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Citing volatile border, Capt wants special status for Punjab 23.2.2018 PTI: All news
Citing volatile border, Capt wants special status for Punjab
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A fight to preserve history 23.2.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Aysha Mahmood, alumnus of St Joseph's HSS, is campaigning for safe keep of 150-year old building.
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Guest Column: 'Govt wanted to please timber mafia' 23.2.2018
At times when the green cover in the state is shrinking owing to many reasons, the move to amend Karnataka Tree Preservation Act (1976) exempting over 50 species of trees was nothing but a 'foolish' move aimed at pleasing the timber mafia. Even a school going child knows the impact of mindless chopping of trees on how every year the state struggles to cope with drought. Citing development, the government permits chopping of trees and claims that it will plant more trees. Is that so? Every year the forest department and other bodies boast of planting lakhs and even crores of saplings. Where have all these saplings gone? Corrupt officials just show the numbers on papers and in reality only a meagre percentage of saplings are planted. Further with no proper care, the planted saplings too die or get eaten by stray cows. Both urban and rural areas are getting exploited at the hands of timber mafia. I would not have bothered to sit on 'fast unto death' protest in front of the politicians' ...
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Tigress on target has cubs; foresters in fix 23.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Karnataka: Green crusaders to press for eco-friendly budgets 23.2.2018
Bengaluru: It was a sweet victory for the citizens yet again, as they pressured the government to retract its decision to amend the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act (1976). However, they have chosen not to rest on their oars. A group of citizens, led by tree doctor Vijay Nishanth, has already started preparing an 'environmental manifesto' keeping the environmental degradation in mind. With elections around the corner, the manifesto will be handed over to all the political parties and they have to address them in their own party manifestos, if they really have an intention to earn the votes of environment loving citizens, Nishanth said. "No matter which government comes to power, the environment has to be given the first priority. But all these years it is neglected and that is where people like us have to step in by registering our protests," he observed. "As normal people even we have our own business and cannot always come out on streets and keep protesting. That in other ways ...
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Rangilo Rajasthan! 23.2.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Rajasthan is famed for its rich, regal culture and heritage.
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At Saras Mela, acrobats draw crowd 23.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, February 22 People are thronging Saras Mela at the Sheesh Mahal in the city here. They are enjoying swings, games, dances and food. However, the main attraction here is a group of youngsters, performing acrobats. Aged between 21 and 35, Bawa Singh’s troupe performed acrobats with traditional equipment, including a cot, wooden ladder and an iron rod. Their acts were accompanied by songs and little sayings. Mandeep, one of the performers, slapped his thigh, ran from a distance and jumped from a pedestal over a ladder, around 12 feet in height, and jumped into the mud.   In another stunt, Pappu Singh, along with Mandeep, bend an iron rod, holding it in-between their necks. People gave them anything ranging from Rs 50-500, appreciating their moves.  The young men came from “Sadda Pind” in Amritsar, a state government’s project on heritage and culture. They performed at the tourist spot under the guidance of their manager Bawa Singh, who is now 60-year-old. Bawa said he started ...
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Kochi set to restart pond rejuvenation 23.2.2018
Kochi: The Ernakulam District administration has decided to re-launch the drought mitigation programme "100 ponds in 50 days", buoyed by its success in previous years. "We aim to revive at least 100 ponds in the district during March and April and use them as alternate drinking water sources in future. This time, the Minor Irrigation department will lead the activities," said District Collector Muhammed Y Safirullah. A meeting of representatives from all the local bodies is scheduled to be held on February 27 at the Collectorate Conference Hall to work out details such as selection of ponds and funds allocated. It was former collector MG Rajamanickam who started the programme in 2016 with the  aim of reviving ponds on the verge of extinction due to encroachment. A total of 53 ponds were resuscitated in the initial year. Safirullah continued the project the next year to resolve the water crisis in the city and 156 ponds were revived. The exercise is planned in such a way ...
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End of nine-year-long struggle by Comtrust staff 23.2.2018 Hindu: Health
President’s nod for the Bill proposing takeover of the iconic factory
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Chennai: Old projects get new sparkle as civic body diverts funds 23.2.2018
CHENNAI: The storyline of Rajinikanth's blockbuster Arunachalam has portrayed the struggles of the protagonist, who has been left with an unprecedented gift of `30 crore and 30-day time to spend. The story could be easily connected to the Greater Chennai Corporation, as the dearth of innovative ideas among the officials led to the diversion of smart city funds to older projects that have been already sanctioned funds under various other schemes. A report from the urban development ministry stated that the Chennai is also lagging behind from other smart cities in terms of spending. The city had only spent `3.82 crore against the sanctioned central fund of `200 crore for the first year of the project. Struggling to find a way to spend the funds to implement new projects, the Chennai Corporation has already started to divert the smart city funds. In a recent development, the civic body has invited bids to restore the derelict Villivakkam tank and construct a compound wall around the tank. According ...
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Punjabi-origin Canadian MPs get grand reception at Khalsa College 23.2.2018 The Tribune
Amritsar, February 22 Three Punjabi-origin Canadian MPs today visited Khalsa College here. Surry Newton MP Sukh Dhaliwal, Surry Central MP Randeep Singh Sarai and Brampton MP Sonia Sidhu were accorded a grand reception on the occasion. Students performed bhangra, giddha and sang welcome songs. Sukh Dhaliwal, an alumnus of the college, recalled his days as a student during 1979 and 1980. He completed his pre-engineering from the college before settling in Canada. Canadian Deputy Leader of Parliament Kevin Lamoureux also joined the celebrations. They watched malwai giddha presented by students at the open air theatre of the college. Thereafter, the MPs took a round of the corridors of the college’s heritage building. The MPs was formally honoured by Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, honourary secretary, Khalsa College Governing Council. He said it was a proud moment for the management. “We had even invited Justine Trudeau but his schedule was too tight. But, we are thankful to his four MPs for visiting the ...
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Shades of life 23.2.2018 The Tribune
Manpriya Singh  Whether beautifying the walls or provoking the viewers’ thoughts—under all circumstances, art is meant to stir. Which is what most of the art works do at the annual exhibition put up by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi.  For instance one of the first works that greets the viewer, of a semi naked boy sitting next to a trash can, sewing a shirt. The work, reverse painted acrylic on acrylic sheet and titled Trasher of Treasure by Tanvi Rana, features in the Selected Artists Student category.  Formation of a Dream by Ashima Raizada brings out the complexity of colours woven into each other. And is as abstract as a dream.  Structures, cities & art works  There is no dearth of canvases that find inspiration in monuments, places, geometric structures. Starting with Eiffel Tower captured by Sheen Pandita from a certain angle. Then there’s Nakshdeep Singh’s Colaba, an art work in water colour, bringing out the beauty and haziness of one of the busiest areas of Mumbai. Then there’s Flipped Paradigm, ...
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INTACH takes up restoration of paintings at St. Aloysius Chapel 23.2.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Mangaluru chapter to document Guttu houses
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Rising against all odds 22.2.2018 Hindu: Health
Aribam Syam Sharma will be remembered for putting Manipuri cinema on global stage
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Plan to convert CSMT into museum chugs into controversy 22.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
Architects say the move is impractical, railway unions claim relocating the Central Railway HQ will inconvenience employees
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MSSRF sets a conservation model 22.2.2018 Hindu: Rx
Fourth edition of Wayanad Community Seed Fest begins today
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Assam to celebrate ‘Rhino Day’ on September 22 22.2.2018 The Shillong Times
  GUWAHATI: In a bid to keep the world famous one-horned rhinoceros of Assam under the global spotlight, Assam Government has decided to celebrate September 22 as ‘Rhino Day’. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while mooting the idea at the 10th meeting of State Board for Wild Life held in Janata Bhawan here on Thursday evening, […]
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President appreciates Aga Khan for restoration of monuments, development of Delhi heritage park 22.2.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) received appreciation from President Ram Nath Kovind for restoration of various monuments and transformation of Sunder Nursery into a magnificent city heritage park and arboretum in Delhi. Prince Karim Aga Khan called on the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday. "The President was happy to note that the AKDN has partnered India not only in social sector projects but also in restoration of historic monuments and urban renewal," Kovinds office said in a statement. Referring to the inauguration of the "restored" Sunder Nursery in Delhi, the President said that India appreciates the AKDN "for helping in several restoration projects". The President also acknowledged the development initiatives that Prince Aga Khan was supporting in India and other parts of the world. "The programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network and Indias flagship initiatives complement each other, be it Swachh Bharat, Skill India, heritage conservation, women empowerment or income ...
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Stray dogs tranquilised hours before Trudeau's visit to Golden Temple 22.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Ahead of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the Golden Temple on Wednesday, stray dogs in Amritsar were tranquilised in order to avoid their sighting on the Heritage Street. Nearly a dozen dogs were rounded up and tranquillised by a veterinarian after which they were put in a van and taken away. The local civic authorities caught some of the street dogs easily, while others were drugged during the special drive. By evening, these dogs were released back at the same place from where they were picked up in the morning. Authorities said they had coordinated with the People for Anim
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PM to award bureaucrats for promoting key govt schemes, digital payments 22.2.2018 Latest News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would award select bureaucrats from across the country for promoting central government's key programmes, including promotion of digital payments, on the occasion of civil services day in April, according to an official statement issued today. A total of 2,010 applications have been received from various officers for Prime Minister's awards for excellence in public administration, it said. The civil services day is celebrated on April 21, every year, where bureaucrats rededicate themselves to public service and awards for excellence in public administration are also conferred. This is preceded by one day event on April 20 where discussions are held on relevant topics of public administration and it is attended by large cross section of civil servants. Four priority programmes -- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Promoting Digital Payments, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban & Rural, and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY) -- have ...
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