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Lighthouses near Mumbai may soon become tourist destinations 24.9.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Mumbai: This Navratri, ‘silent Garba’ at Malad pandal 24.9.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Fish harvesting plummets alarmingly in Bay of Bengal 24.9.2017 thehansindia3899
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Call to revive rivers 24.9.2017 thehansindia3899
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Even low levels of air pollution could damage kidneys 24.9.2017 thehansindia3913
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PRLIP gets green nod 24.9.2017 thehansindia3900
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Soft power, development could create peace in J&K: Gen Malik 24.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, September 23 General (retd) VP Malik, who was the Army chief during Kargil war, said by conducting surgical strikes along the LoC, India had sent a ‘message’ to Pakistan in terms of capability and range of retaliatory options to deter cross-border terrorism. General Malik was speaking to students on the second day of the IBS leadership summit here on Saturday.  He added that now there was a political will and ascent to conduct such strikes in retaliation to continued terrorist attacks by Pakistan backed terror outfits.  Speaking on the Kashmir issue, General Malik said he remained optimistic that ‘soft power’ and development could contribute towards peace in future.  “We need to win the hearts and minds of people and involve local community,” he said, adding that the military was contributing through sadbhavana initiatives.  “But first, we have to control the violence. It is important to create conditions where development could thrive and create jobs for the youth. The ...
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Don’t waste, fashion it out 24.9.2017 The Shillong Times
The urban waste that is generated around us today is mindboggling. But the same waste can have a new life, Maiyankini Bose finds out how
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Say bye to dark circles 24.9.2017 thehansindia3930
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Exploring the art of masses 24.9.2017 thehansindia3930
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Soon, battery-operated vehicles at Amber 24.9.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Training to tackle disasters at Chennai airport 24.9.2017

Chennai: Around 200 officials from various departments took part in the five-day sensitizing session, organised by National Disaster Management Authority at Chennai Airport.

The staff from Airports Authority of India, airlines, police department, fire service and Central Industrial Security Force, were selected for the five-day training which ended on Saturday. According to the Joint General Manager, Chennai airport, K. Selva Kumar, the first-of-its kind awareness session would be conducted in 11 other airports in the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, besides Chennai.

The personnel would be trained on the measures taken in the airport during the natural disasters including cyclone, floods and fire.

Meanwhile, state disaster management force authorities who have completed a few rounds of discussion on monsoon arrangements, have planned to reach out to western districts in case if it rains heavily in October.

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Conclave highlights need for holistic health 24.9.2017
Chennai: Third edition of Radiant Wellness Conclave titled, "India tomorrow through disruption in nine dimensions of wellness" highlighting various aspects of intellectual, emotional, health, physical, financial, spiritual, occupational, social and emotional wellness was held in Chennai on Saturday. Danseuse Dr Padma Subrahmanyam was felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award, former tennis player Vijay Amritraj with the Wellness Icon Award, and Mithali Raj was awarded the Youth Sports Icon of Excellence Award at the conclave. Shashi Tharoor, Anna Chandy, Babu Krishnamoorthy, Dr Sree Sudha Chepyala and Colonel David Devasahayam were amongst the prominent speakers at the conclave. Tharoor stressed on environmental among others. Urbanisation and industrialisation has changed the meaning of wellness, said Tharoor. "The young workforce of India has numerous opportunities to utilise various sectors and contribute in the overall development of the country," he said. Dr ...
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Rivers gasp for lifeline 24.9.2017
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala lags behind in the protection of its 44 rivers all of which originate from the Western Ghats. The rivers, backwaters, streams, canals and other inland water bodies, which are monsoon-fed, shrink into rivulets or dry up during summer due to sand mining and development activities. As the World River Day is observed on the last Sunday of September, experts say that there is no co-ordination among various departments for the protection of our rivers. As per the statistics provided by the Indian meteorological department, the annual rainfall of Kerala is more than double the national average. It receives about 3107 mm as against the national average of 1197 mm. Kerala has a rich biodiversity and the tropical rainforests are spread across 13 agro-ecological zones based on topography, rainfall distribution, soil and altitude. Nonagenarian Sunderlal Bahuguna, noted Garhwali environmentalist and Chipko movement leader, had said, "it is because of forests alone the rivers are ...
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Street plays capture society’s diversity 24.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 23 Equality for transgenders, care and proper treatment of the mentally disabled, unemployment, atrocities on women, the challenges of being a girl growing up in India —- such were the themes that young students of various colleges of the city brought forward in ‘Straight Outta Street’, the nukkad section of the city’s most active and popular theatre group — Yuvaa’s National Theatre Festival, Yuvaa Rang Utsav 4, that saw as many as 10 different street plays performed at three different venues in the city over three days. Thousands of young boys and girls of the city witnessed and applauded these performances. Bawre Group from the National Institute of Technology broke the ice over the less talked and enacted topic of the biased treatment that society metes out to transgenders in general while the Kalakaar Group enacted an emotionally charged performance on the ill-treatment of mentally different young men and women. Unemployment and the resultant spurt in crime, ...
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GNDU honours students for plantation 24.9.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 23

Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), honored students, who have been involved in environment conservation activities, with letters of appreciation at a special function organised in the committee room of the VC office. Registrar Prof Karanjit Singh Kahlon was also present. Prof Sandhu said the group of volunteer students was engaged in the plantation drive at the GNDU and the city without any financial assistance.

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Beauty Bosses 24.9.2017
There"s never been a better time to be a woman in the beauty startup world. While some look to beauty to launch a second or even third career, there are many who propelled the commercial and aspirational modern beauty business in the late 20th century. We are talking of game-changers, risk-takers, trend-starters and trailblazers who have changed the industry as we know it, and made this world a little more beautiful for all of us. These women are revolutionising India"s beauty space through sheer guts. The guts to launch companies, execute big ideas and set the trends that appeal to millions of women in the country"s metros and small towns. This is the story of how their ambitions have shaped our relationship with beauty. These women are all different, yet they share similar stories of triumph in the face of hardship. Meet six of the most daring and dynamic women entrepreneurs who are smashing the glass ceiling, superwoman style. Vinita Jain, Chairperson and Managing Director of ...
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The mono vision 24.9.2017
Born in the green plains and vintage streets of the old Calcutta, Jayanta Roy always had an eye for art. Recollecting the days before economic liberalisation in 1991, he says, "Our life was so simple without multiple choices. I had an old film camera and loved the black and white images that I took." The lost one Deep in the Darjeeling woods Living close to the mountains and forests of Darjeeling, Roy had much experience in shooting mountain life. "Kolkata is a one night ride away from the Himalayas and people there are very helpful." The naga eye Peace But why monochrome? The artist responds, "I can relate to the classic and timeless feel of monochrome. I just don"t shoot randomly and then convert it to monochrome. I visualise and compose every image in black-and-white, which is very difficult in the initial stages of photography and needs years of practice." Ariel tapestry Talking about his popular work, "The Himalayan Odyssey" series, Roy shares, ...
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From village roads to U.S. tracks 24.9.2017 Hindu: States
Three girls from the drought-prone Mann taluka, Satara, are thirsty for more athletic achievements
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‘Never breached effluent discharge standards’ 24.9.2017 Coimbatore - City - The Times of India
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