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Water dispute: ASI opens fire, three injured 22.11.2017 The Tribune

Muktsar, November 21

Three farmers of Husnar village in Gidderbaha sub-division sustained injuries when an ASI of neighbouring Babanian village allegedly opened fire at them from his service revolver over water dispute last evening.

The injured — Kuldeep Singh, Harchand Singh and Resham Singh — were admitted to hospital in Bathinda.

A number of residents of Husnar village today protested the incident. They met the Gidderbaha SDM and later gathered at Gidderbaha police station.

They alleged that ASI Amrik Singh, his son Kuldeep Singh, brother Angrej Singh and some farm labourers attacked the natives of their village. Sources said the accused wanted excess water supply to his fields, which led to the dispute. — TNS

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To save Dal, weed removal given priority 22.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, November 21 The management of weeds inside the Dal Lake, Srinagar’s most recognisable landmark, tops the priority list in saving the fragile eco-system of the water body, a senior official said. The lake, which receives perennial high-altitude glacial melt and runoff from a catchment spread over more than 350 sq km, remains the focal point of continued conservation efforts of the Lakes And Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA). Abdul Hafiz Shah, vice-chairman of LAWDA, said the “management of weeds” inside the lake remained a priority for the agency and it had already launched a massive operation to cleanse the lake of lily patches. “The biggest challenge that we faced was the outgrowth of lily patches which were spread over 5 sqkm,” said Shah. To undo the damage to the lake, the waterways authority engaged 500 skilled labourers to cleanse the patches. “We have been able to clear 3 sqkm so far,” the official said. The authority has also carried out an experiment for ...
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Ruling MLAs to get Rs 25 crore each for developmental works 22.11.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI In a bid to speed up developmental works, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday assured the ruling MLAs that the government will sanction Rs 25 crore each for undertaking plan and non-plan works through the public works department (PWD) in their respective constituencies by March 2018. The meeting convened by the ...
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GCZMA issues show cause notice to builder for CRZ violation in Arpora 22.11.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has issued a show cause notice to M/s Dev Realtors, who had allegedly cut down mangroves, and filled salt pans for reclamation of land to construct two buildings within 50 metres of Arpora creek in clear violation of the provision of the CRZ Notification, ...
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Leopards spotted in TGR 21.11.2017
Leopards are the new guests at the Tippagondanahalli reservoir (TGR) area. The reservoir staff say that they spotted the wildcat on every alternate evening in the past 10 days. After the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) decided to resume water supply from the reservoir, the staff have taken up repair and maintenance work. Its during this time that they have spotted the leopards. One of the staff members said that he had seen the leopard many times during late evenings and there were cubs also with the wildcat. "I have spotted them many times in the past one week. But they have not attacked us till now. Although we dont work during the late evening, there are people who work round the clock to guard the dam and the filter house. There is always an element of fear," the worker said. Varun Kumar, range forest officer, Kaggalipura said he received phone calls from the BWSSB engineer about the presence of leopards. "Leopards are more scared than the humans when they come in conflict. There ...
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Natural springs at a low ebb in Wayanad 21.11.2017 Hindu: National
70% of natural springs in the district have vanished in four decades owing to anthropogenic interventions
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Malkajgiri area to be free of water woes soon 21.11.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
World Bank-aided water supply scheme nearing completion
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Hyderabad Airport installs waste recycling machines 21.11.2017 news
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has become the first airport in the country to commence installing waste recycling machines as a pilot project. The machines have been installed to crush plastic PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles, steel/aluminium cans and plastic bags in an eco-friendly way, said GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates the airport. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad has become the first airport in the country to commence installing waste recycling machines as a pilot project Wild West Media has provided two machines which were installed at strategic locations within the airport. This project has been taken up under the airport's signature #PassengerisPrime programme with the motive to inspire people to contribute towards environmental sustenance. Passengers will get an option to either make a donation or claim a discount coupon in return for submitting their empty plastic water bottles/bags/metal cans into the crushing ...
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Nine per cent Nepalis still lack toilet 21.11.2017 Central Chronicle
Kathmandu, A total of 2.6 million Nepalis, nine percent of the country’s total population, still... more »
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Minister's peeing clip: Congress says appoint him Swachh Bharat ambassador 21.11.2017 news
A day after the video of Maharashtra Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde peeing by the roadside surfaced, the Congress today took a dig demanding that he be appointed as the "brand ambassador" of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for the state. The clip purportedly shows Shinde urinating by the roadside on the Solapur-Barshi road when he was travelling in his car. Shinde had said that he was unwell after spending nearly a month touring the state for the government's flagship Jalyukta Shivar scheme and had to relieve himself in the open as he couldn't find a toilet while travelling. Taunting the minister, Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said Shinde proved on World Toilet Day yesterday that Maharashtra has become open defecation free. "...He should be appointed as the brand ambassador for Swacch Bharat mission of the state government," Sawant said in a statement issued here today. He accused the government of patting its back on "non-existing development". "Earlier, Urban Development department had shown a ...
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After missing deadline, BMC plans to open cycle track in Mulund in December 21.11.2017
The ambitious project of having a 33 km-long cycling network for Mumbaikars is yet to take off completely as encroachments along the pipeline continues to cause a hurdle. After missing the Diwali deadline to start a part of the cycling track along the Tansa Pipeline in Mulund, the BMC is planning to ready the stretch by December 31. The new cycling path is expected to be around 1.5 km-long. The BMC has been clearing encroachments along the pipeline for the cycle track Also Read:  Mumbai: Idli Vendor Saws Off BMC Railing To Improve Business, Held In order to keep the area around the water pipelines encroachment free, the civic body had proposed a cycling track, which has been stuck owing to several encroachments. The project is estimated to cost around R300 crore. On a pilot basis, the civic body had announced that it would be opening a one-km-long stretch from Mulund boundary of the Tansa pipeline to Silverbell CHS by Diwali. However, work on the track has far from begun. When contacted, Additional ...
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A dry solution 21.11.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
On finding solutions for water-intensive toilets in dry areas
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Hyderabad intl airport installs recycling machines in pilot project 21.11.2017 BusinessLine - News
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., which operates the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, has installed two machines as a pilot project for crushing plastic PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bo...
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Coldest night in Srinagar, Leh frozen at minus 10.2 21.11.2017 The Tribune
Srinagar, November 21 Srinagar on Tuesday witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius. “The coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir was, however, Leh where the minimum was minus 10.2,” an official of the Met Department said here. While Kargil town was at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius. In the city here, for the first time this season, people were seen struggling with frozen water taps in the morning. People lit small fires around exposed water taps to de-freeze them. The minimum temperature was minus 2.7 in Pahalgam, while Gulmarg recorded minus 5.6 as Tuesday’s minimum. In the Jammu region, the minimum temperature in Jammu city was 8.8, in Katra 9.6, Batote 5.4, Banihal 5.7 and Bhaderwah 2.1 degrees Celsius. Due to clear night sky, the weather office has forecast further drop in the night temperatures across the state till Thursday. ...
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Opposition takes digs, BJP left red-faced over Maharashtra minister incident of peeing in open 21.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: A day after the video of Maharashtra Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde peeing by the roadside
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City greenery impresses Chittoor councillors 21.11.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 20

A delegation of 34 councillors, along with Mayor K Hemalatha and Deputy Mayor Sri R Subramanyam, of Municipal Corporation, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, visited the city to understand the working of the civic body here.

“We are impressed by the greenery of the city and are looking forward to implementing it in our town. We are curious to see how the waste processing plant generates energy,” said councillor Kiran Kumar.

The delegation held a meeting with MC Additional Commissioner Saurabh Mishra and other senior officers and were briefed about corporation, roads, water supply, gardens and green belts, garbage processing plant, urban planning and architecture of the city.

The delegation visited the landfill site at Dadu Majra and various gardens of the city, including Rose Garden and Rock Garden etc.

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Canal breach: Floods here, water shortage there 21.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Hisar, November 20 With farmers busy in sowing and irrigating the germinated wheat crop in the region, lack of canal water supply at the tail-ends due to breaches has become a major cause for concern. A breach in the Juglan minor in Bahbalpur village of the district flooded some fields wherein farmers had sown the wheat crop a few days ago. Irrigation officials, with the help of farmers, managed to plug the breach by the evening. The farmers complained that poor maintenance and technical flaws in the minor had been resulting in frequent breaches, causing frequent losses to them. Azad Singh, whose newly sown crop was flooded, said the walls of the minor had become very weak. “Blockage due to broken tree branches cause water to overflow though we desilt the minor and clear the blockage. The canal requires repairs for smooth flow of water,” he said. Another farmer, Satish Kumar, said the breaches, besides inundating the fields, deprived those located at the tail-ends of water. Farmers ...
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Video of Maharashtra minister urinating in public goes viral 21.11.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
The incident occurred on a stretch of the Solapur-Barshi road when the water conservation minister was travelling in his car.
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Union flags concern over privatisation move 21.11.2017 Hindu: Kochi
DCI in strong position; not feasible to sell it, Centre told
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Video of minister peeing on roadside goes viral, NCP takes dig 21.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mumbai, November 20 Despite the Maharashtra Government claiming to have completed a record number of toilets across the state, its minister had to relieve himself on the road after failing to find a place of public convenience. (Follow  The Tribune on Facebook ; and  Twitter @thetribunechd ) After videos of Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde peeing on the road went viral over the weekend, the opposition parties claimed that the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan under which toilets were being constructed across the state had failed. “The government's Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan has failed. They have only looted money collected by way of cess on petrol and diesel,” Nationalist Congress Party spokesman Nawab Malik said. Shinde, who was touring the interiors of Maharashtra, reportedly relieved himself on the Solapur-Barshi road. The minister was quoted as saying that he was ill from travelling across the state to monitor the Jal Yukta Shivar water conservation ...
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