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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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Hyderabad: Patancheru victims yet to get compensation 18.8.2017
Hyderabad: Though the victims of industrial pollution in Patancheru have been demanding compensation since 30 years, it has not materialised due to the lackadaisical attitude of the concerned officials.  The Supreme Court and the High Court had found that the 36 km river bed of Nakkawagu is polluted with chromium and arsenic, and had ordered a free and continuous water supply to all the affected villages.  The courts also ordered compensation to all the people whose land lay up to 500 metres of the riverbed. The residents alleged that they are yet to get the compensation as corrupt officials are changing the records.  On  July 31, the collector of Sangareddy district had submitted a report to the Pollution Control Board (PCB), and stated that water supply to six villages Kajipally, Inole, Byanthole, Artula and Chidruppa is being carried out via tankers and lorries.   "In the last 35 years, the number of industrial units have increased from 60 to over 400, and is spread ...
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Victory for Goa on Mhadei as K’taka assures SC to stop work 18.8.2017 The Navhind Times
PANAJI: The Supreme Court has disposed of a petition of the Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan (MBA) after Karnataka assured it to stop work of dam on the Mhadei river. Karnataka counsel Fali Nariman Thursday gave an assurance before the apex court that no construction work of the Kalasa-Bhandura project will be undertaken by the state. Following ...
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Mumbai pollution turns dogs blue 18.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mumbai, August 17 Effluents released by a dye unit into the Kasadi river in the township of Taloja in Navi Mumbai has resulted in several stray dogs turning blue over the past several days. With national and international media covering the blue-coloured dogs running loose in the township, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board conducted a probe and zeroed in on a dye manufacturer who allegedly released untreated effluents into nearby Kasadi stream. “We have asked the company to stop releasing untreated waste into the river within 15 days,” an official from the MPCB said, adding the company could be shut down if it not pay heed to the warning. Animal rights activists say stray dogs, who often wade through the river in search of food, end up with a film of blue on their coat. At least one dog has reportedly gone blind from the effects of the chemicals, say reports. The authorities, with the help of animal rescue organisations, have rescued at least five ...
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Gharial recruits: learn hunting to face for wild battles 18.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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GSM wants to have new  transport system for city 18.8.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
PANAJI: Urging the people of Panaji to save Goa from political “mafia”, Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) candidate Anand Shirodkar on Thursday warned people of Panaji not to fall prey to any bluffs. “A 365-day plan of Panaji is an eye opener for Panaji residents. Why did the MLA of Panaji, who represented Panaji for last ...
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CRPF deployed at four major irrigation projects on Godavari 17.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
High alert in view of the growing tension in Chhattisgarh
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Goa wins a Mhadei battle, Karnataka assures SC not to build canal for diversion 17.8.2017 Video News – The Navhind Times
Goa has won a major battle of Mhadei diversion issue. Not before the water dispute tribunal, but in the Supreme Court.Karnataka has assured the apex court that it would not go ahead with the construction of Kalsa-Bandura canal. The canal is built to divert the waters of Mhadei river to Malprabha river.
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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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Industrial pollution causes dogs to turn blue in Mumbai township 17.8.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mumbai, August 17 Effluents released by a dye manufacturer into the Kasadi river in the township of Taloja in Navi Mumbai has resulted in several stray dogs turning blue over the past several days. With national and international media outlets covering the blue coloured dogs running lose in the township, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board conducted a probe and zeroed in on a dye manufacturer who allegedly released untreated effluents into the Kasadi stream that runs nearby. (Follow  The Tribune on Facebook ; and  Twitter @thetribunechd ) “We have asked the company to stop releasing untreated waste into the river within 15 days,” an official from the MPCB said. He added that the department may shut down the company if the release of waste into the stream continued. According to animal rights activists in the area, stray dogs often waded into the river in search of food and ended up with a coat of blue on them. At least one dog has reportedly gone blind from the effects of the ...
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Warned, yet unprepared 17.8.2017 Downtoearth
States prone to floods have failed to implement management schemes, finds a performance audit of CAG
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CM bats for Athirapally hydel project 17.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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In Mumbai, stray dogs are turning blue in colour 17.8.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In a very shocking revelation, stray dogs in a region of Mumbai are turning blue in colour due
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Tirupati: Stupa built in memory of accident victims 17.8.2017

Tirupati: Residents of Munagapalem village in Yerpedu mandal built a monument (Smaraka Sthoopam) in memory of 16 persons, who were crushed to death under the wheels of a lorry in front of the police station at Yerpedu in Chittoor district on August 16 last year. The villagers named the monument after the martyrs who laid their lives to protect groundwater in the area.

It may be recalled that a lorry accident took place when they went to police station to complain against illegal sand mining in the Swarnamukhi river passing next to their village. Their concern was about depleting water levels because of illegal sand mining. The villagers formed a committee with one member from each house to fight against the menace then. As the ruling party leaders failed to come for inaugurating the monument because of the byelection in Nandyal, locals invited Padmasri awardee Munirathnam Naidu of Rayalaseema Seva Samiti who inaugurated the memorial on Wednesday.

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IT graduate posts video on FB against Tamil Nadu CM, held 17.8.2017
Chennai: An information technology graduate and the son of a farmer from Vellore was arrested by the police for allegedly sharing a self-made video on Facebook in which he issued life threats to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, the district collector and the superintendent of police of Vellore for continuing sand mining from Palar river bed. The arrested was identified as Vigneswaran of Thirumalaicheri village in Walajah. Apart from criminal intimidation, the youth was also slapped with Section 67 of the IT Act, and being abusive with foul language, police said.  His father own 13 acres of land in the village and had posted a video, taken on his mobile phone, against sand smuggling on Facebook. In the video he alleged that sand smuggling from Palar was done in connivance with the state government for the past 12 years. He had urged authorities to understand the plight of farmers due to sand mining in Palar river bed and then threatened the CM and other officials. The video was posted on ...
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Madras High Court stays sand mining in Cauvery 17.8.2017
Madurai: In a significant development, the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday passed an interim order staying the sand quarrying operations in a long stretch of the river Cauvery between Karur (Mayanur) and Tiruchirappalli. A division bench comprising Justices K. K . Sasidharan and G. R . Swaminathan ordered interim injunction based on a petition filed by one V.  Srinivasan from Musiri town who alleged illegal sand quarrying in the above mentioned river areas was causing threat to the very stability of the bridge near Kulithalai and water scarcity. Srinivasan also produced photographs and other documentary evidence, prima facie, to support his contention, said the court. The petitioner contended that due to indiscriminate sand quarrying activities in the river the water table in Karur and Tiruchy districts have gone down drastically which cause drinking water crisis for the people. The farmers were also suffering due to these unscrupulous mining activities, he said. Recording his ...
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Munagalapalem memorial unveiled 17.8.2017 thehansindia3899
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10 deaths in last two days in UP, toll now 33: Disaster management department 17.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Parrikar not serious about issue: Cong 17.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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Good rains bring heavy inflow into Hogenakkal 17.8.2017
Krishnagiri: The gauge station at Biligundulu, where Cauvery enters into Tamil Nadu, has recorded over 15,000 cusecs of water inflows on Wednesday, following good rains in Cauvery catchment areas. According to PWD sources, the inflows are not because of the discharge from Karnataka dams, but because of the good rainfall in the catchments area of the Cauvery. The inflow has increased to over 15,000 cusec against 10,000 cusecs on the previous day. Dharmapuri district administration has stopped the coracle service and asked the boat owners not to transport the picnickers for sightseeing despite the ban. The Hogenakkal police due to the increase in the water level have intensified the patrolling along the course of Cauvery to stop people from entering the river at prohibited places. This initiative was taken after two boys from Salem went missing in the river, a week ago. They drowned while taking bath at Kothikal, a prohibited place for picnickers. The body of 19-year-old R.Prem Kumar was recovered two days ...
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