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Bali volcano eruption fears spark exodus of over 35K 25.9.2017 dailypioneer3972
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Sukhna water level reaches highest point 25.9.2017 The Tribune

Chandigarh, September 24

The last two days’ rain has brough the water level in the Sukhna to 1162 feet, its highest level. The city has witnessed 104 mm of rainfall in the past two days. The water level in the lake had reached 1161.70 ft on August 24. Officials said the present level was just one feet from the danger mark.

It was in 2008 when flood gates of the lake were opened after the water level crossed the 1163 mark. GS Dhillon, former Chief Engineer-cum-Director, Irrigation and Power Research Institute, Amritsar, said sign was good for the lake. He said the water was also coming to the lake in good quantity from the upper reaches of the Himalaya.

The Sukhna has been facing a shortage of water for many years. Experts say with the water level reaching the highest level, the lake would not dry in next three years. — TNS

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21-hr power cut in Sectors 27, 28 25.9.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 24 

Hundred of the residents of Sector 27 and 28 faced 21-hour power cut after a snag developed in the 66-KV grid in Sector 26.

Residents said despite making several calls to the complaint centre, the power supply was not restored for hours.

A senior citizen of  Sector 27  C  said the electricity went off at midnight yesterday. He said he complaint several times to the centre , but never got a satisfactory reply. 

Deepak Bansal, Executive Engineer, Electricity Department said the snag occurred in the grid maintained by the BBMB. He said the supply had resumed in some parts of the affected sectors by evening. 

A residents of Sector 27 said the water supply was also disrupted in the evening due to the outage. Rajneesh, a resident of Sector 28, said he was unable to contact the complaint centre as the phone remained busy.

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Answer lies in Ambedkarism 25.9.2017
Thiruvananthapuram: Former Gujarat DGP R.B. Sreekumar, in an open letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, has called upon the State Government to use 'Ambedkarism' as the tool to design projects and programmes for the disenfranchised. The proposed schemes, he said, should achieve the standards set by Ambedkar in his various writings and speeches, like 'Annihilation of Caste', 'Buddha and his Dharma', 'Rise and fall of Hindu Women', 'Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah', 'States and minorities', 'Who were the Shudras', 'Riddles of Hinduism', 'Untouchables', and 'Speeches in the Constituent Assembly'. Mr Sreekumar wants the Chief Minister to employ Ambedkar's principles to usher in radical changes in three areas: education, removal of scavenging, and Hindu priesthood. Here are excerpts from his letter. Ambedkarism in educational syllabi "Quintessential ideals of Ambedkarism should be incorporated in the curriculum of all ...
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Ashok inaugurates drinking water scheme 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
Union Minister for Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated a protected drinking water supply scheme at Dokisila in Parvatipuram mandal on Sunday. The scheme was executed at a cost of ₹33 cr...
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City faces acute drinking water deficit 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, September 22 With the much-hyped Rs 886-crore Chenab water diversion project still in limbo and the increasing population putting huge pressure on the drinking water sources, Jammu is facing a shortfall of whooping 15 million gallons daily (MGD). As per the latest data of water requirement in Jammu city, only 50 MGD is being generated from the available resources while the need is 65.10 MGD. Jammu district is home to 15 lakh people and caters to a huge floating population, mostly pilgrims. The core city area (Jammu city) has a population of 7.5 lakh. Senior officials of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department have expressed inability to meet the water needs of the rising population in Jammu and sought immediate government intervention to tide away the incoming crisis as drought and pollution are leaving the Tawi and underground aquifers overstressed. A senior official said the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, which had to fund the project, was not ...
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Tributes paid to Hari Singh 25.9.2017 The Tribune
MHAC School celebrated the birth anniversary of the erstwhile Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh on Friday. More than 100 students and teachers from Samaj Kalyan Kendra and Ram Chander Memorial Trust School were invited to take part in the celebrations. Principal Sween Puri and dignitaries garlanded the statue and paid tributes. tns NSS Day celebrated The NSS Day was celebrated at Government Degree College, Akhnoor. Anuradha from J&K State Pollution Control Board, was the chief guest. Principal Dr Anil Gupta apprised the NSS volunteers of the necessity of social work. Anuradha talked about source waste management and also demonstrated how to segregate the waste management and its purification and composing, which would lead to the purification of the environment. tns Freshers’ party A freshers’ party was organised to welcome the new entrants at Dogra Degree College, Bari Brahmana. The programme began with the lighting of the traditional lamp. A cultural programme was presented by students. Samar Dev Singh ...
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Mineral fund in plenty, but no plans to spend it 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, September 24 The Himachal Pradesh District Mineral Foundation Fund is replete with money, but not with plans to execute developmental works in the areas affected by the mining. In Solan district, which has major cement plants, Rs 28 crore has been collected, while Rs 10 lakh is pending from stones crushers. In Sirmaur district, Rs 35 lakh has been collected and the figure will touch Rs 1 crore once all 14 functional stone crushers and other units contribute their share. This fund is supposed to be collected by the Mining Wing of the Industries Department. Solan Assistant Geologist Sarit Chandra said though Rs 28 crore had been collected in the fund so far, no work had been initiated to utilise it for the welfare of people affected by mining activities. This fund, which was set up in June this year, has the mandate to collect 10 per cent of the royalty paid to the state government in case of minor minerals. The users of major minerals like the cement plants are supposed to pay ...
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Apartments not the major polluter of Bellandur lake, govt. tells NGT 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
‘While 480 MLD of sewage was entering the lake daily, contribution from apartments was 66.87 MLD’
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KWA’s failure to prevent pipe bursts irks residents 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
No dedicated workforce to address emergency complaints
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Telangana, Andhra Pradesh vie for Srisailam water 25.9.2017
Hyderabad: The sharing of water from the Srisailam dam between TS and AP could be problematic due to the maintainance of water levels.  There is no problem in releasing water to downstream Nagarjunasgar from where Telangana state can draw drinking water for Hyderabad city, Khammam and Nalgonda districts and Andhra Pradesh for Guntur and Prakasam districts till the level at Srisailam is above 854 feet. AP will not be able to draw water below that level to supply to Kurnool, Anantapur and Kadapa districts and Chennai til the next monsoon. "We have to maintain the Srisailam water level above 854 ft level.  "The Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) has given only 5 tmc ft for Pothireddypadu canal, and that will be exhausted by Monday," said Srisailam dam chief engineer Narayana Reddy.  Narayan Reddy said he had already placed an indent for another 5 tmc ft with the KRMB. If the 854 ft level has to be maintained at Srisailam, Nagarjunasagar from where TS takes its ...
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Colonies sans basic facilities 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 24 The Municipal Corporation (MC) charges a requisite fee to approve the building plan in colonies, approved by the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA), on the outskirts of the city, but it takes a back seat when it comes to providing them basic facilities. Private colonisers have developed a large number of residential colonies on the outskirts of the city in a couple of years. Following the recommendation of the government, the colonisers provide the basic facilities, such as parks, water supply, recommended size of roads and streets, street lights and security in their colonies. PUDA officials visit the colonies and then approve it. As per the rules, the MC takes over the colonies from the Punjab Urban Development Authority and plot owners have to pass the building plan from the town planning wing of the MC. The Local Bodies Department collects fee for approving the building plan and also charges refundable security fee for installing the rain harvesting ...
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A sketchy roadmap 25.9.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Deadline for water and sewerage project extended till February 25.9.2017 The Tribune
Bathinda, September 24 The deadline of the Rs 288 crore water supply and sewerage project being executed by the Triveni company has been extended to February. The earlier deadline of the project was December but due to slow pace, the company has been able to complete only 27 per cent work so far. So now, it is not possible to complete the remaining work in three months. The company has prepared a priority list of works, which are to be completed under the project and efforts would be intensified in the coming days. The company’s priority is to complete the mainline work at Adarsh Nagar to Chandbhan and construction of STP at Adarsh Nagar, Dabwali road, water treatment plant and water storage tank at Growth Centre and 12.5 km long pipe from Bathinda to Shergarh along the sullage carrier. As per Triveni officials, they have been given work front of Rs 74 crore by the Sewerage Board so far, of which they had already completed Rs 45 crore work. Triveni has been given payment of around Rs 40 crore by the ...
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Inflows recede; Andhra Pradesh, Telangana in a bind 25.9.2017
Hyderabad: Inflows into Srisailam have started receding and with the monsoon withdrawal date of October 15 approaching, it is increasingly clear that Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh will not have water from the dam for irrigation. With no water till the next monsoon, 30 lakh acres of crop land will go without assured irrigation from the Krishna river, which could affect production of food grains. The Srisailam dam had 160 tmc ft of water on Sunday, and this will be used only for drinking purposes. "We had estimated water availability based on hope, but the real picture will be available when the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) meets on October 15," said Srisailam dam chief engineer C. Narayana Reddy.  Mr Sridhar Deshpande, officer on special duty at the Telngana state irrigation ministry, echoed the same sentiment, saying, "There is no water for irrigation using Krishna waters. Strict discipline should be ensured to reserve the entire storage for drinking ...
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A place called home 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A native of The Netherlands, Martijn Rauwers and his wife Jasmin Beverwijk moved to Bengaluru with their children - Simon and Lisa - a year and a half ago. It was at Jasmin's instance that the family came here and now they are more than happy to call Bengaluru their second home. The family lived in Arnhem, a small town close to the border of Germany. Martijn met Jasmine at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Martijn works for a startup that specialises in sustainable business models for healthy cities, food supply chains, waste, energy and water infrastructure back home but is currently on a break. Jasmin was born in Mymensingh, Bangladesh, but doesn't remember anything of her life in that country. "I was brought to an orphanage in Dhaka, when there was famine and chaos there, Bangladesh had just become independent of Pakistan. When I was about two years old I was adopted by a Dutch couple who I consider as my natural parents," says Jasmine, who has lived and travelled across the world. Jasmine had ...
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President Kovind visits Kedarnath, Badrinath; prays for India's prosperity and well-being 24.9.2017 DNA: Top News
President Ramnath Kovind along with family paid obeisance at the famous Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Uttarakhand today and prayed for the country's prosperity and well being. Accompanied by Governor K K Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, the president along with his wife Savita and other family members arrived at Kedarnath in a MI- 17 at around 8 AM. After getting down at the helipad located behind the high altitude temple amid overcast conditions, the president and his family members took a round of the newly built Kedarpuri in all terrain vehicles to have a look at the reconstruction work. The shrine had witnessed massive devastation in the June 2013 flash floods. After taking a round of Kedarpuri, Kovind and his family worshipped Baba Kedarnath, one of the 12 'jyotirlingas' in the country. He spent around 20 minutes inside the sanctum sanctorum of the famed temple performing 'rudrabhishek' of Lord Shiva. Traditional delicacies of Uttarakhand were offered to the president as 'prasad', ...
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Sathanur dam nearing brim, water to be released from today 24.9.2017 Hindu: News
It will help recharge wells located near Thenpennai river in Villupuram district
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‘Focus is on linking Godavari and Penna’ 24.9.2017 Hindu: News
The State government is focussing on linking the Godavari with the Penna to provide water to Rayalaseema districts on a permanent basis, Minister for Water Resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said...
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Cairn blast cracks walls of Barmer village homes 24.9.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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