User: aseem Topic: Water
Category: Water_Contamination
Last updated: Jul 25 2017 11:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Safe drinking water a myth 25.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Safe drinking water a myth
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Kurien asks govt to take up ‘substandard food’ served on trains 25.7.2017 TOI: India
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SPEAK UP: Kanwar yatra is turning into a chaotic affair, say residents 24.7.2017 DNA: India
A group of saffron clad men, dancing to the tune of remixed Bollywood numbers being played at high decibels even past midnight, have drawn the ire of people who consider it to be noise pollution in the name of religious processions. This common sight every night, which starts from the month of July, is the Kanwar season. It ends up creating a nuisance for commuters as well as residents who face the brunt of the caravans of the ‘Kanwariyas’ (people who carry ganga jal or holy water from the Ganges). The Kanwar season, which begins every year from July, creates a nightmare for many residents living in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). The processions, which take place in the name of Lord Shiva, ultimately turns out to be a kind of noise pollution with loud speakers playing songs like Jab bhi koi ladki dekhuon, mera dil deewana bole, bole bole bole. Delhi Police officials revealed that they do not maintain a data of religious noise pollution complaints. “If the police is informed about ...
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Eviction on road along Deepor Beel ordered 21.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Eviction on road along Deepor Beel ordered
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Flint water crisis whistle-blowers win MIT Media Lab's 'Disobedience Award' 21.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-POLITICS/DISOBEDIENCE (PIX):Flint water crisis whistle-blowers win MIT Media Lab's 'Disobedience Award'
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For Pakistan, China's huge energy investments may have serious political costs 18.7.2017 Sify Finance
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SC stays Bombay high court order on Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers 17.7.2017 TOI: Cities
The Bombay high court order staying a 2015 National Green Tribunal (NGT) order for the restoration of the Ulhas river has been stayed by the Supreme Court.
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Odisha govt swings into action to clean Puri Beach; sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik ends fast 15.7.2017 DNA: India
Globally acclaimed sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik ended his sit-in today as Bankimuhan in Puri was cleaned and steps were taken by Odisha government for long-term solution to pollution in the area. "I am very happy that Bankimuhan beach has been cleaned and the government has also floated a tender for waste treatment plant for a long-term solution to pollution in the area," Pattnaik said ending his agitation this evening. Expressing happiness over the steps taken by the administration, Pattnaik said he was happy that his efforts yielded results since the government swung into action and initiated steps to clean the "highly polluted" beach. The tender floated for proper treatment of the waste water would go a long way in preventing pollution at Bankimuhan. "I would like thank the concerned authorities for their efforts to clean the beach," he said. Pattnaik said that he had decided to launch the agitation after his requests to Odisha government for taking concrete measures to save the area from pollution ...
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Contaminated fuel forces planes to return 15.7.2017 TOI: Home
Soon after they were airborne, the pilots got a fuel warning forcing their return to Kolkata. Puzzled, as the warning had come after fuelling, the airline got the fuel tanks emptied. The drained out aviation turbine fuel (was checked and was found to have water contamination
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Not playing dirty tricks in Mahadayi case, Karnataka tells Goa 14.7.2017 TOI: India
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Agitating sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik hospitalized 13.7.2017 TOI: India
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, who was on a dharna on the Puri beach in protest against pollution and poor upkeep of the shore, was hospitalised on Thursday after he complained of breathing problem.
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President of India inaugurates ‘Ashiana Annexe’ in Dehradun 10.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the ‘Ashiana Annexe’ in Dehradun, Uttarakhand today (July 10, 2017) which comprises of twelve low cost dwelling units constructed to accommodate officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan during Presidential visits to the Retreat at ‘Ashiana’.
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In China's murky waters, global sewage firms seek rewards 9.7.2017 Sify Finance
By David Stanway
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Video: Animal waste & sewage trigger frothing of lake 2.7.2017 TOI: Cities
Indiscriminate dumping of animal waste coupled with the uncontrolled passage of sewerage into the Ramakrishnapuram Lake (RK Puram Lake) resulted in the foaming, revealed preliminary investigations carried out by officials of the Telangana State Pollution Control Board (PCB).
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Factory flouting safety norms: AASU 2.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Factory flouting safety norms: AASU
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NDA has put fear of God in social movements: Jairam Ramesh 2.7.2017 DNA: India
What prompted you to delve into this subject? When I was environment minister, I was informed about Indira Gandhi's contribution to preserving the environment. It has left a lasting impression on my mind. Whether it was forest conservation, wildlife protection, water pollution and air pollution control, or the establishment of the Central Pollution Control Board or the environment ministry itself, her contribution has been immense. This is the centenary year of her birth, so it was the right time to recall and reflect on her life. There have been many biographies chronicling the life of Indira Gandhi, but nobody has focused on her as an individual. She always considered herself to be Nature's Child. I was convinced that an offbeat biography would be a good idea. What is quite evident from the book is, much of Indira Gandhi's knowledge of grassroots environmental issues came from a select group of people. Comment. She depended on a few selected friends — Salim Ali, Billy Arjan Singh, Duleep Matthai, and ...
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Levels of arsenic, lead in city drinking water very high: study 28.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
Levels of arsenic, lead in city drinking water very high: study
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‘Information Technology must be embedded into Pollution Control Regime; need to clear the Pollution of Corruption from the system’: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 27.6.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has made a strong pitch for embedding Information Technology into pollution control regime to enhance transparency and efficiency in efforts to contain and mitigate pollution.
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Greens raise red flag over move to give EC power to local bodies 27.6.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Environmentalists have raised the red flag over chief minister Vijay Rupani’s recent announcement to decentralise Environmental Clearance for construction projects. Till now, environment clearance was handled by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), which is an expert body. However, local bodies will now have the power to issue environment clearance.  The state government made the announcement after the central government, in June 2016, decided to decentralise this power in a bid to give a boost to affordable housing projects.  Currently, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) gives Building Use (BU) permission. Town and estate department officers issue BU certificates after an inspection of site where parameters like fire safety, lift services and tree plantation are taken into consideration.  However, after being entrusted with the power to issue EC, environmentalists fear rules will be thrown to the wind. Environmentalist Mahesh Pandya from Paryavaran Mitra, who believes the move spells ...
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Wallpaper fungus can lead to all building occupants falling sick 24.6.2017 DNA: Health
The situation is called sick building syndrome
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