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Jhuriwala village, Panchkula: HC tells Haryana to file reply on shifting dumping ground 26.9.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Thomas headlines nominees for PGA Tour's Player of the Year 26.9.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Thomas headlines nominees for PGA Tour's Player of the Year
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RIICO, JDA, JMC and Pollution Board under scanner 26.9.2017 DNA: Mumbai
RIICO, JDA, JMC and State Pollution Control Board are to an extent responsible for the death of 22-year-old Ayush who was washed away with his car in the Kartarpura nullah on August 25. Had these four agencies performed their duties then Ayush would not have died, nor would it have taken so many days to locate his body. After a probe initiated into the incident by the district administration, it has written to the four concerned departments and asked them to take action and apprise about it. It had taken seven days of intensified search at Kartarpura nullah after which Ayush’s body was found near Gurjar Ki Thadi, which is quite far off from the spot where the incident took place. The SDRF, civil defence force and district administration had to face a lot of difficulty during the rescue operation. Their boats had got stuck in the garbage and muck in the nullah during the search operation. Large scale resources had been deployed to clear the nullah. These were the barriers in the rescue operation: As per ...
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Japan’s Fukushima cleanup plan delays spent fuel removal 26.9.2017 World – The Indian Express
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AIIMS planning recycling plant for converting waste into gas 26.9.2017 PTI: All news
AIIMS planning recycling plant for converting waste into gas
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Onion prices in Nashik correct again after fall 26.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Prices of onion, which plummeted in the week after the Income-Tax raids on the traders in Nashik, have started correcting again. In the wholesale market on Monday, onion was sold at the rate of Rs 1,800-Rs 2,000 per quintal as against the Rs 1,000-Rs 1,200 just a few days ago. According to the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), Lasalgaon, the onion prices are rising steeply. "We are receiving 600-800 tractors and truck loads of onion daily. The supply is steady, but the waste percentage in the old onion stock is quite high. Besides, it will take a month for the arrival of fresh onion. Therefore, the prices of onion is likely to go up, but not through the roof, in the coming days,"said Nanasaheb Patil, chairman of APMC, Lasalgaon. Explaining that Lasalgaon is Asia's largest onion market, Patil said, "In Nashik district, there are 14 APMCs. The daily supply in all these APMCs is around 14 lakh quintal, almost 35 percent of the total supply for India." Ashok Walunj, onion trader at APMC, Vashi ...
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Madurai: Littering near Meenakshi temple to attract Rs 50 fine 26.9.2017
MADURAI: The spirit of Singapore appears to have informed the temple city of Madurai. Those found littering in and around the famous Meenakshi Sundareshwarar shrine here will be fined Rs 50 each from September 30, while informers will each get two 'prasadam laddus' as reward.  The Madurai district collector Veera Raghava Rao made this announcement while inaugurating a cleaning drive inside the temple and in the four Chittirai streets around it, as part of Swachh Bharat initative on Monday. The collector, city corporation commissioner Dr Aneesh Sekhar, joint commissioner of the temple N Natarajan, and the temple Thakkar Karumuthu T Kannan along with students took 'Swachh pledge' near 'Potramarai Kulam' in the temple.  To emphasis the importance of keeping pilgrim centres clean, the collector himself wielded the broom to remove garbage found inside the temple and cleaned up few metres on Chittirai street. Foreign tourists also enthusiastically took part in the ...
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Foul smell at IDA Bolaram hits residents 26.9.2017
Hyderabad: A foul-smelling chemical has left the residents of Nizampet, Bachupally, Miyapur and other areas breathless on Sunday. The areas are situated next to the Industrial Development Area, Bolaram. "Foul smell is a regular affair. But on Sunday, it was terrible," said Suresh Dhepuri, a resident of Miyapur. Residents complain the Pollution Control Board has failed to act against polluting units. The smell intensified by evening and the PCB was informed at 9 pm. It sent their team at 10.30 pm, allege locals.  The residents have for long been doubting Reddy"s Laboratory and Ramky"s TSDF hazardous waste disposal unit as main sources of the polluting smell. "It is difficult to find the exact polluter. We have collected samples," said PCB senior scientist P. Veeranna. Some PCB officials have hinted that Ramky"s TSDF unit which incinerates hazardous organic substances with high calorific value may be the culprit. Experts say the situation will only aggravate ...
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After contempt notice, DU admits student to Law Faculty 26.9.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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We are not incompetent, BWSSB is: Karnataka government 26.9.2017
Bengaluru: In the light of a report submitted by the state government to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that apartments are the least-polluting bodies, apartment-dwellers lambasted the BWSSB for accusing them of being incompetent. According to the report, of the 755 apartments inspected by the KSPCB and BWSSB in the Bellandur Lake catchment area, 390 have installed sewage treatment plants (STPs), which treat 48.21 MLD of sewage, while the remaining 319 apartments which have not installed STP generate 13.66 MLD of waste.  Mr Srikanth Narasimhan, general secretary, Bangalore Apartments" Federation (BAF), said, "Only 2.8% of the sewage in the underground sewer is coming from apartments, while 97.2% is coming from individual houses and small buildings. The BWSSB is trying to cover up their incompetence through absurd notifications, like retrospective STP." The report states that 466.34 MLD of the sewage, which constitutes about 97.2% of the waste, is generated by individual houses ...
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Bengaluru: I'm happy with 1-year stint, says Padmavathi 26.9.2017
Bengaluru: Ms G. Padmavathi, a four-time Congress corporator from Prakash Nagar, who took charge as the 50th Mayor of Bengaluru last year, will step down this September. She was the seventh woman to assume the coveted post. In an interview with DC, she spoke at length about her one-year stint as Mayor, her achievements and more.  Tell us about your experience as 50th Mayor? How did you feel to be the seventh woman Mayor? The journey was quite challenging. Both as a corporator and my tenure as Mayor, I did not feel any discrimination being a woman. For a city in which I was born and brought up, it was a proud moment to become its 50th Mayor. During my tenure, except for national holidays, I did not take a single day off and worked round the clock.   What were your goals and what did you want to change? Are you satisfied with what you have achieved? My areas of concern were improving solid waste management and segregation. Through our micro-plans, segregation percentage has considerably increased ...
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Kanjli Wetland a picture of apathy, waste of natural beauty 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Jalandhar: Once among the most scenic spots of the historic city of Kapurthala, the constantly shrinking Kanjli wetland has been marred by water hyacinth and an overwhelming growth of weeds which seem to have gobbled up the scenic restaurant and picnic spots, which earlier added to its beauty and attracted a steady stream of tourists. The dumping of garbage there has also diminished its beauty. While they were earlier pressed into service for taking tourists on scenic boat rides, the swan pedal boats now lie discarded among the weeds and bushes. While overgrowth is not the only problem choking the wetland, Kanjli has also been marred by bustling water hyacinth. Compared to 200 to 250 cusecs of water supposed to be released for Kanjli from the Mukerian Hydel Channel, the wetland is getting only 100 cusecs of water at present. Spread over an area of 4.9 square kilometres, Kanjli, which is among the three wetlands in Punjab, including the Sutlej wetland in Ropar and Hari-Ke-Pattan in Amritsar, has lost all ...
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SDM now takes to painting graffiti at garbage dumping points 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 25 After her novel initiative of naming the streets after girl icons from the town, Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM) Amrit Singh is now experimenting with another initiative in Nakodar. While the earlier one pertained to the Centre’s scheme of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’, this one relates to another flagship scheme of the the Central Government— Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The SDM, in collaboration with the MC, has identified landmark points which have turned to be an eyesore owing to the dumping of garbage. These include public places with a heavy footfall including post office, hospitals, schools and other educational institutes. “The biggest nuisance was a garbage dumping point outside the post office which had been a problem for 40 years. I had received pleas to get it cleared, including a DO letter from the post office staff too,” said the officer. “Taking it up at the first go, we got the dump removed. The walls around were painted and some graffiti was done for ...
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EDMC meeting disrupted after din over landfill issue 26.9.2017 Hindu: Delhi
AAP councillors seek formal reply from BJP-ruled civic body
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Commercial activity at Leisure Valley raises big stink 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 25 Leisure Valley park here is being used for commercial activity by private enterprises causing inconvenience to regular visitors and damage to the green belt, courtesy the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. A shopping-cum-fun and food exhibition, which was organised by LaFeria Events on Sunday and Monday, has left the park area in shambles. Garbage dumps, stagnant water and vehicles parked inside the garden could be witnessed behind the stalls put up here. Even cars were seen parked on roads, road berms and green areas on the roadside outside the park. The Leisure Valley in Sector 10 here is one of the first largest sites developed by Le Corbusier. This park is used extensively by residents of Sector 10 and other parts of the city for exercise and morning and evening walks daily. “The area has been spoilt. They have allowed vendors to drive in and park their vehicles near their stalls inside the park. Temporary electricity connections were given to various ...
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ECONOMIC SCAN 26.9.2017 Business – The Navhind Times
Deccan Fine Chemicals sets up waste collection center PANAJI: As decided by the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, manned collection centers are being set up all over Goa so that citizens can deposit their segregated waste at these locations. In lines of the vision laid by the Chief Minister, an example in segregation has been set ...
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30 lakh tonnes: German firm to clean up Mandur trash 26.9.2017
Bengaluru: The 30 lakh tonnes of bio-methane rich garbage that has accumulated at the Mandur landfill and looms over the nearby village is a ticking time-bomb, not just for Mandur but for the rest of Bengaluru. The mountain of accumulated waste is dangerous as it could easily catch fire or discharge extremely hazardous bio-methane gas, and even in its current state poses a threat to hundreds and thousands. But in a sign that the city's fathers are looking at ways to solve the problem, a German company Zonta Infratech Limited has evinced interest in taking up bio-mining at Mandur to generate electricity and to clear the accumulated garbage. The company has however agreed to bio-mine with a rider that the land should be leased to them for three decades, said BBMP joint commissioner (Health) Sarfaraz Khan. It is a win win situation for both Zonta and BBMP as the accumulated garbage will be cleared and the company will get a free hand in generating waste to energy to sell the power to grid. The compost ...
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Farmers seek nod for protest march 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, September 23 Hundreds of farmers and their families today continued their protest against the state government despite the rain that lashed the region throughout the day. Besides other demands, including complete loan waiver, the farmers are up in arms against the government’s reported proposal to meter the power supplied to the farm sector. “The Congress government wants to install meters on our premises so that the supply can be metered. Instead of waiver, it wants to charge us for power,” claimed Sukhdev Singh Kaukri, general secretary, BKU (Ugrahan). “The government should rather focus on fulfilling its poll promise,” he said. The union members, who are on a protest till September 27, today demanded that they be allowed to take out a march in the city. They also alleged harassment of farmers at police nakas. Meanwhile, a protesting farmer collapsed at the dharna site and later died at hospital, while another was hospitalised. The deceased was identified as 55-year-old ...
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Tent pitched on road hits traffic movement 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 25 A tent pitched in the middle of a road on the railway road left commuters high and dry here today. The tent erected for the purpose of holding a function by a shopkeeper left residents fuming as it affected the flow of traffic on the road. Pitching tents to organise functions and even langars is a common feature in the city. However, many a time, roads are damaged while erecting tents besides creating traffic chaos, but Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) has never made any effort to stop this practice. Though MC permission is required to organise an event at a public place, it has been observed that most of the time organisers of such events fail to approach the MC. Even after the event is over, they leave without ensuring that all waste generated during the event is properly disposed of. Paramjit Singh, a city resident, said two days back he was going to his friends place at Veer colony and when he entered a street at the end the street was blocked as tent ...
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5,000 Panvel residents take to streets for clean-up drive 26.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Participate in Swachh Panvel and Swachhta Hi Seva initiatives
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