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EXCLUSIVE: I don't waste time thinking about elections, says PM Modi 20.1.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about his government's development schemes, employment generation, and his view of life One question that everyone wanted me to ask you is about employment. The latest figures released by the government are optimistic, there have been greater opportunities for the people, but not many trust these figures. For instance, in 2013 you promised that you would generate one crore jobs when you come to power. I have figures from the Labour Ministry. We have been able to generate 4.5 to 5 lakh jobs every year, but to achieve the 1 crore target, we will have to create 20 lakh jobs every year. In our country, there are two sectors, formal and informal. It is accepted that 10 per cent of the jobs are in formal sector, and 90 per cent are in informal sector. A neutral agency has given a report that in the formal sector, 70 lakh EPF accounts have been opened in one year. These accounts have all personal details, alongside the money that is deposited. The reality is different from ...
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National Urban Policy: Single policy for multiple states 20.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Chennai: ICF to produce manure from organic waste 20.1.2018
CHENNAI: Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, manufacturing rail coaches for Indian Railway, is all set to produce fertilizers from organic wastes generated in ICF colony. The new integrated waste management system was inaugurated by Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway board on Friday.  According to an ICF official, ICF conservancy workers would engage in the door-to-door collection of wastes.  "There are nearly 3,500 houses in ICF colony, which produce garbage about 8 tonnes everyday. Of which, more than 90 per cent is the organic waste. We will segregate the organic waste and convert them into organic fertilizer," the official added.  According to the official, the new integrated waste management system consists of 15 composite pits, in which organic wastes are to be dumped.  "It will take 45 to 60 days to produce manure and this is the first attempt among the railway colonies across the country," the official added. ICF has planned to utilise the manure for ...
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Residents raise issues as Badnore inspects sectors 20.1.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 19

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today inspected three southern sectors.

At Sector 51, people met him and apprised him of problems like wild growth of grass. They said it encouraged criminal activities.

MC officials showed him a garden in Sector 51, which was in good condition, and not the one adjoining the green belt, which is in bad shape. The adjoining garden has broken benches and is ill-maintained. 

Sector 50 residents raised a demand for a market in their sector. They told the Administrator that green belts did not have toilets. 

Earlier, during a visit to the Fragrance Garden in Sector 36, Badnore asked Mayor Davesh Moudgil to go ahead with opening compost plants. He told the mayor about a firm in Delhi which has shown interest in opening compost plants in different parts of the city.

The Administrator also visited the green belt in Sector 50-C and D.

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CM has no 'moral right' to govern: Congress 20.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
He said the exercise conducted by the EC would have gone waste had CEC A.K. Jota not given the verdict now.
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Time to get their act together 20.1.2018 Sports – The Navhind Times
Churchill Brothers FC should have finished their 8th round I-League match against Shillong Lajong FC on a song on Friday. Instead, they chose to use forks and spoons to make melody and ended the ninety minutes with more unanswered questions and three points that gave them a slight cushion from the lowest rung of the ...
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Giving smart schools a run for their money 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Karnal, January 19 In a bid to set up a student-friendly environment, the panchayat of Haibatpur village in Karnal has put in special efforts at its government primary school to give it a totally different picture. Smart classroom, computer education, library, brightly painted classroom and green park with swings are the result of efforts of the sarpanch, panches and residents of the village, who have been contributing their lot in shaping the school at a par with private schools. The panchayat has also set up a mini-compost plant for organic manure and installed water-recharging system for water conservation. The facility of filtered water is also available for students. The school has recorded an increase in the number of students from 30 in the last academic session to 45 at present. It has also secured the first prize in block-level Mukhyamantri School Sondriyakaran Yojana and is now in the race for the district-level prize. The panchayat members have planned to install a solar ...
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500 challans, Rs 4.5 lakh fine, yet few takers for Swachh Sarvekshan 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 19 Despite issuing over 500 challans of Rs 4.5 lakh, there seems to be no respite for the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) which is set to face the litmus test of the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) under its Swachh Sarvekshan to be held later this month. While the MC officials have claimed that they are making strenuous efforts to carry out awareness programmes in various parks and market areas, the public has refused to adhere to the cleanliness drive launched a few days ago in the city. According to Dr Srikrishan, MC health officer, people are not cooperating. “We went to the Dilkushan market and asked the shopkeepers to prevent the use of polythene bags. They closed the market in protest against us. This caused a lot of harassment to the general public,” said Dr Srikrishan. Also, the MC officials faced a lot of protests when they visited a filling station near the bus stand and urged its owner to install a board of “public convenience” outside his ...
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K T Rama Rao inks deal with Japan firm on solid waste 20.1.2018
Hyderabad: The Telangana state government signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Clean Authority of Tokyo on Friday for cooperation in the field of municipal solid waste incineration and to make an effort to realise human resource exchanges for technical cooperation in the future.  State principal secretary, industries, Jayesh Ranjan and Mr Yoshimi Sato, vice-president, Clean Authority of Tokyo, signed the MoU in the presence of minister K.T. Rama Rao and ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy. The state business delegation led by Mr Rama Rao also met with industrial heads and leaders of multinational companies on the Day 3 of the Japanese tour.  Additionally, letter of intent was signed with ISE Foods Inc. to set up a pilot project for egg production using advanced technologies. As per the LoI that the principal secretary signed with ISE Foods chairman Hikonobu Ise, the firm will set up a solar park to support the egg production facility in Telangana. The state industries minister has also ...
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Vaishno Devi : Floral offerings to be turned into incense 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Devinder Thakur Katra, January 19 Offering flowers at shrines is a religious ritual as they are considered a symbol of devotion and reverence. To respect their sanctity, flowers are mostly discarded in rivers, thus causing a devastating effect on the ecosystem of water bodies. Keeping this in mind, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has begun a start-up to recycle flowers offered at the shrine and turn them into incense sticks. Additional Chief Executive Officer, shrine board, Anshul Garg said the board was working on innovative clean technologies to save the environment by effective recycling and reuse of waste. In addition, it provides a source of income to unemployed women, Garg said. He said the board had decided to use flowers offered and used in decorating the shrine for preparing incense sticks. He said this would provide employment to women in nearby villages. He said the project at present was in its initial stage. “We are working over it,” he said. President, Hotel and Restaurant ...
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The artful way to rejuvenate Cooum 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Max Mueller Bhavan launches the DAMned Art project to raise public awareness on restoring river
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25-fold rise in water tariff; city may not feel the pinch 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Beer, cold drinks likely to get costlier; private townships to be charged five-fold
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Human skulls found on vacant site in Vijayanagar 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
About a dozen human skulls were found dumped at a vacant site in Vijayanagar 2nd Stage in the city on Friday.While the pourakarmikas were cleaning the area, they stumbled upon the skulls and alerted t...
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Study reveals poor condition of migrant labour camps 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Health Department survey identifies 341 unliveable settlements
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Local Bodies Dept getting ready for garbage collection 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, January 19 After the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Municipal Corporation Bathinda and nearby 18 municipal councils will not only collect door-to-door garbage from May 1, but will also transport the garbage at the doorstep of the solid waste plant installed by JITF Company on the Mansa road so that the company can initiate the reprocess work on zero tipping fee. To hand over the work three months later and money to be spent on it, the Local Bodies Department has started preparations regarding this from now only as to know that if the corporation and councils do this work on its own, then how much money has to be spent by them. Over this issue, Local Bodies Department chief engineer Amardeep Singh Dhaliwal today visited MCB office and held a meeting with EO of nearby 18 municipal councils. He instructed all the councils to prepare themselves for collecting and transporting garbage on its own within three months. He also told them to arrange for ...
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Miscreants damage newly installed dustbins in city 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, January 19 Incidents of newly installed dustbins either being stolen or damaged by miscreants have started pouring in. One such incident has been reported from near the railway station, where some unidentified persons had taken away one side door of the new dustbin installed there. Later, MC officials, fearing theft of more dustbins, have removed and kept them with the MC. While upper portion from where garbage is thrown inside the dustbin has also got damaged at various points in the city. Ahead of Swachhta Survey 2018, around 250 new dustbins were installed in the city at a cost of around Rs 22 lakh. The money from Swachh Bharat Abhiyan fund was utilized for this project. Mayor Balwant Rai Nath said he is surprised that why people do this as they installed new dustbins for the betterment and beautification of the city. He appealed to people that they should cooperate and immediately inform MCB if they see any one damaging or taking away these dustbins as huge hard earned ...
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Winter tourism hit hard in state 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, January 19 With snow eluding Shimla and other high hills, the winter tourism has been hit hard. During December, the state remained in the election mode and the tourist flow was less except the year-end. It had plummeted to the lowest level in January. The occupancy in hotels has come down to less than 20 per cent and the tourist rush is not seen even during the weekends as tourists are preferring other places. “Last year, Shimla witnessed a heavy snowfall in the second week of January and the occupancy in the hotels was nearly 100 per cent but this year, it dipped to less than 20 per cent, said president, Tourism Industry Stakeholders Association, Shimla, MK Seth. Driving on the Parwanoo-Solan National Highway had become a nightmare for commuters due to the ongoing work on the four-laning project and tourists were not inclined to visit Shimla, affecting the weekend tourism, he added. “It is a tiring drive from Chandigarh to Shimla taking more than five hours due to ...
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BBMP's new plan for clean air: e-bikes at metro stations 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Soon, commuters on the ever-extending Namma Metro need not worry about getting transport outside the stations. There will be electric bikes at the stations, which they can rent. Inspired by a similar initiative in a Chinese city, the mayor has said the proposal for the e-bike project would be placed before the BBMP council meeting this month. "e-bikes would help cut down air pollution and also solve last-mile connectivity issues," Mayor R Sampath Raj told DH, adding that the project of renting e-bikes would be launched in partnership with BMRCL. "Were preparing the micro plan for this and will go ahead after holding a feasibility study," Raj said. In September 2017, the state Cabinet had cleared the Karnataka Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy to encourage electric vehicle usage in the city. The policy has enabled the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) to float a tender for buying 150 buses. "I was in Chinas Sanya city recently to take part in a trade show. Local authorities ...
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Citizens' meet today for walkers' rights 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
A citizens group is demonstrating for pedestrian rights on Saturday. Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) has called a meeting on Richmond Circle on Saturday at 3.30 pm. Its campaign #NadiyaluBidi (Let Us Walk) has already kicked off on social media. "The city lacks in pedestrian infrastructure. We want roads where people can walk freely without any fear," said Srinivas Alavilli of CfB. More pedestrians in Bengaluru have died in accidents than other road users in 2017. The numbers are staggering: 284 pedestrians killed and 1,346 injured. Children, youth, college students and senior citizens are expected to join the initiative in large numbers. Tara Krishnaswamy, another CfB member, said, "The right to walk and pedestrian signals are one of the demands put forth by citizens as part of Beku Beda Santhe (a campaign that brings together people who have been fighting for various civic issues), organised last year." On Saturdays demonstration, Tara said, "The event is being organised to ask for the basic rights ...
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Loss of face awaits govt in Bellandur Lake case 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The fire on Friday at Bellanindur lake only makes matters worse for the state government with the National Green Tribunal. "We will bring it to the NGTs notice at the next hearing," said Sridhar Pabbisetty, petitioner in a case concerning the lake. On January 5 and 18, the tribunal had discussed the lakes conditions. "The government has shown no interest in protecting the lake. No short-term measure has been implemented, except one-time cleaning of the lake," he said. The authorities are only buying time and not showing results on the ground, Pabbisetty said. T V Ramachandra, member of the lake expert committee and professor at the Indian Institute of Science, said he had submitted his observations to Pabbisetty. "Lake quality has not improved. The government has no responsibility. The grass around the lake is dry and the methane just aggravated the fire. This shows that the lake is highly polluted," he said. Ramachandra had suggested to the BDA and lake expert committee that the waterbody should be ...
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