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Ganesha goes green! 24.8.2019
As the city readies itself for yet another Ganesh Chaturthi, many Hyderabadis have decided to shift towards environmentally friendly idols so that visarjan does not end up being an environmental disaster with long-term effects. While PoP (plaster of paris) Ganesha idols still sell the most, one cannot ignore the fact that the demand for eco-friendly Ganeshas — made up of river sand, clay and cow dung has risen over the last few years. Cow Dung Ganesha here Divya Reddy, the owner of Klimom, has been working towards bringing back an age-old technique called Gomaya idols. "In the seventeenth-century, an idol of Gomaya Hanuman was placed in a temple in Nasik, Maharashtra where devotees have been offering prayers for over 400 years now. We have been working towards bringing this wise and wonderful tradition back," shares Divya, who explains that a Gomaya Ganesh is in fact, made up of cow dung.   Given that the cow is much revered in India, cow dung also has sanctity, and when immersed ...
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4 new patients of dengue found 23.8.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, In the capital, diseases caused by mosquitoes are constantly spreading their legs. Health department had made every effort to deal with these diseases. Still the diseases are not being controlled. After Dengue and Chikungania, now Japanese fever patients are also found, according to information received from the health department, on Wednesday, 2 suspected patients […]
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Hurdles before KHADC to free Iewduh of plastic 23.8.2019 The Shillong Times
Council notifies no plastic zone with effect from Sept 1 SHILLONG: Though the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday notified that Iewduh will be a “no plastic zone” with effect from September 1, hurdles are many to fulfill the goal.As per the notification issued by the Executive Members (EMs) in charge of Trade […]
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Competition from RIL-BP will make us more efficient: Mukesh Kumar Surana 23.8.2019 DNA
Interview with Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd
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Illegal breeding of pigs poses health hazards 23.8.2019
Hyderabad: Unidentified persons are illegally breeding pigs in a cremation ground situated in Ayodhyanagar, Mehdipatnam. Local residents expressed the fear of the spread of diseases. Local resident Nayeem Gouri complained that some persons were secretly involved in pig farming in the interiors of the Bojagutta Hindu graveyard without taking permits for the authorities concerned. He alleged that a few workers of the GHMC were involved in the racket and were dumping wet garbage in the area which can be used as swill for the pigs. He said the illegal piggery had converted the graveyard into a dirty place which germinates bacteria and viruses. The number of stray pigs in the area had increasing, creating nuisance for the residents, he said. Mr Gouri said he had complained several times to the municipality but in vain. "Our children run the risk of getting diseases." he said and asked the GHMC to appoint "pig catchers" and take action against those who are responsible for breeding of ...
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Goa food and hospitality expo inaugurated 23.8.2019 Business – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The 7th edition of the Goa Food & Hospitality Expo, Goa’s biggest exhibition on hotel and restaurant equipment and supplies which is currently going on at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim, organised by Media Promotions Pvt Ltd, will be open till August 24, from 11 am to 7 pm. This …
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Margao Municipality facing ‘Sonsoddo tangle’ 23.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK  Margao The Margao Municipality is facing a ‘peculiar’ situation over the Sonsoddo waste dump. The civic body has two immediate  problems  on hand over that –  payment  of  a fine of Rs 1,02,50,000 imposed on it by Goa State Pollution Control Board for  causing damage to environment  following eight days of burning of  Sonsoddo …
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Rs 42.37-crore action plan to rejuvenate Sal 23.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao The action plan report prepared by the River Rejuvenation Committee (RCC), which was constituted by the state government as per the September 20, 2018, order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has suggested various strategies roughly proposing to spend Rs 42.37 crore on how to clean up the highly polluted River …
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Youth booked in parcel case 23.8.2019
Hyderabad: A youngster from the city is being questioned by the Hyderabad city police for reportedly booking parcels of bottles packed with industrial waste to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Director General of Police M. Mahendar Reddy, TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao, bureaucrats and politicians. According to sources, the suspect, a resident of Secunderabad, was picked up for questioning on suspicion that he booked the parcels at the Secunderabad Head Post Office to be delivered to the VIPs. "It was found that the suspect wanted to take revenge against his female classmate and had some issues with the professors of Osmania University. He had therefore written their names on the parcels in an attempt to get them into trouble with the police. The suspect is being questioned and the motive is yet to be confirmed," the sources said. Three days ago, a complaint was lodged at Mahankali police station by the staff of the Secunderabad HPO that an unidentified person had booked 62 parcels ...
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Israel remains hooked on plastic despite measures by environmental activist 22.8.2019
In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic debris left by bathers or cast up by the sea. Working in heat and humidity with large rakes, they scoop plastic cups, cigarette ends, empty sunscreen tubes and soiled babies' nappies. Also present, but impossible to separate from the sand, are microplastics, tiny particles of plastic debris that have been broken down by sun and salt. "When it rains... you can see tonnes of plastic in the sand," says Ariel Shay, of the Plastic Free Israel movement, which organises volunteer beach cleanups. Despite the activities of environmental groups, Israel remains hooked on plastic. A June report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ranked Tel Aviv's coastline as the third most polluted by plastic waste in the Mediterranean, behind Barcelona and southern Turkey. Valencia, Alexandria, Algiers and Marseille were listed in fourth to seventh places. With around four million inhabitants, ...
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Rise in dengue cases has BBMP in a fog 22.8.2019
It"s dengue season in  Bengaluru and the number of recorded cases has already exceeded 5000. This accounts for about 65% of the cases recorded across the state. Part of the blame lies with the BBMP. Piles of garbage, in which rain water forms stagnant pools, are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Garbage collection is well below par, as is the city"s ability to drain out rain water. Razia, who lives behind Tawakal Mastan Dargah in Cottonpet, took ill quite suddenly. Finally, she collapsed and was rushed to a hospital, where the doctors confirmed dengue, after a round of blood tests. Razia was bedridden for another 15 days, as hospital bills mounted. The cause of her illness was not hard to spot: the "black spot" was beside her house. "People dump garbage there because they lack civic sense. BBMP workers never bothered to clean it up, either." Her house, she laments, "is filled with the stench from the garbage heap and with mosquitoes." Sentil Murugan ...
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Benaulim VP pulling out all stops to tackle garbage problem 22.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Margao: The coastal village panchayat of Benaulim has begun stepping up its efforts in controlling the garbage menace plaguing the village. Informing the villagers at the recent ordinary gram sabha, it was stated that the panchayat has received funds to set up a shed at its garbage segregation area and that the police would also …
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Process set in motion for common bio-medical waste treatment facility 22.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC), a nodal agency for executing waste management projects in the state, has invited bids for selection of a service provider to set up, operate and maintain the proposed Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) at Kundaim. The development, operation and maintenance of CBWTF will be through public-private partnership …
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CSIR research unit set up in Arunachal 21.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
CSIR research unit set up in Arunachal
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Govt asked to declare Deepor Beel, sanctuary as eco-sensitive zone 21.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Govt asked to declare Deepor Beel, sanctuary as eco-sensitive zone
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Plea against Essar Power MP on fly ash leak; NGT directs petitioner to approach its panel 21.8.2019 PTI: All news
Plea against Essar Power MP on fly ash leak; NGT directs petitioner to approach its panel
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Kochi: Brahmapuram stinks with graft charge 21.8.2019
Kochi: The Kochi corporation"s Brahmapuram waste treatment plant is stinking with corruption charges as there is no monitoring system to check its daily operation. The private contractor entrusted with shuffling and rearranging the garbage piles in the dumping yard using earth movers submits a bill of Rs.35 lakh to Rs.38 lakh every month. The civic authorities are not concerned of the huge bills for operating one or two earth movers in the dumping yard. The weighing machine at the yard was damaged and even the recently- installed cameras are not functioning. Sources said that the corporation was incurring huge losses due to lack of a monitoring system at Brahmapuram. "The corporation invites tenders every year for shuffling garbage piles in the dumping yard. The same contractor has been getting the contract for the last few years because the tender norms are framed in such a way that no other person can participate. Every month, bills worth Rs.35 lakh to Rs.38 lakh are submitted to the civic ...
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A handmade tale 21.8.2019 Buzz – The Navhind Times
‘Craftworks – The Accessories Fair’, which begins on August 23, will feature a range of handmade jewellery created by a group of women using environmentally friendly materials. NT BUZZ finds out more ‘Craftworks – The Accessories Fair’ curated by Aira Mirchandani and Monica Dalvi is all set to showcase the talent of 14 women from …
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TMB violates HC order, continues unsystematic dumping of garbage   19.8.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: The Tura Municipal Board (TMB) has been accused of violating the HC directive and continuing to violate the Solid Waste Management Rules by improper dumping of garbage at its dumping ground at Rongkhon Songgital in Tura. The Rongkhon Songgital Graveyard Committee (RSGC) while making the accusation claimed that due to continuous and improper dumping […]
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Verla-Canca VP to appoint agency on trial basis for garbage handling 19.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Mapusa: In a bid to tackle garbage problem, Verla-Canca panchayat has decided to appoint a private agency on trial basis for management of garbage in the village. The proposal for appointment of agency was approved during the ordinary gram sabha of the village held on Sunday. Sarpanch Milton Marques informed the gram sabha that the …
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