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Cabinet orders audit over 'discrepancies' in hospitals 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Clears set up of waste treatment plant at Bawana.
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'Lack of alternatives drive people to plastic' 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
This year, India has pledged to ban all single-use plastics by 2022 and also plans to introduce a campaign against marine litter.
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Raigad victims poisoned by pesticide: tests 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Those admitted to the Raigad state-run hospital told the police that the cloth used to cover the food smelled of insecticide.
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Notices to two hospitals 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Muktsar: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Thursday issued show-cause notices to two private hospitals of Muktsar for not disposing of the bio-medical waste as per rules. These are Rajindra Hospital and Anand Hospital. “Three hospitals were checked on Thursday and two of them were found to be flouting rules so notices were served,” said Daljit Singh, SDO, PPCB. These hospitals have been asked to follow the waste management rules, he added. TNS

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Farm, agriculture input shops inspected 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Nawanshahr: During a joint raid on dairies in Banga subdivison, Dairy Department and Food Safety team collected four sample of milk and desi ghee.

Davinder Singh, Dairy Development Officer, and Manoj Khosla, Assistant Commissioner, Food Safety Department, said,“ To ensure adulteration-free milk products, the drive will be intensified in the coming days. From January to May, as many as 160 samples of various food products have been collected.”

Out of these, 62 samples were not found up to the mark and cases had been filed in the court of ADC. A fine of Rs 2,23,500 had been imposed upon defaulters. As per the directions of Deputy Commissioners, the samples were collected from big, medium and small units.

On the other hand, following a comprehensive action plan, teams of the Agriculture Department checked 15 shops of agriculture inputs on Thursday in the district.

The shop owners were directed to sell inputs, recommended by the Agriculture Department. —TNS

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Diarrhoea cases decline in Mauli Jagran 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 21 A day after the Health Department had issued a report which proved that water contamination had led to the diarrhoea outbreak in Mauli Jagran five days ago, the cases have finally began to decline in the area. Nearly 10 cases of mild diarrhoea were reported on Thursday, taking the count to total 171 patients. On the other hand, Health Department teams continue to conduct their field visits. The teams on Thursday visited nearly 100 houses. Besides distributing chlorine tablets, the teams also collected samples of the water stored in the houses. According to the health official, the real worry is about the water stored in the houses. “There is a huge scarcity of water and we fear that people may have stored contaminated water. We went to the houses and advised people to clean their water tanks and store fresh water,” said a health department employee while conducting the survey. On June 18, the Health Department had collected water samples from five tube wells which ...
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AYUSH treatment addresses children’s malnutrition: officer 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The treatment of nearly 1,000 children was taken up on a pilot basis in January
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‘900 tonnes of sulphuric acid removed from Sterlite plant’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Material being transported to various industries, says Collector
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Venkaiah says loan waiver not a permanent solution 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Multipronged strategy needed to make agriculture viable: Vice-President
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Plea in HC over govt’s decision to fell trees 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘AAP govt has failed to take necessary steps to curb pollution’
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Mehra family’s vertical garden cynosure of all eyes 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 21 At a time when people complain of shortage of horizontal space to develop gardens, the holy city’s Mehra family has come up with a novel idea of erecting a vertical garden using used plastic bottles. A brain child of a trained interior designer and homemaker, Gitanjali Mehra, and her IRS husband, Rohit Mehra, the technique has widely caught the eyes of neighours who too have started erecting vertical gardens at their homes. Geetanjali says, “I am open to provide consultation to anyone who is interested in having a vertical garden. We think that lack of space should not be a hindrance in turning your surroundings green.” She said that in Ludhiana where her husband is posted as an Additional Commissioner, Income Tax, the vertical gardens have been erected at many schools and even at Gurdwara Dukhniwaran. Talking about the procedure, she tells that one needs used plastic bottles, screws to attach bottles to wall and a simple drip irrigation system. “Initially we ...
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Paddy scam accused still out of police reach 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 21 District Food and Civil Supplies Controller AP Singh and Inspector Gurinder, said to be the prime accused for the bungling of government paddy, are still out of the reach of Vigilance sleuths. District Food and Civil Supplies Officer Raminder Singh Bath and Assistant Food Supply Officer Vipin Sharma are in the custody of the Vigilance Bureau. The investigation so far has brought forth incriminate evidence against the suspects who failed to perform their duties due to “corrupt” practices in the department. Huge quantity of government paddy worth crores of rupees was found misappropriated from Virumal Mulakhraj rice mill at Jandiala Guru allegedly by the owners of the mill. The incident came to light when the owners went underground after shutting down the mill. According to Vigilance officials, the rice mill was allotted around 18 tonnes of government paddy for milling against its capacity of 5-6 tonnes and that is not possible without the involvement of the food and ...
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No function, rally at Girgaum Chowpatty, says Bombay High Court 22.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Bombay High Court said on Thursday that: "Beaches are an essential part of the environment, and if a beach is polluted, it will violate fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, which mentions the right to live in a pollution-free environment." The HC observed this while restraining any public functions or rallies other than those approved to be held at the Girgaum Chowpatty. A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice PN Deshmukh said: "There are very few open spaces in this city for a common man to breathe fresh air. Moreover, it (Chowpatty) is a major tourist attraction. Article 51 (A) (G) makes it every citizen's duty to protect the beach. It cannot be damaged by holding functions and rallies." The state government held the 'Make In India Week', a two-day event, at the Chowpatty, in 2016, after being granted an ad-interim relief by the Supreme Court. A major fire had broken out during the event. As per the committee, three functions are permitted annually at the ...
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City to get one more desalination plant, at Perur 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
In a few years, Chennai will have one more desalination plant dotting its shoreline to cater to its growing water needs. Chennai Metrowater has starte
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HC says no to extending deadline for regularising constructions on ECR 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Chennai Corporation says it has so far issued notices to 798 building owners
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Committee to review service extension 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 21

The state government has constituted a six-member officer’s committee to review cases of officers with the objective of providing them extension in service as decided by the Cabinet earlier. The committee will be headed by Chief Secretary DS Dhesi as its Chairman.

The other members will be Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management, Administrative Secretary Finance Department, Administrative Secretary of the department concerned whose employee is seeking extension, head of the department concerned and Secretary General Administration.

The committee will examine the cases of officers whose re-employment is essential to deliver services to citizens and to meet the objectives of the department, the order signed by the Chief Secretary reads.

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‘A.P. doing well, but key issues need to be tackled’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Eminent panel of economists releases list of 77 govt. interventions
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SCR emerges first 100% LED-lit zone 22.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Saves ₹3 crore, reduces carbon emission by 3,187 tonnes per year
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NRSC to keep a hawk’s eye on forest encroachments 22.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Forest Department signs MoU with NRSC on monthly sharing of geo-spatial data
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AIIB comes under attack from activists 22.6.2018 Hindu: News
Protest mounts against bank’s $200-million offer for proposed $2.1-billion NIIF
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