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Life movie review: Old wine with a forced plot twist 25.3.2017 Entertainment | The Asian Age
Shot with dizzying camera movements to mimic the effect of zero-gravity, the film divests its characters of a three-dimensionality.
‘Restore Adyar, Cooum rivers to past glory’ 25.3.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Calls for setting up of high-power panel, dedicated dept.
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Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation: Tukaram Munde shifted after reshuffle 25.3.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
CIA developed tools to spy on Mac computers: WikiLeaks 25.3.2017 Latest News
The spy software described in the latest documents was designed to be injected into a Mac's firmware
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Researchers told to be innovative: KU Vice-Chancellor 25.3.2017 thehansindia3900
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So, let's talk green: Green revolution to drying water tables 25.3.2017
Two recent scientific observations have Water is the lifeline of the farmer, and no country knows this better than India. India receives 75% of the annual rainfall in three months during the monsoon season. Even a minor shortfall in rain causes immense trouble for farmers and the food security of the nation. To mitigate this situation, the in 1947 the central government – along with the Rockefeller and Ford foundations –brought the Green Revolution to India. This meant cultivation of genetically adapted, high-yielding seeds, a range of fertilizers, and flood irrigation. Thus was born the era of bore wells – long  tubes that went to the belly of the earth and drew the water. They ensured that the farmer did not have to depend on the rain Gods. Today, annual groundwater pumping removes at least 24 times what was consumed in the 1950s. India’s rainfall has decreased since the 1950s. When rainfall decreases, so does the water table. By observing climate patterns and well depths, researchers found that ...
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Sugar could remain subsidised for poor families 25.3.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
To support the poor, the Central government is expected to continue with subsidized sale of sugar to over 2.5 crore Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) families bearing a financial burden of around Rs 550 crore per year.Officials said the finance ministry seems to be amiable to a suggestion from the ministry of food for continuation of sugar subsidy for AAY families as they are amongst the poorest of the poor. A formal cabinet note could be prepared soon.The Centre had scrapped the subsidy on sugar amounting to Rs 4,500 crore in 2017-18 Union Budget. The subsidy was granted to enable states distribute cheap sugar to below poverty line families. The explanation for scrapping the subsidy was that after implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA), the APL-BPL bifurcation got diminished and states were unable to provide details of extent of sugar subsidy that they incurred on BPL families. This lead to allegation of diversion of subsidy. The government annually distributes around 2.7 ...
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Will granting legal rights to rivers like the Ganga, change the on-ground situation? 25.3.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
For millions, Ganga is sacred, and for millions more, it is the lifeline - providing livelihoods, sustenance, and water for quenching parched throats and fields.
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Special Aadhaar enrolment drive 25.3.2017 The Tribune
HARIDWAR: People not having Aadhaar cards can enrol themselves for the same at special camps organised for school students at schools and anganwari centrrs in the district.
Experts for effective solution to environment degradation 25.3.2017 The Tribune
DEHRADUN: Experts emphasised the need for adopting holistic solutions to tide over the threats posed by environmental degradation.
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For a honk-free morning, head to Juhu this Sunday 25.3.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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IMA calls off protest after Nadda’s assurance 25.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Maharashtra unit of the association had an hour-long meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
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Centre approves reconstruction package 25.3.2017 tribuneindia.com
NEW DELHI: The Central government has approved a medium and long-term package for reconstruction works in areas devastated by the natural disaster of 2013.
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World Water Day observed at DAV College 25.3.2017 The Tribune
BATHINDA: The NCC wing of DAV College organised a painting competition to observe World Water Day on its campus here recently.
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Vans to spread awareness on stubble burning 25.3.2017 The Tribune
BATHINDA: To educate and sensitise the farmers to the ill-effects of stubble burning, the Deputy Commissioner, Diprava Lakra, flagged off an environmental awareness van in the presence of various officials here today.
Education Department instructs institutions to sensitise students to ill-effects of tobacco 25.3.2017 The Tribune
BATHINDA: To sensitise students to the ill-effects of tobacco, the State Education Department has directed all government and government-aided senior secondary schools to observe an anti-tobacco fortnight campaign from May 1 to May 15 on their premises.
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Fishkill again in Periyar, greens seek measures 25.3.2017
KOCHI: Even as various groups of organisations  launched  protests  on the World Water Day against the pollution of Periyar, there is no let-up in the recurring incidents  of fishkill and the pollution level in the river. On Thursday and Friday morning, hundreds of fishes died with the discolouration of the river near Pathalam regulator-cum bridge.    The fishes died soon after the shutters of the regulator were lifted by the irrigation department officials. The Edayar stretch of the river turned white following which the local residents and green activists asked the authorities to close the shutters.  The Pollution Control Board officials have collected the samples of water from the area near the bridge. Several migrant labourers were seen collecting the dead fishes like pearl spot and shrimp. Meanwhile, the green activists have sought immediate measures by the district administration to resolve the issue. “The district administration should seriously consider the findings and recommendations of the ...
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Saffron touch to protest against abattoir in Harohalli 25.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Project was approved by the BJP in 2012: Mayor
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Karnataka govt. to monitor student safety, fee in CBSE, ICSE schools 25.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Karnataka Education Act, 1983 to be amended; government to regulate service conditions of teachers
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Docs’ strike, corruption & other health issues discussed in House 25.3.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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