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India’s ‘smart’ cities plan may adversely impact environment: study 23.7.2017 World News – The Navhind Times
PTI LONDON India’s plans to create 100 new ‘smart’ cities to support the country’s rapidly growing urban population may have a significant detrimental impact on the environment, unless greater emphasis is placed on supporting infrastructure and utilities, a major study has found. Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the UK conducted a detailed analysis ...
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Bizmen apprised of new industrial policy 23.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 22 After preparation of the draft of the new Industrial Policy-2017, the authorities concerned are getting ready to implement it in the coming few days. The policy fixes the target of Rs 5 lakh crore for investment and plans to develop Punjab as one of the most progressive states in the country. A special meeting with industry representatives was held at Bachat Bahwan here today. Participants were made aware of the upcoming industrial policy in the meet. Their help was also sought in making the policy a success. The meeting was chaired by RK Verma, secretary, Industries and Commerce, Punjab. Addressing the meeting, Verma said Punjab government had sought suggestions from the industry regarding the new industrial policy. He said 180 suggestions were received from the industry representatives. “The government has included 170 suggestions in the policy so as to get support of the industry in its implementation and success,” he added. “The government has taken into ...
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Relief for industry as policy draft promises incentives 23.7.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Cinema hall owner caught stealing power 23.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panipat, July 22 A special team of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) today raided a cinema hall, a shopping complex and the residence of the owner of the buildings here. Superintending Engineer VS Mann got information that the owner of Nawal cinema and Pearl Plaza shopping complex was stealing power in connivance employees of the UHBVN for the past many years. Mann constituted a special team comprises SDOs Ashwani Kaushik and Ashok Sharma. Mann said that the team found that the owner was involved in power theft and 72 KW direct load was found in all three buildings. It was found that cuts were made in wires by bypassing the electricity meters, he said. He said the team found theft of 20 KW at the cinema hall, 14 KW at the residence and 38 KW by 14 offices running in Pearl Plaza. “We are assessing the actual penalty amount, but it could be around Rs 35 lakh,” he said. A case of power theft would be registered against Aakash Garg, owner of the buildings. The power ...
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Ensure prompt power connections: CM 23.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Rohtak, July 22 Chief Minister Manohar Lal today directed officials concerned to ensure prompt supply of electricity connections to consumers. He also told them to ensure that all waterworks get adequate water for supply to residents. He warned them of strict action if anyone was found guilty of a casual approach in this regard. He said solar power systems were the state government’s priority and applications of residents in this regard should be taken seriously. He ordered action against a company for improper installation of a solar panel. Khattar listened to the grievances of people in the presence of the local MLA, Deputy Commissioner and government officers. He directed the Meham SDM to get meat and liquor shops located near a temple in Meham closed. He told officials of the Animal Husbandry Department to get stray cattle as well as pet animals tagged and impose fine on people whose pet animals are found loitering on streets. Khattar ordered an inquiry into the alleged ...
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Lalu Yadav, his family on test with Central agencies closing in on them 23.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Mamata in Delhi tomorrow for Kovind’s oath ceremony 23.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Aldona Cong gheraos electricity official over recurrent outages 23.7.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Aldona Congress block alongwith villagers of Aldona constituency, on Friday, gheraoed assistant engineer of electricity department demanding assurance that the villagers will not face problems of power outage henceforth. A delegation led by North Goa district Congress president Amarnath Panjikar warned that if the villagers continue to face hardships then they ...
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The challenge of living next to China 23.7.2017 Opinion | The Asian Age
The list of countries that are coming within China's strategic orbit appears to be growing.
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Female actresses taking on male roles 23.7.2017
On July 16, when the broadcaster announced that Jodie Whittaker, star of the British crime drama Broadchurch, would become the first female Doctor in Doctor Who, fans couldn"t restrain their surprise. Jodie succeeds the current star, Peter Capaldi, who announced in January that he would leave after the 2017 Christmas Special. We speak to Indian Television writers, producers, directors  and comic book enthusiasts on one popular male fictional character that they would like to cast as female for Indian silver and/or big screen and why. "Deepika has the poise for a superhero" Since 1963, all the doctors from Doctor Who have been played by a man. So, it came as quite a surprise, a pleasant one I dare say, when the producers of the show replaced a man with a woman. Jodie is up for a big challenge and I appreciate how she is challenging the character"s ideals. Closer home, Krrish is an interesting superhero character that could be played Deepika Padukone. I watched Wonder ...
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Merging to gain muscle 23.7.2017 Opinion | The Asian Age
It is not impossible considering that the Narendra Modi government invariable always does what it says.
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The poor shall not dream 23.7.2017 Columns – The Indian Express
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From Kashmir to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu: Tales of two flags 23.7.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
The question of flying more than one flag was raised right from pre-Independence Mysore to Karunanidhi, but political expediency has prevented any real discussion on state flags
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Earlier offenders went scot-free, now they are in jail: Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma 23.7.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
There is zero tolerance towards crime. The coming days will see the result of these efforts. UP will emerge as a state with the lowest crime rate.
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No spin for Harmanpreet: Hussain 23.7.2017 Sports – The Navhind Times
LONDON: On the eve of Sunday’s ICC Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s here against India, former England men’s team skipper Nasser Hussain advised the hosts not to employ spinners against all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, who smacked a 115-ball unbeaten 171 against Australia to help the women-in-blue reach the summit clash. Kaur’s sensational hitting in Thursday’s ...
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Everybody has a voice now and so we have stopped listening: Devdutt Pattanaik 23.7.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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The city that Ahmed built: Which version of Ahmedabad are we prepared to preserve? 23.7.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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ACP cases: Powers shift from DEO to DDO 23.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 22 A training for officials and clerical staff deputed at DDO offices, was held at the DEO office here today, as per which the clerical staff held a session regarding the filling of ACP and confirmation cases for the teachers and employees of the district today. While this is the first time that DDOs (Drawing and Disbursing Officers) have been delegated with the task to address queries and applications regarding ACP cases, these were earlier being sent directly to DEOs. However, a letter released by the education secretary on July 20, handed over the task to DDOs for the first time. The ACP cases are cases wherein the annual increments of education department teachers are cleared by the DEOs. As per the letter released on July 20 —The power to confirm employees has been delegated to DDOs (Drawing and Disbursing Officers). But due to less information among office employees regarding ACP cases and confirmation cases, various questions are being asked from these ...
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Use of treated water in farms a challenge 23.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 22 Though the Local Bodies Department has proposed to provide treated water free of cost from the sewage treatment plant (STP) at Khapar Kheri to farmers for irrigating their fields, the government faces the challenge of convincing farmers who are dependent on submersible tube wells for irrigation. The STP plant was inaugurated yesterday. As the farmers are heavily dependent on the electricity powered submersible tube wells which they use as per their convenience, officials are finding it difficult to persuade farmers to use the treated water. “If we are facing such a problem now when farmers need much water for paddy crop, it will be difficult to the put the water to irrigation use when the demand is less during the harvesting season or wheat cultivation,” said an official of the Soil and Water Conservation Department. Officials say a water channel is required to make use of the treated water. MLA OP Soni, who had inaugurated the plant yesterday, said, it would help ...
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Internal wiring to blame: PSPCL 23.7.2017 The Tribune
Jalandhar, July 22 Denying reports that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) had disconnected the hotline at the Civil Hospital for the past one year, Parminder Singh, Deputy Chief Engineer, Operation Circulation, PSPCL, today said that instead the fault lies at the end of the hospital as it had failed to check the internal wiring in the building. Singh said, “The hospital has been getting independent power supply flawlessly from the hotline.” Each time there were reports that patients and doctors were suffering due to disrupted power supply, it was stated that the PSPCL had disconnected the hotline. But the fact is that with no concrete step taken by the hospital authorities to solve the problem, the patients had been bearing it for the past one year. The issue had even been taken to the District Commissioner (DC) Varinder K Sharma, who instructed the authorities to solve the problem at the earliest. The DC said he had instructed the authorities to consult an engineer and solve the problem at ...
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