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At least 70 farmers end lives in two months in Seema region alone 17.8.2019
ANANTAPUR: The suicide of farmer D. Bayyapu Reddy, 67, of Dadireddypalli in OD Cheruvu mandal, who owns 30 acres land in the district, has exposed the dreadful situation of the farming sector in Rayalaseema region and failure of governments to concentrate on precautionary measures to avoid series of suicides, due to crop failures, along with high state of debts. Bayappa Reddy family was familiar with land lords from Dadireddy Palli after lands were sold by the elders, who had 30 acres. Reddy was enthusiastic of raising various type of crops, including vegetables and fruit orchards with the help of groundwater sources as there is no perennial and assured sources in surrounding areas. The deep depletion of groundwater sources has led progressive farmers to search for tapping ground water, by drilling more borewells, to save the outstanding crops. He drilled at least 10 borewells but couldn"t get sufficient water. Debts of both banks and private lenders had reached to `26 lakh while Reddy was unable ...
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Slush in Kurnool storage tanks is of no help 17.8.2019
KURNOOL: The drinking water shortage in Kurnool has been compounded by the fact that the authorities could not do anything to alleviate the problem as they failed to clear the slush in summer storage tanks. With Tungabhadra flood water, Sunkesula Dam received good inflow. From Sunkesula, water was transferred to the summer storage tanks. Here the water became muddy and not fit for pumping, said the officials concerned in the municipality. The denizens of Kurnool have been getting water once in four days, that too through tanker supply. Kallur, Shareen Nagar, B-Camp, C-Camp, NR Pet, Chennamma circle, Old City, Bus Stand, I-town area and new colonies on Nandikotkur road have been virtually suffering due to lack of drinking water. Packaged water is available in departmental stores and also quickly going off the shelves, said Munirathnam, a resident of Ganesh Nagar. Kurnool MLA Hafeez Khan directed the municipal authorities concerned to swing into action and solve the water crisis. He summoned municipal ...
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Reprieve for Bhagiratha officials 15.8.2019
Hyderabad: The Mission Bhagiratha department has dropped action against officials who were accused of committing irregularities in the execution of the Comprehensive Water Supply Scheme (CPWS) in Gadwal, Mahbubnagar district. The specific charge was that they had allowed the contractor to used a different kind of pipe than the one specified Engineer-in-Chief, rural water supply and sanitation (RWS&S), Hyderabad, said a committee was constituted for a detailed investigation into the scheme. The committee in its report said the contractor had accepted responsibility and replaced the glass reinforced polyester (GRP)  pipeline with a ductile iron (DI) pipeline at his own cost. The pumping main was integrated to the grid of Gadwal segment and was functioning satisfactorily for the last six months. The committee said the officers be let off with a warning. The officers are: B.Srikanth, then executive engineer, RWS&S, Gadwal; then deputy executive engineers M. Anjaneyulu, K. Vijaya Kumar, T. Mega ...
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Health dept pulls up socks to battle after-flood diseases 14.8.2019
Thiruvananthapuram: With the possibility of an outbreak of waterborne and vector borne diseases likely in the flood-affected areas, the health department has put in place a comprehensive plan to tackle the danger. Along with the serving doctors, the authorities are seeking the services of nearly 500 doctors who have enrolled as volunteers for carrying out medical work in relief camps and flood affected areas. The health department staff has been asked to cancel their leave and report for duty for the exercise to tackle effectively communicable and infectious diseases during natural disasters. Health minister K.K. Shailaja reviewed the situation at a high level meeting here Tuesday. Nodal officers have been appointed for each district to carry out the cleaning and sanitation operations. The department has been directed to put in place required medical facilities to meet any situation arising during the natural calamity. The efforts should be to make all medical facilities available near flood-affected ...
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Foreign tourists hit by shutdown in Khajuraho 9.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Foreign tourists hit by shutdown in Khajuraho
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3 pound oyster caught in western France 9.8.2019
For a food festival that takes place in western France every year, oyster farmers put together a seafood feast of the freshest produce from the sea. "I was working in the channel and walking along I felt something with my foot," said Mathieu Naslin, an employee of the Viviers de la Guittiere oyster farm. "I picked it up and it was a huge oyster," he told AFP. Another massive oyster was found at a farm close by, in the Sables d'Olonne area. It weighed 1.4 kgs and was found in April. "It's extremely rare," said Naslin. He said that in his eight years on the job, he had seen nothing like it, reported NDTV. There are no doubt such bigger or even bigger oysters out there. The salinity level of the water body determines the size of the oysters. The salinity occasionally drops as a nearby lake usually dumps water into the channel. That throws off the levels of salt thus restricting the growth of the oysters. The oyster, which was nicknamed "Georgette" in honour ...
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Foreign tourists hit by shut-down in Khajuraho 9.8.2019 PTI: All news
Foreign tourists hit by shut-down in Khajuraho
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San Francisco international airport to ban plastic water bottles 6.8.2019

Washington: The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is set to ban the use of plastic bottled water at its terminals.

"Beginning August 20, SFO shops, eateries and airline lounges can no longer provide or sell plastic bottled water," the airport authorities said via Twitter on Monday.

The ban is a part of broader SFO airport initiative to reduce plastic waste, according to media reports.

Airport spokesperson Doug Yakel said that the SFO has dozens of places where passengers can get filtered water.

SFO authorities said that shops and eateries can still provide reusable plastic bottles, but passengers have expressed concern that it may become an issue.

SFO is one of the biggest airports in the US, ranking the seventh-busiest in 2017, according to the Airports Council International.

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Hyderabad: Dengue, diarrohea cases on rise 2.8.2019
Hyderabad: Cases of dengue, fever, diarrhea and food contamination are at an all time high, stated doctors in the city as the prolonged summer and then rains have created a climate of debilitating viral infections. Viral infections are being noted in combination with problems of diarrhoea as water and food contamination is leading to outbursts across various parts of the city. Dr Hari Kishan B., senior general physician at Apollo Hospitals, explained, "Cases of dengue began being reported from May onwards and has been very high in July. The numbers are at an all time high this year compared to July last year." District medical and health officers recorded only 70 dengue cases in July but doctors state that the number is higher. Dr Anish Anand, senior general physician, said, "All dengue cases do not require admission and as they are coming early, they are being effectively treated. But the numbers are much higher compared to last year. In 2018, the cases started coming from July and ...
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NGT directs Centre to submit report on plea to make water wastage a penal offence 29.7.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
NGT has sought an action taken report from the Centre about saving water on a plea for making its wastage a penal offence, and noted that 33 percent people in India do that just by keeping the taps running even when not in use, especially during activities such as brushing and bathing.
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Kerala Cong workers sprinkle cow dung water to 'purify' venue after Dalit's protest 29.7.2019 The Asian Age | Home
In a counter-protest, the Youth Congress activists staged a march against the MLA, alleging her protest was an act to 'befool' the people.
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Chennai records 56 per cent above normal rainfall, but little water in reservoirs 29.7.2019
CHENNAI: Chennai has recorded 56 per cent above normal rainfall since June 1, with 247.5 millimetres rainfall from June 1 to July 27. Despite the good rains, Chennai"s reservoirs — Poondi, Cholavaram, Redhills and Chembarakkam — have not seen any significant improvement in water levels. The combined storage at the four reservoirs stood at 16 Mcft against 1,734 Mcft last year. Chennai, which has been facing the worst water crisis since April, is dependent on supplies from desalination plants, Veeranam lake, quarries and agricultural wells in neighbouring districts. The normal rainfall that Chennai receives every year from southwest monsoon season is 159.1 mm. The metro recorded 56 % above normal since June 1. The highest in the State is Tiruvannamalai district, which received 251.1mm rainfall between June 1 and July 27, which is 81 % higher than the normal amount of rainfall that the district gets during this time of the year. While districts in northern Tamil Nadu recorded decent ...
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ABITA reaches out to flood victims 28.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
ABITA reaches out to flood victims
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New water purification tech that curbs wastage 28.7.2019
Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based InnoDI Water Technologies Private Company has come up with an innovative technology called Capacitive Deionization (CDI) to purify water. This technology helps treat ground and surface water by reducing the amount of reject water and help retain essential minerals in the liquid and meets World Health Organisation standards. It is said that in current water purification technology methods nearly 60 percent of the raw water is wasted as a reject during purification and the rejected water goes down the drain. "Using CDI technology the water wastage is only up to 20 per cent water and unlike the Reverse Osmosis (RO) process, which takes away majority of the minerals from water, the CDI technology helps in removing all toxins like Fluoride, Nitrate, Arsenic etc, while retaining the desired levels of minerals required for our human body like calcium, magnesium etc," explained Vijay Sampath, MD, InnoDI. In CDI technology water is sent between carbon-based electrodes at low ...
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The A, B, C, D, and E of Hepatitis decoded 28.7.2019 The Navhind Times
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, July 28, gastroenterologist and hepatologist Harish Peshwe decodes the disease, some strains of which can develop lethal conditions in patients NT BUZZ The monsoons can trigger a plethora of illnesses, one of which is acute viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver caused by a viral infection. According …
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State incurs Rs 125-cr loss due to rain, flood 26.7.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Incessant rain coupled with flood in the state has caused damage estimated at around Rs 125 crore. Informing this here on Thursday, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Kyrmen Shylla said that altogether 180 villages and a population of 1.6 lakh in the two districts of South West Garo Hills and West Garo Hills were […]
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America's beaches are dirtier than ever before 25.7.2019
A report published in 2018, called "Safe for Swimming? Water Quality at Our Beaches" made an alarming revelation. For the research, 4,523 beaches in the USA were tested which revealed "potentially unsafe levels of fecal contamination on at least a day." Fecal matter contains dangerous levels of E. coli and Enterococcus and just plain disgusting even otherwise. The poop bacteria levels in the beaches in enough to make 32 out of every 1000 swimmers sick.    Over 13 percent (or 605) of the beaches had levels that went beyond the safe levels. It is not enough to stay away from the dirty beaches and go to only the clean ones. The Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes were the worst affected with 85 and 75 per cent contamination. The East Coast has the least contamination with just 48 per cent. Massachusetts, California and Florida had the dirtiest beaches among all in the country. Delaware had the lowest percentage of dirty beaches, reported Forbes. The fecal contamination is happening ...
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Flood relief by Excelcare Hospitals 25.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Flood relief by Excelcare Hospitals
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6 diseases that can affect your health this monsoon 24.7.2019
India has seen a shift in its rains. Concretisation leading to quick water logging, environmental change leading to torrential rains instead of the earlier prolonged continued drizzles and increased awareness of monsoon water as a resource and blessing, has struck deeper cords. While all are extremely grateful for every micro-drop of rain, the torrents and quick water loggings certainly have a way of inducing a sense of foreboding. Subtle but undeniable, is the additional need to ensure preventing the accompanying health hazards. Concretisation does not prevent, nay it worsens, the development of unhygienic conditions especially in the absence of a culture of basic preventive measures and leads to water-related diseases which, may manifest in a short time, or occasionally, cause subtle symptoms and remain undiagnosed until they present due to disease-related worsening severity or complication. While it is easy to say that early diagnosis is important, the eye does not see what the mind is not looking ...
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Post-flood relief measures in Goalpara 24.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Post-flood relief measures in Goalpara
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