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HC seeks status report on illegal construction in Sukhna vicinity 21.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 20 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state of Punjab to file a status report on illegal construction in Kansal village. A status report has also been called on the flow of dirty water into the Sukhna from Kaimbwala. The bench also directed the UT Administration to file a status report on progress of work being carried out to set up a sewage treatment plant (STP) at Kishangarh. Haryana and the UT were further asked to file reports on water flowing into the lake from Haryana side. The bench also directed the Chandigarh Administration to file response to the suggestions given by the amicus curiae, Tanu Bedi, on the problem of stray dogs. The Division Bench comprising Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal also directed the Administration to respond to other suggestions submitted by Bedi. As the case came up for hearing, the Chandigarh Administration and the state of Haryana filed status reports on the proposed STP. The bench ...
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Flamingo Fest will have to wait for four years 21.2.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Govt likely to allow import of sand for construction activity 21.2.2018 The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa’s construction industry could soon be permitted to purchase sand from overseas with the department of mines showing its readiness to accept the Union government’s recommendation to the coastal states to import sand for local requirement. A senior official from the department said that rules for importing sand will be included ...

The post Govt likely to allow import of sand for construction activity appeared first on The Navhind Times.

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Water woes: Sunam MLA to start fast 21.2.2018 The Tribune

Sangrur, February 20

AAP co-convener and MLA Aman Arora today announced to start a hunger strike within the next two or three days to protest water shortage even during the winter season in Sunam city. He accused officers of deliberately delaying the repair of a faulty tubewell and other efforts needed to improve the water supply.

Executive Officer (EO) of the Nagar Council Sunam Rakesh Kumar confirmed that a tubewell had been out of order and said they were trying to ensure its immediate repair. — TNS

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Pamphlet claims poison in reservoir, alert in Muktsar 21.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, February 20 The district administration today issued an alert after anonymous pamphlets claiming that poison has been mixed in the reservoir of the local waterworks were recovered. The reservoir is located in the complex, which has been already declared restricted. Besides, the residences of District and Sessions Judge and Deputy Commissioner are also located in the complex. The Water Supply and Sanitation authorities lifted water samples from the reservoir and the potable water supply has been stopped till further orders. The pamphlet, written in Punjabi, said poison had been mixed in the water tank and it would be done every week. It further stated, “We, low-caste people, were not allowed to enter the park in the waterworks complex, thus water has been poisoned. We had even warned former XEN Amrik Singh not to divide people on caste basis.” RK Gupta, Executive Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Muktsar, said, “A shopkeeper came to my office yesterday and ...
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Jhelum continues its low run 21.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, February 20 The Jhelum is facing an acute shortage of water for the fifth consecutive month as it continues to flow below the gauge’s zero-point amid a lingering dry spell. The water level of the river was recorded at 0.21 feet below the zero-point at Sangam in south Kashmir today, an official of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department said. The river is flowing below the zero-point at Sangam since October 5 last year when its level dropped into negative and marked the beginning of one of the longest low runs of the river in its recent history. The water level continued to recede further as Kashmir region struggled with dry weather conditions and lack of precipitation. The Jhelum touched a new low of -0.75 feet at Sangam from November 1 to 16. The Irrigation and Flood Control Department, which provided the details, has been maintaining a daily record of the river’s water level since 1955 and the recent dip in the Jhelum was the lowest in six decades, an official ...
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‘Master Plan prepared to tackle water supply shortfall’ 21.2.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Minister for Water Resources Vinoda Paliencar on Tuesday said that the government has prepared a Master Plan for the state, covering 75 per cent of its area, and involving four major rivers namely Mhadei, Zuari, Talpona and Galgibaga, with an objective to ease the shortage of water supply in Goa. Paliencar, ...

The post ‘Master Plan prepared to tackle water supply shortfall’ appeared first on The Navhind Times.

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It’s high time govt declared wild boars as vermin: Rane 21.2.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Senior Congress MLA Pratapsingh Rane on Tuesday demanded that the government should declare wild boars as vermin as they were routinely destroying agricultural cultivation. Participating in a discussion on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address, Rane said that wild boars have been destroying crops for last many years due ...

The post It’s high time govt declared wild boars as vermin: Rane appeared first on The Navhind Times.

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Manpreet announces Rs 22 crore for civic works 21.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, February 19 Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today instructed Municipal Commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal to conduct a probe into the working of Triveni Engineer and Construction company, which has been given the Rs 288 crore water supply and sewerage project in the city. Manpreet said they were getting complaints regarding water supply and sewerage and reports about the working of Triveni company. He told the Municipal Commissioner that if Triveni was not working properly then he should search for other options. Manpreet Badal today held a meeting with residents of Ward Number 1 and officials at the Lake View guest house. He announced to give Rs 22 crore for various developmental works in the area, which include water supply, sewerage pipes, sewerage treatment plant and others. In the meeting, officials of various departments, including Municipal Commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal, XEN Sandeep Gupta, XEN Davinder Jaura, sewerage board XEN Ashwani Kumar, water supply SDO Ravi ...
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Activists hail PPCB decision to reward whistle-blowers 21.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 20 Environmental activists have hailed the decision of the Punjab Pollution Control Board to award whistleblowers with cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, who would report the release of effluents from factories into the borewells. The board has also announced that the identity of the informer in these cases would also be kept secret. Dr Amandeep Singh Bains said there should be no water harvesting system in industries because the chances of misuse were higher. He said, “Anyone who sees discharge of effluents should report it. A handful of industrialists and colonisers could be putting life of 50 lakh people in grave danger.” Col Jasjit Gill from Let’s Clean Ludhiana Foundation said report related to such matters kept coming. It is a step in the right direction by the pollution board. President CICU Upkar Singh Ahuja said, “We have been promoting use of green manufacturing and green energy. Every industry must adopt green practices for a sustainable ...
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Peechi Dam, An occasional gateway place 21.2.2018
Standing at a height of 26 feet across River Manali, Peechi Dam is a popular tourist attraction 23 km away from the city of Thrissur. Peechi Dam, which spans across an area of 3,200 acres, is famous for its alluring surroundings that catch the eye immediately. It is the right place where one can succumb to nature. The main motive behind the construction of an earthen dam was to generate hydroelectricity and supply water for irrigation and other domestic purposes. At present, it is a famous attraction and is visited by tourists on a large scale. The reservoir created by this dam is a navigable water body and tourists can enjoy boating and swimming. Close to the dam, Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is located and it is another major tourist attraction in the region. There is a children's play area and a well-maintained garden adjacent to the dam. The place is an ideal family vacation spot suitable for regular evening stroll. Tourists can visit Peechi Dam throughout the year. This dam never fails to lure ...
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24×7 supply to farm sector takes peak load beyond 9,800 mw 21.2.2018 Hindu: Cities

The demand for power has reached a new peak when the maximum unrestricted load on the system clocked over 9,800 mw in Telangana on Monday and Tuesday. The consumption of energy also scaled a new hi

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Affordable homes to be sustainable too, says govt. 21.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
State to include green policy in Housing For All initiative
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U.S., U.K., French CEOs urge CM to improve mobility 21.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Fadnavis invites them to set up hotels, water treatment plants
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Centre for single tribunal to deal with water rows 21.2.2018
Hyderabad: In order to end the delays and huge expenditure in-curred by individual river-wise tribunals, the Union government is going to introduce a bill in the current Budget Session of Parliament for constitution of a single permanent tribunal to deal with all inter-state river water disputes in the country.  This was stated by Union minister of state for water resources Arjun Ram Me-ghwal at the conference of Southern Indian Irrigati-on ministers and officials here on Tuesday. However, even as the Union minister was talking about a si-ngle water disputes tribunal, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the constitution of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal on the request of the Odisha state government.  Mr Meghwal pointed out the undue delay and expenditure incurred in constituting river-wise tribunals. He suggested that state governments settle water disputes through di-alogue among themselves, outside the purview of tribunals and courts. Inter-state water disputes often hold up ...
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Kalaburagi student honoured with Junior Scientist Award 21.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

Praveen Kumar V., a geology student from Central University of Karnataka (CUK), Kalaburagi, has been honoured with the Junior Scientist Award of 2017 for his research on the earth and the environme

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River interlinking will soon be a reality, says Gadkari 21.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Foundation stones laid for five National Highway improvement works covering 177 km
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More emphasis on water conservation 21.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

Asserting that his Ministry was laying more emphasis on conserving water, Union Minister for River Development, Water Resources and Surface Transport, Nitin Gadkari said that a new project ‘Atal Bh

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‘Mega seed park at Thangadancha soon’ 21.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Somireddy says it is likely to attract investment from reputed companies
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Such incidents must not recur, state Congress in-charge tells Siddaramaiah 20.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Even as the Congress is yet to recover from the episode involving the son of Shanthinagar legislator N A Haris, it received another jolt on Tuesday with a video showing a party worker running amok inside a government office going viral. The video showing party worker S Narayanaswamy spewing what looked like petrol at a BBMP office in KR Puram, with threats to set it afire, was widely aired by news channels. Narayanaswamy was formerly president of the partys KR Puram unit and is a member of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara ordered his suspension. Expelled for six years He is the second party worker to be shown the door in three days after Bengaluru City Youth Congress general secretary Mohammed Haris Nalapad was expelled for six years. Nalapad has been booked for assaulting a diner named L Vidwath at a city restaurant. Apparently, AICC general secretary in charge of Karnataka K C Venugopal got in touch with Chief ...
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