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Orlando Bloom: I want a wife. Can you get me a wife? 26.5.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Race to the sunrise 26.5.2017 BusinessLine - BL Ink
In this excerpt from Islands in Flux, Pankaj Sekhsaria remembers when a remote Nicobar island almost lured tens of thousands over a non-event, before common sense prevailed
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Mumbai: Mahul Gaon residents raise issues of cleanliness 26.5.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The residents of Mahul Gaon at Chembur (east) who have been rehabilitated there by Brihanmumbai
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Students set example in social responsibility 26.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
28 presentations focusing on development made by head teachers at Mikavu 2017
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Kalasipalya market to get long-due overhaul 26.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Minister flagged off ₹10 crore rejuvenation project on Thursday
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Curbing vector-borne diseases: Delhi HC raps civic bodies, asks DGHS for plan 26.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Segregated waste collection from June 5 26.5.2017 Hindu: Vijayawada
Plastic bags to be supplied to residents for doing it
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Bengaluru: Pourakarmikas demand regular jobs 26.5.2017
Bengaluru: The city may witness garbage pile ups as pourakarmikas are planning to go on indefinite strike demanding regularisation of contract workers. Thousands of pourakarmikas took out a protest rally from BBMP headquarters to Freedom Park on Thursday. They symbolically expressed their anger over the delay in regularisation by holding broomsticks. Narayan, state president of the Karnataka Rajya Nagarapalike, Nagarasabhe, Purasabegala Pourkarmikara Mahasangha told Deccan Chronicle, "Three years have rolled ever since a bill was passed in 2014 to regularize contract pourakarmikas. We see no efforts from the state to implement the things assured in the bill." He stated that a 15-day ultimatum has been given the state government to address their demands. "If not we have no other option but to go on indefinite strike," Narayan said. Apart from the pourakarmikas in the city, Narayan warned that civic workers across the state will boycott work if their demands aren't met. Pourakarmikas who took part in the ...
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DC's Gamechangers: Shivakumar - This Varuna harvests the rain 26.5.2017
A.R. Shivakumar's has championed sustainable living for years and his charming, brick-walled home, Sourabha, in Vijayanagar, is at the epicentre of his life's work. The Principal Investigator of the Rainwater Harvesting Project with the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, A.R. Shivakumar hasn't paid a water bill in years! Not a drop goes to waste in his home's rainwater harvesting system, with the water being used for all purposes aside from drinking. "A 40x60 site in Bengaluru receives about 2 lakh litres of rainwater during a normal monsoon. This can be stored for domestic use and to recharge groundwater." And it can be done, too. Shivakumar has designed rainwater harvesting plants for the Vidhana Soudha and the High Court, making both buildings completely self-sufficient. "Bengaluru receives 21 TMC of rain each year and the BWSSB draws 19 TMC from the Cauvery. Harvesting even half our rainwater might free us of shortages." Sourabha was built in 1994 and its rainwater harvesting system ...
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We want higher education to focus on innovation: Prakash Javadekar 26.5.2017 DNA: Popular News
Three ministries in three years is a task for anyone. However, Prakash Javadekar, currently Union Minister for Human Resource . Development, has handled all of them with aplomb. In fact, his latest assignment was seen was a sign of the Prime Minister's growing confidence in his abilities after he had successfully taken on challenges in Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Parliamentary Affairs. In an interview to Shailendra Paranjpe, he talks about his achievements in all these ministries during his tenures there. As far as HRD ministry is concerned, what are your achievements? (The) Biggest challenge was assessment of deteriorating quality of government schools and we zeroed in on this challenge. We gave a thrust on learning outcomes and competence of students by deciding minimum competence level. With introduction of such competence levels, we won't see anymore that a Class 8 student can't perform Class 3 mathematics. But wasn't it there previously? It was mentioned in ...
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No incinerator at Kottayam Medical College Hospital despite funds 26.5.2017
KOTTAYAM: The Kottayam Medical College Hospital has no incinerator yet even after two years since the fund was allotted while different kinds of waste from various departments pose a health threat. As of now, all except biomedical wastes are being dumped at the precincts of its compound. Sources say the biomedical wastes are sent to Palakkad, and the rest dumped in its compound, though Rs 75 lakh was allotted for buying the incinerator and Rs 10 lakh for the building. The incinerator should have the capacity to process 1,500 kg of waste in half an hour, separating surgical, biomedical, food and other kinds of wastes. The MCH authorities say the construction of the building is in its final phase. “We expect the arrival of the incinerator shortly,” MCH superintendent Dr T.K. Jayakumar told DC. The incinerator which was established in 2004 became dysfunctional by 2009 putting the waste disposal activities in disarray leading to allegations at a point that the medical and surgical wastes were dumped in pits ...
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Overflowing garbage hassles Bhawani Peth 26.5.2017 punemirror
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Ajni Railway Colony has become garbage dumping, burning ground 26.5.2017 Nagpur News, Latest Nagpur News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
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Tree plantation drive by foundation in Mumbai 26.5.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Mohali MC meet today: Solid waste plant, cow slaughter house agendas likely to be passed 26.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Municipal Corporation holds programme on waste segregation 26.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Inter-class dance competition 26.5.2017 The Tribune
Jalandhar: Every activity done at The Nobel has a purpose behind it. This time, The Nobelians learnt "unity in diversity" by performing the folk dances of various states. The students from Class I to V participated in the activity. Principal Meenakshi Mehta helped the class in-charges choose a state and prepare its folk dance. The students showed their talent class-wise and won the hearts of one and all present on the occasion. TNS Best out of waste working models Jalandhar: At KMV Collegiate Senior Secondary School, the Department of Chemistry organised a 'Best out of waste' competition. Acclaimed academician and principal Anuja Sharma was the chief guest of the occasion. In an overwhelming response to the call for participation, 70 students registered for the event. The models that were outstanding were rain-water harvesting, waste-water management, hydro active power plant and nuclear power plant. Himani and Anshuman from class XII won the first prize. The second prize was shared by Prabh and Simran ...
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Mohali civic body begins work on waste management plant 26.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, May 25 With the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) giving Rs 30 crore to the Mohali administration for acquiring land at Samgholi village for a solid waste management plant, the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MMC) has started its ground work in this direction. Mayor Kulwant Singh said a total of Rs 33 crore has been given by GMADA for the purpose. “For the plant, 50 acres have been acquired and now a detailed project report (DPR) is being prepared,” said Kulwant Singh. The project cost is expected to be Rs 150-200 crore. Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Dhiman said tenders in this regard would be floated within two months. “We have procured all clearances from the authorities concerned, including the National Green Tribunal,” said Dhiman. With the coming up of the plant, the city’s major problem of managing solid waste would be addressed. Besides, 18 more municipal committees, including that of Gobindgarh, Dera Bassi, Lalru, Nangal, Banur, Morinda, Bassi Pathana, ...
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Compost garbage, get 10% property tax rebate 26.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 25 City residents will get a 10 per cent rebate on property tax if they segregate wet and dry garbage at source and process it through local composting in their respective societies. Ahead of the nationwide wet and dry garbage segregation and collection scheme, to be launched on World Environment Day on June 5, the local Municipal Corporation has announced that those who compost wet garbage in their society premises will get the rebate. The societies can get a ditch dug or put up a machine for the purpose. The civic body will share the plan, including the scientific method and literature, with residents regarding the composting process. It has also been decided that there will three prizes -- first, second and third -- for societies that manage and process garbage in an efficient way. Local composting will save the transport cost and manpower of the civic body. The biodegradable waste can be used for various purposes, including production of biogas, electricity and ...
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Kolayad grama panchayat goes strong on biodiversity mission 26.5.2017
KANNUR: Kolayad grama panchayat of Kannur district has bagged the award for the best biodiversity panchayat in the state for its projects to conserve biodiversity and safe disposal of plastic wastes. All these projects are coordinated by a committee which is chaired by the president of the gram panchayath. Speaking to DC, Suresh Kumar K.P, president, Kolayad gram panchayat, said that for the last four years, they had been working  on the conservation of biodiversity and disposal of plastic waste. “At present the panchayat is on a mission called ‘Mega Cleaning’ where people collectively work to remove unused plastic items from their households and shops.” “Apart from the disposal of plastic wastes, we also initiate activities to promote afforestation with the help of the Social Forestry wing,” he added. There are 14 wards in the panchayat and in each ward, there is a team of volunteers named Haritakarma Sena. “These volunteers do a great job in collecting plastic waste from the houses and educating ...
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