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Swachh Bharat: Maharashtra constructs most toilets; BJP-ruled states shine 21.1.2018 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
The Centre is focusing on construction of toilets to make the cities open defecation free by 2019
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Focus on eliminating Pak terror safe havens 21.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Focus on eliminating Pak terror safe havens
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Star rating for garbage-free cities launched 21.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Star rating for garbage-free cities launched
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WATCH | Australian Open: Roger Federer and the art of managing 'problematic' press conferences 21.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Maria Sharapova once used a pithy obscenity to describe them, Nick Kyrgios says he hates them, but every professional tennis player, when requested, has to do them. The post-match press conference can be the bane of a player's life, especially when they have lost, but while Sharapova and Kyrgios would rather be anywhere else, Roger Federer has found a way to use them to his advantage. The 19-times grand slam champion, who will face the media every other day as long as remains in the Australian Open, has long used the obligatory interaction to process his matches. "Sometimes that's why sometimes my coaches are also watching the press conference, because they feel they also get some insight, some information of how I felt," Federer told reporters on Saturday. "I can replay the match also maybe again through my head. That's why sometimes I take enjoyment out of doing the press conference."   Paul Annacone, Federer's coach from 2010 until 2013, said the Swiss is almost unique in the way he deals with the ...
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WATCH | Premier League: Sergio Aguero hat-trick guides Manchester City past Newcastle United 21.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
It was back to thrilling business as usual for Manchester City on Saturday as Sergio Aguero's hat-trick helped the Premier League leaders to a 3-1 victory over abject Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola demanded a response from his table-toppers following the 4-3 loss to Liverpool last Sunday that ended their unbeaten start to the league season. The City manager got just that as the hosts dominated, despite Newcastle making it interesting for a while in the second half thanks to Jacob Murphy's fine finish.   The city is again 12 points clear of second-placed Manchester United thanks to a ruthless performance capped by the brilliant Aguero, their all-time leading scorer, whose 11th hat-trick for the club took his tally for the season to 22 goals. Newcastle's supporters must look at City and wonder how close they are to getting their own rich new owners after a week in which a potential takeover of the club by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley was branded "frustrating and a complete ...
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Avoid court boycott, Judge tells advocates 21.1.2018 Hindu: News
“We must realise that we are just agents of our litigants”
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Focus on eliminating terror safe havens in Pak: India to UNSC 21.1.2018 PTI: All news
Focus on eliminating terror safe havens in Pak: India to UNSC
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AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu hopeful of more investments from Davos 21.1.2018
Vijayawada: The Chief Minister"s Davos visit is aimed at bringing in more investments in five prominent sectors. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed the hope that this visit would support Andhra Pradesh a lot in the form of new investments in the happening sectors, and also help the growth of the industrial sector in AP. The CM will be attending five key meetings, and also one-on-one meetings with global CEOs. In fact, Mr Naidu met SUEZ environment CEO Marie-Ange Debon during his to Davos last year. He proposed possible collaboration in the areas of water treatment and waste to energy projects.  Zurich State government office for economy and labour general manager Bruno Sauter had then said that a sister-state relation between Andhra Pradesh and Zurich State could be worked out. An agreement in accordance to that promise is expected to be signed between AP and Zurich, during Mr Naidu"s visit.  WEF Global Universities Leadership Forum chairman ...
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French experts to take part in Smart City workshop 21.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Boulevard comprising the French and Tamil town to get a makeover
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Kozhikode: Now, migrant labour pass on health risks 21.1.2018
KOZHIKODE: The migrant screening team (MST) of the health department has found several people with symptoms of leprosy, filariasis, malaria and fever in the district.  During last six weeks of their inspection, they detected 70 cases of filariasis. Adding to the woe is the highest number of leprosy, malaria and fever cases. In just one inspection in Thazhakudi Panchayath, they found 45 suspected cases of Malaria, of which 27 were confirmed during the last three months.  "An estimated 35,515 inter-state migrant workers are living in different parts of the district, and we have already conducted raids in 774 camps," district medical officer Dr V. Jayasree told DC. "Of this, 314 were in pathetic condition, where we have traced out the presence of epidemics and other communicable diseases. We are yet to get details of many other panchayats and municipalities. We'll make a plan on their living and health conditions based on this. The MST functions during night ...
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Businessmen as Messiahs 21.1.2018 DNA: India
The jurisprudence used by Supreme Court in dealing with Padmaavat, a completely commercial venture is an interesting subject to explore; as protection under concept of freedom of expression should typically be reserved for expressions with implied intent of greater good and not for individuals using the expression to make money. The application of this novel jurisprudence by SC is obviously rooted in changing social perception towards making money so it needs debate. But, the specific issue now is too emotive to try reasoning with, so I would transcend it by a level and look at a new phenomenon, i.e. emergence of businessmen messiahs enjoying popularity as do-gooders in public perception. As we turn blind towards the simple fact that every business venture shall have a selfish intent, flamboyant businessmen are becoming social heroes. And the one name that shines like a quasar in the stellar list containing the likes of Zuckerbergs and Bransons is, Elon Musk. For the educated youth across the world, Elon ...
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Mess-merising 21.1.2018 DNA: Top News
Good Samaritans in the city have come up with an innovative solution to keep the city clean and eradicate its garbage depots. They have been undertaking religious rituals at the site of garbage dumps to remove trash from the city.  However, Mayor Ashok Lahoti has a different take on the city’s cleanliness: He has been heaping praises on municipal employees for reducing garbage depots in the city.  According to municipal records,there are 3,000 authorized garbage depots in the city. Garbage depots are being removed in the city for preparing it for Swachh Survekshan-2018(clean survey). Mayor Ashok Lahoti claims that 2,900 garbage depots among the 3,000 have been removed from Jaipur.  Now, there are only 100 garbage depots left in the city. The Mayor says that with the efforts of the municipal corporation administration, the garbage depots can be removed from the city. But the truth is that the city dwellers want to remove the garbage depot themselves. People had been struggling to get rid of the garbage ...
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AMC set to become 1st urban local body to issue green bonds 21.1.2018 DNA: India
After a year's wait for the central government nod to issue tax-free bonds, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is finally set to issue green bonds, reportedly the first Urban Local Body (ULB) to issue such bonds in the country. The civic body has been exploring new ways to raise money through the market, eyeing international investors as well. In his draft budget for the 2018-19 fiscal, civic chief Mukesh Kumar has proposed to issue green bonds worth Rs 200 crore. Green bonds are expected to bring a solution to the issue of Pirana garbage dump as AMC may utilise the money raised from selling the bonds to initiate bio-mining of the garbage hill. The money raised from green bonds is primarily utilised for projects in sanitation, cleanliness and waste recycling. "We will now carry out all the paper work required to issue green bonds and then send our proposal to the state government, followed by the Ministry of Urban Development and then to the Ministry of Finance," said Amish Shah, chief accountant of ...
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At UN Security Council, India, US take on Pakistan 21.1.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Amidst tensions along the borders, India and Pakistan clashed at the United Nations. While India asked Pakistan to change its "mindset" of differentiating between "good and bad terrorists", the Islamabad representative raked up the issue of Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav. India and the United States jointly targeted Pakistan at the UN Security Council for providing safe havens to terrorists.  Indian Ambassador to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, urged the UN Security Council to focus on challenges posed by terrorism emanating from the safe havens from across the border. In response, Pakistani representative Maleeha Lodhi raised the case of Jadhav. "Those who talk of changing mindset need to look within, at their own record of subversion against my country as our capture of an Indian spy has proven beyond doubt," Lodhi said. Akbaruddin said India remains committed to working closely with its regional and international partners to bring peace, security, stability, and prosperity in Afghanistan. "There ...
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Biomedical waste being dumped in the open at Rajindra Hospital 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, January 20 Rajindra Hospital, the largest public sector health institute in Patiala, lacks a proper system to dispose  of biomedical waste.  Medical waste could be found dumped in an open area near the ward No. 6 and 7, which poses a serious health risk to the patients, their attendants and hospital staff. Health institutions throughout the state continue to violate the biomedical waste management laws with impunity. The authorities as a result have been found disposing biomedical waste along with general waste.  Moreover, corridors leading to the ward no. 6, Emergency ward and the OPD building cartons of discarded and expired medicines present a bleak picture. According to medical experts, biomedical waste could trigger life-threatening diseases like tuberculosis, hepatitis, AIDS and various serious ailments.  Sanitation workers, who handle the hazardous waste, live in a fear of being infected. The Central government from time to time has issued guidelines regarding the ...
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Underground bin lies defunct 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Chandigarh, January 20 The underground bin, constructed two months ago at Shastri Market in Sector 22, Chandigarh, is lying defunct.  The foundation stone for the project was laid in October in the presence of local councillor Ravi Kant Sharma. It was readied in November but has been awaiting inauguration.  The councillor said it was built by Lion Services as part of its corporate social responsibility programme and will be opened in a week. He said more such bins would be built in different markets of the city.  The bin has a capacity of one tonne and emptied with a a hydraulic system.  “On the one hand, the MC claims to provide a smart system for  waste management, on the other, the facility is lying defunct,” said Kulbir Singh, president of Shastri Market, Sector 22.  Company representatives said a connecting bin was to be set up but they did not get land from the MC due to which it could not be inauguarted.  — ...
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‘Every day is same. We’re tired of forever living like this’ 21.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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A day in the life Deepak Kumar, 27, a boom operator on a TV set in Mumbai: The silence of the shadows 21.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Dumping of garbage at Sec 74 sans PPCB nod 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, January 20 Around 125 tonnes of garbage, generated by the city everyday, is being dumped at Sector 74, the IT hub of the city, without an approval of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). The PPCB has raised some objections and asked the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC) to take action to remove these immediately. As the MC has failed so far to comply with decisions of the PPCB in this regard, the board did not renew its approval for dumping garbage at the site for the past one year. The PPCB has raised objections after finding total dissolved solids, iron and chloride beyond the permissible limits, prescribed in the Solid Waste Management Rules framed after the analysis of groundwater sampling, conducted on August 4, 2016. The other report of sampling, conducted on March 16, 2017, again showed similar results, showing the value of copper, mercury, chloride, total dissolved solids and hardness beyond the permissible limits. Besides, the PPCB also found that the MC was ...
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Clean message on screen 21.1.2018 The Shillong Times
After Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, the Bollywood hit that featured Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, a regional film is dealing with the subject of sanitation to make the central government’s mission inclusive. Ajanite Mone Mone, an Assamese full-length feature film, revolves around the central theme of sanitation. It aims to strengthen the Swachh Bharat Mission […]
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