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Nek Chand’s figurines from Rock Garden adorn Architecture Museum 19.11.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe 19.11.2017 Free Press Journal: World
United Nations : Russia has vetoed for the second time in 24 hours to block a UN Security Council resolution
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20-yr-old comes up with initiative to keep Mumbai beaches clean 19.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai : Malhar Kalambe may be just a final year student of Hinduja College and be just 20 years old,
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Aaditya Thackeray asks BMC for innovative ways to utilise plastic waste 19.11.2017 national
After Shiv Sena minister Ramdas Kadam announced a ban on plastic across the state from next year onwards, a few days ago he declared a ban on plastic bottles at the Mantralaya. Now, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, too, has jumped on the bandwagon, asking the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration to come up with ways to utilise plastic waste. Plastic waste at Dadar beach Aaditya has asked civic chief Ajoy Mehta to study the feasibility of using plastic waste for laying roads, an idea promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year. The Central government's guidelines also state that plastic waste like cups and bags of up to 60 microns can be used for laying roads. Plastic bottles clog a drain According to the environment status report 2016-2017, three per cent of 9,400 metric tonnes of daily generated waste is plastic, whereas experts have claimed that it could be more than three per cent. In a series of tweets on Saturday, he said, "Along with the plastic ban across the state, I ...
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Chennai lags in sanitation as aim to build public toilets fails to take off 19.11.2017
Chennai: Each year, "sanitation" is spoken about on one day. Just as the topic fades away for the rest of the year, so do plans to improve it.  This year"s theme for World Toilet Day observed on November 19 is "Faecal sludge management and wastewater". Coincidentally, this year Chennai was ranked at 235th position among the cleanest cities in India in Swacch Survekshann Survey, with solid waste management and sanitation being its prime problems. Installing bio-toilets for better sanitation in the city have turned futile due to poor maintenance. The number of bio-toilets is not sufficient to provide for the public utility of such large population of the city, residents feel. An allocation of Rs 2,000 crore was made for infrastructure development in the city, out of which, nearly Rs 60 crore was utilised to build bio-toilets at 350 locations across the city. Namma Toilet, Saraplast and Wockhardt undertook the contract for building them. E-toilets, bio-toilets, and mobile ...
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Cause driven by emotions 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
I am looking at a change.org plea asking me to oppose cutting of trees coming in the way of a national highway. As the plea is forwarded by a very erudite professor, I decided to study it, only to discover an interesting misconception that really needs our attention. This plea and many more similar ones have one central theme. They all presume a link between air quality index (AQI) and trees, so the uncouth me is forced to look at the science behind the hazardous AQI numbers that they are riding to support their cause. AQI is a composite index based on levels of five major air pollutants, i.e. ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. And the bitter truth (for saviours of trees and planet) is that these pollutants and trees have no positive correlation linking them. In most cases (other than dust storms, volcanic eruptions or forest fires), it is the normal human activities that produce these pollutants. So they are present across the globe wherever ...
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Swachch baat: Mayor trims waste line 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
In a short span of Mayor Ashok Lahoti’s tenure, Jaipur city has witnessed many changes. He has been successful in ensuring regular cleaning and removal of heaps of garbage from every corner of the city. His initiative of door-to-door garbage collection and forcing vendors and shopkeepers to keep dustbin has resulted in vast improvement in sanitation. Thumbs up from people: Mandatory dustbins for commercial establishment, shopkeepers and street vendors. People didn’t like it initially but the result is there for everyone to see. People don’t have to look for a place to dump rubbish. Strict ban on plastic bags  also had a positive impact although he had to face opposition from his own colleagues. It was a challenge to implement door- to-door garbage collection system that had failed in 2012. Today, the system is working smoothly in all 70 wards. People are also happy. Zone-wise public hearing has reduced hassles for obtaining birth, death and marriage certificates. JMC has created record of issuing pattas ...
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Stray cattle menace haunts city residents 19.11.2017 The Tribune
Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, November 18 The stray cattle menace continues to be a headache for residents. The animals can be seen roaming hither and thither, causing traffic snarls. Sometimes the cattle appear all of a sudden on roads, jeopardising the lives of commuters, especially bikers. There are around 1.1 lakh stray cattle across the state and around 300 deaths, mostly due to road mishaps, due the menace have taken place in the past six months, as per latest reports of the Punjab Gau Sewa Commission. The figures speak volumes about the apathy of the government that is still in deep slumber. The animals feed on the garbage littered alongside roads, squat sometimes on the roads and streets, bringing the traffic to a halt. “The stray cattle menace galores right from Chuggiti Chowk to the road that leads to the railway station. Though the officials concerned say the issue will be resovled soon, nothing concrete is visible,” said Deepak Kumar, a resident of Gobind Nagar. Another city resident said, “It is ...
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Waste segregation: BMC plans to set up composting units in its market buildings 19.11.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Idea to sell food at night came out of desperation: Kumar Anna 19.11.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Now, a mobile app to keep Golden Goa clean 19.11.2017 The Navhind Times
ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT   PANAJI Taking yet another step in consonance with the Swachh Bharat Mission, the department of municipal administration will launch a mobile application shortly to engage people to keep the state capital and other towns spotless and clean. This measure will be aimed at the people living in Panaji and ...
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Telangana: Stench, power issues see public toilets remain unused 19.11.2017
Hyderabad: Public toilets are turning out to be a waste of space because of the poor maintenance, say citizens of Telangana. Although the number of public toilets has increased in the city, their use has been limited.  Srinivas Rao, the deputy commissioner of Khairatabad, admitted, "We have five toilets in our circle, however, it is disappointing that they are not being used. We are renovating the toilets as they have not been maintained for long. We plan to hire a superintendent who can ensure that the surrounding areas are kept clean and that there is 24/7 power connection and water supply." Most citizens complain about the unbearable stench, erratic water and power supply. Meenakshi Sinha, a techie from Secunderabad, says, "Most public toilets do not have even lights switched on at night which is why people think that they are not functioning. The same goes for water. There needs to be round the clock maintenance for these washrooms which is the only way more people will start ...
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Councillors fume, term it wastage of money 19.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, November 18 Councillors are irked over the Municipal Corporation (MC) for “wasting” money on dustbins, tree guards and proposals like green garbage plant whereas several development projects are hanging fire due to shortage of funds. Raj Kumar, councillor, Ward No. 27, said the condition of sewerage, drains and roads was poor. “When we ask the MC for action, it claims to have no money. However, funds are being wasted on buying tree guards and dustbins,” he said. Darshan Kumar, councillor, Ward No. 20, said he had been raising the issue as people in his area were not getting proper water supply. Even the condition of roads is poor. He said the MC had halted development works in the city and was spending on garbage bins, due to which they had to face public ire. Another councillor from Ward No. 40, Shinder Kaur said the Sukhpeer main road was in a shambles for long. The MC doesn’t have funds for recarpeting it, but they spend unnecessarily on other things, she said. Sanjay ...
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Civic body to instal 235 dustbins 19.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, November 18 The Municipal Corporation (MC) is set to install 235 new dustbins under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the city. It has received five sample dustbins. Each bin contains two buckets, one for biodegradable and the other for non-biodegradable waste. However, it hasn’t lodged a police complaint in connection with the stolen or missing 180 stainless steel dustbins installed last year. These were purchased for Rs 24 lakh. MC officials say they overlooked spots last time for installing dustbins but now proper placement would be dustbins with the consent of the people. Secondly, the scrap value of stainless steel dustbin was more due to which it was stolen. It will be a challenging task for the MC to save the new dustbins as the buckets kept inside these are expensive, costing the exchequer Rs 1,300 per unit. The civic body says now the garbage will be lifted on daily basis from the dustbins. The stainless steal dustbin was purchased for Rs 13,124 per unit and Rs 800 on each ...
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The burden of pollution 19.11.2017 Delhi Age
We get celebrities to give their take on a current issue each week and lend their perspective to a much-discussed topic.
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On November 7, Moradabad recorded highest levels on pollution scale, but few were looking 19.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Stop axing trees, promote electric vehicles: citizens 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A Delhi is not far anymore, say Bengalureans. The Delhi smog has left warning bells ringing for the rest of the country. With vehicle numbers increasing like never before on Bengaluru roads and the pollution level rising, the day may not be far when we wake up to a zero-visibility atmosphere and a dense fog situation. To avert a Delhi-like nightmare closer home, Bengalureans share their solutions with DH. From using public transport to keeping a watch on the poisonous fumes produced by industries, the solutions may look regular but could be attempted for effective results. Search fulfilment specialist Bhavani C says, "It would be a nightmare if Bengaluru faces the same scenario as Delhi. Its high time that we start taking measures to avoid and reduce pollution. Being responsible citizens, it is necessary to take small steps such as walking to the shop on the next lane instead of riding, or planting a sapling in your area." She says the government should take strict action against people who violate the ...
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A victim of federalism 18.11.2017 Hindu: Opinion
Delhi will continue to choke till it gets politically empowered
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Plants emit 30% more carbon than thought: Study 18.11.2017 News
Such increases may lower the future ability of global vegetation to offset carbon dioxide emissions caused by burning of fossil fuels
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Delhi pollution LIVE updates: Parts of capital still under ‘very unhealthy’ category 18.11.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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