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Mumbai Diary: Sunday Dossier 17.12.2017 news
Googly Woogly WookSH Actors Sikander Kher and Harshwardhan Kapoor share an affectionate moment at the launch of a menswear studio in Juhu. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar There's a kind of flush in Perth The ongoing Perth Test match contested between England and Australia will be the last Ashes game at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) ground. The new Optus Stadium will be used for next month's one-day international involving the same association. There's more than a month for the January 28 international but guess what was checked thoroughly the other day – the sewage capacity of the stadium's toilets. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, "Staff this week spread out and conducted a ceremonial, simultaneous flushing of all the stadium's toilets." All doubts were flushed out! Focus on the female gaze Last year, Danish photographer Sarah Hoilund created ripples with her international travelling exhibition, Photographing the Female, that aimed to showcase the diverse experience of being a woman. On ...
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'Sevanasparsam' settles 84 complaints in Kuttanad 17.12.2017
Alappuzha: Sevanasparsam, the grievance-redressal programme held at the rice research station, Mankombu, settled  84 complaints out of 490 in Kuttanad taluk on Saturday. District collector T.V. Anupama, who initiated the programme,  asked the principal agriculture officer to take steps for resuming the farming at Kallambally paddy polders over a complaint registered by the headmistress of  government LPS, Nadubhagom.   "Since the paddy land had turned barren, the thickets had made the students" travel to the school difficult," the complaint said. A group of kids and parents from Manalodi Thuruth of Kainakary sought the  collector"s support to repair a road to their school.  The village officer was asked to  maintain the road. A person from Kainakari north complained  that he had not received his  land documents though he had paid  back a 25-year-old loan.  The tahsildar was entrusted to resolve the issue. The collector ...
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Kozhikode in need of sewage plant 17.12.2017
KOZHIKODE: If the city fails to act in tune with several court orders and directions from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on setting up a Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (STP), the water bodies in and around the city will continue to be polluted with septic tank waste, according to environmental and developmental activists. The septic tanks of the city when got filled have been pumped out into tankers, which has been later drained out to water bodies and isolated spots.  The drinking water sources and drinking water from Kerala Water Authority supply network have high coliform bacteria presence. It is to be recalled that the South Zone bench of the National Green Tribunal, Chennai had stayed the construction of the sewage treatment plant in 18.5 acres land at Kottooli. The state government had also withdrawn permission for the plant as the Wetland Protection Committee approa-ched High Court in 2013.  Later there were attempts to relocate the STP to the 2.6 acre land of Kerala Water ...
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DNA-OUT OF PRINT Short Fiction Content 2017 – 8th Runner-up 17.12.2017 DNA: Bangalore
DNA-OUT OF PRINT Short Fiction Content 2017 – 8th Runner-up
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Nellore: Average groundwater level on the decline 17.12.2017
Nellore: Average groundwater levels in SPSR Nellore district have been gradually dropping following excessive tapping of the resource  for various utilities including drinking, agriculture and aquaculture apart from industrial use. The situation is such that the water levels have dropped to 8.49 metres from 5.74 metres five years back in the district. Though the levels improved considerably in November and December 2015 because of heavy rains, they came down to 10.88 metres by July 2017. According to groundwater officials, over exploitation of water was recorded in 14 villages and the situation is critical in 48 villages and semi critical in 109 habitations of the district as per the latest findings. Worst hit is Manubolu mandal with water availability at 22.5 metres followed by 19.4 metres at Seetharamapuram and Varikuntapadu mandals. Incidentally, Seetharamapuram is notorious for acute shortage for water whether it is for drinking or for irrigation for decades. Even when the district recorded good ...
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Washing facility remains closed 17.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Sellur K. Raju inaugurated it four months ago
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Adrift and rudderless in Kanniyakumari 17.12.2017 Hindu: Chennai
The trail of devastation that Ockhi left in Kanniyakumari district has been unprecedented. While the district will take a while to get back to normalcy, it is the fishing community that seems to be the worst hit, losing near and dear and breadwinners, as well as the tools of its trade — the boats and the nets.
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Chandigarh-born Param Uppal to bat for Australia in ICC U-19 World Cup 17.12.2017 Cricket – The Indian Express
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Chandigarh-born Param to bat for Australia in ICC U-19 World Cup 17.12.2017 Sports – The Indian Express
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Admn launches helpline No. against illegal sand mining 17.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 16 Unabated illegal sand mining has caused headache for the Mining Department and the District Administration. They are calling upon public to register their complaints on web a portal. The Deputy Commissioner, KS Sangha, said, a helpline number 94638-19838 was launched in the city to register complaints against illegal sand mining and the same complaints can be registered at the portal. He informed that officers of drainage, forest, panchayat and pollution control board departments have been authorised to register the FIRs against the illegal mining of minor minerals. He said teams of officials, drawn from different departments, including, irrigation, drainage, forest and mining was formed under the concerned SDMs to jointly hold meeting and carry out raids to check illegal mining of minor minerals. The team monthly meets and jointly carries out raids against illegal mining. He said a strict action was invariably taken whenever illegal mining was detected. ...
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Deaths most foul: What sanitation workers go through in Punjab 17.12.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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How green was my village 16.12.2017 The Shillong Times
Olivia Lyngdoh Mawlong, who spent her childhood in Lawsohtun and witnessed the transformation of the village, recollects the days of flourishing organic farming and reports on the plight of farmers now Once known for its organic vegetables, Lawsohtun is now grappling with the hazards of fast urbanisation. The acres of greenery and vegetation have dwindled […]
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Eleven people from two families rescued from bonded labour in city 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Eleven people from two families from Krishnagiri were rescued by the Bengaluru Urban District Administration’s South Sub-Division and the Labour Department on Friday from a rock in Jigani. According t...
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L-G inspects Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin dargah 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Government agencies asked to ensure proper cleanliness
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Telangana: Lambadas allege attack was planned, ‘Like animals on rampage’ 16.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Water released for rabi crops in Srikakulam 16.12.2017 BusinessLine - Indira Balaji
Historic occasion, says Collector; promises water to 5 lakh acres from next rabi
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Kinfra starts pipeline project amid protests 16.12.2017 Hindu: National
Govt to release 20 mld from Malampuzha for industrial use
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What Surat can teach other cities about public health 16.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
Once infamous for its filth and the plague outbreak, Surat has now become a leader in sanitation and public health
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Making up for lost time on Kaleshwaram work 16.12.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Additional men and machinery being deployed to lift 1 TMC ft water for SRSP
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'River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future' review: Against the flow 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
On cleaning up the polluted Ganga and its complications
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