NewsVoir): Water quality in Delhi is on alarming situation, as per a recent Lok Sabha secretariat reports east and northeast districts of Delhi are undergoing arsenic
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Concession Agreement Signed for development of sewage infrastructure through Hybrid Annuity based public-private partnership in Mathura 13.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari, presided over the signing of a tripartite Concession Agreement between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), UP Jal Nigam and Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd. for developing an Integrated Sewage Infrastructure for Mathura on the Hybrid Annuity-based PPP mode, in New Delhi today.
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Govt policy to check food adulteration in State soon 13.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Govt policy to check food adulteration in State soon
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Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals increasing global pollution: Greenpeace 7.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics - tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tyres - were detected in nine of 17 water samples collected off the Antarctic Peninsula by a Greenpeace vessel in early 2018, it said. And seven of nine snow samples taken on land in Antarctica found chemicals known as PFAs (polyfluorinated alkylated substances), which are used in industrial products and can harm wildlife. "We may think of the Antarctic as a remote and pristine wilderness," Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace's Protect the Antarctic campaign said in a statement about the findings. "But from pollution and climate change to industrial krill fishing, humanity's footprint is clear," she said. "These results show that even the most remote habitats of the Antarctic are contaminated with microplastic waste ...
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TN, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Maharashtra set to become plastic-free 5.6.2018 Rediff: News
The state governments expressed their resolve to end the menace as India played global host to 2018 World Environment Day celebrations with the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution".
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Text of PM’s address on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018 at VigyanBhawan (5th June 2018) 5.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
My Ministerial Colleagues Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Shri Manoj Sinha Executive Director, United Nations Environment Program Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Other Distinguished Dignitaries from India and Abroad Ladies and Gentlemen.
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Tamil Nadu to ban use of plastic items from 2019 5.6.2018 Rediff: News
The chief minister said non-biodegradable plastic products, mainly polythene covers affect the environment, impeding water flow.
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Select CITYWALK becomes first mall to pledge support towards reducing plastic straws 5.6.2018 Sify Finance
[India], June 5 (ANI-NewsVoir): India's most admired shopping centre Select CITYWALK, today demonstrated exemplary leadership by announcing their campaign to try and eliminate the use of plastic
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Does TN govt's decision to permanently close Sterlite hold water? 5.6.2018 Rediff: Business
When it closed close down the copper plant at Thoothukudi in 2013. Its orders were held illegal by the NGT on procedural grounds
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On World Environment Day, parched Shimla to witness muted celebrations 4.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Amid reports of worst water crisis that Shimla has ever seen, the Himchal capital is likely to witness muted celebrations to mark the World Environment Day on Tuesday.  People are getting water after three to four days for their home-based needs, though there are reports that the situation may have improved a bit.  Not many programmes have been scheduled even though Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur would attend a function at Sundernagar in Mandi district. Thakur would launch a tree plantation programme, inaugurate an exhibition on World Environment Day and also launch the Pollution Abating Plants Abhiyan (PAPA) at Sundernagar, officials said. Education minister Suresh Bharadwaj would participate in a function at the Ridge in which students and NGOs would take part. The reckless felling of trees, unplanned and illegal constructions have reduced the queen of hills to a concrete jungle and drying up of water sources have plunged Shimla into severe water crisis. People lining on streets for water tankers has ...
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World Environment Day Celebrations: Three-Day Campaign for Blue Flag Certification of One Blue Flag Beach in 13 Coastal States/UTs Kickstarted 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has embarked upon a programme for  Blue flag certification of one Blue Flag beach in each of the 13 coastal States /UTs under  the World Bank-assisted Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP).
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