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Charles Wallace India Trust 22.11.2017 tribuneindia.com
Charles Wallace India Trust is inviting applications from graduates or mid-career practitioners who are eager to gain experience and have wider exposure in the field of heritage conservation and arts. Eligibility: The candidate should be an Indian citizen aged between 25 and 38. The candidate should have a first class diploma, degree or a professional qualification in respective specialisation and must not have received any grant of Charles Wallace India Trust in the past five years.  Details: Living cost, international fares, fees and accommodation cost in UK.   Deadline: November 30, 2017 How to apply: To be submitted in person. Short Source URL: http://www.b4s.in/JC/CWI12 INTACH scholarship INTACH is inviting applications from individuals wanting to do advance research in the field of heritage conservation in India with the aim of contributing to the critical or creative thinking in the field of heritage conservation. Eligibility: Applicants of Indian nationality from specific discipline in the ...
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Scope for furniture restorers 22.11.2017 tribuneindia.com
Pervin Malhotra Q. I  am told there’s a good market for antique furniture. What does it take to be a furniture restorer? Would it be a good idea? — Rohini Khanna A. Sure, why not! furniture restorers/conservators preserve and restore pieces of modern and antique furniture. Those specialising in historic or antique furniture may opt for conservation work to ensure that items retain their original characteristics. Restorers may use new materials to protect and update existing features. Restorers/conservators combine their specialist knowledge with a variety of practical techniques, such as veneering, marquetry, upholstery and polishing. Ornamental or even functional furniture reflects the taste of a society, the style, culture and history of the period and above all, timelessness of design, which is why unique pieces sometimes gain an abstract or concrete value. It is due to this ‘value’ that furniture conservators/ restorers are in demand. After carefully examining the condition of a particular piece ...
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Mohra hydroelectric project: J&K eyes 9 MW electricity by reviving over 100-year-old project 22.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Thideer Nagar residents relocated despite resistance 22.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Families demand allotment of bigger apartments in Perumbakkam
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Walk to promote heritage tourism 22.11.2017 The Tribune

Srinagar: With an aim to promote heritage tourism, a walk through the old city’s heritage corridor of the Mughal era was held on Tuesday from Pathar Masjid to Khanqah-e-Moula on the banks of the Jhelum. As part of the World Heritage Week celebrations, the Department of Tourism, Kashmir, in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), organised the walk for around 75 students from the University of Kashmir and the Architectural College, Bemina. Kashmir Tourism Director Mahmood A Shah said the old city in Srinagar was an important heritage corridor, which needed to be promoted. The students were later taken to the Faculty of Fisheries at the SKUAST. tns

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To save Dal, weed removal given priority 22.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, November 21 The management of weeds inside the Dal Lake, Srinagar’s most recognisable landmark, tops the priority list in saving the fragile eco-system of the water body, a senior official said. The lake, which receives perennial high-altitude glacial melt and runoff from a catchment spread over more than 350 sq km, remains the focal point of continued conservation efforts of the Lakes And Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA). Abdul Hafiz Shah, vice-chairman of LAWDA, said the “management of weeds” inside the lake remained a priority for the agency and it had already launched a massive operation to cleanse the lake of lily patches. “The biggest challenge that we faced was the outgrowth of lily patches which were spread over 5 sqkm,” said Shah. To undo the damage to the lake, the waterways authority engaged 500 skilled labourers to cleanse the patches. “We have been able to clear 3 sqkm so far,” the official said. The authority has also carried out an experiment for ...
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Students from 50 nations at cultural fest 22.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 21 Offering a vast collective platform to students from over 50 countries to represent the heritage of their respective places, Lovely Professional University (LPU) is organising its annual international fest ‘One World’. The 8th edition of the two-day fest is on the theme of ‘International festivals and cultural celebrations”. Ambassador of Afghanistan to India, Shaida Mohd Abdali; Ambassador of Gabon, Désiré Koumba; Ambassador of Gambia, Jainaba Jagne; Minister, High Commission of Nigeria, Alatise Ismail Ayobami; High Commissioner of Ghana,Michael Aaron Yaw Nii Nortey; and Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Uganda to India, Margaret Kedisi, inaugurated the international cultural extravaganza on the campus. The festival, with its avowed purpose of promoting diversity, was flagged off for a 2-km long colourful cultural procession which comprised 50-plus international tableaux. Showcasing the cultural inheritance of their respective countries, the international students ...
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Hyderabad: Art students spruce up city 22.11.2017
HYDERABAD: Delegates coming to Hyderabad at the month-end for the GES Summit will be greeted by a beautifully prepped up city.  Indian art, culture and heritage with special focus on Hyderabad are being painted on the walls of the city covering Begumpet, Nagarjuna Circl, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur,  LB Stadium, Administ-ration Staff College of India and the RBI.  The funds for the beautification are being generated throu-gh corporate CSR whi-le the art is being handled by artists and students from JNTU Fine Arts College. Artist Md. Faqru-ddin, working on a graveyard wall in Panjagutta said, "I am painting a landscape of exotic birds on the 2,000 sq feet wall."  Walls are being on Indian Monuments and festivals,  Jai Jawan Jai Kisan,  the role of Indian forces, etc.,  Added Mr Raja Rao, an art student, "An animal-based theme has been picked for flyovers and I am working on one of ...
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Move to shift Project Tiger office draws flak 22.11.2017 Hindu: National
‘Keeping officer away not a wise move’
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Natural springs at a low ebb in Wayanad 21.11.2017 Hindu: National
70% of natural springs in the district have vanished in four decades owing to anthropogenic interventions
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Activists want Shishila Bhairapura-Mudigere four-laning dropped 21.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The proposed Shishila-Bhairapura four-laning will destroy flora and fauna of the Western Ghats section in the region, claimed Bhadra Wildlife Conservation Trust Managing Trustee D V Girish, environment and wildlife activists Shridev Hulikere and G Veeresh. The total distance of Ujire-Charmadi-Mudigere-Chikkamagaluru-Kaduru-Holalkere highway is 303 kilometres. LEA Associates South Asia, a private organisation, has prepared the blueprint for the four-lane connecting Mangaluru to Chitradurga through Bantwala-Nelyadi-Shishila-Bhairapura-Mudigere-Chikkamagaluru-Kaduru-Holalkere covering a distance of 357 kilometres. A preparatory meet in this regard has been convened at the DCs office. The proposal has mentioned that the widening of the existing Mudigere-Charmadi-Mangaluru road is not possible as the road is adjacent to a reserve forest. The proposed road will smoothen traffic and will also ease transportation of goods from Mangaluru Port. The Central Government proposes to construct the four-lane road ...
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Minister's peeing clip: Congress says appoint him Swachh Bharat ambassador 21.11.2017 news
A day after the video of Maharashtra Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde peeing by the roadside surfaced, the Congress today took a dig demanding that he be appointed as the "brand ambassador" of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for the state. The clip purportedly shows Shinde urinating by the roadside on the Solapur-Barshi road when he was travelling in his car. Shinde had said that he was unwell after spending nearly a month touring the state for the government's flagship Jalyukta Shivar scheme and had to relieve himself in the open as he couldn't find a toilet while travelling. Taunting the minister, Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said Shinde proved on World Toilet Day yesterday that Maharashtra has become open defecation free. "...He should be appointed as the brand ambassador for Swacch Bharat mission of the state government," Sawant said in a statement issued here today. He accused the government of patting its back on "non-existing development". "Earlier, Urban Development department had shown a ...
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Reforms push: Food processing sector may attract $33 bn by 2024, says study 21.11.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
The study suggested that industry needs to focus on product conformity with global standards and quality
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Opposition takes digs, BJP left red-faced over Maharashtra minister incident of peeing in open 21.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: A day after the video of Maharashtra Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde peeing by the roadside
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Organic outlet opened in Imphal 21.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Organic outlet opened in Imphal
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Governor visits Dhemaji 21.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Governor visits Dhemaji
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Head to Worli this weekend to witness Mumbai's first cycling festival 21.11.2017 mid-day.com
Log on to any website that lists happenings in the city, and you will find a string of activities that encourage you to explore Mumbai and its surrounds on a bicycle, from midnight rides through its heritage precincts to those that have you pedalling all the way to Alibaug. Needless to say, cycling has become popular enough to demand its own festival. This weekend, Nehru Centre in Worli will play host to the India Cycling Festival, which claims to be the first of its kind in the country.  "We're holding this event to promote a cycling culture in the city. Cycling in India is already seeing huge popularity, through events centred around the sport, and the presence of communities that promote cycling," says Nirav Vasavada of Troika Events, which is organising the festival. He adds, "The festival will help us reach out to more people about the benefits of cycling. Not only is it environmentally friendly, it also helps you stay fit." The best names in the business will showcase their offerings at the ...
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Why does TMC want to build a biodiversity park inside SGNP? 21.11.2017 mid-day.com
City's green cover needs to run for cover, it's not safe. The latest target is none other than the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, which acts as a carbon sink for Mumbai. The Thane Municipal Corporation has come up with a bizarre plan to make a biodiversity park in the already biologically rich SGNP, and for that it wants a pristine forest patch in the Yeoor range. The 11-hectare patch is equivalent to 15 football fields. Wildlife experts have slammed the idea and said there's no need for such a park in an area that is already rich in biodiversity. The portion that the TMC wants falls in the core forest area. File pic The SGNP, which is also known as Borivli national park, is one of the highest visited national parks in the world and is among the few unique ones that exist within busy metropolises. It has 800 varieties of flowering plants, 284 types of birds, 5,000 types of insects, 36 species of mammals, 50 kinds of reptiles and 150 species of butterfly. Spread across 103 sqkm, it has one of the highest ...
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Trump unlikely to lift ban on elephant trophies, calls it "horror show" 21.11.2017 PTI: All news
Trump unlikely to lift ban on elephant trophies, calls it "horror show"
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Supreme Court nixes plan for parking lot near Taj Mahal 21.11.2017 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to lift a stay on the construction of a multi-level parking lot in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal suggesting that there was no harm in tourists walking right up to the monument. Overriding pleas made by Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who insisted that the multi-level parking was essential to the development of the monument, the bench reminded the state that there was only one Taj Mahal - an internationally important monument, and there was a need for "sustainable development." "Why don't you construct the parking lot beyond 1.5 km? Tourists can walk up to the monuments," the bench comprising Justices Madan Lokur and Deepak Gupta said. Mehta then insisted that without a parking lot, there would be a huge congestion and traffic which would then inconvenience the international tourists. To this Justice Lokur quipped: "Don't worry about foreign tourists, they love to walk." The apex court then pulled up the state of Uttar Pradesh for not coming up with a ...
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