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Meghalaya has miles to go 21.1.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, has turned 46. In all these years it has come a long way but the state is yet to achieve many things on several fronts. The Shillong Times spoke to people from all walks of life and sought their views on the state’s long journey and suggestions for its […]
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Basant Panchmi 21.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Basant Panchmi
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Rising Harike water level leaves farm land nearby inundated 21.1.2018 The Tribune
The farmers having agricultural land alongside rivers in and around Harike are in a trouble these days as they say the closing of gates of headworks has lead to a rise in the water level, submerging their fields. This flood-like situation has damaged the wheat, fodder and other crops of Gharka, Mundapind, Dhun, Chamba Kalan and others villages in Mand. Kharif crop too was damaged in the rainy season in the area for which compensation hadn’t been given to the affected farmers. Farmers said that as per the policy of the government, the canal water was being released in the Beas river. Whenever the gates of the Harike headworks are closed, water starts getting accumulated in nearby villages and destroys crops. Member of Parliament Sunil Jakhar, president, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, along with MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki visited the area around two months back  and assured the farmers of compensation. Pargat Singh, a farmer of Chamba Kalan, said farmers had been waiting for compensation for months, but ...
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Rapist to be hanged if victim 12 or below, promises CM 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, January 20 Following the recent spurt in cases of rape in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took a tough stand on crime against women today, announcing that a law would be enacted to hang those convicted of raping girls aged 12 years and below. The Madhya Pradesh Government had already taken this step. Khattar said they would approach the judiciary for setting up fast-track courts to deal with rape cases to ensure speedy justice to victims. “I am pained over rape incidents. Though the police are dealing with these cases, we have decided to bring in a legislation that those raping girls aged 12 years and below be hanged. We will approach the judiciary for speedy judgments in such cases,” he said. He was at the Karnal Sugar Mill to lay the foundation stone of a new cooperative sugar mill to replace the old mill, which had started operations in 1976-77. A new mill was the long-pending demand of sugarcane farmers of the region. A cost of Rs 225 crore would be incurred ...
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More than a whiff of fresh air 21.1.2018 Hindu: Open Page
A city-slicker finds some temporary relief amid the calm of village life
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Across the Paddy Fields 21.1.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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Kaleshwaram an amazing project: Governor 20.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Lauding CM for pursuing his dream, calls him ‘Kaleshwaram Chandrasekhar Rao’
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Kaleshwaram will transform TS: Governor 20.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
E.S.L. Narasimhan undertakes inspection and aerial survey for work related to the project
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Knowing the essence of Telangana in depth 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Archaeological and epigraphical roots of the region discussed at a seminar
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No poor should be excluded from subsidies due to Aadhaar: R Chandrasekhar 20.1.2018 All Economy & Policy Stories
Rajeev Chandrasekhar tells about representing Bengaluru, his views on Aadhaar, and issues that could dominate the assembly elections in Karnataka
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No dearth of rehab projects, yet states drag feet on spending DMF funds 20.1.2018 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Only Rs 22.6 bn spent out of total collection of Rs 137.5 bn, though there is no dearth of projects for the mining affected population
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GST Rates Cut 20.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
Just on the eve of Central Budget presentation on February 1 the 25th meeting of... more »
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Maharashtra: From February 1, bulk hike in water tariffs for domestic, agriculture & industries 20.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA) has hiked bulk water tariff rates
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Maharashtra govt hikes water tariff for agriculture, domestic and industrial sectors 20.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Bengaluru: Solar powered irrigation pumpset project launched 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: The Surya Raitha, a pilot project, is a win-win for both the government and farmers. For the government, the power subsidy burden will decrease, while the farmers will get quality power, besides having an alternative source of income by selling excess solar power, said Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar inaugurating the project at Harobele in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanagara district on Friday. Under the scheme, solar panels will be installed on farmers" land, which generate solar power to be used for irrigation pumpsets throughout the day without any power disruptions. The excess solar power generated can be diverted to the Bescom grid under the net metering concept and farmers will be paid as per the KERC-determined tariff. Shivakumar said, "It is an ambitious project and for the first time, such a project has been implemented in the country. Bescom has initiated the pilot project on F2 feeder for 310 IP sets. It is financed by a combination of farmer investment, state government ...
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Neer-athon: A run to save our water bodies 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: There"s a lot that rural visits and outreach programmes can do for college students. Organising a 10-km run towards water conservation is a result of that, said Prof. Kiran Jeevan, Staff Co-ordinator of Wildlife Awareness and Conservation Club (WACC) and PRO at St Joseph"s College. The student members of WACC at the college have joined hands with concerned citizens and like-minded organisations of the city to organise a "Neer-athon" in the city on January 21.  The event upholds the necessity to educate the youth on efficient ways to conserve and use water, equip them to salvage depleting lakes and drying basins. Supporting the initiative is Dr Ayyappa Masagi, popularily known as "Water Gandhi" for his noteworthy contribution of constructing more than 700 lakes, told Deccan Chronicle, "Such an initiative taking form student brains itself shows how the younger generations have thought for the environment.  When young minds are brought together ...
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Water charges to rise outside city 20.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Beer, cold drinks may be dearer now.
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Unauthorised construction of flats exposed 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 19 In yet another example of gross violations of building bylaws, unauthorised flats are being constructed at Ishar Nagar here. A complaint has also been made to the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Local Bodies Department, in this regard. A resident of Ishar Nagar, Kuldeep Singh Khaira, has alleged that the flats are being constructed on a large chunk of agricultural land in the area. He has claimed that no permission could be given by the Ludhiana MC as the land is adjoining only a single passage which is an old water channel and is owned by the Department of Irrigation, Punjab. “It is not possible that anybody can take up unauthorised construction of flats or carve out any unauthorised colony without active connivance of MC officials as the LMC has a big network of zone-wise building branch officials who keep a vigil on every nook and corner of mohallas in the city,” he has stated in the complaint. He has also demanded action against the MC officials under whose ...
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Haritha Keralam: From barren land to lustrous green 20.1.2018
Kollam: The Haritha Keralam  mission  has come as a boon to the farmers to turn their barren paddy lands  into fertile fields which will help the state attain  self-sufficiency in food production. The Thazhava panchayt in Karunagapally  has initiated an integral paddy development project to revive paddy cultivation in 1,000 acres of Thazhava –Thodiyoor–Vattakkayal padasekharam  at an estimated cost  of `70 lakh. The panchayat has taken on lease the fields owned by 100 individuals to implement the project and formed a padasekhara samithi  with  panchayat president S. Sreelatha as the president and Mr  K.K. Krishnakumar, a panchayat member, as convener. The panchayat  will also supply the paddy seeds and fertilisers   from its annual plan fund. The fields  that have  remained barren for over ten years are  part of the erstwhile Onattukara, a feudal state in medieval Travancore.  The area that was once famous ...
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State files interlocutory appeal before Mhadei tribunal 20.1.2018 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government on Friday filed an interlocutory application before the Mhadei Interstate Water Disputes Tribunal and has moved for circulation and urgent hearing preceding final arguments on the matter, following the violation of the court order by the Karnataka. The government in its interlocutory application has stated that the Mhadei ...
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