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For a better tomorrow 20.8.2015 Deccan Herald - Supplements
In the recent 'Swachh Bharath' survey, Bengaluru was ranked as the seventh cleanest City in the country but most Bengalureans don't seem to agree with this as garbage dumps at every street corner play reminder to the harsh realities. Besides an overload of garbage, mismanaged traffic, poor public transport and lack of quality infrastructure continue to rankle the City. Now, with the BBMP elections scheduled to be held on August 22, citizens have raised a few pertinent questions that beg for answers and possibly definite solutions. It's not for nothing, says Meena, a coordinator with 'Saahas', that Bengaluru has earned the sobriquet of 'Garbage City'. She points out that the City is not free from solid waste due to the lack of decentralised waste management centres. She feels that right now, the only 'solution' seems to be dumping garbage on landfills, which is Mandur and Mavallipura, and this reflects the insensitivity of the urban-dwellers. However, Meena believes that looking at only garbage trucks as ...
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Work on JNPT SEZ to begin in four months 20.8.2015 TOI: Cities
Work on the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) special economic zone (SEZ) is expected to begin in four months as all approvals are in place. The Rs 4,000-crore JNPT SEZ, which will change the landscape of the Uran-Dronagiri stretch, is expected to be completed in two years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the project a year ago, under the Make in India ...
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Cheese It, It's the Man: Videos of Russia's Food Cops Go Viral 20.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Cheese It, It’s the Man: Videos of Russia’s Food Cops Go Viral

Russia’s food inspectors have leapt into action to enforce Vladimir Putin’s decree to destroy Western victuals eluding an embargo. The results: viral Internet videos of cheese raids, calamari incinerations and smashed frozen geese.

MOSCOW—The inspector arrived at a warehouse in the Russian coal-mining city of Kemerovo on a mission of highest priority to the Kremlin: To confiscate and destroy 93 pounds42 kilograms of forbidden Spanish calamari.

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Waste pickers, scrap dealers to get ID cards 20.8.2015 Hindu: Kochi
Waste pickers in the State may soon get identity cards, if a proposal by the Kerala Suchitwa Mission to integrate the unorganised workers into the solid waste management system turns a reality....
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As landfills overflow, source segregation gains ground 20.8.2015 TOI: Chennai
The Kodungaiyur and Perungudi dump yards have reached their capacity and the only solution, environmentalists say, is to localise waste ...
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NGT asks MP, CG and Rajasthan to seize and destruct PoP idols 19.8.2015 TOI: All Headlines
NGT asks MP, CG and Rajasthan to seize and destruct PoP idols
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NGT slams state for snail's pace in setting up new landfill site 19.8.2015 TOI: All Headlines
NGT slams state for snail's pace in setting up new landfill site
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Plastic bag ban is no sure bet for the environment 19.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
When the city council in Austin, Texas, passed a single-use plastic-shopping-bag ban in 2013, it assumed environmental benefits would follow. The calculation was reasonable enough: Fewer single-use bags in circulation would mean less waste at city ...
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JDS manifesto for BBMP election - 2015 18.8.2015 Citizen Matters

JDS promises to create a Bengaluru Waste Management Authority, wants to limit road widening and solve Bangalore's traffic problem with underpasses and skywalks.

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Congress aims to catapult city into list of Top 50 in the world - The Hindu 18.8.2015 Google News
Congress aims to catapult city into list of Top 50 in the world The Hindu ... the Bangalore City Corporation on April 17, 1962. It aims at strengthening the pre-eminence of the Bengaluru brand. It promises construction of three lakh houses for the poor, hardship allowance for contract pourakarmika workers and drinking water ...
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Congress Vision Document 'Old Wine in New Bottle' 18.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Real recyclers forgotten by 'Clean India' mission 17.8.2015 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The grey hill of Bhalswa, in the north of New Delhi, is first visible from the elevated platform of the final Metro station on the northern line. From that distance it looks like a natural feature, a sort of gloomy mess with black kites wheeling above it. Only when you get closer does it resolve into a hill of trash: compressed and decayed into crud at the base, but higher up, streaming with grey ribbons of polythene and pixellated with bright packaging. Looked at one way, it is a vision of the future: the endgame for India's consumption economy, which is producing waste at a rate we are nowhere near equipped to handle. Delhi alone throws out at least 7,000 metric tonnes of trash every day. The four landfills rising around the capital, of which Bhalswa is one, reach the height of 10-storey buildings. Soon after Narendra Modi was elected prime minister last year, he signaled that sanitation would be a priority - the priority - of his social programme. In October, Modi introduced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ...
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Morning Updates: Trump tells us why Trump is popular; MLB has a first 17.8.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
A vestige of the city still stands in the West End, Donald Trump lays out his appeal to the public, MLB gets its first openly gay player, and the rest of the news you need to ...
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'Maintain the momentum' 17.8.2015 Hindu: Home
The new BBMP Council needs to ensure that the head start Bengaluru has of a integrated sustainable approach to Solid Waste Management (SWM), recognised by Swach Bharath Abhiyan rankings, is seen t...
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Garbage still tops list of problems of ‘Swach’ Bengaluru 17.8.2015 Hindu: Home
Swachh tag notwithstanding, garbage tops list of problems of Bengalureans.
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Land fillip for MP's hospital 17.8.2015 The Telegraph : Jharkhand
Union minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha today said that the foundation stone for a proposed medical college and hospital in Hazaribagh town would be laid in a month or so, fulfilling the local MP's election promise that would go a long way to transform the healthcare system in the underdeveloped region.
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NGT slams state for failing to adhere to PoP idols guidelines 15.8.2015 TOI: All Headlines
NGT slams state for failing to adhere to PoP idols guidelines
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Nation Briefs 15.8.2015 Durango Herald
IS leader raped hostage, U.S. saysWASHINGTON – American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, according to accounts provided to U.S. intelligence officials.Mueller, whose death was reported in February, was held for a time by Islamic State...
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Numbat Task Force claims a victory in WA landfill site wrangle 14.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Campaigners win appeal over claim that feral cats attracted to the proposed tip, 160km south of Perth, could wreak havoc on highly endangered marsupials

A group of numbat enthusiasts in Western Australia have successfully appealed against a decision not to subject a planned landfill site to assessment by the Environmental Protection Authority by claiming that feral cats attracted to the tip could wreak havoc on the highly endangered marsupial.

The landfill site is proposed for 64 hectares between Cuballing and Narrogin, about 160km south of Perth. It would carry the waste of seven local governments, estimated to be about 7,000 tonnes a year for the next 60 years, and has been pitched as a way to consolidate the shires’ waste management needs.

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Utah police use DNA to ID man found shot 39 years ago 14.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police are reopening a cold case after DNA tests revealed the body of a young man found 39 years ago is a Colorado teenager who went missing.
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