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Apex Frozen Foods to invest Rs 90 cr in shrimp unit from IPO proceed 18.8.2017 ET: Food
The company, which is going public on August 22, looks to raise nearly Rs 150 crore by divesting 28% shares with promoters retaining 72%.
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Rain-deficit Southern States drag down kharif sowing numbers 18.8.2017 HBL: Industry & Economy
10 meteorological subdivisions reeling from rainfall deficit
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Businessman plants 7 lakh trees to restore ecological balance 18.8.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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Shravasti villagers worst-hit by floods in UP 18.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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Torrential rain in Kodaikanal hills 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Vehicles moved on the Ghat Road at a snail’s pace
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APRS, APVKS threaten to block aqua unit pipelines 18.8.2017 thehansindia3899
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Flood water has started receding in North Bengal: Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee 18.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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K Chandrasekhar Rao gears up for fight against GST 18.8.2017
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has stepped up efforts to garner the support of other states in his fight against imposition of GST on projects of public importance such as roads, flyovers, irrigation projects, drinking water projects etc. The next round of the GST Council meeting will be held in Hyderabad on September 9 and the CM wants to use this opportunity to hold consultations with finance ministers of all states who are part of the GST Council.  To this end, he will be hosting a dinner for state finance ministers at Pragathi Bhavan, and seeking their support to bring pressure on the Centre to lower the GST to five per cent.  The CM had threatened to file a case in the Supreme Court against the Centre if the tax was not lowered.  The GST Council had originally fixed 18 per cent GST on work contracts, which was reduced to 12 per cent last month after TS and some other states raised a hue and cry. But the TS government was not satisfied with this cut and wants a further ...
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Dry spell persists, farmers worried 18.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda/Ferozepur, Aug 17 The prolonged dry spell in the state is a cause for concern for farmers. And there seems to be no respite in sight, for the forecast indicates “increased rain deficiency” till August-end. Experts say rain deficiency is not only going to increase the cost of production, but will also put pressure on the already over-stressed water table. “There can be occasional thunderstorms coupled with slight rainfall, but there seems no possibility of incessant rainfall in the near future,” Surinder Pal Singh, Director, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Chandigarh, told The Tribune. The state has witnessed a rainfall deficiency 15 per cent between June 1 and August 17. Against the average expected rainfall of 336.2 mm during this period, the state has received 284.8 mm this season — a shortfall of 15.2 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year. Farm experts say that humid weather minus rains is likely to increase pest attacks on paddy. “In Jalandhar ...
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‘Public-private participation need to rejuvenate Najafgarh drain’ 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Water is of great concern to future generations and the government and private companies should come together to rejuvenate the Najafgarh basin, said Union Minister of State for Urban Development Rao ...
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Gharial recruits: learn hunting to face for wild battles 18.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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BBMP goes for fresh tenders for SWD remodelling 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has called for re-tender and remodelling of storm water drains at Hebbal Valley in the wake of a contractor submitting forged "work done certificate" and audit report. Though BBMP cancelled the tender, it has neither taken steps to blacklist the contractor nor ordered an investigation. In the first tender, BBMP had approved the Rs 55-crore worth tender for Hebbal Valley (Package-2) in favour of Tam Tam Pedda Guruva Reddy, a contractor. One of the conditions in the tender notification was that the bidder should have a turnover of more than Rs 30 crore and work-done certificate. Reddy submitted the certificate, claiming to have conducted work at Field Irrigation Canal Division-7 at Bheemarayanagudi for the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Ltd. Upon enquiry, it was found that FIC Division-7 was renamed FIC Division-4 and transferred to the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Ltd (KBJNL). Chief Engineer KBJNL also gave a reply to an NGO, which raised an objection to issuance ...
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Tata Projects, eFresh tie up for ‘smart’ pumpset starters 17.8.2017 HBL: Home
Farmers can operate pumps via mobiles
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Maharashtra ryots to get funds, support 17.8.2017 BusinessLine - National
The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG), a consortium of public and private sector entities under the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will be raising up to $10 million to help about four lakh...
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Nepal launches operation to bring back rhinos swept away in floods 17.8.2017 international
Indian one-horned rhinoceroses wade through flood waters in a submerged area Nepal has launched an operation to bring back four endangered one-horned rhinos that were swept away to various places in the country and to India during the recent floods. Chitwan National Park (CNP) authorities have started rescuing four one-horned rhinos that were swept away by the Rapti river flood recently. According to the park officials, one of the five rhinos swept away by the flood was found dead in Gandak Canal while four others have been located in Nawalparasi and along the Indian border. "The flood carried away three rhinos to Nawalparasi while the remaining two were spotted in India's Balmiki Nagar and Bagaha," said Narendra Aryal, assistant conservation officer of the CNP. "Authorities have located a two-year-old baby rhino at Bagaha, 42-km southeast of Balmiki Nagar in India," Aryal said. Talks with the authorities from Indian sides are being held to fetch the dislocated rhinos from Indian territories, he ...
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Bring water to distressed areas: Minister 17.8.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Special attention for Thiruvananthpuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kasaragod
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Monitor rice fields for leaf folder attack: Punjab Agricultural University to farmers 17.8.2017 Punjab News, Ludhiana News, Ludhiana City News | Times of India Punjab News
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Space flights, nuclear power and a missile shield 17.8.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
India’s achievements in space, marked by missions to the moon and Mars; its nuclear power programme; and the range of missiles in its armoury were made possible by the visionary zeal of scientists such as Vikram Sarabhai and Homi J. Bhabha and the commitment of the political leadership to building a scientific temper. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN
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Flood relief by Assam Association, Mumbai 17.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Flood relief by Assam Association, Mumbai
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101 models of sustainable living 17.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Houses under Niravu Residents’ Association at Vengeri to showcase their eco-friendly practices
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