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Bescom’s plea to hike power tariff opposed 19.2.2018 Hindu: News
It had proposed 82 paise increase for all categories of consumers
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L&T Construction bags Rs 16.8 bn orders from Pune Municipal Corporation 19.2.2018 Latest News
Industrial conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on Monday said its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,680 crore from the Pune Municipal Corporation to revamp the water supply system in the city.
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Cauvery Water 19.2.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
It can be presumed that the Supreme Court on February 16 this year of 2018... more »
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Pune dams have highest water stock in Maharashtra 19.2.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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Sivasagar avian lovers condemn rampant killing of aquatic birds 19.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sivasagar avian lovers condemn rampant killing of aquatic birds
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Kejriwal inaugurates water pipeline project in Narela 19.2.2018 PTI: All news
Kejriwal inaugurates water pipeline project in Narela
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AMC spent Rs 435 cr on water in eight years 19.2.2018 DNA: Popular News
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has purchased Rs 435 crore worth water to cater to the water needs of citizens in last eight years, according to the information provided by leader of opposition Dinesh Sharma. Sharma on Saturday said how the civic body’s claim of providing water 24/7 is false and they have to purchase water from the state government. “From five different sources the civic body is managing to get water. And for all the five sources, the state government is charging money from AMC. Sadly, in spite paying crores of rupees to the state, people in city are not getting enough water,” said Sharma. “There is no regular water provided by AMC to its people. On an average, AMC pays Rs 8 crore monthly to the state government. Other than this, AMC also fetches water from its own sources like bore wells. Still some area do not get water,” Sharma said. He said that despite the Smart City label, AMC administration has to rely on tankers to reach out to people. “AMC has spent around Rs 2 crore in ...
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Jowai braces for UDP-NPP duel 19.2.2018 The Shillong Times
JOWAI: There are five candidates in fray from Jowai but the constituency in West Jaintia Hills is bracing for a duel between UDP’s Moonlight Pariat and NPP’s Wailadmiki Shylla. Pariat, who is a member of the Jaintia Hills district council, had contested the Assembly elections in the past but could not win. People here are […]
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BJP Thane chief accuses TMC of hacking mangroves 19.2.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
BJP workers alleged that several mangroves have been cut for constructing a compound wall adjacent to a creek.
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Sheesh Mahal geared up to host Heritage & Saras Mela 19.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service  Patiala, February 18  Sheesh Mahal is all set to host the Heritage and Saras (Sales of Articles of Rural Artisans Society) Mela, which is being organised after a gap of 11 years. The fair will commence on February 21.  Sheesh Mahal is all decked up with traditional artifacts. Colourful tents have been pitched up, making the view a vibrant one. The district administration is leaving no stone unturned to make the fair a great success. The Heritage and Saras Mela will provide people an opportunity to witness the cultural legacy of Punjab.  People have already started visiting Sheesh Mahal even before the starting of the festival. Harmanjeet Singh, a businessman, said, “My kids are really excited to see the preparations for the fair at Sheesh Mahal. We are happy that Heritage festival is being organised again after a long gap.” To give a local touch to the fair, the venue has been decorated with Patiala ‘parandis’. The main stage has been set up in the center of the lake, on which ...
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No sewerage, poor roads add to woes of Nabha residents 19.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Nabha, February 18  Residents of the town are facing a tough time in the absence of sewerage system as sewage overflows on roads, leading to unhygienic conditions.  Unmetalled roads have added to their woes.  Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur had brought Rs 64 crore from the Centre for the sewerage project in 2013. However, the money was sent back as it remained unutilised in the absence of funds to be given by the previous SAD-BJP government. Later, senior SAD leader Makhan Singh Lalka had got Rs 96 crore sanctioned from the Punjab government in 2014 and the town got the first installment of the grant — Rs 3.25 crore.  However, the work on the project was stopped after the Congress government in the state asked the municipal corporations and municipal councils to return the amount lying with these. The work was being carried out by the Water supply and Sewerage Department and it had failed to metal the road in the streets where the sewerage pipes were ...
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Illegal water plants flood Muktsar 19.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Muktsar, February 18 A sudden rise in the number of private water treatment plants in Muktsar for commercial purposes has caught the authorities unawares. Operating without licence, the plants are drawing underground water allegedly from unauthorised borewells. Officials of departments concerned admitted that the suppliers did not seek any legal permission. Dr Sukhpal Singh, civil surgeon, said: “Water purifying units need no permission from the health department as they do not fall under its purview.” Bipan Kumar, executive officer, Muktsar Municipal Council, said: “We don’t have a dedicated wing to test the quality of drinking water. So, the council doesn’t look after water treatment plants.” Jagmohan Singh, SDO, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, said: “Water plants set up in association with the state government are controlled by this department but we have never lifted samples from any private RO plant.” Rakesh Mohan Makkar, SDO, Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Malout, ...
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Heritage lovers against civil work in moat around Gobindgarh Fort 19.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 18 Heritage experts in the city are against the ongoing civil work in the moat encircling the 18th century Gobindgarh Fort, a fine specimen of war preparation during the period of Sikh Misls and Maharaja Ranjit Singh. As per the plan, a new small water channel, walkway and landscaping will be raised in it. They rue that it will alter the original heritage architecture. It has left the heritage lovers fuming who say that changing the historic character of any monument is against both national and international rules. Heritage Conservationist Balvinder Singh said the National Commission on Urbanisation, in its reports published in 1988, had categorically stated that neither an elevated road nor a flyover or a road widening scheme should be allowed in historic towns. Quoting guidelines of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), issued in 1987, he said that it categorically stated that any activity that destroyed the historic character of the town ...
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Uma to launch drinking water plan on February 20 19.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, February 18 Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti will launch national drinking water programme “Swajal” from Uttarakashi district in Uttarakhand on February 20. Introducing the programme, she said it would be implemented in six states, including Uttarakhand, as a pilot project. Swajal is a community-owned programme for sustained potable water supply. She spoke about employment generation expected from the implementation of ‘Swajal’ and the next level of activities under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), i.e. solid and liquid waste management, under which a convergence-based programme is being launched next week.   A proposed “Ganga Gram” programme will also be launched in Uttarkashi on February 20. It will be a model for solid and liquid waste management for all Ganga-bank villages as well as country’s other ODF villages. Spelling out the roadmap of implementation of cleanliness drive in rural India, she said it would be taken to the next level which ...
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Thousands rally against ‘destructive development’ of Kodagu 19.2.2018 Hindu: National
Focus of the rally was on proposed railway tracks which are poised to cut through Kodagu district
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Uma Bharti to launch national drinking water programme in Uttarakhand 18.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, February 18 Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti will launch a new national drinking water programme named ‘Swajal’ from Uttarakashi district in Uttarakhand on February 20. Introducing the programme, she said it will be implemented in six states, including Uttarakhand, as pilot. Uttarakhand has been chosen for launching the first pilot. Swajal is a community owned programme for sustained potable water supply. Bharti said: “Swajal’s implementation and the following next level of activities under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) will open avenues for generation of employment in rural-India.” Next level of activities under the Swachh Bhart Mission, include solid and liquid waste management under which a convergence-based programme will be kicked off next week. A proposed ‘Ganga Gram’ programme will also be launched in Uttarkashi on February 20. It will be a model for solid and liquid waste management for all Ganga-bank villages as well as country’s other ODF ...
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Romeo the lonesome frog is feeling the love 18.2.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Global Wildlife Conservation teamed with dating website Match to raise money for Romeo's last shot at romance.
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'We don't just have an environmental crisis, but a govt in denial as well' 18.2.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
India is witnessing a high level of environment conflict across the landscape
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Social media helps Romeo the lonely frog find his Juliet 18.2.2018
LA PAZ: In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined.      A campaign to raise $15,000 by Valentine's Day to fund a search for Romeo's Juliet before he croaks generated $25,000, an environmental group said. Romeo is the last known frog of his kind. Given the normal life span of Sehuencas water frogs, he has only about five years left to live, giving urgency to his love quest       Texas-based Global Wildlife Conservation teamed with dating website Match and the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative to raise money for Romeo's last shot at romance. "People from around the globe showed their love this Valentine's Day for the world's loneliest amphibian," the environmental group said in a statement dated Friday.      We are partnering up with @Match to play cupid for Romeo, the world's loneliest frog! Show Romeo a little love this #ValentinesDay and help find a #Match4Romeo ! ...
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Gujarat government asks cops to save water 18.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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