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Why don't parks usetreated water, bbmp? 25.4.2019
Rainwater harvesting plants for individual homes, mandatory STPs and compost plants in apartment complexes - BBMP excels at telling people what to do. Rarely does it follow its own advice, though. The city"s parks are drying up, a normal occurence this time of year but BBMP has done little to find a permanent solution. Instead of following its own rules and setting up rainwater harvesting or sewage treatment plants, BBMP buys water from private tankers to water its parks! And it"s a drain on taxpayer money. Has BBMP actually managed to find a solution that is worse than the problem, asks Aknisree Karthik Fortunately for Bengaluru, it has not entirely lost its Garden City reputation thanks to the many parks that still dot it. Besides the famous Cubbon Park and Lalbagh that provide huge lung spaces in a city that is fast turning into a concrete jungle, most localities have their own parks, where people can enjoy their walks and breathe in some fresh air. But on the other hand, while the city is ...
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PHE water plant found poisoned, narrow escape for 3000 villagers in Cachar 24.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
PHE water plant found poisoned, narrow escape for 3000 villagers in Cachar
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Human influence responsible for the extinction of one million species 24.4.2019
Washington: Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. The accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves – to name but a few of the dwindling services rendered by Nature, poses no less of a threat than climate change, says the report, set to be unveiled May 6. Indeed, biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers, which distills a 1,800-page UN assessment of scientific literature on the state of Nature. Delegates from 130 nations meeting in Paris from April 29 will vet the executive summary line-by-line. Wording may change, but figures lifted from the underlying report cannot be altered. "We need to recognise that climate change and loss of Nature are ...
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Children's book puts focus on manual scavenging 24.4.2019
Chennai: Ahead of World Book Day, on Monday, there was no dearth of energy in the auditorium of the Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan in Chennai. School goers were brimming with willpower to put an end to a social menace as they threw some pertinent questions at author C.G. Salamander and co-author cum illustrator Samidha Gunjal at the launch of their book Puu, a book bringing into public discourse, the practice of manual scavenging and caste-based discrimination. Manual scavenging and the threats, hazards and stigma attached to it need complete eradication. The creators envisioned putting across the complex topic through a children"s book. Salamander and Samidha had an experiment to execute: the illustrations are such that what meets the eye and the message they want you to conceive are in stark contrast. Visuals are believed to make internalization easy, but this book has a twist. The duo give an instance. The word Puu in English denotes excreta and in Tamil, flowers. In the book, a picture of ...
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Dorbar, KSU organise cleaning drive to save Wah Umiew 23.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: As part of Earth Day Celebrations, the KSU Smit Circle in collaboration with the Dorbar Shnong Smit organised a cleaning drive of Wah Umiew. The Wah Umiew is the lifeline of Smit and the adjoining villages and the move has been appreciated since the river flows into Mawphlang dam and in turn the dam […]
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Clean Wah Umiew drive launched on Earth Day 22.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: As part of Earth Day celebrations, the KSU Smit Circle in collaboration with the Dorbar Shnong Smit organised a cleaning drive of Wah Umiew. The Wah Umiew is the lifeline of Smit and the adjoining villages and the move has been appreciated since the river flows into Mawphlang dam that supplies water to the […]
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Algae cure for water acidity in JH on anvil 21.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Algae treatment is being contemplated to improve the water quality in East Jaintia Hills afflicted by acid mine drainage. A report was submitted to the NGT-appointed Katoki panel by the Chief Executive Officer of Triniti Impacts International, Chennai, on the screening and feasibility of treatment of water samples from Lad Rymbai, Sutnga and Moowakhu, […]
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Reliance says not violating US sanctions on Venezuela, bought oil with knowledge of US authorities 21.4.2019 PTI: All news
Reliance says not violating US sanctions on Venezuela, bought oil with knowledge of US authorities
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A film with backdrop of palm leaf manuscript 20.4.2019

Kallathanam, directed by Dhandapani, a short filmmaker who is making his debut in the silver screen, is a film revolving around a treasure hunt. The clues to get the fortune are inscribed on palm leaf manuscripts. Debutant Yugan plays the lead hero and Swapna from Malayalam and Nagina are the female leads. A bunch of Koothu-p-pattarai talents have also been roped in.

“The hero who holds a degree in agriculture helps the farmers in his village in improving farming.  He is at loggerheads with the villain who is into illegal sand mining. What happens when the baddie comes to know of the palm leaf manuscripts, where the secret hideouts of a treasure of gold and diamonds buried in the hero’s house, forms the crux.  It is a commercial movie with a message as well.”

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Rahul Gandhi, Kumaraswamy are 'jokers', says BJP's Basavaraj Bommai 19.4.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Bommai further alleged that the Lingayat issue was used by the Congress party just like 'divide and rule policy' of the British.
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Reduce arsenic in rice with parboiling 18.4.2019
Washington: While rice is a highly consumed food in many parts of the world, the arsenic in rice might pose greater problems. A new study has devised a new way to reduce inorganic arsenic in rice. The following study was published in the Journal "Environmental Science & Technology". As per the statistics from the International Rice Research Institute, Bangladesh consumes the highest amount of rice in the world, thus, placing them at heightened exposure to inorganic arsenic, a toxic substance that can enter rice from the soil of flooded paddies. The new study aims at modifying processing methods at the traditional, small scale parboiling plants to reduce the amount of arsenic. This method also adds the calcium content of the rice, according to the researchers. After harvest, most of the rice is parboiled, a process that involves soaking rice (with husk) in water and then boiling, followed by some other steps to produce polished white rice. The researchers tested this new method in 13 ...
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Goa will be turned into a model state: Gadkari 18.4.2019 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Mapusa Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said that Goa will be turned into a model state in the country free from water and air pollution, as it was the dream of former chief minister late Manohar Parrikar and former deputy chief minister late Francis D’Souza. Addressing a public meeting ...
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River nationalisation a lingering fear in Assolna 17.4.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Assolna: While the Lok Sabha elections are inching closer, traditional fishermen of Assolna are in fear of losing their livelihood if river nationalisation project becomes a reality. The village is situated on the banks of river Sal with hundreds of villagers directly connected with fishing or allied activities. However, the government’s move of signing an ...
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Nature-blessed Neturlim yet to catch up 17.4.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
SAMIR BHAT | NT Curchorem: Gifted by nature’s bounty, Neturlim village of Sanguem taluka is waiting to see more development from tourism point of view that can elevate it to touristic prominence not only in India but world over. The village has two waterfalls-Mainapi and Savari to boast of, so also a mysterious tank known ...
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Seychelles President’s underwater speech 15.4.2019 World News – The Navhind Times
Desroches Island (Seychelles): In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean’s surface, the Seychelles president on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the “beating blue heart of our planet.” President Danny Faure’s call for action, the first-ever live speech from an underwater submersible, came from one of the many island ...
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Scenic Gaondongrem village lagging in development  15.4.2019 The Navhind Times
B D’COSTA | NT Canacona: Gaondongrem, a village about 20 kms from the commercial town of Canacona is famous all over Goa for the chillies grown. However, the village is equally well-known for the hardships the villagers face even though the residents are amongst the first inhabitants of Goa.  This undeveloped village with a population ...
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Flood kills 8 in Pak, six children missing 14.4.2019 The Shillong Times
Peshawar: At least eight persons, including two children, were killed in a flash flood in northwest Pakistan, officials said. The incident happened when a vehicle carrying them was heading to a wedding party and it drowned in Wana tehsil of South Waziristan District bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, according to district administration officials. Six children remain […]
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Modi promises separate Ministry for “Jal Shakti” 13.4.2019 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Ramanathapuram/Theni Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said there will be a separate ministry for “Jal Shakthi” after his government once again assumes office after this Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a public meeting here, he said after May 23, when the Modi government will once again assume office, there will be a separate Ministry […]
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NGT seeks report on illegal coal transportation 13.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The NGT panel headed by retired Judge BP Katoki has sought a report from the state government on the series of cases of trucks carrying coal in violation to the ban on coal mining. Source said the NGT panel was annoyed over several reported cases of transportation of coal in trucks. Some coal-laden trucks […]
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Cabbages & Kings: Why are India's airports so strict? 13.4.2019
Tying them round the necks Of stray dogs. A pretence That they are owned and not To be shot In the cull." From Pashta Ka Nashta by Bachchoo When I first left for Britain from Bombay (not yet rechristened) airport in the mid-1960s, my first trip abroad, a throng of family and friends gathered to see me off. They came right up to the departure gates after I had checked in my single suitcase, carried to the check-in desk by friends who wanted to make a gesture of friendship. There were no security checks at the time as the terror of maniacs blowing up planes hadn"t set in, so the dozen or so of the farewell party waved me through the gate behind which my passport was checked and I went my trepid way to the gate. That was then. The airport was not a great architectural treasure as are the airports of Mumbai and Bengaluru today, both of which I have arrived and left at in the last few weeks. Grand and imposing though they are, the procedures within are a bit of a puzzle. Two people in khaki ...
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