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Construction workers’ body threatens to move court against mid-day meal scheme 24.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Huge potential in Punjab’s industrial sector, says Arora 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, April 23 State’s Cabinet Minister for Industry and Commerce Sunder Sham Arora said it was high time that Punjab to made grew faster in the field of industries. He also said the new industrial policy set up by the Punjab government, would prove beneficial for the industries. It would further contribute to the progress of the state. The industry would also get a huge response and promotion from the Punjab Investment Promotion Board. No stone would be left unturned by the Punjab Government in promoting the state’s industry. Arora was speaking to journalists after the Guard of Honour presented to him by after official welcome by the district administration. He said bringing transparency in the department would be his foremost priority. He said the Punjab government was providing a conducive environment to the industries, so that maximum industry could be established in the state. He said Punjab was the only state where the rate of power had been decreased to Rs 5 per unit for ...
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Singapore firm offers to process city garbage into mineral water, fuel 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 23 A Singapore-based company owned by a royal prince has offered to process city’s waste into mineral water and electricity. The AG Dauters company founded by Dr Max Langenburg — born Prinz Albrecht Zu Hohenlohe Langenburg — hailing from Langenburg, Germany, may soon arrive in the city to launch operations. While speaking to The Tribune, company’s MD Ajay Girotra said the garbage collected from solid, liquid, effluents and even biological sources would be converted into power, mineral and fuel (diesel/CNG). While the MC will not pay anything as the company will sell end products to the state government to recover the cost of solid waste processing in the city. The company has sent a proposal in this regard to Mayor Jagdish Raja recently. “At present, Jalandhar generates around 500 metric tonnes of solid waste and 200 MLD of liquid waste per day. If we convert this into energy with our technology, we will be able to make this city self-sustainable by producing its own ...
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RTI activists seek NHRC panel visit to Buddha Nullah 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 23 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been requested to send a team to Buddha Nullah as its ‘highly polluted’ water is further discharged into the Sutlej river due to which public at large suffers a lot. A complaint case regarding the nullah polluting the Sutlej is pending before the commission. Dissatisfied over the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) report on current status of the Buddha Nullah, the Council of RTI Activists has sought from the commission to intervene in the matter. Activists have requested the panel to check actual condition of the Buddha Nullah, which was once known as Buddha Dariya. In 2016, the council president had filed a complaint before the NHRC regarding pollutants being discharged untreated through the nullah thereby polluting the Sutlej river. In this case, the PPCB filed a report with the commission stating that the water quality of the Buddha Nullah as well as Sutlej river was being monitored regularly and various ...
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World Earth Day 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Ludhiana: SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazuri Road, celebrated World Earth Day. Teachers and students created awareness. A poster-making competition was also organised. The topics were “Save Earth and Save Environment”, “Say no to Plastic”, “Save Water”, “Plant More trees”. Jasveer Singh Chauhan Principal congratulated the winners of poster-making competition and motivated students to join hands to understand the responsibilities towards the Earth. He laid stress on the dire need of environmental balance by saying: “No to plastic and planting more and more trees”. Om Parkash Bansal Modern School Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, Mandi Gobindgarh, celebrated Earth Day with lots of zeal and enthusiasm at the school to create awareness among students. Students were made aware about environmental education to keep surroundings green and clean and engage the school community in making a difference through various activities. The celebration aimed at emphasising the ways in which a man is dependent on Earth and ...
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Mumbai noisier on non-working days? 24.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The major reason for higher decibel levels is honking.
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Rapid Metro Gurgaon installs solar panels 24.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Panels to meet around 6.5% of its total electricity needs
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‘Nod for in-principle allotment of alternative landfill site to EDMC’ 24.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Approval granted based on reports filed by CPCB and NEERI
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No instance of crop burning in Delhi, govt tells green panel 24.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
DPCC asked to verify statement, file affidavit within a week
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Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant designed to withstand earthquakes and other threats: NPCIL tells SC 24.4.2018 DNA: Money
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd today told the Supreme Court that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant has advanced safety features and it was designed to withstand earthquakes and other such threats. The NPCIL made the submissions before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The bench was hearing an NPCIL application seeking an extension of time to complete the away-from-reactor (AFR) facility for spent fuel according to the apex court's directions passed in a judgment in May 2013. Representing NPCIL, Additional Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta told the bench, comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, the process to complete the AFR facility was going on. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, opposed the NPCIL plea and said even after the fuel rods were out of service, they remain radioactive for a long time. He referred to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan after a massive earthquake and followed by a tsunami, and said the spent fuel ...
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Fit n fine 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Turns out, young athletes prefer healthy, nutritional food to greasy food, contrary to popular belief. According to a study conducted by the University of Waterloo, the greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want. The study of 25 travel team players aged 11-15 found they were more motivated by performance, recovery, and marketing while making food choices - values that typically aren’t represented with the unhealthy food currently served at arenas. “The perceptions these players place around the value of healthy food choices for performance and post-exercise recovery could be leveraged to influence change,” said Susan Caswell, the author of the study. “This has implications for policies and processes relating to player training and food retail and media environments.” She added that “recreational food establishments might be missing an opportunity by not providing food that adolescent hockey players will eat before and after games.” The study, which used ...
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It ain't good to plead UK for jobs, Mr PM 24.4.2018 Opinion | The Asian Age
Ms May's government speaks in so many voices that everyone is confused. Perhaps this is intentional.
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Residents oppose expansion of Chennai Metropolitan Area 24.4.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Say govt. is inducing urbanisation and it could spell disaster
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Loreto Convent students march against increase in rape cases 24.4.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Shimla, April 23

Students of Loreto Convent, Tara Hall, on Monday organised a silent protest march against the increasing number of rape cases and other crime against women.

The students were also joined by parents in registering their protest against the insecure environment for girls and women.

More than 600 students from classes VIII to XII, along with the Principal, Sister Stephanie Rodrigues, teachers and other staff members, participated in the march.

Later, the students walked down to St Michael’s Cathedral, where they lit candles around the grotto of Mother Mary, who is the patron of Loreto Congregation. A prayer service was also conducted to seek justice for the families of the victims.

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Youth get first-aid training 24.4.2018 The Tribune

Jammu, April 23

As a part of its campaign to impart first-aid training to people living in border areas of Jammu, the Indian Red Cross Society organised a one-day camp at Marh on Monday.

It was held in collaboration with the Sewa Bharat Trust to provide basic training to the villagers, especially the youth, to deal with natural disasters and battlefield causalities due to cross-border firing.

“The idea is to impart special training in border areas to inform people about what to do in case of any disaster. A series of events are planned,” said Dinesh Gupta, honorary secretary, Red Cross. The next event will be held at Government Middle School, Galwade Chak (Marh). — TNS

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Private schools take lead in observing Earth Day 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Jammu, April 23 Although Earth Day, which was observed on April 22, passed off without any major event being organised by the state government, private schools ensured that children come to know about the need to protect environment. In several schools, nursery children were asked to bring saplings and dress themselves in green colour to give them an idea of plant life and its role in natural world. “We like this idea of celebrating a day dedicated to environment protection. Those who study in kindergarten will actually face the effects of climate change. They must know about their future,” said Amit Sharma, whose daughter studies in a kindergarten. A function was also organised at Kidzee School, Roop Nagar Enclave, where students were told about trees and their role in preserving environment. “Environmental protection should be taught to the children as in coming decades they will become planners, scientists and leaders,” said Ashwani Kumar, a local resident. At British International School, a ...
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Valley witnessing drop in TB cases, says study 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, April 23 Even as tuberculosis (TB) cases are on the rise in India, the Kashmir region has witnessed a drastic decline in the disease over the years. As per a recent study, “Prevalence of TB in Kashmir”, conducted by the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), the incidence of the TB patients is 147 per lakh population as compared to an estimated national average of 217 per lakh. The study has been conducted on 49,716 people in 67 clusters — a well-defined geographical area with 750 subjects aged over 15 years — in 64 medical blocks across Kashmir. “We found 24 people positive for tuberculosis with seven of them from Baramulla, followed by four each in Budgam and Kupwara districts,” said Kashmir Epidemiologist Dr Rehana Kousar, who conducted the survey under the Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP) programme. Kousar says the number becomes 147 after it is calculated per one lakh population and then multiplied by 1.3, which is correction factor for X-ray. The ...
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Taking the online route to learning 24.4.2018 Delhi Age
There has been an astonishing evolution in online education in the past few years.
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CM, Bali Guv sign pact on health, tourism 24.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Dehradun, April 23 Uttarakhand and Bali on Monday arrived at an agreement to cooperate in the area of health, tourism, environment and culture. A five-point letter of intent was signed by Governor of Bali Mangku Pastika and Uttarakhand Chief Minister TS Rawat. Governor of Bali, who is on a visit to Uttarakhand, had earlier visited the state in 2007 and 2014. During the signing of the agreement, Pastika said both Uttarakhand and Bali had several things to offer to its people. “The agreement will bring us closer and open more avenues of cooperation,” he said. Mangku Pastika said that Bali was a majority Hindu state with 90 per cent of resident belonging to Hindu community. More than 5,000 people from Bali visit Haridwar and Rishikesh every year.  He said that Bali is an important tourist destination and 17,000 foreign tourists visit the country every day. Chief Minister TS Rawat said Uttarakhand was keen on increased cooperation with the Indonesian island, especially in the sphere of ...
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‘Cooperation can resolve Mahanadi dispute’ 24.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Experts urge warring Odisha, Chhattisgarh to discuss contentious issues
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