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Investors' summit waste of public money, says Mayawati 24.2.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The Lucknow Municipal Corporation had spent Rs 24.25 crores for the event.
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Bengaluru: Now, poles to deter footpath riders 24.2.2018
Bengaluru: Fed up with the volley of complaints against motorists who insist on riding over footpaths, Ulsoor traffic police have found a unique way to help curb the menace. Police personnel, who brainstormed the issue, decided upon a foolproof plan: To use waste and damaged poles (that once held traffic signages) to stop footpath riding. According to a senior police official, "Ulsoor traffic police found a number of poles lying unused across the station premises. These were cut to three feet in height, welded on one side and erected on footpaths across 100 Feet Road Indiranagar, as well as near the Ulsoor Metro Station."  These poles also come with reflective stickers, so they don"t cause untold hazards during the nights. "These will act as a suitable obstruction to riders attempting to traverse across footpaths," the official said.  Fortunately, the plan has worked smoothly so far and has stopped motorists from riding on pavements.  "It"s also a ...
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Anganwari workers, Nagar Palika staff protest in Panipat 24.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panipat, February 23 Anganwari workers, with ‘thalis’ in their hands, staged a protest at the Mini-Secretariat for the fifth consecutive day today. The protesters earlier gathered at the CITU office at the Geeta colony and held a march to the Mini- Secretariat. Another group of anganwari workers, affiliated to the Bharatiya Majdoor Sangh, also held a demonstration at the Mini-Secretariat. A huge traffic jam was witnessed on NH-1. Sunil Dutt, working president, CITU; Jai Bhagwan, secretary, Kashmir Singh, presiden of the Sarv Karmchari Sangh, Tejpal, secretary, and other leaders addressed the protesters. Members of the Nagar Palika Karamchari Sangh staged a protest against the MC for allotting garbage lifting work to a China company. Notably, door-to-door garbage collection was started in seven wards yesterday. The protesters gathered at the MC office in the morning and organised a protest march to the Mini- Secretariat. They submitted a memorandum to CTM Sandeep Aggarwal. Govt’s ...
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Clean air drive: 3,000 challans issued 24.2.2018 Hindu: Rx
Fortnight-long initiative was launched by Vardhan, Kejriwal on February 10
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Bhatti promises RUB, other works 24.2.2018 The Tribune

Malout, February 23

Local MLA Ajaib Singh Bhatti, who is the Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, today informed the mediapersons that the main demand of local residents regarding the construction of a railway under-bridge (RUB) connecting the cremation ground would be met soon.

“The Congress government is starting a number of new development works in Malout town, which will include the railway under-bridge. Besides, the government has released Rs 10 lakh to install street lights in the town. The location of the police station and fire brigade complex will also be made people friendly,” said Bhatti.

He added that a garbage dumping site would also be found soon.

Besides, the government is contemplating to set up a government college in the town, claimed Bhatti. — TNS

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Secunderabad Cantonment Board awaits land allocation to shift garbage station 24.2.2018
HYDERABAD: The ball is squarely in the Army establishment"s court regarding the shifting of the existing garbage transfer station from Mahatma Gandhi Community Hall in Trimulgherry.  SCB authorities have written to the Local Military Authority to allot a vacant land for this purpose. SCB CEO Mr S.V.R. Chandrashekar and Brigadier Manish Upadhyay have also inspected a few sites, mostly A-1 lands, for the purpose. The SCB top brass has also written to the military and are awaiting response. Health and sanitation staff in the SCB collect over 100 metric tonnes of waste daily from the eight wards. Of this, the army accounts for nearly 30 percentage of the waste, collected from its various establishments, offices and residential colonies. "We want the army to give 5 to 10 acres of land ideally for this purpose. This garbage point is as important to army as the SCB because it is the cantonment that is rendering services to the former as well. We are hoping for a positive response on two or ...
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Kasturba Hospital gets ‘mercury-free’ certificate 24.2.2018 Hindu: Home

Kasturba Hospital, has moved from conventional mercury-based equipment to safer digital instruments.

A statement issued by the hospital here on Friday said that the dial type BP apparatus

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Makers oppose plastic ban, experts say it’ll never take off 24.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Manufacturers claim industry employs nearly 5 lakh people
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Steps to restore water flow in Mampuzha river 23.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
Dredging will start on March 4, says district panchayat president
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HC notice on labels on liquor bottles 23.2.2018 deccanherald.com
The high court issued a notice to the government over the use of polyester-based excise adhesive labels on liquor bottles in the state. A division bench headed by Justice H G Ramesh issued the notice while hearing a public interest litigation filed by Ramprasad, a social worker and Rajesh Babu, Secretary of Swaccha, a city-based non-government organisation for waste management. The petitioners have challenged the use of labels saying that are non-biodegradable and non-recoverable. The court issued notices to the excise commissioner, additional chief secretary to the state government and joint commissioner of excise, distilleries and breweries in the matter. The petitioners are seeking courts direction to quash the impugned tender notification for production of polyester-based holographic excise adhesive labels vide tender dated January 3, issued by the excise department for the production of totally polyester-based excise adhesive label (EAL) instead of paper-based hologram embedded excise adhesive ...
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High court pulls up BBMP for defying court orders on SWM 23.2.2018 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka High Court on Friday, directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to deposit Rs 50,000 for failing to comply with the courts directions pertaining to setting up of additional solid waste management plants in all the wards of the city. A division bench of Justice B S Patil and Justice B V Nagarathana was hearing a batch of public interest litigations filed by Kavitha Shankar, Leo Saldanha and others who charged the BBMP of dumping solid waste in the quarries of Bagalur, Mittiganahalli and Bellahalli. The petitions, being heard by the court since July 2012, are concerned with tackling solid waste management crises. The court directed the BBMP commissioner to take strict action against the ward committees and erring officials who fail to comply with the courts directions. The court also directed the commissioner to file a compliance of the courts directions through an affidavit that shall be submitted in the next hearing. The court came down heavily on the BBMP and orally observed ...
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The champions of clean air 23.2.2018 Hindu: S & T
Clean air is turning into a rare commodity as India’s towns and cities become the dumping ground for a variety of pollutants. In this seemingly bleak scenario, the author profiles five Indians whose courageous battle for cleaner air offers a ray of hope to fellow citizens
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BBMP’s objective may be to make city dirtiest: HC 23.2.2018 Hindu: News
Imposes cost of ₹50,000 on civic body; directs commissioner to act against erring staff, elected representatives
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Experiments that changed lives 23.2.2018 Hindu: News
Auroville, a township that promotes human unity, has redefined social and economic transformation
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Traders now under user fee ambit for waste management 23.2.2018 Hindu: News
Corporation hopes to collect up to ₹70 lakh a month in terms of user fee
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Kollam jail plagued by many ills 23.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Threat of water shortage and disease outbreak in overcrowded jail
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With no bins, residents dump garbage in the open 23.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Woes of waste disposal have only increased after Vellore adopted ‘no-dumping’ policy and launched door-to-door collection
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70% houses covered: official 23.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues

Moving to source segregation of garbage, Vellore Corporation has commenced door-to-door collection of waste across the city. According to officials, 70% of the nearly 1.20 lakh households in the ci

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Maduravoyal flyover in a bad shape 23.2.2018 Hindu: Chennai
The facility lacks sufficient illumination at night; garbage and construction debris are found along the service lanes
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‘Welcome To New York’ review: An agonising experience in every way 23.2.2018 Free Press Journal: Film Reviews
Film: “Welcome To New York”; Director: Chakri Toleti; Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha,
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